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Gloria Allred Asks Authorities to Investigate Rush Limbaugh
hollywoodreporter.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Paul Bond

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: feminazi; getrush; phonysluts; publicitywhore
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To: Free ThinkerNY

51 posted on 03/08/2012 5:16:49 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gloria Airhead gives media whores a bad name.

Pray for America


52 posted on 03/08/2012 5:18:42 PM PST by bray (Time for Newt to step aside)
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To: Mark

Don’t these freaks ever go away?????


53 posted on 03/08/2012 5:19:59 PM PST by geege
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To: CatherineofAragon

Hey thanks....that was my question too. I thought she filed lawsuits?? No follow-ups in the news?


54 posted on 03/08/2012 5:24:21 PM PST by jughandle
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To: jughandle

Not a word that I saw. Isn’t that interesting.


55 posted on 03/08/2012 5:37:52 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gloria Allred could find a better use for her money ... like getting Fluke a years supply of aspirin.


56 posted on 03/08/2012 5:42:02 PM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh she makes me sick Jesse Jackson in a dress


57 posted on 03/08/2012 5:42:07 PM PST by StPaulRevert (http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=wI9XnAaM8js)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


58 posted on 03/08/2012 5:54:57 PM PST by cblue55 (Mr. Obama, was your mother punished with a baby?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Discovery might prove interesting.


59 posted on 03/08/2012 5:57:46 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay... So we’re back to duscussing whores again?

Sad....


60 posted on 03/08/2012 6:00:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gloria Allred is the female Al Sharpton.


61 posted on 03/08/2012 6:01:10 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A California media whore asks Florida authorities to investigate a Florida resident calling a Georgetown, DC resident a slut.

Who’s on first?


62 posted on 03/08/2012 6:16:53 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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”.


63 posted on 03/08/2012 6:23:03 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Mr. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged that his reference to Ms. Fluke as a 'slut' and a 'prostitute' were baseless and false," Allred wrote.

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.

64 posted on 03/08/2012 6:25:33 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


65 posted on 03/08/2012 6:33:24 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Defense deposition of Fluke with the right questions could be priceless.


66 posted on 03/08/2012 6:40:43 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obummer called a female reporter ``Sweetie`` in 2008.


67 posted on 03/08/2012 6:42:31 PM PST by bunkerhill7 (Obummer said it?? Who knew?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


68 posted on 03/08/2012 6:46:46 PM PST by Anti-Christ is Hillary
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is this woman chasing ambulances again? Gloria Allred is the biggest Democratic Party hack in the legal profession, period.


69 posted on 03/08/2012 6:49:30 PM PST by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: fhayek

We are learning a lot in 2012. The First Amendment does not apply to conservative speech...or to the Catholic Church.


70 posted on 03/08/2012 8:22:28 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Oh for Pete Sake. At very best this would fall under civil court for civil damages if even that. If that statue was enforced there aren't enough jails in Florida even for the in and out booking process to handle such offenses. Speaking in such a manner as the statute reads to any woman might get a man slapped or a husband or boyfriend take some physical retribution. Dumb thing to do? Yea. Criminal? I don't think it can be enforced.
71 posted on 03/08/2012 8:38:10 PM PST by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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."

Say, Gloria, whatever happened to that nice chaste woman you paraded out to torpedo Cain's Presidential campaign?

Cheers!

72 posted on 03/08/2012 9:13:23 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Godzilla
Allred - what a fluke

+1

73 posted on 03/08/2012 9:14:42 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: trotskylvalia
Old yentas never die, they just keep spreading their vile spit.

Is that the Yiddish term for it?

Cheers!

74 posted on 03/08/2012 9:15:58 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Scoutmaster
Thanks, FreeThinkerNY.

Yoo Hoo, Mr. Scoutmaster-troll. Over here!

Cheers!

75 posted on 03/08/2012 9:17:18 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


76 posted on 03/08/2012 9:19:47 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Rebelbase
Who’s on first?

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.)

Cheers!

77 posted on 03/08/2012 9:20:50 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hope Katherine Limbaugh gives this bitch an earful.


78 posted on 03/08/2012 10:39:19 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Loyola.


79 posted on 03/08/2012 11:23:47 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: cripplecreek
Yeah I don’t think the democrats really wanna go down that road.

Discovery would be a riot.
80 posted on 03/09/2012 12:00:39 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Political Junkie Too; Mr Rogers
Rush was joking, and poking fun at the stupidity of Fluke’s testimony. The reason it was a joke was because it was utterly unbelievable that Fluke was having sex 1-2,000 times each year.

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.

81 posted on 03/09/2012 4:30:46 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: grey_whiskers
Gloria Allred and Sandra Fluke? Two ultra-feminists peas in a pod.

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.

82 posted on 03/09/2012 6:34:58 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: trotskylvalia

“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.


83 posted on 03/09/2012 8:59:47 AM PST by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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