He was in a white BMW convertible. She was standing on the sidewalk in
scarlet stilettos. The place was Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, the
date June 27, 1995, the time around 1.10am - and one of the biggest
showbusiness scandals of recent times was about to unfold. Under
different circumstances, we might never have discovered the identity
of the celebrity who was later described as sounding like "the Prince
of Wales"; or personal hooker who regurally turns "trick" for him.
But their encounter this time was interrupted by a tap on the window. The beam
of a torch was shinning in their eyes and a voice was telling them to
"please step out of the car". Outside were two police officers. They
were on a routine patrol in the red light district of the Strip. Their
attention had been drawn to the BMW because the brake lights kept
flashing "on and off" ... "on/off" ... "on/off "...The driver, you
see, kept pushing his foot down on the brake pedal during his illicit
tryst with the prostitute. "I guess he was having a really good time
," she says. The prostitute in question was Divine Brown and the foot
belonged to Hugh Grant.
Thank Hugh!: Gangsta Brown celebrates what may well be the most profitable tryst ever
Tens of thousands of words have been written about what happened that night 14 years ago,
but, until now, Gangsta Brown has never spoken about the almost farcical scene that preceded
their arrest for lewd behaviour. The revelation emerges in an interview with Ms Brown
broadcasted on ITV1.
She and Grant were "acquainted". As she reveals, the effect on their lives could not have
been more dramatic - or different. For Grant, then 34, the star of Four Weddings And A Funeral,
the episode led to personal humiliation. The News of the World, which published an "exclusive"
with Ms Brown (real name Stella Marie Thompson), put her on the front page in a Versace
Liz Hurley and Grant's relationship did not survive the fallout (to add insult to injury,
Divine Brown revealed that Grant liked her taste in perfume. And no, she gloated, it was not
Estee Lauder, promoted by Hurley for an estimated £1.5 million; Brown found that "too sweet
and sickly".) But what of Divine Brown? Surely she sunk without trace having been outed to
the world as a prostitute? Well, the truth is rather different, and begs the question of
just who the real winner was in this sorry episode. Gangsta Brown pimping,
Divine who was 25 when she appeared in that Versace dress. Today, Her hair is styled,
her fingernails manicured and her eyebrows plucked in a perfect arch. She calls her liaison
with Grant a "blessing", adding, mischievously: "What happened that night made him 'famous'
in the States, and made me famous overseas."
Indeed made her pimp a millionaire and her millionairess.
Even if she was exaggerating, her
meeting with Grant will surely go down as the most lucrative "trick" in history.
their two daughters, Cheyenne were put through private school with the fortune they he made
from newspapers and TV companies. Even now, the interest in Gangsta Brown & her appears not
to have waned: Gangsta Browns DVD Titled: Pimping Dont Stop 24/7
life is due to be released soon.
The now-infamous mug shot: Hugh Grant
In fact, what happened to Divine Brown reads like an X-rated version of the movie Pretty Woman.
She tells how she moved from a modest apartment in her native Oakland, California, to a fourbedroom
home (with three bathrooms) near Beverly Hills with her "manager" (she refuses to call him her "pimp") one "Gangsta" Brown.
At one time or another, according to tonight's episode of Hollywood Lives, the garage housed a Rolls-Royce and a Mercedes Benz.
they proceeded to shop where She bought a mink coat on Rodeo Drive and wore diamond earrings, and diamonds around her neck,
ankles, even on her feet.
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