The L.A. Jewelry Fraudster Who Lured Jenna Jameson to Judaism
It appears Jenna Jameson is considering joining the tribe.
This week, Jameson—the Zombie Strippers star, MILF School executive producer, and fierce Obama critic—has been tweeting and Instagramming excitedly about her to-be husband (“my man Lior”), cooking kosher food (including “Israeli salad and yummy challah!”), and switching faiths.
She also says she has been studying Hebrew:
The former porn star’s apparent desire to convert from Catholicism is somewhat surprising, if only because of her longstanding public devotion to Christ.
"I'm very religious," Jameson told Larry King in 2013. "I think that we've come a long way religiously. I don't think that you have to take the Bible literally… And I love being able to teach my children what it means to just believe and have the strength of faith... I've always been extremely Catholic. My father was Catholic, and he brought me up that way.”
According to The Jerusalem Post, Jameson’s fiancé is Lior Bitton, a 41-year-old Herzliya native and jewelry store owner in Los Angeles. Bitton’s criminal record isn’t, well, the cleanest one.
In 2010, he was arrested and charged with insurance fraud for having falsely reported the theft of a 4.21-carat diamond from his Pacific Diamonds and Gems store. Earlier that year, after one of his couriers was robbed of 20 diamonds, Bitton filed a claim for stolen goods, including for the 4.21-carat diamond. After he collected a cool $99,000 from the insurance company, he flew to Israel and attempted to sell to a wholesaler the same diamond he had claimed was stolen.
The following year, Bitton pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years of formal probation, five days in jail, and 90 days of home confinement. The diamond was turned over to the insurance company, Berkley Asset Protection, and Bitton was ordered to cough up the $99,000 in restitution.
Jameson’s representative did not respond to a request for comment regarding Jameson’s plans to convert, or her thoughts on Bitton’s insurance fraud. But here’s a clip of Jameson zombie-stripping, covered in blood: