The owner of a brothel in Salzburg, Austria has found an innovative way to protest what he sees as punitive taxation and regulation of his industry: offering free sex and drinks to patrons all summer.
One of Hermann Mueller’s brothels, Pascha, posted an ad on its Web site claiming, “We are not paying taxes any more. Effective immediately: Free Entrance! Free Drinks! Free Sex!”
Mueller told the Austrian newspaper Oesterreich that he would compensate the prostitutes working at his business up to 10,000 euros a month (or about $11,270) for the payments they would otherwise receive from customers, according to Reuters.
Mueller owns brothels in four other cities in Austria and Germany and complains he has to pay millions of euros in taxes.