Hustler Magazine Publisher Sentenced For Obscene Outburst
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt has been sentenced to 60 days in jail for an obscene outburst before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1983 and for unlawfully wearing a Purple Heart war medal.
U.S. District Judge Consuelo Marshall also fined Flynt $350. He was sentenced Wednesday.
″My behavior is no longer unpredictable,″ Flynt, 44, told Ms. Marshall. ″The biggest thing I have to contend with now is the embarrassment it has caused me.″
Flynt, a paraplegic since a 1978 assassination attempt on him, was removed from the U.S. Supreme Court in his gold-plated wheelchair after he interrupted proceedings on Nov. 8, 1983, by shouting invectives at the justices.
Flynt said he had been trying to appeal a California judge’s $20,000 a day fine after he refused to disclose who gave him a tape recording allegedly related to the John Z. DeLorean cocaine case.
About a week later, Flynt appeared in the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles wearing a diaper made out of an American flag and a bullet-proof vest with a Purple Heart pinned to it.