Shirvell's Obsession With Gay Student Prez At U-M Will Cost Him $4.5 million
Andrew Shirvell, a former state assistant attorney general, was ordered to pay $4.5 million in damages by a federal jury Thursday for stalking a University of Michigan student body president for what Shirvell called his “radical homosexual agenda.”
Shirvell is a U-M alumnus whose attacks on Chris Armstrong drew national attention.
After the verdict, he told David Jesse of the Free Press: "Every conservative Christian in the nation should be scared from this. This is the radical homosexual lobby trying to make an example out of me."
Shirvell produced a blog called the “Chris Armstrong Watch” that was filled with posts that slammed Armstrong as “Satan’s representative on the student assembly” and a “privileged pervert.”
Armstrong was the first openly gay president of the U-M student body. He filed a lawsuit in 2011 that accused Shirvell of defaming him; invading his privacy and stalking him.
Armstrong served as his own lawyer, bringing to the mind the adage that "a man who represents himself has a fool for a client."