Cops Name Model in Brothel Bust
Swedish bombshell operating as 'house mother' at NY strip club
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2008 11:48 AM CDT
Police contend that the club was flagrantly allowing visitors buy more than a lap dance, and that Johansson admitted knowledge of such activity to undercover cops.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – NYPD vice unit cops have busted 23-year-old model Sabrina Johansson for allegedly helping run a brothel out of an upscale Manhattan strip club, the New York Daily News reports. Police claim Johansson, who has appeared in an Avril Lavigne music video as well as on the Tyra Banks Show, was collecting nightly fees from the club’s dancers.

Police contend that the club was flagrantly allowing visitors to buy more than a lap dance, and that Johansson admitted knowledge of such activity to undercover cops. The club’s owner, a lawyer currently charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering, denied all allegations: "I'm just flabbergasted," he said. "The Hot Lap Dance Club is one of the cleanest clubs around."