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Melania Trump Sues Daily Mail Over Escort Claims

She's seeking $150M in libel damages

(Newser) - Melania Trump is taking on the Daily Mail—armed with the lawyer who brought down Gawker . Attorney Charles Harder announced Thursday that Trump is suing the British newspaper and US blogger Webster Tarpley for libel over claims that she worked as an escort in the '90s, the BBC reports.... More »

Dead Yale Prof Linked to Escort Services

Sam See had a presence on at least 4 escort sites

(Newser) - A Yale professor who was arrested last weekend and died in his jail cell apparently led a secret life on at least four male escort websites, the New Haven Register reports. Samuel See, 34—who was considered a gifted English prof at Yale—had his phone number listed on all... More »

Ex Olympian: Depression Made Me a Call Girl

Suzy Hamilton surprises with revelation

(Newser) - Suzy Favor Hamilton is a three-time Olympian, the most decorated female runner in NCAA history, and has appeared in ads for Nike, Reebok, and more. She's also a high-priced Las Vegas call girl. Or at least, that's how the 44-year-old has spent the past year, the Smoking Gun... More »

Broke College Girls Find Dubious Job: Sugar Baby

With soaring tuition, crap job market, women find controversial way to pay debts

(Newser) - Amid soaring college tuition and a persistently terrible job market, college co-eds are increasingly turning to a thinly-veiled version of the world's oldest profession to get the bills and loans paid, reports the Huffington Post . Websites such as allow women to advertise themselves as "sugar babies"... More »

Escorts: Utah Law Makes It Illegal to Act Sexy

They're suing to halt new law aimed at prostitutes

(Newser) - Be careful how you act in Utah: If you get too “sexy,” you could find yourself arrested under a new law. The law broadens the definition of solicitation—agreeing to trade sex for money—to include “lewd acts” that imply you want to trade sex for money,... More »

Call Girl Targeted After Tattling on Berlusconi

Book reveals randy details about prime minister's 'harem'

(Newser) - A call girl was attacked and threatened after she revealed she slept with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, she reveals in a new book. Soon after she tattled, a mystery car tried to ram Patrizia D'Addario as she drove near her home, she writes. "It was a miracle I... More »

Spitzer to Give Ethics Lecture at Harvard

Former madam slams university's decision

(Newser) - A Harvard University ethics center is hosting a lecture by none other than Eliot Spitzer tomorrow. The disgraced governor will speak about when it's right for the government to intervene in the markets. Despite the intellectual theme, his former madam tells the Daily News that Spitzer is a "man... More »

New England Killer Finds Victims on Craigslist

Police believe three hotel murders are related

(Newser) - Authorities believe a man suspected in attacks that left one woman dead and two others shaken in New England hotels found his victims through Craigslist, ABC News reports. Julissa Brisman, who advertised massage-therapy services on the site, was killed in a Boston Marriott on Tuesday; women offering similar services were... More »

Sex Trade on Tenterhooks as Biggest Player Faces Trial

Hookers, bookers await website founder's fate

(Newser) - Hookers and pimps are watching closely as “the most influential man” in US prostitution awaits trial. David Elms founded, a site where users rate prostitutes and leave comments along the lines of Amazon book reviews. Sex traders fear his jailing and the subsequent closing of his site... More »

Brothel Backs Italian Soccer Club

Controversy ensues over club's deal with Austrian "Casa Bianca"

(Newser) - Passion is an inherent part of soccer, but add in an escort service sponsoring an Italian soccer club, and you've got some local officials getting pretty hot. Trentino 1921 accepted 10,000 euros from Austrian escort agency Casa Bianca ("White House"), and now links to the service's website—... More »

La. Senator Caught Dialing DC Madam

Republican apologizes for "very serious sin" after escort-service revelation

(Newser) - Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter atoned yesterday for a "very serious sin in my past," after his telephone number turned up on the scandal-soaked call logs of Deborah Jeane Palfrey. The so-called DC Madam was forced to denude the records of her million-dollar escort service last week. More »

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