Spice gathering ex-prostitutes for political party
DAYS AFTER RESIGNING from the campaign of former sex worker Natalie Harewood, adult industry businessman, Charles “Charlie Spice” Lewis, is looking for 30 retired sex workers to form the Political Prostitutes Party (PPP) for the upcoming general election.
Lewis served as Harewood’s campaign manager for a short period after she announced she would be running in the City of Bridgetown constituency.
He said former prostitutes, strippers, webcam performers and other adult industry professionals for the fledgling party could step forward.
“I am still reeling from the resounding success that she [Yearwood] acquired, and I was a party to, in helping her acquire it. It made me think if this is the result of one person who was a prostitute becoming part of the arena, what are the possibilities here?” Lewis said in an interview with Starcom Network yesterday.
But Harewood said she was not pleased the call was posted on her official Facebook page, giving the erroneous impression she was a member. She said she remained an independent candidate and distanced herself from the move.
“I am very upset . . . and felt very disturbed because I had nothing to do with that . . . . I will not allow Mr Spice to try to pull me down in the gutter,” she said.
Lewis, founder and president of Adult Industry Association, said he was shocked by this response.
“She is clearly upset that I have decided to start this party,” he said. “I am surprised that she is upset that I am attempting to help sex workers run in the upcoming election and offer the same support I offered to her.” (SAT)