Convicted "D.C. Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey railed against what she called a "modern-day lynching" in notes to her mother and sister before hanging herself at her mother's Florida home, police disclosed Monday.
Euphemisms abound for prostitution, but spend a week combing through the phone records of the so-called "D.C. Madam," and it's clear that "call girl" is far and away the most apt. It is all about the calls.
Larry Flynt's Hustler magazine claimed credit for exposing Sen. David Vitter's connection to the "D.C. Madam" Tuesday, saying Vitter confessed after a journalist reported finding the senator's number in the escort service's phone records.
An attorney for Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the alleged "D.C. Madam," rejected accusations Monday that releasing a list of phone numbers used to dial Palfrey's high-end escort service amounted to blackmail.
A federal judge ruled Friday that the alleged "Washington Madam" cannot sell phone records and other business records, but her attorney said copies of those records have already been handed over to a media outlet.