Skip to comments.Gloria Allred to West Palm Beach prosecutor: You really should go after Rush, you know
Posted on 03/09/2012 2:33:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Go figure: Gotcha lawyer Gloria Allred has proved herself more than willing to embroil herself in the controversy that continues to plague radio host Rush Limbaugh. The president of the Women’s Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund sent a letter to the county prosecutor of West Palm Beach, Florida, to call for an investigation into whether Limbaugh violated Florida defamation law. From TPM:
Allred cites Section 836.04 of Florida Statute, which says that “whoever speaks of and concerning any woman, married or unmarried, falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.”
“Mr. Limbaugh has publicly acknowledged that his reference to Ms. Fluke as a ‘slut’ and ‘prostitute’ were baseless and false,” Allred writes. “In view of the fact that Mr. Limbaugh resides in your county and allegedly made the false statements concerning Ms. Fluke in your county as well, this letter is directed to your office.”
Life under liberal rule- google FDr’s EO 9066.
Yes, they want us all in camps.
A defense deposition of a sworn in Fluke would be priceless if the right questions were asked.
Holy crap, I bet the discovery process...well, nevermind.
The statute requires that the allegation be false. If she’s single and is spending $1000 a year on birth control, I think that it confirms any allegation of a want of chastity.
Since the statute rquires a knowing and malicious statement imputing Fluke’s chastity, and since Fluke testified she isn’t chaste, there’s no basis for the suit.
What I want to know is why NOBODY, including Meg Whitman filed a grievance with the Bar where Allred was admitted to practice, seeking to disbar her for incompetence, i.e, for allowing her client, Whitman’s housekeeper, to admit to several felonies, on the national media.
Amnd, oh yeah, why hasn’t the housekeeper bneen deported?
In my opinion, if Fluke had been speaking at a sworn appearance before a Congressional committee, and then was verbally attacked over her appearance, that would be one thing.
However, she was speaking at a staged press photo op event for Nancy Pelosi made to look like a committee hearing, and so she is complicit in the fallout from it.
I predicted this and you naysayers can kiss my grits!
I wonder, has Gloria Allred ever heard of malicious prosecution?
Gloria Allred speaks for herself; she is all about self-promotion. Or do you really think she gave a rat's behind about Amber Frey, Arnold's maid or this skeeze, Sandra Fluke?
“...falsely and maliciously imputing to her a want of chastity...”
What was the reason for the alleged high contraception bill???
What the Fluke?
Not so fast Gloria ..... you aren't correct here. Rush only 'acknowledged' that his choice of words could have been better. He did NOT apologize for anything else, thus he didn't acknowledge anything else. Don't tell me that he didn't consult with an attorney before that 'apology' hit his website and the airwaves. Read it carefully .... he may not have been 'careful' in his choice of words in describing Ms. Fluke's behavior, but he was VERY careful in the way his apology was worded.
Sandra Fluke happily told the world she was unchaste. She demanded a Catholic institution pay for her contraception - and apparently wants gender re-assignment surgeries covered as well, for other folks.
She is a prostitute because she want sex paid by the tax payer. What else is that?
I think we all remember Allreds defense of an illegal that worked for Meg Whitman who was running for Gov of Kaleftfornia. Allred came out with it the day before elections. Someone needs to tell her that her 15 minutes are up!
Allred should think twice before she mentions being unscrupulous, or unethical.
Greta shreds Allred video at link
Needing $1000 a year for condoms is complete rejection of Chastity...
Gloria Allred speaks for herself; she is all about self-promotion.
Rush was wrong to use the words he did, and he was right to apologize. However, this law could not have been broken, even if one considers what he said malicious, because it could not be also considered false. She had already announced that she was not chaste to the world of her own accord, and Rush did not introduce any new fabricated information about her chastity. The only thing he did wrong was use a vulgar term to sum up the data that was already available.
Herman Cain really ought to go after Gloria Allred.
She already is a slut.
DO IT! I would love to see fluke under testimoney having to tell everyone that she thinks healthcare should include sex changes. I hope it’s on TV.
Gloria Allred has a closet. Just need a good investigating reporter to see what’s in it.
We should sue FLuke for defamation of tax payers as would be providers of moneys she is too afraid to charge her clients.
This homosexual sexual harassment of the tax payer in QUID PRO QUO is disgusting disrespect of the highest kind.
Gloria Allred: The female Al Sharpton.
