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.
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: