Public Appearances | Dan Abrams - Part 2

Dan Comments on ‘Dora the Explorer’ Actress in Vaping Lawsuit

April 20, 2016

Dan appeared on Good Morning America, April 13th to discuss 15-year-old Fatima Ptacek, the voice behind Dora, who is now named in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan civil court. The AP reports that the case, brought by Nadia Leonelli and Fredrik Sundwall, alleges that Ptacek encouraged their 14-year-old daughter last December to join her in using a vaping pen to in a bathroom at a private New York school. “The parents are basically saying the school violated its own rules and it’s so unfair they should be forced to readmit their daughter,” Dan commented. Dan added, “’I was discriminated against because I’m not a celebrity’ is a very difficult legal argument to make.” Watch the full segment here.

Dan on Replacing Justice Scalia on Supreme Court

February 16, 2016
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Dan appeared on Good Morning America, Sunday, February 14th to discuss exactly how hard it’s going to be fScreen Shot 2016-02-14 at 10.00.50 AMor President Obama to get a Supreme Court nominee confirmed in an election year. Dan commented that this time “the rules are different,” not just because of the campaign, but because of Antonin Scalia‘s legacy. He added that it will be “nearly impossible for President Obama to get through the Senate almost anyone who’s been on his shortlist.” Watch the full segment here.

Did Hillary Clinton Commit A Crime?

February 1, 2016
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clintonDan recently penned an article for LawNewz.com entitled “No, Hillary Did Not Commit A Crime. . . At Least Based On What We Know Today” where he analyses the possible legal implications for Hillary Clinton regarding her use of  a personal email server while serving as Secretary of State. Ultimately Dan concludes, that Clinton likely violated government procedures but not the actual law. He comments, “To be clear, none of this means Clinton won’t be charged. There may be a trove of non-public evidence against her about which we simply do not know. It’s also possible that the FBI recommends charges and federal prosecutors decide not to move forward as occurs in many cases. No question, that could create an explosive and politicized showdown. But based on what we do know from what has been made public, there doesn’t seem to be a legitimate basis for any sort of criminal charge against her.” Read the full article here.

 

Dan on Good Morning America

January 14, 2016

I know it has been awhile since I’ve last posted so I thought I would give a recap of some of Dan’s most recent Good Morning America pieces. To kick off the new year Dan gave us a recap of all of the major trials and legal decisions from 2015 as well as what to look forward to in 2016. One case that is ongoing and to watch out for is that of Bill Cosby. Dan appeared on GMA this past week to discuss the women accusing Cosby of sexual assault plus the new criminal charges brought up against the past TV dad. And finally, Dan’s most recent story is that of the ‘Affluenza’ teen’s mom, Tonya Couch, who is charged with a third degree felony, hindering the apprehension of a fugitive and has posted bond that was recently reduced from $1 million to $75,000. Watch the full story here.

Dan Abrams on Trump: Media Must Take Him Seriously and Call Facts, Facts

December 7, 2015
Filed under: Public Appearances — Tags: , , , — Editorial Staff @ 9:36 pm

abramsDan Abrams appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Sunday, December 6th where he told Brian Stelter that the media should stop treating Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a “clown” and start treating him as what he is — the GOP front-runner. “We have to start, in the media, treating Donald Trump as the Republican front-runner. A lot of the media don’t want to do that,” said Abrams. “A lot of them still want to treat him like a clown, like a reality show guy.”Read the full story and watch a clip here.

Dan Comments on Rape Allegations Against James Deen

December 2, 2015
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CaptureDan appeared on Nightline, Tuesday, December 1st to discuss the rape allegations against , James Deen, a male star in the adult film industry. Deen, who has often commented on the importance of respect for women and safe boundaries, now stands accused of sexual assault by multiple women via social media. Deen has not been charged with a crime and denies the accusations but the claims have already caused major fallout for his career. Will Deen file a defamation suit? Dan commented, “If he files a lawsuit, all of this [accusations] become fair game, so for him to file a lawsuit he better be telling the truth…because otherwise he’s going to be exposed not just in the court of public opinion, but in the court of law.” Watch the full segment here.

Dan Spotted On Set of Zoolander 2

November 23, 2015
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zoolander 2Dan was recently on the set of Zoolander 2 , filming a cameo of himself as a newscaster. The sequel to the beloved Zoolander is slated to come out in February of 2016 and the recently released trailer suggests Zoolander 2 will not disappoint. Also spotted on the set that day? None other than Derek Zoolander himself, aka Ben Stiller but this time Stiller was behind the camera directing Dan.

​ ​We can not disclose exactly what he is saying but lets just say that Derek and Hansel are BACK!

Dan and White Street Profiled in The New York Times

July 17, 2015
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nytThe New York Times featured a profile on Dan and his restaurant, White Street, in their Style section on July 15th. It not only highlighted Dan as a father and was entitled “The Doting Dad Side of Dan Abrams.”, but it also delves into the restaurant partnership between Dan and longtime friend, Dave Zinczenko. “Last September, Mr. Abrams and Mr. Zinczenko switched gears by opening White Street in TriBeCa,” the article writes,  “In the evenings, the soaring space is defined by Venetian mirrors and velvet drapes. On the weekends, it morphs into a skylit brunch spot with a V.I.P. lounge for children.”  The author spent the day with Dan and his family near their home in NYC, “On a dazzling Friday afternoon, Everett Floyd Abrams, 3, was racing down the sidewalk in the West Village, neatly steering past pedestrians. Pedaling a pint-size bike with training wheels, his duckie-blond hair nearly hidden by his helmet, he was headed west on Grove Street. Running flat-out behind him was his father, the journalist Dan Abrams, ready for action in a baseball cap and high-tops.” Read the full article here.

Dan on California Embryo Court Battle

July 14, 2015
Filed under: Public Appearances — Editorial Staff @ 7:40 pm

mimiDan appeared on Good Morning America, July 14th to discuss a California couple battling in court over the fate of their frozen embryos following a divorce.  Mimi Lee and Stephen Findley, both Harvard-educated, decided to freeze embryos after Lee was diagnosed with cancer because her treatment would render her infertile. At the time, the couple signed a consent form with a fertility clinic directing that the embryos be destroyed if the couple divorced. Dan commented, “In Lee’s case, her moral argument is an intriguing one, but it’s a tough argument to win, given the consent form… it’s important for couples who freeze embryos to address the possibility of divorce or death to better protect themselves from similar circumstances.” Watch the full segment here.

Dan on This Week: June 21, 2015

June 23, 2015

CaptureDan appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos to discuss the case against Dylann Roof and the tragedy in Charleston. Dan commented on the differing state and federal legal implications, “We need to separate it out into the federal and state possible charges. Under South Carolina law, there actually isn’t a hate crime law, so, if they were going to pursue this as a hate crime, they would have to do it federally. The more likely scenario, though, is that he gets charged in South Carolina, under their state law, and faces the possibility of the death penalty.” Watch the full episode here.

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