Home > News > Larry Flynt Sued by Brother Over Hustler Lease Deal • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Larry Flynt Sued by Brother Over Hustler Lease Deal

 Larry Flynt Sued by Brother Over Hustler Lease Deal
Get XBIZ News
May 22, 2009 4:30 PM PDT    Text size: 
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The family feud keeps growing.

Now Jimmy Flynt Sr. has filed suit against brother Larry Flynt over a rent dispute involving the Hustler Hollywood Store in Cincinnati.

The suit, filed Friday at Hamilton County Superior Court, accusing Larry Flynt of “sheer retaliation” by trying to evict him from the 411 Elm St. building that houses the Jimmy Flynt-owned Hustler Cincinnati.

It accuses Larry Flynt of falsely accusing Jimmy Flynt of being late on $31,000 in owed rent for the nine-year-old store.

Jimmy Flynt purchased the property in 2000 but sold it in a lease-back deal to Larry Flynt in 2004 for $280,000.

After a second lease agreement in 2006, the parties agreed to a 10-year deal with another 10-year renewal option.

The base rent, $5,500 a month, was to increase annually by 5 percent, but Hustler Cincinnati allegedly did not account for an increased monthly payment, the suit said.

“By mutual mistake and simple oversight, plaintiff’s monthly rent payments to defendant did not increase by 5 percent on April 1, 2007, as set forth in the April 2006 lease agreement,” the suit said.

In the complaint, Jimmy Flynt said his brother is attempting to evict him out of the Elm Street store, a move that would mean the end to that business, despite that Jimmy Flynt transferred $31,000 two weeks ago.

The suit also said that “an individual purporting to be a representative of defendant … handed a notice to leave the premises to an employee of plaintiff and also made a verbal announcement in front of the customers that plaintiff was being evicted.”

“Literally, [Larry Flynt] is attempting to run Jimmy Flynt out of business, thereby destroying his very livelihood that he has spent years building in partnership with Larry Flynt,” the suit said.

Jimmy Flynt, in the suit, contends that Larry Flynt didn’t notify him of the deficient amount for more than two years and that he is upset because Jimmy Flynt’s two sons are using the Flynt name in a porn venture not affiliated with Larry Flynt.

Earlier this year, Larry Flynt filed a federal lawsuit against Flynt Media Corp., the business owned by Jimmy Flynt’s sons, Dustin and Jimmy Flynt II. Larry Flynt alleges trademark infringement in that case.

The suit notes that “Larry Flynt has testified, and has told others that he intends to interfere with Jimmy Flynt Sr.’s livelihood and intends to cause financial hardship due to Jimmy’s inability to “control his boys.”

Jimmy Flynt also said his brother wants to evict him for refusing to give a $400,000 loan to Larry Flynt Productions.

Larry Flynt on Monday downplayed the lawsuit and its accusations.

“It’s a suit over a lease," Flynt told XBIZ. "It’s nothing earth-shattering.”

XBIZ calls to Jimmy Flynt went unreturned late Friday.

The suit, which will be heard Wednesday, seeks an order for Larry Flynt not to evict Jimmy Flynt's business from its current location.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Paysite Meetup: Catching Lightning in a Bottle

We just completed the first XBIZ.net Paysite Meetup in Prague. We caught lightning in a bottle. I first heard that expression from a friend who works in TV. He started in TV in the 1960s selling advertising,... More »

Why a Traffic Network Killed a Popular Offering

Change begets change. Nothing propagates so fast. If a man habituated to a narrow circle of cares and pleasures, out of which he seldom travels, step beyond it, though for never so brief a space, his departure... More »

Luring Cam Users With the Right Ad Format

The live cam marketplace is highly competitive filled with big-, medium- and small-sized players. So how do you stand out from the crowd to attract new users or persuade users to come back and spend their... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ World magazine, the industry's leading e-commerce trade publication, delivering in-depth coverage of the online, mobile and ancillary digital markets.


Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport


Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec

XBIZ Berlin 2017

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Berlin, Germany
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!