The host of Inside the Actors Studio, James Lipton, admitted to Parade Magazine he was a pimp in his early days! Even crazier, he is not making it up. This is a true story. He admits to the magazine that he was struggling in Paris in the 1950s and a prostitute friend made him her pimp. It didn’t stop there. He didn’t just pimp her, he was in charge of an entire bordello!
Lipton is not shying away from his pimp days saying, “It was only a few years after the war. Paris was different then, still poor. Men couldn’t get jobs and, in the male chauvinist Paris of that time, the women couldn’t get work at all,” adding “Young women desperately needed money for various reasons. They were beautiful and young and extraordinary. There was no opprobrium because it was completely regulated.”