DETROIT -

Wade McCree, who was removed from the Wayne County Circuit bench after he was accused of having a sexual relationship with a woman appearing in his courtroom, had hoped to win another term on the bench this fall. 

He filed to run for reelection, but his candidacy was declared ineligible because McCree was removed from the bench in March. The Judicial Tenure Commission said McCree committed gross misconduct and embarrassed the judiciary.

McCree's punishment stipulated that if he was reelected, he would be suspended for his entire six-year term.

McCree first became the subject of controversy after selfie photos of a shirtless McCree were discovered. McCree apparently had sent them to a bailiff who was also his mistress.

Judge Wade McCree removed from bench

TAKE A LOOK. WHEN A SITTING JUDGE TEXTING A SEMI NUDE SELFIE TO A COURT BAILIFF IS THE LEAST OF HIS WORRIES, YOU KNOW HE IS IN HOT WATER. SUPREME COURT FALLING LIKE A TON OF BRICKS ON WAYNE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE WADE McCREIGH. ORDERING REMOVAL FROM THE BENCH IN A SIX YEAR SUSPENSION, FROM THE BENCH, IF HE RUNS FOR REELECTION AND WINS. WHY? WELL, IT ALL COMES DOWN TO A WOMAN. I MEAN, I AM A MIDDLE AGED MAN. SHE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN. SHE WAS PRETTY. I WILL ADMIT I WAS EXCITED. THIS WOMAN GENIENE LAMONT WAS A MISTRESS AND HE ALLOWED A CASE WHERE SHE WAS A COMPLAINING WITNESS TO PROCEED IN THE COURTROOM. AND TEXT MESSAGES SHOWED HE WAS DISCUSSING THE CASE WITH HER. GIVING HER PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT. AND A LOT MORE. IN RETURN, SHE WAS HAVING SEX WITHIN THE CHAMBERS AND SNEAKING IN AND HANGING OUT BEHIND THE SCENES. FLURRIES OF TEXT MESSAGES LIKE THIS ONE. PRESENTED TO THE SUPREME COURT AS EVIDENCE. OH, YEAH, I TEXT FROM THE BENCH AFTER LAST NIGHT IT IS ALL I CAN DO NOT TO -- WELL YOU CAN USE YOUR IMAGINATION THERE. THE BENCH. SMILEY FAILS. YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A MAGNIFICENT PAIR OF LEGS. THE JUDICIAL TENURE COMMISSION AND NOW SUPREME COURT FINDING THIS BEHAVIOR BEHIND THE BENCH, TO BE APPALLING. BACK HERE LIVE. REALIZE THAT McCREIGH HAS THE OPTION FOR ASKING FOR A REHEARING AT THE MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT. BUT AFTER READING 39 PAGE OPINION ON THIS, MY GUESS IS HE WILL NOT HAVE A LOT OF LUCK. WE'RE LIVE AT THE FRANK MURPHY