Allred: Prosecutors Violated Privacy Of Irvin’s Accuser

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Attorney Gloria Allred blasted Florida prosecutors saying they violated the privacy of her client, who accused Michael Irvin of sexual assault.

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SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 27: Attorney Gloria Allred, representing Judy Huth, speaks during a trial setting conference of a civil suit against Bill Cosby at the Santa Monica Courthouse on June 27, 2017 in Santa Monica, California. Huth is alleging she was a victim of child sexual abuse when she suffered sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby at the Playboy Mansion at the age of 15. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Allred told a Fort Lauderdale press conference Wednesday the statement issued by Broward County prosecutors last week when they decided not to charge Irvin was “irresponsible.” She’s angry the statement included details of Erica Berg’s prescription and illicit drug use.

The Associated Press does not usually name alleged victims of sexual assault but Allred said the 27-year-old was going public to “protect future victims.”

Berg accused Irvin of assaulting her last March at a Fort Lauderdale hotel. Prosecutors said there was insufficient evidence to charge Irvin.

Prosecution spokesman Ron Ishoy said the office has to explain fully its decisions not to charge or be accused of not having valid reasons.

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