Sucks to be Gary Block
It's been a tough year for Harris County Criminal Court-at-Law Judge Gary Block. Then again, there are plenty of people who say he deserves it.
Block was beaten in a re-election attempt in the GOP primary last March. His opponent, Lucci Smith, ran at least in part because of claims of sexual harassment made against Block.
In the definition of a "sweetheart deal," the generally toothless Commission on Judicial Conduct allowed Block to resign his seat — one day before Smith took over January 1 — in order to avoid facing disciplinary charges. He can't be a judge again, but he's free to be a lawyer.
The always-entertaining blog of Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey — who never met an exclamation point he couldn't use three or four times — has the latest details on one of the alleged incidents, filed in a lawsuit Friday.
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Among the highlights: Block invites a female lawyer into his office, "tries to place his face in her vagina area on top of her clothes in a sexually offensive manner," and then — the money shot:
"Defendant then pulls his penis out of his pants and begins to masturbate rapidly and grabs Plaintiff's hand without her consent as he continued to masturbate and ejaculate on her."
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