High-end escort service sees business dip with lockout

Most of the grim stories on the effects of the lockout have centered on arena workers and others who are struggling financially because of the strike.

I’ve got to give sports business reporter extraordinaire Darren Rovell of CNBC.com credit for pursuing a new financial angle to the story.

Rovell talked to “Henry,” who runs an escort business in New York City.

“Henry” tells Rovell that business is down about 30 percent because of the lockout. Charges, according to Rovell, are typically $400 to $4,000 per hour, depending on the woman.

“There are replacements but they aren’t as consistent and not nearly as high paying,” “Henry” told Rovell.

People are hurting all over because of the strike. Rovell did a nice job of advancing the story as the lockout continues.

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