Mayor Mike McGinn told the owner of the Seattle Weekly Friday to drop all of its advertisements for escort services until it sets up better standards for screening the ages of their advertised escort models.
McGinn continues to take a hard stance against the Weekly and parent company Village Voice Media for their affiliations to the classified website, backpage.com, which has been linked to multiple cases of child prostitution and sex trafficking.
McGinn demanded in the Friday meeting that Village Voice require all escort models to come in, in person with photo I.D., to establish that they are not underage. McGinn said this is a standard used by many other newspapers.
Last week, McGinn ordered all city departments to suspend advertising in Seattle Weekly. The city pulled just under $100,000 of advertising dollars from the Weekly, mostly ads for Seattle Center events.
Village Voice told the mayor it is not ready to accept his screening demands, but that they will think about it and get back to the city in a week or two.
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