On Friday, New Jersey judge Gary N. Wilcox submitted a twenty-one page “verified answer” to a five-page complaint from late June concerning his activity on TikTok.
According to this report, the complaint accused Wilcox of violating “three judicial conduct canons” with around 40 TikTok videos he’d posted, under an “assumed name,” that featured him “lip-synching questionable song lyrics in questionable attire and/or surroundings.”
In his response, Wilcox conceded that his conduct could be construed as “questionable or inappropriate,” but the “whole affair could’ve been avoided had someone contacted him when he allegedly was first recognized” back in 2021.
Wilcox went on to admit to “utilizing the (TikTok) platform,” but doesn’t “consider himself an expert in its use or customizing his account.” In other words, he “didn’t know the significance of what ‘public’ meant in TikTok’s posting context.” So, it seems that he didn’t know that social media goes out to everyone. Uh…okay.