Australia's most notorious prostitute, Madison Ashton -- aka Christine McQueen -- has closed down her high-end brothel, McQueen’s Showroom, in Sydney just one year after it opened its doors in a blaze of publicity.

There is growing speculation the move is the first step in a process to declare herself bankrupt as she manages a reported $1 million in court costs awarded to the Pratt Estate after her failed attempt to gain a slice of deceased billionaire Richard Pratt's fortune. Pratt was her former lover. Ashton announced the closure to her 8889 Twitter devotees last Thursday, advising them: