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Judge Judy ’Gags’ At Grindr Case

by Jason St. Amand
National News Editor
Wednesday Jul 2, 2014

It finally happened - Judge Judith Sheindlin heard a case involving Grindr.

On Monday night's episode of "Judge Judy" Judge Judy presided over a case involving an older gentleman, a college student, "unpaid loans," and the gay hookup app, Grindr, Gawker reports.

The case: The 47-year-old plaintiff sued defendant Aaron Murphy, a 23-year-old college student, for unpaid loans, but Murphy says those loans were a gift.

Naturally, Judge Judy asked Murphy how the two men met.

"Um, we met on a, website," said Murhpy. "Um, it's actually called Grindr...Grindr, it's an app. For your phone or your iPad. It's a social app that tells you where homosexual males are and their proximity. To where you are."

He then said they met in person at an Applebee's and told Judge Judy he was only on Grindr to make friends (haven't we all heard that one before).

But don't worry, Judge Judy was not having any of that.

"Mr. Murphy, so, what you're telling me, sir, is you went on this website in order to find someone who had the same sexual predisposition you did?" she asked.

"Um, no, actually, it was just to make friends," Murphy replied.

"No, then you go on a website to make friends!" she said. "You go with college friends! But you went on a particular website. I mean, if I were looking to just make friends, I wouldn't go on a website that said, you know, it's just for little old Jewish ladies. I would try to expand my horizons a little bit, do you understand?"

Murphy claimed that the plaintiff was "like a mentor" to him but, again, there's no fooling Judge Judy.

"My problem with you Murphy is, at least he probably, according to you...was up front with you. He wanted to be your friend but he wanted more," she told the defendant. "You were just using him. You're the dishonest one. He wasn't being dishonest with you...You're the one using him."

"Your answer said, 'He was like a mentor to me," she said before adding, "Gagging. Gagging at that answer, because it's untruthful."


Judge Judy ended up tossing the case out even though she was so over Murphy. She concluded, however, that the plaintiff probably did give him money and didn't expect him to pay him back.

The episode has gone viral on Twitter and users are retweeting gifs from the clip.

Watch part one of the clip below or both clips over at Gawker.


  • , 2014-07-03 04:54:06

    I don’t know the case but I think Judy is way out of date. Lots of ppl go on to websites to met other ppl who are in the same minority that they are. This is especially true for ppl who are in oppressed groups.

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