Someone Paid $600 to Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton for Escort Service

Three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton exposed a whole new side of herself when she revealed that she worked as a call girl. Eliza Shapiro steals a glance at the elusive escort service that matched her with clients.

How does one go from being a three-time American Olympian to a Las Vegas escort?

 

For Suzy Favor Hamilton, it was an exclusive, secretive escort service that helped connect her with clients who paid up to $600 for her services.

 

Suzy Favor Hamilton
Suzy Favor Hamilton poses for a photo at her home in Shorewood Hills a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin on July 19, 2012. The former U.S. Olympian apparently led a secret life for nearly a year as a $600-an-hour escort in Las Vegas. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MCT, via Landov)

 

Hamilton competed in middle-distance running at the Games in 1992, 1996, and 2000 but never scored a medal. On Thursday, she confessed to her past as a paid escort in a series of tweets after having been outed by the website The Smoking Gun.

 

“I do not expect people to understand,” Hamilton tweeted. “But the reasons for doing this made sense to me at the time and were very much related to depression.”

 

That’s a different story than the one told on the the escort bio page of “Kelly,” the alias Hamilton admitted to using.

 

“I [began working as an escort] with the idea of fulfilling a fantasy and only doing it for the short term. Well, after my first date, I was hooked, and have been doing my best to visit Las Vegas as often as my schedule allows (I run my own business in my real world life).” Hamilton runs a real-estate brokerage firm in the suburbs of Madison, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and daughter. According to her post, she began working as an escort in December 2011.

 

But while a great deal is now known about Hamilton—there are scandalous photos circulating—one has to peek behind members-only websites to glean anything about Haley Heston Private Collection, the service Hamilton admitted working for.

A look at how Haley Heston operates offers a glimpse of how escort services function and avoid legal trouble as they operate across state lines.

 

Haley Heston Private Collection is a strictly cash-only business—The Smoking Gun reports that Hamilton’s services cost about $600 an hour or $6,000 for the day. Prices are not listed on the service’s website, which is closed to the public except for a section explaining how to become a member.

“We’re happy you chose to explore with us further!” the site reads before directing potential johns to verification services and reference requests from employers or other escort services.

“Our promise to you is that we will be whom we say we are, that our ladies are genuine, that the pictures are real, and that we will not stand you up,” the site assures its customers.

But finding out who is behind Haley Heston is a trickier task that hiring one of the firm’s escorts—and that’s exactly the point. Several numbers posted on The Erotic Review, an escort review site, with Las Vegas area codes for Haley Heston were either non-working numbers or took the caller directly to an automated voice message system. Messages left at several numbers were not returned.

Other Las Vegas-based escort services answered the phone with a sultry “Hello?” but after it became clear we weren’t looking for a date they would not connect The Daily Beast to any staff member who could tell us about Haley Heston or how their own service worked.

The service’s Twitter page, @HHPCollection, was taken down as of Friday, but cached tweets hint at how the service advertised its escorts to its 138 followers. “We are the premier Boutique Escort Agency of Las Vegas,” the Twitter page reads, “for a date you won’t soon forget, some of the hottest, coolest, sexiest girls in the city =)”. @HHPCollection posted frequent ads on Twitter for “Kelly,” specifying approximately where she would be that week (such as the Las Vegas strip) and whether she would be “outcall”—going to the client—or “incall”—having the client come to her.

Beyond the now-defunct Twitter page, Haley Heston barely left a public online trace. StatsCrop, a site that tracks web history and performance, found as of Dec. 20 that the site is worth $9,175 and has 399 visitors and 2,075 page views a day.

 

The firm is breaking local and federal laws by conducting business across state lines. According to a post on The Erotic Review, the website advertises escorts in multiple states. In a blog post cached by The Smoking Gun, the service reassured its clients that “any information shared with us cannot ever be found, released, or subpoenaed. At all. Period, no if’s, and’s, or but’s.” The post also explained that Haley Heston’s website is not hosted in the United States and all contents, including client emails, are “anonymoulsy [sic] hosted by an offshore company, secured in a trust, so that the identity of HHPCollection is not public. Moreover, not even the hosting company knows who we are — we paid with cash.”

The post also claims that the service’s cell phone number is unregistered. “With a hard luck story and a little charm, we obtained cellphones that are not registered to anyone,” it reads.

“These measures are never compromised,” the post concludes, “they do not come cheap, nor easy, but we are thorough and discretion is extremely important to us — ours, our ladies, and yours!”