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A Brief History of a Hollywood Madam: Nici’s Girls, Clients and the Sting that Stung Her

Transcontinental Madam Michelle Braun (mug-shotting above with ex-husband Farrell Kellener) had seen better days leading up to her ’07 cocaine bust in Boca. Around the turn of the century, she was reportedly enjoying a 60% commission off her free-spending list of rather obvious clients including: the ‘roid raging Jose Canseco, legendary lecher Charlie Sheen, Rick “Scum” Salomon, serious thespian Mickey Rourke, and talent manager Jeff Kwatinetz (who would shell out six-thousand shekels to dip his schmeckle in a former Playmate). Also, one of Braun’s former prosties who sub-contracted via a pimp she just settled a six-figure claim against reports that creepy magic guy David Blaine was a frequent Nici’s Girls client, and even lapsed Kabbalah enthusiast Courtney Love would often order up girls for threesomes with her boyfriend.
During her glory years, Braun boasted an unrivaled list of white slaves ripped from the pages of Playboy:
Nici’s Girls: Playmates Alexandria Karlsen, and Victoria Silvstedt.
Madam Braun has reportedly been under investigation since 2000, But she slipped up in 2007 when she electronically pimped out another Playmate to an undercover operative in Orange County for $15,000. Identified only by her initials in court documents, a source close to the investigation tells Hollywood, Interrupted that the harlot in question was none other than former Playboy Playmate, Carrie Stevens. And, from the looks of her specs, the undercover agent would have gotten his money’s worth.
However, Hollywood,Interrupted has learned that former Playmate Stevens claims she does not know Michelle Braun, and has never engaged in prostitution. Fair enough. Incoming e-mail messages now suggest that the hooker in question is Playmate of the Month for May 2002, Christi Shake. So many alleged Playmate prostitutes, so little time for Madam Michelle.
As previously reported, on May 11, Braun will be sentenced to a cushy 6 month stretch of luxury home arrest where she’ll no doubt be penning her tell-all book. But really…How much more is there to tell?
Nici’s Girls client/girl list (circa 1999) after the jump:


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27 Responses to “A Brief History of a Hollywood Madam: Nici’s Girls, Clients and the Sting that Stung Her”

  1. saw your comment on that philly blog about the hipster grifter… Get Kari out of jail here:

  2. Anonymous says:

    i hear that Christi Shake is the CS. be careful, there are other CS, such as Stevens, who are not going to tolerate being slandered in the press without suing.

  3. Mr Freeze says:

    Did the U.S. government say Michelle made $8.5 million last year alone or $8.5 million in 15 years?
    If it is the latter, they lack in basic arithmetic skills and understanding of human behavior (specifically greed).
    If they’re that simple, there may be no need to free Michelle.
    Example (overestimating tax and underestimating everything else)
    craigslist (for comparison)
    $250 x 2 sex/day x 5 days/week x 38 weeks = $95,000
    $95000 x 71 employees = $6,745,000
    $6,745,000 x 15 years = $101,175,000
    50% commission x $101,175,000 = $50,587,500
    50% tax x $50,587,500 = $25,293,750
    call girls
    $1500 x 1 sex/day x 2 days/week x 38 weeks = $114000
    $114000 x 71 employees = $8,094,000
    $8,094,000 x 15 years = $121,410,000
    50% commission x $121.410.000 = $60,705,000
    50% tax x $60,705,000 = $30,352,500

  4. Mr Freeze says:

    Blog article with pictures of Michelle Braun with Paris Hilton, Terence Howard and Mickey Rourke.

  5. Alexx Kidd says:

    oh wow, Patricia Ford was one of his girls too. I would have given my left pinky finger to bang her back in the day. Google her.

  6. kenny kenji gallo says:

    You only have part of the story. I am the one who brought down Michelle.

  7. evilive says:

    i was pretty shocked when i saw patricia ford’s name on that list…
    i met her in a mall in hawaii in 94, she was real sweetheart to me and asked me how i was doing in the navy…

  8. Anonymous says:

    First of all, this story is bs… Nicole Lenz was not in playboy until 2000 so how could she be on a list for this company as a playmate for sale in 1999? It seems to me who ever is publishing this so called client list for this weird madam lady is a liar and is trying to cause trouble for innocent people they must have some kind of personal vendetta against. Im sure there will be a lawsuit of some sort.

