SANTA FE (KRQE) – The man facing charges for throwing a banana peel at a comedian is making headlines again, this time for hiring an African American lawyer. Christian Englander is facing battery and disorderly conduct charges after police say he threw a banana peel at comedian Dave Chappelle last week.
The Albuquerque Journal says he’s hired Roderick Thompson to represent him. Roderick told the paper it may be because he’s black but from a strategic standpoint is not a bad choice. Englander says the peel-tossing wasn’t racist.