Oct. 18, 2013

LFACT Responds to Judge Judy’s Remarks on Lupus

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October 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA, CONNECTICUT CHAPTER RESPONDS TO JUDGE JUDY’S REMARKS ON LUPUS

FARMINGTON, CT – On October 11, 2013, television star Judy Sheindlin, known for her hit television show Judge Judy, made disparaging remarks about those suffering from lupus while appearing as a guest on Fox News’ The Kelly File. During the interview, Sheindlin spoke about people she felt should not receive government support, including lupus patients, who she grouped with drug addicts and alcoholics. The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter has responded to her remarks.


“A number of constituents have reached out to our chapter expressing their outrage over Judge Judy’s remarks about lupus,” said Michael Tommasi, President & CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter. “They felt her statements would be gravely misinterpreted and misunderstood. The Connecticut Chapter stands in support of our national organization’s open letter to her.” The open letter from the Lupus Foundation of America’s President & CEO Sandra Raymond can be read here.

About the Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America, Connecticut Chapter was founded in 1973, and it is one of the founding chapters of the national organization. The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. For more information about lupus and our efforts to solve the cruel mystery, visit www.lupusct.org.