In her first television interview with U.S. media, the Colombian prostitute at the center of a scandal with U.S. Secret Service agents says that President Barack Obama’s advance team was more concerned with partying than security.
“These seem like completely stupid, idiotic people,” Dania Londono Suarez told NBC’s Michelle Kosinski. “I don’t know how Obama had them in his security force.”
A scandal erupted earlier this month after an agent refused to pay Londono Suarez $800 for her services, but she says the agents were aware of the cost.
“These are very basic words: sex, sexo, cash, money, dinero,” she explained. “I made a sign with my fingers so he couldn’t pretend that I was charging $80 or 80 cents.”
After returning to his room and having “normal sex,” she said the agent fell asleep and she could have stolen sensitive documents.
And the next morning the agent became “very angry” because she refused to stay longer and asked for her money. He gave her $50 and told her to leave.
When police got involved, other agents came up with about $250 and she left.
“I think it’s fair they lost their jobs and can never have their badges again,” Londono said.
“The way they approached us, it seems obvious that they were used to doing it because people that do this for the first time are very shy,” she added. “I’m not to blame for being attractive, they are to blame for leaving their duty behind.”
In the end, Londono believes no one should feel sorry for her.
“I know that is something shameful and ugly,” the mother of two noted. “I don’t justify it, but I did it and kept it a low profile. Never again.”
Watch this video from NBC’s Today Show, broadcast May 7, 2012.