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Chris Armstrong Sues Ex-Michigan Official Andrew Shirvell On Stalking Charges

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04/ 6/11 03:23 PM ET   AP

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has sued a former assistant state attorney general on charges of stalking and causing emotional distress.

The Detroit Free Press and AnnArbor.com reported Wednesday that Chris Armstrong filed the suit against Andrew Shirvell on Friday in Washtenaw County Circuit Court.

Armstrong's attorney Deborah Gordon says in the complaint that Shirvell displayed a "bizarre personal obsession" with Armstrong through critical blog and Facebook posts in which he claimed Armstrong was pushing a "radical homosexual agenda."

Shirvell told The Associated Press Wednesday he had no comment.

Armstrong is asking for more than $25,000 in damages.

Shirvell was fired by the state in December after being accused of harassing Armstrong. He is a 2002 University of Michigan graduate.

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