Lamar Odom paid $75,000 for room, board and babes at the Love Ranch, according to the brothel’s owner — and had planned on more than a week of round-the-clock debauchery. He also may have also paid with his life.
Two days after a catastrophic overdose ended the ex-Lakers star’s visit to the Nevada cathouse, multiple insiders were reporting Thursday that Odom had been declared clinically brain dead in his hospital bed in Vegas, according to Page Six.
“He has no brain activity,” Radar Online quoted one insider saying. Another said, “He is brain dead. The tests showed no function.”
On Thursday, Entertainment Tonight reported that Odom’s family had been given a “glimmer of hope” when his eyes fluttered and he squeezed former sister-in-law Kim Kardashian West’s hand at the hospital Wednesday night. But TMZ says that the squeeze may have been an involuntary motion and that it was ex Khloe’s hand he touched.
Sources told the gossip site that doctors are beginning to lose hope for Odom, since the more time he spends in a coma, the less likely he is to come out and recover.
Other gossip sites report that Khloe Kardashian, who remains legally married to Odom, despite filing for divorce in 2013, hasn’t left his side at the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Her model sister Kendall is flying from London to be with her.
Kris Jenner and her daughters Kourtney and Kylie along with Kim were seen arriving at the hospital together on Thursday, and left a few hours later, boarding a private jet out of town. The women looked somber, wearing black and sunglasses, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
The Kardashians reportedly plan to fly back to Las Vegas to spend more time with Odom. Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant and the Rev. Jesse Jackson also visited Odom.
Meanwhile, Love Ranch owner Dennis Hof had his own take on a request for media silence from Kardashian’s publicist.
“They asked me not to talk to the media,” the celebrity brothel owner told the New York Daily News. “I told her to pass on a message: Go to hell.”
Hof questioned the sincerity of Kardashian, who rushed to Odom’s bedside after he was placed on life support.
“If she really cared about this man, he wouldn’t be at my place with my girls,” said Hof, whose own reality show about the sex business airs on HBO.
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— Wire report
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