“Richard Simmons` reputation wasn`t destroyed after a story ran he was transitioning to a woman and that`s why he can`t sue … so claims the National Enquirer.
In docs, obtained by TMZ, American Media says Richard`s defamation suit shouldn`t stand because there`s nothing insulting about saying someone is transgender. On top of that, AM says for most of his 40-year career, Simmons created gender uncertainty by wearing flamboyant, feminine attire.”
You don`t need a doctorate on gender studies from Harvard University to deduce that Richard Simmons isn`t a heterosexual. Simmons is an American icon and his reputation as an eccentric and sexual ambiguous personality was established decades before America accepted gays, lesbians and transgender people.
I can imagine a gentleman who shaves his legs and has a penchant for wearing hot pink hot pants dating men, or transitioning into a female, but making love to a woman? Hell No!
The lawyers for the National Enquirer are spot on in their legal reasoning, how can Simmons allege that his reputation was ruined when the tabloid ran a story claiming he was transitioning to a woman named Fiona, when there`s nothing wrong with being transgender?
Gay rights organizations should sue Simmons for implying that there`s something wrong with being transgender.
Exactly how was Simmons damaged, these days he`s a recluse who never leaves his home. He hasn`t lost any gigs, because for all practical purposes he`s retired from public life.
Richard/Fiona needs to put on his big girl britches and suck it up.
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