This story first appeared in the May 17 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. But since his bust in for his part in the most explosive prostitution scandal in the history of the festival, Nahas, 48, can't leave his native Lebanon.
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He hopes that his eight-year prison sentence, slapped on him in absentia by a French judge after a trial escorts secrets Marseilles in October, will be overturned on appeal this year, but he's not overly optimistic. In fact, he also is fearful private escorts hamilton nz if he leaves Lebanon, he'll be picked up by Interpol.
Nahas, who owns a Beirut-based modeling agency, used to work as a right-hand escorts secrets for Moatessem Gadhafithe playboy son of Libyan strongman Muammar Gadhafi, Nahas' longtime pal. It was during this time that Nahas was arrested on charges of running a prostitution ring that supplied more than 50 women "of various nationalities" to the younger Gadhafi and other rich Middle Eastern clients during the festival.
Moatessem was killed with his father in Libya in The women ran the gamut, from full-time escorts to models to beauty queens, and they serviced men in hotels, on yachts and in the palatial villas in the hills above Cannes, police said. Philippe Campsa lawyer for a Paris-based anti-prostitution organization that was a civil plaintiff in the trial, tells THR that some of the women were brought to Cannes under false pretenses and coerced into prostitution. Police broke into Nahas' nude personals in pine hill cdp at the city's 40 escort edmond Carlton hotel in August and kamathipura prostitutes experience him after online escort lengthy investigation involving wiretaps, which helped them identify Nahas and seven others as key members of hot collection escort portsmouth vice ring.
Prostitution is legal in France, but soliciting, whether with advertising or on a street corner, is not. Nahas remains bitter escort service in philadelphia his arrest and subsequent conviction and denies he was running a prostitution ring.
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He says he addington ok milf personals unfairly singled out in a sea of rich players who move in and around the Cannes Film Festival's second-biggest business after movies: sex.
But they went after me. Because I worked for Gadhafi. They're the ones who are well-dressed and not smoking," tweeted Roger Ebert in Daisy is one of many independent escorts who have their own websites and usually avoid going to hotels and bars -- except during the festival. We know the hotel concierges.
The local prostitutes, says Daisy, routinely drop cash off with concierges at the town's top hotels. In return, if they bbw personals lucky, concierges sometimes steer clients their way. During the day festival, an estimated to hookers stroll in and out of the big hotels every day, according to hotel sources.
escort women amherst Nahas says the money can be bigger than most people realize. The most beautiful call girls, he says, know to target the high-end hotels "where all the Arabs stay.
If they like you, they will give you a lot of money. At Cannes, they carry money around in w of 10, euros.
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To them, it's just like paper. They don't even like to count it.
They'll just hand it to the girls without thinking. I know the system. The serious action starts after 10 p. Call girls sit in the lobby, and prospective clients check them out.
Some of the "luxury prostitutes" come as part of an organized ring, the type of operation that police said Nahas ran, and others fly in small groups on their own, curvy claire escort escorts secrets Paris, London, Venezuela, Brazil, Morocco and Russia.
Still others take advantage of the other big event taking place on the Cote d'Azur, the Monaco Grand Prix, and rent hotel rooms in the town of Beausoleil, chicas escorts behind Monaco, and commute between there and Cannes, a minute drive. Nahas denies he was running a prostitution ring but admits he arranged for women to come to Cannes during the festival.
His job, he says, was to pick them up at Nice International Airport, bring them to the port at Cannes and place them on small boats that took them out to Gadhafi's yacht, the Che Doncaster prostitution area, and other luxury vessels. I had no part of it.
They may have just been there to talk and have fun. Kevin Costner also attended. But Gadhafi was shy, believe it or not.
Women had to make the first move. Since Gadhafi's death, the money has dried up. When Nahas was arrested, police confiscated an address book that contained escorts secrets of names and contact information for some of the richest princes and potentates in the Middle East. Nahas admits that he knew them all but denies bournemouth escort luxury he procured hookers for them. But even if he did, says Nahas, there are plenty more like him all over Cannes during the festival.
Every boat has about 10 girls on san marcos texas escort they are usually models, and they are usually nude or half nude.
It's drugs and drink and beautiful women. Go out on one and you'll see. The girls are all waiting for their envelopes at the end of bbw escorts ireland night. It's been going on there for 60 years.
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A "gift" contained in an envelope, according to Nahas and escorts secrets of veteran Cannes escort women interviewed by THRis how prostitutes get paid at the festival. Women installed on yachts in Cannes during the film festival are called escorts secrets girls," and the line between professional prostitutes and B- or C-list Hollywood actresses and models who accept payment for sex with rich older men is sometimes very blurred, explains one film industry veteran. They tell themselves what they're doing at Cannes is OK, that they're just on dates with rich men, when the reality is they're doing what prostitutes do.
But they like the bbw escort in la. Carole Raphaelle Davis -- a longtime French-American film and TV actress 2 Broke GirlsAngel who grew up in international circles in Paris, London and Thailand -- says few people realize that some prominent and moneyed society women spent many years as high-priced prostitutes. Davis, who is married to TV comedy writer Kevin Rooney bbw escorts ireland divides her time between France and Beverly Hills, says she has two acquaintances who escort greenwood in to work the Cannes Film Festival as well as other exotic locales around the world.
Davis says she has been propositioned by some of the richest men in the world but could never imagine sleeping with them for money. She says the women she knew "traveled the world like jet-setters," and one of them eventually ended up marrying one of the richest men in France. She didn't mind sleeping with men who were repulsive. She said it never lasted more than five minutes, so it wasn't that bad.