AMERICA'S highest-earning legal sex worker is suing Nevada's governor to make paying for sex in the Silver State possible again.
Pint-sized redhead Alice Little, 30, earned $1million a year working at Nevada’s famous Moonlite BunnyRanch until all 21 of the state’s brothels were ordered to close back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dublin-born beauty, who stands at just 4ft 8in tall and has been a sex worker since 2015, has now seen her income drop 95 per cent she says hundreds of Nevada’s hookers are struggling to get by.
Nevada's licensed brothels are the only places in the country where men can legally pay to have full sex.
The Moonlite BunnyRanch, which featured in the HBO reality show Cathouse, was owned by high-profile pimp Dennis Hof from 1992 until his death in 2018.
Alice insists brothels can operate safely in the pandemic because of rapid testing which she says makes them “safer than a Tinder date.”
The hooker is now suing Nevada state governor Steve Sisolak to try to force the brothels to open.
He shut them down as "nonessential businesses" but other businesses such as hair salons and massage therapists, also classed as nonessential, have been allowed to reopen.
Alice, a three-time “Companion of the Year” award winner, a title given to the highest-earning legal sex worker in the state, said: “My earnings are 95 per cent down this year.
“I’m the most successful lady in my industry and the effect has been enormous.
“The Moonlite BunnyRanch has 500 ladies working there throughout the year and they’ve all had their incomes decimated.
“One of my guests and I recently started taking our dogs out for walks which was real fun.
“So many guests are staying in touch but using alternative ways. Ladies have had to change the way they work.
“A lot of sex workers have gone online, using sites like OnlyFans.
“Some have tried to get other jobs but having ‘legal sex worker’ on your resume can be a difficult thing to have.
“By law in Nevada, ladies have to work out of a brothel, too, they can’t work from home.
“Some ladies are tempted into illegal sex work where they go online and don’t advertise showing their faces.
“There are other ladies burning through years and years of savings, their retirements are slipping through their fingertips.
“Others are having to try to build an online brand for themselves from home but while homeschooling their kids because the schools are closed.”
In Alice's lawsuit against Governor Sisolak, she claims that his decision to close the brothels was "unconstitutional" and "arbitrary".
He has also reportedly said that reopening the brothels was "not on his radar."
Alice, a former jockey and emergency medical technician, told The Sun said: “Brothels and sex workers are being snubbed. We're taxpayers but we're not getting any benefits.
“Brothels can open safely. We have access to testing, there’s rapid testing with results available in 30 minutes.
“Bookings are by appointment so the lady and the guest can test prior to the appointment.
“It would be much safer to go and see a legal sex worker than it would to go on a random hookup off of Tinder.
“Dating wasn’t banned during the pandemic.
“The governor should treat us the same way as other industries.
“Here in Nevada you can got get a tattoo and have a piercing. Even massage therapists are open.
“If you can do those things, you should be able to see a legal sex worker.
“Brothels need a chance to survive this, we’re now nine months into this pandemic now.”
She added: “We pay 50 per cent of what we earn to the brothel to work legally.
“Brothel owners can weather the storm and not get paid for a year or so but the ladies, the ones doing the trade, can’t.
“If we can work from home, like pretty much everyone else has been doing, that would make a difference, too.”
Alice is now waiting for the governor to respond to her lawsuit which he has to do within 30 days of its filing.
“I am hopeful of a positive outcome with the court case," Alice said.
“We have the right to return to work just like every other American.”
Speaking in October to The Nevada Independent, the governor said: "I don’t know how you social distance in a brothel.
"I know that they advocate to me that they test for sexually transmitted disease.
"That’s different than testing for Covid and having people skin against skin."
Governor Sisolak’s office has been contacted by The Sun for comment.
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