Atlanta Call Girl Scandal

I guess I just don’t get what the big deal is, other than the fact that there are probably quite a few people thinking, “How could this happen in my pristine neighborhood?” In case you’ve been under a rock, a high-end prostitution ring was busted last week in an affluent area of Gwinnett County. A former Penthouse Pet ran the ring, and she and her partner charged people up to $15,000 to have sex with them. They also supplied some customers with drugs.

Everybody who regularly reads Atlanta Metblogs probably knows that I lean to the Libertarian, so it will come as little surprise to find out that i really don’t have a problem with these women. In my mind, they are adults, they have something to sell, people want to buy it, they came to an agreement on the purchase price, and no harm came to anyone else. I feel the same about the sale of the drugs.

Sure, if these women somehow forced other women to have sex for money, or if they sold their product to underage buyers, then I would have a problem with it. Certainly, the neighbors have a valid complaint if this was causing trespassing, parking, or noise violations in the area. Other than that, what is the big deal?

Really, the only thing interesting to come of this would be a possible release of their customer list. That might make for some good reading. I’m thinking some high-profile Gwinnett residents might be shaking in their shoes right now.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jim V. (unregistered) on January 6th, 2007 @ 12:38 pm

    A few thoughts I had on this story.
    1) I wonder how many virtuous people would quit their jobs and become prositutes if it they could earn enough scratch to live in a million dollar house.

    2) I wonder how many Sugarloaf CC members told their wives that they were going to practice putting/watch the game and ended up at Ms. Wolf’s house.

    3) I wonder how many Sugarloaf CC members “entertained” business associates at Ms. Wolf’s parties.

    4) Given that many of the neighbors knew what was going on, if there were favors in exchange for a blind eye.

    I don’t think this story is going away any time soon.

  2. greg (unregistered) on January 8th, 2007 @ 3:46 pm

    That an interest prospective, Annie. Would you issue business licenses to these trades and collect tax from them?

    I would take a more conservative view on both the issues of sex and drug “for sale” because they are thought to have a negative impact on the community. All the more shocking,the Gwinnett story, this was happening in an up scale community almost without notice. We would have no story if it were a working class neighborhood in Fulton.

    If the trade can be kept positive as the way i think it’s done in the Netherlands, then i think it could work here. I’m deferring to the omnipresent sex trade. Drugs,as we know, must be treated with more care. Some of these illicit drugs are so powerful that they enslave their users. But a drug, herb, like marijuana should be legalized since it has been widely tested by our baby boomers anyway. (Considering the way they are running the country, perhaps not!) However, in this bible belt, there is little hope if even the legitimate “Love Shacks” face a lot of resistance.

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