Zollicoffer v. Livingston (USA)

Joshua Zollicoffer is a Man who identifies as a Woman serving a 20-year prison sentence for aggravated kidnapping committed at age 19 with his boyfriend. US District Court Judge Alfred H Bennett has rejected a motion to remove Brad Livingston, executive directory of the Texas Department of Criminal Defense (“TDCD”), as a defendant in Zollicoffer v. Livingston.  The lawsuit was filed by Lambda Legal on behalf of Joshua Zollicoffer, a man who identifies as a woman named Passion Star.   The judge also ordered limited discovery into Livingston’s knowledge and actions in relation to the lawsuit, in which Lambda legal claims, “TDCJ’s willful decision to leave Passion Star unprotected resulted in horrific sexual abuse and violence.”