Kari Ann Peniche made headlines last week (ends21Aug09) when footage of her frolicking naked with the acting couple at their home leaked online - and now there's even more scandal coming her way.
Country star McCready, who shared a room with Peniche on Celebrity Rehab, has revealed the brunette beauty once told her about her sordid past.
McCready, tells the New York Daily News, "Did she say she'd been a madam? She sure did."
Her claims are echoed by author Mark Ebner, who alleges Peniche told him she "subcontracted" for madam Michelle (Nici) Braun. Braun pleaded guilty to money laundering and prostitution earlier this year (09).
Ebner says, "Kari Ann said that, unlike Nici, she'd only take 40 per cent of what a girl brought in."
McCready's accusations have also been backed up by bodyguard Joey Gonzalez, who claims Peniche attempted to hire him during her alleged time as a sex worker.
Gonzalez adds, "Kari Ann wanted to hire me to follow a girl who worked for her - who she said was skimming (stealing) money and stealing clients. I declined. But she bragged about how her girls could make $15,000 (GBP10,000) a month. She introduced me to one girl who told me she'd just gotten a boob job Kari Ann had paid for."
Peniche and her manager, David Weintraub, have declined to comment on any of the charges. Weintraub adds, "I don't know her whole past."
Peniche, who was briefly engaged to pop star Aaron Carter, recently insisted she is not part of the police investigation into alleged possible illegal activity surrounding the leak of the Rebecca Gayheart / Eric Dane naked romp tape, stating, "Nobody raided my house; I haven’t had any contact with LAPD."
Alleged video footage of Tom Cruise's sermons on Scientology is poised for the Internet, according to the man who claims to be in possession of the tapes.
Investigative journalist Mark Ebner is helping to post over two hours of film showing Cruise preaching to Scientology followers, some of which appeared on the Web on Sunday before suddenly disappearing, reports the New York Daily News.
Ebner believes the posted footage--which reportedly appeared on gawker.com and huffingtonpost.com--was uploaded by a "consortium of church critics" who subsequently pulled it, fearing it was the property of the Church of Scientology.
However, he claims to be in ownership of reels of Cruise in action.
Ebner says, "It's the most unintentionally hilarious footage you've ever seen. It's better than Tom jumping on Oprah (Winfrey)'s couch."
Representatives for the War of the Worlds star have refused to comment on the reports.
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