You’re famous for being an incompetent, racist clown who’s politicized a high-profile case that resulted in riots. So what are you going to do next? Why a spread with famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, of course. What else were you expecting? Before you know it she’ll be ion the Democrat short list for Grandma’s Vice President.
The chief prosecutor in the Freddie Gray case has been slammed for trying to stop lawyers for the six accused police officers from talking to the media – while simultaneously appearing in Vogue.
Marilyn Mosby, the State’s Attorney for Baltimore, is lauded as a ‘heroine and lightning rod’ in a celebrity-style profile for the famous fashion magazine.
The 2,000-word interview by writer Heidi Mitchell is accompanied by photographs taken by Annie Leibovitz, whose recent subjects include Caitlin Jenner, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian.
It applauds the glamorous 35-year-old attorney as doing ‘what no lead prosecutor in America had done in many turbulent months: bring swift and severe charges against police officers in the death of a black man’.
Forget if those charges will ever stick or result in conviction, she’s fighting the man, or something.
However opponents have accused Mosby of double standards for trying to block the defense from speaking to the press with a series of controversial court motions.
Mosby filed for a gag order last month that would have banned all parties from talking publicly about the upcoming trial of six Baltimore police officers, who face charges ranging from second degree assault to depraved heart murder.
That failed on procedural grounds but the young lawyer has since filed two similar motions, the latest on Wednesday – the day after Vogue published its article entitled: ‘Meet Marilyn Mosby: The Baltimore Prosecutor in the Eye of the Storm’.
Mosby has also given interviews to Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and appeared briefly on stage with Prince during a ‘Rally4Peace’ concert in honor of Gray last month.
But in court filings seen by Daily Mail Online, she accuses the defense of jeopardizing the upcoming trial by mounting their own ‘media blitz’ and publicly ‘attacking the merits of the case‘.
We doubt she even knows the meaning of the word hypocrisy.
Celebrity lawyer Joe Tacopina told Daily Mail Online he was ‘shocked’ to see the Mosby piece in Vogue.
‘It reeks of lack of self-aggrandizing,’ he said. ‘She’s a prosecutor in a very serious, very serious, tragic case and she’s making it all about her. She’s making herself a celebrity out of a tragedy.
‘It’s not about her, it’s not about the defense lawyers: it’s about what happened that day in that city.
That’s racist, dude.