A Hollywood socialite who has been romantically linked to Madonna has denied he asked her for $50,000 (GBP25,000) in bail money following his arrest at the weekend (beg16Aug08).
Chris Paciello - real name Christian Ludwigsen - was booked on felony assault charges after he and Los Angeles nightclub boss Reza Roohi were reportedly caught on camera attacking a man in Hollywood on Saturday (16Aug08).
According to the New York Daily News, Paciello was so desperate to make bail he turned to his former flame and other famous friends - including Entourage actor Kevin Connolly - for the money.
But a spokesperson for Paciello - who has also been linked to Jennifer Lopez and model Naomi Campbell - denies he asked Madonna or Connolly for financial aid.
A spokesperson for Madonna could not confirm whether Paciello had asked for the loan.