In 1999, during Clinton's impeachment trial, Hustler" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hustler">Hustler publisher Larry" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Flynt">Larry Flynt offered money to anyone who could provide evidence that a prominent Republican had engaged in an extramarital affair. According to the American" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Journalism_Review">American Journalism Review, investigators for Flynt said that Barr was "guilty of king-size hypocrisy". According to a sworn affidavit by Barr's ex-wife Gail: Barr (a longtime outspoken opponent of abortion" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abortion">abortion) had acquiesced to and paid for the termination of his then-wife's pregnancy in 1983.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed" title="Wikipedia:Citation needed">citation needed] In accordance with his public offer: Flynt subsequently paid a sum of money to Gail Barr after she had made her sworn affidavit. Barr never publicly disputed the contents of his ex-wife's affidavit. Investigators also reported that Barr invoked a legal privilege during his 1985 divorce proceeding, so he could refuse to answer questions on whether he'd cheated on his second wife with the woman who is now his third."
In the early 1990s, Barr was photographed at a fundraising event licking whipped cream off of a woman. According to the Washington Post "Two people who observed the act say it wasn't exactly a bosom lick but more like a neckline lick, at the sort of event where business and civic leaders perform dares to raise money. 'Not exactly Mr. Effusive', says Matt Towery, the former chairman of Newt Gingrich's political organization, who observed the brief and awkward licking. 'You can hardly get the guy to smile'".
First published December 8, 2003:
Claims to fame: Adulterer; divorcÃ©; hypocrite
The setup: A major opponent of choice, Barr publicly stated he would do everything in his power to stop a family member from having an abortion, even if the pregnancy were the result of rape.
The spike: Ex-wife Gail says then-hubby condoned the abortion of her third pregnancy â€” and paid for it.
Family values in action: For Thanksgiving, 1985, dumped cancer-victim Gail and abandoned the coupleâ€™s two young sons, for third wife Jeri. Swore he wasnâ€™t having affair with Jeri before divorcing Gail; Gail says otherwise.
Punch line #1: Was chief sponsor of federal Defense of Marriage Act.
Hobbies: Was photographed licking whipped cream off breasts of strippers.
Punch line #2: Was first rep to call for impeachment of President Clinton.