A valet driver accused Judge Greg Mathis from the popular television show, “Judge Mathis,” of spitting on him Friday night. The judge says it never happened and thinks the allegation boils down to a possible “money grab.”
TMZ reports that a valet driver at Flood’s Bar and Grille in Detroit got into a verbal altercation with Mathis when the driver apparently took too long to return the judge the keys to his Rolls-Royce. While the valet driver allegedly said he took around 10 to 15 minutes to return the car, Mathis claimed the man took at least 40 minutes.
The valet driver, who filed a police report, accused of Mathis of cursing at him repeatedly before spitting on him. Mathis admitted he got into an argument with the valet but claimed that was the extent of the incident.
“It was a 40-minute wait,” Mathis said on Twitter. “Yes, I yelled at him and asked why he would take my car for 40 minutes……We had a little verbal back and forth and that was the extent of it. It was no spitting. It was six witnesses there if they want to ask them.”
Here’s my response to the ridiculous allegations made against me. pic.twitter.com/OOIEXmXrBP
— Judge Greg Mathis (@JudgeGregMathis) August 29, 2019
According to Detroit News, Detroit police Sgt. Nicole Kirkwood said confirmed that a report was indeed filed and authorities are currently investigating the incident.
“Preliminarily, we got a report that the victim was working valet parking at the time when the suspect allegedly spit on him,” Kirkwood said. “Apparently, the suspect became upset over whether the victim had his car keys, so the suspect allegedly spit on him.”
The valet driver’s attorney, Karri Mitchell, said that not only did Mathis spit in her client’s face, but also on his shirt. The lawyer said two people can back up her client’s story. The attorney also reportedly accused Mathis of bragging about what he did to bystanders.
Mitchell indicated that her client’s shirt would be tested for Mathis’ DNA, according to TMZ.
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[Feature Photo: Judge Greg Mathis via AP/Charles Bennett, file]