Judge Judy Sheindlin has found herself on the other side of the bench: The TV judge is being sued by a woman who claims Sheindlin owes her money for fine china, TMZ.com reports.
Patric Jones claims her former husband Randy Douthit, a producer for Judge Judy, sold Sheindlin the couple's expensive Christofle tableware for $50,000, even though Jones claims its worth $514,421.14. Because the sale was done without Jones' consent, she now claims Sheindlin should return the china or pay her the rest of what she believes she's owed. Jones is also seeking punitive damages, claiming that Douthit agreed to reduce his profit participation on Judge Judy so he wouldn't have to give Jones as much money in the divorce settlement.
"I have not seen any complaint by the former Mrs. Douthit, however, I don't owe this lady a cent," Sheindlin told TMX. "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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