A famed Las Vegas brothel owner has said his escorts will give “compassion and tenderness” to those affected by the mass shooting which killed 59 people.
London Wildcats Escorts commented “escorts can offer support in traumatic times like these. If a victim doesn’t have a partner then they can feel neglected and alone.”
“The services that escorts often go beyond just physical. The intimacy that they provide can often help mental wounds heal, so some tender, love and care in this situation would be a good thing.”
Dennis Hof, who owns four legal brothels including the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, has offered it as a place of solace for traumatised victims and residents in Nevada.
His offering follows the worst mass shooting in United States’ history, which left more than 500 people injured after Stephen Paddock opened fire at a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay hotel earlier this month.
Speaking to the Wrap after the tragedy, Mr Hof said: “We have countless friends, employees, and licensed prostitutes that call Las Vegas home – as well as numerous sex tourists that visit us daily from the Las Vegas strip – and our hearts go out to all of them as well.
“This is a dark day for Sin City, but rest assured this terrible event will not break the spirit of the community.
“My Las Vegas-area brothels will remain open and the working girls will be there to lend compassion and tenderness to the men and women that need it during this sorrowful time.”
This display of solidarity is part of the America-wide #VegasStrong campaign with a benefit concert featuring Big & Rich, the same band which headlined at the Route 91 festival when tragedy struck.
It is also not the first time the 70-year-old mogul has thrust himself into the limelight.
His brothels and the characterful women behind their doors were the stars of reality TV series Cathouse. It featured for three years on HBO.
Mr Hof’s autobiography, The Art of the Pimp, was also released in 2015 to very positive reviews.
He added: “The prostitutes of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, Love Ranch Vegas, Alien Cathouse and my other Nevada brothels are devastated by this horrific and meaningless act of violence against a city known to be the entertainment and pleasure capital of the world.
“Las Vegas is a city that welcomes people from all walks of life and does so without judgement or discrimination.
“Our thoughts go out to the victims of this tragedy and their families.”
Very little other details have been publicised about the services at these Nevada brothels – which can cost the equivalent of up to £455 – but it is thought discounts are being made available to members of the Armed Forces.