Jimmy Flynt, the estranged brother of Larry Flynt, is suing the Hustler publisher for $20 million in compensation and damages for wrongful termination and breach of contract.
Jimmy Flynt worked for his brother’s pornography company until 2009, receiving an annual salary of $250,000. According to the lawsuit filed in Cincinnati court, Jimmy Flynt claims he’s responsible for the Hustler retail brand:
“Hustler retail was Jimmy’s idea, has been highly profitable and has allowed expansion into many other areas and business areas, including gaming. Jimmy opened the first Hustler store and was the first to use the Hustler mark in commerce, in retail. Jimmy literally built Hustler retail from the ground up.”
Earlier this year, a federal judge ruled Larry Flynt is the sole owner of Hustler and Jimmy Flynt isn’t entitled to half of the business.