The Daily Express
LONDON, ENGLAND -- Jimmy Savile beat and raped a 12-year-old girl during a secret satanic ritual in a hospital.
The perverted star wore a hooded robe and mask as he abused the terrifi ed victim in a candle-lit basement.
He also chanted “Hail Satan” in Latin as other paedophile devil worshippers joined in and assaulted the girl at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire. The attack, which happened in 1975, shines a sinister new light on the former DJ’s 54-year reign of terror.
Savile, who died aged 84 in October 2011, is now Britain’s worst sex offender after police revealed he preyed on at least 450 victims aged eight to 47.
The girl kept her torment hidden for nearly 20 years before finally opening up to therapist Valerie Sinason.
Dr Sinason told the Sunday Express she first spoke to the victim in 1992. “She had been a patient at Stoke Mandeville in 1975 when Savile was a regular visitor.
“She recalled being led into a room that was filled with candles on the lowest level of the hospital, somewhere that was not regularly used by staff. Several adults were there, including Jimmy Savile who, like the others, was wearing a robe and a mask.
“She recognised him because of his distinctive voice and the fact that his blond hair was protruding from the side of the mask. He was not the leader but he was seen as important because of his fame.
“She was molested, raped and beaten and heard words that sounded like ‘Ave Satanas’, a Latinised version of ‘Hail Satan’, being chanted. There was no mention of any other child being there and she cannot remember how long the attack lasted but she was left extremely frightened and shaken.”
Savile was a volunteer porter and fundraiser at the hospital between 1965 and 1988 and had his own quarters there.
Five years after the hospital attack, he abused a second victim during another black mass ceremony held at a house in a wealthy London street.
The woman was 21 at the time and was made to attend an orgy, which later took on a darker twist.
Dr Sinason, director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies in London, said: “A second victim approached me in 1993. She said she had been ‘lent out’ as a supposedly consenting prostituted woman at a party in a London house in 1980.
“The first part of the evening started off with an orgy but half-way through some of the participants left.
“Along with other young women, the victim was shepherded to wait in another room before being brought back to find Savile in a master of ceremonies kind of role with a group wearing robes and masks. She too heard Latin chanting and instantly recognised satanist regalia. Although the girl was a young adult, who was above the age of consent, she had suffered a history of sexual abuse and was extremely vulnerable.”
Both victims contacted Dr Sinason, who is president of the Institute of Psychotherapy and Disability, while she was involved in a Department of Health-funded study into sexual abuse committed during rituals and religious ceremonies. She said: “Both these witnesses did speak to police at the time but were vulnerable witnesses and on encountering any surprise or shock did not dare to give all the details.”
The police took no action.
Dr Sinason added: “Savile was still a huge celebrity in the early Nineties, let’s not forget, and there was never any action taken against him or any of the others involved.
“Neither girl knew one another, they lived in different parts of the country and contacted me a year apart yet their experiences are very similar. Whether Savile was a practising Satanist or merely enjoyed dressing up to scare his victims even more will perhaps never be known but he left those two girls mentally scarred.”
Dr Sinason has passed details of the abuse to officers from the Savile inquiry, Operation Yewtree.
A joint report published on Friday by the Metropolitan Police and the NSPCC uncovered at least 30 claims of abuse at Stoke Mandeville.
The hospital said it was unable to discuss individual cases while its own “Speaking Out” investigation was ongoing.
Anne Eden, chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “As the investigation’s name suggests, it is very keen to hear from anybody with any knowledge that they feel could help its work or anybody that needs support because of Jimmy Savile’s alleged behaviour.”
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Courthouse News Service
April 30, 2012
LOS ANGELES) - A model claims in Federal Court that she was drugged and raped by two men who filmed the crime and sold it as pornography, and that defendant Internet Brands Inc. dba ModelMayhem.com did nothing to stop it.
Jane Doe No. 14 claims that Internet Brands Inc. owns and operates more than 100 websites, including ModelMayhem.com, where she had an account to market herself as a model. She sued the company and its dba, and only those two defendants, for negligence.
The headings of the three major sections of the complaint tell the story: "Internet Brands Knew of the Rape Scheme Targeting Modelmayhem.com Users ... Jane Doe was Raped in the Modelmayhem.com Scheme ... [and] Internet Brands Purposely Kept Modelmayhem.com Users in the Dark About the Rape Scheme."
Doe says in her complaint that the defendants were aware that Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders mined their websites looking for victims.
Both men were convicted in December 2011 of drugging women and videotaping themselves having sex with them to sell as pornography. A Miami federal judge in February sentenced them to life in prison.
Flanders is a former Miami Beach police officer who had more than a dozen aliases in court records, according to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper.
"At all relevant times, Internet Brands knew that Jane Doe was typical of the women who were targeted and horrifically raped in the scheme," Doe says in her complaint.
As indicated by "No. 14," many other women have made similar allegations.
Jane Doe 14 claims that Flanders contacted her in February 2011 and lured her to South Florida for a phony modeling audition. She claims that Callum and Flanders drugged her with a date-rape drug and that Callum raped her while Flanders videotaped the crime.
"The next morning, Jane Doe woke up in her hotel room feeling disoriented, sick and confused. Jane Doe then noticed that her mouth was swollen and that there was blood in her vaginal area and anal area, as well as blood in the bathtub," the complaint states.
It continues: "Jane Doe contacted the police and was taken by police to the hospital where she was examined and given blood tests. The blood tests revealed that Jane Doe had benzodiazepine in her blood stream. Upon information and belief, benzodiazepine is a common 'date rape' drug that, when combined with alcohol, has the effect of causing one to 'black out,' with the inability to control one's actions or remember anything that occurred while under the influence.
"Benzodiazepine also has the unique effect of allowing someone under the influence to appear normal and coherent, despite being unable to control one's actions or remember what occurred."
According to the complaint, the two men were first arrested in 2007 for using ModelMayhem.com to lure and victimize at least five women. The complaint states that Internet Brands bought ModelMayhem.com from Donald and Taylor Waitt in 2008, and in 2010, Internet Brands sued the Waitts in Los Angeles Federal Court, claiming that the Waitts had failed to disclose the potential for lawsuits against ModelMayhem because of the actions of the rapists.
"Accordingly, on Internet Brands' own admission, it had actual knowledge no later than Aug. 2010 that:
"a. ModelMayhem.com was being used as a means of luring unsuspecting female ModelMayhem.com users, like Jane Doe, to drug and rape them;
"b. Lavont Flanders and Emerson Callum, in particular, had used ModelMayhem.com on multiple occasions to lure unsuspecting women to drug, rape and videotape them for pornography; and
"c. Flanders and Callum used ModelMayhem.com as an essential element of the scheme, horrifically victimizing ModelMayhem.com's members," the complaint states.
Doe 14 claims that Internet Brands knew enough to stop the attacks by warning ModelMayhem.com users about Flanders and Callum, but chose to do nothing.
"With this actual knowledge, Internet Brands had a duty to make adequate disclosures and warn ModelMayhem.com users of the danger presented, and inform them of the need to screen and verify the legitimacy of persons using ModelMayhem.com to contact them for modeling services," the complaint states.
"Internet Brands knew that plaintiff, in using ModelMayhem.com, was exposed to an unreasonable risk of harm from the foreseeable acts of sexual predators, particularly Callum and Flanders."
Doe claims says that Internet Brands breached its duty to warn her about the rapists' scheme and that its negligence resulted in the sexual assault - even while Internet Brands went after ModelMayhem.com's former owners for failure to disclose.
"With willful and wanton disregard for the health and safety of its users, Internet Brands brazenly sought compensation from the Waitts for failing to disclose the Flanders/Callum charges in 2008, while leaving its users vulnerably in the dark and exposed to heinous sexual batteries. Upon information and belief, Internet Brands was purposely silent to its users in an effort to evade or limit negative publicity and civil claims and liabilities arising from the acts and conduct of Flanders and Callum," Doe alleges.
She seeks more than $10 million in damages, medical expenses and lost earnings. She is represented by Kevin McGuire, of Temecula.
The Truth Behind Model Mayhem | How To Stay Safe - ModelMayhem is generally known as the MySpace spot for models, photographers, makeup artists and generally, perverts. The person behind Model Mayhem is named Tyler Adam. This is not a professional web developer nor a model, rather a guy who bought the script to create ModelMayhem, this explains why the website is full of spyware, code leaks, and constant problems. The creator behind ModelMayhem has been exposed quite a few times by former users on ModelMayhem who said that Tyler allegedly messaged them offering roles in porn films. When the users declined, Tyler removed their accounts.
Waitts respond to Internet Brands counterclaim regarding Lavont Flanders rape case in Waitt v. Internet Brands - $10-million civil lawsuit regarding breach of contract in sale of ModelMayhem.com
Trolls and mods on ModelMayhem.com viciously attack young black female model who posted Lavont Williams rape warning in forum (no trolls banned, mods locked thread, no comments allowed by models)
Old ModelMayhem.com Forum on first convictions of Model Mayhem rapists - The big warning to models should be don't accept drinks that have been prepared by someone else at a shoot. No new threads allowed for past 5 years despite ongoing criminal prosecutions and civil litigation in the news.
By MARIMER MATOS
Courthouse News Service
October 27, 2011
MIAMI (CN) - A model claims that a rapist lured her to an "audition" through the BlackPlanet.com website, then drugged and raped her and sold the video as pornography on the Internet. She says the rapist, Emerson Callum, and his accomplice, Lavont Flanders, have both been criminally indicted, and "had been arrested for rapes of other women" they also drugged.
Jane Doe No. 11 sued six corporate defendants and two people: Emerson Callum aka Edward Callum, and Lavont Flanders. She says Callum's company, defendant Miami Vibes Enterprises, is an adult video production company.
She claims that Callum and Flanders, "through the use of a false identity and deceit, contacted Jane Doe on the website BlackPlanet.com, drugged and raped Jane Doe, and distributed video of the rape for profit, through Miami Vibes Enterprises Inc."
Defendant BlackPlanet.com is an African-American social networking site which claims to have more than 15 million members.
Doe says she was lured into the scheme in January 2006, when she "received an inbox message on her BlackPlanet.com profile from a person who purported to be a female talent scout. ... The female talent scout told Jane Doe that she had viewed her profiled on BlackPlanet.com and asked if she was interested in modeling opportunities.
"Having no reason to believe that the person contacting her was not who she purported to be, and having never been warned that fraudulent solicitation by online predators was a prevalent practice on Blackplanet.com, Jane Doe gave the female talent scout her contact information and confirmed her interest in modeling."
Doe says Flanders then contacted her using the fictitious name "Antwon," saying the female talent scout had referred her to him.
Antwon/Flanders asked her to come to Miami because "he was interested in having her audition for a Bacardi modeling contract in South Florida," the complaint states.
Before her "audition," she says, "Flanders contacted Jane Doe numerous times and asked her questions about her alcohol tolerance and experience with drinking hard liquor. When asked why it was relevant, Flanders told Jane Doe that he wanted to make sure she could 'pass the audition.'"
Doe says she made the trip from her home in Jacksonville to Miami, where Flanders picked her up at her hotel "and drove her to the audition location at the Miami Vibes Enterprises Inc. office. During the audition, Jane Doe was asked to recite certain lines and take shots of Bacardi liquor. Throughout the audition, Jane Doe took approximately three shots of 'Bacardi Gold.'
"The next thing Jane Doe remembers after taking shots of liquor is waking up in Flanders' car and being dropped off at the hotel. Flanders told Jane Doe that she would hear something in the next couple of days.
"Jane Doe told her cousin, who was waiting at the hotel, that she couldn't remember what had happened, but she didn't think she got the modeling job because she could not handle the shots of liquor. Jane Doe remembers being very sleepy and 'dozing off' throughout their subsequent trip to Key West, Florida."
After she returned to Jacksonville, Doe says, she contacted the female talent scout on BlackPlanet.com, who told her that she didn't get the part.
But in May, Doe says, Flanders contacted her, saying Olympic Models wanted her to audition for a Hennessy and Bacardi modeling contract.
Again, "Jane Doe traveled to South Florida for the audition. Jane Doe was once again taken to the Miami Vibes office. During the audition, Jane Doe was told to take shots of alcohol once again and recite similar lines as before. The next thing Jane Doe remembers is being dropped off by Flanders at her uncle's house, where she was staying. Flanders told her she did really well and would hear back from them the next day.
"Jane Doe never heard back from Flanders or the female talent scout.
"In or about October 2007, Jane Doe was contacted by her agent, who asked her why she did not tell him that she appeared in pornography. Shocked and confused, Jane Doe informed her agent that she had never appeared in pornography. Jane Doe's agent informed her that there is a hardcore pornographic video of her available on the Internet.
"Jane Doe's agent purchased the pornographic video and brought it to Jane Doe's house to view. Jane Doe watched the video of her with Edward Callum, realizing for the first time that she had been raped by Callum during one of the auditions. This was the first time she ever remembered seeing Callum.
"Upon learning that Callum and Flanders had been arrested for rapes of other women whom they slipped the drug Xanax in an alcohol drink, Jane Doe went to the police station and pressed charges against them.
"Upon information and belief, Callum and Flanders likewise placed the drug Xanax in the shots of hard liquor that were consumed by Jane Doe as part of the audition. ...
"During either or both auditions, while Jane Doe was unknowingly under the influence of Xanax and alcohol, Callum raped Jane Doe while Flanders recorded the rape on video. Callum then produced and distributed the rape video for profit as hardcore pornography through his company, Miami Vibes Enterprises Inc., without the consent of Jane Doe or even the knowledge that she had been raped," according to the complaint.
She seeks punitive damages for sexual battery, privacy invasion, negligence, corporate liability and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
She says both Callum and Flanders have been "criminally indicted by a federal grand jury" for the "actions that are the subject matter of this lawsuit."
The corporate defendants are Radio One Inc., Interactive One LLC, Community Connect Inc., all of them dba BlackPlanet.com, and DCash Technologies, DSYnternet Media Inc. and DSYnternet Online.
Doe is represented by Jeffrey Herman, with Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz.
Homeland Security cop and TSA airport screener Lavont Flanders raped 50 models at ModelMayhem.com and BlackPlanet.com
By Michael E. Miller
Miami New Times
Jan 19 2012
Nicole Benson got her hair done, packed her best clothes, and jumped into her cousin's car. The 24-year-old beauty with a button nose and mocha skin had the January 2006 weekend off from her job as a Navy communications specialist in Jacksonville. She was on her way to Miami for her first modeling audition.
Benson and her cousin checked into a North Miami Beach hotel. At 9 p.m., a talent scout named Antone picked her up and drove her to a beach. He pulled out a video camera and asked her to strip down to a bikini. Then he handed her three shots out of a Bacardi bottle. All she had to do was drink the liquor and deliver her lines for a chance at a hefty modeling contract.
She woke up the next morning in the same car. As Antone dropped her off at the hotel, he told her she had fallen asleep during the audition. It would be more than a year before Benson learned the horrible truth: She had been drugged and raped on camera by two men who later sold the assault as part of a porn series called Miami's Nastiest Nymphos.
But the whole story, uncovered by New Times through records and interviews, is even more nauseating. "Antone," who was actually an ex-Miami Beach cop named Lavont Flanders Jr., should have been in jail long before assaulting Benson and at least seven other victims. Prosecutors flubbed at least two chances to put him away:
• A complaint 15 years ago by a fellow cop that Flanders had tried to solicit her 13-year-old daughter, which resulted in his firing from the Miami Beach Police Department — but no criminal charges were filed.
• A 2007 Broward County case involving at least five victims, including Benson, that stalled and was eventually dropped.
Instead of going to prison, Flanders continued drugging women so his partner could rape them on film. After a Broward judge let him and his accomplice, Emerson Callum, out on bond in 2009, the pair assaulted at least three other women until the feds finally arrested them last year and a jury convicted the two in December on 32 counts related to drugging and raping women.
"They had them, and then they let them out on the street to go back to raping women and selling their videos," says Benson, whose real name New Times agreed not to use because she is a victim of sexual assault. "Why did it take so long?"
Broward prosecutors say they did their best to convict Flanders and Callum and had no choice but to let them go. "I'm not sure anyone dropped the ball," Assistant State Attorney Dennis Siegel says. "People are presumed innocent until proven guilty. They are entitled to bond."
Despite the federal conviction, Flanders's attorney maintains his client's innocence. "These girls knew exactly what they were getting into," Christian Dunham says.
Lavont Flanders Jr. was barely out of his teens when he joined the Opa-locka police force, but he already looked like an officer, with a handsome smile and a cop mustache. A few years later, he applied to work in Miami Beach.
Soon after joining that department, Flanders struck up a friendship with Angela Raines, a records center employee. In an interview with New Times, Raines recalls Flanders saying he had connections in the modeling industry and could help her 13-year-old daughter break in.
On April 2, 1997, Flanders phoned Raines's daughter and asked if she wanted to hang out with his teenage stepsisters. Angela at first insisted on going along, but her daughter convinced her that she was fine.
Flanders drove the girl around Miami Beach in a black Mustang. Then his beeper went off. "It's Jerry of Image Modeling," he said, according to internal affairs records. He told the teen that Image was looking for a young black girl to model for an underwear ad and promised her $200 if she posed for seminude photos.
When the girl repeatedly refused, Flanders drove her home, but not before asking a favor of his passenger: Don't tell your mother about this.
Flanders's charm failed. The girl told her mom about his creepy offer, and five days later, Raines filed a complaint with her bosses. IA investigators sustained charges that Flanders had lied to them and of conduct unbecoming a police officer. He was fired in October 1997.
But prosecutors never filed criminal charges against Flanders, though soliciting a child could have landed him at least five years in prison and a place on the sex offenders list. Miami-Dade state attorney officials say their office had no record of investigating the cop. (Raines says she would have cooperated in a criminal case.)
For Flanders, the incident foreshadowed the modeling scam he would use to entrap women for another decade.
Banned from police work, Flanders took a gig in 2002 with the Transportation Security Administration, patting down travelers at Miami International Airport. He left that job in 2004 and became a county bus driver.
It's not clear when Flanders teamed up with Emerson Callum, a Jamaican porn star called "Jah-T," to drug and rape women. But the two were likely collaborating by July 1, 2004, when the first installment of Miami's Nastiest Nymphos was released.
Flanders spent his free time scouring for aspiring models on websites such as blackplanet.com. That's where he found Benson. Flanders contacted her in January 2006, pretending to be a female talent scout. Then, posing as Antone, he invited her to Miami for a "meet-and-greet."
"It was really professional," Benson remembers. "They had it so planned out, it was ridiculous."
A week later, she returned to the Magic City for her big shot. Instead, she woke up outside her hotel unable to remember anything. Her cousin drove her to Key West for a vacation but had to stop repeatedly — Benson kept vomiting and passing out. "I thought I had gotten drunk and blown my audition," she says.
She was so embarrassed that when Flanders contacted her again to promise another audition, for Hennessy whiskey, she met the con man once more. Again, she sucked down shots and blacked out. This time, Flanders dumped her at her uncle's house in Pembroke Pines.
Benson didn't know what had really happened until October 2007. That's when her boyfriend saw her face on the cover of a DVD being sold on the hood of a car outside a Miami club. Enraged, he brought it home to Benson, who was three months pregnant with their child.
"I didn't do this!" she screamed back at him. "I've never done a pornographic video."
"He didn't believe me," Benson says today. "No one did at first." Her boyfriend moved out.
Soon afterward, though, it looked like prosecutors would finally stop Flanders and Callum. In July 2007, Broward County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested the men and charged them with at least five counts each of kidnapping, sexual battery, and criminal conspiracy. Four other women had told police stories similar to Benson's. One said she had refused to do a sex scene but then passed out, according to court records. She awoke the next morning covered in her own vomit and tested positive for semen and two different date-rape drugs.
When Benson learned she wasn't alone, she went to the Miramar police and filed her own report. She sat in a roomful of cops and watched her own rape. "In the video, I'm pushing [Callum] away or I'm asleep," she says. "He's holding my hands down. My pupils are dilated. I couldn't stand up. The video was evidence."
Benson figured the predator would be locked up for good. But her ordeal wasn't over, because Broward prosecutors botched the case. In May 2009, two years after charges were filed, Judge Andrew Siegel let Flanders and Callum out on bond. Dennis Siegel, the prosecutor, says neither man was considered a flight risk or danger to the community. "I don't have any regrets about them bonding out, because that's the law."
By December 2010, most of the charges against the two men were dropped altogether. Siegel explains his office had trouble contacting victims and proving the rapes occurred in Broward. He later turned over the remaining cases to the feds. "They could do things that we just couldn't," he says.
Whatever the excuse, letting Flanders and Benson out was a mistake that would lead to at least three more rapes, according to their federal indictment. In May 2010, Flanders duped and drugged another victim for Callum. Yet another woman fell into Flanders's trap in February 2011. A last victim was raped in July.
Finally, on August 17, 2011, FBI agents arrested Flanders and Callum. The feds slapped them with 42 combined counts of fraud and sex trafficking. In court, lawyers for the two men argued that the women knew they would be in a porno and must have taken drugs themselves. But a jury convicted the porn star and the ex-cop in December. They will be sentenced February 16 and could spend life in prison. (Both have appealed the conviction.)
Flanders's old MBPD colleague Angela Raines considers her daughter lucky not to have been his first victim. "I'm just grateful," she says. "I had no idea he was such a sick individual."
Benson, meanwhile, suspects Flanders escaped punishment for so long because he's an ex-cop. She remains bitter about the missed chances and is one of three plaintiffs who have filed a civil suit against Flanders and Callum, as well as blackplanet.com, which they say should have done more to prevent the crimes.
