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Judge Judy

You Have 'Stupid' On Your Forehead ... Stupid

3/12/2014 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Judge Judy
has filed her first lawsuit EVER -- seriously -- against a guy who is shamelessly using her image to chase personal injury clients.

The TV jurist is outraged John Haymond -- a P.I. lawyer in Hartford, CT. -- used clips from "Judge Judy" along with clips of him and his daughters to drum up business.

Judy is especially pissed because she says she's never endorsed a product or the services of anyone ... to maintain her independent reputation.

She says, "Without seeking my authorization or consent, Mr. Haymond has taken that choice away from me for his own personal gain.  I cannot tolerate that, and intend to hold Mr. Haymond financially responsible for his actions."

Judy scolds the barrister, saying, "Mr. Haymond is a lawyer and should know better."

We looked for the ads and, just like the litigants who appear on her show, it appears Judy scared the crap out of Haymond because they are nowhere to be found.

Herhonner is suing for more than $75K in damages ... or in Judy's world, lunch money.

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LuvJudgeJudy    

I live in CT and watch Judge Judy everyday and everyday I see the advertisement being aired a couple of times during her show on channel 8 WTNH. I don't know how you can say they are no where to be found. I don't blame her one bit for filing a lawsuit. I personally find the commercial in vulgar taste.

223 days ago
17.

WhyAmIHere    

Does ANYONE proofread a goddamn thing on this site?

223 days ago
18.

schonangela1    

I love Judge Judy! She is absolutely entitled to maintain her reputation. She has worked hard to be in her position for someone else to come along and use her image for his benefit. It's not about the money, she's proving a point. Oh and btw, love the spelling police lol! Shocking that more comments were made about a typo (get over it!!) than the actual content lol.

223 days ago
19.

YouDontSay    

I don't know if anyone could win against Judge Judith S. One smart woman with a rocking bod.

223 days ago
20.

Dead@27    

Bird the Bailiff hit it first.

223 days ago
21.

ZanneTD    

Her *honor.* Grammar is our friend.

223 days ago
22.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

So apparently the TMZ morons corrected "layer" to "lawyer" but they are still calling Judy Her Honer. I'm just wondering what she hones?

223 days ago
23.

KellyBFan    

this "judge" doesn't want anybody cutting in on her profiteering ways dispensing "justice"

223 days ago
24.

cat     

Her "Honer"? Really?

223 days ago
25.

Stella Lindsay    

A "layer" AND "Her Honer"?! And who's got "stupid" across their forehead?

223 days ago
26.

LaughAtU    

Honer? Hahahahaha

223 days ago
27.

liberal racist    

shut up you old bag like you don't have enough money already. another greedy jew.

223 days ago
28.

BSname    

How effective of an Ad could it have possibly been if TMZ was unable to find a copy of it?
You have to find someone who at least saw this thing before you can even entertain the idea of damages to Judge Judy.

223 days ago
29.

Hammer    

F**k judge Judy she's a bully

223 days ago
30.

Brian    

If I was a juror on her case I'd award her $1 million. It's shameful a lawyer would do this. They should be punished a lot more.

223 days ago
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