Former escort who earned £140-an-hour having sex with ‘millions of clients’ calls on prostitution to be BANNED because there are ‘better ways to live’
- Kat Lee, 32, started prostituting herself at 18 and has only recently ‘retired’
- The bar worker told how she was lavished with sports cars by wealthy clients
- Claims she slept with ‘a million men’ and said she only once felt unsafe on a job
- She is calling for prostitution to be banned, saying there are ‘better ways to live’
A former escort who earned £140-an-hour having sex with men has called on prostitution to be banned.
Kat Lee, from Manchester, quit the sex industry after nearly 15 years working as a porn star and high-profile escort.
Kat and her twin sister started starring in adult films as the duo ‘Kit and Kat’ after they were ‘scouted’ by a photographer on a joint topless glamour shoot aged 18.
The 32-year-old, who works in a bar, continues to perform for clients on webcam and ‘keeps in touch with regulars’ but says she will not return to escorting.
Kat Lee and her twin sister (pictured) started starring in adult films as the duo ‘Kit and Kat’ after they were ‘scouted’ by a photographer on a joint topless glamour shoot aged 18
Kat, 32, pictured, who works in a bar, continues to perform for clients on webcam and ‘keeps in touch with regulars’ but says she will not return to escorting
Instead she is calling for it to be criminalised, saying ‘there are better ways to live’.
She said: ‘I worked [as an escort] from when I was 18 until I was in my 30s, I must have seen over a million clients.
‘I was a teenager when I got into it. It started because of a photoshoot where me and my twin sister were asked to take off our tops and knickers for an adult magazine.
‘Later, the photographer said we would be good in adult movies, being twins, and that led to escorting.
‘I’m now working as a barmaid and volunteering for various charities because I love to help people.
‘It is weird because you’re working seven hours and you think “Oh my God, I could have worked one hour for £140 instead of many hours work at £7”.
The former £140-an-hour escort, pictured, has called on prostitution to be banned
What are the laws in the UK on prostitution?
Prostitution is not wholly illegal in the UK, but many activities surrounding it are deemed unlawful.
People are allowed to both sell and pay for sex. However in Northern Ireland, the laws are different, and it is illegal to pay for sex since June 2015.
Working as a prostitute in private is not an offence, and neither is working as an outcall escort.
Nor is it illegal for prostitutes to sell sex at a brothel provided they are not involved in management or control of the brothel.
Under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, it is an offence to cause or incite prostitution or control it for personal gain, sometimes referred to as ‘pimping’
The 1956 Sexual Offences Act bans running a brothel and it’s against the law to loiter or solicit sex on the street.
Kerb-crawling is also banned, providing it can be shown the individual was causing a persistent annoyance.
Adverts placed in phone boxes have been banned since 2001.
Human trafficking, in which many women are forced into prostitution is also covered by the laws.
There are also general laws on public nuisance and decency which can be used to target the sex trade.
‘When you serve behind the bar and people say “have one for yourself” you’re only allowed to take 20p off them whereas, when I was an escort they would buy me cars and holidays, not give me 20p tips.’
She added: ‘I still perform on webcam and stay in touch with regulars, but I’m not sure if I will ever return to escorting.
‘It was something that I got into and didn’t mean to. I carried on working and then it became a habit.’
Kat, real name Zaynab Alkhatib, and her sister starred in adult films including Sugar Daddy and Vampyre Lovers.
The twins appeared on TV’s Jeremy Kyle show to talk about how they earned £500-an-hour as escorts.
Kat, real name Zaynab Alkhatib, and her sister starred in adult films including Sugar Daddy and Vampyre Lovers. Last year she appeared on ITV’s This Morning, pictured, to talk about how she was giving students discounts for sex
Last year, Alkhatib claimed to have had an affair with a famous boxing champion. She also also appeared on ITV’s This Morning to talk about how she was giving students discounts for sex.
Speaking today, Kat told how she met a broad range of clients in the industry, meeting four to five a day.
She said: ‘I grew up in Sunderland and we were racially abused in school because my dad is Arabic, but the bullies later booked me as an escort, so I had the last laugh.
‘My clientele was mainly regulars in Manchester, people in the North West and businessmen stopping over at Manchester Airport.
‘A typical day would start at 9am but I was never off the clock. People want mornings because they want to release themselves before they go to work.
‘You just don’t know when you’re going to be busy, but it’s usually dinnertime and after work at about 6pm, as well as Sundays at 3am.
‘I would put my clientele into two types. Some who wanted companionship, conversation and for me to be like a girlfriend – and others who would pull your hair and spit on you.’
She added: ‘One would see me when his wife had gone shopping. Another spoilt me with an Audi convertible and trips to Milan and Paris. I felt like Julia Roberts.’
Kat, who worked out of hotels as an ‘out-call’ prostitute told how she would keep make up to a minimum and tie her hair in a bun when working as she showered regularly throughout the day.
Despite sleeping with ‘a million’ clients, she said she has only had one situation when she felt at risk.
‘A client spiked my drink and took the money back after I was paid,’ she said. I thought I was going to die. I couldn’t breathe or anything. I had a driver to get me to jobs and I wouldn’t have got home without him.’
The Women’s Equality Party and feminist activists have called for an end to prostitution in the UK.
The Republic of Ireland last year introduced a Sex Buyers Law which criminalises people who pay for sex, and campaigners want similar legislation on the UK’s statute book.
At present, it is not illegal to pay for sex or charge for it, although it is illegal for a sex worker to solicit for business in a public place.
Kat said she found the work ‘lonely’ as their is competition between sex workers.
She continued: ‘I now spend all my time working and volunteering. My boss is fully aware of my past job and is fine with it.
‘I think a ban on prostitution would be a good thing. Some people turn to prostitution for drugs or a place to live.
‘There’s no jobs or houses so they turn to prostitution to find money to leave home. There are better ways to live.’
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