Working for a legal aid office in New York City, Gwen Sullivan fights for clients who can't afford to choose their own attorney. The passion she has for her job and for those she represents has cemented the rebellious and wildly outspoken Sullivan as arguably the most talented public defender in herdistrict. Along with the complicated cases she tackles in a hurried environment, Gwen must also manage various distractions at the office, including working with her ex, newly appointed supervisor Charlie Riggs, whose extraordinary talent in the courtroom is only matched by his outsized ego, and Earl, her stern, hard-to-please father, a former judge.
In Contempt is a television show on BET, starring Erica Ash, exploring injustice in the American legal system. The show premiered on April 10, 2018.
In Contempt is set in the world of a New York Citylegal aid office. It follows Gwen Sullivan, an outspoken and passionate public defender with a complicated personal life as she fights for clients who can't afford their own lawyers.