Monday, March 08, 2004
JTA - March 8, 2004
A foreign woman forced into prostitution in Israel is suing her pimps for $500,000. Documents released by Tel Aviv District Court on Monday said the plaintiff, identified only by her first initial, N., decided to file suit after the Israeli couple that imprisoned her in their home and pimped her to as many as 30 customers a day were jailed on slavery charges last year. Her attorney called the lawsuit unprecedented and said he hoped it would bring about a crackdown on trafficking in foreign women in Israel. N., 22, said the couple "bought" her for $10,000 from an illicit agency that brought her to Israel.