Fluke Considers Limbaugh Suit

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 23:  Sandra Fluke, a third-year law student at Georgetown University, testifies during a hearing before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee February 23, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Fluke was invited to testify at the hearing after she was blocked from testifying at last week's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's contraceptives hearing.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke told The Daily Beast Friday that she may sue conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh because he called her “slut” and a “prostitute” after she testified that health insurance companies should be required to cover contraception. “I’ve certainly been told I might have a case, but it’s not something I’ve made any decisions about at this point,” Fluke said. The possibility of a lawsuit over Limbaugh’s remarks was floated today by Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York, who said “we will be filing a slander suit against Rush Limbaugh. What he’s really trying to do is silence a young woman. It’s unfair, it’s un-American.” Maloney also suggested that Sybil Shainwald, a prominent women’s-rights attorney, would be the perfect counsel for the case.

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