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MN Anti-Gay Hate-Monger Bradlee Dean Ordered To Pay Rachel Maddow’s Legal Bills In Lawsuit

Anti-gay radio host and Michele Bachmann boytoy pal Bradlee Dean has been  ordered to pay Rachel Maddow’s legal bills in a $50  million lawsuit Dean filed against Maddow last year after the MSNBC host aired remarks he  made about Muslim people wanting to kill gay people.

Via Joe.My.God:

Memorandum and Order Granting in Part Defendants’ Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and  Denying Plaintiffs’ Combined Motions for Reconsideration and Sanctions Entered  on the Docket 6/25/12. Signed in chambers 6/25/12. Electronically filed via  CaseFileXPress on counsel for the parties 6/25/12. Plaintiffs shall pay to  Defendants fees and costs in the amount of $24,625.23 within thirty days

Dean who runs the Minnesota anti-gay hate group You Can Run But You Can’t Hide Ministries claims Maddow said he supported such the statements even though she made clear in  her discussion that Dean issued a later disclaimer saying he does not “call” for  the killing of gay people.

The order to pay at this point before outcome of the lawsuit would procedurally mean that Dean’s attorneys lost on some motion they had made, and then Maddow’s attorneys asked the court to repay them for the fees  they incurred in responding to that motion. It is NOT an order to pay ALL her  fees in the lawsuit. (That would be a LOT more than $24k.) This usually happens  when the failed motion was such an outrageous request that the moving attorneys  should never have filed it. In this case, it’s a way to punish the plaintiff  (Dean).

Watch video of Maddow’s original report that Dean is suing her over below:


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