A Michigan judge says that he was just trying to flatter his mistress when he referred to his courtroom as "tatted up, overweight, half-ass English speaking, gap tooth skank hoes."

In a response to a formal complaint, Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade McCree admitted that to the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission that he may have sent a text message to his mistress, saying, "C'mon, U'r talking about the 'docket from hell,' filled w/tatted up, overweight, half-ass English speaking, gap tooth skank hoes ... and then you walk in."

McCree has been accused of sexting Geniene La'Shay Mott, who was appearing before his court as a witness in a child support case she filed against the father of her child, Robert King.

"The text message was sent in an effort to flatter Ms. Mott and was not intended to demean any person who had appeared in his courtroom," the judge explained in his response to the commission, according to The Detroit Free Press.

Attorney Brian Einhorn, who is representing McCree, said that the judge admitted that his sexual relationship with the witness began a month before the court hearing last August, and that he should have recused himself in the case.

The commission also accused McCree of suggesting that Mott's ex-husband could be sent to jail or be put on a tether to quickly extract child support payments from him. But the judge has insisted that his improper relationship did not effect any of his decisions.

McCree was suspended from the bench last month without pay. In 2012, he was reprimanded after sending topless photos of himself to a court bailiff.

Watch this video from WXYZ, broadcast March 28, 2013.