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Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution
The Politico ^ | 3/9/12 | MJ LEE

Posted on 03/09/2012 11:26:12 PM PST by Impala64ssa

Rush Limbaugh has drawn the ire of celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, who sent a letter to the Palm Beach County state attorney requesting an investigation into whether the popular radio host should be prosecuted for calling a law student a “slut” and “prostitute” last week.

“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to millions of American women and he vilified her. He defamed her and engaged in unwarranted, tasteless and exceptionally damaging attacks on her,” Allred told POLITICO Friday afternoon. “He needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful.”

In a letter dated March 8, Allred, writing on behalf of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund, requested that Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe probe whether the conservative radio personality had violated Section 836.04 of the Florida Statutes by calling Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke the two derogatory words.

The statute stipulates that anyone who “speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity” is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh’s remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.

It is now entirely up to the prosecutor to exercise his discretion on whether there will be a prosecution. McAuliffe did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Allred, whose most recent high-profile clients have included Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, and porn star Ginger Lee, who exchanged explicit emails with former Rep. Anthony Weiner, said Friday that she has not yet been in touch with Fluke.

“I don’t reach out to women, they reach out to me,” she said. “If she did reach out to me, obviously I would respond.”

Limbaugh’s contentious remarks, made against Fluke for testifying on Capitol Hill about women’s access to contraception, resulted in widespread public outrage and dozens of advertisers pulling their commercials from his three-hour program.

(See also: Cartoonists skewer Rush Limbaugh)

“I understand why sponsors are abandoning Mr. Limbaugh in droves,” Allred said. “I think sponsors that remain with him are supporting him and providing commercial dollars to him and his program, condoning what he said.”

She added, “Hitting him economically is one price that he has to pay. He needs to be accountable in every way possible.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: gloriaallred; rush; rushlimbaugh; wacko
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To: Impala64ssa

If they ever get Rush good and truly pissed off then they will find out what effective boycotts actually look like.


51 posted on 03/10/2012 2:53:04 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Impala64ssa

If this flies, Palin could shut down the entire MSM


52 posted on 03/10/2012 2:54:56 AM PST by Hiryusan
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To: Impala64ssa

Rush is fuzzy little furball.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4182993/Seal-survives-shark-attack-in-amazing-picture.html


53 posted on 03/10/2012 3:16:07 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Impala64ssa

Allred is attracted to publicity like flies to poop


54 posted on 03/10/2012 3:22:50 AM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

...”Oreilly had a good peice on her tonight. Not a big fan of his but at least he dug into who she is ......better than you can say for most outlets”...

Oreilly has been excellent as of late. I have started watching him again..I believe he has finally seen enough to scare him for his children’s future. He is not on the fence anymore.


55 posted on 03/10/2012 3:29:37 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Impala64ssa
“I don’t reach out to women, they reach out to me,” she said. “If she did reach out to me, obviously I would respond.”

Nope. Doesn't sound like she's reaching out, does it?

56 posted on 03/10/2012 3:33:48 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
As soon as the attorneys for the defense get Fluke under oath in a depo room the case will crack. Gloria Allred will serve to elevate the proceedings into a three-ring circus. The questions will cover: Ms Fluke's courtship with a West Coast rich boy whose father is one of Obama’s biggest cash bundlers; Ms. Fluke's time as a public advocate for free surgery for students wishing to medically alter their sexual identity; Ms Fluke's—a poor graduate student—ability acquire designer clothes and jet across the country delivering her message; The quantity and nature of communications between Ms Fluke and the White House.
57 posted on 03/10/2012 3:34:16 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: ChiMark

...”Allred appears to be an Obama proxy. Let her bring this to national attention.

The public back-lash will be enormous. Bring it on!”...

This may be the one which sends Gloria’s power into oblivion. What’s the matter, Gloria..Age getting to you?


58 posted on 03/10/2012 3:35:21 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: Impala64ssa

She’s just channeling her “inner Alinsky”.


59 posted on 03/10/2012 3:50:55 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Two words describe Allred.

Media Whore.


60 posted on 03/10/2012 3:58:10 AM PST by WildWeasel
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

they feel that good about stealling our constitutional rights, they have no fear of behaving like this.


61 posted on 03/10/2012 4:09:08 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Impala64ssa

Here we go again. That man-hating bitch (who has a face like George Wallace) is going off stirring up more man-hate among the man-hating bitches.

You just gotta love feminists. /sarc


62 posted on 03/10/2012 4:23:11 AM PST by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Impala64ssa

Does *anybody* take this histrionic old DemboHag *seriously* anymore?


