Prostitution

FILe - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. A New York judge cited the long history of the casting couch in Hollywood as he approved for trial the sex trafficking claims of an aspiring actress against Weinstein. U.S. District Judge Robert W. Sweet said the lawsuit filed by Kadian Noble last fall was fairly brought under sex trafficking laws Congress passed that had an “expansive” definition of what could be considered a “commercial sex act.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
August 14, 2018 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a "commercial sex act." U.S. District Judge...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, owner Dennis Hof, left, jokes with madam Sonja Bandolik at the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nev. County officials in Nevada have yanked a brothel license from the state's most famous pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style candidate for Nevada's legislature. Officials in Southern Nevada's Nye County on Tuesday said Dennis Hof had failed to apply for a renewal and pay fees for his Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, about an hour's drive northwest of Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
August 08, 2018 - 5:54 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials have yanked a brothel license from Nevada's most famous legal pimp, who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style candidate for a state legislative seat and faced increasing anti-prostitution sentiment. Dennis Hof had failed to apply for a renewal and pay fees for his...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, Scarlett Johansson arrives at the world premiere of "Avengers: Infinity War" in Los Angeles. Johansson has pulled out of the film “Rub & Tug” after her plans to portray a transgender man prompted a backlash. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson's plans to portray a transgender man have sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles. Earlier this week, Johansson was announced to star in "Rub & Tug," a film about prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Cyntoia Brown appears in court during her clemency hearing at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville, Tenn. Attorneys for the Tennessee woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 are asking federal appellate judges to throw out her sentence, in a case that has attracted celebrity attention. Brown’s attorneys will argue Thursday, June 14 before a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP, Pool)
June 14, 2018 - 1:32 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal appeals judges said Thursday they're considering asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to clarify whether a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was 16 can ever gain parole. The three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel heard arguments Thursday...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nevada, is pictured during an interview in Oklahoma City. Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He'll face Democrat Lesia Romanov in November, and will be the favored candidate in the Republican-leaning Assembly district.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
June 13, 2018 - 9:26 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Pimp Dennis Hof, the owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada and star of the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse," won a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker. Hof defeated hospital executive James Oscarson. He'll face Democrat...
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U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford hugged his sons after addressing his supporters at Liberty Tap Room in Mount Pleasant, S.C., Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Sanford lost his first election ever Tuesday, beaten for the Republican nomination for another term in the coastal 1st District around Charleston by state Rep. Katie Arrington. (Wade Spees/The Post And Courier via AP)
June 13, 2018 - 3:51 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rep. Mark Sanford, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, lost his South Carolina congressional seat hours after the president injected himself into the bitter Republican primary by stoking memories of the incumbent's public extramarital affair several years ago. In the...
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In this April 27, 2018, photo, a sign advertises the Love Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nev. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists have launched referendums to ban brothels in two of Nevada's seven counties where they legally operate. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 11, 2018 - 10:33 am
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A state marketed as a place where people can indulge in all manner of sins is confronting its status as the only place in America where you can legally pay someone for sex. A coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists has launched referendums to ban...
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FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks in Washington. Giuliani says Stormy Daniels isn’t credible because of her work as a porn actress and implied that her claims that she had sex with the president aren’t true because of the way she looks.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 07, 2018 - 6:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said Stormy Daniels' claim she had sex with Trump in 2006 isn't credible because she's a porn actress with "no reputation," quickly drawing condemnation from members of the legal sex industry. "I'm sorry I don't respect a porn...
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June 06, 2018 - 12:27 pm
ROME (AP) — Nigerian women who were trafficked to Italy to work as prostitutes have found work in a handbag and dressmaking shop that recently received some top-notch raw materials: 4,000 meters (4,374 yards) of leftover fabric from Gucci. The initiative was announced Wednesday in Rome, complete...
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In this May 24, 2018, photo, one of two Democrats seeking the party's nomination to run for attorney general in Colorado, Joe Salazar, right, greets a supporter during a fundraising event in Denver. Inside an urban winery in a former warehouse surrounded by auto repair shops, state Rep. Joe Salazar, who also seeking the office, took a jab at Phil Weiser, a another Democrat candidate seeking the party's nomination to run for attorney general in Colorado. Salazar, a civil rights lawyer endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, said it's a given that either Democrat would take on the president. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 02, 2018 - 6:05 pm
DENVER (AP) — The top priority for Democrats pushing back against President Donald Trump is gaining control of at least one branch of Congress this year, but they're also focused on a pivotal seat lower on the ballot — state attorney general. The top state law enforcement position comes with a...
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