Taiwan police recently busted a sophisticated online prostitution operation for over a decade with over a thousand escorts, among them b-list actresses and young models, reported Taiwan media. Speculation has been rife over the identities of the celebrities and models involved after tabloids claimed that police sources had confirmed that the names of three of them started with ‘L’, ‘S’ and ‘K’.
Taiwan police revealed over the weekend that the person who blew the whistle on the online prostitution ring was a starlet who was being blackmailed by the website owner, identified only as ‘Zhang’ by the police. The starlet, who had appeared in Taiwan dramas, wanted to strike out on her own and handle her own transactions after working with the web ring for some six months. ‘Zhang’ who found out, sent someone posing as a client seeking sexual favours from the starlet, in order to secretly record a video of them engaged in sexual acts with a hidden camera.
In order to control the starlet, ‘Zhang’ threatened to leak the video and tell the starlet’s family about their dealings unless she paid ‘Zhang’ some NT$1.6 million (S$68,775). However, even after ‘Zhang’ was paid, the website owner refused to let the starlet off. The starlet who once thought of ending her life, eventually decided to call the police instead.