63 posted on 03/10/2012 4:28:29 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: TChad

It wasn’t House testimony. It was a publicity stunt set up to look like a real hearing .... something the media overlooks in their descriptions of Fluke. I am not aware that she has ever testified at a House hearing, at least not in relation to the current kerfluffle. So .... does willingly participating in a publicity stunt make you a public figure? My vote would be ‘yes’.

Also, Allred mischaracterizes the content of Rush’s apology. Rush’s ‘apology’ did not acknowledge anything other than he should have been more careful with his choice of words. That was it ... ‘choice of words’. Rush may have been careless in his choice of words, but that apology was VERY carefully worded .... I’m sure HIS attorney took a good look at it before it ever went out.


64 posted on 03/10/2012 4:38:22 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: Impala64ssa

This could end up getting Rush another million listeners.


65 posted on 03/10/2012 4:50:33 AM PST by radioone
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To: Impala64ssa

Gloria you ignortant slut.


66 posted on 03/10/2012 4:51:23 AM PST by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Liberty Valance

That’s a telling picture. She has the look of a personality disordered sociopath. Reminds me of my ex-wife.


67 posted on 03/10/2012 4:53:22 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: Impala64ssa
Gloria had better be careful. If she succeeds then Sarah Palin will be able to shut down most of the liberal media with law suits. Like Rush said....he regrets sounding like a liberal. Go for it Gloria.
68 posted on 03/10/2012 5:07:29 AM PST by when the time is right
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To: Impala64ssa
“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress on a very important issue to millions of American women and he vilified her. He defamed her and engaged in unwarranted, tasteless and exceptionally damaging attacks on her,”

"And I see in this a vehicle for advancing my prominence, representing myself as a champion of something or other, and making a dump truck load of money," she added.

69 posted on 03/10/2012 5:17:05 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: MissMagnolia
So .... does willingly participating in a publicity stunt make you a public figure? My vote would be ‘yes’.

Absolutely. Fluke got on the soapbox and advocated her politcal position. Her speech is protected by the 1st amendment and so is anyone who has a dissenting view. Rush could call her a slut every day, but he is protected, just like Fluke. Alred knows this.

70 posted on 03/10/2012 5:27:04 AM PST by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: Impala64ssa

Noter: to Gloriaosky ALL Red What do YOu call any woman who expects somebody else to pay for her to have sex?— In the America I grew up in we such such a woman a slut. Now IF the
Obama connected plant at Georgetown (Ms.Fluke) was NOT expecting somebody else to pay for her ,and her kind, to have sex without the niggling little consequence of such activity -commonly known as pregnancy—that what exactly does Ms. All Red call what she was doing? —RUSH is RIGHT.


71 posted on 03/10/2012 5:28:48 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Impala64ssa
What ever happened to all those "women" she brought forward to destroy Hermain Cain?

ML/NJ

72 posted on 03/10/2012 5:41:48 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: TChad
I asked a lawyer friend of mine about this, and she argued that she was still a private figure. I said that she was limited public figure, in that she interjected herself into national debate on a hot topic.
I think at this point, Fluke will claim slander, and she will be paid off where she can continue doing her nasty work. Someone will pay her - and she will continue being a useful tool.
73 posted on 03/10/2012 5:54:09 AM PST by Maigrey (Life, for a liberal, is one never-ending game of Calvinball. - giotto)
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To: Impala64ssa

Rats!

Rush should have saved that slam for Gloria!.......


74 posted on 03/10/2012 5:56:25 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Impala64ssa

AllRED prostitutes herself everytime there’s a camera around.


75 posted on 03/10/2012 6:07:49 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Impala64ssa

what an asshole when does she go after marhed


76 posted on 03/10/2012 6:10:57 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: The Wizard

Huh?


77 posted on 03/10/2012 6:13:15 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: bgill
All Red is upset that Rush pronounced Fluke a slut; she knows with Maha Rushie’s endorsement, Fluke just out whored her.
78 posted on 03/10/2012 6:14:20 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: Impala64ssa


"Gloria, you ignorant slut..."


79 posted on 03/10/2012 6:18:23 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

This is REALLY unfair to the poisonous blue-ringged octopus. What did they ever do to you?


80 posted on 03/10/2012 6:35:35 AM PST by fremont_steve
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To: Impala64ssa

Like to see someone take Gloria Allred up in an R-44 to about 5000 feet and push her sorry publicity chasing ass out.