CRIMES, PUNISHMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CRIMINAL CASES
CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY, DECENCY AND GOOD ORDER
Section 36: Blasphemy
Whoever wilfully blasphemes the holy name of God by denying, cursing or contumeliously [without respect; in a disdainful manner] reproaching God, His creation, government or final judging of the world, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching Jesus Christ or the Holy Ghost, or by cursing or contumeliously reproaching or exposing to contempt and ridicule, the holy word of God contained in the holy scriptures shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, and may also be bound to good behavior.
Section 38: Disturbance of assembly for worship
Whoever wilfully interrupts or disturbs an assembly of people met for worship of God shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.
Section 14: Adultery
A married person who has sexual intercourse with a person not his spouse or an unmarried person who has sexual intercourse with a married person shall be guilty of adultery and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than three years or in jail for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars.
Section 15: Polygamy
Whoever, having a former husband or wife living, marries another person or continues to cohabit with a second husband or wife in the commonwealth shall be guilty of polygamy, and be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or in jail for not more than two and one half years or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars; but this section shall not apply to a person whose husband or wife has continually remained beyond sea, or has voluntarily withdrawn from the other and remained absent, for seven consecutive years, the party marrying again not knowing the other to be living within that time, nor to a person who has been legally divorced from the bonds of matrimony.
Section 17: Incestuous marriage or sexual activities
Persons within degrees of consanguinity [related by blood] within which marriages are prohibited or declared by law to be incestuous and void, who intermarry or have sexual intercourse with each other, or who engage in sexual activities with each other, including but not limited to, oral or anal intercourse, fellatio, cunnilingus, or other penetration of a part of a person's body, or insertion of an object into the genital or anal opening of another person's body, or the manual manipulation of the genitalia of another person's body, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 20 years or in the house of correction for not more than 21/2 years.
Section 18: Fornication
Section 18. Whoever commits fornication shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three months or by a fine of not more than thirty dollars.
Section 34: Crime against nature
Whoever commits the abominable and detestable crime against nature, either with mankind or with a beast, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than twenty years.
Section 35: Unnatural and lascivious acts
Whoever commits any unnatural and lascivious act with another person shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or in jail or the house of correction for not more than two and one half years.
Section 16: Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior A man or woman, married or unmarried, who is guilty of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than three years or in jail for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.
Text of the Massachusetts School Law of 1642
Forasmuch as the good education of children is of singular behoof and benefit to any Common-wealth; and whereas many parents & masters are too indulgent and negligent of their duty in that kind. It is therfore ordered that the Select men of every town, in the severall precincts and quarters where they dwell, shall have a vigilant eye over their brethren & neighbours, to see,
first that none of them shall suffer so much barbarism in any of their families as not to indeavour to teach by themselves or others, their children & apprentices so much learning as may enable them perfectly to read the English tongue, & knowledge of the Capital Lawes: upon penaltie of twentie shillings for each neglect therin.
Also that all masters of families do once a week (at the least) catechize their children and servants in the grounds & principles of Religion, & if any be unable to do so much: that then at the least they procure such children or apprentices to learn some short orthodox catechism without book, that they may be able to answer unto the questions that shall be propounded to them out of such catechism by their parents or masters or any of the Select men when they shall call them to a tryall of what they have learned of this kind.
And further that all parents and masters do breed & bring up their children & apprentices in some honest lawful calling, labour or employment, either in husbandry, or some other trade profitable for themselves, and the Common-wealth if they will not or cannot train them up in learning to fit them for higher employments.
And if any of the Select men after admonition by them given to such masters of families shall find them still negligent of their duty in the particulars aforementioned, wherby children and servants become rude, stubborn & unruly; the said Select men with the help of two Magistrates, or the next County court for that Shire, shall take such children or apprentices from them & place them with some masters for years (boyes till they come to twenty one, and girls eighteen years of age compleat) which will more strictly look unto, and force them to submit unto government according to the rules of this order, if by fair means and former instructions they will not
Text of the Massachusetts School Law of 1642
From Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England (1853), II: 203
It being one chief project of that old deluder, satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue [alluding to Rome], so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so that at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded and corrupted with false glosses of saint-seeming deceivers; and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth, the Lord assisting our endeavors.
It is therefore ordered that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to fifty households shall forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general, by way of supply, as the major part of those that order the prudentials of the town shall appoint; provided those that send their children be not oppressed by paying much more than they can have them taught for in other towns.
