The Bunny Ranch is a legal brothel in Carson City.
Hof, who stars on HBO's "Cathouse" reality series, said in a weekend news release he was shocked to discover Thorson, 54, had been incarcerated in a Reno jail since February because he was unable to post his bail. Thorson , who pleaded guilty to burglary and the use of personal identification of another person, is scheduled to be sentenced next month.
Hof said he put up the bail for Thorson and arranged for defense attorney David Houston to represent him. Hof said Thorson is staying at his private residence, which is adjacent to the Bunny Ranch just outside of Reno.
Thorson will be working as Hof's personal assistant while undergoing treatment for colon cancer and rehabilitation for drug addiction.
Liberace died of AIDS in 1987. He was 67.