A beloved escort site went into lock-down yesterday, with thousands of women suddenly unable to promote their services to London customers.
Mary Granger, which was the UK’s most trafficked escorts website, went from multi-million pound to a failing business within days of taking on new buyers, according to reports.
Prostitution expert Emma Roland told The Daily News that she believes that the high demand had not been met by the site’s suppliers who supply the approved accounts of the clients that use the site to look for escorts in London.
Granger also reportedly posted a statement on Twitter, saying: ‘It is with a heavy heart I announce that Granger has temporarily closed due to server issue. We have made it to this stage through passion and commitment, therefore we cannot ask for more. We will be reopening once servers are up and running.’
Emily Young for The Daily News reported that the site had removed multiple accounts from its UK database on Friday.
Thousands of women went into lockdown on Wednesday after Granger website’s servers went down.
Granger said: ‘We have sent a message out to help encourage others to sign up for Granger. We are hoping our dedicated community will help to prove there is a market and potentially provide a better service for the girls, escorts and customers to use as Granger will be better run than any of our competitors which have been in business only a couple of years.’
Granger, which has been operating for more than 20 years, said it is meant to be more than just a London escorts site.
‘Mary Granger is a website, it is not just escorts, we also have a slant on social justice and specifically public health issues,’ its website reads.
It offers views of its search stats, site visitors and complaints.
Its homepage also features pictures of participants in parties and celebrities.