Richard Simmons says he is not transgender in new tribunal filing

Richard Simmons says he is not transgender in new court filing

Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing

Richard Simmons says he is not transgender in new tribunal newspapers in his defamation lawsuit over tales indicating he vanished from the limelight to have a sex change.

TMZ reports that the weight-loss guru filed legal documents in his suit against the National Enquirer that listing five reasons why the supermarket tabloid be wrong when it reported he was transitioning to a woman.

I am male. I am not transgender. I have never sought nor procured any medical treatment or procedure designed to transition from male to female, he says, according to the website.

He also says he never had breast implant surgery and never consulted with any medical professional regarding sex reassignment surgery.

Simmons, who has not stepped out in public since 2014, is suing the Enquirers mother company American Media but the company is opposing back, arguing that calling person transgender is not an insult, TMZ reported.

RICHARD SIMMONS SUES NATIONAL ENQUIRER, RADAR ONLINE OVER STORIES OF ‘SHOCKING SEX SURGERY’

The 68 -year-old Simmons addressed that in the legal newspapers as well, according to the website.

I fully support transgender individuals and their struggle to achieve acceptance and equality, he told. Nonetheless, the false and fabricated claims that I was contemplating ‘castration’ and have had a ‘boob job’ have caused me extreme embarrassment.

American Media did not respond to TMZs request for comment.

Stories in the Enquirer and Radar Online, another American Media outlet, claimed Simmons had shocking sexuality surgery, breast implant, hormone therapies and consultations on “medical castration, according to the lawsuit.

The National Enquirer and Radar Online have cheaply and crassly commercialized and sensationalized an issue that ought to be treated with respect and privacy, the complaint said.

At the time the lawsuit was filed three months ago in Los Angeles, an American Media spokesman said the company was standing by its reporting about Simmons and would vigorously defend it in court.

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Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing
Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing
Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing
Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing
Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing

Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing

Richard Simmons Says He Is Not Transgender In New Tribunal Filing

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