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Lawsuit says Jackson, cohorts assaulted man

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson was sued by a man who claims he was roughed up by the civil rights activist and members of his Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.

The suit filed in Superior Court on Wednesday also names Jackson's son Jonathan along with Gregory Mathis, star of the television show "Judge Mathis."

The suit, which alleges assault and civil rights violations, seeks at least $25,000.

"The charges are absolutely untrue, and our lawyers will be responding in an appropriate way," said Tracy K. Rice, chief of the Los Angeles bureau of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.