Prostitution as a Defense for $625,000

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    Jeopardy host Alex Trebek's visit to the City left him in a wheelchair. Hear him tell the story.

    The woman being held for allegedly breaking into Alex Trebek's hotel room and trying to steal from him says she had a perfectly good reason to be on his hotel floor: She's a prostitute.

    Linda Moyers attorney tells the San Francisco Chronicle that his client was working on the the 26th floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel in San Francisco at 3 a.m. waiting for a client

    Trebek, who was in town hosting an event for Google, told NBC Bay Area that he chased Moyers down the hall after he confronted her about being in his room. The host of "Jeopardy" was injured in the chase.

    Moyers denies that she was ever in the celebrity's room and says she didn't even know who he was when Trebek approached her.

    Instead Moyers says through her attorney that she was waiting in front of another room on the floor to meet with a client who was soliciting some company from her.

    The lawyer said the client never showed up and Moyers met Trebek shortly after.

    Lucinda Moyers, who has two previous burglary convictions on her record, proclaimed her innocence in an jail-house interview. She plead not guilty to the latest charges against her.

    The 56-year-old Moyers has previously served time for burglarizing a room at the Fisherman's Wharf Hotel and another San Francisco hotel room.

    Moyers said she ran out of fear of police involvement and not out of guilt. Regardless, she is being held on $625,000 bail and she is facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted.