Celebrity prostitution in Flint
Moonlite Bunnyranch brothel owner Dennis Hof poses with two of his "working girls" Brooke Taylor, left, and a woman working under the name "Airforce Amy", right, as firefighters burn down remains of the former Mustang Ranch 2 brothel east of Reno, Nevada on Sunday, March 25,
Times Store. Hof recently made news when he announced that he would begin assisting women in the Bunny Ranch pay off student loans by matching their debt payments.
Brothels are under siege, more and more considered outdated and distasteful — even in the only state to sanction prostitution. Moore stood outside as reporters waited for a tour of the brothel. He has also written extensively about California. Sex tycoon Dennis Hof, who owns seven brothels in the state, including the Love Ranch, where Odom was found unconscious, has waged a public relations campaign to stay relevant.
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Brothel die-hards insist the industry has outlived other scares — such as AIDS in the s — and can do so again. Before that, he was a reporter covering state and regional politics as well as breaking news in California. John M. He covered a large swath of the American West, writing about everything from people to politics.
Three years ago, Hof even defended his industry in a speech he gave at Oxford University. Hot Property. Gilman won a seat as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin. InLance Gilman, owner of the Mustang Ranch, became the first of his kind to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized.
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Business Visionaries. Lamar Odom still fighting for his life after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel.
Contrary to its reputation, Las Vegas does not condone legalized prostitution. Legalized in Nevada inthese so-called pleasure dens, many believe, are on their last legs.
Despite his folksy backslapping style, his message was shunned more and more by a new generation of elected officials. Others pay just to cuddle. Facebook Twitter Show more sharing options Share Close extra sharing options.
Brothel spokesman Richard Hunter said the occasional minor celebrity guest will visit, but most customers are not famous: Some are older men looking for company. Follow Us twitter instagram facebook.
Flint said his last budget for political contributions made by the Nevada Brothel Owners Assn. The front area is lined with palm trees and alabaster statues of nude women in suggestive poses. Capitol rioter who said being white and blond would keep her from jail gets 2-month term. There are other s that brothel owners are fighting back against what many consider to be their last gasp. The tiny apartment where Odom spent time with two working women looks like any suburban bachelor pad, with portraits of tigers on the walls.
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Glionna left The Times in He ly worked as a digital editor on the News Desk. But that isolation, brothel operators say, is part of the appeal of the place. More From the Los Angeles Times. He teaches a journalism course at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Richard S. These brothels are really a relic of the past. Three showed up. Thanks to the anonymity of cyberspace, naughty adult hookups can be had at the click of an icon, rather than through boozy all-male joyrides into the Nevada desert. All Sections.
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Hunter tended to Odom and called A few years ago, the famed Mustang Ranch threw a steak-and-lobster party for legislators. Times Events.
The Love Ranch is indeed isolated, a collection of roughshod beige buildings a few hours northwest of Las Vegas, not far from the Last Chance Range. Inside, past the garish, brightly colored s that line the roide, wait a small bar, a dancing pole and a glass display case that sells kitschy souvenirs.
This scientist is finding out. Panzar started at The Times as an intern and then a MetPro fellow in He was born and raised in Oakland. By John M. GlionnaJavier Panzar.
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Inwhen Flint approached Barbara Buckley, then speaker of the Assembly, about allowing legalized prostitution in Las Vegas and surrounding Clark County, she winced. But this year, former brothel owner Joe Richards, who once had three establishments, did a bit of verbal hand-wringing over the fate of legalized prostitution in the Silver State.
Only a few of the legal brothels make a profit, Flint said. About Us. B2B Publishing. Most clients pay a few hundred dollars per visit.
This year, most of the 17 freshman lawmakers in Nevada avoided Flint like a bad cold. Reporting from Crystal, Nev. Javier Panzar.