We guess we just never imagined an Olympian would go into sex work. Doesn’t every athlete get sponsored by Wheaties for the rest of their natural lives? We guess not, seeing as how ESPN reported today that three-time Olympic runner Suzy Favor Hamilton has admitted on Twitter that she’s also been working as an escort. Even more intriguingly, Hamilton claims she was “drawn to escorting in large part because it provided many coping mechanisms for me when I was going through a very challenging time with my marriage and my life.” Wow, the things we don’t know about stuff. Of course, we can’t pretend we don’t know a lot about celebs and sex work. Don’t worry, Suzy. You have plenty of interesting company when it comes to celeb escort scandals…
If you noticed ShamWow pitchman/hooker-puncher Vince Shlomi on the red carpet in 2009 or 2010—a big if, admittedly—you probably assumed the woman standing next to him was his girlfriend. Apparently not, judging from Jennifer Kosinski’s lawsuit against Shlomi, as the model/personal assistant wants $75,000 in lost wages and unspecified damages after he tried to make her his “love slave.” Initially hired as a customer service rep by Shlomi, Kosinski soon because his personal assistant and “chaperone,” living in his condominium and working 24/7. Shlomi even allegedly said “why don’t you just see him when he’s in the grave?” when she asked for time to visit her cancer-stricken father.
Despite considering their relationship “amicable” and their public appearances a “business responsibility,” Kosinski knew Shlomi wanted more from her, as he allegedly stalked her ex-boyfriend, touched her daily, watched her on the beach with binoculars and offered her $20,000 and a “one month paid vacation for her parents to travel the world” if she’d sleep in his bed and give him “her eggs.” He also cursed at her when she refused to give him “the secret formula” to her heart. Despite Kosinski never receiving overtime and dealing with the daily creepage, Shlomi wound up firing her in April 2010, 9 months after she was hired, when she wouldn’t show him a text she received. Shlomi’s lawyers had no comment, though we’re still curious why an aspiring model would stick with this nightmare gig in the first place!
See photos of Kosinski on the job with Shlomi in the gallery below.
The Smoking Gun has acquired photos of the aftermath of ShamWow spokesperson Vince Shlomi‘s brutal tussle with Miami prostitute Sasha Harris last month. Shlomi told police that Harris interrupted their sexual intercourse by biting down on his tongue and refusing to let go. Several punches to the face later, Shlomi was freed and promptly reached out to the authorities. Both were arrested for felonious assault, but police have declined to press charges against either suspect (hopefully, they’ve learned their lesson).
The photos show the grotesque extent of the damage Shlomi and Harris did to each other, as well as the carnage left behind in his $750-a-night hotel room. See the rest of the photos here.
Vince Shlomi, who you insomniacs probably know as that wired star of the Slap Chop and the Sham Wow infomercials, was busted in Miami last month for punchingSasha Harris, a hooker. The pair exchanged $1000 for “straight sex” on February 7th, but things quickly got too randy for Vince, when Harris bit his tongue while kissing and refused to let go. He started punching her in the face and then managed to escape to the lobby, where some wise hotel employee called the cops. According to the police report, “Both parties had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from their persons.”
Charges were not pressed against either parties, but their mugshots are online to keep the memory alive forever. Vince, who just looks a bit rattled in his pic, clearly used his Slap-Chopping skills all over the poor prostitute’s face. TMZ has more here.
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