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Kari Ann Peniche, nude video friend of Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart, may have been in sex for hire industry

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Tbd-kariannpeniche082509 Do you think Kari Ann Peniche, the third in the now-infamous hot tub trio video with Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart, is all kittens and rainbows? Not so, according to the New York Daily News, which says the former Miss Teen USA once was in the sex-for-hire business. We would have never guessed that from someone slated to be on Celebrity Rehab for sex addiction.

"Did she say she'd been a madam? She sure did," Rehab roomie Mindy McCready told the tab. That's something Peniche's bodyguard, Joey Gonzalez, corroborates.

"Kari Ann wanted to hire me to follow a girl who worked for her -- who she said was skimming money and stealing clients," Gonzalez said. "I declined. But she bragged about how her girls could make $15,000 a month. She introduced me to one girl who told me she'd just gotten a boob job Kari Ann had paid for."

And author Mark Ebner, who was the one who gave the hot tub video to Gawker.com, says Peniche admitted she would sometimes "subcontract" to madam Michelle "Nici" Braun, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to money laundering and prostitution, the paper says.

"Kari Ann said that, unlike Nici, she'd only take 40 percent of what a girl brought in," Ebner said. He added that Peniche said she also used to do the deed herself for money. The vide ended up with L.A. vice, who apparently have Peniche under surveillance.

This is a problem, because in the video it appears that Gayheart and Dane knew what Peniche did for a living at the time, with Gayheart even saying "we had to call one of your girls." The couple's attorney denies any sort of wrongdoing there, except we really can't take McSteamy's word on anythng now, can we?

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