ABC is outwardly so dedicated to touting liberal icons, that they may promote a competitor’s documentary if it’s about their mutual hero. On Good Morning America, February 9, anchor George Stephanopoulos and Nightline co-host JuJu Chang gushed over Netflix’s new documentary on feminist legal professional Gloria Allred, which was launched immediately, saying they “can’t wait” to look at it, earlier than sharing their very own interview with the notorious legal professional.
While Stephanopoulos referred to as Allred “controversial” main into Chang’s interview, that was the harshest take the community took on the extremely-maligned media determine. Chang opened by touting how “the media savvy powerhouse” used her private experiences with sexual assault to gas her “pain and anger” in taking up “powerful men,” like Bill Cosby and President Trump, in “her lifelong crusade for women’s rights.”
To Allred she gushed, “[y]ou were voted most persistent in High School?” including there have been “no higher phrases to explain firebrand legal professional Gloria Allred.” Chang adopted up by asking Allred what it meant to be a feminist. Allred claimed that in case you weren’t a feminist, you have been “a bigot,” and her liberal reply didn’t get any pushback from Chang.
Instead, Chang quoted one other liberal feminist, Gloria Steinem, saying that Allred had allowed her personal “personal pain and struggle” as a “roadmap for her own life’s work.”
“There’s a great quote from Gloria Steinem where she says, the final stages of healing are when you can take your pain and help others,” Chang praised.
Showing footage of Allred’s outbursts on tv and in press conferences over time, GMA ended its fawning section with extra raptures.
“After all these many years of preventing, at 76 she’s nonetheless relentless!” Chang grinned.
Stephanopoulos agreed, gushing, “This has been such a lifelong mission for her!”
The Nightline host agreed, calling Allred “a crusader in every sector,” earlier than the pair raved that they “couldn’t wait” to see the brand new Netflix particular.
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Good Morning America
GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I am right here with Juju Chang from “Nightline” and Gloria Allred, she’s in fact the controversial girls’s rights legal professional, represented Bill Cosby, represented the accusers of Bill Cosby and represented the accusers of President Trump and now’s the topic of a brand new Netflix documentary and, Juju, she spoke with you about how her private experiences have formed her profession.
JUJU CHANGE: Absolutely. She stated she’d slightly discuss her purchasers however shared some very painful traumas really. Memories of being raped at gunpoint and feeling totally powerless. But she says she’s realized to take that ache and anger and switch it right into a lifetime of social motion most famously on behalf of different girls, accusing generally the very wealthy, very highly effective males, of sexual assault.
GLORIA ALLRED: Women depend upon me to be sturdy.
CHANG: She’s among the many most well-known legal professionals in America. A media savvy powerhouse identified for taking up excessive-profile sexual misconduct circumstances and her lifelong campaign for girls’s rights.
ALLRED: I feel secretly you envy girls and also you concern them!
CHANG: You have been voted most persistent in highschool.
ALLRED: I used to be.
CHANG: Perhaps no higher phrases to explain firebrand legal professional Gloria Allred. Talk to me a few type of the larger query of what it means to be a feminist.
ALLRED: A feminist is just an individual who believes in authorized, social, political and financial equality for girls with males. So, all of us must be feminists as a result of for me the other of a feminist is a bigot.
CHANG: In “Seeing Allred,” the brand new Netflix documentary, we see her utilizing her dogged in your face type to tackle deadbeat dads.
ALLRED: Not paying youngster help.
CHANG: O.J. Simpson. Bill Cosby.
ALLRED: We should know if Mr. Cosby is a sexual predator.
CHANG: She represents 33 of his accusers in addition to some who accuse President Trump of sexual misconduct. Every press convention she calls, packed.
CHANG: A number of your critics say, oh, she’s so theatrical. She is on the lookout for the highlight. She’s a media hog. How do you reply.
ALLRED: I do imagine that girls should have a voice within the courtroom of public opinion and I am devoted to serving to girls be capable of have that voice. So I make no apologies about that by any means as a result of with no voice, they may by no means ever be capable of win their rights.
ALLRED: We have a mind and uterus and so they each work.
CHANG: She used her personal painful life experiences as a single mom and a survivor of rape and trauma as a street map for her personal life’s work.
CHANG: There’s a terrific quote from Gloria Steinem the place she says, the ultimate levels of therapeutic are when you’ll be able to take your ache and assist others.
ALLRED: Instead of being caught within the ache attributable to the injustice inflicted on you, take that rage and use it as a supply of vitality to propel you ahead to constructive change.
CHANG: What was your response to the #MeToo motion when it began effervescent in the best way that it did so dramatically.
ALLRED: We see that girls are not keen to undergo in silence and there are numerous folks contacting me about what authorized motion they will take.
CHANG: Is your inbox flooded.?
ALLRED: I can guarantee you that I am being contacted by many victims who’re making allegations in opposition to highly effective males whose names haven’t but been within the information. Women are actually in energy and they’ll by no means be silent once more.
CHANG: After all these many years of preventing, at 76 she’s nonetheless relentless. One of her favourite sayings is, ‘We’ve solely simply begun.’
STEPHANOPOULOS: This has been such a lifelong mission for her.
CHANG: Absolutely. A crusader in each sector.
STEPHANOPOULOS: Can’t wait to see the documentary. Seeing Allred begins streaming on Netflix immediately.