It has emerged that the former madam, who claims to have provided girls to professional golfer Tiger Woods, was made to return clothes and jewellery worth up to $10,000.
Michelle Braun and her girlfriends are said to have gone on a wild shopping spree at a South Beach hotel store, and then billed the lot to sports agent Jeff Rubin’s room.
“Michelle and one of her model girlfriends, C.J. Gibson, were guests of Rubin,” the New York Post quoted a source as saying.
“They must have thought his room was comped and everything was free because they spent a lot of time shopping in the W store buying everything in sight -- bikinis, dresses, little tight skirts, jewellery, lingerie -- and charged everything to his room.
“When Rubin went to check out, he found he had $10,000 in charges and flipped out. The girls were ordered to either pay for their stuff or return it.
“Michelle was seen doing the walk of shame back to the store with a small portion of the purchases. She said Jeff’s assistant was out rounding up the rest and was bringing it all back with a stop at the dry cleaners,” the source stated.
Braun, who confirmed she and Gibson spent time at the W with Rubin, whom she described as her friend and business partner, blames the other girls for the shopping spree.
“There were a couple of girls, friends of C.J.’s, staying at his suite who took advantage.
“I was shocked when I saw the bill, so I got some clothes and a couple of bags back as a favour to him . . . Jeff wasn’t upset at all. It was me who forced them to return the items,” she added.
Rubin, who specializes in wealth management for NFL players, said in a statement via Braun, “It was just a misunderstanding. Everything’s fine.”