Judge Judy’s son, district attorney Adam Levy, has been accused of interfering with an investigation into the rape of a 12-year-old girl.
The case centers on Alexandru Hossu, a former employee of Levy’s, who was recently charged with two counts of rape.
Levy has been criticized for protecting Hossu and misleading the investigation. Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith also criticized Levy for employing and housing Hossu, who is in the country illegally from Romania, at his million dollar home in New York.
Smith said: “In my view, Mr. Levy’s comments and actions would seem to suggest that, if he could have his own way, Mr. Hossu would never have been brought to justice for his crime and Mr. Levy’s relationship with him would have never been brought to the light of public scrutiny.”
Levy argues that he did not know about Hossu’s immigration status and did nothing to hinder the police investigation. Levy also says that Hossu did not live with him despite Smith’s claim that Levy’s address was printed on Hossu’s driver’s license.
Levy, the District Attorney of Putnam County, has recused himself from the case because of his relationship with Hossu. The case is now being prosecuted by the district attorney of Westchester County.
It’s unclear if Levy will be questioned during the trial.
Judge Judy commented on Smith’s accusations saying that he should be focused on the rape investigation and not her son.
The reality TV judge was recently in the news for her own legal issues. Judge Judy was sued earlier this month over a set of fine china dishes.