Judge Judy urges people to 'listen to both sides' in Brett Kavanaugh scandal

Judge Judy urges people to 'listen to both sides' in Brett Kavanaugh scandal

Judge Judy isn't sharing her personal feelings on Christine Blasey Ford's accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but she does hope that both sides get a fair shot at sharing their stories.

TMZ caught up with the longtime television judge to pick her brain about the mounting tension as Ford reportedly prepares to testify, and she had a measured response to a multitude of questions.

"Do you think Mrs. Ford will get a fair hearing?" she was asked.

"I hope so," Judge Judy responded as she entered a store in Los Angeles.

Once she exited the store, the paparazzi had more opportunity to chat with her.

"One hopes that people wait and don't rush to judgement and listen to both sides of an argument before they make a decision," she explained. "That's what's supposed to happen in a fair judicial process."

"There's always the hope [that] the reasoned people will listen to both sides of an argument before they make a judgement. That's what people are supposed to do," she went on. "They're not supposed to rush to judgement on either side; they're supposed to listen to evidence and then make a judgement. And, if that doesn't happen, then the end result is not fair."

When pressed to shed light on her personal feelings of the case -- does she believe Kavanaugh or Ford? -- the judge was quick to shut those inquiries down. Clearly, she was eager to remain impartial.

"I'm not answering that question," she said multiple times. "I've just given you a great answer."

"I think that everyone is supposed to listen to both sides of an argument before you make a a judgement. If you don't listen to both sides of an argument before you listen to a judgement, then you don't get the right result," she finished. "One can only hope."