Director Lee Tamahori Charged With Solicitation

by | February 2, 2006 | Comments

According to celeb-watching site, New Zealand-born director Lee Tamahori was arrested January 8 in Hollywood for solicitation of an undercover cop; furthermore, the "XXX: State of the Union" helmer allegedly offered his services while dressed in drag.

It sounds almost too crazy to be true, even in a city where last week Joaquin Phoenix flipped his car only to have notorious German director Werner Herzog come to his aid.

As reported in’s article, Tamahori "was allegedly dressed in drag, approached an undercover officer who was in his car, entered the vehicle and offered to perform a sex act for money." An apparently official Los Angeles County court document dated February 1 cites two misdemeanor charges for solicitation for prostitution and loitering with the intent to commit prostitution.

It remains to be seen if any additional media outlets will pick up and verify the bizarre and outlandish (even by Hollywood standards) story.

Tamahori has been relatively quiet since last spring’s "XXX" sequel; his next project, a futuristic sci-fi actioner titled, well, "Next," is set to star Nicolas Cage and Julianne Moore in an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story about a man with visions of the future who must evade authorities and win the love of his future baby’s momma.

In addition to these action flicks, Tamahori previously directed the Bond pic "Die Another Day," "Along Came A Spider," "The Edge," and "Mulholland Falls" but hasn’t had a fresh Tomatometer since his feature-film debut, "Once Were Warriors."

Tag Cloud

Universal History Superheroes Musical Sci-Fi Trailer psycho PaleyFest Winter TV Ghostbusters Comic Book Winners cops MSNBC Star Wars Polls and Games crime thriller thriller Hulu Country Fox News Best and Worst El Rey AMC Grammys 2015 zombie E! Certified Fresh ABC DC Comics Photos Freeform cinemax cooking TNT TruTV Starz X-Men FOX Amazon IFC Dark Horse Comics diversity LGBTQ TV Land BET Teen supernatural NYCC composers Lionsgate politics sitcom Emmys TLC police drama Toys Year in Review Kids & Family Watching Series Marathons Nominations CBS All Access PBS Star Trek TCM WGN FX Fantasy Syfy Rock Action CMT Countdown Comedy Central Cartoon Network vampires Lifetime TCA 2017 Masterpiece 24 frames discovery A&E Thanksgiving Pirates CNN Sundance TV Election Awards Showtime historical drama Biopics 2016 boxoffice ABC Family BBC America TIFF 2017 Calendar Martial Arts Nat Geo comiccon VH1 Rom-Com biography Opinion Premiere Dates Podcast Bravo CBS American Society of Cinematographers sports Logo serial killer Animation OWN docudrama Disney Channel Pop MTV Marvel USA Cosplay Tomatazos The Arrangement based on movie FXX Reality Competition Reality aliens Summer Schedule travel Horror APB President RT History Adult Swim Music Rocky Infographic GoT 007 crime Drama DirecTV Esquire Netflix social media TBS singing competition Mary Tyler Moore crime drama Writers Guild of America Crackle Oscars The CW VICE Mystery harry potter HBO SundanceTV Set visit Character Guide Comedy First Look Spring TV ITV Nickelodeon war Holidays Interview Box Office Disney Super Bowl Fall TV TCA Valentine's Day period drama Musicals Sneak Peek Food Network BBC adventure NBC SDCC Extras dramedy GLAAD Red Carpet ESPN Video Games science fiction Trivia Tumblr GIFs technology