Will America free-speech law protect Jay Leno from the charges against him? I think while it is an awful mistake it is nothing that a genuine apology could not repair. Perhaps Jay Leno ought to fire his researcher who might have been the one to have done a poor job in researching the facts. Any read the story for yourself.
Now BBC News reports that Randeep Dhillon, an Indian-American, has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Leno in Los Angeles County Superior Court, saying that the routine “hurt the sentiments of all Sikh people in addition to the plaintiff.” The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, says the joke “clearly exposes plaintiff, other Sikhs and their religion to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy because it falsely portrays the holiest place in the Sikh religion as a vacation resort owned by a non-Sikh.”