And it is further ordered, that when any town shall increase to the number of one hundred families or householders, they shall set up a grammar school, the master thereof being able to instruct youth so far as they may be fitted for the university, provided that if any town neglect the performance hereof above one year that every such town shall pay 5 pounds to the next school till they shall perform this order.
Article II. It is the right as well as the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the Supreme Being, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience; or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doth not disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship. [See Amendments, Arts. XLVI and XLVIII.]
Article III. [As the happiness of a people, and the good order and preservation of civil government, essentially depend upon piety, religion and morality; and as these cannot be generally diffused through a community, but by the institution of the public worship of God, and of public instructions in piety, religion and morality: Therefore, to promote their happiness and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require, and the legislature shall, from time to time, authorize and require, the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious societies, to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution of the public worship of God, and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality, in all cases where such provision shall not be made voluntarily.
And the people of this commonwealth have also a right to, and do, invest their legislature with authority to enjoin upon all the subjects an attendance upon the instructions of the public teachers aforesaid, at stated times and seasons, if there be any on whose instructions they can conscientiously and conveniently attend.
Provided, notwithstanding, that the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious societies, shall, at all times, have the exclusive right of electing their public teachers, and of contracting with them for their support and maintenance.
And all moneys paid by the subject to the support of public worship, and of the public teachers aforesaid, shall, if he require it, be uniformly applied to the support of the public teacher or teachers of his own religious sect or denomination, provided there be any on whose instructions he attends; otherwise it may be paid towards the support of the teacher or teachers of the parish or precinct in which the said moneys are raised.
Any every denomination of Christians, demeaning themselves peaceably, and as good subjects of the commonwealth, shall be equally under the protection of the law: and no subordination of any one sect or denomination to another shall ever be established by law.] [Art. XI of the Amendments substituted for this].
“But Gloria, isn’t that law hopelessly outdated in today’s society? Isn’t it an antiquated throwback to the Victorian-era double standards of sexual morality, merely a symbol of patriarchal condescension ?”
A reporter with cojones would ask her THAT, but I’m not going to hold my breath waiting/s;)
Idiot, you cannot claim you are not a public figure and ask to appear before congress where you proceed to show your well used ass to the world.
According to the online dictionary http://www.yourdictionary.com/slut
the definition of a SLUT: A slut is a derogatory term used for a person - usually a woman - who engages in casual sexual behavior. (noun)
So what am I missing here???
Too bad there wasn’t more attention paid to comdoms before Armold knocked up his housekeeper!!!
That woman was a 3-4 bagger, IMO.
I doubt rhetoric meets the definition of defamation under statute.
Shut up Gloria.
I always knew Allred was an attention whore but she’s gone Full Nazi this time! Uncle Adolf would love her.
Fluke gives public testimony of how she's going broke having so much sex she can't pay for the contraceptives, and you wanna sue Rush for defamation?
Allred is nothing but a camera f***er.
is that the guy from tmz in drag?
hill air eee us
Gloria Allred wants Rush arrested under an obscure defamation law. But did you know the law states further?
Publications which tend to expose persons to hatred, contempt, or ridicule prohibited.
(1) It shall be unlawful to print, publish, distribute or cause to be printed, published or distributed by any means, or in any manner whatsoever, any publication, handbill, dodger, circular, booklet, pamphlet, leaflet, card, sticker, periodical, literature, paper or other printed material which tends to expose any individual or any religious group to hatred, contempt, ridicule or obloquy unless the following is clearly printed or written thereon:
(a) The true name and post office address of the person, firm, partnership, corporation or organization causing the same to be printed, published or distributed; and,
(b) If such name is that of a firm, corporation or organization, the name and post office address of the individual acting in its behalf in causing such printing, publication or distribution.
(2) Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the sections of this statute shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
One could argue that Media Matters that does have offices within Florida actually was guilty of breaking this law in it’s ongoing “war” on Rush Limbaugh and indeed other conservative media members. You could say that Media Matters and has sought to expose Rush to hatred, contempt, or ridicule, and has done so through media and print. So it appears they broke this law.
Not really a hard prediction, as I know you're aware. Progressives are so easy to read, as Rush has noted, and so predictable.
I predict that Allred&co will fail miserably in their attacks on Rush and will make fools of themselves in the process.
Another easy prediction. >grin>
You and I know this to be fact but far too many on FR are in denial.
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