Gloria Allred Slammed as ‘Ambulance Chaser’ for Bill Cosby Press Conference

Attorney for dozens of Cosby accusers is blasted on social media for “grandstanding”

Bill Cosby made his first court appearance Wednesday on a felony sexual assault charge, and attorney Gloria Allred got her own trial on social media as a result.

Cosby was arraigned in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in the case stemming from an incident 12 years ago.

Moments after the comedian posted $1 million bail, Allred held a press conference at her Los Angeles office comparing the comedian’s arrest to a Christmas morning gift.

“For many of my 29 clients who allege that they are victims of Bill Cosby, seeing him criminally charged and having to face a trial is the best Christmas present they have ever received,” Allred said of the women she represents in civil complaints against the entertainer.

LOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 30: Attorney Gloria Allred speaks during a press conference in response to the felony sexual assault charges levied against comedian Bill Cosby stemming from an alleged January 2004 assault of Temple University employee Andrea Constand at Cosby's Pennsylvania home December 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Allred represents 29 alleged sexual assault victims of Bill Cosby. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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Social media users were quick to react and accused Allred of “grandstanding,” as she held up a copy of Cosby’s arrest record in her manicured hands.

“Gloria Allred posing with a poster size copy of Cosby’s arrest warrant. Ugh,” wrote one Twitter user.

“Does Gloria Allred’s fee include the smirk — or is that extra?” asked another.

Allred trended on Twitter throughout Wednesday afternoon, and the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. Some of the tweets even slammed the celebrity attorney as an opportunist with little sympathy for rape victims.

“Gloria Allred is a bottom feeding ambulance chaser, she is an advocate for her bank balance, not rape victims,” wrote one critic.

Read a smattering of Allred jabs below: