Dominatrix sued for elderly exploitation

Former 'slave' claims dominatrix took house, $500,000

ORLANDO, Fla. - On her website, Central Florida dominatrix "Goddess Jude" says she enjoys spanking, flogging, whipping and other fetish activities. The dominatrix also advertises "financial slavery" for clients who wish to "pamper" their mistress.

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But in a lawsuit filed in Seminole County Circuit Court, former client Alex Abrams, 68, claims Judith Gumbrecht took their sadomasochistic relationship too far, draining more than $500,000 from his bank and credit card accounts, as well as taking ownership of his 1,450 square-foot townhome in Casselberry.

"Given his mental and physical condition, he was exploited," said Abrams' attorney Brian Mark, who claims his client was suffering from clinical depression, dementia and Alzheimer's disease when he added Gumbrecht's name to his financial accounts.

Mark claims Gumbrecht violated a Florida statute that makes it illegal to exploit an elderly person or disabled adult. An elderly person is defined as someone 60 years of age or older who is suffering from the infirmities of aging, according to Florida law.

"Our client has not been served with the lawsuit, so we are not able to provide any comment on it," said Gumbrecht's attorney, Lawrence G. Walters.

However, based on what he and his client know about Abrams, Walters said there is no merit to Abrams' legal claims.

Abrams met Gumbrecht about four years ago after divorcing his wife of 32 years, Mark said. According to the lawsuit, Gumbrecht told Abrams "it was of the highest honor to be her financial slave," and convinced him that such servitude "would bring her the most pleasure."

"Gumbrecht continued to reward Abrams with sexual favors," states the lawsuit, which adds that "Abrams would be punished" if he failed to adhere to the dominatrix's financial requirements.

On her website, Gumbrecht states she is a BDSM professional who "will NEVER perform illegal sexual acts."

Mark acknowledged it is not illegal for a dominatrix to offer sadomasochistic and financial slavery services. However, the attorney claims Gumbrecht knew about Abrams' diminished mental state because she accompanied him to an appointment with a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist in 2013.

"She went with him to the doctor when he was diagnosed," said Mark. "She was fully aware."

In May 2014, Abrams signed a deed transferring his Casselberry townhome to Gumbrecht. The property has an assessed value of $101,537.

In the lawsuit, Abrams accuses Gumbrecht of exploitation of an elderly person, theft, and unjust enrichment. He is seeking damages, interest and attorney fees.

"When you're in that professional relationship with them, you cannot exploit them," Mark said. "You cannot take advantage of their physical or mental incapacities or diminished capacity to profit."

Although Abrams alleges that Gumbrecht committed crimes, he has not filed a complaint with any law enforcement agency, according to his attorney.

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In February, Local 6 learned that Orlando Code Enforcement had received multiple complaints from at least one of Gumbrecht's neighbors claiming she was improperly running her dominatrix business out of a home in a residential area without a permit.

Gumbrecht's website featured a photo of a home on Grant Street, which was described as a "dungeon."

Gumbrecht, who also uses the name Judith DeLucenay, declined to comment those allegations at the time. Photos of the Orlando home have since been removed from the website, which now indicates Gumbrecht is operating her business out of a different location. Code enforcement officials have taken no further action on the complaints, records show.

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