America's first legal gigolo leaves rural brothel

Job woes for a male prostitute in Nevada who has few paying customers

Published March 26, 2010 6:27PM (EDT)

America's first legal male prostitute has left a rural Nevada brothel after a two-month stint that generated plenty of attention but fewer than 10 paying customers.

Brothel owner Jim Davis said Friday his Shady Lady Ranch had parted ways with the nation's first "prostitude."

A replacement has been hired, but Davis hinted it was possible the 25-year-old Alabama native who worked under the name "Markus" could be back.

The tiny yellow brothel is 150 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

The split was first reported Friday by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Markus, who like other sex workers has asked that his real name not be used, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

By Oskar Garcia

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