Dominatrix grandmother who ran a Britain BDSM club found dead; inquest hears steroid use as factor in death

56-year-old Koulla Kakoulli, also known as Mistress Dometria, ran a private BDSM torture chamber that was meant for high paying clients


                            Dominatrix grandmother who ran a Britain BDSM club found dead; inquest hears steroid use as factor in death

A hardcore dominatrix, who ran one of the best known BDSM clubs in Britain, was found dead in her own dungeon, an inquest into her death heard. The 56-year-old, Koulla Kakoulli, who was also known as Mistress Dometria, ran a private BDSM torture chamber that was meant for high paying clients. Kakoulli was also said to be the most brutal dominatrix in the world. The mother-of-five and grandmother-of-one also reportedly starred in hardcore fetish films and even regularly competed in international bodybuilding tournaments.

She ran the exclusive club, called The Brighton Dungeon, on the south coast of the country, reported The Sun. Kakoulli's website, which was shut down shortly after she passed away in August this year, had the message that read: "It is not for the faint-hearted and portrays BDSM and fetishism at its most extreme". 



Even though she had a very strict training regime and made trips to the gym on a daily basis, a pathologist told the Brighton Coroners Court that she had a regular habit of using steroids to bulk up. Kakoullis is also reported to have had cocaine, diazepam, ketamine, and methadone (also known as Meow Meow) in her system when her body was discovered.

Kakoullis was found lying on the floor of her bedroom which was next to the same apartment as her torture chamber. A client is said to have not shown up for an evening appointment and the last time the dominatrix was seen was on CCTV footage the previous night before her body was found on August 3 this year. She was found dressed in black shorts and a black crop top and was lying on the floor.

The room smelled very strongly of bleach which indicated to the detectives that she may have been cleaning the room when she collapsed. Paramedics said that her body had been too cold for them to be able to record her temperature and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The inquest also heard that she was asthmatic and that her heart was enlarged.



 

Traces of white powder, that is believed to have been Ketamine, was found under her left nostril. Dr. Mark Taylor, the pathologist, said that her cause of death was not confirmed. He said: "Bottom line is, there is no definitive cause of death." The expert also said that it was more than likely that her heart went into a fatal arrhythmia and that death would have been very quick. He added: "I have done research on bodybuilders who have died. You can say the use of unregulated medication is potentially not safe."

Taylor also agreed that Kakoullis' use of steroids could have also contributed to her untimely death. There were no signs of struggle seen in the apartment and there was no evidence of injury on her body. DS Joe Jardine from the Brighton CID said that the Sussex Police were satisfied that there was no third party involved in her death.

Veronica Hamilton-Deeley, the Brighton Coroner, described the domme as an extraordinary woman and even recorded an open verdict. She said: "Her death remains something of a mystery. She was extremely professional in her work. She was an athlete. I cannot rule out one of the significant contributing factors was bodybuilding with the use of steroids."

The coroner continued by saying: "Many deaths are the result of a perfect storm. Of the many people I've met, Koulla was one of the most amazing. Leading her life as she wanted to. Extraordinarily well organized with a huge number of people who loved her."