Larry Flynt, publisher of american porn in and a defender of the freedom of expression, has died at age 78

Larry Flint during a press conference for the support of president Clinton in the case Lewinsky, in Beverly Hills (California), in 1999. MIKE NELSON / AFP magn

Larry Flynt, publisher of american porn in and a defender of the freedom of expression, has died at age 78

Larry Flint during a press conference for the support of president Clinton in the case Lewinsky, in Beverly Hills (California), in 1999. MIKE NELSON / AFP magn

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Larry Flynt, publisher of american porn in and a defender of the freedom of expression, has died at age 78
Larry Flint during a press conference for the support of president Clinton in the case Lewinsky, in Beverly Hills (California), in 1999. MIKE NELSON / AFP

magnate porn Larry Flynt, founder of the magazine Hustler in the heart of a film by Milos Forman in the 1990s and defender self-proclaimed freedom of expression, died Wednesday, February 10 in Los Angeles (California), according to us media citing his family.

His brother Jimmy Flynt has confirmed to the Washington Post, the death, initially announced by TMZ. According to this site, specializing in celebrities, Larry Flynt died of a heart failure.

Flynt had launched in 1974 his magazine, a competitor to Playboy that he considered " old fashioned ", with photographs to be very explicit and in a tone deliberately outrageous. He then developed his empire with other publications, specialist studios in the X-films and Internet sites. In 2000, the business man had even opened a casino "Hustler" in the suburbs of Los Angeles, where he lived for a long time.

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In October 2017, the old man was allowed one last shot at glory in the offering, on a full page in the Washington Post, 10 million dollars, which would provide her with any information leading to the impeachment of Donald Trump. It was his " patriotic duty ", he said this used to controversy and trial, who had built his reputation and his fortune on the provocation.

The man was a customary method : to support the president, Bill Clinton who was embroiled in the case Lewinsky, in 1998, he had obtained the head of several elected compromise in sexual scandals revealed in his magazine.

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His taste for provocation nearly cost him his life : on march 6, 1978, in the vicinity of a court, where it is the umpteenth time to be prosecuted for " obscenity ", an extremist close to the Ku Klux Klan opens fire on him, leaving him a paraplegic. The shooter, a serial killer, a racist who has been arrested in 1980 for other crimes and was never worried about this attack, had not appreciated the photos published by Hustler starring partners of different colors. The health of Larry Flynt, therefore, will not cease to deteriorate, making it dependent on pain medications and drugs.

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Born in 1942 in a village disinherited of Kentucky, Larry Flynt enlisted to 15 years in the army with a birth certificate fake. He was discharged shortly after and becomes the king of the combines. It sells alcohol illegally, plays poker. With a few dollars aside, it was opened in 1965, a first bar, and then a second and a third... These " Hustler Clubs, boxes, dingy, where the hostesses serve the customers completely naked, becoming an institution in Ohio.

It publishes a cabbage leaf, Hustler magazine (in French, at once : hustlers, pushy, con artist, prostitute), which throws away the codes policés photo charm : the models expose their genitals. He wins his first million by publishing in 1975 stolen photographs of Jackie Onassis naked on a Greek island. Hustler takes off and sells her soon-to-3 million copies. The magazine is censored in France until 2011.

the Father of five children and has been married five times, Larry Flynt leads a life shifted : "the king of The rednecks" multiplies the excess, frequent figures radical counter-culture. In 1977, an amazing conversion to evangelical christianity, under the influence of the sister of president Jimmy Carter, gives him the desire ephemeral transform Hustler magazine-a christian.

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over The years, the leagues for the virtue and the feminist dragged before the courts. Larry Flynt jubile ! He advocates the right to the obscenity and the parody. It is presented to the court in slip carved in an american flag, made out of the prison, but manages to carry two cases before the supreme Court of the United States. In 1987, the highest court in u.s. it against a télévangéliste mocked in a parody of advertising.

Milos Forman brush him a portrait glowing in a biographical movie in 1996, where he is portrayed by Woody Harrelson. "I have to admit that I've never bought the magazine Hustler, and I think I will buy ever," wrote the filmmaker, in a preface to the autobiography of Flynt. "But as long as I live, I admirerai always Larry Flynt : his life, his courage and tenacity," said Forman.

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