(The website denies any culpability. "All allegations against the owners of blackplanet.com are vehemently denied," says Jeffrey Mowers, a lawyer for the company. "We are confident that the case will be resolved in our favor.")
Benson now lives in a small town near Dallas where she works in IT. Her son's father died of a heart attack before they could reconcile, and she is too wary to begin dating again. Seeing Flanders and Callum go to jail doesn't ease the pain of what happened.
"Every day I think to myself: How am I going to tell my son about this?" she says. "I have to tell him about it. He's a boy. He might come across it on his own."
By Paula McMahon
Miami Sun Sentinel
MIRAMAR, Fla. -- They were pursuing their modeling dreams, but wound up in a horrific nightmare — drugged and raped, their sexual assaults caught on video and then posted on Internet sex sites around the world and sold in porn shops.
Some of the women woke up in their cars or hotels, bleeding or covered in vomit, drugged and unable to move, remembering only snippets of being sexually abused by a strange man.
Others had no memory of the assaults and only began to piece together what happened when strangers, who tracked them down using ID cards and other information on the videos, phoned or sent them messages on Facebook claiming to be fans of their "performances."
On Thursday, several of the victims confronted Lavont Flanders Jr. and Emerson Callum at their sentencing hearing in federal court in Miami.
A federal jury last year found the two men guilty of numerous counts, including enticing the women to South Florida, knowing that fraud would be used to make the women take part in commercial sex acts. Flanders was also convicted of five counts of distributing a date rape drug to the women.
Seven women testifed at the trial, but federal prosecutors said the investigation revealed a staggering number of offenses between 2006 and 2011.
About 50 women reported similar crimes by Flanders and Callum, prosecutors told the judge. Phone records showed they contacted 100 women in the year before federal agents arrested them in August.
"I'm someone's daughter ... and I had a dream and you ruined that for me," one of the women told the convicted men.
The men "desecrated" her dreams with their "appalling act of violence," she told the judge. She said she later cut off all her hair, because she didn't want to look "too feminine."
Another of the victims spoke powerfully in court to both men.
"I am not afraid of you, either of you," she told them. "I am here because I want to look both of you in your pitiful eyes."
The woman called the men "arrogant, sick and twisted, moronic imbeciles" who left a trail of evidence that led to them. She took pride in having helped federal agents and local police track them down.
Neither man would meet her gaze as she spoke.
Prosecutors on Thursday urged U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore to sentence both men to multiple life terms in federal prison because of the unusually heinous, cruel and degrading nature of the crimes and the prolonged after-effect of the online footage.
Flanders, 41, of Miami Gardens, is a former Miami Beach police officer who was fired. He also worked for the Opa-locka police department, the Department of Homeland Security, and was a Miami-Dade Transit bus driver, according to court records.
Callum, 45, of Miami, known as "Jah-T," was a self-described porn star who produced adult videos at his Miramar business.
Flanders repeatedly posed as a female model online and enticed aspiring models from around the country to audition in South Florida. He would then contact them, claiming he was a talent scout for multinational companies.
When they flew in, or drove from other parts of Florida, Flanders would film them auditioning for a liquor commercial, tricking them into drinking the drug-laced concoctions. After they were sedated, he drove them to a Miramar warehouse and recorded Callum raping them. Both men then produced and sold the footage. They never paid the women.
Flanders and Callum were not content with their sexual degradation of the victims — investigators said they also recorded themselves making fun of the women after the assaults. Flanders told one victim to "say hello to Karen," one of the aliases he used to recruit the women.
Another woman, who couldn't testify in the trial because she was serving in the U.S. Air Force in Iraq, told the judge she had no idea what happened to her in 2007 until a strange man called her home phone and told her how to find the video by searching on Google.
Prosecutor Roy Altman told the judge the women are victimized over and over again because they know that strangers, as well as people they know, could see the video of the most humiliating moments of their lives. Some of the footage is posted on foreign website domains and prosecutors said there is no way to force the owners of those websites to remove the videos.
The veteran said she is terrified her two children, ages 4 and 8, will someday learn what happened.
"It would kill me," she said.
The two men were defiant during the sentencing hearing and their attorneys tried to shift blame to the women because some of them agreed to drink what they thought was an alcoholic drink they were being paid to promote on film. In fact, it was laced with drugs that made the women appear eerily awake and compliant though experts said they were unconscious.
State prosecutors initially charged the men in Broward County, but they were freed on bond and continued to prey on women while they were free, prosecutors said. Officials said the state charges were eventually dropped to make way for the federal case. Days after most of the state charges were dropped, Flanders filed a lawsuit against Miramar police, claiming false arrest.
Flanders and Callum spoke only briefly on Thursday, claiming they were wrongly charged with abusing minors — they weren't, and the judge said it appeared to be a manipulative ruse concocted by Flanders. The two men said they objected to their convictions and being sentenced and that they will file appeals.
Judge Moore sentenced both men to multiple life sentences, saying their crimes were precisely what enhanced sentences were designed to punish and deter.
"I categorically and emphatically reject any suggestion that these women were in any way responsible for what happened to them," the judge said. "Indeed, the effort to shift the blame to these women is shameless."
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About a month ago, I was daydreaming at work and a bunch of random memories flooded into my mind. One in particular was this flash of me and an ex-gf from long ago, hanging out in the living room of the apartment we shared. I remembered how this girl, who was a dancer of sorts, could just do these faces and body movements out of nowhere, just in passing, as something intended to be a joke, that would floor me. I've always wondered how some ladies can turn this fountain of sheer, gun blast sexy power on and off, aiming it at exactly who they want, when they want. I asked my new friend, well-known artist and professional sexy lady, Molly Crabapple, to try and make sense of the ramblings I wrote her one day, and this is what she came up with.
If you keep traveling, you're going to get yourself raped."
Z. and I were sitting in a cafe on the edge of the Sahara. We'd been bumming around Morocco for three weeks. Despite my warnings, Z was increasingly disgusted with me for provoking constant street harassment. I covered myself chin to toe, but guys at the bus station would hiss at me like snakes anyway.
"That man just left a mosque," Z said, after an elderly man eye-fucked me. "He's supposed to be thinking of god."
While picking ants out of our mint tea, we struck up a conversation with two other westerners. They were wind-burned, milk-wholesome Scandinavian girls. Z told me that he bet they never had guys stalking them around Marrakech.
"Marilyn Monroe could turn it on and off," Z told me. "You can't."
Turning it on and off was something I thought about when I was lying naked in a warehouse in the Bronx, surrounded by hard-boiled eggs. The man photographing me adamantly denied having an egg fetish. After the shoot was over, he'd offer them to me to bring home and eat. I was broke enough to say yes.
I was 20. I'd been working as a naked model for two years. Back in the early aughts, there was a flourishing semi-legit business for girls like me, based off Craigslist and OneModelPlace. Girls too short, fat or plain to be legit models, unwilling to give the "fuck you" to convention it takes to be in legit porn, would pose for amateur photographers. We called them GWCs, or Guys with Cameras. They paid 100 bucks an hour.
We showed up in their hotel rooms. We posed on their beds. We told each other who was a good guy and who was a sociopath, knowing full well that if a GWC raped us, the police would do nil. A girl I knew was working as a bondage model. The photographer threatened to kill her. She wept. He let her go. When she went to the police, they shrugged her off. The photographer later murdered a model.
