A federal lawsuit filed on Friday claims that Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano of sexually abused a young man accused of arson in his court in the 1980s.
The lawsuit filed by South Carolina resident Charles Corbishley charges that Napolitano attacked him at a Hackensack, N.J., home, according to New York Daily News.
“You know, you could be going away for a long time,” Napolitano allegedly told Corbishely, who was 20 years old at the time, according to the lawsuit. Napolitano, who was wearing a trench coat, then told Corbishley to “be a good boy” and forced him to “perform fellatio” on Napolitano, the presiding Justice on his criminal case, the suit states.
“At this moment, Plaintiff was paralyzed with fear. He wanted desperately to stop Defendant Napolitano’s sexual assault, but he was terrified about what Judge Napolitano would do to him if he resisted or fought back,” the lawsuit continues.
After the encounter, Napolitano sentenced Corbishley to probation and community service — no jail time. The suit notes that Corbishley’s co-defendant in the arson case was sentenced to several years in prison.
Corbishley later violated his probation but Napolitano treated him with unusual leniency, granting a motion to vacate the probation in its entirety in 1992, the suit said.
Corbishley seeks $10 million under the New Jersey Child Victims Act, The Daily News reports.