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 Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaughs remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.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.
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.
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.
This has already been posted hours ago.
And, I forgot to add - I posted this without a link to politico.
Ambulance chasing whore - Wonder if she is donating her time no charge for the slut
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.
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.
I say we vet allred lets see what kind of slut she really is
Speaking of sluts....
If they ever get Rush good and truly pissed off then they will find out what effective boycotts actually look like.
If this flies, Palin could shut down the entire MSM
Rush is fuzzy little furball.
Allred is attracted to publicity like flies to poop
...”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.
Nope. Doesn't sound like she's reaching out, does it?
...”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?
She’s just channeling her “inner Alinsky”.
Two words describe Allred.