Odinet initially said she would take an unpaid leave of absence following the incident. She claimed she had “zero recollection” of the video and was given a sedative at that time. The Louisiana Supreme Court disqualified her, suspending her without pay.
Eventually, after a few weeks, Odinet said she decided to resign “after much reflection and prayer.”
“I take full responsibility for the hurtful words I used to describe the individual who burglarized the vehicles at my home,” Odinet wrote in a resignation letter to the Louisiana Supreme Court, according to NBC News. “I am sorry for the pain that I have caused my community and ask for your forgiveness, as my words did not foster the public’s confidence and integrity for the judiciary.”