Gloria Allred just couldn’t help herself, she had to get in on the Sandra Fluke / Rush Limbaugh story.
Allred has gone public with a letter she sent to officials in Florida seeking to have Rush prosecuted under a Florida law, which makes it a misdemeanor, with respect to a woman, to “falsely and maliciously imput[e] to her a want of chastity.”
A high-profile attorney is calling for Rush Limbaugh to be prosecuted for calling a college student a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his radio show.
Gloria Allred sent a letter to the Palm Beach County Attorney’s Office saying an obscure defamation statute should be used against Limbaugh. That law says it’s a misdemeanor to falsely and maliciously question a woman’s chastity.
In an interview Friday, Allred said Limbaugh “should have to bear the consequences of his extremely outrageous” conduct.
Limbaugh lives on Palm Beach and broadcasts his nationally syndicated show from there.
The county attorney’s office doesn’t handle criminal matters and forwarded the letter to the state attorney for Palm Beach County, who had no immediate comment.
Put aside that a prosecution under the statute would require proving that Ms Fluke is “chaste,” and therefore would expose her sexual life to scrutiny. I could be wrong, but it seems unlikely for a 30-year old birth control advocate, but hey, stranger things have happened. And in this day and age, who knows what “chastity” means.
Put aside that if this law actually were enforced, hundreds if not thousands of liberal comics, TV personalities, Hollywood actors, and music stars would have to be rounded up. (Every cloud has a silver lining.)
Any self-respecting liberal should be screaming, “Gloria STOP trying to help. You’re killing us by perpetuating centuries-old stereotypes about a woman’s lack of chastity being shameful.”