This is the one thing I agree with his attorneys on. When your client is very unpopular (for deserved or undeserved reasons), it's often best to minimize any additional attention you bring to them. I think, in my opinion only, many "high profile" defense attorneys make statements to bring attention to themselves and their practice, and it is not in the best interest of their client. When I worked at a very big firm representing very unpopular banking clients, we never, ever made any statements. We could win a motion and the firm would decline to comment. It was the firm position that attorneys were not allowed to comment to the press without the permission of the firm's chairman. So I think they're really doing what's best by not making any statement. We'll see what they say in their filings!