Judge Rinder’s empathetic message after being mugged for his phone

Robert Rinder used his platform to speak about privilege after London mugging

Judge Rinder
(Image credit: Eamonn M. McCormack / Stringer / Getty Images)

Judge Rinder was recently mugged but following this attack, he has used his platform to speak about his privilege in an attempt to stop other people from experiencing similar attacks.

Robert Rinder who stars in the reality courtroom television series, Judge Rinder, has posted a plea for help on social media after he was mugged by three people wearing balaclavas. 

The television star wrote on Twitter, “I’ve just had my phone grabbed out my hands by 3 boys wearing balaclavas on bikes (Finchley Road & Canfield gardens). They laughed as I shouted to drop it. I’m in shock but am insured & privileged. Others are less lucky.  Help me find these people & stop them (financial reward).”

Read more from woman&home:  
Best travel pillows for every kind of trip and sleeper
Best scented candles for a warm and cozy home
Best Kindles for digital book lovers – we help you decide which one to buy

Singer Beverly Knight replied to this tweet and said, “I am so sorry Robert. I don’t care about privilege, nothing about what happened to you is ok. No one, absolutely no one likes a teefing little rass.”

The judge replied to this comment and said, “Hear that. The ‘privilege’ is knowing that I can sort this out and get it replaced. As you know, our phones are lifelines to friends & family (especially in lockdown). For thousands of other victims this means being cut off or losing a fortune. Thanks for your love.”

Fellow television stars also flocked to show Judge Rinder support on social media. 

Channel 4 journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy commented, “You poor thing! What absolute bastards. Main thing is you’re ok. Tried texting you but.....doh. Call if you need anything.”

Other fans found some levity following this incident and speculated how the muggers might feel when they end up in court opposite the Judge. One fan said, “I would love for them to be found, arrested and given a court date. Then see the looks on their faces when they're greeted with this…”

Laura Harman

Laura is the Entertainment Editor for woman&home who primarily covers television, film, and celebrity news. Laura loves drinking and eating and can often be found trying to get reservations at London's trendiest restaurants. When she's not wining and dining, Laura can also be found travelling, baking, and hiking with her dog.