AOL Inc. says it is suspending its advertising on Rush Limbaugh's radio show in reaction to his derogatory comments about a law student who testified about birth control.
At least seven other companies have pulled ads from Limbaugh's show because of his comments.
AOL says the company determined that Limbaugh's comments "are not in line with our values."
Limbaugh called 30-year old law student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and "prostitute" last week. Fluke testified to Democratic members of Congress in support of a requirement that health care companies provide coverage for contraception. Limbaugh apologized over the weekend.
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Radio host Rush Limbaugh has apologized to a Georgetown University law student for calling her insulting names.
He had come under intense criticism from women's groups, politicians from both political parties and some of the advertisers on his talk show.
Limbaugh said Saturday on his website that he had chosen the wrong words in his comments about law student Sandra Fluke. He said he "did not intend a personal attack" on her.
Limbaugh had called her a "prostitute" and a "slut" after she testified before Congress about a need for insurance coverage for birth control.
President Barack Obama had telephoned Fluke on Friday to express his support.
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