Cheerleaders Accused Of Prostitution Reportedly Worked As Strippers, Used Website To Find Sugar Daddies
After the initial report that got the Coastal Carolina University cheerleading team suspended indefinitely pending an investigation, we now have a little bit more info concerning the squad, thanks to an anonymous tipster who alleged that they were part of a prostitution ring.
The initial report, via WMBF:
“A cheerleader who spoke on the condition of anonymity said an investigator with the CCU Department of Public Safety came to their practice Wednesday night. The cheerleader said the investigator explained to the team an anonymous letter was mailed to school president David DeCenzo on March 7 alleging that team members were involved in “a long list of things,” including prostitution, purchasing alcohol for underage team members, and paying others to complete their homework assignments.
According to the cheerleader, the team was met by police outside the HTC Center after practice, who called the names of individual team members, and took them to CCU’s police station for questioning. During the questioning, the cheerleader said police searched through their cell phones. She said officers then told them they could leave around 11 p.m., after telling them they did nothing wrong.”
According to an investigation done by the school, some of the girls admitted to working as escorts and used SeekingArrangement.com, a legal website that helps connect women with “sugar daddies”.
The entire cheer team has been suspended from cheering due to a pending conduct investigation, but are still permitted to attend class.
“According to the investigation report obtained by The Sun News through a Freedom of Information request, cheerleaders involved in the escort services were paid between $100 and $1,500 per date.
Cheerleaders also would receive goods such as Michael Kors purses, as well as shoes and clothes, according to the investigation. One cheerleader was offered $800 to escort a male to New York Prime, according to the report.
The cheerleaders would not engage in sexual favors, the report stated, but the investigation found “evidence of an escort service.”
The cheerleaders ran the operation through the website seekingarrangement.com, according to the report.
Text messages between cheerleaders advised team members working at the strip clubs, including Thee DollHouse, to quit their jobs until after a national cheerleading competition taking place in Dayton Beach, Fla., according to the report.”
Here’s a copy of the school’s investigation report obtained by Deadspin: