Odom Paid $75K for 'Girlfriend Experience'

Prognosis is very bleak, sources say
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2015 4:04 AM CDT
Updated Oct 16, 2015 6:32 AM CDT
Odom Paid $75K for 'Girlfriend Experience'
In this Nov. 7, 2001, photo, then-LA Clipper Lamar Odom reacts during a news conference in Los Angeles where he admitted using marijuana.   (AP Photo/Kim D. Johnson, File)

As Lamar Odom lies in a hospital fighting for his life, his bill from the brothel where he was found unconscious in a VIP suite is being closely scrutinized. His tab came to $75,000, which paid for round-the-clock attention from two women, Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof tells NBC News. He says the "girlfriend experience" Odom paid for included things like going out to dinner with the women and that the NBA star had planned to extend his stay. The brothel owner says Odom's estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian, has asked him to stop speaking to the press, but he has refused. "I know what happened," he tells the AP. "I'm the one protecting my business and telling the truth about it."

Odom is on life support in a Las Vegas hospital and there are conflicting reports about his current condition. A source tells ESPN that Odom has made a small amount of progress, while TMZ's sources say he's in "dire straits," because not only has there been no improvement at all, doctors believe he has suffered a loss of brain function and will have no hope of leading a normal life even if he survives. TMZ reports that the apparent combination of cocaine and a large number of dodgy "herbal Viagra" pills did serious damage, and the Kardashians have flown in specialists from Los Angeles. (In encouraging news, Odom may have squeezed Kim's hand.)

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