Dennis Hof's Lamar Odom Report Is So Sad

by Maggie Malach

More and more reports are surfacing in the wake of the news that Lamar Odom was found unconscious at Dennis Hof's Love Ranch South in Pahrump, NV on Oct. 13. Hof spoke with FOX 5 “Good Day New York” co-hosts Rosanna Scotto and Greg Kelly about the athlete's stay at his ranch, implying that Odom's appearance on the Oct. 11 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians upset him. While we're still waiting for an update on Odom's condition, Hof's account provides a little insight into the past few days of the athlete's life. Bustle reached out to Lamar Odom’s reps for comments, but have yet to receive a response.

“He was a little upset because he got a call on Sunday night and they think it’s about the TV Show [Keeping Up With the Kardashians] because he was featured on the show on Sunday night and that seemed to bother him," Hof said.

Hof also explained how Odom came to stay at the ranch, which is a legal brothel, saying:

“Well Lamar came in on Saturday, he called and asked to come out… we sent a driver to him. This is the sister house of the Bunny Ranch. It’s the Love Ranch, Las Vegas. He wanted to come out there and just get away from everybody and just party and have a good time, drinking cognac, not overly drinking. Then yesterday morning, two of the girls, Ryder Cherry and Monica Monroe, both saw him about 6 o’clock in the morning and then they came back around 3:30 in the afternoon and he was unconscious, and, of course, we called the paramedics and 911 said to roll him over on his side and, of course, terrible things were coming out of him, and blood ... Terrible, terrible, terrible situation."

Hof confirmed that Odom was taking an herbal form of Viagra, explaining, "It was an herbal type of Viagra. We didn’t see any illicit drugs at all. He was sleeping every night, so we don’t think that that was involved, although you never know for sure. These herbal Viagras will give you energy, that’s basically what they do. I’ve heard now that he took 8 or 10 of them, and so that definitely could be the problem.” The ranch owner also said he had a zero-tolerance policy toward drug use at the establishment. “I told him no drugs. No tolerance at all. That’s what we told him, the manager told him that. He said ‘No, I’m not doing that anymore’ because of course he’s got a history of it.”

As for Odom's drinking, Hof said, "He wanted a bottle of cognac on Saturday night, and there’s still about a third of it left after four days, so I don’t call that excessive at all.”

Hof wished Odom the best, saying he plans to visit the athlete. “Absolutely. We’re checking everything we can. We’re trying to get information," he said. "I got a call from a body guard saying he wants to talk to me this morning, so I’m waiting for their call, and if they’ll allow me to come see him, I’m gonna go see him.”

These reports keep getting sadder and sadder. We're keeping Odom in our thoughts as this story develops.