November 17, 2009

Estranged Father Upset To Find Out His Daughter Was a Hooker

This sounds like an Onion headline, but it’s not. 34-year-old Dr Brooke Magnanti announced that she was the blogger Belle de Jour, and now her estranged father is upset to find out that his daughter was a hooker.

I hadn’t heard about this, but it appears that Dr. Magnanti was living the life of a prostitute in order to pay for her education. I guess it worked; she’s a doctor now. The blog became a book, Belle de Jour: Diary of an Unlikely Call Girl, which probably made her a few bucks as well. Her father, Paul Magnanti, told London’s Daily Telegraph the following: “It’s broken my heart. No parent wants to hear that. I was very proud when she got her PhD. She is a very intelligent girl and I wish she had become well-known under different circumstances. I would rather things had worked out differently but it’s her life to live. I can’t say I feel guilty. I know she makes her own choices, she is an independent person.”

Glad he doesn’t feel guilty.

But there’s more.

“We always worked and provided a good home for her. We never beat her, never argued in front of her, we didn’t get divorced until after she had graduated high school. I think we were good parents. We gave her a good education and sent her to private schools, to strict Catholic schools. But she didn’t consider herself a Catholic – she was too independent to follow the church. Throughout high school she had a normal behaviour – it’s not like she had a different boy each week. If she had a boyfriend she would often bring him to the house and I would get to meet him. They were respectful and nice.” (emphasis added)

So it was her fault. Too damn independent. Slut.

Or we could let Chris Rock say it.

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In addition, daddy Magnanti has a few flaws of his own. He is estranged from his daughter after a “drug problem” that he told the Telegraph is no longer an issue. You know what we say to that?

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But the real kicker is this. Paul Magnanti slept with 150 prostitutes, according to the Telegraph. He blames drugs and the fact that he was “upset” after his divorce. “After Brooke left high school and went to college, her mother and I got a divorce, which was very upsetting to me. At that point I started to see prostitutes. There were a few that I befriended and two that I had a relationship with who even moved in with me briefly. I tried to get them to stop using drugs and stop working as prostitutes. Drugs and prostitutes go hand in hand in most cases, though apparently in my daughter’s case it was quite the opposite, thankfully.”

Glad to hear that he’s so concerned with his daughter’s welfare now. And I’m not saying that he should feel like it’s all his fault. But sleeping with 150 prostitutes isn’t what you do when you’re upset after a divorce. Once or twice, OK. 150 times means you really like whores. You don’t get to wag your finger and claim that your daughter isn’t a “good Christian” after sleeping with 150 hookers.

What a shithead.

By the way, there is also the Belle de Jour movie, which stars Catherine Deneuve in her prime. Has nothing to do with this story, except that the movie is also about a hooker. Sorry, lady of the evening.