Kentucky Judge Accused Of Courthouse Threesome With Ex-Pastor, Female Employee Is Suspended

A Kentucky judge was suspended temporarily without pay after she was accused of misconduct, including having a threesome in the courthouse with her male lover, who is a former pastor, and a female employee.

Judge Dawn Gentry, a family court judge in Kentucky’s northern 16th Judicial District, was charged with multiple counts of misconduct in November 2019 by the state Judicial Conduct Committee.

Gentry was put on temporary paid suspension earlier this week, pending a final decision in the case, reports NBC News.

The judge is accused of coercing court staff to work on her judicial election campaign, retaliating against employees who failed to support her campaign, and hiring a man she had a sexual relationship with, according to a conduct committee document outlining the charges.

Gentry, who was elected in November 2018, denies all of the charges.

According to the court documents, Gentry allegedly hired her lover, a former pastor, and then allowed him to play guitar and sing in the office, “disrupting other court employees during the workday.”

Gentry, her male lover, and a third court employee, a woman, also allegedly engaged in sexual activity in the courthouse.

She has denied the accusation.

She is also accused of bringing her children to work and allowing them to witness confidential court proceedings, approving false or inaccurate time sheets, and allowing staff to store and consume alcoholic beverages in court offices and consume alcohol in the courthouse.

Stephen Ryan, Gentry’s lawyer, said that witnesses during court proceedings attested to Gentry’s skills as a judge, arguing that she was fit to remain on the bench.

“They said she was fair and listened to the arguments and wrote good legal opinions,” Ryan said, saying Gentry often presided over divorces, child neglect and abuse cases, and truancy issues.


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