Shirvell Loses In Court. Again.

You no doubt remember Andrew Shirvell, the former assistant attorney general here in Michigan who was fired after relentlessly harassing and defaming a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. He was sued over that and lost a judgment for $3.5 million and the appeals court has now upheld that verdict and lowered it only slightly.

The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a judgment against fired assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell, who was fired in 2010 for stalking and harassing Chris Armstrong, the University of Michigan’s first openly gay student body president…

Shirvell set up a Facebook page called “Michigan Alumni and Others Against Chris Armstrong’s Radical MSA Agenda,” which claimed it would “expose the real Chris Armstrong.”

Through the page, Shirvell urged others, via Facebook and email, to join the group in order to “fight against Satan’s representative.” Shirvell took to his personal Facebook page to express outrage when Facebook deleted his “fan page” about Armstrong. He wrote: “I will not be SILENCED by the likes of Armstrong. You’re going down fruity-pebbles.”

The court’s decision to uphold the judgment also came with a dismissal of damages awarded for false light invasion of privacy. The court imposed a $500,000 reduction off the judgment against Shirvell, but he still owes Armstrong $3.5 million stemming from the 2012 jury verdict.

As often as he loses in court, maybe Shirvell should ask for a refund on the tuition he paid to Ave Maria School of Law.

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  • wreck

    “You’re going down fruity-pebbles.”

    How did a 12 year old ever get to be assistant attorney general?

  • Randomfactor

    He’s a Republican.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    … Chris Armstrong’s Radical MSA Agenda…

    Urbandictionary fails to clarify this: Missouri Scholars Academy? Modern Standard Arabic? Metropolitan Statistical Area? Most Stupid Answer?… ?

  • Die Anyway

    MSA=Michigan Student Assembly, of which Armstrong was president.

  • John Pieret

    Shirvell should ask for a refund on the tuition he paid to Ave Maria School of Law

    Maybe he could be lead counsel on a class action lawsuit on behalf of all the “graduates.” He could earn a big enough fee to pay off what he owes Chris Armstrong … oh, but he’d probably screw that up too.

  • dingojack

    Dear Andrew ‘fruity-pebbles‘ Shirvell –

    if Mr Armstrong is the president of the Michigan Student Assembly, and speaks on behalf of the student body, wouldn’t he be more of a devil’s advocate?


  • dingojack

    Why won’t ‘fruity pebbles‘ Shirvell lead a mass exorcism of the horde of demons current making up the student body at Michigan U. (and represented by Mr Armstrong)?


  • otrame

    Why won’t this man’s family get him the help he so obviously needs?