Richard Simmons must pay $130K to National Enquirer, Radar Online
It seems that in America, we've reached the point where "alleging someone is transgender is not necessarily defamatory."
The Enquirer and another media outlet ran a story alleging that exercise guru Richard Simmons was transitioning, he sued, lost for reasons stated, and was ordered to pay the other side's legal costs
Richard Simmons was ordered to pay nearly $130,000 to the National Enquirer and Radar Online after the exercise guru sued the two media outlets for running a series of articles alleging he was transitioning to become a woman.
However, (Los Angeles Superior Court Judge) Keosian ruled that alleging someone is transgender is not necessarily defamatory. Keosian dismissed Simmons case on Sept. 1, 2017.