Heidi Fleiss is ready to clean all of the skeletons out of her closet. In doing so, she’s also about to fire up decades-old unholy mother lode of gossip and intrigue. The infamous “Hollywood Madam” recently announced that she is preparing to auction off her “little black book” on eBay, a volume that purportedly lists the names of her clients when she ran with the rich and famous back in the early 1990s. Included in the book — 28 pages encased in a red Gucci planner, according to TMZ — are the names of actors, musicians, athletes, politicians, and others who were once patrons of the madam’s illegal endeavor.
Fleiss recently revealed her plans for her “black book” to journalist Larry King, stating that she’ll sell it via eBay in the near future with a starting bid of $100,000.
“These are the richest people on earth that I’m dealing with… They’ll pay $3 million on a hand of blackjack and have five hands going.”
Celebrity gossip overlord Perez Hilton suggests that Heidi Fleiss may have been inspired by the recent Ashley Madison hack, noting that Fleiss has always withheld the identities of her former clients. Actor Charlie Sheen was the only celebrity to get fingered in the midst of Heidi’s downfall in 1993, as Fleiss was in possession of personal checks bearing Sheen’s name on them at the time of her arrest.
After Fleiss was jailed for running a prostitution ring and ultimately convicted, she served 20 months of a 37-month prison sentence. After her release, Fleiss was placed in a halfway house and completed community service as a condition of her post-release supervision.
Heidi Fleiss returned to the public eye in 2009 when she appeared on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, seeking treatment for methamphetamine and prescription drug addiction. In 2010, Heidi Fleiss garnered a spot on Celebrity Big Brother, but her time on the show was short-lived as she was the second cast member evicted for the season. She also contemplated opening a legal brothel in Nevada but those plans never materialized.
Feeding the hype regarding the forthcoming auction, Heidi Fleiss will reveal one “big” name from the book each day for 10 days beginning September 20.
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