Chris Armstrong, the gay student attacked by Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell, has withdrawn his request for a personal protection order against Shirvell, the Detroit Free Press reported.

A hearing on Armstrong's September request was scheduled for Monday in the courtroom of Judge Nancy Francis.

Armstrong, 21, became the subject of attacks by Shirvell after he was elected president of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Student Assembly in April. Armstrong is believed to be the first openly gay student to hold the post.

At the website Chris Armstrong Watch, now sealed off behind a password protected page, Shirvell accused Armstrong of preying on impressionable freshman, of being “Satan's representative on the student assembly,” and labeled Armstrong a Nazi, a racist, a liar and an elitist.

The case attracted nationwide attention after Shirvell appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 to defend his right to campaign against Armstrong.

“This is a political campaign. This is nothing personal against Chris,” Shirvell told Cooper.

“I'm a Christian citizen exercising my First Amendment rights. I have no problem with the fact that Chris is a homosexual. I have a problem with the fact that he's advancing a radical homosexual agenda,” he added.

Shirvell also led protests outside Armstrong's home and at the university. University officials responded by banning the civil servant from its campus.

The city of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, the agency tasked with enforcing the state's anti-discrimination laws, have also condemned the attacks.

Shirvell, who is currently on a leave of absence, is expected to face a disciplinary hearing upon his return to work.