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Darren Sharper

D.A. Is Tweet-Smearing Me

Destroying My Shot at Fair Trial

2/20/2014 4:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Darren Sharper is getting screwed by the L.A. District Attorney ... so says the NFL star's lawyer who claims prosecutors are unfairly trying to destroy his image 140-characters at a time.

Sharper's lawyer, Blair Berk, filed documents blasting the D.A. for an attempted "Trial by Twitter Feed."

In her scathing attack on the D.A., Berk unloads on prosecutors -- claiming they've "embarked on an orchestrated press campaign, through it's paid publicists, to smear Mr. Sharper in the media."

Berk says the D.A. has "intentionally [distributed] highly inflammatory and prejudicial, false, misleading and/or un-adjudicated evidence in this case, clearly intended to destroy Mr. Sharper's presumption of innocence and ability to get a fair trial without even a shred of evidence having ever been properly been admitted in a court of law."

Berk says the D.A. blew off Sharper's camp and ignored his request to present his side of the story before blasting out a statement to the media via the D.A.'s twitter account.

Berk is now asking the judge to step in and shut the D.A. up before they cause any more damage to Sharper's ability to get a fair trial.

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1.

LaughAtU    

Why does the DA have Twitter anyway? Dumb

191 days ago
2.

Vote2012    

The blame game begins....let's see if he can find a way to bring race into this matter

190 days ago
3.

Chris    

He'll get a fair trial. I wouldn't want a twitter user on my jury anyway.

190 days ago
4.

DCMB    

Darren Shar-puh. Da hardest hittin safety in da league!!!

190 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

I had never heard of this man before these allegations were made, and I have no opinion as to his guilt or innocence. But a D.A. should not be tweeting about an ongoing case. The D.A.'s job is to try the case in a courtroom, not in the media. What an unprofessional horse's ass.

190 days ago
6.

static    

It's racism.

190 days ago
7.

StevenB    

Like she wasn't going to be placing stories about how all these victims are just drunken, lying whores looking for a payday.

190 days ago

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