Surrounded by eggs and softboxes, I was doing my best to escape the trajectory of art school-retail-professional failure that, as a broke student at a bad school, I was marked out for. I wanted to make money fast, shove it into my business and then get out of here. I was young, which meant I had nothing to interest people with besides my looks. While those held out, I wanted to use them to get other, more versatile trading tokens.
My tits came in when I was 11. Guys hassled me ever since. My family isn't one that sees no intermediary steps between early puberty and teen motherhood, but the Hasidic men who offered me 50 bucks for a handjob didn't much care. Walking down Brighton Beach at 14, a 60-year-old Rodney Dangerfield lookalike asked me on a date. I declined. "No, a sex type date," he said. When I declined again, he told me I was ugly anyway.
For every free coffee beauty privilege gets you, it also gets you a guy following you down the steps on the subway, saying he wants to work his tongue into your ass.
When men harrass us, they blame it on our looks.
A Cleveland stripper is in critical condition after tumbling over a 15-foot balcony at a gentlemen’s club while giving a lap dance.
The accident occurred Wednesday at 12:40 a.m. at Christie’s Cabaret when stripper Lauren Block, 22, was giving a private dance to Pasquale Storino, 25, on the second floor of the nightclub.
According to the police report, Block fell while performing an elaborate series of moves on Storino.
“He stated that she grabbed the rail, as he was facing away from the balcony, and she tried to complete some sort of dance jump/dance move, and accidentally went head first over the rail,” the police report stated.
Witnesses described Block as lying motionless on the ground below the balcony, her face covered in blood. She was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she remains in critical condition with a severe head injury.
Police are not continuing to investigate the accident.
With locations in seven different cities, Christie’s Cabaret bills itself on its website as “America’s fastest growing chain of gentlemen’s clubs in America” and boasts that “each location features state of the art sound and lighting.”
JANUARY 2, 2013
A Cleveland stripper was gravely injured early today when she plunged 15 feet while reportedly trying to “complete some sort of jump/dance move” while giving a lap dance to a customer, police report.
Lauren Block, 22, tumbled from the second floor of Christie’s Cabaret around 1 AM, according to a Cleveland Police Department report. Block, seen at right, fell headfirst over a rail and suffered “major head trauma,” cops noted.
Officers initially thought that Block may have been thrown off the club’s balcony. But they subsequently determined that it was a bizarre accident.
While cops investigated inside the club, they were approached by Pasquale Storino, 25, who said that he was “receiving a lap dance” from Block when she “grabbed the rail…and tried to complete some sort of jump/dance move.” Storino, who said he was facing away from the balcony, added that Block “accidentally went head first over the rail.”
According to his Facebook page, Storino is a Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey native who attends Seton Hall University’s law school. He did not respond to a message left on his voicemail.
Witnesses told police that after Block fell from the balcony, “two unknown males fled the bar.” While cops were trying to locate the “possible suspects,” Storino spoke to officers and “said that they were on the 2nd floor and he was receiving a lap dance” when the accident occurred.
Police are not continuing to investigate the mishap. Block is pictured above in a Halloween 2012 photo showing her dressed as a Hooters waitress. (2 pages)
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Last night I spent time with 20-year old 5-foot 3-inch 110-pound brunette nude model/schoolgirl dressed and undressed as Santa's little helper, AND a 20-year-old 5-foot 2-inch 105-pound blonde hottie ex-stripper UTR escort. First nude shoot and fuck since The Divorce (roll emphatic music).
Not too shabby for a 50-year-youngster.
But first I dine out with the Hooters Girls TM.
Two dozen hotties in sexy Xmas lingerie bending over forwards to serve you...how's that to get in the mood?
Don't worry, most don't wear that much.
Did you know you can do your Xmas shopping at Hooters TM?
Hotel 1: Nude model
Note to All: Christmas shopping is a lot more fun when shopping for lingerie, bras, panties and stillettos for hot nude models.
My date with a nude model is for 8 pm. Facebook and text messaging are great inventions, other than tracking by Big Sis. I call my sexual service provider for an 11 pm appointment. Tesla is The Man!
My nude model texts that she's running late, as usual. No problem. I'm glad she's showing up at all, since she almost never showed for class. Somehow she motivated the professor to pass her anyway.
I call my fuck buddie and request a midnight date. Good to go.
My model shows up to the notel and we go over the game plan -- modeling some sexy Christmas lingere, then retiring to the bed for some "artistic nude" boudoir shots. (smirk)
She promptly strips off all her clothes. I like that in a woman. We choose her first outfit and she begins modeling beside the Xmas tree. I tweak the strobes and we get to work. The clothes fall off, shoot, change outfits, shoot, repeat. Fun with candy canes -- she says it's too small (!).
Found a new use for gaffer tape -- pasties! It's a tough job being a nude photographer, but by God somebody's gotta do it.
Got some hot implied art nudes.
We talk about life during school break, visiting family in loonybins, alcoholic SOs and fucking. Lots in common. Having fun romping on the bed, talking and shooting. Got some amazing shots. We really nailed it. She didn't want to leave after our 2 hours were up. I guess drunk BFs aren't so great after all?
But as much as I was enjoing myself, I had to kick a naked model out of my bed and into the cold. I tell her my fuck buddy is waiting for me. She hopes I don't get robbed, or diseased. I thank her for her concern. May I call her for bail money? We hug. I give her an Xmas gift of chocolates and green. Another date next month. Goodbye.
Lots of glitter for maidservice to clean up.
On to the fuck buddy. That's the secret to being a nude photog -- its mandatory to get laid afterwards ASAP.
Hotel 2: A midnight bootycall
I'm late. My fuckbuddy texts BYO safety. Fuck.
The standard Trojan was recommended by a midnight shopper while standing in line at the Booty Call 24/7 store. No extra large available.
I drive to the sleazy side of town, anticipating my next Christmas present.
We meet and greet for the first time. She immediately tells me to let her see my manhood, to prove I'm not a pussy (vice). I strip and show her my wang, which she immediately grabs hold of. I like that in a woman.
I apologize for my delay at the hands of a nubile nude model, thank her for her understanding, hand her an Xmas gift of chocolates and make a donation to her empty stocking fund.
She strips. Amazing body!
I ask and receive a back massage, to relieve the stress from my strenuous modeling shoot.
Show time. I ask her to leave her glasses on, for that "slutty schoolgirl look."
She begins with an amazing BBBJ. Very smooth mouth results in very hard dick. She says it's imposssible to deep throat me, "because she can only do that with smaller dicks." Ha.
Safety first. She applies the Trojan, but informs me that the condom is too small. By golly she's right. I render assistance, but its a dangerously tight fit. I'll take one for the team and man up. No pain no gain.
She explained that some of her patrons are "the width of a Big Gulp cup," some kind of "sudden medical issue." Note to self -- increase copper intake.
We did get it on and had an awesome fuck.
Cowgirl while tickling her toes.
Sitting cowgirl sucking her fine young titties.
Mish tha dish.
Massaging her fine back, legs and ass while fucking her doggie style to orgasms.
Nice tramp stamp -- I'll forever have naughty thoughts of Tinker Bell. Felt good to feel 30 years younger!
XOXO. She shows off her perfect pedi as I massage her feet, then her immaculate mani as I massage her soft hands. She begs me to bring lube and massage oil to our next play date. Her professional advice is to upgrade to Magnum size. Thank ye Amazon!
She invites me to cum play with her and her horny girl friends.
Lesbian love or all for me, either way, my choice.
