Shirley Sherrod Says She’ll Sue Andrew Breitbart
It looks like the Shirley Sherrod story isn’t quite over yet. This morning, she announced that she’s going to sue conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart:
Former Agriculture Department employee Shirley Sherrod said Thursday she will pursue a lawsuit against conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart – the man responsible for posting an edited video clip of Sherrod appearing to say she discriminated against a white farmer looking for assistance.
“I will definitely do it,” she said when asked whether she was considering legal action. Sherrod made her remarks during an appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in San Diego.
Breitbart “had to know that he was targeting me,” Sherrod said. “At this point, he hasn’t apologized. I don’t want it at this point, and he’ll definitely hear from me.”
This isn’t entirely surprising, and it should be an interesting case to watch given some of the legal issues likely to be in play.
Update: Law Professor Jonathan Turley had a very good piece last week examining the potential legal claims that Sherrod may have against Breitbart.