There apparently is more shame for the judge who once said “I’ve got no shame in my game.”
Detroit Judge Wade McCree, who was reprimanded in late October by the Michigan Supreme Court for sending a shirtless photo of himself to a court bailiff, appears to have more ethical troubles.
Judge McCree, who is married, has been placed on administrative leave after it was revealed that he was allegedly having an affair with a now-pregnant woman who was a child-support plaintiff in his courtroom. Apparently the affair got into the media after McCree complained to the Wayne County, Mich., prosecutors office that his paramour, Geniene La’Shay Mott, was stalking and extorting him
This is how the judge and the plaintiff got together, Mott told reporter Charlie LeDuff of Fox News Detroit:
“I met him as a litigant, a complaining witness in his courtroom, and he stayed around after the case was over and that’s when the second half of the flirting started and we went from there and our relationship picked up.”
Geniene La’Shay Mott says she is also pregnant with the judge’s baby. According to Fox News Detroit, “she shared text messages allegedly sent to her from the judge that support her claims of the affair and the notion that the McCree asked her to get an abortion.” The relationship allegedly ended because she wanted to keep the baby, and the judge was conflicted about seeking a divorce.
In one text message, the judge allegedly admitted that if anyone learned about affair before the “baby daddy’s” cased was resolved, “everybody could be in deep (expletive).” Judge McCree even reportedly discussed with her the kind of sentence he would impose on the ex-husband for failing to pay child support.
The couple had sex in the judge’s chambers on a regular basis according to what Mott told Fox Detroit.
The judge, who has been on the bench since 1996, specializes in hearing “sex misconduct cases.”
How would you feel if you were being sued and the judge deciding the case was sleeping with your courtroom adversary?