Sherrod sues Breitbart
February 14th, 2011
01:33 PM ET
12 years ago

Sherrod sues Breitbart

(CNN) - A former Department of Agriculture employee who was forced to resign last year after the posting of a misleading video has filed suit against Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger who posted it.

Shirley Sherrod's suit was filed in District of Columbia Superior Court on Friday, her attorney confirmed. The civil suit accuses Breitbart of "defamation, false light and infliction of emotional distress," according to a statement issued by the law firm representing her.


Filed under: Andrew Breitbart • Shirley Sherrod
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  1. michaelam

    You Go, Ms. Sherrod! I hope you clean his clock!

    February 14, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. CNN The Masters of Spin

    And WHO is surprised about this......"she will simply wait until she thinks enough time has passed for most people to forget"...... Oh much for her graciousness!

    February 14, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    it's ABOUT TIME! She should have gone further and sued FoxNews as well for spreading the lie without researching it first.

    February 14, 2011 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. MUWarrior

    Where is the lawsuit against the government for wrongfull termination, oh yeah a sister isnt going to sue the almighty obama. hope this golddigger doesnt get a cent.

    February 14, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  5. gt

    dont sue him ...sue the fda... this guy doesnt have the money the feds have...

    February 14, 2011 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    About time. Limberger and that idiot beck should be ne5 in line!

    February 14, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  7. Marcus

    Took too much time to do the right thing Mrs. Sherrod!
    There is such a thing as 'investigative journalism', which MUST be encouraged (and not joked about as Coulter did Saturday), and there is 'slander' and 'libel' and you were the victim of the laters.
    The guy wanted to make a statement, to prove a point, but in order to do that he EDITED a video. It's like FORGING a proof that you want to use on a tribunal (Big crimes combed in one act BTW).
    And to make things worst he is unrepentant...
    Sue him and thus make sure that everybody knows that this 'journalist' doesn't like much when the facts gets in the way of his agenda, and has no scruples in lying and cheating and making a fool of everybody who BELIEVES IN HIM and spread his lies without realizing it.

    February 14, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  8. brad

    I hope she wins. This type of misleading "news" doesn't do us well. Just incites. Goes both sides of the political spectrum.

    February 14, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  9. coloradoDem

    I hope she wins millions!!!! And he crawls back under the rock he came from!

    February 14, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  10. Annie, Atlanta

    Good luck to her. Breitbart isn't doing anything that even remotely resembles journalism. And I hear he's screaming about his freedom of speech. Isn't that priceless? When did splicing tape together to make someone look like they were saying the opposite of what they are saying, freedom of speech? It's about time to get the trash out of what passes as journalism these days.

    February 14, 2011 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  11. Let it be...!

    Sherrod "let it be" Obama, etc let you down.....just walk away and keep your health and sanitiy...!

    February 14, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  12. ReFascistican

    Sue him for every penny he has Shirley.

    February 14, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  13. Enitan

    Good for her. I hope she takes him to the juggle head laundry cleaner for every penny he is got.

    What a jerk, a liar and bubble head idiot.

    February 14, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |