Lawyer Gloria Allred Will be the 7th Woman Roasted by Century-Old Friars Club - The Jewish Voice

Billy Crystal | 2018-05-16 07:47

On April 27, was the last time Allred was reportedly seen at the clubhouse on East 55th Street. The Daily News reports, "The events leading up to the roast was a comedy of errors for the esteemed venue. Initially, the club was in talks to roast movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. That was called off after dozens of women came forward to charge him of sexual assault. In his place, they decided to roast Kiss rocker Gene Simmons. That too was nixed following claims of sexual misconduct against him."In a statement, Allred said, "I am thrilled to be roasted by the Friars Club and I’m honored to take part in their oldest tradition … the Roast. As the first woman to ever attend the previously all male Friars Club stag roast, I know these Roasts can get pretty rough, but I can take it, and anyone who knows me knows I can give it back. It’s all in good fun and for a good cause. I am especially excited that the event falls on the 30th anniversary of the New York Friars accepting women members."By Rebecca Gold.