POLITICS
09/22/2011 07:34 pm ET | Updated Nov 22, 2011

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

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.