'Gay It Up' Just Stage Direction, American Idol Lawyer Says

The folks at American Idol were only giving helpful stage direction when they told a homosexual contestant to “gay it up.” That’s what a lawyer for the talent show says, at least.
 
In a motion to dismiss a federal harassment suit against the show, attorney Mark Goldberg denies that notorious contestant Ian Benardo was harassed or discriminated against and argues that some of the comments at issue were “acts of acceptance and encouragement.”
 
Benardo, 30, who has sued

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