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Who’s ‘the Harvey Weinstein of’ Sex Work? The Police

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason

Over the past week, woman after woman has come out with allegations against Hollywood studio mogul Harvey Weinstein, everything from advances on colleagues under professional pretenses, to threatening the ruin of actresses who wouldn’t sleep with him, to forcible sexual assault.

Fe Ilya/FlickrIt’s left many people wondering “who’s the Harvey Weinstein?” of their respective industries. For sex workers, the answer is all too often a local cop.

Every week brings a new story of police officers abusing their power to extort sex from women, especially women whom they’ve known to engage in prostitution. Since the start of October, at least five cops and a police dispatcher have made headlines for prostitution offenses, sometimes with underage women. And of course these are only the ones getting caught.

In an Oakland case (which I covered in more detail earlier), multiple cops were accused of coercing a teenager into sexual activity in exchange

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