Target: Paul J. Fischer, Executive Director and General Counsel, Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission
Goal: Fire judge for participating in numerous instances of sexual harassment and misconduct
A judge has been accused for the second time of demonstrating lack of judgment. Earlier this year, Judge Wade McCree was caught boasting about his physique and sending topless photos of himself to a female bailiff. McCree first attempted to justify the photos stating, “there is nothing nude about it; I am in no more clothes than I’ll be…this afternoon when I swim my mile.” The Michigan Supreme Court allowed McCree to keep his job, but ordered that he be publicly censured for his antics. McCree issued a public apology stating he was embarrassed and truly sorry for his actions.
Three months after McCree was granted this reprieve and allowed to keep his job, he is under investigation again. Judge McCree, a married man, is being accused of having an affair. And to make matters worse, the alleged affair is with a woman who brought her ex-boyfriend into his court for failing to pay child support.
The woman has hundreds of text messages the two exchanged over the course of their relationship. The messages detail sexual encounters in his chambers and outline the progression of their relationship. McCree promised to leave his wife for her and even discussed potential punishments for her former boyfriend. All of that changed after McCree’s wife found out that the woman McCree was having an affair with was pregnant.
McCree and his wife separated, but according to text messages sent from McCree’s phone, she would not grant him the divorce unless the woman had an abortion. The woman claims she will keep the child, despite McCree offering her anything she wanted to abort the child. Judge McCree even went so far as to contact the Wayne Country prosecutor claiming the woman was stalking and extorting him. After looking into it, the investigators found his complaints to be unsupported.
Judge McCree is not upholding the moral behavior that is necessary in his profession. He was lucky enough to remain a judge after his first discretion. However, the pattern of unethical behavior is impossible to ignore. Sign the petition to demand Judge Wade McCree is fired.
Dear Mr. Fischer,
It is a judge’s duty to advocate ethical behavior. Judge Wade McCree is under investigation for a second time for inappropriate behavior. After sending nude photos of himself to a female colleague, Judge McCree is now being accused of having an affair and impregnating a witness in a case he was presiding over. The woman met McCree after she brought her former boyfriend into his court for failing to pay child support.
This type of repeated inappropriate behavior can not be tolerated from a judge. He has made it clear that he is incapable of upholding the moral behavior required in this position. Please fire Judge Wade McCree to assure he will not preside over any more cases.
[Your Name Here]
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