I look forward to my next date with my slutty little schoolgirl, and her horny girlfriends.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good fuck.
PS: The next week my nude model got morning sickness and a proposal (accepted).
By: Sarah Eisenberg
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The Condom Size Chart At The Bottom Of This Page Shows You The Best Fit For Maximum Pleasure
Before we get to the chart, let me explain how to use it. If you are buying condoms without regard to the size of your penis, you are risking pregnancy, disease, and diminshed pleasure. The most pleasurable condoms are condoms that fit snugly, but not too tight. If they are too tight, they will break. If they are too loose, they will slide off.
The Condom Conspiracy
What the condom marketers don't want you to know is that the length of a condom does not matter. Condoms are very strong when you stretch them length-wise. Their weakness is when you stretch their width. That is how condoms should be chosen - by width.
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The first chart below shows the 5 best condoms in the world by size, and the next chart shows what size category the rest of the condoms fit in.
Which Size Is Best For You?
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If you are less than 5 inches around, go with "snug" condoms that are about 1.75 inches wide.
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Suzy Favor Hamilton worked as high-priced call girl for past
A three-time U.S. Olympian whose illustrious running career has included a Nike TV commercial, a swimsuit calendar, and ongoing promotional work for Disney has spent the last year doubling as a $600-an-hour call girl, an astounding secret life that she now regretfully calls a “huge mistake.”
Beginning last December, Suzy Favor Hamilton, 44, has worked with one of Las Vegas’s premier escort services, booking scores of “dates” in Sin City and other U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.
While Favor Hamilton (seen at right) has used an alias, “Kelly Lundy,” when working as an escort, she inexplicably shared her true identity with several male clients, believing that her secret was somehow safe with strangers who paid for her company by leaving envelopes stuffed with cash on bathroom vanities in swanky hotels.
When approached by a reporter earlier this month in the lobby of a Las Vegas hotel, Favor Hamilton initially denied any connection with the escort service, Haley Heston’s Private Collection. But Favor Hamilton--who is married to her college sweetheart, a lawyer, and is the mother of a seven-year-old girl--eventually acknowledged her work as “Kelly.”
“I take full responsibility for my mistakes. I’m not the victim and I’m not going that route,” Favor Hamilton said. “I’m owning up to what I did. I would not blame anybody except myself.” She added, “Everybody in this world makes mistakes. I made a huge mistake. Huge.”
Favor Hamilton expressed concern that her story would be “sensationalized” by a reporter. It is hard, though, to imagine how that could occur. The actual events of the ex-Olympian's past year already seem like the fever dreams of a Lifetime producer who decided to adapt Luis Bunuel’s “Belle de Jour” for basic cable.
Favor Hamilton described the escort business as “exciting,” an illicit midlife diversion from her routine existence, one in which she operates a successful Madison, Wisconsin real estate brokerage with her husband, delivers motivational speeches, and does promotional work for various businesses and groups, including Disney’s running series and Wisconsin’s Potato & Vegetable Growers Association.
She said that only her husband Mark, 44, was aware of her escort work, but that, “He tried, he tried to get me to stop. He wasn’t supportive of this at all.” The couple lives in a $600,000 Madison home and appears to be in no financial distress based on a review of court and municipal records.
In a July 2012 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profile, Favor Hamilton spoke of giving about 60 motivational speeches annually, raising her daughter, running her realty firm, and doing appearances for Disney and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series. “I just know I’m happier than I’ve ever been. My life just keeps getting better,” she said.
But she also spoke of her life’s darker precincts.
Favor Hamilton told of suffering postpartum depression after her child’s 2005 birth and how she had been prescribed the antidepressant Zoloft, which has allowed her to “feel better than I’ve ever felt.” Additionally, she told reporter Gary D’Amato how her brother Dan committed suicide in 1999, a year before she ran for the gold medal in the 1500-meter final at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium. She led that race with 200 meters to go, but when other competitors began to pass her, Favor Hamilton recalled, she intentionally tumbled to the track, ashamed that she could not medal in honor of her late sibling.
Sitting on an outdoor bench off the Las Vegas Strip earlier this month, Favor Hamilton referenced her athletic career when a reporter asked why she thought her identity could remain cloaked--especially since she spoke openly with certain johns about her real name, running career, and business pursuits.
Favor Hamilton answered that as a world-class athlete she was conditioned to believe she was invincible, and that doubts and concerns were counterproductive thoughts. During a subsequent conversation she brought up Tiger Woods’s tumultuous fall, saying that, “I mean, he’s the biggest athlete ever. He obviously thought he could never get caught.”
Favor Hamilton also blamed herself for being “too trusting.” She expected other participants in the insular escort business--where men seeking sex are called “hobbyists” and women selling it are “providers”--to honor a code of silence. Though she seemed entirely sincere, it was nonetheless a credulous notion that client and escort were morally bound by some implicit pledge of omerta.
Why would her secret be safe with guys about whom she knew nothing (except that many were paying for sex while their spouse was back home)?
These johns slept with an attractive former Olympian, an All-American girl with a Wikipedia page and a Nike commercial on YouTube. How could they not boast about their costly Las Vegas escapades? A Google search by any of these “hobbyists” would have quickly established Favor Hamilton’s status as a public figure as well as her athletic bona fides.
As a middle distance runner, Favor Hamilton competed (but did not medal) at the 1992, 1996, and 2000 Olympics. Her collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin was so dominating--she is the most decorated female athlete in NCAA track and field history--that the Big Ten Conference’s female athlete of the year award was named after her (the male equivalent honors Jesse Owens). The winner of multiple national championships, NCAA titles, and All-American awards, Favor Hamilton has appeared in national ads for Nike, Reebok, Clairol, Oakley, and Pert Plus shampoo. A 1997 swimsuit calendar included shots of the lithe athlete modeling a stars-and-stripes bikini and lounging on the sand sans top.
Referring to a client she suspected of contacting a reporter, Favor Hamilton said, “He totally broke all the rules by outing me.” But she stressed that returning fire was not her style. “I don’t want to be like him. Because he is scum. And I will not become scum to make myself feel good,” Favor Hamilton said. “I will not do it. I would suffer rather than go that route of being vindictive.”
When a reporter expressed disbelief that Favor Hamilton--a college graduate who has traveled the world, competed at track and field’s highest levels, struck endorsement deals, and built a successful legitimate business--could be so naïve, she answered, “I can’t expect you to understand, you aren’t in that world.”
She gave a similar reply when asked if she ever feared for her safety since she met clients unaccompanied by security. “Again, you don’t know this world. You’re making judgments on what you see on television or what you perceive,” she said.
Favor Hamilton said that she had been planning to quit the escort business even before learning that TSG was examining her connection to the illegal Haley Heston operation. She acknowledged contacting certain clients to “let them know I’m not doing this anymore and I’m moving on with my life. Because they’re gonna try to contact me.” She also told of recently starting therapy to “figure out myself why I’ve done what I’ve done.”
After being contacted by Favor Hamilton, one of her clients wrote a TSG reporter offering “some money to prevent [a story] from coming out…I would do anything to protect her.” In a July 2012 online review, the client--who recounted two separate encounters with “Kelly”--enthused, “She is worth every penny. I will go bankrupt before I stop seeing her. I hope no one else goes to see her, because I want her all to myself.” He added, “I never thought I would find anyone in this hobby like her.”
