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Liberace’s former lover finds home at brothel

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The New York Times

Scott Thorson, Liberace’s former lover, served time at the Washoe County jail.

Liberace’s ex-lover Scott Thorson has a new place to call home: the Bunny Ranch brothel outside of Reno, where owner Dennis Hof recently bailed him out of jail and hired him as a personal assistant.

Thorson, who was charged with several counts of burglary after allegedly using another person’s credit cards in February, was incarcerated for several months in the Washoe County jail, as he was unable to post $125,000 bail.

According to a press release, Hof watched an HBO film based off the life of Liberace before discovering that Thorson was imprisoned in Reno. Hof arranged the bail, hired a defense attorney to represent Thorson and had him moved into his personal residence at the brothel.

Thorson moved in with Liberace as a teenager in the late 1970s, where the two spent several years as a couple. Since the entertainer’s death in 1987, Thorson has battled drug addiction, several stints in prison and colon cancer.

Thorson’s trial date is set for July 3, according to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office.

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