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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!

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

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Dr. Phil Has Filed A $250 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against National Enquirer!

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but fake, hurtful stories don't!

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Phil has filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against American Media (AMI) — the company that owns the National Enquirer — for publishing 80 false stories over 13 years, notably about him and wife Robin McGraw's marriage.

Related: Dr. Phil Asks Nick Gordon If He Murdered Bobbi Kristina

The daytime star has had enough of the BS and wants the company to pay! He said:

"Enough is enough, it's time for them to own up… As a member of the media, I have a deep respect for the First Amendment. But it does not protect these people who knowingly print lies for money, particularly lies about my wife."

According to his lawyer L. Lin Wood, the company deserves to go under for what they do to society!

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