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What I Learned From Being a Vegas Call Girl

Hookers for Jesus founder: Lamar Odom news is just a glimpse at the industry's brokenness.
What I Learned From Being a Vegas Call Girl
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Editor’s note: When Annie Lobert first heard that former NBA player Lamar Odom was found unconscious during his two-day, $75,000 stay in a Nevada brothel, she thought back to her own days as a call girl in Vegas.

She saw the darker side of fame whenever athletes and celebrities hired her as an escort. They drank, got high, and watched porn; their wealth didn’t buy happiness, but only offered more extravagant opportunities to clamor for fulfillment, she said.

While some assume women working for escort services and legal brothels like Love Ranch (where Odom was found) get into the industry freely, Lobert points out in her autobiography, Fallen, that many of them still operate under the authority of a pimp. Even these setups can function as a form of sex trafficking in which women do not receive the money they make and cannot leave the arrangement without consequences.

Lobert, founder and president of the ministry Hookers for Jesus, shares this reflection on her life ...

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