A federal lawsuit has been filed in the US in an effort to close legal brothels in the state of Nevada.
Filed by anti-trafficking activist Rebekah Charleston, the lawsuit takes on the state legislature and Nevada Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Apart from abolishing legal prostitution in the Silver State, the lawsuit seeks to create a $2 million fund to help women quit sex trade.
According to law, counties with fewer than 700,000 residents are allowed to host legal brothels.
The lawsuit demands that brothels in Elko, Lander, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Storey and White Pine counties be announced unconstitutional.
‘Sex work: Just a euphemism’
Charleston was allegedly sex trafficked herself by two pimps in the 2000s.
“Something needs to be done,” Charleston said. “Because of the fact that I was trafficked inside the brothels, I just have to stand up and say, ‘No more.’ Women are not…