Lawyer suspended over sexting shame
11 July 2014
An Ohio lawyer has been suspended after sending filthy text messages to his clerk.
John D. Mismas advertised for a student to be his clerk in 2011. The Ohio Supreme Court found that he interviewed a "Ms C", offered her the job, then bombarded her with messages asking her to perform various acts upon him. This continued until Ms C resigned after only two weeks.
Mismas said that he was an alcoholic, that he sent the messages when he was off his face and that he was appalled by his "disgusting and grotesque
||Mismas eyeing up a clerk yesterday
None of which cut any mustard with the court, which held that Mismas "did not just send sexually explicit text messages to a law student he sought to employ — he abused the power and prestige of our profession to demand sexual favors from her as a condition of employment
". It suspended Mismas for a year, reduced to six months if he continues with his alcoholism treatment.