Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt Wants Tot Mom to pose Nude
By Art Harris, The Bald Truth, (c) www.artharris.com, all rights reserved
With Casey Anthony still flirting with a possible deal that could earn her millions of dollars posing for Hustler magazine, one lawyer says there’s one thing publisher Larry Flynt could do to seal the deal â€”and make it a win for Team Casey and its vilified vixen: give her a job.
“It wouldn’t cost him any more that he was willing to pay already,” says Ray Giudice an Atlanta defense lawyer who has structured many a probation deal for criminal clients, “and it would help satisfy one big part of her one year probation, which requires she get, and keep, a job.”
All Flynt would have to do is give her an employment contract for the term of probation that spreads out his half million dollar offer over 12 months, maybe even defer a chunk for tax advantages for Casey, including incentive fees for high sales, and give her a title in Hustler’s promotion department.
“That would qualify as a job for the Florida Department of Corrections,” says Giudice, “or Jose Baez could hire her to work in his law office for $10 an hour. Maybe as a receptionist who helps with business development.
“â€˜Hello, I’m Casey, and I’d be delighted to schedule your meeting with Mr. Baez for tomorrow morning…”
“I’m her ticket, to big bucks,” Flynt said the other day. “She could make millions with me if our male readers decide they want to see her in her birthday suit. Compared to what she could earn here, the rest is chicken feed.”
No stranger to controversy, Flynt told HLN’s Jean Caesares recently that Anthony’s reps had put out feelers to explore a photo shoot, but NOT an interview.
Like major broadcasts networks who have shied away from checkbook journalism for an interview with Tot Mom after she beat murder charges in the sensational trial, Flynt said he was initially lukewarm, then male readers began hounding him.
“Everyone kept asking me when was I going to put her in the magazine,” he told HLN.
He initially offered a half million dollars, then added 10 per cent of sales to that, tying her fee to performance that could net them both millions.
At the same time, with rumors of other TV deals in the works, major networks say they have little interest in paying the party mom a penny; child welfare officials cited her “child neglect” as the reason her daughter died.
If she does get an offer, you’d think her advisers would tell her to take the money and run. ABC News announced it had no interest in licensing more photos like it once did, paying Anthony $200,000 for the exclusive rights to use them. As long as polls show a majority of the public believes she got away with murder, mainstream deals could be doubtful, say experts, who cite mass backlash against the O. J. Simpson book, “If I Did It.”
“Sure, that (aspect) bothers me,” says Flynt.
Initially, he said he had no interest in discussing a deal, then claims Anthony’s lawyers approached him. Hugh Hefner has said he would never pay Anthony to pose; Playboy has standards, after all. But Flynt, who survived an assassin’s bullets, and went on to rebuild an enduring magazine of pop culture raunch, admits he’s not vying for a Good Taste Award.
He’s just got an instinct –and track record — for sex that sells.
“I’m…a businessman, and when people keep coming up to me on the street asking me to do it, I had to give it serious thought.”
For terms of Anthony’s probation, click on our attachment, and see the other requirements, and vices she must dodge, to avoid more jail time.