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August 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Jessica Hahn has been subpoenaed and granted limited immunity to testify before a grand jury about the money she received after a sexual encounter with TV evangelist Jim Bakker, her attorney said today. Attorney Dominic Barbara said Hahn was served two days ago with a subpoena to appear Sept. 21 before a federal grand jury in Charlotte, N.C. He said he expects to request a postponement until October, after Hahn's story appears in Playboy magazine.
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March 30, 1992 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Turning the Tables: The HBO comedy series "Dream On" is planning to return with new episodes in June, starting with a one-hour installment in which the main character, played by Brian Benben, sleeps with the wife (Teri Garr) of a political candidate (George Hamilton) and then is confronted by reporters delving into his private life. The reporters will be portrayed by three women who have some familiarity with the subject: Jessica Hahn, Gennifer Flowers and Rita Jenrette.
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NEWS
January 20, 1992 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I never wanted to see her again. It had been four years since my last meeting with Jessica Hahn, and the encounter had left me vaguely depressed. I had grown impatient with the dramatic entrances, the breathless admissions, the sudden, teary outbursts of a woman writing, producing and starring in her own soap opera. Maybe it was just curiosity that made me call her last month, or maybe I'm a little wiser now, a little less judgmental.
NEWS
January 20, 1992 | JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
I never wanted to see her again. It had been four years since my last meeting with Jessica Hahn, and the encounter had left me vaguely depressed. I had grown impatient with the dramatic entrances, the breathless admissions, the sudden, teary outbursts of a woman writing, producing and starring in her own soap opera. Maybe it was just curiosity that made me call her last month, or maybe I'm a little wiser now, a little less judgmental.
NEWS
July 23, 1987 | Associated Press
Jessica Hahn will tell the story of her sexual encounter with Jim Bakker, an incident that precipitated the PTL ministry scandal, to Playboy magazine, her attorney said Wednesday. Attorney Dominic Barbara said the full story of the encounter and PTL's efforts to keep it quiet have not been told. Publication is planned for November. The amount of the payment to Hahn was not disclosed.
NEWS
March 27, 1989 | From Times wire services
Eugene Profeta, the minister Jessica Hahn turned to for solace after her sexual encounter with television evangelist Jim Bakker, got a six-month jail sentence today in a tax evasion case she helped put together. Hahn was Profeta's one-time church secretary whose sexual encounter with Bakker toppled his PTL ministry. She helped state investigators put together the case against her former boss after being promised immunity from prosecution. She said she also had an affair with Profeta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1988
Jessica Hahn, whose sexual encounter with Jim Bakker led to the TV preacher's downfall, said Monday that her life has been threatened and "important papers" linked to investigations of the PTL ministry have been stolen from her apartment. The theft occurred after she moved from her West Babylon, N.Y.
NEWS
September 30, 1987 | United Press International
Jessica Hahn said she took an AIDS test after she shared food with her "good friend" Liberace, who died early this year of AIDS-related complications, a published report said today. The one-time church secretary, who made headlines with a topless Playboy picture spread and an article claiming she was forced to have sex with TV evangelist James Bakker, told the Daily News she took the blood test in November, 1986, because she ate food from Liberace's plate.
NEWS
July 20, 1987 | Associated Press
Tammy Faye Bakker says Jessica Hahn "knew exactly what she was doing" when she traveled to Florida in 1980 for the fateful meeting with Jim Bakker that eventually led to the PTL scandal. Tammy Bakker, who with her husband is battling to regain control of the PTL ministry they left after reports of Jim Bakker's tryst with Hahn broke, had harsh words for the former church secretary in an interview published in Sunday's editions of the San Francisco Examiner.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 30, 1988 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
Dubious local listeners are already calling it "Bimbo Radio." "I'm a little nervous," Jessica Hahn whispered into the microphone at 5:31 a.m. Monday over KOY-FM (95.5). Thus began the broadcast career of the 29-year-old former Long Island church secretary, nude Playboy magazine model and one-night consort of ex-PTL televangelist Jim Bakker.
NEWS
December 6, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Charlotte, N. C., returned indictments against two more former associates of the defunct PTL television ministry. Sam Johnson, who was minister at PTL's Heritage Village Church, was charged with 12 counts of perjury for his testimony to a special grand jury about a cash payment to former church secretary Jessica Hahn.
NEWS
November 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
Patrons doled out $10 to see Jessica Hahn at a Canadian nude-dancing club, and all she did was talk. Many of the 75 people who attended the show at the Million Dollar Saloon in this city across the Detroit River from Detroit said they felt tricked. "It's true that you're seeing me, but I'm not taking my clothes off," said Hahn, the former church secretary whose sexual encounter with television evangelist Jim Bakker spurred his downfall.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 9, 1989 | JEFF KAYE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jessica Hahn, the living link between Jim Bakker and Sam Kinison, is standing onstage in the Park Plaza Hotel ballroom, a hairy crowd of leathered headbangers seated in the bleachers on her right. A more subdued, straight-looking crowd--William Morris agents and the like--are seated to her left. A microphone is in her hand, a pit of mud at her feet. "Slipping and sliding for She-Rok," Hahn yells, "is Quisha."
NEWS
September 15, 1989
Jim Bakker authorized the $265,000 payoff in PTL funds to Jessica Hahn to keep her quiet about their sexual tryst, Bakker's former top executive testified in court. Richard Dortch, former PTL executive vice president, told U.S. District Court jurors at Bakker's fraud and conspiracy trial in Charlotte, N.C., that he told Bakker about calls from Hahn threatening a lawsuit over a 1980 sexual encounter she had had with Bakker in a Florida hotel room.
NEWS
March 27, 1989 | From Times wire services
Eugene Profeta, the minister Jessica Hahn turned to for solace after her sexual encounter with television evangelist Jim Bakker, got a six-month jail sentence today in a tax evasion case she helped put together. Hahn was Profeta's one-time church secretary whose sexual encounter with Bakker toppled his PTL ministry. She helped state investigators put together the case against her former boss after being promised immunity from prosecution. She said she also had an affair with Profeta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1988 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Jessica Hahn tugged at her white leather miniskirt, something she says she picked up on Rodeo Drive, fussed with her flowing brown hair and checked her makeup one last time. "Bill, tell me, do I look all right?" she asked nervously. She was about to face a horde of mostly drooling young men lined up to get her autograph at the custom car and hot rod show Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. "Bill" was Bill Farley of Playboy Enterprises Inc., a friend who had come to help.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1989 | KEVIN BRASS
Jessica Hahn was named "Theologian of the Year" last week by Fundamentalists Anonymous, a satirical El Cajon-based group, which might have explained the line of people near the "Lords of Limo" display Sunday at the 35th annual San Diego Car Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Hahn, the woman who brought a new meaning to the term church secretary, was on hand to sign autographs and help patrons with any spiritual problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
An unrestrained Jessica Hahn opened fire on Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker during a live radio call-in program Thursday in Charlotte. N.C., the Bakker's back yard. Hahn, 28, a former Long Island, N.Y., church secretary, had a one-time sexual tryst with Jim Bakker that ultimately led to the collapse of his television ministry.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1989 | KEVIN BRASS
Jessica Hahn was named "Theologian of the Year" last week by Fundamentalists Anonymous, a satirical El Cajon-based group, which might have explained the line of people near the "Lords of Limo" display Sunday at the 35th annual San Diego Car Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Hahn, the woman who brought a new meaning to the term church secretary, was on hand to sign autographs and help patrons with any spiritual problems.
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