One of the women involved in the Secret Service sex scandal said in a recent interview that she was paid a small fraction of the agreed-upon price.
She claims they had agreed upon $800, but the next morning the Secret Service agent wanted to pay her only $30.
“I tell him, ‘Baby, my cash money,’” the women, who prefers to be called an escort, told The New York Times.
“You have higher rank,” she said. “An escort is someone who a man can take out to dinner. She can dress nicely, wear nice makeup, speak and act like a lady. That’s me.”
She told The Times that the men ordered two bottles of vodka while at the club.
“They never told me they were with [President Barack] Obama. They were very discreet,” she added.
According to the woman, the man refused to pay and forced her out of the room, calling her an expletive. The situation escalated and eventually a hotel security officer arrived.
The escort lowered the amount to $250, the price she has to pay the man who helps find her customers. The agents eventually gave her a combination of dollars and pesos worth about $225, and she went on her way.
The woman did not know who the men were until the story broke on local news.
“This is something really big,” she said. “This is the government of the United States. I have nervous attacks. I cry all the time.”
A U.S. official said the woman’s account seems to be consistent with other findings. “On the whole, it’s pretty accurate,” the official said.
So far, three Secret Service agents have been forced out of their position. Eight others have had their security clearance suspended and are on administrative leave.