Rachel Maddow Sued for $50 Million by Minister
Former rocker and born-again Christian minister Bradlee Dean, who heads up the Minnesota-based religious organization You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International, Inc., said Thursday he plans to sue Rachel Maddow and the on-air personality's employer MSNBC.
The lawsuit, which is being handled by Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, seeks more than $50 million in damages for the misrepresentation the Christian minister.
Dean's complaint stems from comments he made on a radio show earlier this year that Maddow later referenced on her show in May.
The minister claims that his on-air statement: "Muslims are calling for the execution for homosexuals in America, this was just released yesterday and it shows you that they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible, the Judeo Christian God. They seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do" was edited out of context.
"It was Bradlee's intent to focus attention on the issue, not to advocate harm to anyone," You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International said in a statement released to WorldNetDaily. "MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and others seized on and accused Dean on her show of supporting the killing of homosexuals, as is the practice in some radical Islamic countries. This seriously has harmed Dean and the ministry, who pride themselves on respect and love for all people."
Niether MSNBC nor Maddow have yet to issue a response.