An attorney for heavy metal preacher Bradlee Dean says that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow will pay the price for reporting on his client’s anti-gay, anti-Muslim rhetoric.
“It’s the most outrageous statement I’ve heard in my entire life,” Larry Klayman told CBS Radio’s Michele Tafoya Wednesday. “And I’ve lived a bit here, and I’ve been a lawyer a long time. And it doesn’t stop. They’re trying to destroy Bradlee, they’re trying to destroy Bachmann.”
Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, has filed a lawsuit against NBC, MSNBC, Rachel Maddow and The Minnesota Independent on behalf of Bradlee Dean. They seek in excess of $50 million.
On his radio show last spring, Dean asserted that Muslims “are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God” by “calling for the executions of homosexuals.”
In August of 2010, Maddow reported that Dean’s comments amounted to call for violence against gays. Dean has issued a statement saying he opposes violence.
“His life has been threatened. His family has been threatened. And this is outrageous. Rachel Maddow’s career is over,” Klayman said.
Listen to this audio from CBS’ Michele Tafoya, broadcast July 27, 2011.
(H/T: Talking Points Memo)