Ashley Dupre Explains The Difference Between an Escort & Prostitute

Watch the interview tonight on “20/20″ at 10 p.m. ET

Here’s the awkward, yet brief exchange that ends the clip:

Diane Sawyer: Any difference in your mind? [Between an escort & prostitute]

Ashley Dupre: Yes, I think that prostitution is only about sex…where as an escort is more…it’s time spent… it’s a lot more than that.

Watch the clip on ABC’s website.


29 comments
Nancy
Nancy

What about the whole girlfriend experience that some prostitutes have? Would that automatically make them considered escorts.

Prostitutes have sex for money.

That's exactly what she did.

JTchicago
JTchicago

Is there a difference between Prostitute and Porn Star?

Money talks in this culture and (these type of) girls will sell their souls for a quick buck or shot at a sugga-daddy. 79% or the stars in said porn field are women followed by another 60ish% of internet girls doing soft to hard-core on personal websites.

I cant feel 'bad' for her as it was her decision to do what she does. Much like the football player who 30 years later comes back busted and broken and demands recompense from the organization he cut a deal with when he was hot, blows his wad on chicks, booze, cars, and houses' never thinking (or saving for) what the future holds, let alone if he'll get his hip broken in the next game.

O'jays; Money, Money, Money.

JTchicago
JTchicago

So fuck it and just legalize it!

But then this country can't even create an Over-site committee to watch the likes of AIG, so what makes me think that wouldn't be an absolute disaster and fodder for the Puritans.

major
major

the problem is that CLEARLY there is no difference.

"High Class" big money white escorts go raw dog with black men while off duty (forfree) on the regular. even this streetwalker, so who's fooling

who?

the kitten
the kitten

i understand the difference. whats the problem? why is there even an arguement. yes they're both whores either way but clearly there is a difference

major
major

madams teach call girls that "prostitutes" are minorities. thats why she's spewing that.

McPerv
McPerv

What was most fucked up about the interview was the cutting back and forth between Dupre and Diane Sawyer, who were sitting across from one another. Shots of Dupre were close and clear, shots of Sawyer were far away and blurred. Was retarded. Shit, Diane, we know you're not 22 years old, get over it.

Droopy
Droopy

'Ashley Dupre Opens Up to Diane Sawyer'. Darn! It wasn't what I was expecting. I thought ABC was finally going all out lesbo. Ratings, baby, ratings!

ACE
ACE

I feel bad for her, but it's probably just because I think she's hot. I do think there is a difference between an escort and a prostitute, but it's along the same lines as a panini sandwich and a grilled cheese sandwich. People are just willing to pay more for one than the other.

john
john

And:

"And be these juggling fiends no more believed,

That palter with us in a double sense;"

john
john

O, be some other name!

What's in a name? That which we call an escort

By any other name would smell as foul.

So Ashley would, were she not escort call'd,

Raulrocks
Raulrocks

Go Home And Get Ya Fucking Shinebox (Uncertified Bastard)

That girl is a fucking cunt. That said I'd hit it, but I'd probably pay about a grand to hit it.

And THAT is the difference between a prostitue and an escort. About $950. Either way, it's still money for sex.

Raulrocks
Raulrocks

I'm watching this now and she's making me fukking sic. Between the trying to work up tears ("wait a minute, I'm about to cry" and the constant sniffling, even though she's got that stupid smile on) and the avoidance of all the hard questions (some on honey, did you really think you were coming on here just to talk about high school), "legally I can't answer that question", I'm feeling nothing but disgust for her. "I was only 19 at the time." (She started in the "industry".) "I was only 22 at the time." (She was doing Spitzer.) "I'm only 23." (What the hell are you thinking??)

Oh good for her, she managed to pull a tear out. Finally, only took 20 minutes of sniffling.

And you are a prostitute, even if you don't want to say it on national TV.

sad but true
sad but true

I guess it just doesn't matter what she tries to explain. Everybody thinks she is a prostitute.

Aisha P
Aisha P

An escort sucks cock 'with class'

RockHard
RockHard

A Whore sucks cock for Money, an Escort sucks cock for Money, whats the difference?

Some Guy
Some Guy

You're a whore, darlin'.

Her answer is just splitting hairs. Sure, escorts are slightly different from prosties in how the evening goes. But they're both there for the same purpose.

Frost
Frost

And that's the sad part of it.

McPerv
McPerv

No shit, for $500 or less you can get someone who is a Perfect 10.

Moelicious
Moelicious

one grand?! dude!! you have no idea what kind of shit is out there, do you?

McPerv
McPerv

Yeah, what a joke. I'm sure if they took away the sex part, they'd still get hired.

Frost
Frost

But the escorts, like, have deep conversation and, like, go to dinner with them and some junk!

McPerv
McPerv

There's no difference between an escort or a prostitute, or between a prostitute and all the hot women who marry ugly or old rich guys.

People just need to get over it, has always happened and always will. As long as guys want pussy and women want money, you won't get rid of prostitution.

mud hen
mud hen

I'll accept that there is a difference between a prostitute and an escort. I don't know how she explained it herself as I didn't watch the clip. An escort would be more like a companion or more than just sex. Whatever differences one may think there are it doesn't really matter. The fact is both have sex for money and that is what some find objectionable.

Frost
Frost

"More time spent?" So that makes you a dial-up "friend" he

fucks?

Just because he spends more money, that doesn't mean you're not a whore like the tricks on the street or in the legal brothels.

Peter Facienelli
Peter Facienelli

Let me tell you something, this bitch is whore whether she likes it or not. She gets paid to let men stick their cocks in her pussy. That means she's a whore. End of story. And let me tell you something else. Ashley Dupre comes to Los Angeles and her rate is going to drop by about 75%. No man in Los Angeles wants to pay top dollar to fuck some Jersey Yenta. Men in Los Angeles pay so that they DON'T have to fuck girls like this. But congratulations, Ashley Dupre, because until they day you die, you will always be known as That Whore Who Fucked Eliot Spitzer. That's all you will ever be. Good job. I'm sure you're very proud of yourself. That's quite a lot you did with your life; let a gap-toothed politicin fuck you without a condom.