  9. Anonymous says:

    ?Ya where is Paris Hilton’s name? She is the most likely candidate to be affiliated with a madam

  10. Mark Ebner says:

    This just in via e-mail:
    I saw his comment on your blog where he said he was the one that brought
    Michelle down.
    He got arrested in FBI “Operation Thin Crust”. :)
    Kenny ‘Kenji’ Gallo is a fan of Kendra Jade Rossi on Facebook. Kendra
    Jade is mentioned elsewhere on the Internet as being one of Michelle
    Braun’s girls (see below). I read she got famous from pictures of her
    having sex with talk show host Jerry Springer.
    Lukas Rossi, Kendra Jade’s husband, was in a reality show band
    “Rockstar: Supernova” with Tommy Lee (friend of Michelle Braun as
    mentioned in the Rolling Stone article).
    Kenny Gallo is also a fan of Anna David on Facebook (maybe from her 2004
    story on Michelle Braun?).
    Someone mentioned a rumor that Michelle could be a partner in another
    escort business owned by someone named Lita (comment below).
    More porn star names from a 2006 ad on Luke Ford’s site
    (see below).
    “She has been sending high end call girls to NYC for over 10 years. They
    would make over 20k a night. She picked up the pieces when went down. She started send multiple girls to NYC on so
    called “Tours”.. She let the cocaine got to her head and she thought she
    would never go down…”
    “Jack Whalen said…
    20k for an over night was the norm. I was there many times when guys
    paid. Playboy Playmates made more, depends on the girl and the
    8:49 AM ”
    “Jack Whalen”
    peterjmilano (AOL)
    Posted by kendrajxxx Send Mail to kendrajxxx , 9/15/2006 2:33:56 AM
    (2409 reads)
    Hey boys,
    Kendra Jade here!! So i’m a little new at this , forgive me if i mess
    this up ..never posted here before …but I wanted to let you know that
    even though it’s been a while , I am back and BADDER than ever!! ;)
    This may be a very limited run for me , so make sure you act now !!You
    can book me through Bella Models beginning Sunday In Los Angeles !! and
    I will be touring for them in NYC really soon so yiou can check thier
    site for the dates…By the way , I have a feeling if you mention to
    them that you saw this post and have good reviews here , they’ll
    probably be willing to HOOK YOU UP!
    Cant wait to see you out there ! This is gonna be funnnnnnnn…
    *licking lips**
    xxx ooo xoxoxoxo
    (p.s. to see brand new pix , you can visit my site or
    Related Link: Bella Models , New Home to Kendra Jade !
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    1/03-1/10: Jenny Hendrix
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    1/10-1/15: Ariana Jollee
    1/16-1/22: Chasey Lain
    1/18-1/22: Venus
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    Los Angeles
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    We have a very special guest from our VIP portfolio visiting Los Angeles
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    We will be taking reservations for these models during AVN…
    Lanny Barbie
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    Ava Vincent
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    Plus several models from our VIP portfolio! For more information email
    See also : AVN Awards
    “She burst to prominence outside the adult-film industry after the early
    1998 publishing of pictures showing her engaged in sex with TV talk-show
    host Jerry Springer.”
    “Harvey Dent Says:
    May 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    Arabs? The plot thickens.
    I know the case of a SOSI activist who was ran out of LA by a wannabe
    Eddie Nash who is related to the Maloofs. And one of the Maloofs dated a
    Playboy whore who is rumored to be in the Bellamodels stable. Tina C………
    So that might explain things. Michie and maybe the Earl might be
    business rivals.”
    tylerdurden Says:
    “May 16, 2009 at 10:55 am
    Rumor is that MB owns part of Lita’s biz. MB posted on TER that she sold
    Lita the web site and the contact lists. Lourdes runs the PWs from
    Florida just like MB.”
    “Harvey Dent Says:
    August 22, 2008 at 10:37 am
    Is her husband cool with Kendra being advertised in Bellamodels and now
    in Hollywood Platinum web sites?
    A beard and a suitcase pimp. Nice.”

