Hinds County Circuit Judge Weill faces new allegations

An embattled Mississippi judge told his then-court administrator she was “acting worse than a woman who had been raped,” a lawsuit filed Thursday alleges.

Karla Watkins Bailey said the actions of Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill led to her resignation, according to her lawsuit filed in Hinds County Circuit Court.

It’s the latest allegation involving the judge — ordered last week by the state Supreme Court to provide a detailed reason for why he banned Assistant Public Defender Alison Kelly from handling the cases of indigent clients in his courtroom.
Thursday’s lawsuit represents only one side of a legal argument. The judge could not be reached Thursday for comment.

Clarion Ledger
4/16/15