NUVO was as surprised as those in the general public last night when news broke that an Indianapolis police officer and his wife have been arrested for allegedly operating a prostitution ring from their Greenwood home.
While Lori Vernon-Lee has been an advertising client of NUVO for several years, no employee of NUVO had any knowledge that Ms. Vernon and her husband were violating both Indiana State Law and their advertising contract with NUVO by running ads for prostitution.
“While we support the right of individuals to seek adult entertainment, we also abide by the Indiana State Law that prohibits advertising any business that exchanges sex for money,” said NUVO Publisher Kevin McKinney in response to the arrests.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Nuvo Responds To Prostitution Bust
News reports yesterday about the bust of an IMPD officer and his wife for running a prostitution business out of their home in Greenwood stated that the couple advertised their business in Indy's weekly alternative newspaper, Nuvo. Blogger Ruth Holladay raised questions about Nuvo's responsibility for advertising such businesses. Nuvo's Editor Laura McPhee issued this statement this morning in response to the news reports, which essentially says the newspaper did nothing wrong or illegal: