01/11/2011 09:55 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thomas Cordero, 'Naked Housekeeper', Charged With Stabbing Client

A "nude housekeeper" reportedly killed an Manhattan paralegal in self defense, The Daily News reports.

Thomas Cordero, an escort who advertised on, is being charged with stabbing customer John Conley to death in the lawyer's apartment.

The Daily News reports:

But Conley, 50, "got too rough" in bed and grabbed a knife, Cordero said.

"I wanted to leave but he wouldn't let me go," said the nude maid. "I felt threatened, so I grabbed the knife from him and hit him in the back of the head."

As Conley lay dying in his bedroom, Cordero took $40 from his wallet "per our agreement," he told police.

When asked what made Conley fly into a rage, Cordero responded, "it's because I have a nice ass."

Prosecutors say Cordero faces up to 25 years if convicted.