Disney cancels Suzy Favor Hamilton appearance in response to escort story

suzy-favor-hamiltonAs most of you probably heard, US Olympic running legend Suzy Favor Hamilton was outed on Thursday as a high-priced escort who has spent the past year working for a company in Las Vegas called Haley Heston’s Private Collection. While it’s possible the word has not spread to everyone just yet, it appears The Walt Disney Company has certainly gotten wind.

According to the Orange County Register, Disney has canceled an upcoming appearance Favor Hamilton was supposed to make at an event in Disneyland. On Wednesday, Disney issued a news release stating that the three-time Olympian would speak during the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend next August. The news release no longer includes her appearance.

This would not have been the first time Favor Hamilton spoke at a Disney event. Last August, she spoke and led a dance at a Disneyland Half Marathon event in Anaheim. She also made an appearance at a Princess Half Marathon event in February at Walt Disney World in Florida.

Favor Hamilton took full responsibility for her actions after the story came out on Thursday, revealing that she has battled depression since her youth and has been seeking psychological attention. The story is as astonishing as they get for a 44-year-old woman who appeared to have a lot going for her. Unfortunately, when word gets around that you have been working as a $600-per-hour prostitute, the public appearances at family events start to go away.

Ex-Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton was $600-an-hour Vegas prostitute

suzy-favor-hamiltonThings are not always as they seem on the surface. In the case of Suzy Favor Hamilton, they were the exact opposite of what one would expect.

Favor Hamilton was a nine-time NCAA title winner at Wisconsin as a middle-distance runner. She was so incredible in college the Big Ten named its Athlete of the Year award after her. She competed in three different Olympics from 1992-2000, and she was the US record holder in the 1,000 meters. She was featured in commercials and magazines, and she seemed to transition into a normal life after athletics.

Favor Hamilton owns a real estate company with her husband in Madison, Wis., and she serves as a motivational speaker. She has a daughter, does promotional work for Disney, and she continues to run. But the truth is her life was nothing like it appeared on the surface.

The Smoking Gun dropped a bombshell report on Thursday that outed Favor Hamilton as a high-priced escort who has spent the past year working for an escort company called Haley Heston’s Private Collection.

Favor Hamilton went by the name “Kelly Lundy” and apparently was so good at her job she charged $600 per hour and $6,000 for 24 hours. She had worked her way up to third in The Erotic Review’s Las Vegas standings (ed note: they keep stats on EVERYTHING these days, don’t they?). But one of her biggest mistakes in working as a high-priced escort (read: prostitute) was that she would disclose her real identity to clients. That’s apparently how the word got back to The Smoking Gun about her illegal side gig.

What’s incredible is that the 44-year-old runner remained married to her 44-year-old husband, who was aware of her escort work.

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