Posts tagged "prostitution"

Police Officer By Day, Prostitute By Night

Talk about a double life! British female police officer Victoria Thorne, 29, is on her way to jail for the next 15 months for moonlighting as a call girl at an escort agency called “Notorious Girls.” The corrupt cop had been working as a prostitute since 2006 and made about $150 per hour, servicing about…

By: Nikki Dowling / September 14, 2009

A Mother-Daughter Prostitution Ring?

We raised an eyebrow when Susan Sarandon and her daughter took a pole dancing class together. We shook our heads when Demi Moore took daughter Rumer to a strip club. But we are completely and totally scandalized by Traci Young, 39, and her daughter Tami Smith, 22, who used their mother-daughter bond as a gimmick…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 2, 2009

Eliot Spitzer May Be Considering Running For Office; Ashley Dupre’s Mother Calls BS

Supposedly, disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is considering another run for public office, and the mother of the call girl at the center of the scandal that brought down the “Love Gov” is speaking out. In an interview with the New York Post, Ashley Dupre’s mother, Carolyn Capalbo, opined of Spitzer’s slow-but-steady career…

By: Susannah Breslin / September 2, 2009

Working Girls Work The Runway

When hookers in Brazil want to protest discrimination, they take to the seams. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, prostitutes in Rio de Janeiro walked the runway as models for Gabriela Leite’s Daspu label (“daspu” comes from the slang term “das putas” or “the whores”). The former prostitute started the label four years ago “a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2009

John Schools: Like AA Meetings For Dudes Who Hire Prostitutes

About 50 cities in the U.S. have come up with an interesting way to handle dudes who are caught trying to pick up prostitutes—they’re sending them to “John Schools.” In these AA-like meetings, the guys listen to presentations by former prostitutes who tell them how brutal the industry is, health experts who share how dangerou…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 27, 2009

Craigslist Half-Heartedly Cracks Down On Prostitution

Remember that Oscar winner who allegedly used Craigslist to lure women to his place so he could rape them? Or the Craigslist Killer? Or that man who advertised on Craigslist for someone to rape his wife? After all these horrendous incidents, Craigslist felt pressured to get rid of their “Erotic Services” section and replace it…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 11, 2009

It’s Not Fair For A Female Cop To Pose As A Prostitute

I grew up drooling to “Cops,” so my classiness expectations for TLC’s new Thursday night show, “Police Women Of Broward County,” were low. But, actually, “Police Women” is way less trashy than you’d expect. The lady cops bust heads and take names, and they deliver monologues about single motherhood and how hard it is to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 2009

Want A Discount At The Brothel? Bike There!

When you think of environmental consciousness, your probably flashes to organic-food eating, composting, solar-energy-loving people. Not whore houses. But a Berlin brothel owner is hoping to make an impact by offering a $7 discount (off the $100 for a 45-minute session) for patrons that arrive on bicycles. Since 2002, Germany has given legit labor contract…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 15, 2009

Moon Walk Of Shame: Michael Jackson Fans Trade Sex For Funeral Tickets On Craigslist

Michael Jackson’s past was checkered, but as Movieline.com pointed out, his death created an even more public spectacle: people prostituting themselves on Craigslist for MJ memorial service tickets. Talk about “Dangerous!” Man, everyone is trying to get their piece in the King of Pop’s passing. And boy were they perverted about wanting someone to just…

By: Simcha / July 10, 2009

What’s Your Price?

It’s taken me a long time to grow my hair out even to my shoulders after a styling mishap a couple years ago forced me to cut it all off, but offer me, say, 100K to cut it short again and I’d do it in a heartbeat. Hell, I’d cut it for 10K. Five thousand…

By: Wendy Atterberry / June 25, 2009

Quickies!: Ryan O’Neal Is Set To Wed Dying Farrah Fawcett

Despite her life-threatening struggle with anal cancer, Farrah Fawcett has agreed to marry longtime love Ryan O’Neal. O’Neal says that during her brave battle with cancer, he has only fallen more deeply in love with Fawcett. [Pop Eater] – Aww.
Kate and Jon Gosselin have filed divorce papers in a Bucks County Courthouse i…

By: Carrie Wasterlain / June 22, 2009

Would You Sell Your Body To Make Ends Meet?

If times were tough — I mean, really tough — would you sell your body for money? In her Salon column “Pinched,” Tracy Clark-Flory reports that more women are entering the sex industry due the recession, including Marie, a 30-year-old former white-collar professional with a degree, who now operates out of hotel room and ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2009

Nevada Brothel Owners Want To Legalize Male Prostitution

In Nevada, land of legal prostitution, there are currently 25 legal sex houses—and all of them are staffed by women to serve men. But what happens in Vegas, may now be happening for the ladies! According to a report from the Nevada Brothel Association, a number of their fine establishments are looking to add some…

By: Simcha / June 8, 2009

What’s The Difference Between Having A Sugar Daddy & Prostitution?

This weekend’s New York Times Sunday Magazine had a lengthy feature on SeekingArrangements.com, an online dating site which matches affluent men (or at least men willing to shill out what money they have) with women who are willing to trade companionship and often sex in exchange for money, gifts, and other perks. Half of these…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 13, 2009

The World’s Tiniest Brothel

Leanne Eisen is a Toronto-based artist who creates dollhouse scenes that depict the human condition. One of her most intriguing photo-based series is “Play,” for which Eisen built miniature replicas of brothel interiors. While most dollhouses contain scenes of perfect domesticity, Eisen’s rooms allow viewers a downsized peek inside the mostly hidden world of prostitution.

By: Susannah Breslin / March 20, 2009

From Strip Clubs To Hotel Beds: The Lay Of Sex Laws

You can take our dignity but not our porn! New York’s Governor Paterson is pitching new taxes to help the state’s $14 billion budget deficit. Among them: a $10 tax for strip club patrons and tax on Internet downloads for web porn. Similarly, Texas pols want to place a $5 “pole tax” which was struck…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2009

Poll: Should Call Girls Kiss & Tell?

Tracy Quan at The Daily Beast poses the question in her column this week, as Spitzer’s “matchmaker,” Kristen Davis, releases a memoir, called The Manhattan Madam, about running America’s “most successful” prostitution ring. In the book she allegedly dishes about some of her famous clients — but should she just keep her mouth shut?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 9, 2009

Chicago Sheriff Sues Craigslist

The Sheriff of Cook County is suing Craiglist. Chicagoan Tom Dart claims the site cost his department $100,000 in prostitution prosecution in 2008. Monitoring the erotic services section of the site alone has yielded big busts, including a ring of four men who were pimping girls as young as fifteen! In fact, in June 2008…

By: Simcha / March 8, 2009

Two Teen Girls Arrested For Pimping

Pimpin’ ain’t easy, especially when you’re a prostitute yourself. Phoenix police have arrested two 16-year-old girls for allegedly pimping other young women for prostitution. The teens, identified as Jazmine Finley and Tatiana Tye, were involved in prostitution themselves and were responsible for recruiting, teaching, and receiving money from at least five girls, ages 14 to…

By: Annika Harris / February 27, 2009
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