Judge Judy is being sued, but the lawsuit may be bogus, reports TMZ on March 13. Patrice Jones claimed her ex-husband and "Judge Judy" producer, Randy Douthit, sold Judge Judy, aka Judy Sheindlin, Christofle china and flatware for $50,000. Jones says the sale was done without her consent and claims the china and flatware are worth $514,421.14. Jones wants Sheindlin to return the china and flatware or pay the rest of what she claims Sheindlin owes. According to TV Guide, Jones is also seeking punitive damages. She claims her ex-husband "agreed to reduce his profit participation on 'Judge Judy' so he wouldn't have to give Jones as much money in the divorce settlement."
Apparently, the judge claimed Patrice "lacked integrity" and was "untruthful." According to documents obtained by TMZ, "the items in question were purchased in 2003 for approximately $100,000. The divorce judge valued the items in 2012 at $125,000 and plans to order Randy to pay Patrice half -- $62,500." Patrice's lawyer, Perry Wander, plans to appeal if the judge does not rule in her favor.
If there's one thing Judy Sheindlin is known for, it's for being outspoken. "I don't owe this lady a cent," Judge Judy has said on the case. "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."
It's that same type of fiery fearlessness that has likely helped to make "Judge Judy" one of the most popular TV programs, averaging as much as 10.1 million viewers each day. Said the judge, who wears a signature white lace collar over her black robe, "They want to do the right thing, most people. For that little core that doesn't want to do the right thing and gets away with it routinely, most people want to see them get a good whupping. And I am your girl."
Judy's net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth, is $90 million. But she's not just rich; she also has a great body. She celebrated her 70th birthday last year, on Oct. 31, wearing a white bikini. "I exercise, and I eat reasonably, and I don't want to look at myself being out of shape. That would depress me. So I just kept up a regimen," said Judy.
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