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The Day Larry Flynt was Shot: Straight from his Attorney
Posted: December 10th, 2007
By: Zach Heller
Category: Lawyer Profiles, SHOWCASE CORNER, Videos
“Staying in the courtroom and working on the case on that day might very well have saved my life.” This is what Herald Price Fahringer has to say about the day that Larry Flynt was shot in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Herald was Mr. Flynt’s lead attorney in many of his cases around the country. On this particular case, as Mr. Fahringer explains, Larry Flynt had been receiving numerous death threats.
Because of the threats on Larry’s life, he and his attorneys decided to wear bullet proof vests in and around the courtroom. Herald decided that the Kentucky heat made wearing the vest too hot, so he took his off. Seeing that, Larry decided that if his attorney didn’t need one, he didn’t need one. And as Herald says in the video below, that was not the best idea considering the situation that they were all in.
Please enjoy the video below, as Herald Price Fahringer spoke with Lawline.com about the events of that day.
Hearld could never have said that he and I were partners then and co counsel in that case . First of all it was not kentucky it was georgia. We did not wear vests until more than a year later when we tried another case for larry after he had been shot and we never took the vests off. After that trial some years later I became his sole lawyer and am today after he fired alan isaacman who got credit for his criminal trials. Which only herald and I tried .
Comment By: paul cambria - December 10, 2007
Mr. Cambria, I couldn't tell you whether or not the vest part is true, but I remember watching all of this on the news when it happened and I know it was in Kentucky. I remember seeing Herald Fahringer speaking with members of the media about it and I don't know why he would lie about it all these years later.
Comment By: Robert Jordan - December 11, 2007
Sorry believe me it was Georgia at the Button Gwnette Hospital dont bet your house otherwise and it was Lawrenceville.
Comment By: paul cambria - December 11, 2007
The shooting happened in Lawrenceville, Georgia, not Lawrenceville, Kentucky. It did not happen on the courthouse stairs, but rather on the corner of Perry and Crogan streets.
Comment By: Elaine - January 16, 2008