Yes, that does quite often happen.
It is a contempt of court of course. People regularly do it and are not prosecuted for contempt.
Contempts are fairly rare in the grand scheme of things. It is used as the power of last resort.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Yes, that is likely in the circumstances Im afraid.
Otherwise why would he have recused himself.
I'm very sorry but that does sound like a contempt is being considered.