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Jay Leno Sued Over Religious Joke

January 25, 2012
Jay Leno Sued Over Religious Joke
Jay Leno Sued Over Religious Joke

ET has learned that Jay Leno is being sued by an upset Sikh follower due to a joke the late night host made.

According to court documents, Dr. Randeep Dhillon filed a libel lawsuit against The Tonight Show host for his comedic portrayal of India's Golden Temple of Amritsar as Mitt Romney's summer home. In the papers, Dr. Dhillon said Leno's joke falsely portrayed the holiest place in the Sikh religion as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh, which resulted in loss to his reputation, shame, mortification and hurt feelings.

Dhillon is suing for general and punitive damages over the broadcast that he feels was "published with oppression, fraud and malice."