Former Michigan Assistant Attorney General and self-loathing stalker of handsome undergrads Andrew Shirvell isn’t done harassing University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong. You may recall that Armstrong slapped a righteously karmic lawsuit on Shrivell suing Shirvell for $25,000 for “defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, abuse of process, invasion of privacy, and stalking.” Well now, Shirvell has counter sued. Get ready for disbelief!
On Friday, Shirvell, who is representing himself, filed a motion for the judge to dismiss the case. He argued that he “never engaged in any direct communication with” Armstrong, and he simply “opposed [Armstrong]‘s political agenda” and “began protesting [Armstrong] and his agenda both online via the internet and in-person, pursuant to his First Amendment rights.”
Shirvell also filed a number of counterclaims, claiming that as a result of Armstrong’s statements to the media and his “course of conduct” towards Shirvell, Shirvell was “improperly fired” from his position in the Michigan Attorney General’s office. He also claims that Armstrong’s lawyer conspired with the AG’s office to get him fired.
In the complaint, Shirvell says he “has suffered significant loss of income, future earnings, and the right to enjoyment of his livelihood as well as emotional distress, humiliation, mortification, embarrassment, sleeplessness, anxiety, and depression as the result of Plaintiff?s tortious conduct.”
And what’s crazier is that Shirvell plans to represent himself in court! But at least Shirvell isn’t alone in his desire to stem the “homosexual activist agenda.” The Michigan House has just approved a bill that penalizes colleges and universities for offering domestic partner benefits for same-sex and unmarried partners. If their goal was to discourage the most qualified queer professors from teaching their students, then well done!