Yesterday we learned that a valet at Flood’s Bar and Grille in Detroit is accusing Judge Greg Mathis of forgoing a tip, and instead leaving said valet with spit, after the valet reportedly took too long to retrieve his Rolls Royce. Judge Mathis is telling his side of the story, and he would like any future valets to put away their umbrellas if they see him rolling up in his Rolls. Because according to Judge Mathis, he never spat on anyone. However, that valet still says otherwise, and is going straight to the lab for DNA testing.
This all allegedly started after Judge Mathis went to get his car, and had to wait 10 to 15 minutes while the valet retrieved another car (all while allegedly having the keys to Judge Mathis’ Rolls in his pocket). When the valet returned, Judge approached the valet stand and spat on the valet. Judge Mathis appeared on TMZ Live yesterday and it’s a little different when he tells it.
Judge Mathis says that he wasn’t waiting 10 to 15 minutes for his vehicle, but 40 minutes. He claims that while apologizing for taking so long, the valet sort of confessed that he was gone for so long because he went to the store (with the keys to the Judge’s Rolls in his pocket). Judge Mathis admits he and the valet got into a verbal altercation, but that there was no spitting and six witnesses can attest to that. Judge Mathis adds that he had a gut full of soul food, and needed some stomach medicine that was in his trunk. Are we talking gas? Bloating? The shits? Judge, you know as well as anyone that you’ve got to drop those details if you want to win a case.
Judge Mathis wants this to go away, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. The valet’s lawyer Karri Mitchell tells TMZ that Judge Mathis allegedly spit on her client’s shirt as well as his face. Karri also claims Judge Mathis went and bragged to some nearby witnesses after he spit on the valet. The valet believes that the spit is considered DNA evidence, and will be tested in a lab. Detroit police are currently investigating the situation after the valet reportedly filed police report for assault. The valet also claims that he’s got two witnesses that will vouch for him.
If the lab is able to retrieve enough spittle molecules out of that shirt, then Judge Mathis might be in trouble. If not, well then you know the old saying I just made up: If there’s no spit, you must acquit. And if the lab results are inconclusive, then you better get Judge Judy involved. I know she’ll be able to get to the bottom of this while delivering the line, “Don’t spit on my leg and tell me it’s…well, that you didn’t spit.”