The controversial Hustler
Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has waded into the conflict
surrounding the nomination of Bush hawk John Bolton
to a UN post by revealing Bolton's divorce records and
unanswered questions about his sexual past, RAW
STORY has learned.
The following release was issued early this afternoon.
RAW STORY will provide
more details as they become available.
The records show that Bolton's wife left him during
a trip to Vienna in two weeks in 1982 and never returned.
The records further show that she took most of the couple’s
The records do not disclose details about Flynt's claims.
Bolton's ex-wife was not present at the time of the
RAW STORY has an
outstanding call to the State Department but does not
anticipate any response.
From Mr. Flynt's release:
Corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton’s first
wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group
sex have not been refuted by the State Department despite
inquires posed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt
concerning the allegations. Mr. Flynt has obtained information
from numerous sources that Mr. Bolton participated in
paid visits to Plato’s Retreat, the popular swingers
club that operated in New York City in the late 1970s
and early 1980s.
“The first Mrs. Bolton’s conduct raises
the presumption that she fled out of fear for her safety
or, at a minimum, it demonstrates that Mr. Bolton’s
established inability to communicate or work respectfully
with others extended to his intimate family relations,”
said Mr. Flynt. “The court records alone provide
sufficient basis for further investigation of nominee
Bolton by the Senate.” These court records are
enclosed here as an attachment. Mr. Flynt continued,
“The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations must
be free of any potential source of disrepute or blackmail.”
Mr. Flynt has contacted the State Department asking
that they confirm or deny the allegations of Mr. Bolton’s
prior conduct concerning his wife and the alleged paid
visits to Plato’s Retreat. He has also called
upon the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to conduct
an inquiry into the very serious evidence concerning
his first wife’s fear of him.
Neither the State Department nor the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee has yet responded to Mr. Flynt’s
The Hustler magazine publisher demanded an immediate
response from Mr. Bolton. Mr. Flynt has personal knowledge
about sources corroborating the allegations of nominee
Bolton’s misconduct, and he has called upon these
persons to publicly come forward with their information.
“First wife Christina Bolton has understandably
remained silent on what led her to flee her husband
of 10 years and to take the family belonging with hers.
A full inquiry would necessarily involve meetings with
Mrs. Bolton to uncover the circumstances of her flight
and the Committee should subpoena her in private session,”
Mr. Flynt said.
Mr. Flynt has no further comment at this time, except
to ask that the press examine the attached court document
pertaining to Mrs. Bolton flight from her home.
Mr. Flynt is awaiting further leads regarding Mr. Bolton’s
private behavior, at which point he will have more information
Article originally published May 11, 2005.