Hustler magazine offers $1 million for a different type of exposure
September 8th, 2012
05:38 PM ET
2 years ago

Hustler magazine offers $1 million for a different type of exposure

(CNN) - A magazine known for its sexually explicit material is offering a reward of $1 million dollars for a different type of bare-all expose.

The publisher of Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt, is offering the sum for the skinny on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's financials, the magazine announced.

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It is taking out full-page advertisements in two newspapers - The Washington Post on Sunday, and USA Today on Tuesday - "offering up to a million dollars in cash for documented evidence concerning Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's unreleased tax returns and/or details of his offshore assets, bank accounts and business partnerships," a press release from the magazine read.

Flynt's announcement could be seen as either an attempt to keep the issue of Romney's financial documents alive or put himself - and his magazine - in headlines.

Romney has released his tax returns for 2010 and an estimate of his 2011 tax liability, but has repeatedly said he would not release additional years, saying it would be fodder for Democrats to criticize him.

In recent months, various political figures, including some Republicans, have called for more transparency from Romney.

Earlier in the week, an anonymous online poster claimed it was holding stolen tax documents belonging to Romney ransom for $1 million in an internet currency. Should the sum not be paid by later this month, the posting said a key to unlock the documents would be released publicly, while the financial firm from which the documents were allegedly stolen said there is "no evidence of unauthorized access to our data."


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
soundoff (207 Responses)
  1. Dave Harris

    Now that would be a hoot, having Romney's tax shenanigans exposed on Hustler. These secret tax returns have been filed; they're not just locked up in a safe in his lawyers' office. Some downtrodden Federal worker, tired of being demonized by Romney and his followers, will see a way to make a quick million bucks. Or maybe a trusted house servant, tired of waiting on the Romneys hand and foot, will open a safe and spill the beans. Where is the Pope's butler when you need him?

    September 9, 2012 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  2. 66Biker

    "Romney has released his tax returns for 2010 and an estimate of his 2011 tax liability, but has repeatedly said he would not release additional years, saying it would be fodder for Democrats to criticize him."

    This just shows what a true dipstick the guy is. Is he really that dumb as to believe that releasing his tax returns would be more damaging to his campaign than NOT releasing them? If he released them the best anyone could say is "See? I told you so. He's filthy rich, and he's how he got that way." which everyone already knows. But by not releasing them he is just keeping the door open for people to call him a liar, thief, and a fraud. Which a lot of people think he is anyway...

    September 9, 2012 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. honest242

    Just look at the extreme we have to go to see the tax return of the coward Mitt Romney.

    September 9, 2012 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    Perhaps Larry Flynt should stick to spread shots and leave the spread sheets to someone else.

    September 9, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  5. Pete

    If Romneys so honest,such a great politician ,why did he destroy all his governors hard drives,pertinent information so the next administraton couldn't see anything, what's too hide Romney,republicans..Why when he did such a bang up job at the Olympics they had to borrow billions to bail the games out,then lies saying he saved it,Bush gave him the money right!!Or how its coming out he really didn't start Bain,Bill Bain did and let Romney start a new investment branch,he couldn't fail,Bain promised him that he always had a job.How Romney had to bail out Bain initially going to Goldman Sachs and they telling him go bankrupt,he eventually borrows from the FDIC and failed to repay the debt,over 30 million,facts hurt,Romneys got plenty to hurt him if you look.How he's a draftdodger going to France instead of Vietnam,being a Mormon missionary selling Mormonism over catholisism to the French,good example of a chicken hawk,most republicans are chicken!!Also none of his alleged five sons enlisted,are they all from Ann,she won't tell,neither will they!!How bout Romney back running for Massachusetts senator asking Ted Kennedy for "his" tax returns,is that assenine,the don't do what I do,do what I say crap,he's religious or is this Mormon crap a front!!He's got skeletons in all his closets,I hope Pres.Obama opens them all for all to see and shuts up all those so called sanctumonious republicans out there to see what Romney really is,a fraud!!!

    September 9, 2012 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Ernie

    Why is everyone so worried about Romney's money and not about how Washington is stealing theirs?

    September 9, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  7. Jonathan

    yes! this issue will be exposed and determine the presidency...

    September 9, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
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