By Jordan Weissmann
D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Janet Albert explained this morning why she waited two weeks to file a formal police complaint against her former girlfriend, who had allegedly broken into her home and harassed her.
Albert told jurors at D.C. Superior Court that she had thought taking formal steps would only further enrage the woman, Taylar Nuevelle, who is currently on trial accused of stalking and harassing the judge. Albert said she thought Nuevelle would receive proper help after she was discovered passed out in the judge's attic in the early morning of Sept. 14, 2008, following an angry breakup.
Instead, Albert said, Nuevelle continued to harass her. Albert went to the police on Sept. 27.
"When it became clear to me that she was going to do anything in her power to destroy me personally and professionally, I decided" to contact law enforcement, Albert testified.
Albert’s direct testimony, which began yesterday, continues this afternoon. Nuevelle is represented by D.C. solo practitioner Dorsey Jones Jr.