Skip to comments.Gloria Allred seeks Rush Limbaugh prosecution
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 Womens 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 Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaughs remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.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 dont reach out to women, they reach out to me, she said. If she did reach out to me, obviously I would respond.
Limbaughs contentious remarks, made against Fluke for testifying on Capitol Hill about womens 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.
they feel that good about stealling our constitutional rights, they have no fear of behaving like this.
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
Does *anybody* take this histrionic old DemboHag *seriously* anymore?
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.
This could end up getting Rush another million listeners.
Gloria you ignortant slut.
That’s a telling picture. She has the look of a personality disordered sociopath. Reminds me of my ex-wife.
"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.
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.
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.
Rush should have saved that slam for Gloria!.......
AllRED prostitutes herself everytime there’s a camera around.
what an asshole when does she go after marhed
This is REALLY unfair to the poisonous blue-ringged octopus. What did they ever do to you?
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