Tag: Prostitution

Margo St. James, Advocate for Sex Workers, Dies at 83

Margaret Jean St. James was born in Bellingham on Sept. 12, 1937, to George and Dorothy (Wellman) St. James. Her father was a dairy farmer, her mother a secretary. Peggy, as she was called then, did not care for farm life. “She didn’t mind working,” Ms. Sterk, her sister, said in an interview, “but you’re […]

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Epstein Associate Jean-Luc Brunel Is Arrested in France

PARIS — A former modeling agent and associate of the financier Jeffrey Epstein was arrested at an airport near Paris this week as part of an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assault, including against minors, French prosecutors said on Thursday. The agent, Jean-Luc Brunel, a Frenchman born in 1946, was arrested on Wednesday […]

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Dr. Joyce Wallace, Pioneering AIDS Physician, Dies at 79

Dr. Joyce Wallace, a Manhattan internist who treated prostitutes for AIDS, occasionally brought streetwalkers home with her when they had nowhere else to go. Once, when her son, Ari Kahn, was about 12, Dr. Wallace, who had to get to the hospital to see her patients, left him at home with a prostitute who was […]

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Deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell, Charged in Epstein Case, Is Revealed

[Reporters for The New York Times are reading the deposition now. This article will be updated.] For years, Ghislaine Maxwell has been a central but silent figure in a scandal involving Jeffrey Epstein’s long history of abusing teenage girls. On Thursday, however, Ms. Maxwell’s voice was heard for the first time as a four-year-old deposition […]

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The Billionaire Who Stood by Jeffrey Epstein

The billionaire financier Leon Black, one of Wall Street’s most powerful executives, was facing questions from clients after Jeffrey Epstein was arrested last year on federal sex trafficking charges. The two men had known each other for decades, and investors of Mr. Black’s investment company, Apollo Global Management, wanted to know how close they had […]

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Charge That Maxwell ‘Groomed’ Girls for Epstein Is Central to Case

Annie Farmer was 16 years old when she arrived at Jeffrey Epstein’s ranch in New Mexico in 1996 to attend a program for high school students, only to learn that she was the sole participant. There she met Mr. Epstein’s companion, Ghislaine Maxwell, who seemed friendly and asked about her classmates and her family. Ms. […]

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Suspect in Sarah Lawrence Cult Case Is Accused of Witness Tampering

Prosecutors say Lawrence V. Ray was a Svengali-like figure who moved into his daughter’s dormitory at Sarah Lawrence College and recruited some of her classmates into a bizarre, cultlike group. Over the next decade, Mr. Ray, 60, subjected the students to psychological and physical abuse and even forced one into prostitution, they have said. Charged […]

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Why Do People Think Scott Borgerson is Married to Ghislaine Maxwell?

Ghislaine Maxwell.Credit…Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan, via Getty Images Scott Borgerson.Credit…The Mega Agency By the time Ghislaine Maxwell was fighting allegations that she had procured underage women to provide sexual services for her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, there was a new man in her life. His name was Scott Borgerson. Ms. Maxwell, according to her friend Christopher Mason, […]

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‘I Am Scared’: Italian Sex Workers Face Poverty and Illness In the Pandemic

MILAN — When the mayor of Modica, a Sicilian town known for its chocolates and churches, learned that a sex worker in the area had tested positive for the coronavirus, he immediately started to worry about an outbreak. He made a frantic public appeal for clients to get tested, assuring them that their wives wouldn’t […]

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