From hate group leader Bradlee Dean.
While trying to avoid the ramifications of allegedly slanderous reporting, Rachel Maddow in a desperate attempt to remove all scrutiny, has recently motioned to dismiss a $50 million defamation lawsuit filed against her by Christian student advocate and radio show host Bradlee Dean. Many news sources, backed by public opinion, have condemned the television host’s actions, suggesting she should print a retraction and take ownership of her malicious reporting.
In Dean’s Opposition to her Motion to Dismiss, attorney Larry Klayman uncovers Maddow’s desperate attempt to cover her tracks by filing for dismissal, conveniently placing major emphasis solely on her first report in 2010 on Bradlee Dean. However, Klayman commented: “Maddow and MSNBC clearly defamed my client. Maddow went way over the line, particularly in her second broadcast, by claiming that Dean and Republicans like then-presidential candidate Michele Bachmann are ‘bloodthirsty’ and want to see more gays and lesbians killed. This was outrageous and harmful and for this, Maddow and MSNBC will be held legally accountable.”
Maddow’s motion to dismiss calls Dean’s lawsuit a SLAPP action.
A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition. The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff’s goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism.
And yes, Bradlee Dean’s lawyer is THAT Larry Klayman.