One of the toughest decisions for parents with a newborn is deciding on the youngster’s name. Both mother and father may have significantly contrasting ideas, and have the burden of picking the moniker their children will be called for the rest of their lives.
When I was born, my parents had agreed on my name months in advance, but couldn’t decide on my brother’s. They finally resolved the issue by combining their top choices for his first and middle name, but the decision didn’t come easy.
But, as it turns out, even if a couple come to a mutual agreement on their child’s name, it doesn’t mean everyone will approve, and that includes legally.
When a French couple welcomed their newborn daughter into the world this past November, they picked an unusual name that perfectly fit their third child.
Unfortunately, not everyone seemed to agree. In February, the court stepped in and ordered the pair to change their daughter’s “unique” name.
But what is the moniker that’s causing such a high level of controversy?
We all know and love Judge Judy from her long-running TV show, but do you ever wonder how her career began?
It turns out before America knew Judith Sheindlin for her no-nonsense attitude, she was using it for a good cause. Sheindlin grew up in New York City’s Brooklyn neighborhood and became a lawyer. She worked in the city’s family courts as a prosecutor, handling cases of child abuse, juvenile crime and domestic violence.
Throughout Manhattan’s legal community, Sheindlin was known for being tough-as-nails, and described as “shrill” and “testy” by her colleagues. Those qualities earned her a spot as a family court judge, and once she was in charge of her courtroom she became known as the “Evil Queen” of Manhattan Family Court.
Along with Sheindlin’s sharp wit and feisty personality – which was the same back then as it is today – she became known as a speedy and talented judge. In the overloaded New York court system, she regularly handled over 20 cases a day, and more than 300 in a month.
Soon, reporters were writing articles about Sheindlin and her unique judicial style, but it was her classic interview with 60 Minutes that made “Judge Judy” a household name.
It appears that Jim Carrey’s legal woes are far from over after an explosive new motion was filed on Friday in a Los Angeles court room.
Carrey is claiming that his late girlfriend Cathriona White forged STD test results prior to her attempt to extort the actor.
Those same files are being used in the wrongful death case filed against Carrey by White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman and estranged husband, Mark Burton.
After splitting from Jenny McCarthy, the comedic actor met and fell for a makeup artist from Ireland. They dated on and off for years and everyone thought it was a fairy-tale romance until White was found dead in her Los Angeles home.
Cathriona White took her own life on September 28, 2015, just two weeks after her 30th birthday.
Her death was ruled a suicide by an overdose of sleeping pills, heart medication and pain relievers.
At the scene of her death, police came across two notes, one of which was addressed specifically to Carrey.
Police interviewed Carrey in the months following White’s death, ultimately deciding he was not a suspect. The Mask star remained close with her family and was even a pallbearer at her funeral in Ireland.
After her death, Carrey was shocked to learn that White was married to another man at the time of her death, and he had filed a lawsuit claiming the actor was responsible for his wife’s suicide.
During the time that Carrey and White had split, she had married an American by the name of Mark Burton. Their union was described as a marriage of convenience in order to keep her in the country.
Burton’s lawsuit claims that one of the medications that was responsible for her death was given to her by Carrey, in spite of him knowing she suffered from depression and had previously attempted suicide.
White’s mother has also launched a lawsuit because she believes her daughter was suicidal because of an STD she caught from Carrey.
“Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter,” she writes in her lawsuit. “As a family, we want the world to know the truth about who Jim Carrey really is.”
Carrey is not taking these accusations lightly though.