Daytime television star Judge Judy has had her wings clipped after a freak weather system blew her private jet onto its tail.
Sheindlin, 73, along with her husband Jerry, live part of the year at their $11 million home in Naples, but for now they are flying nowhere after El Niño damaged her plane.
The aircraft was parked at Naples Municipal Airport Saturday night when wind gusts soared to 80mph pushing the jet onto its rear underbelly.
Stormy: Peak wind speeds of more than 80 mph were recorded at Naples Municipal Airport on Saturday night, resulting in damage to a number of private airplanes, including this one owned by Judge Judy
Judge Judy’s private jet took a beating over the weekend while parked at an airport in South Florida
Judge Judy, whose real name is Judith Sheindlin, 73, usually spends the winter at a home in Naples
TMZ reported the winds were so wrong that the front of the plane was pushed into the air sending all the fuel onboard rushing to the rear causing the entire aircraft to become unbalanced.
Other planes were at the airfield were also damaged by the freak weather system.
It should be no problem for the television star to pay for the repairs. Forbes estimates she makes $47 million a year from her television show and is said to be worth at least $110 million.
She and her husband, Jerry, recently purchased a new home in Naples worth almost $9 million featuring six bedrooms and 11 bathrooms overlooking a man-made lake, as well as a lush landscaped yard, three waterfalls, a spa, a gazebo and a lagoon-style pool.
The aircraft was parked at Naples Municipal Airport when it was hit by winds that were gusting up to 80 mph. The private jet was found with the read tilted and nose off the ground
Severe winds at the Naples Municipal Airport caused damage to plane to hangars and airplane wings. Some planes spun around and moved from where they were parked on the tarmac
The straight-talking arbiter had spent more than a decade on the bench in New York, first as a criminal court judge and later as supervising judge in the family court’s Manhattan division, where Sheindlin quickly earned a reputation as a tough judge known for her no-nonsense attitude and sharp wit.
In 1996, Sheindlin embarked on a new career as a reality TV star, presiding over real small-claims cases inside a televised courtroom on her syndicated reality show Judge Judy.
The program has earned Sheindlin numerous awards and accolades, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Daytime Emmy, which had alluded her until 2013.
It was reported in 2013 that Sheindlin was the highest-paid TV personality earning $47million a year, at a rate of about $900,000 per each workday.
Sheindlin recently has extended her CBS contract for three years and plans to keep her court in session into 2020.
Judge Judy usually flies out to California on her private jet every other Monday to record her shows