Prostitute says rate here is $700 to $800
HIGH-END CALL GIRL | Call girl: ‘I offer an authentic experience’
It’s not easy trying to get a little alone time with a high-end call girl.
“I can give you 15 minutes in 10 minutes,” a high-priced Chicago escort told a reporter after five or six attempts at a cell phone chat.
Then, with a giggle, she said it would actually be in an hour, explaining, “I’m still doing this little thing.”
She meant, she explained, that she was checking out real estate on the East Coast.
A little later, the woman — who spoke on the condition she would not be named — was eager to talk about now-former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s trysts with a prostitute and about Chicago’s elite hooker scene.
Chicago’s hourly rates for women of her caliber, she said, are appallingly low — “way less than what they should be.”
“It’s about time the rates for high-class escorts are broadcast,” she said.
Not that she would say exactly what she charges, other than that it’s “not much higher” than what she described as Chicago’s going rate of $700 to $800 an hour for top prostitutes.
At the Emperors Club VIP in New York, where Spitzer dabbled, fees start at $1,000 and rise to $5,500.
“I offer an authentic experience,” the Chicago escort said. “I only like to see people who are at the top of their game, like CEOs.”
Here, high-end hookers for every imaginable — and unimaginable — taste are available on the Internet. The teasing language on these Web sites is usually written in transparent code. Customers are “hobbyists,” and prostitutes are “providers.”
The encounters take place in pricey condos on Lake Shore Drive and ritzy hotels, as well as at spots near O’Hare Airport, according to someone who knows — a Chicago Police vice cop.
Like many big American cities, Chicago has a storied history of prostitution.
There was, for instance, the campaign back in the 1850s by Mayor Long John Wentworth, who made his name by leading an army of police officers through the city’s first vice district, tearing down the hookers’ shanties.
In this decade, Rose Laws — known as the madam of the Gold Coast — ran a nationwide prostitution ring in which call girls hopped from Chicago to New York to Miami, then on to Los Angeles. In 2003, Laws was sentenced to 22 months in prison for her part in the ring. Former Chicago insurance magnate and political power Michael Segal blew some of his company’s money on one of Laws’ $400-an-hour hookers.
The Chicago call girl said her clients have included “a couple of basketball players and a baseball player.” She wasn’t naming names.
She feels genuinely sorry for Spitzer. “Why should he resign?” she said. “It’s [his] private life. It didn’t affect the public trust.”
She makes a distinction between extramarital affairs — which she’s against — and hooking up with a prostitute. With the latter, she said, “There is no ongoing attachment.
“Sex is a visceral, carnal need, and it’s a healthy urge,” she said.
She wouldn’t say how old she is — “I look awesome. I have the body of an 18-year-old.”
She said she always makes it clear to her clients who is in charge.
“I’m not there to service” the client, she said. “I’m there to enjoy myself.”
She said she won’t see a client until she’s researched his family, his profession and his income. And don’t try to get away with a freebie: “I have called many a wife when someone doesn’t honor their agreement,” she said, adding, “I warn [the clients] many times before I make that contact.”
She also said she’s made enough money in the business to retire but enjoys her work.
“I’m very happy in life,” she said.
Contributing: Frank Main