Shirley Sherrod Strikes Back
Posted on Feb 15, 2011
The former U.S. Department of Agriculture official is suing conservative webmaster Andrew Breitbart for defamation. Sherrod was forced to resign after Breitbart posted a heavily edited video of a speech she gave, setting off a right-wing hullabaloo.
Sherrod, currently unemployed and living in her home town of Albany, Ga., said Breitbart has never apologized and continues to slur her character.
The court filing—which names Breitbart, producer Larry O’Connor and a “John Doe” who allegedly provided the entire speech to the blogger—claims Sherrod suffered defamation and emotional distress. The suit asks for Breitbart to remove the edited clip of her speech (which, according to the suit, can still be found on his site), an apology and unspecified damages.