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Bradlee Dean Announces $50 Million Suit Against Rachel Maddow: VIDEO


As I mentioned late Tuesday, Christian Metal Rocker and Michele Bachmann ally Bradlee Dean held a press conference yesterday announcing his lawsuit against MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, and Andrew Birkey of the Minnesota Independent for false accusations and defamation over remarks about homosexuals and Sharia Law which he says were misrepresented.

All the background and Maddow clips are HERE.

Watch Dean's press conference in NYC, AFTER THE JUMP...

The American Independent responded to Dean's lawsuit:

The allegations by Bradlee Dean and You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International (YCR) are completely without merit. The American Independent News Network stands firmly behind our news site, The Minnesota Independent; our reporter, Andy Birkey; as well as their reporting on Dean and his ministry. The complaint describes Birkey as taking “a ‘special interest’ in Plaintiffs Dean and YCR because he is a secularist and/or atheist and gay activist with a politically left ideology who despises people of faith.” However, in giving Birkey and The Minnesota Independent first prize for Best Continuing Coverage of their reporting on YCR, the 2010 judges for the Minnesota Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist’s Page One Awards stated, “the reporter [Birkey] takes a deep-dive with an even-handed approach into a weighty subject sure to provoke controversy from various standpoints. Leads readers to think about serious public policy and constitutional issues.”

We are confident that the courts will agree that this lawsuit is completely frivolous and is a blatant attempt to chill freedom of the press.

As did MSNBC:

This suit is baseless and we stand by our reporting.

Dean and his lawyer canceled an appearance on Michelangelo Signorile's radio show yesterday. Clip.

Watch Dean's press conference in NYC, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. you're announcing a $50 million dollar a twins jersey?


    Posted by: Amaezm | Jul 28, 2011 9:44:03 AM

  2. Time has not been kind to Bradlee.

    Posted by: Russell | Jul 28, 2011 9:45:30 AM

  3. MEDIA WHORE NOTHING MORE NOTHING LESS! Keep up the great work Rachel when they attempt to sue you then you know you are on the right path....

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Jul 28, 2011 9:48:41 AM

  4. If he needs the money, he should put it towards getting a face lift.

    Posted by: jason | Jul 28, 2011 9:58:51 AM

  5. Great way of getting attention. For being an idiot.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 28, 2011 10:00:52 AM

  6. I thought that marking yourself with tattoos was a sin... I guess as long as you're not gay, then it's ok.

    Posted by: sleepy bear | Jul 28, 2011 10:09:29 AM

  7. Take the hat off Bradlee. We know you're bald with a bad toupee.
    You're not fooling anyone!

    Posted by: Jake | Jul 28, 2011 10:15:02 AM

  8. And this, kids, is what your tattoos are going to look like before you know it. How many more years before we're surrounded by middle-aged men and women who look like walking smudged and faded comic books?

    You can do only so much to fight the fat and the bald, but you can do yourself a big favor later by putting down the tattoo needle now.

    Obviously, he's showing the same good judgment with this new idiocy that he's always shown.

    Posted by: ohplease | Jul 28, 2011 10:30:23 AM

  9. he makes comments then wants to sue when somebody reports his comments. what a way to try and play the victim when your the criminal. why do all these right wing bigots go into defense mode when called to task for h their hate speech.

    Posted by: walter | Jul 28, 2011 10:38:53 AM

  10. OMG. He has been invited into schools? That is terrible! Imagine hearing him tell you you are unnatural from a high school age.

    Posted by: corvidae | Jul 28, 2011 10:40:00 AM

  11. Leviticus 19:28
    "Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print or tattoo any marks upon you: I am the Lord."

    Tpow 16:22
    "Ye shall refrain from growing your hair past your waist and wearing baseball caps and Minnesota Twins t-shirts for it makest thou resemble one of those burnouts in the back of the class in high school who should have graduated three years previously. Sayeth the Lord God: "That is never a good look for a grown man for it makest thou look a hot mess."

    Posted by: tpow | Jul 28, 2011 10:48:35 AM

  12. Publicity stunt.

    But to what effect?

    Posted by: Esther Blodgett | Jul 28, 2011 10:58:19 AM

  13. So - the idiot has tattoos. What a hypocrite. I guess he DOESN'T read the Bible...

    Posted by: Carl | Jul 28, 2011 11:16:54 AM

  14. "But to what effect?"

    Probably in the hopes of financial bonus from guillable christians giving him money because that mean ol' lesbian Rachel Maddow picked on him. There is big money in anti-gay ministrys. His lawyers were probably hoping that MSNBC would just pay them to go away.

    Posted by: chrissypoo | Jul 28, 2011 11:36:00 AM

  15. This is what is scary in our society in that people have such serious issues with people they don't even know, and that media would actually take loons like this guy seriously. I'm sure the Twins appreciate this guy being their unintentional spokesperson too! Doofus ! (by the way - I think this guy is gay himself)

    Posted by: Tommy V | Jul 28, 2011 11:44:29 AM

  16. Bradlee Dean "gay himself"!?
    I certainly hope not - what an embarrassment that would be.

    Posted by: John Freeman | Jul 28, 2011 12:44:07 PM

  17. and the world briefly looked up only to go back to their own world with interest.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jul 28, 2011 12:54:16 PM

  18. Just one more thing Michelle bachman will have to answer about that she will try and run and hide from... SUCKA! All these distractions will kill her run...

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jul 28, 2011 2:19:45 PM

  19. This guy injures himself more and more every time he opens his mouth, proving all the negatives everyone says about him. He will do more than anyone else to derail Bachmann's campaign - he's her Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and any association with a loon like this will sink her. Since he had a terrible upbringing, he's taken it upon himself to "improve" the lives of kids everywhere by insisting they live as he says. This suit will go nowhere, just further damage his and Bachmann's reputation, as if they needed it.

    Posted by: Jim | Jul 28, 2011 2:24:16 PM

  20. What an attention whore.

    Oh wait, did I just defame him? Oopsie.

    Posted by: jim | Jul 28, 2011 3:26:11 PM

  21. If those are the arguments that his attorney is going to use in a court of law, he had better prepare to pay the piper. A counter suit in the offing?

    Posted by: Scott Lumry | Jul 28, 2011 5:02:30 PM

  22. for Bradlee Dean...

    look under, "white trash."

    Posted by: Bryan B. | Jul 28, 2011 6:19:47 PM

  23. I'm not American nor a lawyer so I don't know much about American Law but I'm wondering if Rachel [& other homosexuals grouping together for that matter] could counter sue Dean for misrepresentation of homosexuality, since he said '...on average they [homosexuals] molest 117 people before they're found out.' As a homosexual I find that to be misleading, preposterous & defamatory statement that he orally defecates as accurate information about homosexuals - I'd like to know if I [or others] in return could sue the "skins" of his bones!

    Posted by: Canalien | Jul 28, 2011 6:52:19 PM

  24. At night, when Bradlee stands before his full-length mirror, tenderly fondling himself and softly stroking his long silky hair, he imagines himself being repeatedly penetrated anally by a huge penis attached to a huge man. He falls wanking to the floor, overcome with desire, pleasure, lust and intense shame.

    Posted by: tweedle | Jul 29, 2011 9:01:40 AM

  25. I know James Dean, but never heard of Bradlee Dean. What does he do for a living?

    Any way, If he was offended by something Rachel said about him, he should not have said, or done, whatever she objected to. He was obviously in the wrong or she would not have said whatever it was he is complaining about.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Aug 1, 2011 10:19:59 PM

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