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Richard Simmons Sues National Enquirer Over "Cruel" Sex-Change Story
05-09-2017, 11:15 AM #1
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Quote:Richard Simmons isn't missing. For those looking for the fitness guru, try Los Angeles Superior Court, where Simmons is now standing up for truth and privacy in a huge libel lawsuit against the National Enquirer, Radar Online and American Media, Inc. Simmons is targeting a series of "cruel and malicious" articles published between June 2016 and March of this year that suggested he was transitioning from a male to a female, including reports of "shocking sex surgery," breast implants, hormone treatments and consultations on medical castration.

The complaint filed on Monday paints the tabloids' conduct as "particularly egregious," a cynical calculation that Simmons wouldn't sue because he wouldn't want to appear as frowning upon the act of transitioning from one gender to another.

"National Enquirer and Radar Online have miscalculated," reads the complaint, a copy of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "The National Enquirer and Radar Online have cheaply and crassly commercialized and sensationalized an issue that ought to be treated with respect and sensitivity. Principles of freedom of speech and press may protect their prerogative to mock and degrade the LGBTQ community. But freedom to speak is not freedom to defame. Mr. Simmons, like every person in this nation, has a legal right to insist that he not be portrayed as someone he is not. Even the most ardent supporter of sexual autonomy and LGBTQ rights is entitled to be portrayed in a manner that is truthful."

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Read more: hollywoodreporter.com

That is horrifying, and defamation of character. sad2.gif I hope he owns that rag before this is over.

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05-09-2017, 11:24 AM #2
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Good for him. I hope he makes them the new Gawker.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-09-2017, 11:28 AM #3
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Me too Kreeper, the poor guy is 70 years old. This is nothing anyone should have to go through.

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05-09-2017, 11:38 AM #4
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wtf2.gif They actually gave him a name? Fiona? lmao.gif The new Caitlyn Jenner? lmao.gif

İmage
05-09-2017, 11:42 AM #5
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(05-09-2017, 11:38 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  İmage

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05-09-2017, 12:05 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
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yup.gif

Leave the man alone. He's old and tired and wants some privacy.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
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05-09-2017, 12:19 PM #7
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american free press...

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05-09-2017, 12:19 PM #8
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(05-09-2017, 12:05 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  yup.gif

Leave the man alone. He's old and tired and wants some privacy.

iagree.gif He's been an entertainer/exercise guru for years, and an inspiration to a lot of people to get in shape and eat right.
He's got a heart of gold, and certainly doesn't deserve any of this.

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05-09-2017, 12:31 PM #9
Kreeper Griobhtha
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All of this because some obsessed blogger wouldn't leave him alone.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
05-09-2017, 12:50 PM #10
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I know first hand people that become obsessed with others for whatever reason can damage lives, friendships etc.
It's not healthy.

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05-09-2017, 04:12 PM #11
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Ok
alright

I know it's 6:05am , I just woke up , and I ain't got my Best mind on ,,,

so help me out here ,, ok ?

Confused on this thing ,,

N-E said Simmons is changing to a Woman ,,, correct ?

Huh ?
CHANGING to a Woman ?

Are you saying this Simmons ,,,

I thought Simmons was a Woman . You're saying it's not ?
but it's going to be ?

Man , I Wish these People would make up their minds about what they want to be
before they come into this World .
05-09-2017, 04:23 PM #12
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The National Enquirer claimed he was transitioning, and he isn't! He's pissed off and suing them. It's horrible, they even photoshopped red lipstick, nail polish hair and a boa on him for the cover. damned.gif
I can only imagine how humiliating that would be.
05-09-2017, 04:28 PM #13
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Bad bad form


İmage
05-09-2017, 04:31 PM #14
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well , proves out , if Simmons was a real Man , he'd suck it up , laugh it off ,
enjoy Life , Rationalize it as " This shït just comes with being a Public Figure "

and no one believes the National Enquirer , so no biggie .

But NOOOOooooooooo ,,, He's gotta Throw a Tantrum .

Jebus ,,, where's my Freaking UFO , I gotta get off this Planet man .
05-09-2017, 04:33 PM #15
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Certainly making up BS to sell copies is bad form, but defamation of character is illegal.
The Enquirer and mags like it batboy.jpg have been around as entertainment for years, but that's taking it too far.
Celebrities put up with the stuff to a degree because it's a case of "say anything you want, just keep talking about me." but they took this to a totally different realm.

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