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Rush Limbaugh: Sleep Train Mattress Pulls Ads Over 'Slut' Remarks

Other companies rush to distance themselves from the right-wing provocateur's attack on a law student advocate of subsidized contraceptive pills.

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The Georgetown law student branded a “slut” by Rush Limbaugh may file a lawsuit against the conservative shock jock as he revs up his criticism against the woman who found herself at the center of the contraception coverage debate.

Limbaugh continued to rant on Friday that Sandra Fluke is a “prostitute” who is “having so much sex” she can’t pay for contraceptives as Fluke said she may consider legal action.

"I've certainly been told I might have a case," the third-year student told the Daily Beast. "But it's not something I've made any decisions about at this point."

ORIGINAL STORY

A mattress retailer Friday became the first company to pull advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show as a result of remarks he made this week, calling a young law student a “prostitute” and a “slut” for advocating subsidized birth control, according to Politico.

Sleep Train Mattress Centers announced the decision on its Twitter account Friday, saying “[w]e don’t condone negative comments directed toward any group. In response, we are currently pulling our ads from Rush with Rush Limbaugh.”

The decision won plaudits from some Twitter users and users began circulating a hashtag #BoycottRush which appeared at one point at up to ten tweets per minute.

The student, Sandra Fluke, appeared on MSNBC, saying she was “outraged.”

While not announcing the withdrawal of ads, other companies sought to distance themselves from Limbaugh. Pro Flowers said on its Twitter feed:

We would like to assure you that we do not endorse the views expressed by Rush Limbaugh and we appreciate your feedback.

eHarmony announced that it had never bought ads on Limbaugh’s show but would look into whether its “network buys” could prevent its ads from running during his broadcast, according to Politico.

Meanwhile Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner called Limbaugh’s remarks insulting and Carly Fiorina, chair of the GOP senatorial committee, said they were “insulting,” according to Politico.

The news website said Congressional Democrats had seized on the remarks, insisting that Republicans denouce Rush and said President Obama had called the student, Sandra Fluke, to express support.

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