By MJ LEE | Politico.com
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 â€œslutâ€ and â€œprostituteâ€ last week.
â€œMr. 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,â€ Allred told POLITICO Friday afternoon. â€œHe needs to face the consequences of his conduct in every way that is meaningful.â€
In a letter dated March 8, Allred, writing on behalf of the Womenâ€™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 â€œspeaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastityâ€ 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 Allred explained that the statute recently came to her attention as having never been repealed, and that it could very well apply to Limbaughâ€™s remarks as his show is broadcast from West Palm Beach.
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