Face Forward Domestic Violence Benefit



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Gloria Allred 


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Gloria Allred Attends Face Forward Domestic Violence Benefit with Shantel Jackson Sept. 13; Same Night as Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Fight After He Allegedly Said:  “People too hard on Ray Rice”  

Face Forward Foundation To Present Gloria Allred Award for Trailblazing Work on Behalf of Women 


LOS ANGELES – (September 10, 2014) – Face Forward Foundation will present Attorney Gloria Allred with the esteemed “Voice Award”, honoring her commitment to women’s rights and her continued efforts to combat domestic violence this Saturday evening, September 13th 2014. Allred will be attending the event with her client Shantel Jackson, Floyd Mayweather’s former fiancée, on the same night as his fight in Las Vegas against Marcos Maidana.  Ms. Allred is representing Ms. Jackson in her lawsuit against Mayweather which alleges that he assaulted her during their relationship.   Ms. Allred and Ms. Jackson will be walking the red carpet together at the event between 7:00pm and 8:00pm.


Who: Face Forward Founders Deborah Alessi and Dr. David Alessi, with confirmed attendance by Lana Parrilla (Once Upon a Time), Shantel Jackson, Erik Valdez (Graceland), Sugar Shane Mosley, Josh Levi, Adam Korson, Finola Hughes, Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie), Missi Pyle (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) and many more, including a live performance by Grammy winning singer Estelle.


What: Face Forward is hosting their most important fundraising and awareness event of the year, in hopes of raising over $500,000 to support those physically affected by domestic violence. Founded in 2007, Face Forward works with advocates around the nation to identify victims of domestic violence who are working towards recovery yet carry the physical evidence of past abuse. This high-profile event will feature a silent auction and honorary awards ceremony dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this growing epidemic. Tickets can be purchased at:



When: Saturday, September 13 2014



Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles

506 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071




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Juliette Harris








Allred is a founding partner of the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G). Her firm handles more women’s rights cases than any other private law firm in the nation and has won hundreds of millions of dollars for victims. AM&G is best known for its work on behalf of victims in civil rights, sexual harassment, child sexual abuse, domestic violence and rape cases. Over the course of her 38-year legal career, Gloria Allred has won countless honors for her pioneering legal work on behalf of women’s rights.  In 1986 Ms. Allred won the President’s Award for Outstanding Volunteerism.  President Ronald Reagan presented it to her at the White House.   For many years she has been voted by her peers as one of the best lawyers in America and she also received the President’s Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. In 1998, the Los Angeles Business Journal named her “One of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Los Angeles Law”.  In 2000, The Daily Journal named her “One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California”.  In January 2014 The National Trial Lawyers honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award for her trailblazing and pioneering role in combating injustices and winning new rights especially for women and minorities. Gloria is also a three-time Emmy nominee for her commentaries on KABC television in Los Angeles. Her nationally syndicated television show “We the People, with Gloria Allred” was also nominated in 2012 for a Daytime Emmy Award.  Ms. Allred is also the author of “Fight Back and Win, My Thirty-Year Fight Against Injustice- And How You Can Win Your Own Battles”. Recently, President Obama introduced Ms. Allred as “one of the best attorneys in the country”.

About Face Forward:

Face Forward’s mission is to provide physical and emotional reconstruction for women and children who have been victimized by domestic or gang related violence. Face Forward vows that all individuals who cannot afford the fees associated with proper internal and external care will be treated pro-bono. Face Forward works with community leaders around the nation to identify victims of violence who are legitimately working toward recovery and who carry the physical evidence of past abuse. We are able to provide our services to individuals who are committed to their recovery by partnering with local community centers, which offer complementary relief: housing, counseling, job searches, and legal assistance. Face Forward is a non-profit organization, a 501(c)(3) registered in the State of California with better than 90% of all donations are directed toward victim treatment and recovery. We are one humble part of the recovery puzzle; however, the immediate results of our healing efforts provide individuals with the confidence to literally put their best Face Forward once again.


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