TMZ got their hands on some security camera footage filmed on the evening that Judge Greg Mathis allegedly spat on a valet for taking too long with his car. I’m sure you’re on the edge of your seat waiting to see some possibly-incriminating footage of a daytime TV Judge raging off road, so let’s get to that video.
Judge Mathis has claimed he didn’t spit on a valet, and that six witness will back up his story. The valet, who had gotten a lawyer involved, claimed that Judge Mathis did spit on him, that two witnesses will back up his story, and that his allegedly spittle-covered shirt was going in for DNA testing. Now we’ve got the security camera footage taken last Friday evening from Flood’s Bar and Grille in Detroit. It shows Judge Mathis approaching his vehicle, with the valet inside. Judge Mathis can be seen pulling the upper-class male equivalent of “Can I speak to your manager?” which is to march up to the vehicle in a way that says, “Oh, we definitely have a problem here.” There’s no sound, but I bet he used the term, “Buddy” or “Pal.” Ooh, maybe even “Chief.”
Judge Mathis sticks his head into the vehicle’s open passenger window and pulls it out quick. That’s the moment the valet alleges Judge Mathis spat in his face (the valet alleges Judge Mathis spat a second time, on his shirt). A man in a grey suit can be seen pulling Judge Mathis away from his vehicle, and it’s not know who that man is.
It’s also nearly impossible to see what happened when Judge Mathis stuck his head in his car, thanks to those tinted windows and some Patterson-Gimlin quality resolution. All I know for sure is that Judge Mathis’ Rolls Royce looks more like a Jeep. I suppose Judge Mathis could always claim that’s not him in the video, and if that doesn’t work, he could always just use those tinted windows and lack of sound to his advantage. He could argue he was simply sticking his head into his vehicle because he thought he felt a drop of rain and didn’t want to ruin his hair. And if the judge asks if maybe the wet drop he felt was his own spit flying, Judge Mathis could try cutting to commercial?
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