02 Oct Economic Times Prints List of Celebs “Caught” With Sex Workers
The Economic Times: the garbage dump you end up in after clicking any of those “you won’t believe how X” banners after real news stories.
Oh, Economic Times. What even are you. Aside from the newsmagazine version of those little bins next to public toilets designed to collect used sanitary napkins. In fact, I think that’s what those should be titled from now on. ET: the waste bin in public bathrooms made specifically for used feminine hygiene products.
And what hard-hitting journalism you pursue, rehashing decades-old stories about suspected liaisons between sex workers and celebrities, that have little factual basis and zero verifiable sources, outside of dustbin escorts who decided to sell their shitty stories to shitty tabloids. Oh, India!
I will say, ET doesn’t spend a lot of time making derogatory statements about sex workers, and all of this is framed and stated as though it were based on real reporting, so it’s still leagues ahead of Buzzfeed.
Whatever. Here’s the list (bonus points if you know who George Michael is, because clearly ET doesn’t):
From Lindsay Lohan to Eddie Murphy, celebs who were caught hiring males for pleasure
ET Bureau|Sep 26, 2016, 11.38 AM IST
The parent trap
The child star turned Hollywood wild child can’t seem to catch a break. In 2012, a male porn star named Alex ‘Voodoo’ Torres went on a radio show and alleged that Lindsay Lohan had paid him to have sex with her while her father was upstairs, sleeping. Michael Lohan, her father, however, denied that there was any truth to the allegation.
Maybe The Nutty Professor actor needed a shoulder to cry on after a string of flops. In 1997, Eddie Murphy was arrested for soliciting a transsexual prostitute in his car. The Dr Doolittle star claimed that he merely saw a woman in distress and tried to help: “I did nothing wrong. I was trying to be a good Samaritan and this is what happens.” But according to the transgender sex-worker, Murphy had placed two $100 bills on her legs ..
Former Culture Club lead singer Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in prison in 2009 after he was found guilty of imprisoning a male escort at his London home. Boy George reportedly became paranoid that the escort had hacked into his computer. He handcuffed the man to the wall and beat him “with all sorts of sex toys and chains”.
In 2014, Glee star Lea Michele was reportedly dating a former male escort named Matthew Paetz, who was said to have charged up to $17,500 for a week of his company. The pair met when he starred in Michele’s raunchy music video for On My Way. Upset with the reports, the actress insisted that he was not a male gigolo, but a coach to escorts.
An openly gay member of Congress, Frank paid a male prostitute for sex in 1985. The two men developed a friendship, and Frank hired the male hooker to be his housekeeper and driver. In 1989, the prostitute tried to sell a scandalous story about himself and Frank to various movie studios. Attempts to expel or censure Frank, led by members of the House Committee on Ethics, failed.
Pop star George Michael’s sexual preference is no secret. But the Careless Whisper singer was caught kissing a mystery man on a yacht in Sydney in 2010, when he was still with long-time partner Kenny Goss. News reports, however, outed the mystery man as a 23-year-old Czech bisexual escort who charged almost $250 an hour. The now-defunct newspaper The News of the World revealed that he had advertised his services on a website. ..