A Commission on Judicial Performance panel found a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in violation of ethics rules when he held court in a strip club. By “held court” we don’t mean he was knocking back beers, his robes asunder, surrounded by comely ladies with huge hooters waiting their turns to lap-dance him. No, we mean he was judgin’, presiding over court proceedings. That it was for a reality show pilot called Mobile Court, about a judge who makes house calls once a week, may have had something to do with the ethics violation. Judge Kevin Ross was at the club to arbitrate whether a contestant had been unfairly disqualified from a “Miss Wet on the Net” contest. Ross stood to earn as much as $555,000 if the show lasted two seasons. (xbiz.com)
The contest included a wet T-shirt competition and a “wet spelling bee” in which contestants were required to spell “titillate.” Ross ruled the contestant deserved to be “Miss Wet” and awarded her $1,000.