A popular, no-holds-barred talk show host’s mouth has gotten him in trouble again.
On Wednesday, More 94.9’s Real Talk Live host, Ortland H Bodie Jr. appeared before Supreme Court Justice Stephen Isaacs after being served a contempt notice for “disparaging remarks” he made on his show last week.
The talk show host reportedly made reference to a case involving alleged murderer Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs. Justice Isaacs is currently presiding over that case.
The comments were reportedly made between June 20 and June 21 and could possibly “scandalise” the case.
In court yesterday, Justice Isaacs told the talk show host’s attorney, Keith Seymour, that he did not personally hear the talk show.
“I had people who listened to the show and they called me in distress,” the judge said.
“They told me Bodie said, ‘Justice Stephen Isaacs, I know him well. He is a friend of mine but I will expose him if he doesn’t do the right thing in this ‘Die’ Stubbs matter’.”
He also told Mr. Seymour that he read Bodie’s comments in Tuesday’s Nassau Guardian where he apologised “profusely” but explained that the apology may not be enough.
“What do you mean when you say expose,” Justice Isaacs asked.
“You’re not going to expose virtues. There is an inference that says the judge is corrupt or criminal. I don’t have the tapes. I have witnesses. A late apology may be rejected. I sit here as the face of all judges even though this matter refers to me specifically.”
Mr. Seymour told the judge that he was unclear about the specifics of the contempt charge and had not listened to the show because he was only retained by Bodie late Tuesday.
“I am requesting a short adjournment,” he said.
“I would like to use the time to review the tapes and specifics of the contempt of court charge. This way, everyone can get copies of the tapes and have first hand knowledge of what was said.”
Mr. Seymour explained that the show is live every day and lasts for two hours.
But the judge said he understood that the comments were only a short portion of the show.
He also instructed the attorney to send copies of the tapes to the summons officer, Superintendent Allan Emmanuel.
In his affidavit, Bodie said he never made any disparaging remarks about Justice Isaacs.
“At no time during any of the shows referred did I refer to a pending criminal case or any other matters involving Stephen ‘Die’ Stubbs,” the affidavit read.
The matter has now been adjourned to Monday at 10:00 a.m.