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Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt is pictured talking to reporters
Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt is pictured talking to reporters in this file photo dated 11/2/1983. Flynt announced that he will run for the position of Governor of California in the 2003 recall election of Gray Davis. (UPI Photo/Susan Regan)
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Larry Claxton Flynt, Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is an American publisher and the president of Larry Flynt Publications (LFP). In 2003, Arena magazine listed him as the number one on the "50 Powerful People in Porn" list.

LFP mainly produces sexually graphic videos and magazines, most notably Hustler. Flynt has fought several prominent legal battles involving the First Amendment, and has unsuccessfully run for public office. He is paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries sustained in a 1978 assassination attempt.

Flynt was born in Lakeville, Magoffin County, Kentucky, the first of three children to 23-year-old Larry Claxton Flynt, Sr. (August 16, 1919 – July 1, 2005), an alcoholic pipe fitter and a World War II veteran, and 17-year-old Edith Arnett (August 13, 1925 – March 29, 1982), a homemaker. He had two younger siblings; sister Judy (1947 – 1951) and brother Jimmy Ray (born June 20, 1948).

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