BET’s ‘In Contempt’ is Here and Legally on Fire

It’s not ABC’s politically-acclaimed Scandal, please don’t be mistaken, but it’s BET’s hot new provocative and legal hour-long drama goodness. In Contempt will have you wanting more. Gwen Sullivan, played by award-winning Actress, Erica Ash, takes the leading role as an opinionated New York Attorney. Ash is best known for her role in Survivor’s Remorse.

Sullivan’s passion for her job easily makes her the best public defender in the city. The show depicts her lifestyle inside and outside of the courtroom. This isn’t your average law office, Sullivan is fighting for clients who can’t choose their lawyers or get the legal help they need or deserve. The justice system hasn’t been justified when it comes to people of color, and in this case, the verdict is, she cares.

The cases she juggles are intense and not to mention the distractions she receives from various people. Charlie Riggs played by Christian Keyes is a newly appointed supervisor who is egotistical yet talented, but also happens to be her ex. Earl Sullivan played by Richard Lawson is her father who can be set in his ways and not easy to please plus he is a former judge. Vanessa played by Mouna Traoré is a rookie lawyer who comes from an affluent background and has a rigid (uptight) attitude. Bennett played by Tobias Truvillion is her former law professor and also happens to be, “the one who got away.”

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