Judge Alex Kozinski’s accusers are bravely coming forward, to not only knock him off the bench…but to put him in prison.
Over a dozen women have accused Kozinski of sexual misconduct, including exposing them to pornography, being fondled and groped, and kissed without their consent.
Retired US Court of Federal Claims Judge Christine Miller, has accused Kozinski of grabbing her breasts during a shared car ride after a legal community function in the Baltimore area, in 1986,
“He said if you won’t sleep with me, I want to touch you, and then he reached over, and — this was the most antiseptic — he grabbed each of my breasts and squeezed them,” Miller explained.
Leah Litman, a law professor at University of California, Irvine, was in a restaurant with Kosinski the night before they were appearing together on a judicial panel in July. Judge Kozinski talked about the torrid sex he had just had, while pinching her side and leg.
Another lawyer, whose name has not been released, has accused Kozinski of more than just fondling. At a legal event in Los Angeles in 2008, Kozinski walked up to this lawyer, grabbed her, gave her an extremely tight hug and kissed her on the lips with no warning.
According to the Post, the woman’s husband confirmed the incident in question, however, they said nothing due to Kozinski’s powerful position and a belief that nothing would be done because of it.
Kozinski issued this lame statement; “I have been a judge for 35 years and during that time have had over 500 employees in my chambers. I treat all of my employees as family and work very closely with most of them. I would never intentionally do anything to offend anyone and it is regrettable that a handful have been offended by something I may have said or done.”
On Friday, a misconduct inquiry was opened by the Judicial Council of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.