Hollywood Madam will have to make do without Iron Mike
Heidi Fleiss, 39, aka the Hollywood Madam, who made a name for herself providing booty to some of Tinseltownâ€™s richest and most powerful men, has done a lot of bouncing around since she got busted in the mid-1990s, her call girl service was shutdown, and she was incarcerated for 21 months in 1997 for pandering, money laundering and tax evasion.
But the indefatigable Heidi was able to parlay that infamy into worldwide celebrity and has used her notoriety to open a boutique called Hollywood Madam, create her own website, publish books (â€œThe Playerâ€™s Handbookâ€? and her memoir â€œPanderingâ€?), develop a line of provocative lingerie, etc. But Fleissâ€™ latest venture, called Heidiâ€™s Stud Farm, has raised a lot of eyebrows, not least because she claimed to have enlisted the talents of former heavyweight champion of the world and all-around bad boy Mike Tyson.
According to her website, Heidiâ€™s Stud Farm is described as â€œThe first luxury brothel where women can pick and choose the man of their dreams.â€? Newsweek writes that Heidiâ€™s Stud Farm, located 80 miles northwest of Las Vegas, will be a â€œ$1.5 million sexual fantasyland,â€? a â€œpleasure palaceâ€¦ shaped like a castle, with a marble-floored great room, a spa, a sex-toy shop and secluded bungalows where 20 Casanovas will spend quality time with the clientele (at $250 an hour).â€?
While some are welcoming Heidiâ€™s proposal with open arms â€“ she has a â€œsix-figure deal with HBO to let a film crew document the brothel's birth" â€“ others are not so sure. â€œHeidi Fleiss scares the hell out of me," said George Flint, lobbyist for the Nevada Brothel Association. "Our industry is not so firm, so to speak, that we need to flirt with some secondary activity that could bring down the whole house of cardsâ€¦ She may bring enough publicity to cause a problem for the industry," to which Fleiss replied, â€œWhat's good for the goose should be good for the gander.â€?
But gooses and ganders aside, Mike Tyson heard the rumors about his being a workhorse at Heidiâ€™s Stud Farm, read some of what was printed and attributed to his name (â€œI donâ€™t care what any man says, itâ€™s every manâ€™s dream to please every woman â€¦ and get paid for itâ€?), and says itâ€™s all a load of bunk.
"I am not working with Heidi Fleiss nor have anything to do with her new business,â€? said Tyson according to TysonTalk.com. â€œThere is no truth to these rumors.â€? Tyson's agent, Harlan J. Werner, warned that he will take legal action if they continue to use Mike's name without his permission, which is not to say Heidiâ€™s Stud Farm wonâ€™t be really big when it opens to the public, be it with or without the services of Mike Tyson. Read more at the BLOG
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