The saga of imprisoned New York pimp Jason Itzler took another sleazy turn this week when his lawyer, Paul Bergin, was arraigned on charges of operating Itzler’s $500,000-a-month brothel while he was locked up at Rikers Island.
But since that story broke Wednesday, the soundbite-
happy “King of All Pimps” has gone strangely silent.
“I haven’t gotten my daily 90-second call from Jason, which worries me,” says the New York Daily News‘ Joanna Molloy. “I’m worried that they’ve put him in solitary or taken away his phone privileges. The phone is Jason’s air.”
If Itzler has, in fact, been muzzled, the News and the Post will have quite a few inches to fill, judging by this month-by-month tally of Itzler mentions since New York‘s cover story: