Nevada Sex Worker Claims Innocence After Arrest for Brothel Shooting

Posted on: February 22, 2023, 06:14h. 

Last updated on: February 23, 2023, 04:15h.

UPDATE: Savannah Henderson claims authorities dropped charges against her for a shooting at Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch. But the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department told the New York Post this week that the charges have not been dropped.

EARLIER: The reputed sex worker who was arrested early Tuesday after a shooting spree and multihour standoff with cops at Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch is now claiming she is innocent of the violent charges.

The sign for Nevada's Moonlight Bunny Ranch
The sign for Nevada’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch, pictured above. The brothel was the site of a shooting and standoff on Tuesday. (Image: KSNV)

Savannah Henderson, 28, of Dayton, Nev., proclaimed on her Twitter account at about 10 p.m. PT Tuesday that charges against her were dropped and that she was “falsely accused.”

Henderson revealed her status in a tweet to her many followers: “I’m free to walk and roam!” Her claims that charges against her were dropped couldn’t be immediately confirmed by

Henderson allegedly repeatedly fired a gun in the Mound House, Nev. legal brothel at about 9:30 p.m. on Monday. She then hid inside a nearby room. She voluntarily surrendered to cops at about 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. Officers had tried to negotiate with her for about three hours as she stayed inside the reportedly locked room.

Savannah Henderson
Savannah Henderson, pictured above. She faces several charges. (Image: Lyon County Sheriff’s Office)

Henderson was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, discharging a firearm where others may be endangered, and obstructing/resisting a peace officer, according to news reports. She said in a tweet she uses “weed” — an apparent reference to marijuana.

A short time after her surrender, she was booked at Nevada’s Lyon County Jail.

She was released later on Tuesday after posting an $86,140 bond, the New York Post reported. She said in a tweet she paid the bond “immediately.”

After she got out of jail, Henderson tweeted, “y’all thought you got me lol.”

Lyon County Sheriff’s Office deputies and officers from multiple departments — as well as Nevada state troopers and a SWAT team — responded to the crime scene. So, too, did EMTs.

The initial incident may have been linked to a dispute between two workers at the brothel, according to information provided to the sheriff’s office by brothel management.

No one was injured by the gunfire, and it’s unclear if the brothel was damaged by bullets. The commotion forced the brothel’s evacuation for a couple of hours.

The Moonlite Bunny Ranch is located some six miles east of Carson City, Nev. It opened in 1955 and was formerly owned by Dennis Hof, who died in 2018.

Henderson is repeatedly described as a sex worker in media reports. She also reportedly appeared on the March 2019 cover of Hustler magazine. Professionally, she is known as “Tiara Tae,” “The Mean Girl,” and “Bully Barbie.”

On her personal website, Henderson describes herself “As a tall, blonde buxom woman that literally exudes sensuality.”

Former Colleague Calls Her a Bully

One self-described former Moonlite Bunny Ranch worker, Alexa Haze, said on Twitter that Henderson is a “Crazy bully barbie bitch arrested for shooting at another co-worker. The total f****ng nutcase.”

Bullied other ladies for years. Attacked other,” Haze said. “I witnessed when i worked there. Crazy bitch was never dealt with by management.”

Henderson’s professional profile on the ranch’s website was removed on Tuesday, the UK’s reported. Since her arrest, Henderson has received extensive attention in the media and online.