Joe Brown Denies Being Judge Behind Sheryl Lee Ralph's Assault

Judge Joe Brown Denies He’s The TV Judge Who Sexually Assaulted Sheryl Lee Ralph

As social media digs into the unknown identity of Sheryl Lee Ralph’s assailant, Judge Joe Brown has denied he was responsible.

Though he did not name-drop Ralph, his retweets since the denial and comment section replies seemingly indicate he’s referring to Ralph’s alleged experience.

“There’re false rumors being spread that I mistreated a certain lady≈ 25 yrs ago. I categorically deny both the accusations & acquaintance with the lady. Those rumors started with certain identified parties & spread. They ought ‘Cease & Desist’ or contemplate a defamation action,” Judge Joe Brown tweeted on March 24.

Judge Joe Brown’s tweet has received over 222,000 views and more than 200 comments and quote tweets since publishing on Friday.

RELATED: Marc Lamont Hill Says He Was ‘Disgusted’ By Judge Joe Brown’s Misogyny After Brown Referred To Cosby Accusers As ‘Groupies’

Last week, Ralph revealed on Way Up with Angela Yee that a “famous TV judge” sexually assaulted her. The award-winning actress said she was at a network event in Louisiana when the TV judge grabbed her by the neck, turned her around, and “rammed his nasty a** tongue down [her] throat.”

Ralph said, “everyone at the network saw it,” including an executive who allegedly asked her not to involve the police. In Sheryl’s words, “they did not want any bad press around their show and did not care what had just happened to [her].”

Sheryl did not identify the judge in her story but cleared Judge Greg Mathis of any wrongdoing–calling him a “great man.”

This appears to be knowledge Joe Brown has–given the “she hasn’t” reply he tweeted at the question, “when did she say your name.”

Judge Joe Brown Seemingly Suggests Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Story Is Politically Motivated

In another set of replies, Joe Brown seemingly suggested that politics motivated Lee’s story. He is currently running as an independent for the Memphis, Tennessee, mayor position. Brown suggested Lee’s husband, Pennslyvania Senator Vincent Hughes, is involved. Sheryl and Vincent have been married since 2005, per PEOPLE. 

“Perhaps her Congressman husband has an interest in the matter??? (As things pertain to defeating his party’s crippling grip on the area…,” Brown responded to a tweet asking what’s Sheryl’s motivation to lie.

When another Twitter user pointed out that Sen. Hughes’ politics are tied to Pennslyvania and Brown’s to Memphis, the judge pointed the finger at the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Brown also retweeted several messages relating to his politically-motivated claims. Other retweets included insults directed at Sheryl and her sexual assault testimony. For example, in one retweet, user @BlackBeautyFBA called Lee “a lying a** witch.”


Joe Brown Doubles Down On Denial As Video Of Misogynistic Comments Resurface

On Saturday (March 25), Brown doubled down on his denial of any involvement with Sheryl’s claims.

“There’re false rumors being spread that I mistreated a certain lady ≈ 25 yrs ago. I categorically deny both those rumors & any acquaintance with the lady in question,” he tweeted.

Brown also pointed the finger at blogs and online users in his retweets–sharing content that indicates he spoke out because both have name-dropped him.

Meanwhile, another video highlighting Joe’s concerning comments about women in leadership is making its social media rounds. In the short clip from October 2022, Judge Joe was participating in a mayoral candidate forum. The event moderator asked the male candidates why they were running instead of supporting a woman as the next mayor. Brown’s misogynistic answer later landed him in hot water online.

“Sorry, but some things men do real well and one of the main problems is…I don’t want to get crude about it, but some places you need to go to exercise leadership, some of the good ladies in here would get drug into an abandoned apartment and raped,” Brown said. “That’s one of the problems.”

At this time, Sheryl Lee Ralph and her team have not responded to Judge Joe Brown’s denials.


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