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I have a list of users in a list box. One of the users has an apostrophe in their name and it causes error.  I know I can escape an apostrophe with another apostrophe but the list is loaded from the ad from members of a security group and they are loaded into the list as is with the one apostrophe.  What can I do to allow the get-aduser to complete with a user with an apostrophe in their name?

$listboxselection = "Larry O'Reilly"

$a = Get-Aduser -Filter "displayname -eq '$listboxselection'" -Property displayname
Remove-ADGroupMember "Coaches" -Members $a -confirm:$false

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Try like this:
$listboxselection = "Larry O'Reilly"

$a = Get-Aduser -Filter {displayname -eq $listboxselection} -Property displayname

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THANK YOU!
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