Brian Claypool represents Dalia Dippolito. Ms. Dippolito is the defendant who, on the TV show, Cops, was caught in a sting hiring a hitman to kill her husband. Recently, one of her lawyers filed a motion to hold prosecutors in criminal contempt of court. The motion claimed that the Boynton Beach Police Department has not taken down from their Youtube channel, the infamous video of the sting that occurred at Ms. Dippolito’s residence. This is the video that went viral despite the defense doing all it could to keep jurors from seeing it.
Notwithstanding the merits of the motion filed by Dippolito’s defense, there is a Youtube channel titled, “Missy Kelly.” This channel contains videos of Brian Claypool conducting TV interviews. Mr. Claypool appears on various news programs like, Nancy Grace, CNN, and Fox. Missy Kelly’s Youtube channel also contains many interviews, news stories, and press conferences devoted to Dalia Dippolito. The Youtube channel contains videos of Brian Claypool interviews and news stories on the Dalia Dippolito case.
One of the videos on the Missy Kelly channel contains the crime scene sting video that Dalia Dippolito’s defense is complaining about being played on the Boynton Beach Police Department Youtube Channel. Thus, the scene of the sting the defense is complaining is so prejudicial is up on one of the videos posted by the Missy Kelly Youtube channel.
The motion to hold prosecutors in contempt of court is scheduled to be heard on April 5. I have no knowledge if prosecutors are aware of this Missy Kelly YouTube channel, or if Brian Claypool has any ties to it or has any say in what’s getting posted there. If he were to request that a specific video be taken down, would his request would be granted? It’s definitely an interesting thought to consider. If it is learned that Mr. Claypool does have control over this channel, this could pose a serious loss of credibility for him. We shall see if this ever becomes an issue.