The public defender for the QAnon Shaman, aka Jake Angeli, informed a judge today that his client hasn’t eaten since last Friday because he only eats organic food. This was his first court appearance since being arrested for his part in the invasion of the U.S. Capitol building last week.
During his first appearance at a federal courtroom in Phoenix, Angeli’s public defender Gerald Williams told the judge that he had not eaten since he was taken into custody because he is on an extremely restrictive diet consisting solely of organic food, believed to be for religious reasons.
Judge Deborah Fine said the claims were “deeply concerning” and ordered Williams to find a way to accommodate the 33-year-old’s demands.
“We will abide by the judge’s order,” David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, later confirmed to ABC 15 Monday, adding Angeli will be provided food to meet his organic diet.
Angeli’s mother, Martha Chansley, told the local ABC News affiliate the QAnon Shaman “gets very sick if he doesn’t eat organic food — literally will get physically sick.”
This judge said he’s concerned that is is not eating and demanded he gets organic food.
There’s over 80 inmates in ICE detention centers on hunger strike. No judge is concerned bout their conditions. https://t.co/SRtxxLJEJM
— zellie (@zellieimani) January 12, 2021
If I ever go to jail, I’m telling the Judge I only eat lobster. https://t.co/xf8lM1augN
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) January 12, 2021
A man who wore fur and horns while rioting in the Capitol is not eating in custody because his food is not organic.
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 12, 2021
When the police arrested him and put in the squad car, were they careful to make sure his head didn't bump the roof of the car?
— Simon Scofield (@scofield_simon) January 12, 2021