She was a mere 21-year-old when Jill Dodd, battling an eating disorder, met Adnan Kashoggi at a party in Monaco in 1980.
As a means of introducing himself, Kashoggi wrote in blood on her arm and Dodd was somehow impressed, reports Daily Mail. Speaking on Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes on Sunday night, she said:
“He pulled up my sleeve and he wrote ‘I love you’ I was like oh my god that’s blood and I was kind of shocked.
“But I thought it was really funny and cute at the same time.”
It wasn’t long before she agreed to be one of his 11 pleasure wives, which is allowed under Saudi Arabian law, but insisted she never saw herself as a prostitute:
“In that moment, I become a member of Adnan’s harem, taking turns with other women to have sex with the man I love.
“He said, ‘I want to take care of you. I want to make a five-year contract with you’.”
Here’s the interview:
Dodd released a memoir titled “The Currency of Love: A Courageous Journey to Finding the Love Within”, in which she reveals her relationship with the arms dealer and then richest man in the world.
Kashoggi passed away this year on June 6, the same day her book was published:
She said: “I realised I’d never met such an intelligent, worldly and amusing man as Adnan, a 44-year-old father of five.
“Yes, he had incredible wealth, but he also had a peaceful kind of strength.
“Slowly, I was falling for his charms.”
Lifting the lid of on a life of excess, Dodd revealed “her belief Kashoggi was paying modelling agencies huge sums to get access to gorgeous young women to come to his parties, and have sex with him or his friends”:
The model said: “He had this whole compound with several suites … several different cottages around it.
“I had my own cottage and Adnan’s cottage or Adnan’s house or portion of the compound was private.
“So when I saw him, I would be alone with him in his place or he would come see me in my cottage.”
“We did (cocaine) recreationally. We would lock ourselves in a room for days, we would make love, we would eat, the chef would bring us food.”
However, it couldn’t last forever. Jill said the fact she was sharing her man with a string of other wives “didn’t hit [her] until later”:
She said: “I didn’t think of myself as one of those women but I evidently was.
“I mean, I was. I never thought of myself as a hooker though. I still don’t think that.”
Although she was encouraged to have other boyfriends, she remained faithful:
She wrote: “As the months went by, I just wanted to be with Adnan and didn’t care about the details. He was my boyfriend.
“Even though there were other women around, I didn’t know who was a fellow pleasure wife, a casual lover or a flirtatious friend. There was no real relationship between us females.”
It took her seven years before she decided her life with Khashoggi was no longer what she wanted. Leaving his harem, she went on to found popular surf brand Roxy, marry and become a mother-of-three.
And that’s the early life of the founder of the Roxy surf brand.
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