Judge Judy Sheindlin is being sued by Patrice Jones, ex-wife of Judy’s producer, Randy Douthit, for over $500,000, claiming that Sheindlin and Douthit conspired to sell the former couple’s expensive china and flatware for $50,000 when it is worth 10 times that amount.
However, TMZ has obtained the divorce documents that show the china and flatware in question was purchased by the couple in 2003 for roughly $100,000. The divorce judge (who is not Judge Judy) values the items at $125,000 and plans to order Douthit to pay Patrice half that amount in the divorce proceedings.
The judge also says Patrice has “lacked integrity” during the case and is being “untruthful.”
Patrice’s lawyer says if the divorce judge does make this ruling, Patrice plans to appeal. But it sounds as though the lawsuit against Judge Judy is groundless.
For her part, Judge Judy says of Patrice, “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.”