Heidi Fleiss to open Nevada 'Stud Farm'
PAHRUMP, Nev., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Former "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss has left Los Angeles to run "Heidi's Stud Farm" -- Nevada's first brothel for women.
"Heidi's Stud Farm" outside Pahrump in Nye County, Nev., will charge women $250 an hour for the services of male prostitutes.
"Women are more independent these days; they make more money and it's hard to meet people," Fleiss told The Los Angeles Times Wednesday as she packed her bags for Nevada.
"You wouldn't believe the number of women who've told me, 'Heidi, if you do this, I'll be the first one in line!' I mean, relationships are harder than dieting, you know what I mean?"
Fleiss served 21 months in prison in the late 1990s for money laundering, pandering and tax evasion -- charges stemming from her prostitution business catering to Hollywood's elite.
Her latest -- and legal -- venture is with Joe Richards, who has owned Nevada brothels for 30 years.
Airline bumps lawyer, he bumps back
NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A New York judge has ordered Continental Airlines to pay Thatcher Stone $4,000 for bumping him and his daughter from their booked flight.
The incident last year ruined their Christmas ski vacation in Colorado, he said. To make matters worse, their luggage went on even though they didn't.
Stone, it turns out, is an aviation lawyer and when Continental offered him a small amount, and as he put it, got his dander up, he took the matter to court.
"Most people don't know their rights," Stone told the New York Post. "I did."
Judge Diane Lebedeff noted that an estimated 900,000 passengers are "bumped" every year, and 36,000 refuse compensation offered by the airlines and are entitled to sue.
Harassment claim over strip club visit
SYDNEY, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- An Australian woman has filed a sexual harassment suit after she was forced to go to a sex shop and strip club as part of a business dinner.
Fiona Landreth has since quit her job with Finsbury Print and is seeking $50,000 in compensation through her complaint to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the Sydney Daily Telegraph reported.
Landreth, 30, said she attended a business dinner with officials from her company's Adelaide office and was told her performance review the next day would depend on "how much fun we have tonight," the complaint said. She was asked to invite a "good looking" female client to accompany them, the complaint alleges.
The complaint said one of the men handed Landreth an application to become a stripper and told her to fill it out.
County offers smokers 'cold turkey' idea
PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- One Illinois county invited citizens to stop smoking, in exchange for a "cold turkey" sandwich, at least for Thursday's Great American Smokeout.
The Perry County Health Department went in with Subway restaurants in Du Quoin and Pinckneyville to offer a sandwich for an open pack of cigarettes, hoping to get some to quit all together.
In addition to the cold turkey sandwich promotion, the health department staged "Crush the Addiction" programs in which elementary school kids tossed giant, fake cigarettes into the back of a trash truck where there were crushed.