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11.02.13

Rio de Janeiro’s Termas Centaurus: Justin Bieber’s Alleged Brothel

Who’s that sneaking out of Rio’s most popular (and expensive) brothel?

The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Justin Bieber was busted sneaking out of a brothel in Brazil on Friday. The pictures of the incident allegedly show two security guards guiding someone covered in a white blanked out of “the popular whorehouse Centaurus.” In one of the photos, you can see a leather jacket and grey tattoos on someone’s wrists. Bieber was allegedly at the establishment for three hours, before being kicked out for his behavior, according to Brazilian news site EGO.

On Saturday, Bieber tweeted that he was very excited to be in Brazil.

An AskMen.com survey ranks Centaurus as the No. 3 brothel in the world, where you can get a “mind-boggling” woman for 40 minutes for $210 dollars. The lone Yelp review of Centaurus says that it has a “cold sex factory” feel, most of the clientele is above 50 years old, and that each of the girls services at least three men a day (though there are no actual statistics). There’s one five-star Google review, from two years ago, but there’s no written text.

There’s also a Yahoo! Answers post on the asking, “Is Centaurus the best Termas in Rio De Janiero?” Someone responded that while it is the best one, it’s the most expensive one as well.

Prostitution is not a crime in Brazil, and has been a recognized occupation since 2002. It is, however, illegal to run a brothel. There's been a major prostitution crackdown in Rio ahead of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics.