Hookers upset with Hooker sting that brought down a Labour Lord

It seems that hookers have ethics far more so than the politicians they root.

They’re upset that the two hookers who ran the hooker sting on Lord Sewel have lowered the reputation of hookers in general.

Lord Sewel, eh? Or John Buttifant Sewel if you prefer. By now, we?ve all had the sight of his orange bra burned into our consciousness, seethed as we listened to his racist remarks about Asian women, shaken our heads over the fact that it?s public money ? our money ? he?s spending on cocaine and sex workers. Lord Sewel has resigned and there are few tears to be shed.

But what of the women in the coke-snorting, bra-wearing, Cameron-slagging video? Purveyors of the ?sordid sex party? as The Sun put it. Because, as much as Lord Sewel used these sex workers as props for his naughty night ? at one point, you?ll remember, he?s sniffs a line off a woman?s breast ? so too has The Sun. Their role is clear: wanton accessories in a lurid scandal.

Well London escorts are fed up with the whole affair. Perhaps none more than Lydia*, who, a few years ago, was herself outed by a tabloid as a part-time sex worker, a situation which cost her a public-sector career and lost her friends.

?Seeing someone?s personal life splashed across the paper still makes me feel sick,? Lydia confides. ?Regardless of what you think of them. When it happened to me, it turned my life upside down.? ??

Lydia says the Sewel stitch-up ?feels like a betrayal?. Sex workers already have a lot to contend with when it comes to public perceptions and client trust is something they need to rely on.

?It?s another stick to beat us with,? she says. ?In this job, discretion is vital. It?s like a doctor-patient relationship. That?s why people pay good money to see us. Outing a client goes against some sort of unwritten ethical code. There?s no money on earth that would get me to out someone.?

London escort Abbey* agrees, telling me: ?I think those girls acted unprofessionally for outing him. He did pay for privacy and discretion and now those women have just added to the stigma we already suffer. By behaving like that, we all get tarred with their brush.?

?It might sound silly but I think they?ve given us a bad name by selling their story,? says Sinead*. ?Client-sex-worker confidentiality is something almost sacred.?

Which reminds me of an old mate who once wisely told all the boys as we were sitting around drinking after a day’s fishing that you don’t pay hookers for sex, you pay them to piss off afterwards.

Or in this case, you aren’t paying them to root you, you are paying them to keep their mouths shut.

Lord Sewel should ask for his money back.

But the hookers who are upset shouldn’t be. Hookers constantly rate as more trustworthy than politicians, and so this little dent won’t hurt that too much.

 

– The Telegraph

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