Tuesday, September 13, 2011
'King of all Pimps' tells achey-shaky tale of Billy Ray Cyrus
Maybe he has an achey, breaky brain.
Self-styled "King of All Pimps" Jason Itzler -- newly busted on his latest round of escort service charges -- insisted in a bizarre court appearance today that he'd procured a female "companion" for a strung-out-on-heroin Billy Ray Cyrus at the Trump International Hotel this summer.
The kooky account of a drugged-drenched ho-down -- which four law-enforcement sources told The Post was an utter hallucination -- came as a Manhattan judge suggested Itzler have his head examined and ordered him held on $200,000 bail.
"I sent a companion, a non-sexual companion -- a baby sitter, not a prostitute -- to Billy Ray Cyrus, who was staying at the Trump International Hotel," announced in court, when allowed to make a statement
"He made it clear he was not interested in sex," Itzler said of the country singer, who skyrocketed to fame 20 years ago with the hit, "Achey Breakey Heart."
"They decided in front of me to get and use heroin for the first time in their life. He wanted to die!" Itzler claimed.
"This is Miley Cyrus's father, by the way," Itzler added.
The Clown Pimp claimed to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Farber that he is a victim of a conspiracy by the Bloomberg administration and the Disney company to suppress the so-called celebrity overdose.
But the account is beyond achey-shakey, said lead prosecutor Eugene Hurley.
"Billy Ray Cyrus has nothing to do with this," said the prosecutor.
"He'll be happy to hear that," said the judge.
Law enforcement sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Itzler was indeed involved in an overdose and prostitution "incident" at the Trump International Hotel -- but with a "john" who only looked like Billy Ray Cyrus.
"It's a mistaken identity," said one source. "There was an incident that was the genesis of this investigation, but Billy Ray Cyrus was not involved -- not even as a sound track."
Itzler also claimed credit for getting Love Gov Eliot Spitzer removed from office -- insisting Spitzer had been a former client of his. Then he interrupted his own rant a couple of times to use an asthma inhaler, complaining that he was just rattled by the prosecutor, who he called a "monster."
The prosecutor, in turn, had some choice words for Itzler.
"The defendant is a notorious pimp," Hurley told the judge in asking for high bail. "He calls himself the king of all pimps. He has "King Pimp" tattooed on his arm. He's been on television talking about being a pimp."
Itzler, who has served time for ecstasy smuggling and for his 2007 conviction for running the NY Confidential escort agency downtown, is now charged with running his latest company, Rockstar Models & Party Girls, as a Manhattan-based ring that on at least three occasions sent drugs and hookers to the Trump International Hotel.
The investigation, conducted by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and the NYPD Organized Crime Investigation Division, has ensnared Itzler using multiple cooperators, recorded conversations and other surveillance, the prosecutor said.
Itzler is back in court Oct. 18; his lawyer, Kevin Canfield, said he may seek a psychiatric defense. "There's a lot of celebrity clients, but I can't say who they are," Canfield quipped.