WTF… James Lipton Admits To Being A Pimp In Paris

WTF… James Lipton Admits To Being A Pimp In Paris
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In the most bizarre news of the day: James Lipton, Dean Emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and host of the Bravo series “Inside the Actors Studio,” used to be a pimp. Yes, James Lipton used to be a pimp.

Before his show’s 250th episode, the youthful 86 year old admitted to Parade.com that he had pandered “a whole bordello” of women in 1950s Paris, “only a few years after the war.”

An excerpt from Lipton’s candid interview is below:

“Paris was different then, still poor. Men couldn’t get jobs and, in the male chauvinist Paris of that time, the women couldn’t get work at all. It was perfectly respectable for them to go into le milieu…

[One of the prostitutes and I] became great friends. When I ran out of money, I said, ‘I have to go home.’ She said, ‘No, you don’t. I’ll arrange for you.’ So she arranged for me to do it. I had to be okayed by the underworld; otherwise they would’ve found me floating in the Seine … I represented them a [whole bordello], but her especially.

I did a roaring business, and I was able to live for a year. The French mecs didn’t exploit women. They represented them, like agents. And they took a cut. That’s how I lived. I was going through my rites of passage, no question about it. It was a great year of my life.”

Lipton, who is happily married to wife Kedakai Turner, added that despite his previous career choices, he was against people paying for sex.

“I think if you can’t earn it on your own, then you don’t deserve it.”

We love you James Lipton.

Photo Credit: WENN

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