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December 13, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Chinese actress Joan Chen got an interim court order to halt further distribution of the Hong Kong edition of Penthouse magazine that features her as the cover girl, her lawyer said Wednesday. Pictures of the 29-year-old actress fully clothed in the latest issue of the magazine were not pornographic but she "just doesn't want to be associated with such a publication," Gordon Oldham said.
October 8, 2000 | From Reuters
Paula Corbin Jones, whose sexual harassment lawsuit led to President Clinton's impeachment by the House, will be featured in Penthouse magazine, a newspaper reported. The New York Daily News reported Saturday that the former Arkansas state employee, who once vowed never to pose naked, is to appear in an upcoming issue of the publication, nude and semi-nude. The story accompanying the photographs is titled "Paula Jones Uncovered!
March 5, 1987 | MAURA DOLAN, Times Staff Writer
Penthouse magazine says it will pay former White House secretary Fawn Hall $500,000 to pose nude. Playboy magazine wants her for a "celebrity pictorial." Her friends say she is also receiving television, film and modeling offers. So far, they say, she is not interested. "She thought the (Penthouse) offer was disgusting," said F. Andrew Messing Jr., a conservative activist and friend of Hall's. Hall, former secretary to fired National Security Council aide Lt. Col. Oliver L.
March 23, 1989 | ANDREA FORD, Times Staff Writer,
If Margo Adams accepts baseball star Wade Boggs' surprise offer of $20,000 to drop her palimony lawsuit against him, the Costa Mesa woman would also have to stop talking publicly about the suit, Boggs' lawyer said Wednesday. The stipulation, however, is not an attempt to stop publication of the second installment in May of an interview Adams gave to Penthouse magazine, said Jennifer J. King, a Tustin attorney representing Boggs.
March 6, 1987 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Sex film star Traci Lords' agent and two producers who allegedly propelled her to blue movie fame at the age of 16 were indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles on Thursday in the first prosecution against commercial film producers under federal child pornography laws. James Marvin Souter Jr.
In an important test of the limits of religious freedom, the Supreme Court said Monday that it would decide whether the government can outlaw the ritualistic sacrifice of animals, even though the practice is an essential aspect of some religions. In this instance, the court will rule on whether the city of Hialeah, Fla., violated the constitutional rights of local residents who regularly kill chickens, pigeons, ducks, goats and other animals during religious ceremonies.
August 11, 1985
Pedro Guerrero's absence Friday brings to mind another celebrated disappearance in the midst of a pennant race. This one didn't involve a player, but a manager, Leo Durocher. On the last weekend in July, 1969, the Cubs were playing a nationally televised game against the Dodgers in Wrigley Field when Durocher, the manager of the Cubs, left the ballpark, saying he was ill. The Cubs went on to win the game, 3-2, in 11 innings, under fill-in manager Pete Reiser.
November 28, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal appeals court declined Wednesday to bar Penthouse from redistributing photos that the magazine claimed in error to show tennis player Anna Kournikova topless. Kournikova asked a Los Angeles judge to bar Penthouse from further distribution of the photos, but he declined. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals also declined to act. The appeals court said the issue was "largely moot" because the publisher had stopped distributing that issue.
September 17, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Sometimes sex doesn't sell. The California company that owns Penthouse magazine and a host of online dating and adult websites filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday. The move by Penthouse owner FriendFinder Networks Inc. comes as many in the adult entertainment industry struggle because of an increase in free online options. In a news release, the Sunnyvale company said bankruptcy was “the most efficient and cost effective way for the company … to continue to operate our business.
March 31, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
General Media Inc., the men's magazine publisher headed by Bob Guccione Sr., said its auditor has "substantial doubt" about its ability to stay in business because its debt exceeded assets at the end of last year. The company, which owns Penthouse magazine, warned it won't have enough funds to repay $52 million of notes that mature at the end of this year. It lost $8.1 million last year before gains, and its total liabilities exceeded assets by $56.
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