Larry Flynt vs US Politics - Porn Mogul offers $1m for Dirt on US PoliticiansUS porn king Larry Flynt has stirred up a storm of controversy with an advertisement calling for anyone with sleaze on US politicians to come forward for a $1million dollar reward.

The full-page advert, which appeared in The Washington Post on Sunday (4th March 2012), reads in big, bold type:

“Do you have information about infidelity, sexual impropriety or corruption concerning a current United States senator, congressperson or prominent government official?”

“Can you provide documented evidence of your claims? Larry Flynt and Hustler Magazine will pay you up to $1 million if we choose to used your material and publish your verified story,” the ad said, adding that all correspondence would be kept “strictly confidential.”

Never one to shy away from controversy, this is not the first time Flynt has dabbled in sleazy politics. Last year he offered a similar reward for dirt on former presidential candidate Rick Perry and also gave a job to disgraced US congressman Anthony Weiner after he resigned following a “sexting” scandal.

Rumours abound that the king of tabloid sleaze, Rupert Murdoch, will follow Flynt’s lead and up the ante with his own adverts in The Sun calling for stories. It must be tough getting scandal stories these days, legally.

By Rebecca Jones
Twitter: @RebeccaEJones