Lawyer Anthony Orlich Yanks Lizzy Ash’s Wig: Will his license be revoked?

An up-and-coming Black musician named Lizzy Ashliegh is the subject of the latest controversy after she had her wig pulled in public. The bizarre incident unfolded in New York City when a young lawyer named Anthony P Orlich forcibly yanked Lizzy Ash’s wig. The musician has posted a string of videos on TikTok and Instagram. One of them shows her confronting the lawyer as he tries to walk away, visibly inebriated.

The incident sparked uproar on social media platforms as netizens suggested the attack was racially motivated. In fact, the lawyer’s identity was unknown until Lizzy Ash’s video began to circulate on TikTok, where users helped find out who he was. People have called for Anthony Orlich’s law license to be revoked due to his insensitive actions

Exploring Lizzy Ash’s TikTok videos 

The most important video in this whole incident shows Lizzy Ash distressed as she films Anthony Orlich, who tries to walk away after yanking her wig. The lawyer also appears to be drunk.


Pardon my French but he needs one good ass whooping !!! 🤬🤬🤬

♬ original sound – Lizzy Ashliegh

In the same video, one of Anthony P Orlich’s friends even goes up to him and confronts him, but in vain. He keeps smiling throughout the video showing no remorse, and does not stop to apologize.

Lizzy Ash went on to post more clips on TikTok, where she got into more specific details about what happened. In one of the videos, she explains how difficult it is even to remove the wig normally, but the lawyer’s force was so severe that it came off directly. 


Replying to @talia this is infuriating. It wasnt just a swoop and off .. look at this. He yanked my neck 😡 and yes his blank response is alarming! I truly wanted an apology or an explanation 🤷🏽‍♀️ not anymore.

♬ original sound – Lizzy Ashliegh

In another video, she updated her followers about her health condition after the incident. Lizzy Ash spoke about how her neck suffered damage, and the doctor had to prescribe muscle relaxers. She thanked people for helping her identify the lawyer Anthony Orlich from her video. 

Who is the lawyer Anthony P Orlich?

Netizens were quick to identify the culprit behind the musician’s harrowing incident. It was Anthony P Orlich, a young lawyer from New York, who yanked Lizzy Ash’s wig. TikTok user @thatdaneshguy revealed his details in a video.


I bet he’s not laughing anymore @Lizzy Ashliegh @Danesh

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It turns out that Anthony Orlich is an associate at Leader, Berkon, Colao & Silverstein LLP. According to reports, his LinkedIn account and information about him on the organization’s website have been removed.

Regardless, people have thronged in support of Lizzy Ash and brought down the ratings of the law organization. They have called for Anthony Orlich to be fired from the company. In addition, information about his license, if it will be revoked, has yet to be heard.

Social media reacts to the incident

TikTok and Twitter users have been instrumental in bringing justice to Lizzy Ash and the trauma she suffered because of this unfortunate incident. Most comments against the lawyer Anthony P Orlich called out his privilege and lack of sensitivity.

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Screenshot courtesy of Twitter

People were shocked at the fact that an attorney who practices law was able to pull off such a tasteless stunt. Apart from calls for his termination, netizens have requested Lizzy Ash to press charges against Anthony P Orlich for yanking her wig.

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