Ian Friedman is Drake Bell's attorney - Released after paying $2,500.00
Atualizado: Jun 28
Ian Friedman has earned a fierce reputation for successfully defending individuals and organizations in complex criminal and white collar matters. Based in Cleveland, he has served as counsel across Ohio, the United States and internationally. He is a frequent lecturer, author, commentator, and expert witness called upon to address important legal issues. In addition to his practice, Mr. Friedman is an adjunct professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law where he teaches Cybercrime. Mr. Friedman is currently serving as the President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association.
Having tried in excess of 250 jury cases to verdict, Mr. Friedman was inducted into the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 2010. He was named the first ever “Lawyer of the Year” in 2010 by the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. That same year, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association bestowed upon him the William K. Thomas Professionalism Award for his ethical contributions and professional conduct in the legal profession. The Cleveland State University Alumni Association honored Mr. Friedman as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus, Legal.
Understand the case
Drake Bell became very well known among young audiences after starring in the hit Nickelodeon series "Drake and Josh", and is currently 34 years old. However, he was recently charged with attempted abuse involving a 15-year-old girl, being charged with attempted child abuse and misdemeanor for disseminating material harmful to minors.
According to Page Six, the case had ramifications, and the actor declared via Zoom a confession of guilt for the act and accusations. Drake Bell's lawyer, Ian Friedman, declined to comment on the case, but revealed that his sentence will be decided at a hearing in Cleveland on July 12th.
Recalling that the average conviction for culprits in the charge that Drake Bell is on trial is two years in prison, and the victim will be able to make a statement during the sentencing hearing. Drake Bell was arrested and released on bail in Ohio, USA, earlier this month. He was released after paying about $2,500.00. According to international press, the actor was accused of inappropriate behavior with a teenager.
According to Fox News, one of the accusations took place in Canada, in late 2017, in which Drake allegedly had an inappropriate conversation with the victim who had come to rely on a sexual nature. The 15-year-old victim filed a police report in October 2018. Investigations revealed that the actor and the victim had previous contact; the teenager even went to a concert by Drake Bell, who is also a musician, in December 2017.
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Tyler Sinclair said that months before the show, Drake reportedly sent inappropriate messages to the minor via social media.