Larry Flynt Offers $1M For Dirt
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Larry Flynt, “free speech activist,” pornography baron and publisher of Hustler Magazine took out a full page ad today in The Washington Post, offering $1 million dollars for “information about infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption concerning a current United States senator, congressperson or prominent government official,” according to USA Today. In large, bold type, the ad asks, “can you provide documented evidence of your claims? Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we choose to used your material and publish your verified story.”
This isn’t the first time Mr. Flynt has focused his attention on the political realm. Just last year, he’d offered disgraced U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner a job, after he resigned over nude Twitter pics. Flynt also went after presidential candidate Rick Perry, offering another $1 million bounty on any intel regarding illicit secrets, and encouraged the public to come forth and “publicize your direct dealings (with Perry).”
Regarding these bounties, Flynt told the San Francisco Chronicle last year, “politicians have one thing in common: They have huge egos and these egos are fed through their sexual conquests. And that’s what gets them in trouble.”
Interestingly, in 2009, Flynt sued his nephews and fellow pornographers Jimmy Flynt II and Dustin Flynt for copyright infringement, citing that their pornography was “inferior.”