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So that you don't think she's a prude, proud luddite Judge Judy revealed that she, like you and your favorite celebs several decades her junior, has appeared in photos she'd never want to see the light of day. But we'll never get to see what's under her robe/doily combo because she destroyed them since the world is full of scum who would share such pictures with the general public.
On today's episode of The Talk, Judy motioned her husband, Jerry Sheindlin (whom she married in 1978, divorced in 1990, and remarried in 1991), and told this tale of bygone days of carefree boudoir modeling:
When he was Husband No. 2, before he became Husband No. 3, I cut up all those pictures that I didn't want to see floating around, because you have to be smart enough to say if you don't want to revisit something and because of the world that we live in, your boyfriend today isn't going to be your boyfriend 30 years from now, your husband...don't take the pictures.
This is a rock-solid way of keeping nude pictures of yourself from becoming strangers' property, but it's not exactly that simple in a time when a picture of yourself squatting or a closeup of your engorged genitalia is shorthand for "I love you" and/or "Do me."
Fiddle-faddle, says Judy:
Because of the world we live in, we lock the doors in our house when we go to sleep. If you live in an apartment, if you can, you get a building that has a doorman or security. You lock your windows before you leave. You put on an alarm if you live in the country because you know that there are bad people out there. Well, in this internet age, you know that there are bad people out there. And no matter what you do, those bad people are going to get into your house. Now, if you want to put up a sign and say, "Listen, my door is open, I don't believe in guards, I leave my windows open at night—do you want to come in? Come on in." If you don't want to see a picture of yourself out there, your priest, your rabbi, your mother, your father, your second husband, whoever it is, then it would be my best advice not to take them.
I knew she was going to say something like that because I watch her show. And she has a response already prepared for those ready to cry, "Victim-blamer!":
And I know I'm going to get in trouble, so all those feminine gals out there who are gonna write me, forget it.
I knew she was going to say that, because that's what she says to people who complain about her hardline stance against adopting pit bulls as family pets. (True story.)