Flynt says he bought the photos last month from some of Lynch's fellow soldiers -- men who are said to have taken part in the amateur shoot with her before she went to Iraq.
He says he intended to publish the photos in ``Hustler'' magazine -- but that he changed his mind. He says that's because Lynch is a ''good kid'' who became ''a pawn for the government.''
Flynt says the soldiers who sold the photos wanted the public to know that Lynch is ''not all apple pie.''
Lynch isn't commenting on the photos at all -- and she won't even confirm whether any such photos exist.
Her lawyer, meanwhile, says it's ''incredulous'' to think that anyone would consider publishing unauthorized photos of Lynch that were taken before she was deployed to Iraq.