Larry Flynt, John Bolton, and Forced Sex
Just when we thought things could not get uglier in the John Bolton confirmation fight, Larry Flynt weighs in.
The controversial Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has waded into the conflict surrounding the nomination of Bush hawk John Bolton to a UN post by revealing Bolton’s divorce records and unanswered questions about his sexual past, RAW STORY has learned.
The following release was issued early this afternoon. RAW STORY will provide more details as they become available.
The records show that Bolton’s wife left him during a trip to Vienna in two weeks in 1982 and never returned. The records further show that she took most of the coupleÃ¢€™s furniture. The records do not disclose details about Flynt’s claims. Bolton’s ex-wife was not present at the time of the testimony. RAW STORY has an outstanding call to the State Department but does not anticipate any response.
From Mr. Flynt’s release:
Corroborated allegations that Mr. BoltonÃ¢€™s first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department despite inquires posed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt concerning the allegations. Mr. Flynt has obtained information from numerous sources that Mr. Bolton participated in paid visits to PlatoÃ¢€™s Retreat, the popular swingers club that operated in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Ã¢€œThe first Mrs. BoltonÃ¢€™s conduct raises the presumption that she fled out of fear for her safety or, at a minimum, it demonstrates that Mr. BoltonÃ¢€™s established inability to communicate or work respectfully with others extended to his intimate family relations,Ã¢€ said Mr. Flynt. Ã¢€œThe court records alone provide sufficient basis for further investigation of nominee Bolton by the Senate.Ã¢€ These court records are enclosed here as an attachment. Mr. Flynt continued, Ã¢€œThe U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations must be free of any potential source of disrepute or blackmail.Ã¢€
All indications now point to Bolton’s confirmation, despite several prominent Senate Republicans expressing concern over various allegations made against him. (See, for example, “Bolton’s Chances for Approval Brighten” from AP.) Larry Flynt’s charges may ensure that. No one wants to be on the same side as Flynt on an issue.