Gloria Allred is in the news again. This time she is going after Hilary Swank. Hilary, is the star and executive producer of a new movie called Conviction. It is the true story of man who was convicted of murdering someone, spent 17 years in jail and was freed when the blood used to convict him was determined by DNA testing to not be his.
The movie is about the man's sister and the steps she took to help free him. Well, apparently Gloria Allred has been hired by the murder victim's children because they feel like Hilary should have talked to them and I guess they wanted to be consulted or paid or something. Although I feel sympathy for the family of the victim, the movie is not about the victim, it is about the man wrongly convicted of the death.
What they are asking is something like lets say in Rudy the producers would have had to talk to the people Rudy played against even though it was not about them. I understand it is a murder so we should feel compassionate but the movie is not about the murder victim. I actually think this might just be a shakedown to get the whole thing to go away. What do you think? Should Hilary have consulted with the family of the murder victim?