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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986 | Heidi Evans
Richard (Roman) Eshun, the escort service operator who failed to show up for his jury trial Wednesday, walked into Orange County Superior Court on Friday morning, apparently confused about which day he was supposed to appear. Eshun, 36, was arrested last October by Anaheim police for allegedly running a prostitution operation. He was subsequently charged with 10 felony counts of pimping and pandering in connection with operating Great Company Escorts.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2008 | Jeff Weiss
IT'S Bun B's 35th birthday and he says he isn't doing anything to celebrate. The Houston rap legend has a rare day off at home before heading to Oklahoma for the next leg of the promotional tour he's been doing with Zune. It's all building up to the release of his second solo record, "II Trill" (out May 20 on Jive), his first to be released after the December death of his longtime partner in UGK, Pimp C.
NEWS
February 3, 1987 | Associated Press
Runaways trying to phone a Times Square shelter probably found themselves talking to a pimp who had rerouted the calls to him at a bus station as a way to recruit young prostitutes, shelter officials said today. "We have no way of knowing how many kids called that number and got picked up" in the three weeks before the scam was detected, said the Rev. Bruce Ritter, director of Covenant House, which puts up about 200 young people each night.
NEWS
May 29, 1995 | Reuters
An ex-prostitute will make French legal history today by demanding in court that her two-timing pimp-lover return $124,000 in earnings that she handed over to him. Lawyers say the case is the first of its kind to be tried in France. Former prostitute Marie Antonello, 27, said Lounis Bouhi had been her lover and had told her the money was in savings.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 2000 | ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Anaheim pimp convicted for kidnapping a prostitute, then killing her by setting a car afire should die for his crimes, a jury found Friday. Gary "Dragon" Brents, 38, was convicted last month of the assault, kidnapping and first-degree murder of 25-year-old Kelly Ann Gordon in October 1995. Brents, who had nine prior felony convictions in Los Angeles County and a history of violence, was eligible for the death penalty because he killed Gordon after kidnapping her, said Deputy District Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1988
A pimp who was tried four times before he was convicted of killing another pimp following an argument over a prostitute was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in state prison. Lamaar Lane's first three murder trials ended in mistrials when jurors deadlocked on the charges. The Hollywood man's fourth trial, however, resulted in a conviction when a Superior Court jury found him guilty last month of one count of voluntary manslaughter, Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Gordon said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Five people have been charged in Riverside County with kidnapping an 18-year-old woman from Compton for purposes of pimping and human trafficking, authorities said Wednesday. The woman was snatched from Compton either Thursday or Friday and allegedly sexual assaulted by two of the suspects, officials said. But she was able to escape Friday from a Moreno Valley Best Western motel, where she had been taken to work as a prostitute, prosecutors said. Riverside County's Anti-Human Trafficking Task force was able to swoop into the motel Friday and arrest five suspects.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
TORONTO--It's been a long time since Woody Allen acted in a film he didn't direct. It's probably even longer - as in never - since he's played a pimp. The 76-year-old bespectacled one will do just that in “Fading Gigolo,” a movie conceived and written by John Turturro. Turturro will direct and - of course - play the hooker. The johns? Those would be Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis and Sharon Stone. There are plenty of highly touted Hollywood movies at the Toronto International Film Festival playing to the eager masses and media.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Attention all polarizing twentysomething pop stars: When you name-drop your inspirations, don't always expect them to respond with a thank you. Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O'Connor, who is no stranger to controversy herself, wasn't quite on board with Miley Cyrus name-dropping her in a recent interview. During an interview for her recent Rolling Stone cover story, Cyrus said she drew inspiration from O'Connor's iconic video for “Nothing Compares 2 U” for her latest single “Wrecking Ball.” Now the two clips bare a few similarities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 20, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A suspected pimp and one of his recruiters are scheduled to be in court Friday morning on charges of trafficking a 16-year-old girl, pimping a minor and a host of other alleged sexual crimes. Eugene Miller, 30, of San Diego is accused by the Orange County district attorney's office of being a "pimp/modern-day slave owner," while Ivylynn Renee Reid, 20, is accused of working for him as a prostitute and recruiting other women to engage in commercial sex for Miller, according to a news release.
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