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Susan Finklestein’s Lawyer: She Was a Slut, Not a Prostitute

Susan FinklesteinSusan Finklestein is the Philadelphia woman who famously (infamously?) offered sex for Phillies World Series tickets. Here’s how her ad read: “DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX (Philadelphia) Diehard Phillies fan–gorgeous tall buxom blonde– in desperate need of two World Series Tickets. Price negotiable— I’m the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!” That sounds pretty clearly like a prostitution solicitation, but I’m no judge. Nor am I a lawyer, much less one who came up with one of the more bizarre defenses I’ve ever encountered. Check out what William J. Brennan is using as a defense of his client, as shared by the Philadelphia Inquirer via FanHouse:

“You can be a slut; that’s not illegal,” Brennan argued at a hearing this afternoon. “Here you have to be in the business of prostitution” to have broken the law.

But [Judge] Cepparulo ruled that the allegations against Finkel fit one legal description of prostitution: engaging or attempting to engage “in sexual activities as a business.”

Honestly, do lawyers have no self respect? Did he really just try to invoke the “she’s a slut” defense? How is this anything other than prostitution? It’s no different from a porn star asking someone to escort her to a Phoenix Coyotes game. There’s no defense for prostitution and this only gives sluts a bad name.

Susan Finklestein Offered Sex to an Officer for Phillies World Series Tickets

Susan FinklesteinNo, that story is not a joke. You figure some fans are willing to go pretty far to get tickets to a big game — an Arizona Cardinals fan got his butt tattooed for NFC Championship Game tickets — but Susan Finklestein has taken the game to a whole new level. She apparently was so desperate for Phillies World Series tickets that she posted an ad on craigslist that hinted at sexual offers.

According to police, her online ad read: “DESPERATE BLONDE NEEDS WS TIX (Philadelphia) Diehard Phillies fan–gorgeous tall buxom blonde– in desperate need of two World Series Tickets. Price negotiable— I’m the creative type! Maybe we can help each other!”

Bensalem Township police said they made contact with the female after viewing her add on Craigslist.com. The woman then allegedly solicited an undercover police officer to perform various sex acts in exchange for the tickets.

Man, there are some horny guys out there, I’m surprised this didn’t work out. By the way, one of the advantages of being a police officer is you can get the sex first and then make the arrest second. So now we know what being a “creative type” means. Nice going, Susan. At least she’ll get to watch the series before her case goes to trial.