Judge Judy had never heard of Grindr before hearing the case that aired on her show on Monday afternoon, but she clearly didn’t need much time to figure out how the gay hookup app works.
Welcome to the 21st century, Judge Judy!
The case was pretty simple: One guy in his late 40s was suing a 23-year-old dude, whom he met on Grindr, for money he had lent him after the two met up at Applebees. The comedy in the case came from the way the defendant initially described the app, the audience’s reaction to said description, and Judy’s no B.S. response to the claim that the two had connected during a search for mere “friendship.”
“No, then you go on a website to make friends!” she said, cutting to the core of the matter with trademark Judge Judy logic and wit. “You go with college friends! But you went on a particular website. I mean, if I were looking to just make friends, I wouldn’t go on a website that said, you know, it’s just for little old Jewish ladies. I would try to expand my horizons a little bit, do you understand? Do you understand what I’m saying to you, sir? So then you met Mr. Starnes, who is considerably older than you are. So if what you said is you wanted to make friends, one would think you’d wanted to make friends with a contemporary of yours, rather than someone who is older.”
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