How absurd is the lawsuit against Don Imus by the Rutgers player?

Doesn't it make you sick? In the supposed land of "free speech" Don Imus makes one comment - one quick bad joke - and civil rights leaders try to lynch him, they protested outside of NBC, he apologized to everyone, he apologized to the Rutgers' players faces (and they accepted the apology), he lost all of his sponsors, got fired from his job.......and now he's being SUED for the comment??? It's enough to make me sick. She's also suing MSNBC, NBC Universal, CBS Radio, CBS Corporation, Viacom Inc., Westwood One Radio and Imus' producer Bernard McGuirk. Enough is enough. Thoughts?

Asked By: SW1 - 8/19/2007
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The above answers and the discussion I have seen on the news outlets all fail to mention an important fact: she was not mentioned by name. I'm not saying that's a complete defense, but I'd sure be researching that if I was on the defense. Her attorney said on CNN that it's to "clear her name", but her name was not... More
Answered By: MALIBU CANYON - 8/19/2007
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The girl is a public figure, as such, she has less protection under the law for people making comments..... I doubt she will get anything.
Answered By: Alan C - 8/19/2007
She's hoping to get the $54 million pants judge to decide the case, or one of his friends... More
Answered By: bort - 8/19/2007
In any circumstance like this, lawyers will start circling around like sharks, looking for people with deep pockets... More
Answered By: David R - 8/19/2007
its absurd.
Answered By: TheDude - 8/19/2007
I agree. I mean what he said was wrong, but come on....did it cause them pain and suffering??? No, it didn't, but everyone is out for a quick buck these days. Anyway, yes I think that he should not say these types of things on the air, but this is ridiculous.
Answered By: Jilly Bean - 8/19/2007
It almost makes you side with Imus in the sense that it shows these girls have acted overzealously initially... More
Answered By: writersblock2006 - 8/19/2007
If you think she is behind the suit then you are stupid, some lawyer probably approached her with a sweet deal to make more money than she will ever make playing in the WNBA and she took the deal. Lawyers are ruining this country.
Answered By: King Midas - 8/19/2007
Well, I don't agree with the notion that the woman in question is a public figure. that said, he didn't single her out. It not like he said "that Jane Doe is a nappy headed ho", had he done that then I'd say sue away Betsy... More
Answered By: Lotus Phoenix - 8/19/2007
Well I can understand the girls aggravation with his comments. If she can show how it has TRULY negatively affected her then she should get something. We have free speech but also have laws against slander and liable.
Answered By: RajinCajin - 8/19/2007
Don't think for a second that Al Sharpton isn't behind this suit.
Answered By: jonn449 - 8/19/2007
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