Lawyer Sues A&E For Impinging On His Right To Hate Homosexuals
Just when you thought the "Duck Dynasty" stories couldn't get more sensational...
A Nashville man with a history of filing unsuccessful frivolous lawsuits has filed a legal complaint against A&E claiming that their recent action in suspending "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has robbed him of his right to hate homosexuals.
The man behind the lawsuit is Chris Sevier, an army veteran turned lawyer who also dabbles in modeling. Sevier made headlines earlier this year when he filed a lawsuit against Apple for the ease that its product allowed pornography to ruin his marriage. Sevier has also, in the past, filed lawsuits against Bill O'Reilly, CBS and Facebook.
Sevier's complaint against A&E claims that the network's suspension Phil Robertson over recent homophobic comments made by the "Duck Dynasty" star is going to have a chilling effect on other churchgoers - himself included - when it comes to preaching the word of God, TMZ reports. Also named in the lawsuit is President Barrack Obama, whose actions Sevier claims prompted A&E to take the pro-gay move.
According to FindLaw.com, the 91-page complaint against the network quotes scriptures about sins against homosexuality, saying, "We live in a Christian Nation, Jack." The complaint also says that if gay marriage is allowed, "citizens in that state should be able to marry their pets."
Jesus in a Fruit Pie and the Lawsuit Against Apple
Sevier’s lawsuit also contained several photographs entered as evidence. Although it is unclear as to how they pertain to the case, the photos included in the complaint run the gamut from numerous memes of Robertson to picture of a pie with the face of either Jesus or Mr. T made in strawberries, blueberries, kiwis and bananas.
Earlier this year, Sevier represented himself in a lawsuit against Apple, filing a rambling 50-page complaint against the technology giant for the ease that its product allowed his pornography addiction to ruin his own marriage.
In that complaint, Sevier said "In using safari, the Plaintiff accidentally misspelled ’facebook.com’ which lead him to "fuckbook.com" and a host of web sites that caused him to see pornographic images that appealed to his biological sensibilities as a male and lead to an unwanted addiction with adverse consequences."
The complaint against Apple went on to claim "UNFAIR COMPETITION AND INTERFERENCE OF THE MARITAL CONTRACT: The Plaintiff became totally out of synch in his romantic relationship with his wife, which was a consequence of his use of his Apple product. The Plaintiff began desiring, younger more beautiful girls featured in porn videos than his wife, who was no longer 21. His failed marriage caused the Plaintiff to experience emotional distress to the point of hospitalization."
Shortly after filing his complaint against Apple, Sevier was arrested for allegedly stalking country music star John Right. According to The Tennessean, Sevier was arrested and charged with aggravated stalking for repeatedly sending emails to Rich. One of the emails included a picture of himself scantily clad and draped in an American flag and covered in a substance believed to be representing blood. Sevier’s warrant said he had stalked Rich for years. Rich had filed two previous restraining orders.