Judge Judy is being sued after getting a really good deal on some used China and flatware. However, the woman who owned the merchandise claims that Judy stole it from her. Are the claims true? So far, it’s a bizarre story.
It all started by Judy’s producer, Randy Douthit, who was going through an epically nasty divorce from Patrice Jones. The former couple had some expensive, Christofle tableware.
Jones has filed a lawsuit against Judy, claiming the jurist and Douthit entered into a fraudulent scheme to deceive her out of the china and flatware, which she values at $514,421.14.
Jones alleges in the suit, filed by Beverly Hills attorney Perry Wander, Douthit sold Judy the goods for a measly $50,000, without her knowledge or consent.
Jones claims Judy knew full well the deal was revenge against her.
And the conspiracy allegations get even worse because Jones claims Randy agreed to reduce his profit participation in the Judge Judy show so he wouldn’t have to fork over as much money in the divorce settlement.
Jones wants Judy to either fork over the china and flatware or pay her $514,421.14. She also wants punitive damages.
“I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don’t owe this lady a cent. And if this 50-year-old woman would spend her time more productively at trying to find a job, instead of abusing the judicial system with frivolous lawsuits, we would all be a lot better off,” Judy told TMZ.
It’s difficult to say if Jones really has a case against Judy, but she will have her day in court.