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Tommy Lasorda Won't Sue The Hollywood Madam Who Claims She Provided Working Gals For Him
Today was D-Day in the long and storied public life of Tommy Lasorda.
Today was the day he promised that he would sue Jody "Babydol" Gibson, the convicted Hollywood Madam, if she went through with publishing her tell-all book where she had a full chapter about the former Dodger great, as well as many other chapters containing the sexual details of other famous Hollywood movers and shakers.
"I have never heard of this woman and don't know why she would accuse me of something like this," Lasorda said in a statement issued by his attorney, Tony Capozzola that was reported in the LA Times on Tuesday. "But if she prints these lies, I intend to sue."
However in today's Times, Lasorda reportedly said yesterday that although he still denies utilizing prostitutes through a madam, he now probably won't sue.
How does that make any sense? Tommy has bled Dodger blue since it changed over from Dodger black-and-white. In many ways he Is the Dodgers, and even to this African-American blogger, Tommy is as much an iconic Dodger figure as Jackie Robinson.
Could it be that Lasorda and his lawyers read through the chapter about him and thought that the allegations weren't that bad? Here's what Sports by Brooks posted yesterday that claims to be excerpts from the book "Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam":
Lasorda: "I’m interested in spending some time with someone." Sasha/Gibson: "Sounds fine. Have you had a chance to look at my California Dreamin’ website? Perhaps there’s someone there you like?"
Lasorda: "Actually, I have. There’s a pretty blonde on there I’d like to meet. #6."
Sasha/Gibson: "She’s a sweetie. Her name is Nanna. She’s Swedish, about 5’6’’, nice perky 34b, slim and terrific company. Perhaps you can tell me what you’re looking for? Anything in particular I should know?"
I had to ask the standard question.
Lasorda: "Actually, Sash, I’d like to have some porn for me to watch while she sucks my (expletive). I’m into watching two gals together in a movie. Can she have that there?"
I started a file on Tommy and began to make the pertinent notes.
"Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam" is currently unavailable at Skylight Books, Book Soup and Vroman's, although still available through Amazon and via the author's website which also allows one to download individual chapters for just $3 a chapter.