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.