According to a lawsuit, a black Alabama judge was dismissed from the bench after allegedly referring to
colleagues as ‘Uncle Tom,’ ‘fat b****,’ and a ‘heifer.’
After a complaint was filed in May alleging that she made ‘inappropriate statements’ to two judges and two staff, Jefferson County Judge Nakita Blocton, 44, was also ordered to pay the costs of the process.
The kid’s older brother, according to his mother, is an emergency responder, another figure who encourages him to desire to serve others.
The judge, who is married and has a daughter, allegedly called one judge ‘Uncle Tom,’ another a ‘fat b****,’ and an employee a ‘heifer,’ according to court documents.
She also allegedly named-called another employee, but the specific term she used was not revealed.
During court cases, the former judge allegedly stalked litigants and messaged witnesses to remove evidence.
She allegedly used fake Facebook personas to contact plaintiffs in order to sway their evidence.
Blocton allegedly had a “pattern of abuse” toward her employees, according to court filings, and she allegedly tried to hide her abuse by compelling them to give her access to their personal cellphones and work logins so that evidence could be removed.
‘Judge Blocton also ordered employees to allow her to see their private cellphones so that information that might be relevant to the Commission’s investigation could be deleted and she instructed them to provide to her their private login information to their work computers,’ the court document of the panel’s decision read.
She was also accused of ‘intimidating’ her employees by making them work ‘excessive, useless, and unneeded’ hours.
‘Additionally, Judge Blocton made her employees work unreasonable hours, including excessive, unproductive, and unnecessary late nights and weekends, and she made repeated threats to fire employees in an attempt to intimidate them,’ the complaint states.
Blocton allegedly utilized ‘Facebook aliases’ to contact litigants directly throughout her cases, according to the affidavit, where she allegedly requested possible witnesses to delete evidence in order to sway testimony.
This behavior included Judge Blocton’s use of Facebook aliases to communicate directly with litigants and to provide information to litigants in cases, asking potential witnesses to delete evidence relevant to the Commission’s investigation, and attempting to influence the testimony of witnesses (or potential witnesses) in this matter,’ the document says.
The names ‘Linda Schneider,’ ‘Camellia Williams,’ and ‘Jennifer Foster,’ according to the lawsuit, were used to target two people in a divorce case she was handling starting in August 2020.
‘These messages are substantial, containing hundreds of pages of exchanges, and contain secret information that would only be known by Judge Blocton or someone acting on her behalf,’ the complaint continues.
According to the accusations, beginning in August, Blocton or someone working on her behalf utilized phony Facebook profiles to harass a litigant who complained about her behavior.
One of the messages said: ‘Because you have prophesied when I did not send you, and because you caused my people to believe in a lie, you and your descendants will be punished,’ the May complaint said.
Another is said to have read: ‘False Prophet How Much is Your White Judge Paying You.’
Blocton is also accused of ‘favoring’ specific lawyers and displaying signs of drug abuse.
Blocton was also accused of being under the influence of drugs in her chambers, which prompted erratic conduct, and of forcing her staff to take diet pills to ‘pep’ them up after long nights at work, according to the lawsuit.
She is rumored to be in possession of prescription medicines, including Phentermine. The complaint adds: ‘These pills created behavioral changes in Judge Blocton while she was performing her judicial duties, including but not limited to, becoming hyper-talkative and hyper-somnolent… exhibiting paranoid behavior… and expressing a belief that the commission or someone in its direction is ”going to kill her.”’
‘Judge Blocton has also consistently stayed at the courthouse overnight, presumably trying to work, and has told others that she does not sleep for days at a time.’
Blocton did not abuse drugs or push anyone to take medication, according to Anthony.
Her docket was delayed because of COVID-19, and she is suffering with the loss of her father and grandfather, according to her counsel.
Blocton also broke eight canons of judicial ethics, including “failure to sustain integrity,” “decorum,” and “engaged in a practice of dishonesty and deception,” according to the nine-judge panel.
Blocton’s attorney, Emory Anthony, told Law and Crime that she is examining her options: ‘We were trying to keep her on the bench, and we were disappointed they removed her from the bench.’
‘If the complaint wasn’t a legal document, it would be a libel lawsuit,