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Richard Simmons Defamation Case Judge Says Being Called Transgender Is NOT An Insult! Yes!

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The judge is absolutely right!

As we reported, Richard Simmons sued the National Enquirer and parent company American Media, Inc. for defamation after they ran a story claiming the fitness legend was undergoing hormone treatment and is in the process of sexual reassignment.

Fast forward to this week, the 69-year-old suffered a potentially significant legal loss which could mean the end of his lawsuit!

Related: Richard Returns Home After Hospitalization

According to the judge, calling someone transgender doesn't necessarily subject the individual to "hatred, contempt, or ridicule." He explains:

"While, as a practical matter, the characteristic may be held in contempt by a portion of the population, the court will not validate those prejudices by legally recognizing them."

Although the ruling is "tentative," Simmons' chances of winning seem slim.

We have to agree. Transgender is NOT a negative label!

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Richard Simmons Plans To Sue After 'Hurtful Campaign Of Defamations & Privacy Invasions’

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After years of being MIA from the public eye, Richard Simmons is coming back swinging!

According to reports, the 68-year-old intends to sue RadarOnline, National Enquirer, and parent company American Media, Inc. after a series of stories regarding his time off that were allegedly a "hurtful campaign of defamations and privacy invasions."

Related: Richard Returns Home After Hospitalization

It's said the lawsuit seeking unspecified damages will be filed on Monday morning.

As you know, tabloids have rumored everything during Simmons' absence, suggesting that he was secretly transitioning, ill, or even being held hostage by his housekeeper.

We'll keep you updated as we learn more.

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Richard Simmons Returns Home After Hospitalization

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Richard Simmons is home after hospitalization.

All seems to be good with Richard Simmons!

The weight loss guru is back home Thursday after a 4-day stint at the hospital for severe indigestion, and is reportedly doing well.

Related: Richard's Manager Teases Comeback

He was seen walking into his home covered by a blanket to keep from being photographed.

The 68-year-old was admitted into a hospital Monday after complaining of stomach problems. He subsequently addressed fans Wednesday for the first time in years, telling them he was fine and not "missing."

Also on Wednesday, the LAPD made a visit to his house, apparently because his housekeeper asked them for help dealing with paparazzi. According to TMZ, they were on hand Thursday to provide a police escort for Simmons as he entered his home.

Welcome back home, Richard!

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Richard Simmons Hospitalized For 'Severe Indigestion'

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Oh no!

Richard Simmons is on the mend after being hospitalized in California on Monday for "severe indigestion."

Related: Richard's Manager Teases The Possibility Of A Comeback!

The celeb's rep, Michael Catalano, told ABC News on Tuesday:

"Richard Simmons was hospitalized on Monday at an undisclosed location in California. After a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating, we agreed it was best for him to seek treatment. He's already feeling better and is expected to make a full recovery."

After questions of the status of the 68-year-old's health over the last several years, we're hoping everything is OK!

Feel better, Richard!

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ICYMI: Richard Simmons' Manager Teases The Possibility Of A Comeback!

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What's next for Richard Simmons?

With the news of Richard Simmons' new branding deal revealed last week, many were wondering if it would be the end to his reclusive period!

Well, the fitness guru's longtime manager Michael Catalano has something to say about that…

Related: Richard Is Laughing Off The Rumors About His Health

Speaking to The New York Times about the agreement between his management company Prominent Brand + Talent and Richard, he explained how the 68-year-old was "directly involved."

Additionally, Michael shared the products would be very on brand and "in keeping with Richard's lifelong mission and messaging."

He continued:

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