In a courtroom outburst on Monday, the 25-year-old suspect shouted that he wants a new lawyer, as his is part of the secret society that conspiracy theorists believe covertly controls the world
Andre Johnson, the 25-year-old homeless man accused of threatening to kill Michael Strahan was in court on Monday, where he demanded a new lawyer — citing that his was part of the Illuminati — among a variety of strange outbursts, according to media reports. As the suspect could not be calmed or silenced, the judge purportedly demanded a mental competency exam.
Aside from alleging that his lawyer is a part of the Illuminati, the New York Post details Johnson as also demanding photos after Justice Laura Ward barred photographers from taking his picture. “Where's the media? There's a war against me,” he purportedly continued. “Obama was elected to defend us.”
After the judge issued the 730 exam, Johnson lashed out, saying, “that's some bulls–t n—-r,” according to the Post.
Johnson was arrested on July 1 after allegedly attacking a security guard with a knife while attempting to gain access to ABC Studios where “Good Morning America” was being taped. He was taken into custody immediately, and Strahan was not even aware that anything had happened at first.
At the police station, Johnson allegedly said that he had tried to gain access to ABC Studios because he wanted to “kill” Strahan, asserting that “They control my mind. They make me want to kill (Michael Strahan) with a 2.5 knife I brought from Kmart,” according to the Post. He's been charged with three counts of attempted assault.
Michael Strahan is an anchor on “Good Morning America,” appearing a couple of times a week, along with his regular gig as co-host of “Live with Kelly and Michael.” The former New York Giants player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.