A Colombian judge known for sharing racy photos on her Instagram page has been suspended for three months after appearing half-naked and smoking a cigarette in bed at a virtual Zoom meeting.
In a 33-second clip circulating on social media, judge Vivian Polanía, 34, can be seen lounging in bed and appearing half-awake while puffing on a cigarette. At one point in the hearing, a prosecutor told Polanía that her camera was on, and she immediately turned it off while the hearing continued, local media reported.
The virtual court hearing focused on debates over whether bail should be granted to a man charged with a 2021 car bombing.
One of the lawyers on the call reported Polanía’s alleged impropriety to the Colombian National Commission on Judicial Ethics.
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The commission said in a written decision that Polanía’s suspension will remain in effect until February 2023, Spanish-language newspaper Infobae reported.
“It is a duty of this commission not to repeat the judge’s contempt for the appointment to her office and the contempt she has shown for her colleagues in the prosecution, prosecution and defense,” the commission wrote.
“We find no justification for the judge presenting herself in such deplorable conditions, when she had the facilities of her own home and all the conveniences necessary to attend a hearing appropriately and with the respect such a hearing deserves to prepare a public hearing.”
Fox News Digital has reached out to Polanía for comment.
In response to the incident, Polanía told a local radio station that she was in bed during the hearing because she was suffering from an anxiety attack, according to the Spanish-language newspaper El Pais.
She further claimed that she had been threatened with disciplinary action in the past for her online behavior.
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“You never know when you’re going to have an anxiety attack. I always wear my dress,” she reportedly said, adding that she “had low blood pressure.”