Nation: The Bloody Fall of a Hustler

Sniper strikes down porn's Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt, the owner of Hustler magazine, was the last defense witness at yet another of his trials for distributing pornography. "Hustler is a satire," he explained on the witness stand last week. "It is one big put-on."

"You did superbly," one of his lawyers told him when the state court in the Atlanta suburb of Lawrenceville (pop. 5,200) adjourned for lunch.

The 35-year-old publisher then joined another of his lawyers, Gene Reeves Jr., 47, in walking three blocks down Perry Street to the V and J Cafeteria. They...

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