Man Arrested After Business Card Touts Professional “Gang Bang Organizer”

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The alleged Twitter account of Pollock which appears to match his mugshot. Via Gawker.

A man was arrested in Bloomington, MN after police raided his motel room where he was reportedly organizing a gangbang for a woman’s 45th birthday party (can we agree gangbang should be one word, OED?).

Scott Pollock was charged with a felony count of solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution stemming from the incident according to the Minneapolis City Pages.

Pollock was reportedly caught after the manager of the Quality Inn, where Pollock was arrested, found one of Pollock’s business cards in his parking lot which listed his title as “Scott, Gang Bang Organizer” and the company as “Scotty GB Parties”.

The manager plugged in the group email listed on the card, and saw that his motel’s address, with a room number, was listed for that night, along with information about the woman involved — “Wendy” — and a suggested $20 donation for participants. The manager called the police to kick the gang-bangers out.

Really motel manager? What was it that was too far for you? Obviously you were fine with picking up a random guy’s business card from the ground, and once you knew what he did bringing it home and googling the service. Was it the $20 cover? No motel manager in their right mind would pretend that paid sex acts aren’t happening in their establishment on a daily basis. Did you want a personal invite?

Supposedly “Wendy”, the woman at the center of the gang bang, wanted to celebrate her 45th birthday by being banged by 45 men, which we’ll just call her white diamond birthday. And good for her, because after your 45th white diamond, things like osteoporosis just ruin all the fun. Wendy confirmed to police that she was there voluntarily and was not being paid for her participation.

Which led to (what should have been) a very legally credible argument to have Pollack’s charges dismissed. Pollack argued in a motion that because all parties were consenting and there wasn’t an exchange of money for explicit sexual acts, that this did not constitute prostitution, but rather was a donation for time spent.

It’s this notion that nearly all escorts operate under: you’re donating money for our time spent, and whatever happens during that time is consensual and not contractually bound by any exchange of money. To argue otherwise would basically mean that anytime there was an exchange of goods between two parties that later led to a sexual act, those parties were engaging in prostitution (see every date, ever). The donation exception applies to alcohol as well, and is exactly what allows friends to ask for a few bucks when you’re coming over to their house party, or art galleries to accept donations for wine without operating with a liquor license.

Unfortunately the court denied Pollack’s motion. He’s set to be sentenced in September.

And while we can argue back and forth about what constitutes prostitution, I think it’s pretty obvious that all parties apart from the motel manager were consenting, and society’s no better off with Pollock facing these charges.

I’m still left wondering what would have changed that manager’s decision to call the cops.

“Sorry, the HBO’s going to cost you extra.”
“One at a time on the bed or you’ll break the Magic Fingers’ motor!”
“Fine, but you’re still only getting two room keys.”
“Suzanne, we’re gonna need those crabs waiver forms we have in storage.”
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About Eric Barry

Eric Barry is a Chicago comedian, writer, and creator of Full Disclosure, voted "Best Sex-Positive" podcast by the Chicago Reader. He holds a B.A. in Theater & Performance Studies from UC Berkeley, and his work has been featured on Huffington Post, Cosmo, SF Chronicle, and more. He is currently working on developing a pilot based off his time in the sex work industry.

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