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…
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Practically every celebrity has to have a sex scandal at some point in their careers, but a multimillion dollar one? That’s one for the Sex Scandal Hall Of Fame. Why hasn’t someone built that get? We’ll start looking into zoning laws; in the meantime, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, star of Crouching Tiger, Rush Hour 2 and Memoirs Of A Geisha, is fending off claims by the Chinese media that she prostituted herself to various Chinese politicians and bigwigs to the tune of $110 million. It’s wrong that we’re impressed by that number, right? Okay, cheerfully withdrawn!
The Daily Mail reports that Beijing businessman Xu Ming claims to have slept with the actress for $945,000; other accusations allege that Zhang slept with politician Bo Xilai on multiple occasions for money. “We read this outrageous report in the Hong Kong’s Apple Daily. It sent stone-cold chills down our spines and has left us with a feeling of deep sadness,” Zhang’s reps said in a statement. “This time, we are telling those rumor-makers that we will respond. We will prove our side of the story; we’ll seek legal justice; we’ll find you in the darkest corner and go after you.” Get ‘em, girl! Don’t let anyone spread lies about you. On the other hand, if the gossip were to be true … well, you’d still have $110 million. Is it wrong that we think that wouldn’t be such a bad consolation prize? Sorry! We’re the worst! That’s just so much money!
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