MSNBC banned from Kenosha courthouse over accusations of jury intimidation

Employees of NBC are being accused of trying to dox jurors

Irene Byon

Last night, the Kenosha police noticed a car stalking the bus transporting the jury for the Rittenhouse trial. Police stopped the vehicle after they observed the driver run a red light to keep up with the bus. The driver identified himself as James J. Morrison and said he was working for MSNBC. He told police he was following the instructions of NBC news producer Irene Min Joo Byon.

Kenosha police say Morrison was detained and given multiple citations.

While Byon is an actual NBC news producer, NBC is calling Morrison a “freelancer.” In a public statement, NBC denied any wrongdoing and said Morrison had simply received a traffic violation “that took place near the jury van.”

Today, Judge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC employees from the courthouse for potentially trying to intimidate the jury. The Judge stressed that the man’s claims are yet to be confirmed, but the allegation is serious.

Following the Judge’s public reference to Irene Min Joo Byon, she deleted her entire Twitter and Linkedin accounts. Her Twitter account was @mjbyon27.


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