At 71 years old, having presided over countless small claims court cases for the past 18 years, her honor Judge Judy Sheindlin have thought she had heard it all. That was until an episode of Judge Judy aired yesterday that brought forth a case involved two men who came to know one another through the hookup app Grindr.
Her honor, unfamiliar with the latest in gay technology, turned to the the defendant Adam Murphy to describe it. “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.”
Apparently after the couple’s met, which occurred at an Applebees like all good “Masc4masc” Grindr meetups do, the plaintiff gave an unspecified gift of money to cover bills and expenses of the 23-year-old college student. That’s when the sugar daddy situation went sour. When Murphy began rejecting the plaintiff’s “creepy” advances, the gift became a loan and it was time to repay the debt.
Judge Judy grew tired of the “Baloney!” Mr. Murphy was serving to her. Sticking to his allegation that he was looking “just to make friends,” Judy opened the library and read the defendant like only she can.
“No, then you go on a website just to make friends! 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?”
Judy, having very little patience for either of these two men or their Grindr sugar-daddy-gone-wrong drama, ended up dismissing the case. But not before “gagging” at the defendant’s claims that the plaintiff was a “mentor” to him.