Larry Flynt Hustles for Scandal

Offers $1-million for proof of sexual hijinks in high places
By Ben Worthen,  Newser User
Posted Jun 4, 2007 9:34 AM CDT
Hustler magazine magnate Larry Flynt speaks during a news conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., in this Aug. 4, 2003 file photo. Flynt and Hustler magazine had a full-page ad in the Washington Post Sunday,...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The porn king is trolling for scandal again: In an ad in yesterday's Washington Post, Larry Flynt asked: "Have you had a sexual encounter with a current member of the United States Congress or a high-ranking government official?"  If so—and you can prove it —a million dollars awaits.

The ad is not the first such attempt by Flynt. In 1998, as the Lewinsky scandal raged, he printed a similar offer in the Post in an effort to dig up dirt on GOP impeachment proponents; one, Louisiana Rep. Robert Livingston, resigned after learning that Flynt was onto an affair he had had.