Linda Fondren, a Vicksburg, Mississippi mayoral candidate recently opened up about her past as a “working girl.” In the past Fondren had been accused of being part owner of Nevada brothel Sagebrush Ranch, but in a recent interview with WLBT, she came clean about her past and set the record straight.
“I was a working girl in a legal brothel over thirty years ago. It’s true, my husband was my client. My husband and I have been married for twenty-eight years,” Fondren explained.
She also admits that she and her husband did own the ranch, but they sold it back in the early 90′s. Fondren went on to say that she knew her past as a “working girl” would eventually be exposed, she just didn’t think it would receive as much attention as it has and that she’d avoided conversations about it in the past because she didn’t want to embarrass her family.
” I knew that it would surface because it was around, I just didn’t think it would be me sitting here having an interview with you today.”
“Am I proud of what I did? No. Do I have regrets? No. I am who I am. This is my story. It is what makes me who I am.”
“My story is exactly why I’m running for mayor because I want to give people better choices than what I had. I want people to understand you can turn your life around. I turned my life around and so it definitely can happen for others as well.”
News of Fondren’s past first leaked when popular brothel owner, Dennis Hot came forward saying that he knew Linda from the brothel business.
“I’m just proud that a former Nevada prostitute has gone on to achieve what she’s achieved,” Hot said during an interview.
He’s now endorsing her for mayor, suggesting that people “give her a chance.” Linda maintains that she doesn’t know Hot personally.
Turn the page to watch Fondren’s interview. Would you vote for a politician who admitted to being a prostitute in the past?