The Black Effect Network’s “Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams” is a podcast focusing on conversations about the latest news and cases from the headlines. Eboni, an attorney, is joined by cultural observer Dustin Ross to report on the law, provide legal analysis, and thoroughly break down cases for listeners. Nearly all cases explored in episodes are high-profile, such as Kelly Clarkson’s divorce, DMX’s nonexistent estate plan, and R. Kelly’s trial.
“Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams” is Alesha’s pick of the week on this week’s episode of Podsauce. Since Alesha went to law school, she loves how Eboni speaks about current events from a legal perspective. Eboni recently discussed how Britney wanted to replace her lawyer in her conservatorship case. Alesha appreciates how Eboni also plays devil’s advocate when unpacking legal issues to explore all sides mentioned.
Eboni spoke about Tory Lanez’s violation of Megan Thee Stallion’s protective order against him. In the allegation, Megan was shot twice in the foot by Tory. Tory pleaded not guilty and was reportedly released on a $190k bond. A restraining order was put in place for Tory to stay at least 100 yards away. Eboni spoke about what Tory’s pre-trial release conditions refer to, how these work post-trial, and beyond.
Eboni discussed pre-trial terms in cases. Your ability to stay out of jail before trial is conditional. If you violate your pre-trial release terms, you return to court, and the judge will likely not grant you any leeway. Tory will return to court for his contempt hearings. He’s looking at 1 felony count each for assault with a semi-automatic firearm, personal use of a firearm, and carrying an unregistered firearm in a vehicle. If convicted, he could face up to 22 years in prison. Tory has denied all of this. Eboni will explore what happens on a future episode after his upcoming contempt hearing.
When Eboni was working as a defense attorney, she would do everything in her power to get the best possible outcome for clients. Eboni’s advice for everyone is to follow the judge’s order if you’re trying to stay out of jail.
Eboni gave some valuable advice on how to avoid incriminating yourself. She says if making statements to police officers, plead the 5th. AKA “Shut the f*ck up,” as this episode is titled, to refrain from making statements that jeopardize your own legal interests. In light of Love & Hop-Hop star Erica Mena’s public admission of damaging about $30,000 worth of her estranged husband’s property, Eboni had a lot to say. Erica said she did this in retaliation for infidelity. Eboni explains this is what people refer to as “street justice.” You may have heard of the time Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes burned down Andre Rison’s house. Eboni said she’s encountered people who believe the other’s person’s infidelity is a valid defense for their actions in the court of law, which is not the case.
Another recent episode spoke about Dr. Dre’s daughter, who is living in her car. Eboni and Dustin had a lively debate on what they think Dr. Dre should do.
Eboni also appeared on the latest season of Real Housewives of New York.
Tune in weekly to “Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams” to learn more about the law and cases from the headlines.