There have been lots of posts about pimps and what cut they get from a WGs earnings. I dont know for definite is my answer, and i imagine neither do many other punters. Being told something or thinking it doesnt make it true of course. I see it as the WGs business and not mine.
For me being a pragmatist i have no problem punting through a pimp if the price is right, i appreciate some punters do though. The reality is pimps are a big presence in punting and always have been. The additional thing is on A/W some if not many WGs advertising as Indies arent, they have pimps so are lying about being Indies. For the pimp this makes sense as they presumably believe there is less chance of the police nicking them.
Where pimping becomes a problem to me is primarily when the pimp is forcing a woman to be a WG, obviously this is wrong and i want to see such evil scumbags put in prison, a mandatory life sentence being the sentence i think appropriate. However, unlike some i put this into perspective, Operations Pentameter 1 and 2 found little proof by way of convictions that trafficking was a big problem and since them the proof by way of convictions hasnt shown coercion/force is a big problem. If it is why havent we read about it is my thinking. Some on here speculate about EE WGs being forced, and sadly i imagine some are, as well as some Brit WGs but if we are speculating i have no doubt the police are as well and its not exactly difficult for them to book a WG they think from her profile might have a pimp and pay her a visit. As wholesale arrests arent the norm i require proof its a widespread problem. I do read of some cases of force being used but more often than not a pimp gets done for running and brothel and/or controlling prostitutes for gain, no mention of force. My view is most WGs choose to have a pimp and agree to pay that pimp an agreed cut.
It also becomes a problem to me when the cost of the punt is too much, this happens in London with Agencies where the entry price is often £150 an hour, the pimp is just ensuring punters pay more as i see it.
A pimp doesnt necessarily mean a WG is being forced though, some WGs prefer to have a pimp for various reasons such as all they then have to do is turn up and dont have to advertise or pay the rent on the premises themselves. I have punted with many Indies who previously worked at Parlours or Agencies and although most were happy to now by Indies they had no problem with agreeing to pay the pimp an agreed cut of their earnings in exchange for getting them their punters and providing the premises, a WGs biggest expense obviously which they couldnt intially afford themselves.
As ever interested in others views on this?