Biker Crushed By SUV In NYC Attack Hires Celeb Lawyer Gloria Allred

Jay Mieses, the rider run over by Alexian Lien's Range Rover in Sunday's terrifying biker vs SUV incident, has hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. This is about to get ugly.

NBC News reports that Mieses' family issued a statement "asking for privacy" when they hired Allred, which is a complete contradiction, as anyone who is familiar with Gloria Allred knows.

Allred is "the perfect storm of opportunism, fame-whoring, and rudeness" as my colleagues at Jezebel put it. She is known for extremely high-profile sexual harassment cases and for being a dick.

Biker Crushed By SUV In NYC Attack Hires Celeb Lawyer Gloria Allred

Mieses, 33, remains hospitalized after being run over by Lien's Range Rover when Lien was swarmed by dozens of motorcycle riders trying to shut down the West Side Highway at the end of last weekend. Lien was eventually pulled from his car and beaten, while Mieses has two broken legs and a crushed spine, as NBC News reports. Mieses' wife claims the injuries mean permanent paralysis.

There's no hope for his back. They broke it in two different places, so he will be forever, forever paralyzed.

The New York Post has a picture of Mieses just after being run over, and Mieses' Facebook support group states that he has opened his eyes and may be coming out of his medically-induced coma. The media storm surrounding this case, though, is far from over.

(Hat tip to McMike)

Photo Credit: YouTube, Justice for Jay Meezee