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Dr. Simone Gold claimed this week that the judge who sentenced her to sixty days behind bars for trespassing at the U.S. Capitol once asked her out while they attended Stanford University Law School, and she rebuffed him.
Gold, a medical doctor and lawyer who spoke out against mainstream COVID narratives, alleged that U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper showed personal bias at sentencing, which she suggests came from their past interactions.
“I too am an attorney and I know what proper judicial temperament is, and this was not that,” Gold said in a statement sent to journalist Julie Kelly this week. Gold claimed that Judge Cooper showed “three episodes of personal animus” against her.
The 56-year-old alleged in her statement that she and Cooper had an informal date back at Stanford, and then when he later asked her out for dinner, she rebuffed him because she “wasn’t interested.”
“Casey asked me out again, this time a formal invitation to a dinner date, following our prior less formal interactions,” Gold wrote, claiming earlier in her statement that the judge went by “Casey” back then. “This I declined. Just because I wasn’t interested.”
When she saw who was her judge at the first Zoom meeting, Gold thought Cooper “would recuse himself,” she said. When he didn’t, Gold chose not to say anything, thinking Cooper would be neutral, if not an “advantage” to her.
Gold claims the judge showed personal bias against her at he sentencing, such as allegedly referencing what Gold called “tangential matters,” like her nonprofit. In another instance, Gold said Cooper denied that her medical license is under threat while allegedly holding a paper that said that it was. Gold also claimed that the judge stated that she “showed no remorse for the five people who died that day,” which the doctor said was “factually untrue.”
Dr. Simone Gold send me this statement last night related to the judge in her case.
She reported to prison today: pic.twitter.com/VETLbtUERU
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) July 26, 2022
Judge Cooper did indeed shame Gold for allegedly showing no remorse for being in the Capitol and suggested she know better because of her intelligence.
“It is obvious from the video that we watched today that you were part of an angry and aggressive, I would say mob, crowd of people intent on getting past law enforcement and entering the East Rotunda through those doors,” Cooper told Gold, according to MedPage Today.
“Regardless of how the door got opened, the police were obviously trying to keep people out,” Cooper said.
“What I haven’t heard is anything about the five people who died that day,” the judge continued. “Of the four people who committed suicide because of the trauma that they suffered that day at the hands of the mob. Or the members of Congress or the 20-year-old or 25-year-old staffers who were behind those doors when chaos was breaking out all around them and not knowing whether they would be able to go home with their families.”
The judge said Gold was “obviously very bright and professionally accomplished, and clearly take great pride in that as you rightfully should,” adding that this worked against her, “because you should have known what you were doing.”
Gold was sentenced to 60 days in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $9,500 fine on top of a $500 fine to the Capitol architect for other rioters’ damage, MedPage Today noted.