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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 Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaugh’s remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.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

“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.”

There is no right to testify before Congress. It was not an issue until Georgie Stefie, on orders from the WH, decided to make it one.


41 posted on 03/10/2012 1:11:47 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Impala64ssa

42 posted on 03/10/2012 1:21:11 AM PST by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: zeestephen

30 year old law student!!!!!....she must be a stinkin moron or did she start after her body couldnt handle endless days of sex.
But,after looking at her face, I knew the answer.


43 posted on 03/10/2012 1:31:32 AM PST by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Impala64ssa

This has already been posted hours ago.


44 posted on 03/10/2012 1:42:31 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

And, I forgot to add - I posted this without a link to politico.


45 posted on 03/10/2012 1:43:38 AM PST by Catsrus
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To: Impala64ssa

Ambulance chasing whore - Wonder if she is donating her time no charge for the slut


46 posted on 03/10/2012 2:11:09 AM PST by YukonGreen
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To: Impala64ssa

Similar to the critical race theory of Derrick Bell et al.

It’s free speech when the downtrodden class (blacks, women, and any party member) says what they think.
It’s blasphemy when the overlords (old, white, capitalist, men) say mean things.


47 posted on 03/10/2012 2:28:41 AM PST by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: 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.

Is Gloria Allred just another "ambulance chaser?" She appears to be trying to jump on the bandwagon in the feeding frenzy by the disordered, hysterical left and the socialist Democrats to hurt Rush. You can see the hate dripping from their mouths.

48 posted on 03/10/2012 2:42:18 AM PST by olezip
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

I say we vet allred lets see what kind of slut she really is


49 posted on 03/10/2012 2:47:19 AM PST by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: Impala64ssa
Gloria Allred

Speaking of sluts....

50 posted on 03/10/2012 2:47:48 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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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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