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New Jersey judge sorry for telling woman to sell nude photos to Playboy

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TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey judge is sorry for suggesting a woman sell nude photos of herself to “Playboy” founder Hugh Hefner.

Middlesex County Assignment Judge Alberto Rivas made the comment in a dispute involving the girlfriend of a married man and his wife. The girlfriend was seeking to have the man’s wife return explicit photos of herself, which she feared would be shared on social media.

The judge raised doubts about the claim and found the woman was trying to embarrass the wife.

The judge also suggested to the man’s wife that she should divorce him.

Rivas told a judicial advisory committee he felt the court was “being manipulated” and let his feelings influence his actions, which he said were “inappropriate.”

The judge faces a judicial conduct advisory committee hearing.

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