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Screw is a weekly pornographic tabloid newspaper published in the United States aimed at heterosexual men. It was first published in November 1968 by Al Goldstein and Jim Buckley and was printed weekly in tabloid form. Founder Al Goldstein won a series of nationally significant obscenity cases.
In 1974, Goldstein and Buckley were charged with 12 counts of obscenity in a federal court in Kansas. The case dragged on for three years through two trials and was finally settled when Goldstein agreed to pay a $30,000 fine.
In 1977, Alabama Governor George Wallace sued Screw for $5 million for publishing the claim that he had learned to perform sexual acts from reading the magazine. The two parties settled for $12,500, and Screw agreed to print an apology.
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