Larry Flynt's Wild Life: Porn, Politics and Penile Implants

7:00 AM PST 02/27/2013 by Stephen Galloway
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Larry Flynt

25 years after his landmark Supreme Court win over Jerry Falwell, the Hustler magnate opens up about plans to out a closeted GOP congressman, his sex life at 70 and the future of his empire.

Even with the jet-set lifestyle, the gallery of successful businesses, occasional dalliances with women and his status as an American icon who triumphed before the Supreme Court, Flynt remains in many ways a man apart. While he says he has no regrets, he has few true friends, and few people he really trusts.

“A true friend would die for you, they’d cut off their arm for you,” he says. “When you start trying to count those, there’s not many around.”

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Five Ways Flynt Is Hustling His Way Into Headlines

Mitt Romney's Tax Return
During the 2012 presidential election campaign, Flynt took out full-page ads -- in The Washington Post and USA Today -- that offered up to $1 million for details of the GOP nominee's "unreleased tax returns" and "offshore assets."

Todd Akin and Legitimate Rape
When the former congressman from Missouri stated, during the 2012 Senate elections, that victims of "legitimate rape" had ways to avoid pregnancy, Flynt offered Akin $1 million for "conclusive scientific evidence."

Casey Anthony's Nude Offer
In 2011, he offered Anthony -- who was, at the time, on trial for allegedly killing her daughter, Caylee -- $500,000 to pose nude, claiming that a portion of the profits would go to charities against child abuse. (She turned him down.)

Richard Mourdock's Chats With God
The Indiana state treasurer said during a 2012 U.S. Senate debate that pregnancy from rape is something "God intended," prompting Flynt to offer Mourdock $1 million for proof of "personal conversations with God."

The Senator and the D.C. Madam
In 2007, Flynt unearthed proof that Sen. David Vitter's number was on the call list of the late Deborah Palfrey's escort service and then offered $1 million for proof of any other governmental dalliances.

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