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It puts the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the gavel again

gavel.jpgWell this headline really speaks for itself: “Woman sues Texas judge for ejaculating on her in chambers.”

So according to a complaint filed earlier this month, here’s the story (all allegations, remember). On a Saturday night in December 2005, at 8:30 p.m., Theresa Wooten got a call from a local Texas judge, Gary Mitchel Block. Wooten was a defendant representing herself in a case before Block. So during this call, Block said he could help her resolve the case and he wanted her to drive over to the courthouse. She met him there, and they went into Block’s private chambers. He had her sit on his sofa and offered her some booze, which she declined. Wooten says Block then started to talk about unrelated personal stuff and started massaging her shoulders. When she pulled away, he sat down next to her on the couch and tried to go down on her. When she pulled back again, he pulled his little gavel out and began jacking off. Then he grabbed her hand and continued to whack, eventually delivering his special judicial opinion on her. She fled to his private restroom, cleaned up, and got the hell out of there.

And so that’s the basis of her claims for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. But get this - when she filed her complaint, Block had already resigned because of unrelated sex scandals. A female attorney who often appeared before Block claimed that he got grabby with her: “He put his arm around me and he pushed me over to him and he just started feeling me.” There were alleged to be several complaints filed against Block between 2004 and 2006, and he resigned to avoid disciplinary action.

Block’s lawyer, of course, claims this is all just a nasty smear campaign, brought by “very potent political folk” looking to take down local judges.

Maybe it’s just me, but In light of Wooten’s ejaculation claim, maybe Block’s lawyer should steer away from talking about potency and smears.