Larry Klayman Sues New Times, Is Really Weird

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Larry Klayman
"Birther" attorney and Sheriff Joe Arpaio fan Larry Klayman has filed a federal lawsuit against New Times and our Minneapolis sister paper, City Pages, claiming "defamation."

Klayman's lawsuit points to New Times and City Pages blog posts that cite an appellate court ruling from Ohio, a public record, affirming a magistrate judge's finding that Klayman "inappropriately touched" his own children.

See also:
-Klayman Was Found to Have "Inappropriately Touched" Kids
-Klayman Asks If Joe Arpaio Recall Chairman Is a "Homo" Who "Want[s] My Nuts"
-Joe Arpaio's Birther Buddies Say They'll Take Recall Effort to Court to Shut It Down

As usual, Klayman -- who just days ago asked if the head of the group trying to recall Arpaio is a "homo" who "want[s] my nuts" -- got weird, declaring that New Times "promotes a perverse radical gay, lesbian, transgender sexual orientation lifestyle for children and others at home and in the workplace" -- whatever that even means.

Among other things, Klayman claims that yours truly and City Pages writer Aaron Rupar -- while misspelling both of our names -- "defamed him by accusing him of committing and/or being convicted of a crime . . ."

Klayman seems to be upset that both blog posts accurately quoted the appellate court's finding:

The issues raised by Klayman involve credibility assessments made by the magistrate. Klayman challenges these findings. The magistrate heard evidence from the children's pediatrician who reported allegations of sexual abuse to children services, and from a social worker at children services who found that sexual abuse was "indicated." Although the social worker's finding was later changed to "unsubstantiated" when Klayman appealed, the magistrate explained that the supervisor who changed the social worker's finding did not testify. The magistrate pointed out that he was obligated to make his own independent analysis based upon the parties and the evidence before him. In doing so, the magistrate found on more than one occasion [Klayman] act[ed] in a grossly inappropriate manner with the children. His conduct may not have been sexual in the sense that he intended to or did derive any sexual pleasure from it or that he intended his children would. That, however, does not mean that he did not engage in those acts or that his behavior was proper.

The magistrate further found it significant that although Klayman denied any allegations of sexual abuse, he never denied that he did not engage in inappropriate behavior with the children. The magistrate further found it notable that Klayman, "for all his breast beating about his innocence * * * [he] scrupulously avoided being questioned by anyone from [children services] or from the Sheriff's Department about the allegations," and that he refused to answer any questions, repeatedly invoking his Fifth Amendment rights, about whether he inappropriately touched the children. "Even more disturbing" to the magistrate was the fact that Klayman would not even answer the simple question regarding what he thought inappropriate touching was. The magistrate stated that he could draw an adverse inference from Klayman's decision not to testify to these matters because it was a civil proceeding, not criminal.

After reviewing the record, we find no abuse of discretion on the part of the trial court in overruling Klayman's objections regarding the magistrate's finding that Klayman inappropriately touched the children.

However, Klayman says the magistrate was biased because "the magistrate is Jewish and resented that Klayman, who is Jewish, because Klayman also believes in Jesus Christ and considers himself a Jewish Christian."

However, an entire section of the appelate court's ruling explains that Klayman's accusations of bias were found to be bogus (paragraphs 18-22).

"[Phoenix New Times], and in addition to supporting and furthering the radical gay, lesbian and transgender agenda, has shown a malicious hatred for Sheriff Joe Arpaio based upon his strong enforcement of immigration laws and manufactured false charges that he has not 'prosecuted' cases of sexual abuse," Klayman's lawsuit says.

Um, okay. This, coming from someone who introduced a "birther" affidavit from Arpaio as evidence in an actual courtroom.

Klayman's lawsuit can be found here.



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73 comments
MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

It's bad enough Klayman is a kiddie diddler.

What I want to know is why he wasn't disbarred and thrown in prison for kiddie diddling.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Memo to: Larry Klayman

As someone trained in the law, you should know that filing a lawsuit does not mean that a court will hear your complaint.

marcy
marcy

Birthers are kooks, without exception.

Klayman is a birther

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

There was a poster a few days back on the Klayman story "APatriot".  I wonder if that was Klayman himself.  "Apatriot" seems to be a real nutcase, so I sense a tie in!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

wait a minute.......so Larry is against posting personal info? and if you go to little Robert's site (JoeArpaioFan), Robert is on there complaining about it, yet he also has another article saying HE can post peoples personal info? better be careful Robert, a double edged sword cuts both ways you know.  What is it going to be Robert? is it illegal and wronglike Joe and Larry are saying (which means you are breaking the law) or is it okay? and dont pull the old "you guys are doing it" routine, because if you do...... that means we can all commit all kinds of crimes just because other people are doing them too, and that means we dont need old sheriff Joe. 

