POLITICS
07/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"Obama Is My Slave" Shirt Sparks Lawsuit Threat In New York

When a 25-year-old Manhattan graduate student who was assaulted Tuesday night got dressed that morning, she probably didn't anticipate that her T-shirt would provoke four teens into shoving her, pulling out her earphones and spitting in her face.

Then again, with a shirt sporting the slogan, "Obama is my slave," it may have been wise to consider the possibility.

Now she's suing the $69 shirt's designer, Apollo Braun, for "all he's got," the designer claims.

But the Israeli-born Braun -- born Doron Braunshtein -- says what allegedly happened to his now-disgruntled customer isn't his fault -- and that his outrageous design reflects not his views but those of "ordinary WASPs."

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