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City of Paris to Sue Fox News Over “No-Go Zones”

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Paris is planning to sue Fox News after derisive on-air comments damaged “the honor and image of Paris”.

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo announced the lawsuit during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

“When we’re insulted, and when we’ve had an image, then I think we’ll have to sue, I think we’ll have to go to court, in order to have these words removed,” Hidalgo said. “The image of Paris has been prejudiced, and the honor of Paris has been prejudiced.”

Hidalgo is upset with the news channel’s portrayal of life in Paris’ Muslim neighborhoods in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks – but more specifically with its coverage of supposed “no-go zones” for non-Muslims in certain European cities. The network’s morning show, Fox & Friends, even went so far as to produce a map showing the “no-go zones” where non-Muslims are not welcome.

On another Fox show, a guest who was identified as a security expert claimed that in Britain “there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim, where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in”. He also claimed that in parts of London, “Muslim religious police” beat and injure “anyone who doesn’t dress according to Muslim religious attire.”

To which British Prime Minister David Cameron replied:

“When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fools Day… This guy is clearly a complete idiot.”

Critics have accused Fox News of using the controversial “no-go zones” idea to perpetuate a fearful narrative about Muslims. Wait… Fox News is engaging in anti-Muslim fear-mongering?! I can’t believe it! I can totally believe it.

But to be fair, over the weekend Fox News did apologize to “the people of France and England” for mistakenly suggesting that certain European cities have “no-go zones” where non-Muslims are not welcome. And they did make it clear that it’s actually America who has “no-go zones” where Muslims are not welcomed – otherwise referred to as the Fox News studios.

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Portland Pimp Sues Nike for $100 Million After Stomping on a Man’s Face with his Nike Brand Jordans

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Sirgiorgiro Clardy, a 26-year-old Portland pimp, has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe manufacturer is at least partially (if not fully) responsible for a brutal beating he gave to a local john.

Last July, Clardy was declared a dangerous offender and sentenced to 100 years in prison after he used his Nike brand Jordans to stomp the face of a man for not paying one of his prostitutes.  The man required stitches and plastic surgery after the beating. Clardy also beat the 18-year-old prostitute so hard that she bled from her ears. No word on if the prostitute got her money.

Now Clardy is claiming that Nike is the one at fault here. The pimp argued that Nike should have placed a warning in the shoes cautioning consumers that the kicks have the potential to be used as a dangerous weapon. What Clardy will do with his $100 million while serving his 100-year sentence, no one knows. Cigarettes? Bribing inmates not to rape him?

Here is an exert from his three-page complaint handwritten from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton:

“Under product liability there is a certain standard of care that is required to be up-held by potentially dangerous product … Do (sic) to the fact that these defendants named in this Tort claim failed to warn of risk or to provide an adequate warning or instruction it has caused personal injury in the likes of mental suffering.”

Clardy also wrote in the complaint that he’s tried to starve himself and kill himself multiple times as a result of his sentence, to which Nike will likely respond: Just do it.

Via: Oregon Live

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Archie Comics CEO Accused of Referring to her Male Employees as “Penis”

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Nancy Silberkleit, the co-CEO of Archie Comics, is being sued for gender discrimination by her male employees. Sexism and Archie Comics? Who would have thought? Well, probably everyone who’s ever read an Archie comic…

Five of Silberkleit’s employees, all white men, are currently suing her for millions in damages, saying that she used her gender “as a weapon” to degrade them and became so fond of the word “penis” she started using it as a nickname for all male staff. They also accuse her of frequently yelling “Penis! Penis! Penis!” in staff meetings.

Setting aside the penises, Silberkleit has also been accused of intimidating her employees by inviting Hell’s Angels into the office and constantly inquiring about the whereabouts of her handgun and 750 rounds of ammunition.

And this isn’t the first lawsuit Silberkleit has dealt with. In 2011, her co-CEO, Jonathan Goldwater, filed a suit against her, claiming that she is “unstable” and bankrupting the company. They ended up hiring a mediator to resolve their differences but then the mediator filed a lawsuit against her, claiming that she was nuts and needed to be removed. The case in pending, but if someone’s whose sole job is to come to rational agreements is filing a lawsuit against you, you’re probably pretty crazy.

But according to Nancy Silberkleit, the employees are the ones who are crazy, calling the accusations “untrue and twisted.” Silberkleit’s lawyers claim the suit is baseless because the employees, all white men, don’t belong to a protected class. White men suing over discrimination? Crazy! As Nancy Silberkleit would say, “Stop being such a penis and get back to work. Penis! Penis! Penis!”

Via: NY Daily News

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