Judge Judy (Getty Images)Judge Judy may be one of television's biggest courthouse queens, but her own judgment is being thrown into question.
Judge Judith Sheindlin is being slapped with a return of property lawsuit from her producer's ex, Patric Jones, who claims the honorable one purchased expensive china from said producer, Randall Douthit, for a fraction of its value.
The court documents, obtained by E! Online, outline the Christofle Pavilion Renaissance Sterling Silver and Christofle Pavilion Marly Bone China Judge Judy purchased from Douthit for $50,000 while he was still married to Jones. The goods, however, are said to be worth a jaw-dropping $514,421.
Hey, who doesn't love a bargain?
But the plot is a little thicker than that, as Jones is alleging some sort of conspiracy between Sheindlin and Douthit, whereby Judge Judy knew that the sale of such community property would require written consent from both spouses. And, since this didn't happen – and the items were sold for such a discount – Jones is suggesting that the deal is voidable.
In addition to asking for the return of property, Jones is asking for Judge Judy to pay for any and all damages to the goods, court costs, and punitive damages of $500,000.
For her part, Judge Judy reportedly claims that she has "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."
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