Larry Flynt Offers $1M for Dirt on Carson Adviser

Porn kingpin says candidate is a 'hypocrite'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2015 1:45 AM CST
Larry Flynt Offers $1M for Dirt on Carson Adviser
In this Dec. 8, 2015, photo, Ben Carson speaks during a campaign event at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ben Carson is a hypocrite who is "partnering with an accused sexual predator" while attacking same-sex marriage, according to Larry Flynt, who's offering up to $1 million for proof that Carson campaign chief Armstrong Williams sexually harassed men. In an ad to be published in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Monday, Flynt notes that Williams settled a sexual harassment lawsuit out of court in 1998 and demands that Carson "disavow any and all relations" with him, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Flynt warns that if Carson doesn't fire Williams, the Hustler publisher will pay between $50,000 and $1 million for information on the "curious relationship" Williams had with Stephen Gregory, the personal trainer who sued him.

Flynt's offer is the latest in a long line of his cash offers to expose alleged hypocrisy among conservatives, including a 2012 offer to pay for proof of "infidelity, sexual impropriety, or corruption" among members of Congress, and a 2011 offer of $1 million for anybody who could prove Rick Perry had an affair, the Reporter notes. There has been no response yet from Carson, who recently threatened to leave the Republican Party if GOP leaders resort to backroom deals to choose a nominee at a brokered convention. On Sunday, Carson said he's been assured that no such deal was in the works, but "the jury is out" and he will "certainly be keeping a close eye on things," USA Today reports. (Click to see who Flynt is endorsing for president.)

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