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Judge Joe Brown Sued in 'Nookie' Case

2/22/2010 8:52 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TV's Judge Joe Brown is being sued by a man who was once a plaintiff on the show -- a man who claims Joe falsely accused him on the show of trying to pay a woman for sex.

The plaintiff, Mark Schweninger, sued a woman on "Judge Joe Brown" for $7,500, claiming he loaned her money but she didn't pay him back. According to Schweninger's lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Brown said on the show, "You were just trying to get nookie."

The suit goes on to define "nookie" as "an indecent sexual term for a woman's private parts and for sexual intercourse."

Schweninger also says Brown called him a "sucker," which he claims drew catcalls from the peanut gallery.

In addition, Schweninger alleges he was defrauded because he was led to believe Brown was a real California judge ... but he is not.

So far, no comment from His Honor or CBS But we know it's SOP in court shows to have litigants sign a binding arbitration agreement in which litigants on the show give up legal recourse once the gavel goes down.


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he gives welfare junkies hell! love him

1668 days ago

Rob Uzzel    

I appeared on Judge Joe Brown in 2008 and he called me a anal retentive and lied and sided with my ex-girlfriend (when in fact she lied). Maybe I should pursue this lawsuit ding ding!!!

1664 days ago


joe brown is or was a judge in memphis tenn. sometime ago

1661 days ago


Judge Joe Brown is a real judge..He handled one of the appeals of James Earl Ray,the man convicted of assassinating Dr.Martin Luther King,Jr.

1659 days ago


Judge Joe Brown has never said anything racist. He is someone who should be looked up to for his stand on morals and how you should live your life. If he humilated you on the show as well then it must simply be because you're an idiot too.

1659 days ago


What is SOP mean?

1668 days ago


He is a REAL judge!! And he reads people pretty well, he is no fool!! I like him!!

1668 days ago


Is that defamation or slander? It's about time someone said something about the things he says. Mathis is another sexist judge you should hear some of the stuff he says!

1668 days ago


Judge Joe is excellent. I love how he tells people just the way it is. All those fools who go on the show, know what they are getting into. Part of the show i am sure is humor....if people can't take the heat, than they shouldn't apply to even go on there. Judge Joe Rules!!

1668 days ago

Gigi Burks    

Judge Joe Brown is a former judge from Memphis, TN. He received notoriety for his extreme sentencing while he was on the bench. His unusual behavior is what got him his own television show.

1668 days ago


Judge Joe Brown is the WORST judge on TV. He is an absolute joke. He is abusive, sterotypes people - especially black urban males - he draws conclusion before even hearing all the facts.
How the hell did this guy reach where he is and continue to exists as a judge with his behaviour, only the Lord knows.

Judge Judy is the next a-hole.

BTW - Judge Joe Brown has 2 fine ass daughters! Wow!!

1668 days ago


Correction to #42. Not Judge Joe Brown but the other black american judge his name I cannot remember. He is the one with the fine daughters.

#25 you said it best!! Wish I had your linguistic skills!!

1668 days ago


@ #43

Judge Mathis?

1668 days ago


Wasn't Judge Joe Brown the Martin Luther King murder Judge at that time? Isn't that the main reason the company that syndicated Judge Judy's show has him riding on the same multi billion dollar gravy train? All tv Judge shows be cancelled immediately.

1668 days ago


judge joe brown is a sexist and a jerk, i was on the show recently and it was edited in a fashion to simply put down the man, (me) and allow his to flirt with the defendant, i hope he gets whats deserved, its about time, that statement alone constitutes slander that millions of people saw on tv

1668 days ago
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