ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) - A jury today ruled that the former assistant attorney general who cyber bullied the University of Michigan's gay student body president must pay the 23-year-old $4.5 million in damages.
The jury deliberated for only a day and half.
For months, Armstrong said Shirvell bullied him by setting up a website that vilified the U of M senior, comparing him to Nazis and alleging he was trying to convert other students to the homosexual lifestyle.
It was a September 2010 7 Action News investigation that sparked a national controversy about Shirvell, and led to calls for his firing. Eventually Shirvell did lose his job.
No word yet on whether Shirvell plans to appeal.
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