Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt has been called a lot of things over the years. But he insists that the Flynt name still stands for quality when it comes to adult entertainment.I guess that the judge will have to do an in-depth study of the porn involved to see if they are indeed diluting the Flynt brand.
So this week, he filed suit against two nephews who are using the family name for their own line of adult films. Flynt said he is going to court to protect his good name, saying that he is concerned that Jimmy Flynt II and Dustin Flynt might tarnish the Flynt franchise by producing lower-quality porn that the lawsuit calls "inferior products" and "knock-off goods."
"To come into the adult entertainment business and use my name not only confuses people who buy my products, but if they're not maintaining a certain quality, it could also hurt my name," Larry Flynt told The Times on Tuesday.
The younger Flynts strongly disagree, saying that they are trying only to break into the family business.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Larry Flynt is suing his nephews for tarnishing the family name by trying to sell what he considers low-quality porno films, unlike the high quality porn that Flynt considers his brand.