TV Host Advises Sex Addict to Charge Money

By McCarton Ackerman 02/01/12

The host of a British chat show sparks outrage by suggesting a sex addict with over 1,000 conquests should start selling her body.

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TV personality Eamonn Holmes, who hosts popular chat show This Morning on Britain's ITV, has found himself in hot water after asking sex addict Crystal Warren why she hasn't turned to prostitution to profit from her addiction. The 42-year-old recently revealed that she's slept with over 1,000 men and is unable to keep a job because of her sex addiction. "If you need this five or six times a day, have you never thought about making a business of it...charging for it?" asked Holmes. Warren was adamant that she's not proud of her behavior, but would never sell sex for money for fear of "becoming maybe like a robot. This way I do it when I want to do it. I get to choose who I sleep with." Angry British viewers took to Twitter to voice their outrage at Holmes' line of questioning: "Eamonn Holmes is disgusting! #EndOf" was a typical comment. Amid the embarrassment, an ITV spokesman told The Sun, "Eamonn's question was in the context of a wider balanced and frank interview." It's not the first sex-related on-air gaffe from 52-year-old Holmes: In 2011, he was accused of victim-blaming after telling rape victim Hannah Cant, "I hope you take taxis now."

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.