Jay Leno (Gerald Herbert/AP)

According to BBC News, Randeep Dhillon filed suit on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, and stated that the joke “clearly exposes plaintiff, other Sikhs and their religion to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy.”

After the Sikh community publicly objected to the Golden Temple joke , the State Department stepped in to say that Leno’s remarks are constitutionally protected under free speech laws, and appeared to be satirical.

So far, there’s been no response from “The Tonight Show” or NBC reps. Here’s the joke that started it all, from last Thursday: