On Friday afternoon, March 9th, prominent attorney, TV judge and CYInterview regular Gloria Allred made the main headline on the Drudge Report. Ms. Allred’s headline came after she released a letter calling for the possible prosecution of Rush Limbaugh – based on Florida law – after the deplorable comments he made about Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke. Mr. Limbaugh called Ms. Fluke a slut and a prostitute during his radio program. Attorney Allred sent the letter to the County attorney of West Palm Beach, as well as the State of Florida’s Attorney General, asking for an investigation and consideration of a prosecution.
With the media’s focus on Rush Limbaugh last week, Ms. Allred comes back for her latest CYInterview to discuss why she believes Mr. Limbaugh should be held accountable for his actions.
You can read the highlights or listen to the entire CYInterview below. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins me for our latest round with Ms. Allred:
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Aside from a potential prosecution, Ms. Allred tells us if she thinks Sandra Fluke could sue Mr. Limbaugh for slander:
“Well, I think that she and her attorneys if she has any, I’ll make a guess that she does, you know are assessing that. But certainly if it’s false and accuses her of that, I think that she has a strong argument that she has been slandered…She [Sandra Fluke] has not contacted me so I wouldn’t draw any conclusions about whether I would or would not take her case. Obviously if she contacted me I would respond to her and be happy to provide whatever advice she was seeking.”
As far as the possibility of Rush Limbaugh being prosecuted under the Florida Statue [see statute here] which makes defaming a woman by falsely and maliciously claiming she lacks chastity a misdemeanor, Gloria says this about her letter and the prosecutors:
“I know they’re certainly aware of it so I know they’re in receipt of it, I know that they’re in receipt of it, I know that they know there’s press interest in what their response is going to be and so we’ll see what their decision is.”
In response to the Drudge Report covering her in the feature headline, “Gloria Goes Wild,” Ms. Allred responds to the attention she has received from one of the most trafficked news platforms on the Internet:
“I know that obviously the Drudge Report is a very conservative leaning publication and so my, they have a way of knowing what might be of interest or kind of being in touch with what might be interest to their reader base, their viewer base and so my sense of it is they thought that, you know that this would be of interest to their readers. Frankly that’s the way I see it.
It doesn’t matter to me whether I’m a headline there or not, but it is of interest to me that they thought it was so newsworthy that they would headline it and let people know what’s happening and I’m happy for them to know what we have done as long as they understand what we really have done. I actually didn’t call for his arrest as they headline says. I called for an investigation and for them to consider prosecution, but anyway this is their extrapolation of that.”
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