  11. Anonymous says:

    The list seems more like a wish list some names do not even have phone numbers. where is the recent one? Why would who ever wrote this article publish something from 10 years ago to go with with there story? pretty stupid

  12. Harvey Dent says:

    I know some of the girls involved in that scandal. One is a Playboy model, the other is a Porn chick.
    Please they have been pimping girls since 1999.
    Does the names Derek Hays, LA Direct and David Amos sound familiar? You should start there.
    BTW check out the documents of the David Amos murder investigation in the OC. Also check out the arrest of a former Playboy model in the OC. She claimed that she was being pimped by Derek Hays of porn “modeling” agency LA Direct.
    Derek Hays was a paid “consultant” to Michelle Braun.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Two words, Identity Theft

  14. Mark Ebner says:

    Just in via e-mail:
    Porn star Lexxi Tyler ( has her own escort
    business. Mary Carey (on site) is in pictures with her
    on her MySpace profile page.
    Lexxi Tyler was also on
    There are a few more escort businesses listed below. Lita Chase
    ( might be the “Lita” in the rumor mentioning that
    Michelle Braun might be a silent partner in her business.
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    23. “LA Direct Models does not do Escort bookings”
    In response to message #22
    LA Direct does not do escort bookings. However, many of the girls listed there do escort and it’s a great site to visit to “window shop” for talent.
    If you want to try to book a porn star escort (including someone on the
    LA Direct Web site), there are several places you can go:
    Pamela Peaks:
    Pam books for lots of girls. If someone you want to see is not on her
    Web site, ask her.
    Several other porn star girls both escort and book for their friends in
    the business:
    Lexxi Tyler:
    Lexxi books for lots of girls. See her MySpace page for some of her
    Demi Delia:
    Demi will also hook you up with other porn star girls. Email her.
    Lita Chase:
    Lita books for lots of girls. She is handling appointments for Brianna
    Banks who is coming to SF in a couple of weeks:
    Melanie books for Loni Mallory, Miko Lee, Raquel Devine and Kate Frost.
    All visit San Francisco regularly.
    Finally, there’s the old standby Body Miracle:

  15. Anonymous says:

    How did Nicole Marie Lenz get you to take her name off this list? Did she do the reverse hooker thrust and pay you? her name was just above Richard Salomon and her pic was among those of the playmates shown. Now that’s the power of the paid playmate pussy!!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    How did Nicole Marie Lenz get you to take her name off this list? Did she do the reverse hooker thrust and pay you? her name was just above Richard Salomon and her pic was among those of the playmates shown. Now that’s the power of the paid playmate pussy!!!

