PORN MOGULS ASK CONGRESS FOR HELP
Porn moguls LARRY FLYNT and JOE FRANCIS are appealing to the U.S. Congress to grant the adult entertainment industry a $5 billion (£3.3 billion) bail out because it is suffering from the global economic meltdown just as much as others.
entrepreneur Flynt claims adult DVD sales have plummeted in the last 12 months, with figures down 22 per cent from 2007.
He says, “With all this economic misery and people losing all that money, sex is the farthest thing from their mind. It’s time for Congress to rejuvenate the sexual appetite of America.” Meanwhile, Girls Gone Wild creator Francis is planning to travel to Washington D.C. to make his point heard, because he’s adamant the porn industry is a key part of the U.S. economy – just like the financial and motor institutions.
He tells TMZ.com, “Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation’s most important businesses; we feel we deserve the same consideration.”