A judge asked a Didcot prostitute to justify how she could charge a client £20,000 a week.I guess he thought he was getting a better deal than he’d previously imagined!
Dawn Dunbar, of Wessex Road, Didcot, told the judge although she realised her fees were 10-times the usual rate, they were for services rendered.There’s a picture of her at the article. Now, I’m no oil painting myself, but if she’s getting £20000 a week, I could be on Premier League footballers money!
She made the claim on Tuesday at Reading Crown Court as she tried to hang on to hundreds of thousands of pounds given to her by Paul Hopes who had stolen the money.And so she came up with this rather desperate gambit.
If the money was for services, the 37-year-old could not be forced to give it back. If if was a gift, the court could make her hand it over.
Judge John calculated the weekly average she had received and said: “The amount is not £500 a week. It is not £1,000, or even £2,000 a week. It is £20,000 a week. How do you manage to evaluate your services – sex – at £20,000 a week?Now, there’s a man who should’ve gone to ‘Specsavers’…
“How do you justify that?”
Miss Dunbar replied: “It wasn’t me that was putting the worth on that. It was Mr Hopes paying what he thought it was worth.”
Prosecutors argued successfully on Tuesday that most of the money given to Miss Dunbar was not earned by her and could thus be confiscated.*boggle*
The judge ruled that receivers could chase the remaining cash and any assets obtained with the money, including a Toyota Landcruiser she bought for her husband Martin Iheanacho, and her own £42,000 Lexus 4X4.
The enforcement team will also go after properties she bought, including a £60,000 plot of land in her husband’s native Nigeria. A £132,000 Bentley Continental which Hopes bought Miss Dunbar has already been confiscated.
The court heard while supporting Miss Dunbar and four other prostitutes – processing stolen money through a special account – Hopes was not spending any of the money on himself or his wife Gillian.Thank god there appear to be no children…
She has since divorced him and been awarded the family home, in Woodley, near Reading.