(NEW YORK) — The Georgetown law student who drew an apology from Rush Limbaugh this weekend after the conservative radio host called her a “slut” on his show said that his public apology wasn’t sufficient during an appearance Monday on ABC’s The View.
“I don’t think that a statement like this issued, saying that his choice of words was not the best, changes anything, and especially when that statement is issued when he’s under significant pressure from his sponsors who have begun to pull their support,” said Sandra Fluke, 30-year-old student.
Limbaugh called Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute” on his show last week after hearing her testify to Congress arguing that her university’s health insurance should cover contraception for female students.
On Saturday, he wrote an apology after several sponsors pulled their advertising from his program in response to the Fluke comments.
“My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir,” Limbaugh wrote in a released statement. “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.”
Fluke said she has not heard from Limbaugh personally, but added that she’s not hoping to speak with him.
“The statements he’s made about me over the air are personal enough, so I’d rather not have a personal phone call with him,” Fluke said.
On his program on Friday, two days after he sparked the furor, Limbaugh repeatedly told his listeners that Fluke has “so much sex she can’t afford it.” President Obama called Fluke to offer his support that day, and Limbaugh mocked the president for placing the call.
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