Amanda Goff is a mother and a former journalist who was leading a double-life as a high-class escort. After revealing the truth about her career as “Samantha X” on national television in Australia last year, she received tremendous backlash and criticism with much of the negativity and judgment coming from other mothers.
Goff, who charges clients $800 an hour or $5,000 a night for her services, published a book, Hooked – Secrets of a High-Class Escort, about her experiences. Originally she had planned to stay anonymous, but “outed” herself on television instead.
After her TV appearance, Goff became a worldwide sensation with interview requests coming in from around the globe. And while some friends and strangers were supportive, the 40-year-old has received plenty of criticism from many who label her a “slut” and an “anti-feminist”. While some mothers called her an “inspiration” and inquired about getting into the business, others dubbed her a “selfish, money-grubbing whore.”
After coming out as an escort, she split up with husband Sydney banker David Basha, the father of her two children. She also became estranged from her parents, who were “disgusted” by her choice of profession. However, Goff says that being an escort is a “far more ethical and kinder career” than that of a reporter.
After enduring so much public scrutiny, her life as an escort will be coming to an end soon as she plans on concentrating on her writing work instead.
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Samantha XSource: "SamanthaX.au"
Journalist Turned EscortSource: YouTube
Samantha X - Amanda GoffSource: Daily Telegraph
Australian Mom's Double LifeSource: Daily Telegraph
Balancing Life as a MomSource: Daily Telegraph
Mom Made $5,000 a NightSource: Penthouse
Amanda Goff AKA Samantha XSource: Penthouse
Life as an EscortSource: Penthouse