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Porn mogul Larry Flynt has died

Larry Flynt keeps the cover of the magazine he founded. AFP

Larry Flynt, the founder of the pornographic magazine Hustler, has died 78 at the age of one. Flynt, who gave up schooling in the ninth grade, built a business empire on pornography and, in addition to the magazine, ran strip clubs and sex equipment stores. His company was valued at about 400 millions of dollars 45 billion ISK).

At its peak in the mid – 1970s, the circulation of Hustler magazine was about three million copies

The cause of death was heart failure, that according to his brother Jimmy Flint. He died in the arms of his daughter and his wife, Elizaneth Berros, the fifth in a row.

The year 2017 Flynt promised to pay ten million dollars to anyone who had information that led to Donald Trump being fired. AFP

Flynt was an active campaigner for the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which guarantees, among other things, the right of people to freedom of expression. It was famous when the Hustle newspaper published a joke about the TV preacher Jerry Falwell, in which the preacher was asked to review stories of sex with his mother.

Falwell sued Flynt for libel and demanded 25 million US dollars in compensation. The jury rejected the claim, but ruled that Falwell should receive 200. 000 dollars in compensation for the emotional damage caused by the joke. The case ended up in the Supreme Court, which annulled the ruling of the jury and unanimously concluded that the article fell within the freedom of expression provisions of the Constitution, as a political satire.

The year 1978 Flynt was shot on his way to a courthouse in the state of Georgia and was subsequently paralyzed below. The attacker was Joesph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who was dissatisfied with seeing couples of different backgrounds appear on Hustler’s pages. Franklin was later found guilty of several murders and was executed during the year 2013.

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