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L.A. Times 2012/12/21 18:00:00
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Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton made headlines Thursday after admitting that she worked as a high-priced escort for the last year, charging $600 an hour to spend time with clients.

Hamilton has used her Twitter account to apologize to her fans and explain herself. In a series of tweets, Hamilton said the following: "I realize I have made highly irrational choices and I take full responsibility for them. I am not a victim here and knew what I was doing. I 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. It provided an escape from a life that I was struggling in. It was a double life. I do not expect people to understand, but the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression."

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  • FatherLiberty 2012/12/21 19:34:53
    No
    FatherLiberty
    +17
    I dont understand why she is even talking about it. Why does she have to apologize to anyone? It is her life. I dont care what she does.

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  • Bronar 2012/12/28 04:13:20
    No
    Bronar
    But she doesn't owe me an explanation. As long as she's not hurting anyone it is her life.
  • mingo 2012/12/27 20:33:55
    Yes
    mingo
    I mean get that money girl come see me I will give you some more
  • sodabox 2012/12/27 20:12:35
    No
    sodabox
    I don't think she isn't apologizing to fans. She is apologizing to sponsors so they wont take their money away.
  • BoomLover 2012/12/27 18:39:59
    Yes
    BoomLover
    ....and, it doesn't matter...what she does with her life is her business, and not anyone else's....More power to her, she is a big girl and can make her own decisions!
  • Mo 2012/12/27 18:36:23
    No
    Mo
    But I don't really care. It does not affect me at all.
  • jason 2012/12/27 17:07:03 (edited)
    No
    jason
    No, I dont understand, but I dont understand alot of what people say and do. I find it odd that so many feel a compunction to apologize at every turn. Maybe she should simply apologize to her husband and leave it at that?
  • Siefimn 2012/12/27 15:45:58
    No
    Siefimn
    She's nothing more than a cheap dirty prostitute. Women so often use these kind of excuses for doing such things when in fact they are doing it for self satifaction and selfish reasons. She was simply enjoying herself---using pathetic men and making alot of money as well. It was a money maker for her and she apparently thinks like alot of women do; that they can be whores for a while and then appoligize for it and go on with a normal respectable life. She has labeled herself a whore and she will always be one.
  • WRLO56 Siefimn 2012/12/27 19:01:28
    WRLO56
    $600 an hour ain't that cheap.
  • Matt Forrester 2012/12/27 09:11:10
    No
    Matt Forrester
    That's pretty nuts...but at least she's not hurting my life in any way!!
  • Tom Trojan 2012/12/27 03:11:33
    Yes
    Tom Trojan
    She doesn't owe me an appology
  • jere.chievres 2012/12/27 00:15:37
    Yes
    jere.chievres
    She probably needed money for the trip to London.
  • Tylurr 2012/12/27 00:13:28
    No
    Tylurr
    +2
    A more honest explanation would be something like "Here, let me apologize for something I did with MY life, because YOU all feel the need to condemn me."

    Why is this an issue? Really, WHY? Someone works as an escort, that's their business. Someone's a stripper, let them be. If it bothers you THAT much, then AVOID them. But Christ, forcing an apology out of someone that just made their own life's decisions?

    Welcome to mankind, where acceptance is made up and your opinions don't matter.

