*Judge Greg Mathis is speaking out after a valet accused him of spitting on him during an argument.
According to TMZ, the TV personality parked his Rolls-Royce at Flood’s Bar and Grille in Detroit last Friday night. Mathis is said to have snapped after waiting “40 minutes as the valet ran errands with the Judge’s Rolls Royce keys in his pocket,” the outlet writes.
He denies spitting on the staffer but the valet’s lawyer, Karri Mitchell, says samples of the spittle are going to be DNA tested to back up the accusations.
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Mitchell claims Mathis didn’t just spit in his client’s face — he also launched some saliva on the valet’s shirt with separate spit. Even worse, the lawyer alleges Mathis walked over to some people nearby and bragged about what he had just done.
The lawyer says there are at least 2 witnesses who can back up the valet’s story. The valet filed a police report for assault and Detroit detectives are investigating.
Mathis recently defended himself to TMZ, stressing that the valet’s claims are bogus.
“First of all, it was a 40-minute wait. And when he came, I yelled at him and asked why would he take my car for 40 minutes, or the keys to my car,” he said in a live video. “And he began to apologize, and then he said something I think, ‘I went to the store,’ or something that was more ridiculous than the apology. So we had a verbal back and forth and that was the extent of it. It was no spitting.”
Judge Mathis goes on to note that there were “six witnesses there if they want to ask them,” and added: “I don’t know if this is a money grab, which I suspect it is, but you know, this happens all the time.”