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‘I’m not a cat’: Texas lawyer struggles with zoom filter during virtual hearing

The mishap took place on February 9 and the video the proceedings were posted on to the court's YouTube channel, which soon went viral on several social media platform.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 11, 2021 7:35:57 pm
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A live stream of court proceedings took a hilarious turn when a lawyer appeared on screen with a cat filter on.

According to reports, attorney Rod Ponton accidentally had his cat filter on while he was attending a virtual court hearing with Judge Roy B. Ferguson on Zoom.

“Mr Ponton, I believe you have the filter turned on in the video settings,” said the judge.”I’m here live, I’m not a cat,” Ponton replied, adding that his assistant was trying to change the settings.

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The incident took place on February 9 and a video of the proceedings were posted on to the court’s YouTube channel.

As the video soon went viral on several social media platform, Judge Ferguson also posted the video on his official Twitter account, sharing an “important zoom tip”.

“If a child used your computer before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off. This kitten just made a formal announcement on a case in the 394th (sound on). #lawtwitter #OhNo”.

Ponton told The Associated Press that he was using his assistant’s 10-year-old desktop Dell computer when he logged in for a routine civil forfeiture hearing Tuesday in Presidio County, Texas, where he serves as prosecutor.

Ponton added that his appearance looked fine on the webcam as he waited to be let into the Zoom hearing, however, when the session began, to his shock and dismay, he was a cat.

The video left many in splits. Take a look at some of the reactions here:

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