Pasadena-Based Judge to Be Investigated as More Women Allege Sexual Misconduct

Amid new reports that Pasadena-based Judge Alex Kozinski groped women, including a law student, an east coast federal appeals court was assigned Friday to conduct an investigation.

Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is shown in his chambers in 2015. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is shown in his chambers in 2015. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

The Washington Post reported Friday that nine more women have complained of improprieties by Kozinski, including four who said he touched them improperly.

An unidentified former law student at the University of Montana, now 33, told the Post that Kozinski touched her breast last year during a reception.

UC Irvine law professor Leah Litman said he touched her leg and pinched her at a dinner in July.

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