February 28, 2015 |
In the 43 years since birth, Forest Leon Gordon has undergone one transition after another. There was her 1994 change from man to woman and the new name Padge-Victoria Windslowe, her 1999 baptism as "Genevieve" (French pronunciation) by Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua; her identity as the Gothic hip-hop entertainer "Black Madam" and provider of illegal body enhancement as the self-styled "Michelangelo of buttocks injections. " On Thursday, Windslowe made another transition, taking center stage as first witness for the defense in her murder trial in the 2011 death of a dancer who underwent one of her silicone buttocks injections.
February 26, 2015 |
The affair was in 1993 and lasted three months. But one suburban doctor says the dalliance with "Black Madam" Padge Victoria Windslowe cost decades of personal anguish, demands for money, and involvement in a criminal probe of her silicone buttocks-enhancement business. James Taterka, a Montgomery County gastroenterologist, told a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court jury Tuesday that he was ashamed of cheating on his wife and humiliated that he and his medical practice had been dragged into Windslowe's murder trial.
February 20, 2015 |
A Philadelphia judge has ruled that the murder trial of Padge Victoria Windslowe - the erstwhile entertainer charged with performing unlicensed buttocks enhancements that in one case proved fatal - starts as scheduled Thursday despite the absence of a key prosecution witness. Common Pleas Court Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi on Wednesday denied a defense motion to abort Windslowe's trial, ruling that Theresa Gyamfi's 2012 preliminary hearing testimony may instead be read to the trial jury.
March 5, 2014 |
GLOUCESTER TWP. A 13-year-old boy accused of groping and attempting to kiss women in a Gloucester Township apartment complex was arrested Sunday and placed in a juvenile detention center. The boy, who police said attended school in Camden, had been wanted since December in several menacing incidents in the Autumn Ridge Apartments in Blackwood. He was charged with attempted sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, lewdness, and harassment. He is being held in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Center.
October 8, 2013 |
Two Simon Gratz football players were recovering after being shot near Broad Street and Hunting Park Avenue at about 9 p.m. Friday. The incident followed a 6 p.m. Public League Class AAA contest between host Gratz and Murrell Dobbins Tech, won by Gratz, 32-0. It occurred away from Gratz's Super Site. A 16-year-old player was reportedly hit several times in the buttocks, thigh and calf, and a 17-year-old player was hit in the leg. Both were taken to Temple University Hospital. Temple University Health System spokeswoman Giselle Zayon said Sunday afternoon that the 16-year-old remained hospitalized and was listed in stable condition.
February 10, 2013
A 25-year-old man remained in critical condition Saturday after being shot six times in the Hunting Park neighborhood late Friday. Police said the man was shot shortly before midnight on the 4100 block of North Seventh Street. When police arrived, they found him shot twice in the buttocks, once in the chest, once in the left thigh, once in the head, and once in the face. He was listed in critical condition at Temple University Hospital. No arrests had been made Saturday. - Jonathan Lai
October 12, 2012 |
Speaking softly but in an unwavering voice, Theresa Gyamfi told a Common Pleas Court judge that moments after her childhood friend Claudia Aderotimi received several silicone buttock injections in a Philadelphia hotel room, the woman complained of a sudden, growing pain in her chest. "She said every time she breathes in, it hurts," Gyamfi, 22, said of her friend's reaction after the February 2011 procedure. "I could see it in her face. She was close to tears. She said, 'It's really annoying, and it doesn't feel normal.' " Twelve hours later, Aderotimi, 20, an aspiring dancer who had traveled to Philadelphia from London to get buttock-enhancing injections, was dead.
October 11, 2012 |
"THE BLACK Madam" offered two types of illegal booty enhancements - bubble butts and teardrops - but what the transgender gothic hip-hop artist gave to one British tourist was death, according to court testimony. The Black Madam, whose real name is Padge Victoria Windslowe, was held for court Wednesday following her preliminary hearing for murder and related offenses in the February 2011 death of Claudia Aderotimi, 20. Theresa Gymfi, 22, of London, England, testified about two trips she and Aderotimi made to Philadelphia to get silicone injections in their buttocks from Windslowe, 42, whom they knew only as "Lillian.
May 17, 2012 |
Wednesday's preliminary hearing for the Black Madam featured testimony about "butt pumping parties" and a woman who goes by the name of "Back Shots. " But perhaps the most bizarre moment came when Black Madam's attorney argued that one reason his client isn't a flight risk is that she always wears 4-inch heels. Judge Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde didn't buy the argument. She held the case for trial and refused to reduce the $750,000 bail for Black Madam, a transgender gothic hip-hop artist whose real name is Padge Victoria Windslowe.
May 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Speaking softly, nervously, and in detail, Brian McNamee testified about the life-changing moment when, he said, he first injected Roger Clemens with steroids. The government's star witness in the Clemens perjury retrial took the stand Monday and told the jury that he injected one of baseball's most successful pitchers with steroids about eight to 10 times when they were with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1998. "I knew what I was doing was illegal," McNamee said.