In July 2011, Dean sued Maddow claiming the MSNBC host mischaracterized his views on gay rights and Sharia law. Dean refered to an August 2010 segment in which Maddow quoted statements Dean made on his radio show:
Muslims are calling for the execution of homosexuals in America. They themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible, the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than the American Christians do. Because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination. If America won't enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that.
Dean said that Maddow omitted a line from his statement, in which the Christian rocker said he was against the killing of gay people. Maddow, however, read the line. MSNBC and Maddow pushed back against the lawsuit, calling for its dismissal.
Reports surfaced on Monday that Dean was ordered to pay the defendants' legal fees. In addition to Maddow, MSNBC, The Minnesota Independent and Andy Birkey are reportedly all named as defendants in the suit. According to court records, Dean was ordered to pay a total of $24,625.23.
An intern <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/14/charlie-rose-intern-sues-host-show-wage-allegations_n_1344970.html?ref=media" target="_hplink">sued Charlie Ros</a>e and his show over fair wage allegations.
Radio host and conservative preacher Bradlee Dean <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/27/rachel-maddow-sued-by-chr_n_911407.html" target="_hplink">sued Maddow and MSNBC</a>, claiming that the host defamed him in a segment.
Remember Anderson Cooper's swanky converted New York City firehouse? The CNN anchor was sued over it. Brooklyn-based interior designer Killian O'Brien was working on the home, and <a href="http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-headlines-in-providence/cnn-anchor-anderson-cooper-being-sued-by-injured-woman" target="_hplink">filed a lawsuit </a>claiming that she was injured on the job. She said she fell 17 feet through a hole that once held the station's fire pole.
Grace <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20045478-504083.html" target="_hplink">was sued</a> after the suicide of a woman who she had interviewed the previous day. The CNN host had questioned the woman about the disappearance of her son, and the woman's family members alleged that the interview caused severe emotional distress.
Witt <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20045478-504083.html" target="_hplink">was sued by a former friend</a> who alleged that the MSNBC host owed her $65,000.
Schultz <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/11/ed-schultz-sued-by-nbc-em_n_860455.html" target="_hplink">was sued</a> for by an NBC employee who claimed that he helped the MSNBC host break into TV and never got the cut he was promised.
Seacrest <a href="http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/11/18/ryan-seacrest-lawsuit-shahs-of-sunset/" target="_hplink">was sued by a woman</a> who claimed she was demeaned and humiliated during the filming of his reality show "Shahs of Sunset."
Ann Curry and her husband Brian Ross faced a 2006 lawsuit over <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/15/ann-curry-homeless-house_n_926933.html" target="_hplink">their Upper West Side home</a>. Neighbors complained about noise and safety issues from construction on the house, and expressed concern that homeless squatters would start fires.
Keith Olbermann <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/01/keith-olbermann-sued-by-video-blogger/" target="_hplink">was sued</a> by conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe after David Schuster described him as "a convicted felon" and a suspect in a rape allegation made by a former co-worker.
Barbara Walters <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/barbara-walters-fights-defamation-lawsuit-215585" target="_hplink">was sued by a woman</a> who claimed that she was defamed in Walters' 2008 autobiography.
The daytime diva has been sued at least <a href="http://articles.cnn.com/2010-03-16/entertainment/oprah.school.lawsuit_1_defamation-suit-oprah-winfrey-abuse-scandal?_s=PM:SHOWBIZ" target="_hplink">one</a>, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/12/oprah-sued-by-flight-atte_n_317517.html" target="_hplink">two</a>, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/1998/01/21/us/talk-of-the-town-burgers-v-oprah.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm" target="_hplink">three</a> and <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/30/oprah-winfrey-sued-own-slogan_n_914011.html" target="_hplink">four</a> times.