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Allred Already Playing Race Card Over Paris

6/11/2007 5:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gloria Allred, Paris HiltonUsing "young, white, rich" Paris Hilton for contrast, attorney Gloria Allred is going after the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. on behalf of a 51-year-old African American veteran (a double amputee as a result of active duty), who was allegedly treated like crap during her stint in L.A. County Jail earlier this year.

In a press conference held just moments ago, Pamela Richardson, Army Specialist 6, said she was denied serious medical attention during her March 2007 stay in the Century Regional Detention Center -- "a direct contrast to Paris Hilton." As a result, Richardson claims that a hernia she believes developed while in custody went untreated, plus she was denied her cancer medication, and worst of all -- she claims to have been verbally bashed and humiliated by being forced to crawl around the facility without the use of her prosthetic leg. Richardson was arrested (for what Allred won't disclose), held at the Lynwood facility and then released. Charges were never filed against her.

"She's treated like a queen compared to what I got," Richardson said of Hilton. Allred added, "When Paris was remanded to jail, she cried out, 'It's not right.' We say, about the shocking discriminatory treatment of Pamela -- it's not right."

They're seeking more than a million dollars in damages.

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Tracy    

She deserves the million!

2601 days ago
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no more celeb moms    

Good for her, and the Hiltons should have to pay the judgement.

2601 days ago
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Gabriel    

Here we go again. She and Sharpton should get a room and call it a day.

2601 days ago
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John    

Scum sucking lawyers will sink to any level.

2601 days ago
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mickey    

disgusting... i'm not saying that his girl was treated unfairly, she may very well have been, time will tell that, but now to use Paris for publicity & comparison - just f**en disgusting - her going to jail is making people money, it's gross....

2601 days ago
6.

kim suck    

Sue those Bastards!

2601 days ago
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BigBabyJesusDirtDog2QuartersHOVA    

So when Paris Hilton says that her conditions are hard Harvey Levin says she's right, but when Ms Richardson says it Harvey Hilt... uh Levin says it's playing the race card. Hmmmm

2601 days ago
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Hottie n OC    

Well, they are giving Paris 'special tretment' . . . . . .

2601 days ago
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Don Zarzana    

Good for Gloria, she is a publicity hound, but the L.A. Sheriffs dept does play favorites.

2601 days ago
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Bahama Mama    

Who cares about Gloria Allred! We want Opri!!! She would kick down Lee Baca's door and wipe the floor with him! and charge for it... maybe an arm and a leg! lol Allfred looks like a zombie in that photo!

2601 days ago
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Paula    

what unbiased reporting from tmz!

not!

2601 days ago
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Crd    

this is funny

the only reason paris hilton screamed out was because they wouldn't let her hug her mom - she screamed out "its not right mom mom mom" because they wouldnt let her talk to her - like they had previously in court

2601 days ago
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lissabell    

I honestly don't believe it should stop there. I think all prisoners need to cry out with the unfair treatment. Why should Paris get special treatment? I don't care what color you are, the race card needs to be played against Paris (did I say that right?). People need to start suing over the unfair treatment. In this particular case, if it is true, then she deserves every single penny, that is ruthless treatment.

2601 days ago
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omg    

theres goes his payoff money!!

oh wait, its the taxpayers money, AGAIN!!

ugh, im disgusted at paris

2601 days ago
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Snarksnarksnark    

Just file the papers and shut up, Gloria.

Save your bombastic tirade for the judge or jury.

2601 days ago
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