Coastal Carolina cheerleaders are being put under the microscope and the findings may surprise you. After being suspended due to prostitution allegations, the findings of an investigation point to an escort service and moonlighting in strip clubs.
According to documents obtained by The Sun News, members of the cheerleading team allegedly worked as strippers and escorts. Some of the ladies involved in the escort service were paid between $100 and sometimes up to $1,500 per date. According to the report, the cheerleaders did not engage in sexual favors but the dates were set up through the website Seeking Arrangement, which pairs younger ladies with older men for money. Gifts such as bags, shoes, and clothes were allegedly exchanged for the cheerleaders' time.
Also in the findings of the report were texts between cheerleaders alerting those working at strip clubs to quit until their upcoming nationals competition, which they have sense been suspended from, are over. Although 11 cheerleaders were aware of the escort service, seven contest they knew nothing of those activities.
"I am shocked and saddened to see these girls become victims of these baseless claims from an anonymous source," Amy Lawrence, an attorney represented five cheerleaders, said in a news release. "Even more disheartening is that these girls were not permitted due process in their own defense to show just how outlandish and ridiculous these allegations truly are."
The investigation and accusations surrounding the team continue and in the meantime, the girls involved are still allowed to attend classes.