Anthony Orlich, a New York attorney who was called out in a viral TikTok video after he allegedly snatched a wig off a Black woman’s head, has lost his job
Lizzy Ashliegh posted the video to TikTok which showed her following Orlich and accusing him of snatching the wig off her head as he smirked and tried to get away.
Another person, identified as one of Orlich’s friends, can be seen trying to get Orlich to apologize.
“Sir, for what f***ing reason? For what reason? For what reason did you take my wig off?,” she can be heard saying in the video.
“Because what made you think that that was the good thing to do? For what? For what? Why did you do that?”
Instead of apologizing for the incident, the man appeared to be smiling as he kept walking down the street.
The man was accompanied by another individual, who seemed to be apologetic about the situation.
“You,” Ashliegh said, referring to the second individual. “You’re nice as f**k. Him? He needs somebody to beat his f**king a**.”
On Tuesday (May 30), Leader BerkonColao& Silverstein law firm posted a statement on LinkedIn addressing the alleged viral incident involving Anthony Orlich, one of the company’s now-former employees.
“We have been made aware of a video of a non-work related incident involving one of our associates circulating on social media. We take seriously any inappropriate behavior by any employee, whether inside or outside the workplace. This associate is no longer with the Firm.”
The firm said.
“Great news! He needs to be held accountable for his assault,” one person commented. Another took it a step further and shared a link for anyone interested in filing a complaint with the New York Bar Association.
Yesterday (May 29), Ashliegh posted another video to TikTok thanking everyone who reached out with kind words and suggestions. She informed her followers that she would be taking action against Orlich today since yesterday was the Memorial Day holiday.
In the footage, Orlich’s friends try to get him to apologize for his actions but to no avail. The clip racked up over half a million views, with commenters telling Ashliegh to press charges against the lawyer.