Just today a story broke about A&E Channel and it’s new controversial show, “8 Minutes”. The show featured real life sex workers who were asked if they wanted to make a change in their life. I haven’t seen the show but it sounds like the A&E show “Intervention”, except for sex trade workers rather than drug addicts. These women who were featured on the show were promised help and resources to use if they would leave their sex trade lifestyle behind. The women who were on the show have said that A&E has done nothing to help them or provide them with any resources, even after they agreed to leave their former life behind.
The show aired for the first time on April 2nd and is already off the air. Episodes were available for streaming online, that is until the story broke today, according to the story on BuzzFeed.com. On A&E’s site, the link for “8 Minutes” now just directs the user back to the home page.
So far the network has yet to comment on any part of the story according to my friend Daniel Amen. An A&E representative has said that the network will comment on removing the show from their site, however they have yet to update anything.