Last night feminist lawyer Gloria Allred was “roasted” by the Friars Club at their midtown Manhattan headquarters.
For her trouble, the Friars– who are in financial peril, closing for a month this summer, and losing members rapidly– gave Gloria a check for $15,000. It was made out to the Womens Equal Rights Legal Defense Fund, a 501 c 3 registered to Allred.
She must have been happy to get the money. The Fund hasn’t filed a federal tax return since 2014. Net assets listed at the end of 2014 were $27, 142. Currently, GuideStar has them listed as having no assets.
GuideStar may want to look into this since they de-list charities and foundations that don’t file tax returns after 3 missed years.
Who went to the roast? A report in BroadwayWorld.com this morning written by a Friars member names: Joanna Cassidy, Lainie Kazan, and Cat Greenleaf. Fran Drescher was the roast master.
Branigan, a great singer, died in 2004. I’m glad to see she’s still getting out.
In other news, Abe Vigoda was out of town.