Tory and Chris Burch's Trial Judge Calls Case a 'Drunken WASP Fest'

Here's another reason to watch as the nasty legal battle between Tory Burch and ex-husband/business partner Chris continues to unfold: The judge on the case sounds like he's going to be hilarious. WWD caught up with Judge Leo Strine, of the Delaware Chancery Court, who is assigned to the Burch case, and, well, let's just say Strine may have a future career as a standup comedian. Read on to hear what zingers Strine had to say on duck boots, preppy clothing and drunken WASPs.
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Here's another reason to watch as the nasty legal battle between Tory Burch and ex-husband/business partner Chris continues to unfold: The judge on the case sounds like he's going to be hilarious. WWD caught up with Judge Leo Strine, of the Delaware Chancery Court, who is assigned to the Burch case, and, well, let's just say Strine may have a future career as a standup comedian. Read on to hear what zingers Strine had to say on duck boots, preppy clothing and drunken WASPs.
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Here's another reason to watch as the nasty legal battle between Tory Burch and ex-husband/business partner Chris continues to unfold: The judge on the case sounds like he's going to be hilarious.

WWD caught up with Judge Leo Strine, of the Delaware Chancery Court, who is assigned to the Burch case, and, well, let's just say Strine may have a future career as a standup comedian.

Strine's first order of business was making sure this "preppy clothing dispute" doesn't ruin anyone's holiday:

I didn’t see any reason to burden anyone’s Hanukkah, New Year’s, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus with this preppy clothing dispute.

And what is the deal with those fugly duck shoes?:

What’s a duck shoe? You know, and then you see all these freaks wearing this really ugly — I like L.L. Bean, but those duck shoes are ugly. I mean, there’s no way around it.

WASPs are inherently thrifty, too, ok?:

Real WASPs actually don’t go and pay full Polo price. They don’t pay full Polo price at Macy’s. No way. They actually will find a bargain. That’s how they got to be, you know, WASPs.

It's going to be a "drunken WASP fest," people:

I think if you read Cheever, go see the new Virginia Woolf revival and watch ‘Mad Men.’ We’ll be all geared up and in the mood for this sort of drunken WASP fest. Are they WASPs? Are the Burches WASPs? Do we know?

And finally, don't call Judge Strine anti-WASP, because he's so not:

So you know — I think you’re going to have to have interrogatories about who’s a WASP. And I’ll certainly be attacked as anti-WASP, probably, and then I love all WASPs.

Has anyone considered turning this whole debacle into a reality show? This is going to be an amazing case to watch.