Remember Andrew Shervill, the staggeringly obnoxious bigot who got fired for stalking Chris Armstrong, the gay student body president at the University of Michigan’ a few years ago? His defamation suit against Armstrong’s attorney was just dismissed by a federal judge.
An ex-attorney for the state of Michigan who was fired after expressing hostility toward a gay University of Michigan student leader has lost a defamation lawsuit against another lawyer.
Detroit federal Judge Arthur Tarnow on Tuesday said Deborah Gordon’s comments about Andrew Shirvell were either true or opinions and showed no malice. He dismissed the case.
He’s just upset that Gordon won a lawsuit against him on behalf of Armstrong. Shirvell was ordered to pay $4.5 million for his harassment of Armstrong, which included recording people going in and out of his house and claiming that he was having gay orgies. His actions were so clearly out of bounds that even former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, himself a Christian righter, fired him when an investigation found that he had used state computers to carry out his stalking of Armstrong.
Shirvell is a graduate of the Ave Maria School of Law.
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