Love him or loathe him – but if you’re a homophobe it’s best to steer well clear of the courtroom of Judge Rinder.
A landlord felt the full wrath of the judge after he demanded that an ex-tenant, who happens to be a lesbian, should have to fork out £399 for a new bed.
When Judge Rinder asked why he was entitled to a new bed, he said, in front of a stunned court room:
“When I found out that she is what she is, I wanted to change the bed. I don’t know what’s been happening on the bed.”
Among other things he also said he couldn’t understand why she was a lesbian, when there were plenty of men like him around …
Needless to say, the landlord’s claim was denied.
Last year Judge (Rob) Rinder, a real-life barrister, married his long-term boyfriend Seth Cumming at a sun-drenched ceremony on Ibiza. The marriage was officiated by Benedict Cumberbatch who is an old friend of Rinder’s from Manchester University.