Seattle’s biggest escort site has a big problem: The customers aren’t paying.
The people aren’t following.
And the women aren’t getting paid.
A group of women’s rights activists are demanding answers from the Seattle-based escort agency.
“I think that there are a lot of people that don’t understand what ts means,” said Tiffany, a woman in her early 30s who requested anonymity to speak out.
Tiffany has been working as an escort for the past 10 years.
She’s had two boyfriends, a brother and a sister, all of whom have gone on to become successful in their fields.
But Tiffany’s clients aren’t coming in, and she’s frustrated.
She’s been told by her escort agency that her work isn’t being recognized because the women don’t want to pay.
That’s a concern Tiffany shared with me for the first time last week.
“It just feels like they’re trying to say that because they have no interest in paying the fees, they don’t feel obligated to follow up, and it’s not a way for them to communicate,” she said.
The women say that they don “not want to have to say, ‘Oh, I don’t think we’re doing well because of that.’
We don’t have to.
But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be in the room and have fun.”
A few hours later, Tiffany is back on the phone with an agent.
“I just want to know if you have any information to offer,” she says.
“Are we being compensated for work that we’re not doing?
If not, why not?”
A call to the escort agency is met with a noncommittal response.
The agency told me that it had no comment on the matter.
The Seattle Times reached out to the agency but did not hear back.
Tifton has started an online petition demanding answers.
“You have been asked to verify that our clientele does not have an issue with pay.
We will provide you with the information you need to make a final determination of our client’s financial situation,” the petition states.”
You have no authority to decide that.
You have no responsibility to us as a client,” Tiffany said.
“What you are being asked to do is make a financial determination for yourself.”
According to the petition, the agency told the women that “you will receive a $50 deposit and the money will be deposited into a separate account.”
Tiffany said she believes that the agency doesn’t want her to receive the money until she’s paid.
The agency also told Tiffany that “if you do not sign up for our service, you will not receive a payment.”
The agency’s response: “Our service will be provided on a per-hour basis.
However, the clientele has to pay the fees.
If you are not paying the fee, then we will cancel your booking.””
The only way that I know to prove that we have done everything right is to go back to my client,” said Tiffin, adding that she will not be willing to “sign anything until I get paid.”
The women are frustrated and want an explanation.
Tiffany believes that she has to sign a contract before her escort can continue working.
“This is what we were promised, but we weren’t given anything,” Tiffany added.
“We were promised a life, and this is what they promised us.”