A Minneapolis patent law firm has dismissed an attorney after his partners were alerted to his ownership of a record label that releases music by neo-Nazi and white supremacist artists.
According to the City Pages, attorney Aaron Davis, a partner at Patterson Thuente had been placed on “administrative leave.” but now his biography has been scrubbed from the firm’s website due to his involvement with Behold Barbarity records.
Davis was outed over his connection to the label by the City Paper last week, with reporter Susan Du noting the subject matter and song names the label promotes.
“Take Deathkey, whose 2010 album is called Behead the Semite. Then there’s Aryanwulf, whose songs include ‘Kill the Jews’ and ‘At the Dawn of a New Aryan Empire,’” Du wrote. “There’s also the Raunchous Brothers, whose rhyming poetics include such passages as, ‘You’re of no use to me, you disgraceful f*cking dyke, so I’ll shove you in the oven like the glorious Third Reich.’”
In response the law firm issued a statement within hours, saying “In light of allegations in a local article regarding one of our partners, Aaron Davis, Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. has placed Mr. Davis on indefinite administrative leave effective immediately. As a firm, we are in no way affiliated with any of Mr. Davis’ outside pursuits.”
Since that time, the man once described on the firm’s website as “a key member of Patterson Thuente’s litigation team,” has been dismissed.
“Aaron Davis is no longer employed by Patterson Thuente Pedersen, P.A. Prior to the story, no one in the firm had any inclination regarding the allegations in the article,” a statement issued by the law firm on Monday explains.
Watch video coverage of the outing of Davis below: