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Bill O'Reilly Sued for Defamation by Former Fox News Anchor

Almost one year ago, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly lost his job when it came to light that he had paid over $13 million to keep quiet sexual harassment lawsuits from women at the television network. It appears that O'Reilly's troubles haven't ended as one of these women, ex-anchor Laurie Dhue, has filed a federal defamation lawsuit against O'Reilly after he denied mistreating her.

Atheist Sues to Avoid Alcoholics Anonymous Treatment

Alcoholics Anonymous is an important part of recovery for many addicts. But, according to James Lindon, it's "rooted in monotheistic spirituality," which is a problem for him as an atheist. Convicted of drug charges, he claims that he was forced by the judge and treatment providers to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous as part of his sentence. Well, Lindon has sued the judge, a treatment center and program, and Cuyahonga County departments and officials claiming:

"Defendants' policies, customs, and actions amount to state-endorsed and impermissible interference with plaintiff's free exercise of religion, or impermissible establishment of religion or endorsement of religion, entanglement with religion, promotion of one religion over another religion, or promotion of religion over non-religion."