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Public pressure seems to have affected Christopher Darden’s decision to drop his client.
Eric Holder is in need of some new representation after his lawyer filed a motion to withdraw from his case today. Darden filed the motion today in Los Angeles Superior Court. His client, also had a hearing scheduled for today as well and Darden says this is the last time that he will appear in this case.
Darden, who is known for serving as the prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson case, has received backlash since he announced his controversial decision to represent the alleged killer of Nipsey Hussle. He announced the news via Facebook and took the time to expression his frustration and confusion with those threatening his and his family’s lives. “I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice. Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me but against my children too,” Darden said. He then threw his digital middle finger up, “To those who issued those threats to my children please pay close attention so there is no misunderstanding. Later. F*** YOU!”
The defense attorney caught up with TMZ and said in the video that he is “outraged” but will continue to “practice law and represent my client to the best of my ability,” despite what people say. He then explained that the people criticizing his decisions are contradicting the constitution. Watch the video below: