Porn Publisher Larry Flynt Offers Weiner a Job
Flynt says the job offer is genuine.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (Getty Images)
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Flynt, founder of Hustler Magazine, made theoffer in a letter that was published in The Huffington Post on Thursday.
Flynt said the offer "was not made in jest" and vowed to give Weiner a 20% raise above the salary he earned in the U.S. House of Representatives. He also offered to pay Weiner's moving expenses to Beverly Hills.
"While this employment opportunity is being offered in large part due to your qualifications and clear passion for making a change," Flynt wrote, "I feel that your unfortunate resignation is a prime example of unfounded political pressure and the hypocrisy that has invaded democracy in Washington, D.C. I hope you will sincerely consider this offer, and I look forward to your response."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Weiner has also been offered a guest star spot on the tv show, "Entourage," in which Weiner would play himself .
The offers came just hours after Weiner announced his resignation in the wake of a sexting and lewd photo scandal.
"Today I am announcing my resignation from Congress," Weiner said Thursday, amid jeers and cheers.
A heckler in the crowd shouted, "Bye bye pervert!" as Weiner made the announcement.
Weiner, 46, apologized for his "personal mistakes," and thanked his wife Huma Abedin for standing by him "through this entire period."
"I make this apology to my neighbors and my constituents but I make it particularly to my wife, Huma," he said.
Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, returned Wednesday from a work trip through the Middle East and Africa with Clinton.
According to colleagues, Weiner had said he preferred to wait for his wife's return before making any decisions pertaining to his career.
Abedin is pregnant with the couple's first child. Weiner has admitted to exchanging "messages and photos of explicit nature with about six women in the last three years," communicating with them online and, occasionally, on the phone.
TMZ published photos of Weiner, in various states of undress, which he apparently took of himself in a locker room.
TMZ reported that they were taken in the House members' gym and sent to at least one woman.
Weiner's office had no immediate comment.
Weiner said that he has "made some serious mistakes" and is trying to redeem himself, adding that his wife, Huma Abedin, a senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is doing well.
Reports have surfaced revealing that Weiner had engaged in online contact with a 17-year-old girl.
Weiner's office said that there had been no inappropriate communication between the two. Delaware police are investigating the claim.