Shannade Clermont made her reputation on being “bad.”
As one half of the Clermont Twins, she shot to social media fame after a 2015 stint on the Oxygen reality TV show “Bad Girls Club,” where she and sister Shannon stole every scene they were in, thanks to their glamorous get-ups, matching mini Yorkies and antagonistic antics.
Now she’s heading to jail.
Back in November 2018, The instagram influencer and Yeezy Season 6 model pleaded guilty to one count of fraud for allegedly spending over $20,000 on a dead man’s debit card.
In April 2019 she was sentenced to year in prison for wire fraud, and now she has claimed the dead man, James Alesi, was her “sugar daddy.”
As Page Six reports, Shannade opened up about the night in January 2017 when 42-year-old real estate broker overdosed and died. He was supposedly on a “$400 prostitution date” with her at his Manhattan apartment.
“He wasn’t asleep when I left, he was just drunk,” she explained. “I have never been around people who have been on heavy drugs, so I didn’t really know. It was like, ‘Oh, he was a drunk mess.’ I was annoyed . . . [I thought] he was playing games. So I just left.”
She admitted she took his card and, over the next few months, went on a $20,000 shopping spree, using it to pay her rent, purchase flights and splurge on Valentino shoes, a Philipp Plein jacket and Beats headphones, among other luxury items.
But it turned out Alesi wasn’t playing. The day after their date, he was found dead in his East 53rd Street apartment from an overdose of cocaine mixed with fentanyl.
“From the outside looking in, it looks like I knew he was dead and was like ‘haha’ and that’s really sick,” she added.
She also insisted that Alesi was a very “innocent person” and was “known as a sugar daddy.”
And she insists that she didn’t lead Alesi down any bad paths.
Shannade will be heading to prison on June 4, leaving behind her twin Shannon. The twins are scared about being apart. Asked about the impending separation, they both broke down in tears.
Still, she maintains there’s more to her than what you see in the news and on social media, where the sisters boast 1.3 million Instagram followers on their shared account.