It seems that Irving did not switch lawyers. The trial, as I just heard from Vienna, is underway. He has plead guilty and said he 'has learned a lot since 1989,' when he made those statements. He has told reporters that documents he saw in the 1990s have convinced him he was wrong.
This is all bunk. If he saw those documents in the 1990s why did he sue me?
Right now he is a media star [for the moment]. But he is also looking like an opportunist.