posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 04:06 AM
I am not a lawyer nor a law student. Law however for me is a bit of a hobby. I am not sure if Gerlado said anything that can be considered "illegal"
however one MIGHT be able to make a an argument for slander, but it would be a bit of a stretch. For instance, and just off the top of my head now
that I saw it for myself, this protest is pretty well documented in some circles. If someone were to make it known that he/she would be at this
event, and they saw Geraldo's comments regarding "these people behind me know all about gay bathroom sex", and you can prove that someone
associated his remarks with YOU and came to a conclusion based on those remarks that you were gay and it somehow caused you a level a distress. Then
you MIGHT have a case.
In other words, as reprehensible as Geraldo's remarks are, I do not see much legal recourse. I am not even sure his remarks can compare to Imus's.
He makes no mention of WHO the group is. In Imus's case, he was showing a clip of a basketball team and making remarks about THAT team and
individuals on THAT team. In this case you do not even see a face of a protester.