A Conyers judge granted a 12-month mutual civil restraining order between blogger Michelle Brown, owner of StraightfromtheA.com, local drag queen TS Madison and rapper Khia Finch. The women filed a restraining order against Mr. Hinton after he threatened physical violence against them online.
All three were ordered not to have any contact or communication directly or via social media or on the Internet.
Madison has already violated the judge’s order by posting a copy of the court document on Instagram.com, which mentions Michelle’s name.
After the courtroom drama, Michelle, Khia and Michelle’s friend, Joshua, met for lunch to discuss the proceedings. Watch the video below.
During the often contentious hearing, the judge threatened Mr. Hinton after his numerous outbursts in court. At one point the judge snatched a cell phone from one of Mr. Hinton’s associates who was recording the proceeding without authorization.
Michelle did an excellent job acting as her own attorney in court. She cross examined Madison on the witness stand and she forced him to admit that his manager, Giovanni Mack, did post her phone number online.
During cross examination of the hostile witness, Madison asked the judge to order Michelle to stop calling him “Mr. Hinton”. He also asked the judge to force Michelle to refer to him as “her” and “she”.
But the judge said no, because forcing Michelle to call Madison anything other than his given name — Mr. Hinton — would violate Michelle’s freedom of speech rights.
The judge also told Madison that he couldn’t force Michelle to refer to him in feminine pronouns. The judge did allow Michelle to continue referring to Madison as “Mr. Hinton”.
When Madison insisted on calling Michelle by her first name, the judge admonished him, “We’re going to be respectful. That’s Ms. Brown!”