A high-profile attorney claimed victory following the settlement of a lawsuit against Cobb County related to her attempt to attend a comedy show featuring Bill Cosby, according to a statement released Thursday.
Gloria Allred held a news conference in Atlanta Thursday afternoon to discuss the settlement agreement in a lawsuit she filed after she and some other protestors were banned from Cosby’s “Far From Finished” Comedy Show in 2015.
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In May 2015, Allred, who represents 33 people who have accused Cosby of wrongdoing, said she protested Cosby’s appearance in the comedy show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. After the protest, Allred and other protesters tried to attend the show, but were turned away. According to Allred, Cobb County police said her name was on a “security watch list” and, despite her having a ticket, she would not be allowed inside.
Allred said police also threatened to arrest her if she did not leave the property. In her lawsuit, Allred claimed she found evidence that a representative of Cosby was communicating with police about people Cosby’s representative described as “agitators”.
She sued the county on the grounds that her right to freedom of speech was violated.