Porn mogul Larry Flynt dies: who are his five children?

The porn mogul is gone. This Wednesday, February 10, Larry Flynt died at the age of 78. Recognized producer of pornographic videos and founder of Hustler magazine, he passed away at his home from a heart attack, as reported by TMZ. Born in 1942 in a small village in Kentucky, he joined the army when he was only 15 years old. After a few years of service, he returned to civilian life by opening several strip bars in the United States. In 1974, he decided to launch a competitor to the famous Playboy, which he then found “outdated”. In the pages of Hustler, the women posed totally nude in explicit photos. Used to blows of brilliance, Larry Flynt made his empire grow thanks to the production of porn movies, the creation of a casino and his always scandalous speeches. A fascinating character, he has inspired several works. His colorful life was recounted in particular in the film, The People vs Larry Flynt, for which actor Woody Harrelson was nominated for an Oscar.

Throughout his career, Larry Flynt has also made headlines in the US media for his unbridled privacy. Married five times, the porn mogul had six children: five daughters and a son, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of her daughters, Lisa, died in 2014 from injuries sustained in a terrible road accident in Ohio. Despite rather cordial relations with his children, Larry Flynt got along very badly with his eldest child. A few years ago, he even decided to deny Tonya Flynt-Vega, who over the years has become an anti-pornography Christian activist. In her 1998 book titled Hustled, she claimed her father sexually abused her as a child, accusations Larry Flynt has always firmly denied. “I don’t think he deserves a respectable place in history,” she said.

A final coup against Donald Trump

“It is also believed that he was separated from four of his five children because Larry Flynt claimed that they just wanted his money and that they were not ready to show an interest in running his business,” explained again Tonya Flynt-Vega. A pro-freedom of expression activist, he has fought several legal battles. In October 2017, the man who had been in a wheelchair since an assassination attempt had published a full page in the Washington Post offering $ 10 million to anyone who could provide him with any information leading to the impeachment of Donald Trump. . Years earlier, to get Bill Clinton elected, he had revealed several moral issues. King of provocation, nicknamed the “king of the beaufs”, he died surrounded by his fifth wife, Elizabeth.

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