PA. Transgender ’Gothic-Hip-Hop’ Artist Arrested for Botched Butt Injections
A Philadelphia transgender woman faces trial for allegedly performing illegal plastic surgery on an exotic dancer, which nearly killed her, Philly.com reported.
Authorities arrested Padge Victoria Windslowe, also known as "the Black Madam," Wednesday on charges of criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, theft by deception, deceptive business practices, possession of an instrument of crime, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Her bail has been set at $10 million.
Police say that the Windslowe, a 42-year-old "gothic-hip-hop" artist, performed illegal plastic surgery on a woman by injecting silicone into her buttocks. Windslowe has also been connected to the death of a British woman who underwent a similar procedure last year.
In February 2011, Claudia Seye Aderotimi died after allegedly paying more than $1,000 for cosmetic buttock surgery in an airport hotel room. Authorities believe Windslowe gave her the injections but she was not charged because officials were still waiting on tests to find out what Aderotimi was injected with.
Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division said the latest alleged victim received her injections on February 19, at a "pumping party" in Windslowe’s home. The woman was sent to a local hospital and treated for pneumonia but began coughing up blood last week.
"It’s similar to the Aderotimi case," Walker said. "What allegedly happened is Padge Victoria injected her, hit a blood vessel; the substance entered her bloodstream, goes through, and lands in her lungs."