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Padge Victoria Windslowe, 42, also known as the “Black Madam” has been charged with third-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old student Claudia Aderotimi, formally of Geffrye Court, Hoxton.
Police say Claudia Aderotimi and a friend flew from London to Philadelphia, after hearing of Windslowe’s buttock enhancement via chats on the internet. According to an investigator, Claudia Aderotimi did not know that Windslowe was unlicensed, untrained and used hotels to perform her ‘procedures’.
On Monday 7 February 2011 at about noon, two women showed up at Claudia Aderotimi’s Hampton Inn hotel room to carry out the enhancements on both Claudia and her friend. One of them believed to be Padge Winslowe, administered the injections. 12 hours later Claudia began complaining of chest pains and was rushed to Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County, where she later died at 1:30 a.m.
Police say the substance injected in her was industrial grade silicone and not medical grade, which then traveled through her system into her blood stream and organs. Friends who were with Claudia while she was being injected, called Winslowe to alert her to Claudia’s medical problem, but were advised to give her more fluid to drink. She made no attempt to get Claudia medical help. She then fled her home.
The county Medical Examiner said Claudia Aderotimi suffered a pulmonary embolism, which is a blockage of the lung’s main artery or one of its branches, by a substance that has traveled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream.
It wasn’t the first butt enhancement for the aspiring aspiring dancer and actress. In November 2010, she and and a friend had traveled from London to Philadelphia. Their second trip was for Claudia to have a “top up” with silicone injections to her buttocks and her friend, to her hips.
She hoped having a bigger and rounder butt, would help her break into the world of hip hop dancing as she had been dropped from a few shoots because her buttocks wasn’t deemed ‘ample’ enough.
Along with the 3rd degree murder charge, Philidelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said Winslowe was charged with conspiracy, reckless endangerment, possessing an instrument of crime and unauthorized practice of medicine. He said: “Padge Windslowe’s arrogance and blatant disregard for human life is shocking,” Williams said in a statement. “Her conduct cost one young woman her life and placed countless others in danger. The defendant put her own greed above the public’s health and safety, and instead of being remorseful, she bragged about prospective clients.”
In February Winslowe pumped silicon into a 23-year-old woman butt, who ended up in intensive care with possible silicone in her lungs. She had paid Padge Winslowe £450.
Padge Winslowe a flamboyant ‘artiste’ describes herself as a ‘hip hop diva’ has a You Tube channel and has claimed in the past that she was the head of a lucrative ‘adult service company’. She was arrested last March as she was about to host a ‘Pumping Party’ in a home in German Town, Pennsylvania.