Halifax — A Nova Scotia judge has a sore head and a sore face after waking up this morning with a new face tattoo.
Yesterday, Judge Greg Lenehan issued a controversial ruling in an assault case saying that “a drunk can consent.” Now, as he recovers from an impromptu bender with a skull tattoo inked on his face, he admits that he does have some mixed feelings about his ruling.
“Last night, I was so upset about the mean things people were saying about me,” confessed Lenehan, “that I went to the Lower Deck and drowned my sorrows. I think I drank an entire 40-ouncer of Jack Daniel’s. I remember meeting this guy who called himself an ‘amateur tattoo artist,’ which sounded kind of sketchy. The next thing I remember I wake up looking like this.
“I’m not saying that he took advantage of my drunken state,” he stated. “I mean, I must have consented to it… even though I was totally drunk off my ass and probably unconscious the entire time. I really don’t remember.
“Apparently, I also consented to paying him $50 for the tattoo, and gave him a $1,000 tip,” admitted Lenehan. “I don’t remember doing it, but I’ve got the ATM receipt right here. Even though my state of mind was completely altered, I was mostly unconscious, mildly poisoned and my judgement was completely impaired… it happened, so I guess I must have consented… right?”