Alleged escort Dania Suarez has a mouthpiece and media protector in lawyer Marlon Betancourt, who has whisked his client away to safety every time the media gets too close. But has he doused the blaze or instead poured lighter fluid on it? With every comment he’s made, he’s only served to stimulate our curiosity about the unfolding investigation. “They are outside the city, but I can’t tell you where they are,” he cryptically said of the women involved in the scandal in the days after the story broke. More juicy quotes followed: “She didn’t do anything wrong,” Betancourt noted, explaining that Suarez’ case is not about making money but about seeking retribution after Suarez was allegedly stiffed on an $800 tab for her services by a Secret Service agent. “[S]he is prepared to collaborate with the authorities to clear up the situation,” he told the New York Post. Prostitution is legal in Colombia’s so-called “tolerance zones”, and Betancourt and Suarez view themselves as the plaintiffs in any potential litigation.