MSNBC Host Maddow Hit With $50M Defamation Suit

Law360, San Diego (July 27, 2011, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A Christian hard metal rocker filed a $50 million defamation suit Wednesday in Washington alleging MSNBC host Rachel Maddow improperly portrayed him as supporting the killing of gay people.

Bradlee Dean — who founded a Minnesota-based nonprofit foundation that claims to focus on restoring morality and values in youth — takes issue with Maddow’s depiction of his comments from his radio show in which he criticized Christians for not taking a stronger stand against gay rights lobbying efforts promoting homosexuality in schools.

While Dean claims he...
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