ABC News is reporting that Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof says he wants to start a new and fully legal brothel in London during the upcoming summer Olympics.
According to ABC, it's not just because he could make "a couple million pounds," he says, but because legal brothels would stop human trafficking by international criminal gangs.
Hof, the 65-year-old owner of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch and star of "Cathouse," promoted legal prostitution during a Thursday night debate at the Oxford Union, and told ABC News that while he's in the U.K. he's on a mission to sell London authorities on legal brothels.
"These illegal brothels are disgusting," said Hof. "The girls are not tested for diseases and they're trafficked and forced into it. I'm saying it's not always like that and it doesn't have to be like that. We can provide the client with a clean, safe and fun experience."
Hof said he wouldn't mind making some money out of a pop-up mini-Bunny Ranch during the Olympic games, which begin July 27 and are projected to draw as many as 900,000 visitors to London. He estimates he would make "a couple million pounds" during the three-week event, which he said is "much more than the average" he would make during a similar period at his Nevada brothel, where he employs 500 girls.
While prostitution is legal in the U.K., operating a brothel, pimping and streetwalking are all illegal, as is paying for sexual services from someone who has been coerced into prostitution.
Hof believes that establishing legal brothels around metropolitan London for the duration of the games would provide safe sex for both tourists and prostitutes, as well as much-needed tax revenue.