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Dennis Hof Bio
Dennis Hof was born on 14th October 1946 and died on 16th October 2018 aged 72. He self-designated the “Trump from Pahrump,” was an American brothel owner, entrepreneur, restaurateur and star of the HBO series Cathouse. Hof was best known as the owner of seven legal brothels in Nevada.
|Dennis Hof Personal details|
|Dennis Hof Born||He was born on 14th October 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|Dennis Hof Died||October 16, 2018 (aged 72)|
|Dennis Hof Nationality||American|
|Dennis Hof Political party||Republican (since 2016)
|Dennis Hof Domestic partner||Heidi Fleiss|
|Dennis Hof Occupation||Brothel owner, television personality, restaurateur, politician|
|Dennis Hof Net Worth||$20 million at the time of his death|
Dennis Hof Career
The Moonlite Bunny Ranch
Hof started purchased and remodeled The Moonlite BunnyRanch in 1992, which was founded in 1955; he then bought a second brothel, Kitty’s, and renamed it The Love Ranch North. Hof purchased two additional brothels from longtime Nye County brothel proprietor Joe Richards: the Cherry Patch in Crystal, Nevada, renamed the Love Ranch Vegas, and the Cherry Patch II in Amargosa Valley, Nevada, renamed the Alien Cathouse. On September 8, 2018, it was announced that the Alien Cathouse was sold to business owner Raman Sharma.
Hof maintains a high profile to create publicity for his brothels. A gregarious man, Hof is the president of the Nevada Brothel Owners’ Association and its lobbyist; the Bunny Ranch is the closest brothel to the state capital, Carson City.
Hof also operates a website, and the “working girls” are encouraged to cultivate online relationships with both potential and past clients. He often appears on talk shows, which have included Oprah Winfrey, The Today Show, The View, Fox News, Howard Stern, & many others. Hof employs adult film stars, including Sunset Thomas, with whom he also had a romantic relationship. He has also given free offers to soldiers returning from duty.
In early 2009, due to the recession, State Senator Bob Coffin (D) had proposed legalizing prostitution statewide for tax purposes. Hof was prominently featured in some media reports saying he would expand into Las Vegas given the opportunity and was already eyeing some closed casinos as property. However, the Nevada lawmakers had refused to consider the proposal of statewide legal prostitution during that legislative session.
Dennis Hof TV Series
The HBO series Cathouse, which ran from 2002 to 2014 had the most significant boost to the Moonlite Bunny Ranch’s and Hof’s profiles. Two documentary series followed. In 2005 Cathouse: The Series premiered. Cathouse 2: Back in the Saddle resumed in 2007. Dennis Hof also was the producer of the Showtime series “Working Girls in Bed.”
Both featured a look at the inner workings of a legal house of prostitution as well as the life of a number of the working girls, borrowing some techniques from reality television, such as camera-only interviews and staged spontaneity.
Dennis Hof Sexual Assault Allegations
In 2016 a woman who had formerly worked for Hof, Jennifer O’Kane, publicly accused Hof of nonconsensual sexual contact, rape, sexual harassment, and having sex with his workers without a condom. She stated that Hof regularly gets away with the sexual abuse of his employees due to their status as sex workers and that she had reported the rape to the D.A.’s office in 2011, but nothing had been pursued. The accusations were similar to statements made in Hof’s memoir by former Hof employees Krissy Summers and Cami Parker, who noted abusive behavior and coerced sexual encounters in the brothel. A detective interviewed O’Kane regarding the accusations, but charges were not pursued as there were no other direct witnesses and Hof was running for political office at the time. Deputy District Attorney Katrina Samuels again declined to prosecute the case in 2018, stating that the statute of limitations had passed.
In December 2017 another former employee, Diana Grandmaison, reported a non-consensual sexual encounter with Hof to the same detective who had investigated the O’Kane case. Grandmaison stated that Hof regularly initiated such contacts with the young girls who worked for him and detailed other forms of work abuse. No further action was taken.
Dennis Hof Politics
Hof endorsed Ron Paul in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections. He was a member of the Libertarian Party from 2015 to 2016.
In December 2016, he became a “Trump Republican.”
In 2016 and 2018, he contested for a seat in the Nevada state legislature, the former as a Libertarian and the latter as a Republican; he lost the first race to James Oscarson but beat him in the GOP primary in 2018. He prevailed in the primary after Nye County officials attempted to remove Hof’s campaign signs. However, in an emergency motion before the Federal District of Nevada, Hof won in a First Amendment claim against the county. He was represented in that matter by First Amendment attorney, Marc Randazza.
Dennis Hof Personal life and Partner (Heidi Fleiss)
In the HBO Series, Cathouse: The Musical, Hof revealed that he only dates prostitutes. “I don’t date civilians (non-working girls).” The documentary series has shown several of his relationships with employees, most notably adult film star Sunset Thomas and Heidi Fleiss. In his memoir, Hof discloses a lack of interest in monogamy and details how every one of his relationships has broken up due to his infidelity.
Dennis Hof partner since 2009 was Heidi Fleiss, an American former madam, and also a columnist and television personality regularly featured in the 1990s in American media.
Dennis Hof Death and Cause
Hof died in his sleep at his Love Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, on 16th October 2018 (only two days after his 72nd birthday). Police did not suspect foul play at the time of his death, and no one who was with him the night before noticed any signs of ill health. Daily Mail reveals he had just had sex with one of his own prostitutes Dasha Dare. Hof’s friend found Ron Jeremy 72-year-old’s lifeless body on Tuesday at the Love Ranch South in Crystal, Nevada.
Cathouse the series HBO Promo
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— Chris (@cnote_vegas) October 16, 2018