She’s sick of the COVID C-block.
Alice Little, the woman who infamously hypes herself as the “highest-earning sex worker in the US,” is suing the state of Nevada to reopen its brothels mid-pandemic.
The lawsuit comes after the state’s governor Steve Sisolak excluded prostitutes from the “close contact” businesses he permitted to open as part of the phase 2 reopening efforts in May, Insider reported.
“The governor’s decision to keep brothels closed is just blatant discrimination against Nevada’s legal sex workers,” said Little, 30, in a press release.
The Ireland native — who has 106,000 followers on Instagram — worked for the Moonlite BunnyRanch, which closed its doors in March in line with statewide coronavirus lockdown measures. Around a year prior, Irish Central reported that she was earning around $1 million per year.
In the injunction filed on Oct. 30, the high-rolling hooker claims that sex workers have suffered financial hardships under the closures in Nevada, which is currently the only state where prostitution is legal. Not only that, but the state relief measures package excluded the world’s oldest profession.
“Nevada’s governor has unfairly kept the legal brothels closed while allowing other high-contact businesses, such as massage parlors, spas, and salons, to reopen,” wrote Little on a GoFundMe page aiming to raise $50,000 for the lawsuit. The campaign has amassed more than $8,000 as of Tuesday morning.
As a safeguard against brothel lockdown, the lawsuit states that licensed flesh peddlers should have the right to “ply their legal trade” at home or other private locations.
But ending prostitute prohibition doesn’t seem to be a priority for Sisolak amid the pandemic. “Certainly we’re going to have to look at getting kids back into schools before we look at getting folks back into brothels,” he told the Nevada Independent just days before Little’s lawsuit. “We’ll be addressing it sometime, certainly, but it’s not in the immediate future.”
Little isn’t the only courtesan who’s taken drastic measures to stay afloat amid COVID-caused cathouse closures. Many out-of-work skin merchants have turned to hawking OnlyFans content while one enterprising Nevada escort is offering a PG-rated “virtual girlfriend experience” in exchange for groceries and gift cards.