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Lawsuit against Madonna dismissed in Russia - The Journal

A RUSSIAN COURT today dismissed a lawsuit that sought millions of dollars in damages from Madonna for allegedly traumatising minors by speaking up for gay rights during a concert in St. Petersburg.

The ruling came after a one-day hearing that bordered on the farcical. During it, plaintiffs claimed that Madonna's so-called "propaganda of perversion" would negatively affect Russia's birthrate and erode the nation's defense capability by depriving the country of future soldiers. At one point, the judge threatened to expel journalists from the courtroom if they laughed too much.

Would traumatize minors?
Would negatively affect Russia's birthrate??
Would erode the nation's defense capability by depriving the country of future soldiers???
Surely they jest.

by sgr2 on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 05:08:22 PM EST
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