Favor Hamilton also claimed to never have considered possible legal complications stemming from her escort work with the Haley Heston firm. Prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and each of the cities where Favor Hamilton has had “dates” arranged by the escort company, which describes itself as “the premier Boutique Escort Agency of Las Vegas.”
Haley Heston’s Private Collection is a cash-only business operating across state lines, an enterprise whose own web site makes a tacit admission of the firm’s criminal nature. In a blog post earlier this year, the escort service assured clients that it would destroy subpoenaed records in the face of a criminal investigation (all to “ensure the highest standards of discretion”). So add obstruction of justice to a list of federal crimes like conspiracy, promoting prostitution, and money laundering that Haley Heston’s shadowy operators appear willing to commit.
Favor Hamilton declined to discuss her dealings with the escort service, which earlier this month, at her request, deleted a photo-stocked web page devoted to “Kelly.” Haley Heston, which represents 30 other call girls, also prominently featured “Kelly” on a page with photos of all its “models.” A profile of “Kelly” was also simultaneously deleted from Preferred411.com, which offers listings of escorts nationwide.
Also disappearing were all mentions of Favor Hamilton’s alter ego from The Erotic Review (TER), a web site that serves as the Zagat guide of the escort business. Before it was deleted, the “Kelly” profile page on TER included links to 35 separate reviews from “hobbyists” who recounted in explicit details their sexual encounters with Favor Hamilton.
As of early this month, “Kelly” was TER’s third-ranked “provider” in Las Vegas, a valuable market distinction that was often highlighted on the Haley Heston web site and in messages posted to the escort firm’s Twitter account. TER members grade a “provider” on both appearance and performance and provide “The Juicy Details” in narratives that are brimming with sex act acronyms (DATY, RCG, DFK) and graphic play-by-play recaps.
Favor Hamilton’s year of living dangerously began last December, when, according to the “Kelly” profile she wrote for the Haley Heston web site, “I met Haley with the idea of fulfilling a fantasy and only doing it for the short term.” However, she added, “Well, after my first date, I was hooked, and have been doing my best to visit Las Vegas as often as my schedule allows (I run my own business in my real world life).”
The profile of “Kelly” went on to provide other actual details of Favor Hamilton’s life, noting that she was a “workout fanatic” who skied, ran marathons, and had traveled to over 20 countries. A college graduate, “Kelly” noted that “discretion is EXTREMELY important to me, hence you will only see blurred photos of my face on this site. I know this is not ideal, but I hope you understand that it is essential for me.”
Photos on the Haley Heston web site often showed “Kelly” posing in lingerie and heels inside different Las Vegas hotel rooms, including a suite at Steve Wynn’s Encore. She is often seen with her back to the camera, though some pictures have been digitally altered to obscure her face. Pointing prospective customers to her glowing online notices, she added, “Hopefully, my TER reviews speak for themselves and you can be confident that you will like what you see when I warmly greet you in person for the first time :).”
The profile also included her rates, from $600 for one hour to $6000 for a 24-hour period. “Kelly,” the site noted, provided “Full GFE,” or “girlfriend experience,” an intimate, less mechanical encounter. Additionally, the rate schedule noted, clients would be charged a $300 supplement for a particular sex act.
Favor Hamilton declined to reveal how she was introduced to Haley Heston’s Private Collection, the operators of which announced her addition to the escort service’s roster with TER posts describing her as a “high profile” former commercial model and “highly successful business woman.” Accompanying a January 2012 post was a photo of Favor Hamilton that she had taken in a mirror (and which showed half of her face).
The Haley Heston staff used subsequent TER posts and Twitter messages to keep clients apprised of their new “under the radar” escort’s 2012 “touring schedule,” listing stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago (both downtown and at O’Hare International Airport). A July 2012 post enthused that “Kelly” was “becoming a legend” and congratulated her for her towering TER rankings. An April Twitter post reported that “Kelly” was in Las Vegas for the next three days and had a “FABULOUS suite and wants to try out every piece of furniture in it!”
The escort business’s most valuable marketing tools, however, are the “hobbyist” reviews and rankings on the TER web site. The notices for “Kelly” were uniformly exceptional and gave a clear indication that she provided personal details about herself to clients. Many men referred to her “runner’s body,” while one john noted that “we talked about our respective high school and college athletic careers.” Another man wrote that “Kelly” was “an interesting gal with a real job” who “participates in the hobby for the same reason many of us do - it’s exciting and FUN.” He added, “She’s a midwestern gal with a midwestern upbringing and midwestern values.” In July, a Las Vegas client noted that, “She is not a full time provider (as she runs her own business in another state).”
Some of Favor Hamilton’s clients were first introduced to her at a January 2012 Haley Heston “meet and greet” held in an opulent hotel suite. The “client appreciation party” was an invitation-only affair attended by many of the escort service’s “models.”
Several of Favor Hamilton’s subsequent “tour stops” were scheduled to coincide with her travels for the Disney and Rock ‘n' Roll Marathon running series.
For example, in late-August Twitter posts, Haley Heston noted that “Kelly” would be available in Orange County, California on August 30 and 31. Favor Hamilton appeared September 1 at the Disney Exhibit Hall to provide “valuable race and training information” to runners participating in the following day’s Disneyland Half Marathon (which Favor Hamilton ran with her husband).
Haley Heston announced in a mid-October TER post that “Kelly” was making her first trip to St. Louis to see clients between October 18-20. Favor Hamilton was in the Missouri city to appear at that weekend’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon festivities.
Most recently, the escort service posted on its web site that “Kelly” would be in Las Vegas between November 29 and December 5. Favor Hamilton arrived in town November 29 in advance of the December 2 Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon race on the Strip. On November 30 and December 1 she appeared on a “panel of experts” (alongside legendary marathoners Frank Shorter and Rod Dixon) at the sprawling Sands convention center.
Favor Hamilton also did one-on-one sessions during which she donned a jog bra and a sparkly miniskirt and politely cajoled attendees at an adjacent health and fitness expo to join her onstage to wildly gyrate to Bruno Mars’s “Locked Out of Heaven.” She punctuated her moves with Rockette-like kicks and appeared to be the only dancer not winded by the vigorous workout (which she reprised at the close of her presentation). Before departing the hall, Favor Hamilton happily chatted with fans and posed for photos.
When a reporter approached Favor Hamilton as she headed back to her room at the Venetian, she appeared momentarily taken aback, later explaining that while she was aware that TSG was working on a story, she had expected to receive a phone call, not a face-to-face visit.
Over the din of the nearby casino floor, Favor Hamilton admitted that she was “Kelly” and spoke of her concerns that she would be attacked as a “homewrecker.”
Appearing resigned that her baffling double life would no longer be a secret, she said, “I want to handle this like an adult.”
JANUARY 4--The madam who heads the Las Vegas escort agency that employed ex-Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton is a former hooker who abandoned a legitimate art business to operate the lucrative call girl ring full time, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Jami Lynn Rodman, 35, is the proprietor of Haley Heston’s Private Collection, which describes itself as “the premier Boutique Escort Agency of Las Vegas.” Since 2010, Rodman’s operation has represented scores of high-priced escorts working in Las Vegas and most other major U.S. cities.
Along with Favor Hamilton--who spent a year working as an escort named “Kelly”--the Heston roster has included porn stars, centerfold models, and Rodman herself, who has used the alias “Haley Heston.”