    Whose line is it anyway drew carey
  • Floyd R Turbo (American) 2012/12/26 21:14:43
    Yes
    Floyd R Turbo (American)
    +1
    I think she should get a medal - I've always wanted to do her. $600 is a bargain...
  • Woof 2012/12/26 20:19:51
    Yes
    Woof
    +5
    Yes I understand. However it aint nobodies business but her own. And mr Obama yes She made that business herself.
  • onetirednurse 2012/12/26 18:57:03
    Yes
    onetirednurse
    +3
    She isn't the first woman to turn to escorting/prostitution for money and I doubt she'll be the last. It's no ones business what decisions she makes and does with her life..
  • chuck 2012/12/26 17:54:24
    Yes
    chuck
    +3
    She was outed by media, so she attempted to explain herself. Escorting is a personal choice and she shouldn't really have to explain anything to anyone.
  • wandadear 2012/12/26 17:27:51
    No
    wandadear
    +4
    no but we dont have to its not our business
  • Flowers 2012/12/26 17:13:51
    Yes
    Flowers
    +3
    SHE SHOULDN'T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE!! it's none of our damn business
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/12/26 15:57:22
    Yes
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +4
    If she can get away with it and it doesn't hurt anybody, so be it.
  • rebar4444 2012/12/26 10:49:32
    Yes
    rebar4444
    +3
    Money, boredom and excitement. High percentage of society is in the sex industry or customers of sex industry. For some reason moral society runs the news while being the most customers. Hypocracy. She did nothing wrong bur told a customer about secrets. No discussion of bad customers, beatings or rob.
  • calvin236 2012/12/26 05:41:31
    No
    calvin236
    +2
    But since i don't really care, i will just ignore it and live on.
  • bb4ever 2012/12/26 04:27:42
    Yes
    bb4ever
    +4
    I understand her need to want to explain and apologize, guilt is a bitch to deal with.But she shouldn't be expected to.
  • sockpuppet 2012/12/26 04:21:30
    No
    sockpuppet
    +3
    I don't get why anyone should expect her to apologize or explain.
  • bb4ever sockpuppet 2012/12/26 04:25:28
    bb4ever
    +4
    It's no one business, and she shouldn't have to.
  • sockpuppet bb4ever 2012/12/26 04:47:59
    sockpuppet
    +2
    So true!
  • Darr247 2012/12/26 04:12:54
    No
    Darr247
    +3
    And I think if her husband's OK with it, what she does in her spare time is her own business. No pun intended.
  • scurvison 2012/12/26 03:56:48
  • Ozzyboy 2012/12/26 03:24:15
    Yes
    Ozzyboy
    +4
    At least she isn't asking the taxpayers to pay for her birth control so she is ok in my book. Her life, her business.
  • ★misfit★ 2012/12/26 03:20:42 (edited)
    Yes
    ★misfit★
    +2
    I don't think prostitution is a good thing. I do, however, understand why women become call girls. Most obviously, it's a lot of money. Second of all, women often start to feel used by men and may want to turn the tables and use them. Unlike with other kinds of prostitution when there's a pimp who's getting most of the money and it's the girls who are being used, the high-priced escort is in control of what happens and gets what she wants. I think it's the mindset of "Everyone is just focusing on my body anyway, why not take advantage of it?"
  • sockpuppet ★misfit★ 2012/12/26 04:23:49
    sockpuppet
    +2
    Why wouldn't you condone prostitution in the first place?
    Are you working for the IRS or something?
  • ★misfit★ sockpuppet 2012/12/26 04:53:06 (edited)
    ★misfit★
    +3
    By "don't condone" I don't mean "think should be illegal." I think it should be legal. It's between the "buyer" and "seller," just like everything else. I just don't personally think it's a good thing. Perhaps I should rephrase that.
  • sockpuppet ★misfit★ 2012/12/26 05:08:56
    sockpuppet
    +3
    Ah... I agree totally. Tragic business, but the gov't shouldn't be sticking their noses into it.

    I was watching a "COPS" episode last night, and the police told these two women
    --obvious prostitutes-- that they didn't want to see them on the Las Vegas strip again or they'd be arrested. Like it's legal for some people to walk down the sidewalk, but not for others.

    One would hope that the ACLU would file major lawsuits every single time the cops trashed the Constitution this way, but they're not interested in such unglamorous things.
  • Dweezle 2012/12/25 23:22:55
    Yes
    Dweezle
    +2
    I understand it completely. I see no need for her to apologize to anyone. I thought all Olympians were wealthy! The American Media places such a stigma on prostitution, the only way a woman can be drawn into it is through force. Such bull crap. I have known girls working the streets, totally by choice, then when they were arrested, & discovered they can play the abused woman card and stay out of jail, crying, Oh, my drug dealers forced me into it, or this boyfriend or that guy...
    I am not saying there are no situations where the choice was made for them, there is, but many are drawn by the easy quick money. lets face it most women do not get a fair deal as a worker.
  • Dale 2012/12/25 20:41:29
    Yes
    Dale
    +3
    Her life and I accept that. I mean, it's not like she is an illegal or something, right?
  • Chuck 2012/12/25 20:24:23
    Yes
    Chuck
    +2
    First of all, she was not in violation of any law. Secondly, her life is based entirely upon her decisions, and thirdly it happens to be no ones business but her own, and fourthly she does not owe anyone an explanation, and finally she should not have to apologize for anything she does that is NOT in violation of the law and is NOT anyone's business!
  • Scaldari Anitoba 2012/12/25 20:15:20
    Yes
    Scaldari Anitoba
    +2
    I do not get the uproar. Many escorts do not have sex with their clients. Is there somewhere she says she was having sex for money? or was she just some rich mans arm candy?
  • Zepland 2012/12/25 19:41:01
    Yes
    Zepland
    +1
    She was tired and wanted to lay around.
  • thnk4yrslf 2012/12/25 17:38:04
    Yes
    thnk4yrslf
    +2
    Money is money and well $600 an hour is a lot of money... As a bald fat guy I would do it for half that much...
  • Cogs 2012/12/25 17:31:08
    Yes
    Cogs
    +2
    Who cares. World's oldest profession, older than the Olympics certainly.
  • Ramón 2012/12/25 16:59:01
    Yes
    Ramón
    +2
    She was having a difficult time coping with life, so she took a job in which she could have the fun parts of life without having the responsibility. She could party and get laid and have someone else pick up the tab.
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