Who knew The Hills' Heidi Montag could be in the middle of a media circus that did not involve Spencer Pratt in any capacity?
During court proceedings in Rowan County, N.C., Judge Kevin Eddinger caught lawyer Todd Paris checking out the new issue of Maxim magazine.
The one with Heidi Montag topless on its cover.
The judge was so steamed, he threw the book at the attorney. So to speak. Too bad he couldn't throw the physical Heidi Montag Maxim copy at him.
According to the Salisbury Post, Kevin Eddinger fined Todd Paris $300, gave him a 15-day suspended jail sentence that remains in effect for a year and placed him on probation. Spencer would be rolling in his grave if he could hear this!
A witness says Kevin Eddinger (pictured) observed Todd Paris for several minutes. Then he called Paris to come to the bench and bring the magazine.
Todd Paris asked to go outside and discard the magazine. Kevin Eddinger refused to let him leave and demanded the magazine.
Paris told the judge that the publication does not include pornography or Heidi Montag nude. Just topless and pretty covered up at that! Harmless!
When he added that he had the cover folded over so no one could see it, Eddinger responded, "No, you didn't. I could see it from up here."
Paris then told the judge that an assistant district attorney had brought it to his attention. Eddinger took the magazine and showed the cover featuring a half-naked Heidi Montag to the courtroom. The crowd erupted in laughter.
Think this lawyer will be tuning in to The Hills this spring?