Hot mic catches judge making ‘sexist’ remarks about Bill Cosby’s NY lawyer


A Chicago judge has been accused of making sexist feedback about a New York lawyer who repped Bill Cosby — after reportedly getting caught on a sizzling mic asking, “Can you imagine waking up next to her every day?”

Cook County Judge William Raines appeared to have thought his courtroom’s live-stream cameras have been off when he made disparaging feedback about Jennifer Bonjean, WGN News said.

“’Did you see her going nuts, glasses off, fingers through her hair … It’s insane,’” Bonjean recalled listening to the judge ask a prosecutor.

“Can you imagine waking up next to her every day? Oh my God!” the judge mentioned, according to The Chicago Sun-Times, citing transcripts together with in a courtroom movement to protect video of the dialog.

Assistant state’s legal professional Susie Bucaro reportedly then chimed in saying, “There can be various issues mistaken in my life if I used to be waking up subsequent to her every single day.’

The judge reportedly added, “I couldn’t have a visual on that if you paid me.”

Jennifer Bonjean and Bill Cosby.
Jennifer Bonjean beforehand defended Bill Cosby.
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Bonjean — who has repped many high-profile instances, together with disgraced “America’s Dad” Cosby — advised WGN the judge’s abusive feedback got here “out of nowhere [and] for no apparent reason.”

Her paralegal managed to get a transcript, and on Thursday one other judge permitted Bonjean’s emergency movement to protect the video, the Sun-Times mentioned.

Bonjean mentioned she supposed to file a criticism with the Judicial Inquiry Board over the “sexist and offensive” feedback.

Pictured: Jennifer Bonjean
Referring to Bonjean, Cook County Judge William Raines mentioned, “Can you imagine waking up next to her every day? Oh my God!”

“He should not be presiding over things as important as criminal court proceedings where people’s lives hang in the balance,” she advised WGN.

A spokeswoman for the state’s legal professional’s workplace known as the feedback by prosecutors caught within the hot-mic second “unacceptable.”

“Their actions reflect poorly on the work of our office and the entire criminal justice system. State’s Attorney [Kim] Foxx has spoken directly with both ASAs and as a personnel matter, this will be addressed appropriately,” they mentioned in a press release to each shops.

A spokeswoman for Cook County’s Chief Judge Tim Evans mentioned he would maintain a gathering of the circuit courtroom’s govt committee subsequent week to debate the feedback by Raines, who was recused from the preliminary case.

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