Five women who were reportedly forced to live a life of prostitution by a Father and son pimp team are now pleading for their freedom, according to the New York Daily News.
The women, who are protesting outside a Manhattan courthouse, were donned in matching tees with scribbled words of support like, “We are not victims!” for the accused pimps Vincent George Sr. (pictured with glasses below) and Vincent George Jr. (pictured below).
The men were in court Tuesday with their lawyers as they unsuccessfully tried to get bail.
Both men are accused of using a music recording company and a livery car service to launder millions of dollars for their alleged sordid business. The Dad, 55, and his son, 33, reportedly built up their lucrative business off the backs of the women, and John Temple, who heads the Manhattan DA’s human trafficking program, says that the men kept their females in a subservient position, holding them captive at residences in Queens and in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The five protestors, who stood united in their cause to save their employers, chanted, “We are a family! And we are all proud to be Georges! It’s a prostitution revolution!”
According to Georges Jr.’s lawyer, David Epstein, who admitted the women are “unabashedly prostitutes,” the prostitutes were free to come and go as they pleased and enjoyed freedoms, such as home ownership and bank accounts.
Yet, prosecutors noticed one of the women had a tattoo on her neck that read, “King,” which is supposedly a brand that means she belongs to the Georges stable. The DA also saw a bar code tattooed on the body of another one of the vocal advocates for the Georges, which again signals Georges’ ownership.
The men, who sold their stable of females for $200 to $500 a pop, were arrested back in April and have remained in jailed sans bail on a slew of charges: money laundering, violent sex trafficking, and pandering.
Ironically, the Dad and son are not charged with promoting prostitution, which the women freely admit to doing.