Former Michigan lawyer fired for harassing gay student sues state for 'wrongful termination'
US: Former Michigan lawyer fired for harassing gay student sues state for 'wrongful termination'
8th November 2013, 4:39 PM
A former Michigan lawyer who lost his job after harrassing a gay student has recently filed a "wrongful termination" suit against the state attorney general, asking for both compensation as well as his old job back.
Associated Press reports that in 2012, Shirvell was sued $4.5 million (£2.8 million) after he harassed Chris Armstrong, a student at the University of Michigan.
Shirvell had launched a website named "Chris Armstrong Watch," claiming the student used his position of power to promote a "radical homosexual agenda" while hosting gay orgies in his dorm room.
He featured a photo of Mr Armstrong with a swastika over his face, calling him "Satan's representative on the student assembly" and a "privileged pervert."
These allegations came in response to Mr Armstrong's campaign to curb rising tuition fees and expand gender-neutral housing to trans students at the University, which won him the election.
On thursday, Shirvell filed a federal lawsuit claiming he had been wrongly terminated from his job following the incident.
The defendants of the lawsuit are Mike Cox, the previous attorney general who fired him in 2010, Bill Schuette, who is the current Attorney General, as well as four others.
Shirvell has said he is seeking both monetary compensation as well as a reinstatement at his old job.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/10/2013|
Breeder? That's a twisted closet case if ever there was one.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/08/2013|
The Buster Bluth of lawyers will NOT be ignored!
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/08/2013|
Further proof that Shirvell is a narcissist and a loon. He's one of these people who is so convinced of his utter "right-ness" that he cannot and will not admit he's done anything wrong, and will never abide anyone else saying as much.
The joke is that Mike Cox was a major right-winger as well, and only fired Shrivell when the latter's behavior became a public embarrassment for Cox. Shrivwell pulled a lot of crap on Armstrong before Cox was forced to do something.
If Armstrond hadn't fought back, Cox would have let Shrivell get away with his behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/08/2013|
Oh, lordy, what a closet case. You know he was fantasizing about those orgies.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/08/2013|
Oh my God, he's a girleen!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/08/2013|
"diamontrically oppossed" Is that what he says?
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/08/2013|
Shrivell is a very apt name.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/08/2013|
There's something weird about his head. It's very small and oddly shaped.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/08/2013|
Oh, look. The $4.5M figure matches what the jury ruled he has to pay for harassing Chris Sullivan.
[quote]Gordon said Shirvell was told that the lawsuit would have been dropped if he had retracted his statements. She said that because the jury that heard the case is unable to make Shirvell issue an apology, the $4.5 million in damages would take its place.
[quote]"When we filed the case, we sent him a letter asking for retractions," Gordon said. "We sent a letter before the case was heard. The record needed to be set straight."
[quote]Shirvell, who was fired by former Attorney General Mike Cox after criticism of Armstrong in 2010, said he is unemployed, and that he has no means to pay such a sizable settlement, The AP reported.
[quote]"There's no way I could possibly ever pay such a judgment," he said after the ruling.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/08/2013|
I bet $4.5 million that Andrew Shirvell posts on Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/08/2013|
I couldn't find any reason for the harassment. Did I miss it? I mean out of an entire college he targeted one student and he was a FORMER alum. How did he find out about this kid? It almost sounds like a crush that turned into stalking.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/08/2013|
He was a high profile gay guy on campus. The stalking took off after he was elected student body president.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/08/2013|
Well, that explains how he came to this kook's attention but still doesn't explain why as a former student he cared so much.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/08/2013|
C.A. was very attractive R16.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/08/2013|
Thank you, R6. That Daily Show piece is brilliant. Even in a world full of idiotic right-wing bigots, this guy is UNBELIEVABLE.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/08/2013|
Think pigtails in inkwell, R16. I think he had a "forbidden" attraction to Armstrong that became obsessive.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/08/2013|
Anyone else notice in the John Daily clip his eyes darting back and forth? That's got to be a sign of something. Lying?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/08/2013|
This case reminds of what's happening now with Martin and Icognito. It has that same kind of weird, stalking bully obsession.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/08/2013|
Agree, R22. Can you imagine what Shirvell would be like if he had Incognito's beef and brawn?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/10/2013|