Madam 'Babydol' book of 'tricks' revealed
By Stone Martindale Feb 27, 2007, 17:56 GMT
02/20/2007 - Bruce Willis - denies Babydol\'s claims © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi
Some people keep really good records, and if you are fond of visiting prostitutes, either use an alias, wear a mask or hope the attending Madam isn't a detail oriented note taker.
Madam Jody 'Babydol' Gibson's list of alleged clients includes many men, like Tommy Lasorda and Bruce Willis. They both are strongly denying using her services.
The Los Angeles Times has blown open the story of the Madam with profile johns. The LAT reports Madam "Babydol" was arrested eight years ago, and the net result was Los Angeles police had "seized" her little black book of "do tell..."
According to the LAT, disclosure of the alleged guilty never happened until now. The LAT reports the identities of the johns have entered the public domain.
In "Secrets of a Hollywood SuperMadam," an autobiography due in bookstores Thursday, Gibson lists two dozen celebrities she claims were paying customers for her call-girl service.
The Los Angeles Times reports that many of the names "also appear in her phone books, a payment log and other records from the case that have been unsealed by Los Angeles Superior Court and can now be viewed in unredacted form."
According to the LAT, Gibson listed "actor Bruce Willis; former Dodgers Manager Tom Lasorda; Steve Jones, the Sex Pistols guitarist and KDLE-FM (103.1) radio jock; and the late film producer Don Simpson, among others."
Willis and Lasorda have denied this, and through their lawyers state that they never used Gibson's service and had no idea why their names appeared in her records.
They accused Gibson of salacious lies to promote book sales.
"I have never heard of this woman and don't know why she would accuse me of something like this," Lasorda said in a statement issued by his attorney, Tony Capozzola. "But if she prints these lies, I intend to sue," according to the LAT.
Willis' attorney, Marty Singer, said: "The story is a complete fabrication. [Willis] doesn't know this woman. He's never even spoken to her."
Jones is less threatened. "It's possible," he said to the LAT. "I crossed paths with her back then. She was a madam, but if I remember right, she wanted to be a singer in a band."
The Los Angeles Times states "there is no independent evidence" that the alleged customers listed actually did use her "service."
The Times did some digging and revealed one alleged john, a political figure whose name appears in the registry as Ben Barnes, a former lieutenant governor of Texas.
The Los Angeles Times reached Barnes by calling the cellphone number listed beside his name in Gibson's records. "I have never met or talked to this broad in my entire life," Barnes said. He said he could not explain why his cellphone number was in her files.
Gibson's "California Dreamin' " prostitution ring, according to the Los Angeles Times, operated in 16 states and in Europe, employed porn stars and models, and charged as much as $3,000 a session, according to recorded trial testimony.
When the Madam's trial was in play, the district attorney's office successfully fought efforts by The Los Angeles Times and other news organizations to obtain an unredacted version.
Checking court files last week, a diligent LAT reporter found that court officials had unsealed the records once Gibson's legal appeals were exhausted.
Gibson's alleged secret trick files included men who were major contributors to the then Los Angeles D.A., Gil Garcetti's 2000 reelection effort: Maurice Marciano, founder of Guess Inc.; and Steven Roth, producer of "Last Action Hero."
"This is beyond belief," Marciano said to the Los Angeles Times. "I can't imagine how my name got mixed up in this. Who is she? That's a very gutsy lie for someone to tell, don't you think?"
A Los Angeles Times reporter rang producer Roth by calling a cellphone number in the trick book. The LAT reporter told Roth how and where they got his number, Roth said, "Is that right?" and actually hung up on the reporter.
Garcetti now claims "absolutely zero recall of this case."
Gibson served 22 months in the Central California Women's Facility at Chowchilla, a maximum-security prison where she claims assault by another inmate. She was released in 2002, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Her autobiography is published by Corona Books.