‘JUDGED By Matt Walsh’ Ep. 6: Car Theft And A Cat Custody Battle

There’s no predicting what kind of cases will come before the Honorable Judge Walsh, but for fans of “JUDGED,” it’s guaranteed that they’ll be absolutely hilarious. Because as the wise judge likes to say, if you don’t like it, there’s something wrong with you.

This week included family members of both the human and feline variety, which is made all the more exciting for anyone who knows how Walsh feels about cats. An animal presented on evidence in the courtroom? Yes, it’s just another day for the “JUDGED by Matt Walsh” audience.

First up, April Lee is suing her daughter for $1,000 for allegedly borrowing her car and returning it damaged. 

“Suing your own daughter is an interesting parenting strategy,” Judge Walsh says by way of greeting. “I’ve heard of putting them in timeouts, taking away privileges. I’ve never considered litigation against my kids. So why are we here? Why has it come to that?”

Lee said she caught her daughter taking the car without permission and claimed she crashed it into a carport, which resulted in damage. “We need to teach her some responsibility,” she tells the judge.

The plaintiff showed photos of the car before it was damaged, including images of herself posing with the vehicle to prove how happy she was to have the car. Judge Walsh asked if she also had a picture of herself looking sad next to the dented car, which inspired the courtroom to erupt into laughter.

“Nothing that’s happening here is fine,” the judge said. “I’m trying to remind you, this is a court of law, and there’s nothing that we do here for a laugh.”

When Walsh asked Lee if her daughter had taken anything else, the plaintiff said her daughter was responsible for a stolen outfit and machete, because someone else had taken them out of the car when she was using it without permission.

The defendant Brianna Carrington insisted she didn’t take the car on the occasion in question, though she admitted to borrowing it in the past.

The two women argued back and forth over when and how Carrington used the car, which Walsh attempted to unravel. Carrington suggested that her stepfather took the car because he didn’t want to be “cussed out” by Lee. 

Walsh reminds Lee that if the defendant had to use alternate transportation such as Uber to get to her mom’s house and back home, it doesn’t make sense that she would then steal the car to go work on the Las Vegas strip. But Lee insisted that her daughter admitting to using the car seven times before meant she likely did an eighth time as well.

“Miss, Carrington…. Do you know what the fifth commandment is? It’s honor thy father and mother,” Judge Walsh begins. “Miss Lee, do you know what the 11th commandment might have been if there was one? It might have been, ‘Don’t sue your child on a TV court show.’ You would be in violation of that commandment.”

Ultimately, the judge delivers a wise and fair verdict which you can see by tuning into episode 6 of “JUDGED by Matt Walsh.” 

The next case on the docket deals with the care and feeding of a cat.

Taylor Mae is suing her friend Taylor Spicer for $2,500 to recoup money spent taking care of that friend’s cat. She said the defendant hasn’t paid for food, kitty litter, or anything since she began taking care of the animal for “a couple of years.”

Mae said she had multiple conversations with her friend after taking the cat in, but didn’t bring up the burden of caring for the pet while the defendant’s family was ill because she didn’t want to be “confrontational.”

“You don’t like being confrontational with your friends, so instead, you sue them in court?” Judge Walsh confirms.

“Yes, Your Honor,” Mae replies with a laugh.

The plaintiff said her friend finally came and picked up the cat after three years but never paid her for anything she purchased during that time to help care for the animal. Next, Mae and the defendant got into an argument over the cat’s name, which Mae says is Pepsi and Spicer says is Midnight. Their argument goes back and forth until Judge Walsh bangs the gavel.

Judge Walsh next addresses the defendant. 

“Now, Miss Spicer, what I’m hearing is that you are a negligent cat owner who abandoned your cat for years. And then came back into the picture like the deadbeat dad who disappears, who leaves to go to the store and doesn’t come back till the kids have graduated high school,” he begins, prompting Spicer to insist there’s “more to the story.”

She explained how she gave the cat to Mae while she cared for her ailing grandparents, and then wasn’t “in a stable place” to take the cat back after they both passed away.

“Why do you need to be stable to have cats? I thought cats were for unstable people. The majority of women who have cats are unstable,” Judge Walsh said.

“That’s true,” Spicer replied.

After some more background to the story is established, the judge tells the courtroom that the cat is present. “I do not normally allow wild beasts in my courtroom. But in this case, I think certainly one thing that will help in my deliberations is to find out who the cat prefers,” Walsh explained. 

Brief chaos ensues as the cat runs all over the courtroom before the bailiff picks it up. “I think he likes me,” the bailiff observes as he cradles the animal. 

“Well that settles it, the bailiff gets the cat,” Judge Walsh says.

“This has made a mockery of this fake courtroom,” he adds of letting the animal join proceedings in the first place.

Following deliberations, Judge Walsh says, “This has been an adventure. The bailiff is now covered in cat piss. Miss Mae, Miss Spicer, you have come to me with a dispute over a cat. You both have claimed custody of the cat. You both have claimed the right to name the cat. I’ve deliberated over this, extensively, for many long seconds, and I have come to a conclusion now.”

Tune in to the latest episode of “JUDGED” to hear the verdict and keep checking back every week for exciting new cases, premiering Tuesdays exclusively on DailyWire+. 

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