The television soap opera Guiding Light recently aired its final episode after running a glorious 72 years. But, as normally is the case, when one show leaves, something is always right there waiting in the wings to fill the entertainment vacuum. Sporting a similar theme on a variation, there is the inimitable Heidi Fleiss. Although she’s not 72 yet – she only looks that old – hardly a day goes by when one drama is replaced with yet another surrounding Fleiss’ colorful and checkered life in and around Sin City- the city’s monicker and her lifelong passion, no matter how it is packaged.
For today’s update Las Vegas Backstage Access learns that the former “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss’ Las Vegas dog grooming business has been shut down by a judge as part of a civil lawsuit, just two days after she was sentenced to three years probation on felony drug charges.
Fleiss’ Dirty Dog salon had been open only three days when Clark County District Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez ordered it closed last Thursday.
The ruling was in response to a motion filed by Jeffery Marvian, who claims his estranged wife conspired to sell the business to Fleiss in violation of the couple’s ongoing divorce action.
Marvian’s attorney, Shelley Lubritz, apparently has the smoking gun: She said she recorded a conversation in which her client’s wife, Nickol Marvian, admitted selling the business to Fleiss and porn star Kendra Jade Rossi behind Jeffery Marvian’s back.
Lubritz said the Marvians took out a $60,000 second mortgage on their home to start the shop, so they both have an interest in the business.
Gonzalez ordered Dirty Dog to remain closed until a Sept. 30 hearing that could determine whether Fleiss will be allowed to reopen the salon.
Fleiss on Friday denied any involvement in a conspiracy and said she is confident the business will be allowed to reopen.
“I’ll just have to tell my side to the judge,” she told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “I already had a sign made up that says I’ll be open on the first (of October). On the first, I’m offering free self-washes to anyone who comes in.”
Last Tuesday, Fleiss was placed on probation for three years stemming from her arrest in the rural Nevada town of Parhrump where she lives. Fleiss pleaded guilty to unlawful use of methamphetamine and possession of the painkiller hydrocodone without a prescription.