One of the male escorts made famous in Showtime’s former reality series, “Gigolos,” is behind bars after allegedly beating a woman to death. Ash Armand was taken into custody Thursday in Las Vegas by the Clark County Metropolitan Police Department. According to a release from officials, 38-year-old Armand, real name Akshaya Kubiak, called 911 Thursday morning around 10:20 AM to report that his girlfriend was unresponsive. When police arrived, they discovered a woman to be deceased and determined she showed signs of physical trauma.
Officials say that Armand was immediately detained while detectives investigated. They were told the former “Gigolos” star and the woman were friends, and believe that Armand beat her to death while under the influence of narcotics, according to a statement from police.
It’s unclear if an argument preceded the physical attack between Armand and the woman, or if he just attacked without notice.
Armand was immediately taken into custody on one count of Open Murder and transported to the Clark County Detention Center.
Armand, who is being held in custody without bail, was on Season 3 of Showtime’s reality series centering on male escorts in Las Vegas. Armand was born in India and heavily into spiritual teachings, which were showcased during the “Gigolos” TV show.
According to the “Gigolos” site:
“Ash continues to embody the spiritual and sensuous approach to life that was embodied by his progressive family.”
The series debuted on Showtime in 2011 and ran it’s final episode in 2016 after 6 seasons.