Judge in Custody Case Says Abortion Raises Questions About Divorcee Lisa Mehos’ Credibility
A judge who allowed a woman’s abortion to be used against her as evidence in a nasty custody battle says she only did so because it raised questions about the divorcee’s credibility.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lori Sattler said she decided to allow the evidence stemming from Lisa Mehos’ subpoenaed medical records “purely for credibility issues alone relating to her prior sworn testimony, and not due to the content contained therein.”
“I emphasize that this was an evidentiary ruling, and all statements made trying to twist it into anything else are misguided,” the judge said in court Thursday, before Lisa Mehos, 38, resumed testifying in her ugly child-custody fight with ex-husband Manuel Mehos.
The judge expressed her displeasure that the case, which was first reported earlier this week by the Daily News, had become “newspaper fodder.”
“I think it is crucial that we all remember what is at stake here, and that is your two young children,” Sattler said. “It is neither productive nor appropriate to try this case anywhere but in this courtroom.”