81 posted on 03/10/2012 6:41:35 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: wardaddy

I remember watching a 20/20 interview with John Stossel back in 1990’s, who was questioning the lowerering of physical standards so women could be become fireighters.. There is one standard that a firefighter must able to carry person out of a fire on their shoulders but since most women can’t do that, they changed the andard so they only had to DRAG the person by their foot out of the fire.. They demonstrated this procedure and added the situation where they had to drag them down the stairs which caused a problem because the victims head would hit each step as he was being drug out of the house causing serious head and neck injures. This bimbo and stupid lawyer daughter stated dragging a person out by the legs was a safer procedure than carrying over the shoulder even when presented with facts that obvious showed otherwise.. I remember my wife was sort buying feminist crap at that time,but after that interview she no longer did.


82 posted on 03/10/2012 6:56:19 AM PST by scbison
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To: Impala64ssa

Allred...

I’ve always felt this Bolshevik in drag had the perfect name. Some jokes just write themselves.


83 posted on 03/10/2012 7:35:15 AM PST by Gritty (When even casual sex requires a state welfare program, you're pretty much done for - Mark Steyn)
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To: Kozak

Exactly why this is all bluff and bluster.


84 posted on 03/10/2012 9:13:43 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Impala64ssa

Gloria is one of those narcissistic zombies who’s had so many cosmetic surgeries that she no longer appears to be human.


85 posted on 03/10/2012 9:17:33 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: shoff

Like blowflies to a corpse.


86 posted on 03/10/2012 11:32:20 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: jsh3180

Good thing you got rid of her...


87 posted on 03/10/2012 11:33:54 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: DH

I find it amusing that there’s a Black comedian named George Wallace.


88 posted on 03/10/2012 11:35:45 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: television is just wrong

It really is scary to think that someone could be prosecuted for saying certain words. (Other than shouting “fire” in a theatre).


89 posted on 03/10/2012 11:38:50 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I find it amusing that there’s a Black comedian named George Wallace.

When I first heard of the comedian George Wallace (25 years ago) I thought it was amusing too.

90 posted on 03/10/2012 11:39:05 AM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: Chunga

Isn’t he in that new Eddie Murphy movie ‘A Thousand Words’?


91 posted on 03/10/2012 11:53:35 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you,Pumpkin. You are the best cat in the world. You're my Sweet Pea.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ms. Allred is the epitome of an Ambulance Chaser she also demeans the legal profession...she is a hustler whose ethics are always questionable and not to be trusted. I wish the ABA would revoke her license to practice, they certainly have grounds for revoking it.


92 posted on 03/10/2012 12:26:51 PM PST by yoe
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To: Impala64ssa
HEADLINE: Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution persecution

There. I fixed it.

93 posted on 03/10/2012 12:29:37 PM PST by Gritty (Obama has the most supine, slobbering, unquestioning media since Hoxha's Albania-James Delingpole)
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To: Impala64ssa
“Mr. Limbaugh targeted his attack on a young law student who was simply exercised her free speech and her right to testify before congress

I'm surprised that All Red doesn't see the irony here.

94 posted on 03/10/2012 12:51:18 PM PST by hattend (Jesus wants me to make churches pay for abortions. - Barack Obama)
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To: Impala64ssa

What the left was cheering about, the possible demise of Limbaugh, did not happen. Instead, the double standard has gone front and center.


95 posted on 03/10/2012 6:39:47 PM PST by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: Maigrey
I asked a lawyer friend of mine about this, and she argued that she was still a private figure.

Interesting. Sounds like that might have to be settled in court.

According to the Republican National Convention Blog, this is what Rush said:

RUSH: What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex, what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex. What does that make us? We're the pimps. (interruption) The johns? We would be the johns? No! We're not the johns. (interruption) Yeah, that's right. Pimp's not the right word. Okay, so she's not a slut. She's "round heeled." I take it back.

So Rush assigned humorous descriptions to the actors in this play and provided humorous speculation about their motives. In context, he was clearly not referring to Fluke's actual sexual proclivities, and he was not being serious. Also, he retracted the word "slut" almost immediately after he used it.

...she will be paid off where she can continue doing her nasty work.

Yes. Rush's comments have probably dramatically increased her income and improved her social life. Where are the damages?

96 posted on 03/10/2012 10:56:18 PM PST by TChad
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To: TChad
Rush's comments have probably dramatically increased her income and improved her social life. Where are the damages?
Right out of Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter. Many of us had to to read it in back in HS. In the novel a woman accused of being an adulterer was forced to wear a red letter "a" around her neck and it became a badge of honor for her. Fluke, in a manner of speaking, is acheiving fame and possibly fortune wearing a red letter "s" around her neck. If anything she should pay elRushbo a percentage of any $$$ she makes of her scam.
97 posted on 03/11/2012 4:38:52 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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