Provocative Showtime Reality Series Under Scrutiny of Law Enforcement Authorities

Apr 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The stars and producers of a provocative reality show that debuted last week have been told not to talk by Showtime, as the pay-network wants to minimize questions about how it can broadcast what appears to be unlawful prostitution in the series "Gigolos," reports the New York Post.

The series lists former "21 Jump Street" actor Richard Grieco as a producer and features five male escorts who fulfill female customers’ fantasies in Las Vegas, the story says.

The show has been noticed by authorities, with Las Vegas police spokesman Marcus Martin saying, "Our vice section is aware of the situation and will be paying close attention," the article adds. "If we can show a pattern of pandering or participating in prostitution, the show could have to answer for that. People think it is a victimless crime. It is not."

The credits of the show bury a legal disclaimer that reads, "No one depicted in this program was remunerated in exchange for engaging in sexual activity."

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