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Jake Angeli Will Be Fed Organic Shaman Diet Following Judge's Order: Report

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a person standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The strict organic diet of the so-called "QAnon Shaman" will be met following reports he has not eaten since he was placed in custody. © Win McNamee/Getty A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. The strict organic diet of the so-called "QAnon Shaman" will be met following reports he has not eaten since he was placed in custody.

The U.S. Marshal's Office said it will be complying with the strict organic diet of the Capitol attack suspect known as the "QAnon Shaman" following reports he has not eaten since he was placed in custody.

Jake Angeli, 33, of Arizona, real name Jacob Anthony Chansley, made his first court appearance on Monday after he was arrested on suspicion of being part of the mob which stormed the building on Wednesday, January 6.

Angeli is a known supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theory and was one of the most prominent people seen inside Congress during the suspected insurrection attempt due to his fur hat and horns and face paint.

He was charged on Saturday with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

During his first appearance at a federal courtroom in Phoenix, Angeli's public defender Gerald Williams told the judge that he had not eaten since he was taken into custody because he is on an extremely restrictive diet consisting solely of organic food, believed to be for religious reasons.

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Judge Deborah Fine said the claims were "deeply concerning" and ordered Williams to find a way to accommodate the 33-year-old's demands.

"We will abide by the judge's order," David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, later confirmed to ABC 15 Monday, adding Angeli will be provided food to meet his organic diet.

"He gets very sick if he doesn't eat organic food—literally will get physically sick," the suspect's mother, Martha Chansley, told ABC 15.

Angeli did not make any statements regarding the charges against him during his court appearance.

The so-called QAnon Shaman is a prominent figure in the radical conspiracy theory and frequently appeared at right-wing rallies spouting wild claims and support for Donald Trump's baseless cries about election results.

Prior to his arrest, the QAnon Shaman said he did not believe he had done anything wrong after being part of the mob which stormed the Capitol.

"I'm not really all that worried about it because, in all honesty...I didn't break any laws. I walked through open doors," Angeli told ABC 15.

Also speaking to ABC 15, Chansley also defended the actions of her son while he was still wanted by authorities.

"It takes a lot of courage to be a patriot, OK, and to stand up for what it is that you believe," Chansley said. "Not everybody wants to be the person upfront."

The U.S. Marshal's Office in Arizona has been contacted for further comment.

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