Known as the “Hollywood Madam,” she managed an upscale prostitution ring that catered to the rich and famous. She made more than a million dollars in her first four months of business, and once wrote in Yale Law School’s Legal Affairs publication that she could make up to $97,000 a night in commissions from her prostitutes.
But her high-flying life didn’t last.
In 1993, she was arrested on multiple charges, including pandering. (Her 1994 conviction for pandering was later overturned.) When details about her “black book” of clients emerged,