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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.

 

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