A married Detroit judge has been placed on leave amid allegations he had “relations” with a woman whose child-support case was pending in his court. Geniene La’Shay Mott told local reporters that she frequently had s*x with Judge McCree in his chambers and is currently pregnant with his child.
“I met him as a litigant, a complaining witness in his courtroom, and he stayed around after the case was over and that’s when the second half of the flirting started and we went from there and our relationship picked up,” she said. “It went from being a summer fling and just something to do to falling in love, promises of marriage, me getting pregnant, us buying a house together, name it.” McCree described his marriage as loveless to Mott and spent several months sending her text messages about their relationship (you can view them below). Mott claims she accompanied McCree when he filed for divorce.
Judge Wade McCree is no stranger to controversy. In April, he was criticized for sending a female bailiff a nude picture of himself. The Michigan Supreme Court reprimanded McCree for misconduct in October. He has since apologized for sending a shirtless photo of himself to a female court employee, but is now back in the spotlight for his relationship with Mott.
Text message exchanges between Mott and McCree:
McCree: My Judicial Tenure Commission has me nervous, as you might expect. I have to be real careful until this matter is put to rest… you are the complaining witness on a case that is before me. Naturally if it got out that we were seeing each other before your B.D.’s (baby daddy) case closed, everybody could be in deep (expletive). Why you want to spend time with a man like me remains a mystery, but if you’ll have me… then as Bill Withers said, “use me up!” SMOOCHES.
McCree: OK, The math will be based on his failures since being placed on probation, but if U’r right, the threat of jail will loosen his purse strings!
Mott: OK, SO LET’S GO WITH WHAT YOU PROPOSED… GO 2 JAIL (150 DAYS), RELEASE UPON PAYMENT OF $1,500. OR, GET A TETHER & BRING BACK W/N 30 DAYS $2500 OR SERVE 9 MONTHS! BONUS: PAY W/N 30 DAYS, REMOVE TETHER. NOW BACK 2 US… WHAT ARE WE DOIN AFTER COURT THURSDAY???
Mott: HAVE YOU BEEN SLEEPING W/ANYONE ELSE DURING OUR RELATIONSHIP???… EVEN ORAL S*X? I’M ASKING NOW CAUSE THEY R GONNA RUN THE TEST 2 KNOW IF THE BABY @ RISK & I RATHER HEAR IT FROM U IF I DO.
McCree: U HAVE BEEN MY ONLY PARTNER SINCE WE’VE ENCOUNTERED EACH OTHER.
McCree: YEAH LET’S TALK!!! I WANT (AND SO DOES LAVERNE) THIS TERMINATION. U’LL GET WHATEVER U WANT 4 IT! I’VE BEEN CLEAR ON IT FROM THE GET GO!!! WHATEVER U WANT, YOU SHALL HAVE!!!
Mott:O NO… U ACT LIKE I’M HOLDING THIS OVER U… YOU ASKED ME 2 GET THE ABORTION 2 HELP YOU IN YOUR DIVORCE CASE.
A local news reporter, Charles LeDuff, asked Mott what she believes people will think about her after reading this story. Here’s what she said:
“I’m sure the same thing I would think watching a news story that she knew what she was getting into messing with a married man. And that’s pretty much it. She should’ve never got involved. She should’ve known he wasn’t going to leave. The typical. And that’s why it was a fling, something to do for the summer, and it turned into more…. And, of course, I believed him with everything, you know, his actions, showed me that he was leaving, he filed for divorce. I mean, there was nothing to say that we weren’t moving forward.
On whether or not she’s keeping the baby:
Yes. I never wanted to have the abortion in the first place.
Mott claims she went public with she and McCree’s affair last week when McCree went to the Wayne County prosecutor claiming Mott was stalking and extorting him. McCree failed to mention his baby, the house, or the child support case to the investigators. Investigators found no merit in his allegations.