Judge Judy sued by producer's ex-wife over Christofle china and flatware

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Will Judge Judy Sheindlin end up on the other side of the bench? The TV judge is being sued by the ex-wife of  Randy Douthit, a producer on her show. Patric Jones claims her now ex-husband sold Sheindlin a very expensive set of china and flatware at a mere fraction of the actual value, TMZ reports.

She says Douthit sold Sheindlin the Christofle set for $50,000, while she values it at $514,421.14 She believes Judy knew the deal was made to get revenge on Jones, and wants the situation rectified. Jones is suing to either get the full amount she believes the set is worth, or to have it returned. She is also reportedly looking for punitive damages in the suit.

Sheindlin says she hasn't seen any complaint from Jones, but doesn't believe she owes the woman any money. "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," she says.
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