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Larry Flynt Takes Aim At Rick Perry, Offers $1 Million For Information On Sexual Encounters

Larry Flynt

First Posted: 09/22/11 08:34 PM ET Updated: 11/22/11 05:12 AM ET

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt wants dirt on GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, and he’s willing to pay for it.

According to TMZ, Flynt will offer $1 million to anyone who can prove the Texas governor has engaged in an illicit sexual encounter.

The ad will reportedly read “Have you had a gay or straight sexual encounter with Governor Rick Perry?”

This will not be the first ad targeting Perry’s sexual past.

In August, soon after Perry announced his candidacy, a Ron Paul supporter took out a full-page ad in the Austin Chronicle asking “Have you ever had sex with Rick Perry?”

Discovering unsavory information about politicians’ sex lives is a personal crusade for Flynt. His practice of offering cash for gossip on prominent political figures dates back to 1976.

The king of smut is credited for uncovering the extra-marital affairs of Louisiana Republican Rep. Bob Livingston during President Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearings. Livingston resigned in the aftermath. Later, Flynt helped expose Sen. David Vitter, also of Louisiana, as a client of a D.C. prostitution ring.

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