Skip to comments.Director Tamahori Agrees to Plea Deal(moonlights as transvestite prostitute)
Posted on 02/24/2006 11:50:27 AM PST by freepatriot32
LOS ANGELES - Film director Lee Tamahori pleaded no contest to criminal trespass in return for two prostitution charges against him being dropped, authorities said Thursday.
The plea deal stemmed from Tamahori's Jan. 8 arrest for allegedly soliciting an undercover police officer in Hollywood and offering to perform a sex act for money.
The two dropped charges, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan, were misdemeanor counts of solicitation and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution.
Tamahori, who was not present at the hearing in Superior Court, was placed on three years probation, ordered to attend an AIDS education course and perform 15 days of community service for the Hollywood Beautification Project, Mateljan said.
He will not be able to loiter, congregate in alleys or accept rides with the intent to engage in prostitution, the spokesman said.
At the time of his arrest, the 55-year-old director wore an off-the-shoulder dress and black wig, and allegedly approached the officer and got into his car, Mateljan said.
"We're pleased with the outcome, he's pleased with the outcome, and he's back at work" directing, Tamahori's attorney, Mark Geragos, said.
The New Zealand native's directing credits include Pierce Brosnan's 2002 James Bond film "Die Another Day," last year's "xXx: State of the Union" and 1994's "Once Were Warriors."
Tamahori is set to direct Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore in "Next," a sci-fi thriller based on Philip Dick's "The Golden Man," Variety reported Thursday.
Oh come on now. Who HASN'T done this?
More like Tama-whore-i.
And someone would wanna have sex with THAT?:0
Looks more like 75. Pervert.
A "too gross to contemplate" ping...'specially after seeing his picture.
Well, given his directing credits, he wasn't doing this for the money. Sick.
Well...no gerbils were involved so I guess it's cool.
Maybe he was the cross-dressing hooker Eddie Murphy was giving a ride to when he was busted ...
There was a post a while ago with info from a former gay guy. He said it's a real meat market and can be pretty lonely for older guys.