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ii i: quent and adventurous sex romps with the cop "all over the Beverly Hills Police Department" (including the gym and the stairwell) are true. The manuscript also claims Gibson used the detective's own cellular phone to book gigs for her girls while she rode with him while he was on call. Worse, the manuscript claims that over the years, Gibson's alleged lover shielded her from prosecution when she was under investigation by LAPD (at least three times since 1992, according to one published report), especially dur- ing the fallout following the 1993 arrest of Heidi Fleiss by a joint LAPD-BHPD team. It was only after their affair fizzled in 1997, Gibson claims, that her infor- mal immunity evaporated as well and she finally became susceptible to prose- cution. Controversy ensued when a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed that LAPD detectives claimed they only had knowledge of six existing pages, in which the relationship with the BHPD cop was only hinted at and could con- ceivably have been construed to be a "working" relationship in which she pro- t| The manuscript claims that over the years, Gibson's alleged lover shielded her from prosecution when she was under investigation by LAPD, especially during the fallout following the 1993 arrest of Heidi Fleiss by a joint LAPD-BHPD team. vided information in exchange for immunity. But Gerald Scotti, Gibson's attor- ney, reportedly came into possession of a seventh page, in which the more dam- aging revelations areitetailed, during the discovery phase of Gibson's trial meaning it came from the D.A.'s office. Much as LAPD had ignored going after the "johns" listed in the "little black book" used at Gibson's trial, the department didn't launch any investigation into her supposed affair. BHPD officials did not even learn about the allegations until September 1999, after they were contacted by an investigative reporter from the Los Angeles 7rnes. An internal investigation was launched immedi- ately. Police officials said the investigation is still ongoing but, because it is cur- rently an internal employee matter and not a criminal investigation, the depart- ment is prohibited by law from commenting on it. (And just to illustrate how small a town Beverly Hills is, in issue #27 "Sour Notes and Shakedowns" we explained how the BHPD recently arrested music promoter Joe lsgro, the owner of Babydol's record label and the notorious sub- ject of payola investigations in the late "80s and early "90s, for allegedly oper- ating a weekend loan sharking operation at Le Grand Passage on Cation Drive.) The big question is obvious: Can anything written by Jody Gibson, a convict- ed madam and relentless self=promoter who can't even be counted on to accu- rately report her own age, be believed? Certainly anything she says--particu- larly in a proposal for what purports to be an openly scandalous and sexy tell- all book one assumes she wanted to sell well--has to be considered suspect at best. NOT ONE, BUT SEVERAL OFFICER RENDEVOUS Still, if the claims prove to be true, Babydol's Sugar Daddy wouldn't be the first bad apple to crop up within the otherwise well-regarded ranks of BHPD and have sordid sexual allegations leveled against him. In 1991 a former patrol officer who had been fired in ! 978 was sentenced to 36 years in prison for stalk- ing and raping an 1 I-year-old girl at knifepoint in Orange County. In 1995, a ten-tear veteran officer resigned after receiving five years probation for the molestation of two underage male prostitutes. In 1996, another veteran BHPD officer faced felony assault charges after his girlfriend, an exotic dancer and admitted drug addict, alleged that the officer physically assaulted her, held her hostage, threatened her at gunpoint and did drugs with her. Next to those charges, I'affaire Babydol sounds almost as innocuous as the lady's pseudonym--but BHPD will certainly take any officer misconduct very seriously. What remains to be seen is what happens if this particular Babydoi starts talking. DO YOU THINK A BHPD OFFICER WAS ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED WITH BABYDOL ? Send us an e-mail at editor@bhweekly.com WARNER BUSINESS PRODUCTS IS THE ONE STOP SOURCE FOR ALL OF YOUR OFFICE SUPPLY NEEDS!! OFFICE SUPPLIES & FURNITURE o COMPUTER SUPPLIES & FURNITURE , TONER SUPPLIES FOR ALL MACHINES o SHIPPING SUPPLIES . JANITORIAL SUPPLIES . CUSTOM STAMPS & SIGNS WE WILL MEET" OR BEAT OUR COMPETITOR'S PRICES SERVING CALIFORNIA SINCE 1984 (Free delivery with $30.00 minimum order) CALL TOLL FREE (888)440-6655 for a free catalog or for more information Mention this ad to receive an additional 10% off your already discounted prices. April 27-May 3, 2000 11