We’ve written about judges involved in sex scandals with prostitutes. We’ve written about judges involved in sex scandals with litigants. We’ve written about judges involved in sex scandals over nude photographs. We’ve never written about judges involved in sex scandals on internet hookup websites — but we’re about to do just that.
If you want to stroke it, this Florida judge will tell you exactly how big his gavel is….
JAABlog says this ad was found on another online dating site of a similar ilk (note the screen name):
Who is this guy? As JAABlog notes, this fellow “bears a remarkable resemblance” to David Audlin, the Chief Judge of the Sixteenth Circuit Court of Florida. Audlin’s judicial assistant issued a “no comment” on his behalf. It wasn’t an outright denial, like the one that a certain federal judge issued regarding allegations that he once did a stint in nude modeling, so it could still be true.
We checked to see if Audlin could be found on any other social networking sites, and lo and behold, he’s apparently on Facebook, wearing the same shirt seen in the Manhunt profile picture featured above:
FYI, the David KW profile on Manhunt has since been deleted since its existence came to light.
Here’s JAABlog’s take on the issue, which we’re inclined to agree with:
In any event, judges are people too. Dating sites are A-OK in our book. But, does it amount to an appearance of impropriety for a judge to advertise his gavel length and width, or fudge on the “What I do” bio section by stating “Attorney”? And since Key West is a small town, shouldn’t everyone be on notice if they’re hanging with a judge, to avoid the surprise of a lifetime if they ever have to go down to the courthouse?
Maybe these profiles were posted by a disgruntled litigant, and maybe they weren’t, but more power to Audlin if they’re real. Everyone needs to get some, even judges. Protip: next time you might want to be a little more discreet, Your Honor. No one in your courtroom needs to know how you like your gavel banged.
LET’S GET SWEATY! [JAABlog]