Judge Mathis has denied the allegations that he spit on a valet outside of a hotel who took too long to return his car keys.
"First of all, it was a 40-minute wait," he said. "And when he came, yes, I yelled at him and asked why would he take my car for 40 minutes or the keys to my car. He began to apologize and then he said something, I think, of 'I went to the store,' or something [that] was more ridiculous than the apology."
While holding Mathis' car key, the valet reportedly disappeared for a long time, leaving the judge waiting - and he was not too happy about it. According to TMZ, Judge Mathis responded by cursing the valet out, and spitting on him before making an exit, an allegation which the judge denies.
"And so, we had a little verbal back and forth, and that was the extent of it. It was no spitting. It was six witnesses there if they wanna ask them. I was standing there outside of the place with the owner's son who asked if I wanted to do something about it, and I said no, let it go. And that was the extent of it."
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He added that he believes this is a "money grab" and that the valet did not file a police report, but TMZ says that they have seen documents which show that the valet may have spoken to the police.