The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group’s two members, Joseph Bruce, or Violent J, and Joseph Utsler, or Shaggy 2 Dope. It also names four fans as plaintiffs.
The lawsuit contends that the description of the Juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang” in a national report on gangs violated the plaintiffs’ rights. The group says its fans are a family, not a gang.
Scott Gandy, who is one of the four fans who are suing, says he was forced to remove Insane Clown Posse tattoos to apply for the Army.