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Chris Armstrong Slaps Ex-Michigan Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell With $25K Harassment Suit

Chris Armstrong is, at last, taking his arch nemesis to court. The gay University of Michigan student body president is seeking $25k from Andrew Shirvell, the since-ousted assistant state attorney general who set up a website (Armstrong Watch) dedicated to cyber-bullying Armstrong, staked out his movements on campus, and went on news programs defending his harassment of a young man for being gay. While Shirvell isn’t commenting just yet, I do hope this is cause for another Colbert appearance.

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  • Caleb

    Andrew Shirvell always struck me as being a closeted ‘mo acting out in a “Methinks he doth protest too much” kind of way. Second, that was The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, not the Colbert Report.

  • gregger

    I was hoping he would go for a major lawsuit and destroy that nasty little closet case.

  • Idi Amin Dada

    He should go for $25 million and bankrupt the bastard.

  • John

    Good for Armstrong, though I’m surprised it wasn’t for more. Shirvell certainly deserves having to pay something in damages for his harassment, even though I do feel a little sorry for him. If he isn’t just a full-blown mental case he strikes me as being quite a self-loathing closet case. Beeen there myself. Bad memories. Thank God I was never sunk to the depths he apparently has. At the very least I hope that he comes to terms with himself and has a better life – away from Armstrong.

  • Cam

    I hope that the Jury up’s the award.

  • justiceontherocks

    According to the article he’s asking for “more than $25,000.” In many states youKre not required – sometimes you aren’t allowed – to put a dollar figure on damages in a tort suit. The $25,000 claim was made to get the case heard in the kind of court Armstrong’s lawyer wanted.

    The chances of Mr. Shirvell being allowed to practice law after this case are nil.

  • PopSnap

    This is by far one of the most bizzarre characters I have ever seen in the news.

    And that’s saying something. My God. Forget the homophobia, who the hell dedicates this much of their life to a random person who did a random thing that has literally nothing to do with them to the point of making a blog AND educating others about said random individual? This dude should be committed because he is obviously mentally ill, all joking aside.

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  • lonnie

    this is exactly the kind of situation where a ready-to-mobilize online queer activist force would come in handy. how can we fuck with this guy? i’m so not interested in being one of those cowardly queers who bitches and moans but doesn’t do anything to change things. we need a queer fighting force that says “you fuck with one of us, you fuck with ALL of us.” would this asshole have been able to attack this kid for as long as he did if we had 25,000 queers sending him emails, calling his phone (cell, home, office), faxing him, and otherwise being a big gay pain in his ass? we need to stop being so pathetically passive and start kicking ass. Lady Gaga won’t always be there to save us.

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