Born In: Lakeville, Kentucky, U.S.
With an estimated net worth of $500 million at the time of his death, Larry Flynt was an American publisher and owner of the adult entertainment company, Larry Flynt Publications, one of the biggest names in the industry. He had survived an assassination attempt, after being shot by a gunman, as a result of which he was paralysed and had to succumb to life in a wheelchair. Over the course of many years he became embroiled in a number of controversies and legal battles, including one case over the First Amendment. He was the publisher of the Hustler magazine, which published explicit photos of a former First Lady, gaining much media hype. He was born in Magoffin County, Kentucky to an army officer, while his mother was a homemaker. He was raised in poverty and hardship and his parents got divorced when he was barely ten years old. He joined the United States Army and the Navy for a brief period and later took up a series of jobs and also ran his own bar named the Hustler Club.
Also Known As: Larry Claxton Flynt Jr.
Died At Age: 78
Spouse/Ex-: Althea Flynt, Elizabeth Berrios, Kathy Flynt, Mary Flynt, Peggy Flynt
father: Larry Claxton Sr.
mother: Edith Flynt
siblings: Jimmy Flynt, Judy Flynt
children: Jr., Larry Flynt, Lisa Flynt, Theresa Flynt, Tonya Flynt-Vega
Born Country: United States
place of death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
U.S. State: Kentucky
He married five times. His first three marriages, namely with, Mary Flynt, Peggy Flynt and Kathy Flynt resulted in a divorce. He married his fourth wife, Althea Leasure in 1976; she died at the age of 33.
In 1976, he was prosecuted on the charges of obscenity by the head of a local anti-pornography committee, Simon Leis. He was sentenced to seven to 25 years but served 6 days, after which the sentence was overturned.
In 1978, a gunman named Joseph Paul Franklin shot him and his lawyer, Gene Reeves outside a courtroom in Georgia. This permanently paralysed him in the legs, owning to which he became bound to a wheelchair and it also caused speech impediments.
In 1998, he married Elizabeth Berrios.
In 2008, a documentary about him titled, Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone was released. It was directed by Joan Brooker-Marks.
He co-wrote the book, One Nation Under Sex along with David Eisenbach. The book was published in 2011.
Larry Flynt died on February 10, 2021, from heart failure, at age of 78 in Los Angeles.
This infamous adult entertainment producer once wore a diaper made out of the American flag, for which he was given a six months jail sentence for desecration of the flag.
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