Until recently, the escort service maintained an extensive web site and a Twitter account that were used to market the services of its “courtesans.” However, following the publication of a December 20 TSG story about the 44-year-old Favor Hamilton’s secret life as a Haley Heston escort, the operation has been buffeted by unwanted publicity, media inquiries, and speculation about an FBI investigation into the outfit’s illegal interstate activities.
The escort service’s web site and Twitter page have been deleted and calls to its two phone numbers go unanswered. Haley Heston’s annual “meet and greet”--where johns mingle with escorts in a swanky Las Vegas hotel suite--had been scheduled for January 9, but has been postponed “in light of recent events.” The last-minute rescheduling was announced in a December 21 post on The Erotic Review (TER), a popular escort service discussion board.
In response to TER posts about the disappearance of its web site, the Heston firm noted that “Paparazzi glitter exploded in our inbox” and “I think the Mayans crashed our server.” Prospective clients were advised that they could still contact the escort service via private messages channeled through the TER site.
On December 28, a call to the escort service was answered, “Hello, this is Haley.” When a reporter told “Haley” that TSG had determined her true identity, Rodman remarked that she anticipated being outed in the wake of TSG's story about Favor Hamilton, who is seen below in a photo from the Haley Heston web site. Stating that, “Everything’s been a whirlwind,” Rodman requested a few days to decide whether she would do a comprehensive interview about her escort business (which she runs with the help of a male assistant known as “Troy”).
TSG agreed to give Rodman until January 2 to consider her options.
On Wednesday, when a reporter called Rodman in Las Vegas, she was not in the mood to talk. “You should know how this works. You’re crazy to think I’m the only one involved here. It’s a lot bigger than you think,” said a jittery Rodman. She continued, “You know, I can’t talk right now. They know you called.”
When asked about the mysterious “they,” Rodman replied, “They’re here. I can’t, I can’t talk right now. I’m gonna have to get in touch with you later.” Rodman did not respond to several subsequent phone and e-mail messages.
Rodman’s reluctance to speak further about her escort operation is, of course, understandable considering that the illicit business has likely been violating an assortment of federal laws, including promoting prostitution, money laundering, and conspiracy. Additionally, in a blog post last year on the Haley Heston web site, Rodman assured clients that the escort service could, “at the push of a button,” destroy electronic records in the face of a subpoena.
Rodman also claimed in that 2012 post that her escort service had somehow “obtained cellphones that are not registered to anyone.” Such security measures, she added, “do not come cheap, nor easy, but we are thorough and discretion is extremely important to us--ours, our ladies, and yours!”
While her off-the-grid phone claim cannot be vetted, a cell phone number Rodman has used does have a curious pedigree. The number tracks to a purported janitorial service operating out of a Las Vegas residence that is also home to a variety of other businesses, including three upholstery firms, a photo company, a landscaper, a jeweler, the “Nevada Institute of Technology,” and a telecommunications firm whose principal is a bounty hunter who also happens to own a porn web site.
An examination of court records reveals that Rodman has never been arrested in connection with her escort work or the operation of the Haley Heston firm. She was briefly jailed last August on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court to answer a speeding citation. Rodman was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, where the above mug shot was taken.
Her rap sheet also includes minor arrests in 2000 and 2002 (theft and interfering with police). At the time, Rodman was living in Oregon, where she was raised and attended high school. In 1999, at age 22, she divorced Steven Ottinger, her 34-year-old husband, a convicted felon who previously spent time in state prison for manslaughter (he stabbed a man to death). In an earlier case, Ottinger beat a murder rap (he had been accused of stabbing a man to death).
Court records indicate that Rodman relocated to Nevada in early-2003, moving into the Spanish Ridge apartment complex about five miles from the Las Vegas Strip.
Within a few years, Rodman launched Artonauts, a firm that promoted the work of “emergent international artists,” especially those from Cuba. According to the Artonaut web site, the company brokered the purchase of foreign artworks and arranged for their importation into the U.S..
The company eventually morphed into Artonauts Fine Arts, which “began manufacturing framed artwork, canvas prints, and unique sculptures” for clients in the “hospitality, corporate, and private sectors.” Nevada state records list Rodman as the firm’s only corporate officer.
Operating from a series of small offices, Rodman was aided by a sole employee and occasional freelancers. The firm’s web site lists about two dozen clients, including hotel/casinos (Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Harrah’s), architecture firms, interior designers, and a children’s hospital. In early 2010, Rodman’s firm was one of hundreds of exhibitors at the Hospitality Design expo inside the sprawling Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas.
However, by the end of 2010, Rodman was ready to abandon her art firm, according to a business associate who spoke with TSG.
The source said that Rodman explained that she “wanted to pursue other things” and had taken a night class in web design at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. The associate described Rodman as “all over the place,” adding that she once spoke about enrolling in a master’s degree program for international studies (it is unclear, however, whether Rodman attended college). A freelance artist told TSG that he was stiffed on a final project for Rodman’s firm and that she “just disappeared from sight” when he sought to track her down for payment.
Rodman secured the web address for the Haley Heston site in October 2010, registering the url anonymously through a Singapore domain trust. The site went live later that month and included photos, profiles, and rate sheets for the company’s initial collection of escorts, including Rodman. “All Escorts are personal friends of Haley Heston's and elect to advertise on the most prestigeous escort site serving las vegas,” the site assured prospective johns.
In early-2011, Rodman posed for a series of racy photos that appeared on the web site of Haute Shots, a Las Vegas business specializing in “boudoir photography.” A caption accompanying the pictures (one of which is NSFW) notes that, “Ms. R is one of those feline-like females who just oozes sex appeal.” A Haute Shots representative declined a TSG request to publish one of the photos, since “The model release that we have for Ms. Rodman would not enable us permission to allow publication outside of our own marketing purpose.”
At the point the Haley Heston web site was taken down, about 30 hookers were featured on it. Their individual rates were no less than $500 an hour, with some commanding five figures for 24-hour “dates.” Favor Hamilton charged $600 per hour and became so popular that she was the third-ranked Las Vegas escort according to TER reviewers.
If law enforcement decides to examine Haley Heston’s cash-only operation, agents will face the difficult task of conducting a forensic review of Rodman’s finances (and perhaps those of escorts like Favor Hamilton). Though tedious and time consuming, following the money is central to building cases against escort firms (see: Spitzer, Eliot).
In late-November, the operator of a large Las Vegas escort service was indicted on federal charges for allegedly laundering $2.4 million in illicit proceeds. The case was brought by a task force headed by Internal Revenue Service agents and, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal, “is thought to be the first in a crackdown on the lucrative escort service business, long regarded as a haven for prostitution on the Strip.”
While it is difficult to estimate how much money the Haley Heston service banked during the past two-plus years, a clue might be contained in the finances of Artonauts, Rodman’s fine arts company. Though the firm has been dormant for two years, it maintains a web site and remains “active,” according to Nevada state records.
A recent report on Artonauts by Dun & Bradstreet, the business information firm, estimated that the company’s “annual sales” were $670,000 and that it had 10 employees. D&B gathers financial information from a variety of sources, including “direct investigations and interviews with the company principals.”
Incorporation records also show that, two months after Haley Heston’s launch, Rodman formed Theys Consulting, LLC (she is listed in state records as the firm’s registered agent and manager). Perhaps these were the shadowy “theys” to which a panicky Rodman referred when last speaking with a TSG reporter. (6 pages)