While attending Stanford University Law School, Dr. Simone Gold asserted that the judge who sentenced her to 60 days in prison for intruding on the U.S. Capitol once asked her out on a date, and she turned him down. Gold, a doctor and lawyer who stood out over the conventional COVID narratives, accused Judge Christopher R. Cooper of showing personal bias during sentencing, which she felt stemmed from their prior encounters.
Gold said in a remark sent to journalist Julie Kelly this week that “I too am an attorney, and I know what proper judicial temperament is, and this was not that.” Gold asserted that Judge Cooper had shown “three episodes of personal animus” against her. She claimed in her statement that “she wasn’t interested,” referring to her alleged rejection of Cooper’s dinner invitation after they had an informal date at Stanford.
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
A formal dinner date invitation was sent to Gold by “Casey,” who Gold had previously referred to as “Casey” in her previous remarks, she wrote. “This was something I declined to do. Just because I wasn’t interested.” The first time Gold saw Cooper as her judge, she assumed he “would recuse himself,” as she put it. Rather than speak up when he didn’t, Gold chose to remain silent because she assumed Cooper would be fair, if not an “advantage.”
Right before heading into jail to serve her sentence, J6 defendant Simone Gold is outraged: “What is utterly shocking is that a judge would sentence a non-violent, misd trespass .. my age, my gender .. to 60 days of prison time! What a travesty!” pic.twitter.com/dYE7qb2Eyf
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 28, 2022
During sentencing, Gold believes the judge displayed personal bias against her, including what she called “tangential things,” such as her nonprofit. Gold’s medical license was supposedly threatened. Gold also asserted that the judge indicated that she “showed no remorse for the five people who died that day,” which the doctor said was “blatantly false.” Even while Cooper chastised Gold for being in the Capitol without guilt, he implied Gold was smart enough to know better due to her education.
“It is obvious from the video that we watched today that you were part of an angry and aggressive mob, the 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 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 they suffered that day at the hands of the mo. 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 they did not know whether they would be able to go home with their families.”
In his ruling, the judge noted that Gold was very clever and professionally successful and takes excellent satisfaction in that, as she rightfully should, adding that this went against her since she should’ve realized what she was doing.
In addition to the $9,500 punishment, Gold was also forced to pay $500 to the Capitol’s architect for the damage caused by other rioters, MedPage Today said.