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Friday, June 29, 2012

Producers of "The Bachelor" Move For Dismissal of Lawsuit Based On First Amendment Defense

From The Hollywood Reporter: The producers and network of reality series "The Bachelor" have filed a motion asking for dismissal of the lawsuit claiming that the show violates civil rights statutes. Producers Warner Horizon Television and ABC say that the First Amendment protects the creators' selections of cast who appear on the show. Lawyers for the producers and ABC also point the judge toward the Supreme Court's recent Fox decision on indecency.

The suit arises out of claims by two Tennessee men who say that the show has never featured an African-American "Bachelor" because the producers and ABC refuse to contract with African-Americans.

Read the motion for dismissal here (courtesy of the Hollywood Reporter).

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