If you’ve ever wondered whether television’s rudimentary identity concealing measures actually worked, here’s a story for you:
A Manhattan hooker interviewed by Diane Sawyer for an ABC special on prostitution was busted by her mom — who recognized her daughter, despite the network’s efforts to disguise her.
“I’m mentioning the interview now because last night, I learned that my parents tuned in to ABC that fateful day and promptly recognized me, in spite of the silhouette, the altered voice, the distorted profile, the vague and thoroughly dated details,” wrote the hooker, who blogs on wordpress.com under the name “debauchette.”
“I received an e-mail from my mother saying that she knows. She saw the interview and decided to sit on this knowledge until she could see it again, and then she decided to contact me.”
The blogger refused an interview with The Post.
“Unfortunately, while my mother knows about my other life, I still worry about being outed altogether and I don’t think I have the strength for that risk right now,” she wrote. “It’s been a rough few days.”