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According to a former Hollywood madam, Ben Affleck and Bruce Willis have more in common than mediocre acting skills and starring roles in Armageddon.
In her new autobiography, Secrets of a Hollywood Super Madam, due in stores on Thursday, Jody "Babydol" Gibson alleges that both Affleck and Willis were patrons of her call-girl service before she was arrested eight years ago.
On a promotional Website for the book, Gibson claims to reveal the details of Affleck's "steamy night with a hot blonde" as well as a "wild time" involving Willis.
"This book is about my life servicing the rich and famous…and their sex, sex, sex!" Gibson writes in the introduction to her memoir, available on supermadamsecrets.com.
Other household names Gibson alleges were on her list of clients include Jim Belushi, Gary Busey, former Dodgers manager Tom Lasorda, the late movie producer Don Simpson and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.
While lawyers for Willis, Lasorda and Simpson have denied their clients ever had anything to do with Gibson, Jones has conceded he may have used her service.
"It's possible," he told the Los Angeles Times. "I crossed paths with her back then. She was a madam, but if I remember right, she wanted to be a singer in a band."
Gibson, who used the name "Sasha" in her role as a madam, started her California Dreamin' escort service in 1986 while trying to launch her career as a pop star.
By the time she was arrested in 1999, she had expanded her business to 16 states and Europe, and was charging customers between $500 and $3,000 for personal encounters with the more than 300 women she employed, among them porn stars and models.
She was convicted in April 2000 of running an international prostitution ring and served 22 months in Chowchilla, one of California's toughest prisons, where she suffered a fractured skull after being beaten by fellow inmates.
Though prosecutors presented Gibson's seized phone books and payment logs as evidence during her trial, the names of her more than 1,000 clients were initially blacked out in publicly available court records, much to the frustration of the press.
At the time, sources close to the investigation speculated that the client list was being suppressed by the prosecution as a means of protecting several prominent political supporters of Gil Garcetti, then the Los Angeles district attorney.
The court records were later unsealed after Gibson's final appeal was rejected. According to the Los Angeles Times, two of the men listed in Gibson's records—Maurice Marciano, founder of Guess? Inc. and Steven Roth, producer of Last Action Hero—made generous contributions to Garcetti's failed campaign for reelection in 2000.
Marciano told the Times he "couldn't imagine how [his] name got mixed up in this," while Roth hung up when reached for comment.
Meanwhile, Garcetti, now head of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission, told the Times he had "absolutely zero recall of this case."
Since her 2002 release from prison, Gibson has continued her efforts to break into the entertainment industry, launching a clothing line and shopping the film rights to her life story. She was also profiled in a 2003 episode of E! Entertainment's The High Price of Fame. (E! Entertainment and E! Online are divisions of E! Networks.)