Escort in Colombia: 'I Tell Him, 'Baby, My Cash Money'

New York Times gets interview with woman at heart of Secret Service scandal
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2012 5:47 PM CDT
Updated Apr 19, 2012 3:40 AM CDT
Escort in Colombia: 'I Tell Him, 'Baby, My Cash Money'
Members of the Secret Service await the arrival of President Obama at Detroit Metro Wayne County Airport April 18 in Detroit.   (Getty Images)

The Secret Service scandal has cost three agency employees their jobs so far, reports AP. (One quit, one supervisor retired, and another supervisor is in the process of being fired.) The New York Times, meanwhile, scored an interview with the 24-year-old escort at the heart of the case, the one whose argument with an agent over payment—"I tell him, 'Baby, my cash money'"—sparked the whole mess. Among the details:

  • She says a group of US men approached her and a friend at a disco, and she agreed to accompany one guy back to his hotel for $800.
  • The agents were "very discreet" and never said they were with the president.
  • The next morning, her client said he didn't remember the deal, gave her $30, and ordered her from the room. She made a scene in the hallway, and other Americans got her about $225, so she left. By then, however, hotel security and local cops were on the scene.
Click for the full story, which depicts the escort as both angry and scared over the scandal. (More Secret Service stories.)

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