Sex work doesn’t make you a bad mum, says former call girl
FORMER call girl Samantha X has hit back, saying being a sex worker doesn't make a woman a bad mother.
The 43-year-old, who is also known as Amanda Goff, shares two children with ex-husband, Sydney banker, David Basha.
She is now dating Channel Seven's rising star Ryan Phelan, 42.
Samantha X has now lashed out on Instagram to define a "bad mother."
"To any woman out there who thinks their job as a stripper/sex worker/dancer/porn Star makes you a "bad mother"-- NO," she wrote.
"Abusing and killing your kids makes you a bad mother. Not providing for them."
Samantha X has worked at New Idea, Prevention and InStyle, appeared on Seven's Sunday Night program to promote her new book Hooked - Secrets of a High-Class Escort.
She explained in September 2014 how boredom at work led to her transition from a divorced mum to a highly paid escort.
She said she would stare out the window of her Sydney office at "the grey buildings" and "fantasise about drinking champagne in a hotel room with a man".
One day, she decided to visit a bordello on her lunch break. Two days later, she was having sex for money.
Her experience of post-divorce dating disasters and romantic "let downs" also contributed to her decision to become a sex worker, she said at the time.
But just last month, Samantha X announced she was quitting the escort business.
Samantha X, who now lives in Sydney, also revealed she was quitting her job to focus on running her escort agency, Samantha X Angels.
"I never thought I'd be writing this, but life works in wonderfully surprising and mysterious ways!" she wrote on her blog at the time.