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Fargo family of killing, baby kidnapping victim retains lawyer who represented accusers of Trump, Cosby

Lawyer Gloria Allred holds a news conference with Robin, 59, a new client claiming Roman Polanski sexually victimized her in 1973, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. August 15, 2017. REUTERS/Kyle Grillot

FARGO — The family of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind has retained high-profile California attorney Gloria Allred as its legal counsel and to deal with media requests.

The announcement that Allred had been retained was made on the Facebook page of LaFontaine-Greywind's family. Allred later confirmed that she had been retained but declined to comment.

The Facebook post stated: "Any requests for appearances, interviews, statements, etc., should now be coordinated through Ms. Allred's office. Please continue to respect the family's privacy."

Among the clients Allred has represented are at least 28 women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct.

She also represents three women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual misconduct, which Trump has denied.

In 1995, Allred represented Nicole Brown Simpson's family during the trial of O.J. Simpson for murder.

Allred also represented actress Hunter Tylo after producer Aaron Spelling fired Tylo from the television show "Melrose Place" because she was pregnant. A jury awarded Tylo $4.8 million.

LaFontaine-Greywind, 22, disappeared on Aug. 19 while eight months pregnant after going upstairs in her north Fargo apartment building to help a neighbor with a sewing project. Her body was found eight days later in the Red River. Police said her death was caused by "homicidal violence."

The neighbor LaFontaine-Greywind went to help, Brooke Crews, and Crews' live-in boyfriend, William Hoehn, have been charged in connection with her killing and the kidnapping of her baby, which was found alive and healthy in Crews and Hoehn's apartment. Both suspects have entered not guilty pleas and are being held at the Cass County Jail.

Dave Olson
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