Daughter of Porn King Larry Flynt in Critical Condition After Drunk Driving Accident

By McCarton Ackerman 10/24/14

Lisa Flynt's blood alcohol was twice the legal limit when she crashed into an Ohio store last Friday.

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The daughter of prominent porn king Larry Flynt remains in critical condition after a car accident in which she was drunk behind the wheel, but it's still an upgrade from her condition earlier this week.

Lisa Flynt, 47, is being treated at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. She drunkenly crashed into a semitrailer outside of a Dollar General store last Friday, was ejected from her vehicle, and became trapped underneath it. Police later reported that her blood alcohol was double the legal limit.

Dozens of people even held a vigil near the scene of the incident after doctors told Flynt's family that she had limited brain activity and her body was shutting down. "She'll give you the shirt off her back," said Pam Jones, a friend of Lisa's. "She was such a great person, a good loving person." Flynt's husband, Glenn Fugate, appeared optimistic to reporters and said that "for some reason, she's holding on."

Larry and his wife, Althea, notoriously struggled with drug addiction during the late ‘70s and early '80s. After being shot by an unknown attacker, Larry was given Dilaudid to help manage the pain. Althea joined him in his drug use and the pair spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on cocaine, tranquilizers and marijuana, among other substances. The pair were hospitalized four times for drug overdoses and Althea lost 30 pounds from her cocaine use. Larry eventually kicked her out of his house and filed for divorce when she tried to withdraw $250,000 from their joint checking account to buy cocaine.

“It was the only way I knew to save her,” he told People magazine in 1983. “I figured I was already dead.”

After undergoing surgery that resolved his pain issues, Larry quit drugs cold turkey, but the effects of that led to a month-long depression that nearly resulted in suicide. He has remained sober since, but Althea died in June 1987 after passing out from a prescription drug overdose and drowning in their bathtub. Larry later revealed that she was in the advanced stages of AIDS and would have died by the end of the year regardless.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.

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