A Note On Janette Maier
As another Madam, Janette Maier aka The Canal Street Madam is coming forward to claim Senator Vitter used her business services, although her attorney states he had never heard this before during years of representation, a little perspective can’t hurt.
According to this item dealing with a previous 48 Hours appearance:
As the madam of the Canal Street Brothel, in New Orleans, Jeanette Maier was a businesswoman whose business was women. Unfortunately, this also included her daughter, Monica. By age 15, Monica had started stripping with her mother, and by 23, she was turning tricks and paying mom and grandma’s steep 50 percent commission.
Defending the prostitute lifestyle, Jeanette compared time spent at the brothel to college life. "It was like family. It was like a sorority of girls," she told 48 Hours.
There appears to be a music CD from 2004:
The Canal Street Brothel Burning Rubbers With The Madam by Jeanette Maier
An appearance at San Fran’s 4th annual sex worker Film and Arts festival. And the FBI was apparently recording her work conversation. Now she claims Vitter simply stopped coming prior to that time. And she says she was never going to disclose his name in an up coming book because she respects him – yet seems somehow to have gotten around that concern just as soon as the news broke.
NEW ORLEANS — The calls from wealthy men to the white-columned Victorian house were about women: who was available, what they looked like and what they would do for top dollar. The callers were bankers, stockbrokers, a telecommunications mogul, a member of one of the city’s leading restaurant families, a former head of the prestigious Mardi Gras society Rex, an ex-pro football star, a partner in a prominent local law firm — and they all wanted discretion.
But FBI agents were listening. Hour after hour, month after month, 10 agents recorded the men’s demands, the brothel keepers’ deals and the prostitutes’ complaints. The agents were listening on Sept. 11, in the days before and in the days after. With 90 calls a day to monitor, the listening post was busy.
In the current NOLA.com story she states:
"I’m not out to ruin a marriage, I’m out to save a man," Maier said. "I want his wife to know he’s a good man, I want his children to know he’s a good father. If he had sex out of wedlock, so what? At least he stayed with his children."
It would also seem that Vitter, understandably, is not seeking publicity right now, nor, I trust, has he had any of his children turning tricks and paying him a percentage. Funny way this gal has of showing her respect for people, if you ask me. But I suppose it might help her book.