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May 23, 2000
Re Jody "Babydol" Gibson's sentencing hearing, where Judge Lloyd M. Nash described the convicted madam or her case as "tragic and pathetic" (May 16): What is truly pathetic is the district attorney's and court's sanctioned suppression of evidence of both the Beverly Hills detective who shielded her from prosecution while carrying on an affair with her and Gibson's 400 "customers" who are in fact "criminals"--that is if you believe that Gibson's victimless conduct is criminal. What is tragic is that the taxpayers have to pay not only this trial but approximately $75,000 for her three years in jail.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2007 | Chuck Philips and Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writers
A convicted Hollywood madam has been subpoenaed to testify at the murder trial of Phil Spector, signaling a possible shift in tactics by the defense, which had promised not to "besmirch" slain actress Lana Clarkson. Defense attorneys told the jury during opening statements last month that they planned to rely on forensics science to show that Clarkson shot herself four years ago in Spector's Alhambra mansion.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In secretly recorded conversations, Jody Babydol Gibson outlined the inner workings of her escort service and boasted of the intelligent and sophisticated women working for her, including "television stars" and a former beauty queen, according to evidence at her pimping trial Monday. "I'm looking for girls who aren't the hard-core porno type," said LAPD Det. Raz Kertenian, who had posed as a customer calling the California Dreamin' escort service, on the tapes.
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July 16, 2002 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the world last saw Jody "Babydol" Gibson, the aspiring pop star was headed to prison, a consequence of her secret sideline: running an international call-girl ring that catered to the rich and famous. Now, fresh from 22 months behind bars, she's coming at Hollywood in a new way, with a "Babydol" movie for television, a late-night talk show in development and, although she doesn't yet have a publisher, she's writing a book about her secret life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2007 | Chuck Philips and Peter Y. Hong, Times Staff Writers
A convicted Hollywood madam has been subpoenaed to testify at the murder trial of Phil Spector, signaling a possible shift in tactics by the defense, which had promised not to "besmirch" slain actress Lana Clarkson. Defense attorneys told the jury during opening statements last month that they planned to rely on forensics science to show that Clarkson shot herself four years ago in Spector's Alhambra mansion.
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July 16, 2002 | ROBERT W. WELKOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the world last saw Jody "Babydol" Gibson, the aspiring pop star was headed to prison, a consequence of her secret sideline: running an international call-girl ring that catered to the rich and famous. Now, fresh from 22 months behind bars, she's coming at Hollywood in a new way, with a "Babydol" movie for television, a late-night talk show in development and, although she doesn't yet have a publisher, she's writing a book about her secret life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2008 | STEVE LOPEZ
Midafternoon on a workday, and what am I doing? Surfing the Internet for hookers. But it's not what it sounds like, I swear. The Eliot Spitzer scandal back East made me wonder how a lonely politician might get into trouble here in the land of milk and honey. So I'm with the vice squad at a downtown Los Angeles police station, tracking suspicious ads on Craigslist and other websites. Yes, Craigslist, which offers much more these days than used sofas and 1997 Subarus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1999
Despite a spirited defense, alleged high-priced madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson will have to face trial on charges of pimping and pandering, a judge ruled Wednesday. During the hearing, which stretched over a month, prosecutors relied chiefly on the testimony of two undercover officers, one of whom posed as a client and one as a prostitute, to show that Gibson was running an illegal escort service called California Dreamin'. Defense lawyer Gerald Scotti complained that Deputy Dist. Atty. Richard F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1999 | EVELYN LARRUBIA
Despite a spirited defense, alleged high-priced madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson will have to face trial on charges of pimping and pandering, a judge ruled Wednesday. During the hearing, which stretched over a month, prosecutors relied principally on the testimony of two undercover officers, one of whom had posed as a client and one as a prostitute, to show that Gibson was running an illegal escort service called California Dreamin'. Defense lawyer Gerald Scotti complained that Deputy Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2007 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
When Hollywood madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson was busted eight years ago, word that police had seized her list of celebrity clients stirred intense curiosity in Hollywood -- and not a little worry. The much-anticipated disclosure of famous names never occurred, however. The evidence presented to the jury that convicted Gibson in 2000 of operating an international prostitution ring included phone books and other records in which, prosecutors said, she listed her customers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2000
Re Jody "Babydol" Gibson's sentencing hearing, where Judge Lloyd M. Nash described the convicted madam or her case as "tragic and pathetic" (May 16): What is truly pathetic is the district attorney's and court's sanctioned suppression of evidence of both the Beverly Hills detective who shielded her from prosecution while carrying on an affair with her and Gibson's 400 "customers" who are in fact "criminals"--that is if you believe that Gibson's victimless conduct is criminal. What is tragic is that the taxpayers have to pay not only this trial but approximately $75,000 for her three years in jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2000 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In secretly recorded conversations, Jody Babydol Gibson outlined the inner workings of her escort service and boasted of the intelligent and sophisticated women working for her, including "television stars" and a former beauty queen, according to evidence at her pimping trial Monday. "I'm looking for girls who aren't the hard-core porno type," said LAPD Det. Raz Kertenian, who had posed as a customer calling the California Dreamin' escort service, on the tapes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000
Re " 'Babydol' Convicted on Three Counts Involving International Call Girl Ring," April 8: I am appalled at the conspiracy of the judge, the prosecuting attorney, the police and the jurors in committing Jody "Babydol" Gibson to eight years in prison for pimping, while her customers go scot-free or not even mentioned (April 8). Why aren't they being tried too? No one was injured, no one was robbed, no one was deceived, no minors were involved. How is it that in these mutually agreed transactions, only she is guilty of criminal conduct?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 2000
The attorney representing Jody "Babydol" Gibson failed in his attempt Tuesday to have Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti removed from prosecuting her pandering case on the grounds that Garcetti had received campaign contributions from two of Gibson's "johns."
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