Rose Sanchez
Rose Sanchez

sues you for.....writing the truth? This is going to be super creepy and quite a ride........

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

Arpaio and his people hate it when people write about the truth. Keep up the great work New Times! I'm glad someone digs into their closets.

robert_graham
robert_graham

It's time that the stupid liberals are silenced once and for all by any means necessary.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Aaah poor babies, are you being sued???? GOOD!!!!  And I see you're trying to fight back with lies but guess what, you're gonna lose.  You'll be found guilty of slander and libel so you better whip out your checkbook and be ready to pay up.

phxtheproblem
phxtheproblem

I am really really sure no self respecting "homo" wants his "nuts"....yep 100% on that...joe better gag this mad hatter soon, he cant afford this kinda press ole bloat is getting to be pretty weak sauce, should be goin away any time now, thanks larry this helps a little more....

Jim Crawford
Jim Crawford

A laugh a minute.....where in the hell did this guy come from...Texas?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

well maybe things wouldnt be so bad for old Larry if he could just suppress his urges to touch children inappropriately.  dont get mad because people are on to your sick ways Larry. Pay your bills, stop crying and leave children alone.  its not defamation of character if you have none.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

Speaking of nuts spewing craziness...

kpho.com/story/21790812/arpaio-most-personal-letter-hes-ever-written

(here are the first few lines of the story.  The link has a link to the letter itself)

Arpaio emails personal letter on fears of recall

Posted: Mar 25, 2013 6:33 PM

Updated: Mar 25, 2013 6:47 PM

By Phil Benson - email

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio called it the most personal letter he's ever written. 

Late last week, his campaign sent out an email warning of dire consequences if supporters didn't send money right away.  Arpaio's campaign said it's all connected to an ongoing recall effort.  

Wayne Michael Reich
Wayne Michael Reich

While Im not a fan of NT, I still say that you need to crush this pedo with an epic bitch slap.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!

Safira Felix
Safira Felix

Ugh. I know for a fact that Arpaio's thugs neglected sex crime cases and committed major injustices. Just look into the boy they murdered from Guadalupe.

Robb Vaules
Robb Vaules

Based on Larry's history of winning cases, the new times shouldn't have anything to worry about

Rachel Phillips
Rachel Phillips

i will read the article but i will support new times no matter what cuz yall keep it real when no one else will and i thank you for all that yall do and for providing us the best paper for free

bobunf
bobunf

@JoeArpaioFan Is this the Robert Graham who's chairman of the Maricopa Republican Party? 


My God, what have they come to??

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan once again you prove you are nothing more than a fascist, and a pathetic one at that

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol obviously you wont be the one to try, since all you do is bark like an ankle biter 

PissOnJAF
PissOnJAF

@JoeArpaioFan  

What would those means be Robert, do tell us pussy.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan Seems you are now "RobertVanderstock" on ABC 15.  Did they ban your last login there (with your real name) after you made all those crazy threats?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan aww, poor baby. You are the one crying like an infant like someone just took your binkie after all haha....little turd

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan LMFAO did someone who supported the slanderous lies against Saban just threaten to sue...HAHAHA you crack me up 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

@oscaroscaroscar On a side note, did you see the news report that our federal government has/is spending some $400,000 to study duck penises? Seems to me all they would have to do is visit a local county shurf and they would see the sorriest penis of all.

deniseaz2003
deniseaz2003

@Jim La Rose only worse ,, a lot more worse 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows    how come Joe doesnt talk about his being kidnapped in his letter? I was sure he would........it makes for good publicity

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows   so the gist of the letter is that only illegals are doing these crimes????  someone better explain that to all the white guys, black guys, asian guys, indian guys and everyone else in prison.  and if you also notice he doesnt mention anything about sex crimes being a problem either. (probably because he knows where Brewers son is locked up, and  that Klaymans kids are in a  different  state than Larry is)

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @oscaroscaroscar Jaffy, you are correct.  For Klayman to be a "penis", he must be at least partly a man/.  Seems he's more of a pile of cow dung, in my opinion!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @Flyer9753 @oscaroscaroscar  

There is already an article about penises over on your pansy ass website? Why am I not surprised... 

The only reason I go to your crappy little web site is when I want something to laugh at

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