  17. Mr Freeze says:

    A couple of stories about Michelle Braun’s businesses that got deleted from
    Another from his site also not there anymore with a list of porn stars on another escort business.
    May 12th, 2009
    Are The Feds Investigating Porn Star Escorts?
    By MikeSouth
    This one has been whispered about for a long time and it isn’t unusual at all for the feds to take years to build a case and this time it certainly looks like the rumors have basis in fact.
    The Orange County Register has run a story that Michelle Braun, who ran Nici’s girls is about to change her not guilty plea and to co-operate with feds in the investigation.
    Couple this with the arrest about a month ago of Elizabeth Starr and another girl
    Starr indicated that her arrest was a joint effort between county and federal officials and that they knew who she was and even exactly what room she would be in at the hotel before she even checked in. She indicated that she was told that the feds were looking at travelling pornstars in particular and had operations going on in New York, Chicago, Detroit, Miami and other cities.
    Several sources have indicated that Derek and L.A Direct supplied porn girls to these “agencies”, a move that at the very least would cost him his agency license, though word is it’s going to be a lot bigger than that.
    Stay tuned….This one could get interesting.
    Hookers and Whatnot:
    I was checking out lukeisback today and I came across his blurb on, suppsedly being Nici of I went on over and had a look and what to my bloodshot eyes should appear? My former next door neighbor Alexa Lauren right there in the top spot. I took pics of her several years back that we sent to Penthouse and it got her a centerfold…30th Anniversary Pet of the Month Centerfold to be exact. She swore she would never do porn but I guess turning tricks ain’t the same…RIGHT…
    Anyways a few other notables on there
    Natalia Cruz aka Sophie Santi, Digital Playground’s newest contract girl…I guess they all follow Devon’s lead ( Devon is no longer with DP and hasn’t been on the payroll there for a couple of years)
    Vivid Girl Lanny Barbie and former Vivid Girls Kobe Tai, and Kelly Jaye are also up there.
    They Could have used the following girls…all info from :
    XXX Star 1 Hour 2 Hours 4 Hours 12 Hours 24 Hours
    Alexa Rae $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Alexandra Quinn $1,400 $2,650 $4,500 $10,000 $12,500
    Amber Lynn $2,000 $4,000 Call Call Call
    Angela D’ Angelo $1,500 $3,000 $5,000 $10,000 Call
    Angel Eye’s $1,500 $3,000 $5,000 Call Call
    Angelica Costello $1,300 $2,600 $3,900 $9,000 Call
    Angelica Sin $1,400 $2,650 Call Call Call
    Audree Jaymes $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    August $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Austin Kincaid $1,100 $2,200 Call Call Call
    Bridgette Kerkove $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Brittany Andrews $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    China Lee $1,400 $2,600 $4,000 Call Call
    CJ Bennett $800 $1,600 $2,400 Call Call
    Coral Sands $1,400 $2,800 $5,000 Call Call
    Danielle Diamond $1,150 $2,150 $3,600 $8,200 $14,000
    Elizabeth Starr $1000 $2,000 $2,750 $6,500 $11,500
    Gina De Palma $1000 $2,000 Call Call Call
    Heather Scott N/A $3,000 Call Call Call
    Jasmine St Claire Call Call Call Call Call
    Jennifer Steele $1,500 $3,000 $6,000 Call Call
    Jodie Moore $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    JR Carrington $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Kandi Cox $1,100 $2,050 $3,600 $8,200 $14,000
    Kathy Willets $1,200 $2,400 Call Call Call
    Kayla Kleevage $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Kayla Kupcakes $1,150 $2,300 $3,600 $8,200 $14,000
    Kianna $1,400 $2,800 $5,000 $10,000 $17,500
    LA LaMann $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Layla Jade $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Lena Ramon $1,200 $2,150 $3,750 Call Call
    Lene Hefner $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Lisa Lipps $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Lovette $1,400 $2,800 $5,000 $10,000 $17,500
    Melissa Wolf $1,500 $3,000 $5,000 Call Call
    Mercedes $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Mercedes Ashley $1,300 $2,600 Call Call Call
    Michele Raven $1,500 $3,000 $5,500 $11,000 $17,000
    Minka $1,500 $3,000 $5,500 $10,000 $17,500
    Nancy Vee $1000 $2,000 $2,750 $6,500 $11,500
    Nicol Sweet $1000 $2,000 $3,000 $6,500 $11,500
    Nikki Diamond $1,500 $2,750 Call Call Call
    Nina Dolci $1,500 $3,000 $5,000 Call Call
    Nina Hartley $1,700 $3,400 $5,500 Call Call
    Pamela Peaks $1,650 $3,150 $6,000 $18,000 Call
    Phyllisha Anne $1,500 $3,000 $5,000 Call Call
    Raylin $1,300 $2,600 Call Call Call
    Rebecca Bardoux $1,300 $2,600 $3,900 Call Call
    Rebecca Love $1,500 $3,000 Call Call Call
    Rubee Tuesday $1,100 $2,000 Call Call Call
    SamanthaSterlyng $1,200 $2,150 $3,750 Call Call
    SamanthaStJames $1,200 $2,400 $4,800 $9,000 $15,000
    Sammie Sparks $1000 $2,000 $2,750 $6,500 $11,500
    Sharon Wild $1,500 $3,000 $5,000 Call Call
    Sky Taylor $1,200 $2,400 $3,600 Call Call
    Sofia Staks $1,300 $2,600 Call Call Call
    Summer Storm $1,300 $2,600 $3,900 Call Call
    Teri Weigel $2,500 $5,000 Call Call Call
    Tawny Ocean $1,300 $2,600 Call Call Call
    Tracey Adams $1000 $2,000 $3,500 $6,500 $11,500
    Victoria Andrews $1,500 $3,000 $6,000 Call Call

  18. jim says:

    if you ever went to the bm site there were much more then pornstars
    I know for a fact there were more normal bikini models on there as well
    Miss Bethany Marie
    Brooke Banx
    Heidi Cortez
    jamie Morente
    nichole jackson
    sandee westgate
    The only women in this were pornstars and I think that is wrong!

