Alexandru Hossu, a 36-year-old Romanian immigrant in the U.S. illegally, was charged with raping the 13-year-old daughter of his former girlfriend in October 2010.
The lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court seeks more than $75,000 in damages Haymond and his firm. In a statement, Judge Judy said she had never filed a lawsuit against anyone before this.
The sheriff denied defaming DA Adam Levy. He also said the timing of the lawsuit was “blatantly political” and implied it was intended to damage his re-election campaign.
Adam Levy, who is the son of TV’s “Judge Judy,” said he has acted properly and that the sheriff’s allegations are unfounded.
The mentoring program was developed six years ago by Judge Judy’s daughter Nicole, because she had a great relationship with her own mentor.