Prostitution and Nuvo

July 3, 2008
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Yesterday's story of an Indianapolis police officer and his wife being accused of running a prostitution ring took an interesting turn this morning when Nuvo issued a release denying any connection to the alleged wrong-doing.

Lori Vernon-Lee has advertised in Nuvo for several years, the newspaper said in the release, but no Nuvo employee knew that she and Jeremy Lee were violating the law, the statement said.

â??While we support the right of individuals to seek adult entertainment, we also abide by the Indiana state law that prohibits advertising any business that exchanges sex for money,â?? Publisher Kevin McKinney said.

What do you think? Is Nuvoâ??s denying any association with a prostitution ring like Soldier of Fortune distancing itself from mercenaries?

Or, as a wag here at IBJ said, is it like record storesâ?? insisting those colorful water pipes are for decoration only?
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  • Ruth Holladay has a really good story concerning this subject.
    http://ruthholladay.com/
  • Kevin is shocked. Shocked!
  • Seriously? Wow. After reading your entire TWO PARAGRAPHS on this subject you want people to weigh in with their thoughts? Is this the IBJ or a gossip rag?
  • I never had sex with that women.
  • Instead of being, shocked, shocked. Kevin better get a, lawyer, lawyer. Promoting prostitution is serious charge.
  • Sounds like Indy's mainstream media is targeting the self proclaimed alternative media source.

    Reminds me of FOX or Rush Limbaugh railing against the work of PBS or the New York Times.
  • Doesn't the Indianapolis Star prostitute itself to the states gambling interests with custom publications for Hoosier Park Racing & Casino which is promoted on its home web page, its Custom Gaming Guide publication, advertising for the Hoosier Lottery, and slanted coverage and editorial positions on the expansion of gambling in our state?

    Wouldn't want to upset the people who pay their salaries, no matter how unsavory.
  • Believe me, there is nothing alternative about Nuvo. It's part of a 120 newspaper chain known at the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies. Nuvo has as many millionaires on its board as any mainstream media. What's so progressive about promoting a criminal act?
  • I think it is funny. Nuvo has been trashing the Star for years and taking the we-are-so-much-more-mightier-and-highier-than-you approach to journalism.

    So you have the Star which is afraid of offending their advertisers and Big Brother Gannett so they half-cover the stories and delete facts from stories and Nuvo who pushes agendas and thinks in more black and white terms as in you must follow our opinion.

    Great choices
  • sorry- higher
  • Lighten up, Francis.
  • I used to work at Nuvo and handle the adult classifieds a couple years ago. Everyone know that the most profitable section of the issue was always the prostitutes. It was openly discussed in meetings, ecept that we always said with a smile escorts or massage and everyone giggled. I'll never forget Kevin's creepy smile and the way his face lit up every thursday when the prostitues came in to pay for their ads becausse they are the only advertisers that he requires pay upfront.
  • You're not the only one that's worked at Nuvo and know about Kevin's Little Secret. I remember the director of the escort section was replying to criticism of the sex ads by stating, Prostitutes have First Amendment rights too, Nuvo management has known for years that those sex ad clients are really prostitutes. So much for Social Justice.
  • hope I get supeoned!
  • The IBJ has sunk to a new low with this pathetic blog...
  • Why is it pathetic Helen? Because someone is actually questioning Nuvo? GASP! I think it's a good question. Like the poster above who worked at Nuvo I used to work at a record store that sold those pipes. We used to joke about the crack shipments coming in whenever we had a run on glass pipes. It's the same thing with Nuvo. I'm surprised something like this hasn't happened before now.
  • Boy, I must be getting old. When you guys talked about water pipes at record stores, I thought you were talking about water pipes running along the ceiling of record stores. I thought to myself, I've never seen water pipes on the ceiling of record stores. Then a day later, I thought, Oh, they're talking about THOSE water pipes. Boy, it's been a long time since the 70s. Do I feel stupid?
  • Indianapolis escorts classifieds
    Thanks for the update, is there any way I can receive an email sent to me when you write a fresh article?

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