Hoes need love and shelter too…
Who better to help hard-luck hookers than the Manhattan Madam herself?
Kristin Davis — the onetime gubernatorial candidate and escort-service operator who calls herself the “Manhattan Madam” — tells us she plans to use her notoriety to help victims of sex trafficking. She’s starting a nonprofit called Hope House to provide shelter and social services for women in need.
Before serving a four-month prison term for prostitution, Davis claims to have run the highest-grossing escort service in U.S. history, supplying call girls to the likes of Eliot Spitzer. She ran for governor last year on a platform of legalizing prostitution, pot and gambling.
Because of her prominence, she says that “hundreds” of women who have suffered in the sex industry have come to her to tell their stories and seek help.
To her dismay, she found there were few places to direct them. She recounts the story of a group of Ukrainian women who, she says, were lured to the U.S. as dancers through false information online, then held captive and forced into prostitution. A sympathetic client helped them escape, and they reached out to Davis.
Hope House will offer women food, shelter, security and medical care, ranging from HIV testing to drug treatment and psychiatric counseling, Davis says.
Her plan is to open the full-scale shelter by 2013. She says a 24-hour emergency help line, similar to suicide hotlines, should be up within the next few months.
Excuse me ma’am, but you’re telling us that you’re going to open a non-profit
whore “Hope” House with taxpayer money? “Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit” -Clay Davis
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