Update: Alexia Moore Acquitted; Vows to Get a Normal Job

NY- from www.nydailynews.com -A Manhattan judge has tossed prostitution charges against a porn star accused of trying to sell sex to an undercover cop.

But Alexia Moore’s victory may be a loss for her fans – she vowed to find another line of work.

“Something with animals,” she said outside court Tuesday. “A normal job.”

The lap dancer and X-rated actress – whose real name is Cassandra Malandri – was accused of offering a cop a threesome with fellow stripper Falynn Rodriguez for $5,000.

After testimony, Manhattan Criminal Court Judge ShawDya Simpson threw out out the case against Rodriguez last week. Malandri, who testified that she only teased the officer and never made a sex-for-money deal, was acquitted Tuesday.

“The court finds the defendant not guilty,” Simpson announced. The 26-year-old embraced her lawyers and shared hugs and kisses with her unnamed fiancé. “I knew that I did nothing wrong,” she said later.

“I knew justice would be seen.”

The salacious trial was a rarity because prostitution cases typically get pleaded out. But both strippers, who were busted June 2008 in the Hot Lap Dance Club, refused a no-jail offer.

Their former boss Louis (Big Lou) Posner – whose trial for running a hooker ring is set for April 1 – sat in court Tuesday and appeared satisfied with the outcome.

“We knew the verdict is going to go out way,” said Malandri’s lawyer, Salvatore Strazzullo. “She wants to go on with her life.”

from www.nypost.com – Another lap dancer over the fence!

The second of two strippers accused servicing the laps they danced upon has been cleared of all charges in a wacky Manhattan prostitution trial.

“I knew I did nothing wrong!” porn star Alexia Moore said, tearily, after court. “I just had to prove it!”

Back before the 2007 police raid at Big Daddy Lou’s Hot Lap Dance Club on W. 38th Street, Moore had been famous for her Thursday night girl-on-girl Lesbian floor shows with dancing partner Falynn Rodriguez.

But an undercover vice cop — posing as “Ricky,” the international Mexican fabric trader — had claimed that for the right price, the two would offer even more entertainment.

During a week-long misdemeanor trial last week, “Ricky” took the stand to describe reclining with the undies-clad Moore and Rodriguez on a red-draped bed in the club’s “Champagne Room — ” a dim and dowdy little hovel with curtained “walls” hung from 2-by-4s.

“Ricky” testified that it was there, post lap dance, with Rodriguez at her side, that Moore offered him a threesome for $5,000 — but at a later date and a never-agreed-upon location, with only the promise that if he e-mailed her through her porn site, she’d “get back to me.”

No such e-mail ever happened, Ricky conceded in testimony.

Criminal Court Judge ShawnDya Simpson dismissed the case against Rodriguez outright on Friday. This afternoon, she said of Moore — real name Cassandra Malandri– “The court finds the defendant not guilty.”

“She’s just an exotic dancer– that’s what she does,” defense lawyer Salvatore Strazzullo said after court.

As for Moore, she says her dancing days are over — that now she wants a “normal” job.

Surrounded by reporters and photographers outside Manhattan Criminal Court, Moore was asked what that might be, and she said, “Anything to do with animals.”

“I’d buy that video,” quipped one lensman.

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