Remember the Ken Herndon saga and how no one is doing anything to find out who produced the nasty attack piece against him in this May’s Metro Council primary? You can read about it here, here, here, here and here.
Since the Fairness Campaign and C-FAIR have done absolutely nothing in the four months since this all went down, Herndon has decided to file a defamation lawsuit to determine who the guilty party(ies) may be.
Now Herndon will have subpoena power in the ongoing investigation and anyone suspected of being connected to the hateful mail piece will finally have to answer questions.
A former candidate for Louisville Metro Council is preparing to file a defamation lawsuit in an effort to find out who is responsible for distributing an anti-gay campaign flier that might have cost him the election.
In May, Ken Herndon narrowly lost the Democratic primary for the 6th District seat to incumbent George Unseld by a mere 112 votes. The Saturday before the election, voters found in their mailboxes a malicious campaign mailer — a glossy, double-sided, high-priced flier — featuring a photo of Herndon’s face transposed atop the body of a man embracing two other men kissing at a gay-pride parade. Among a number of homophobic jabs in bold letters was this gem: “(Herndon) wants us to elect him because he designed new garbage cans?! I guess when you live a life of trash you become pretty familiar with garbage cans.”
“I frankly think it cost me the race,” Herndon, who is gay, told LEO Weekly in June, shortly after the election.
Now, Herndon says he intends to file a civil complaint against a John/Jane Doe in Jefferson County Circuit Court in the next couple of weeks, the first step toward finding out who produced, paid for and distributed the mailer.
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