WTOP today offers a deeper look into the unraveling of the D.C. Madam. Newly obtained email exchanges between “Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey and “Jennifer,” the former Akin Gump legal secretary she employed, reveal a scheme to keep business alive, as well as a suspected betrayal.
Ah yes, like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
Though Palfrey considered Jennifer “a little sister,” turns out she also suspected she was the one to rat her out for running the alleged prostitution ring that undoubtedly had men frantically deleting their call logs all over town.
In one email, Palfrey writes to Jennifer, “Why did you do this to me? I never did anything to you,” though the Madam now says she no longer suspects Jennifer was the traitor.
In an even juicer exchange, Palfrey gives Jennifer advice about how to revive the business. She hands over the real names and phone numbers of her other employees, explaining that it would be a waste to throw away “a perfectly viable revenue stream.”
Might not have been a bad option for Jennifer, who now works in debt collection.