Skip to comments.Gloria Allred Asks Authorities to Investigate Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 03/08/2012 4:42:05 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
Feminist attorney-activist Gloria Allred is asking authorities in Florida to figure out whether Rush Limbaugh violated laws when he ridiculed Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke.
In a letter to County Attorney Denise Nieman in West Palm Beach, Florida, dated March 8, Allred says Limbaugh may have violated a misdemeanor statute against defamation.
"Mr. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged that his reference to Ms. Fluke as a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' were baseless and false," Allred wrote.
Allred said Nieman's office should "open an investigation into whether or not Mr. Rush Limbaugh is in violation of Section 836.04 of Florida Statutes.
The statute, according to Allred, reads: "Whoever speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree."
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Gloria Airhead gives media whores a bad name.
Pray for America
Don’t these freaks ever go away?????
Hey thanks....that was my question too. I thought she filed lawsuits?? No follow-ups in the news?
Not a word that I saw. Isn’t that interesting.
Gloria Allred could find a better use for her money ... like getting Fluke a years supply of aspirin.
Oh she makes me sick Jesse Jackson in a dress
Conservatives must be doing something right because the left has become increasingly unhinged over the last few weeks. They must be getting nervous about November 2012. Allred is pathetic.
Discovery might prove interesting.
Okay... So we’re back to duscussing whores again?
Gloria Allred is the female Al Sharpton.
A California media whore asks Florida authorities to investigate a Florida resident calling a Georgetown, DC resident a slut.
Who’s on first?
The media whores have been making up false reports of SPONSORS leaving Rush’s program and have slurred him countless times.
Shut your pie whole, Gloria. I don’t subscribe to the COMMUNIST founded “Internationale Womens’ Day”.
They were INSULTING but he laid out the case as he originally used them by doing the math that she claimed she spent $3,000 in 3 years on birth control.
That works out to several condoms a day. That nymphomaniac level intercourse over an extended sustained period.
She wanted the PUBLIC to pay for her sex. She's a publicity whore.
And it just may be that she is a LESBIAN and just another activist attacking the Catholic Church as an institution because she's unhappy with herself.
Hey, Allred, it’s called free speech and it’s protected by the First amendment.
Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s part of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Right.
Maybe you didn’t make it to your first day in law school so you missed all that icky freedom stuff.
Defense deposition of Fluke with the right questions could be priceless.
Obummer called a female reporter ``Sweetie`` in 2008.
The Dems had better be careful on that tight rope that they are walking on. I think that they are jumping the shark, and Rush has 20+ Million listeners and fans. Carbonite is begging to come back to Daddy.
Rush has an army and I’m part of it.
Is this woman chasing ambulances again? Gloria Allred is the biggest Democratic Party hack in the legal profession, period.
We are learning a lot in 2012. The First Amendment does not apply to conservative speech...or to the Catholic Church.
Say, Gloria, whatever happened to that nice chaste woman you paraded out to torpedo Cain's Presidential campaign?
Is that the Yiddish term for it?
Yoo Hoo, Mr. Scoutmaster-troll. Over here!
Leave it to the feminazis to push it over the deep end and scare the heck out of everybody.
How many liberal men would be convicted of this crime that elitist Gloria is pushing today? Rush is about to have a bunch more fans.
Better ask Sandra Fluke: she's the one advocating for subsidized birth control (instead of, say, paying for it herself or having a boyfriend buy it).
You know, it's funny that they are borrowing $40k / yr to go to Georgetown Law School (most likely, based on "typical" law students) but want someone else to pay for their boyfriend's thrills.
(She's a Trojan Whorse: from her history with Law Students for Reproductive Justice one can infer she isn't primarily interested in polycystic ovary syndrome.)
I hope Katherine Limbaugh gives this bitch an earful.
I see Mr Rogers is still playing lawyer.
Political Junkie Too, you don't want to be embarrassed when you discuss Fluke in front of liberals; you'll want facts. If you're going to rely on the legal analysis of non-attorneys, you may want to ask then for their analysis of Limbaugh's many other comments, such when he called Fluke "a woman who is happily presenting herself as an immoral, baseless, no-purpose-to-her life woman." One poster says it's a sterling example of Limbaugh's sense of humor. On the other hand that sentence was such a problem (or 'so funny') that Limbaugh's staff completely removed it from the transcript a full day before it removed the rest of the now-redacted transcript.
You may want to ask yourself if everything Limbaugh said was so clearly parody and satire, why do so many people on FR thought and still think Fluke talked about her sex life, when she didn't. Or ask why so many people here thought and still think she said she was having a lot of sex, when she didn't mention her sex life.
And be certain you get your money's worth from free, non-layer legal advice, Political Junkie Too. As how the poster applies Hustler Magazine, Inc. v. Falwell, 485 U.S. 46 (1988), the believability of parody elements addressed in one of the underlying cases, Falwell v. Flynt, 797 F.2d 1270 (4th Cir. 1986); Smith v. Stewart, 660 SE 2d 822, 831-832 (Ga. Ct. App. 2008); Smith v. Atkins, 622 So.2d 795, 800 (La. Ct. App.1993); Bryson v. News America Publications, 672 N.E.2d 1207, 1217(I) (1996); Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc., 418 U.S. 323; Time, Inc. v. Firestone, 424 U.S. 448 (U.S. 1976); Secord v. Cockburn, 747 F.Supp. 779 (1990); Associated Press v. Walker, 389 U.S. 28 (1967).
I didn't just cut and paste those. I've read each of them (and many other cases) this week regarding a specific point on this issue.
I'm not familiar with Florida Stat. 836.04, the criminal statute the ever-present Allred cites. It's at odds with Florida's abandonment of common law civil per se defamation of a woman's virtue through use of the word 'slut' and similar words ('prostitute' is different, as it suggests criminal behavior). If I have time, I'll see if 836.04 has been cited by any cases lately.
I don't know how Florida's criminal defamation statute meshes with limited public figures.
There are also 'apology provisions' in 836.08:
If it appears upon the trial that said article was published in good faith; that its falsity was due to an honest mistake of the facts; that there were reasonable grounds for believing that the statements in said article were true; and that, within the period of time specified in subsection (2), a full and fair correction, apology, and retraction was published in the same editions or corresponding issues of the newspaper or periodical in which said article appeared, and in as conspicuous place and type as was said original article, then any criminal proceeding charging libel based on an article so retracted shall be discontinued and barred.
The 'subsection (2)' referred to requires broadcast apologies with ten days. It's silent as to the period required for apologies for internet publications, but I can't imagine they would be shorter.
“But let them start it.”
I don’t think it matters anymore. Even if they do start it you know they’ll still say we started it.
Good thing the Dems were not around to spin the facts for the Nazis or we’d all be told in school that the Jews started it.
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