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Director Tamahori Agrees to Plea Deal(moonlights as transvestite prostitute)
http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 2 24 06 | SOLVEJ SCHOU

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: agrees; as; deal; director; hollywoodpinglist; intouchwithfemmeside; losangeles; moonlights; plea; prostitute; tamahori; to; transvestite

1 posted on 02/24/2006 11:50:30 AM PST by freepatriot32
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To: freepatriot32

typical Hollyweird


2 posted on 02/24/2006 11:51:37 AM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: freepatriot32

3 posted on 02/24/2006 11:58:47 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: freepatriot32

Oh come on now. Who HASN'T done this?


4 posted on 02/24/2006 12:00:43 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi!)
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To: freepatriot32

More like Tama-whore-i.


5 posted on 02/24/2006 12:01:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: freepatriot32
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.

Ewww.

6 posted on 02/24/2006 12:08:09 PM PST by colorado tanker (We need more "chicken-bleep Democrats" in the Senate!)
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To: martin_fierro

And someone would wanna have sex with THAT?:0


7 posted on 02/24/2006 12:08:15 PM PST by kaktuskid
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To: kaktuskid
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Or so I'm told.

8 posted on 02/24/2006 12:09:42 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: colorado tanker
the 55-year-old director

Looks more like 75. Pervert.

9 posted on 02/24/2006 12:51:14 PM PST by stinkerpot65
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To: The KG9 Kid

LOL!!!


10 posted on 02/24/2006 12:54:21 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Junior

A "too gross to contemplate" ping...'specially after seeing his picture.


11 posted on 02/24/2006 12:55:49 PM PST by cjshapi
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To: stinkerpot65
Pervert

Well, given his directing credits, he wasn't doing this for the money. Sick.

12 posted on 02/24/2006 1:00:02 PM PST by colorado tanker (We need more "chicken-bleep Democrats" in the Senate!)
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To: freepatriot32

Well...no gerbils were involved so I guess it's cool.


13 posted on 02/24/2006 1:05:05 PM PST by BJClinton (I'm on my 6th pot of coffee in 36 hours.)
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To: freepatriot32

Maybe he was the cross-dressing hooker Eddie Murphy was giving a ride to when he was busted ...


14 posted on 02/24/2006 1:11:34 PM PST by IronJack
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To: colorado tanker
"Well, given his directing credits, he wasn't doing this for the money. Sick."

He was having to sell himself because no one wanted him for free...
15 posted on 02/24/2006 4:23:13 PM PST by the lone wolf (Good Luck, and watch out for stobor.)
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To: the lone wolf

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.


16 posted on 02/24/2006 4:29:15 PM PST by colorado tanker (We need more "chicken-bleep Democrats" in the Senate!)
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