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Rush Limbaugh's 'Slut' Comment Is Illegal Under Florida Law, Says Gloria Allred

Advertisers running for the hills can't spook Rush Limbaugh, America's most popular (and most conservative) talk-show host. Nor can half a nation of angry feminists.

But ace celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred -- now there's a fembot to get scared of. We're talking the same L.A. attorney who helped force Herman Cain out of the Republican primaries, and recently set a liberating legal precedent for girls who want to slam their cheating exes online. (Allred called it a "victory for women's rights.)

Now she's asking a county attorney in Palm Beach County, Florida...

... to investigate Limbaugh for violating Section 836.04 of the Florida Statues when he called Sandra Fluke a "slut" on his radio show for testifying in favor of contraceptives. Limbaugh later apologized, but half-heartedly.

The section reads as follows:

Defamation.--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, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

If county attorney Denise Neiman does accept Allred's challenge, Limbaugh could wind up with a misdemeanor for defamation. But much more damaging would be this lougie on the face of the First Amendment, and the fact that Limbaugh pretty much got beat up by a girl -- Wilshire Boulevard's finest.

Hate to keep mentioning Andrew Breitbart, but god would we love to hear the slut-shaming obscenities that would be flying from his trap right now. Especially in the California clear of them durned Florida Statutes. (Only thing Allred and Breitbart have in common: They're always good for an L.A. angle to the latest national firestorm.)

Below, Allred's open letter in full.

Letter RE Rush Limbaugh

Proud to be one of 338 leaked Gloria Allred press contacts who'll shamelessly pick up every last press release!

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