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Nine women accuse top appellate judge of sexual misconduct

Alex Kozinski, photographed, served in 2003 as the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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A former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has indicted nine other women, she reported to inappropriate sexual behavior and comments, The Washington Post on Friday.

The latest allegations against judge Alex Kozinski back decades, and include women who met him, to events, the newspaper said. The allegations include inappropriate touching and lewd comments.

Leah Litman, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, told the Post that the judge was talking about, that just had sex and pinched her side and leg in a restaurant the night before they appeared together on a panel at your school in July.

Christine Miller, a retired U.S. Court of Federal claims, a judge, said Kozinski grabbed her Breasts, during a car journey in the year 1986, after a legal community function in the Baltimore area. She said it came after she refused his offer, to going to a motel and have sex.

A lawyer who was not seen, said Kozinski approached her when she was alone legal event in Los Angeles in 2008, and kissed her on the lips and gave her a hug without warning.

The newspaper said the husband of the woman confirmed the incident and said that the couple think that they could do nothing, because the judge of his position.

Kozinski said in a statement through a lawyer, the were many of the things said about him are not true, but he regretted that his “unusual sense of humor caused offense, or someone is uncomfortable.”

“I have always the same trying to treat my male and female employees,” he said.

The Post reported last week that six former employees or more junior employees accused Kozinski of inappropriate behavior, including the showing of pornography.

Kozinski, 67, was chief judge of the 9th Circuit, the largest federal appeals court circuit in the country, from 2007 to 2014. He is known for his irreverent opinions and his pen often a renowned block win internships at the U.S. Supreme Court.

9. Circuit is open, a misconduct enquiry was transferred on Friday, the judicial Council of the 2. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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