  19. Ricky Bobby says:

    To the guy wondering why only porn stars are mentioned, the porn stars are a nice diversion for the “respectable” hookers like bikini models, fashion models, and TV and movie actresses.
    National media still are not covering the story. It is bad for business for everyone to know your favorite actresses are hookers and your favorite actors are johns.
    Even sleazy TMZ is not touching this story. They are owned by AOL which is owned by Time-Warner.
    An example of Time Magazine’s cross promotion is on the TMZ “About Us” page – “In 2006, Time magazine named TMZ one of the coolest websites.”.
    Time Magazine is the magazine whose Time Top 100 poll got hacked where “moot” of 4chan was put in the #1 spot. The first letter of each of the names of the top ranked people spells “Marble cake also the game” to prove they hacked the poll. Time magazine published the poll anyway knowing what happened and said “So what” when asked why they published it.
    Warner Brothers Entertainment, owned by Time-Warner, distributes movies. It is bad for business if everybody knows you distribute movies starring whores.
    It is also bad for the fashion industry if your clothes are being worn by hookers.
    Nobody should be surprised they are focusing on porn stars.

  20. Mark Ebner says:

    Just in via e-mail:
    Taren Cassidy is another one of Michelle Braun’s escorts and has several pictures of Michelle Braun and her other escorts on her MySpace page:
    She works for DC Pro Modeling which has several other women who worked for Michelle (e.g. Ericka
    Underwood, Nichole Jackson).
    Paris Hilton is also listed on their celebrity roster.
    Tina Jordan is some of the pictures with Farrell and Michelle that I sent links to in a previous email from Farrell’s Hooligans Comics MySpace pictures . She was one of Michelle Braun’s escorts.
    Tina Jordan and Nikki Sixx
    Lexxi Tyler is on Tina Jordan’s friends list.
    Tina Jordan is in a photo with some crazy person named Cheryl Shuman.
    “She used to be married to Fox News reporter, Phil Shuman. Phil hates her now too.
    Here’s one of the reasons she is online. She says in this video that she took $1,000,000 – a million dollars from some guy through a matchmaking service. She calls this kind of sucker “Angel Investors” as though it’s business. It ain’t business. She says, “he gave me a million dollars.” You could interpret that as meaning “I took a million dollars” or “I am willing to take a million dollars.” ”
    Despite being “terminally ill” a few years ago, she appears to still be alive ( ).
    Sunset Thomas has come out with a book:

  21. Mark Ebner says:

    Via email:
    More court documents are available in the Michelle Braun case.
    Some private investigator in the above blog entry comes to her rescue. What did Mighty Mouse say? Oh yeah, “Here I come to save the day!”.
    She violated numerous conditions of her release but is allowed to remain free until her sentencing on October 19, 2009 10:00am.
    Hurray for big tits.
    —End of Comments—

  22. Christi Shake is going to be in our next issue and she made
    no mention of her involvement with this to us in the article
    were going to run. Maybe we should do a follow up with
    her and ask.?

  23. Dirk Dastardly says:,0,5413622.story
    “The identities of Braun’s clientele have not been officially released, but according to a previous statement form Braun’s attorney, Marc Nurik, the client list seized from her cell phones and laptop include some well known celebrities and public figures.
    “Let’s just say you’d be shocked,” Nurik said. “They ranged from captains of industry, Hollywood types, sports figures and even people more influential.”"

  24. Anonymous says:

    Kai Powers
    We have a very special guest from our VIP portfolio visiting Los Angeles
    on 1/9 – 1/12. Email for more information.
    Las Vegas
    We will be taking reservations for these models during AVN…
    Lanny Barbie
    Chasey Lain
    Ariana Jollee
    Amber Easton
    Krystal Steal
    Dillan Lauren
    Kai Powers
    Linn Thomas
    Ava Vincent
    Brittany Andrews
    Puma Swede
    Brittney Skye
    Kelly Taylor
    Kendra Jade
    Monica Mayhem
    Sativa Rose
    Plus several models from our VIP portfolio! For more information email

  25. Darrah Ford says:

    Have you ever heard of former Miss California Carrie Prejean being an escort? The ex she claims released her now solo sex tape says he only met her once in San Diego two years ago for four days in a hotel room when she was Miss San Diego at the time. So I’m thinking escort! What do you think? Thank you!

  26. mark says:

    is there any truth to this rumor going around about ‘Hills’ star Heidi Montag working as a callgirl? No wonder she’s still at MTV…

    btw, did anybody see the ABC News reports on $cientology and Tommy Davis’s drama queen walkout?

  27. mark says:

    CONFRMED!: I just talked to a very important source (who I will not name) who told me that Heidi Montag did work as an escort before she was on MTV’s Laguna Beach in ’06

    currently, I’m doing some research on Vanessa Hudgens’s sordid past

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