By The New York Times | Oct. 15, 2018 9:15 am EDTBy The New Orleans AdvocateA recent New Orleans escort agency report revealed that some of the escorts in the city were being paid well below market rates.
The industry is booming and there are thousands of escorts across the country.
But according to a new report from the National Association of Escort Agencies, many of those escorts were being undercut by their own agencies.
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, many cities saw a surge in the number of women seeking escorts and some escorts turned to private services to get around the city’s rules.
But there was a backlash.
According to the report, some women complained to their own escorts that they were being charged exorbitant rates.
“Some women reported that the rates they were quoted for escorting were far below the rate that was actually being charged for escorts to date,” said the National Escort Association’s executive director, Barbara Koss.
The report also showed that many of the private escorts had been trained to avoid certain types of escorting laws and regulations, including those related to driving, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle without insurance.
It is important to note that there are no official guidelines that dictate how an escort should conduct themselves.
But these are some of what I have heard firsthand from escorts about how they are being mis-used by private agencies.
For example, a recent story from the Associated Press said that a New Orleans-based private escort agency, Blackstar Group, had a client who was booked for a date.
The date was set for a weekend.
The escort had the date set for Oct. 6, 2018, but she was booked through Blackstar.
She was charged $400 for the date.
“That is not the kind of person that you want to be associated with,” Blackstar spokesperson Nicole Kostelak told the AP.
The client was later asked to pay another $200 to have the date changed.
Blackstar then sent the escort a letter, in which they said, “Please understand that you will be charged a flat rate to book an escort on Oct. 7.
Please understand that Blackstar does not have the ability to charge more than the minimum charge.”
The client, in turn, called Blackstar and said, she was “very confused” and “very upset.”
Kostelk said that it’s very common for clients to cancel the date and then pay the full price.
“It is very common in this industry to charge clients for a service that they could have paid for themselves,” she said.
“If we were going to charge someone $400 to get a date and they did not show up, we would charge them for a booking that we could have billed ourselves for.
The client would be charged for a cancellation and that’s the end of it.”