Pregnant Former Star of HBO's 'Cathouse' Victim of Oklahoma City House Fire
By Rusty Surette, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The owner of an infamous brothel said one of the women killed in a house fire earlier this week was a pregnant reality television star from Moore who worked at a legal prostitution house in Nevada.
The owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Dennis Hof, said Brooke Phillips, 21, died in the blaze that's been ruled as arson by Oklahoma City police and firefighters.
Phillips, who was known on the HBO series "Cathouse" as Hayden Brooks, was a fan favorite on the show that features prostitutes who work at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel based in Carson City, Nevada.
"Everybody loved her, everybody. I got almost 500 emails after the show that just aired about Brooke," Hof said.
Hof said Phillips started working at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch about two years ago until she discovered she was pregnant.
"She was the life of the party," Hof said. "The last time I talked to her was 10 days ago. She had moved back to Moore to be with her family after finding out she was pregnant. She was happy and having fun and planning things and wanted to get a new place, a bigger place."
A few days after that conversation, Phillips and three others were killed in Monday's fatal fire. Her co-star, Cami Parker, said the news has stunned everyone back at the ranch.
"I didn't know what to think. I was in shock. I was like, 'No, no, no. This is a mistake. There's no way,'" Parker said. "She was my scrabble buddy. We all miss her very much."
Described as energetic, fun and outgoing, no one knows why anyone would want to harm Phillips. Hof said out of all of the girls he works with, she was one of the "good ones."
"She was never into drugs and never drank much, maybe a drink once in a while, but in the two years I knew her, no drugs at all. I would have known it," Hof said.
Hof said to his knowledge, the only trouble Phillips had in Oklahoma was with her ex-boyfriend, which he said was the reason she moved to the Moonlite Bunny Ranch. He also said no one knows who the father was of Phillips' baby.
Hof also said he and the rest of the girls are planning to come to Oklahoma to pay their final respects to Phillips. In the meantime he said the star's untimely death is a tragic reality that's just now starting to sink in.
Oklahoma City police have not publicly identified the victims, and so far no arrests have been made.
There has been a special phone line set up specifically for tips regarding the homicides relating to the house fire. Anyone with information regarding this case should call (405) 297-1200. The new phone line will be manned, but if nobody answers, callers should leave a voicemail, as the line will be checked for messages regularly. This phone line is only for tips regarding this case. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
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