America's most famous brothel offer's its workers student debt relief
Nevada's legal prostitution establishments have been a focus of the media since news broke that former NBA star and Lamar Odom was found unconscious from an apparent overdose and near death in a Las Vegas brothel. Odom who is married to Khloe Kardashian seems to be improving and their is now talks of a reconciliation between Odom and Kardashian. The former Laker has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse and many are calling for investigation of what really goes on in Vegas brothels.
There has always been some opposition to legal prostitution in Nevada but the industry is extremely lucrative and brings in lots of Tax revenue to the state. This week some positive news in regards to brothels has surfaced when Dennis Hof, owner of the Bunny Ranch, announced a new program that will match its workers' student loan payments up to the amount they make as prostitutes. Over a 60-day period, the Bunny Ranch will match the payments of women at accredited two and four-year universities.
The Bunny Ranch brothel is famous for being featured in the 2002 HBO documentary "Cathouse,"
Dennis Hof said he devised the idea when he saw an increasing number of his prostitutes trying to pay down education debts quickly.
"I had a University of Michigan cheerleader named Krissy Summers come to The Bunny Ranch a few years ago after she was $40,000 in debt with student loans," he said. "She paid them all off in two months. She even ended up liking the business and staying long enough to fund her graduate studies." said Hof
Summers said with her education debt paid off she is completing her doctoral degree and working alongside Nevada brothel lobbyist George Flynt "to assist in promoting the profession that made me so successful in accomplishing my goals."
Summers went on to say: "I look forward to obtaining my degree and helping people with their sexual issues - My passion is to also help young women and underage girls that have been sex trafficked."
About 43 million Americans owe an estimated $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. Of that, about $103 billion is in default. Many graduates owe an average of $30,000 and say they can't afford the high monthly payments. Others have opted not to pay as a form of protest.
Dennis Hof is eyeing a run for the United States Senate now that Harry Reid has announced his retirement. Hof is a member of the Libertarian Party and is a support of Ron Paul.