by Radar Staff
Cards weren’t the only things being cut during those celebrity high-stakes poker games -- so was cocaine; and oh yeah, there were also hookers involved.
In yet another bombshell revelation, resulting from a blockbuster investigation by Star magazine, a source says that drugs and prostitutes played a part in the top-secret games. The issue with Star magazine’s investigation is on sale Friday.
“It was known to a handful of us that one player would keep two hookers down the hall of the hotel in another room,” a source with knowledge of the games told Star. “He would disppear for 30-minutes at a time, leaving the main players in the game frustrated. In reality, he was getting to do blow (in a room with) two hookers.”
As Star was first to report, via RadarOnline.com, several big name Hollywood celebrities, including Spider-Man star Toby Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been implicated as taking part in illegal, no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em games which had a buy-in of $100,000 and would take place in private rooms at the posh Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills and at the Viper Room on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles. (The twice-weekly games ended in 2009).
Maguire, DiCaprio, Damon and Affleck did NOT know about the hookers and drugs, according to the source.
During the games -- as armed guards stood watch -- millions of dollars would change hands.
News of the secret games broke after Maguire was named in a lawsuit related to the games – a lawsuit uncovered by Star.
Maguire is among several people being sued by the former clients of Brad Ruderman, CEO of Ruderman Capital Records, a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager who bilked investors out of $25 million in a Ponzi scheme. Ruderman took part in the games – and often lost.
As Ruderman sits in prison, his former clients are now suing those who won big money from Ruderman in those games to get their money back, and Maguire is among the big winners named in the suit.