Samantha X. Picture: Fabrizio Lipari
Samantha X. Picture: Fabrizio Lipari

Sex work doesn’t make you a bad mum, says former call girl

FORMER call girl Samantha X has hit back, saying being a sex worker doesn't make a woman a bad mother.

The 43-year-old, who is also known as Amanda Goff, shares two children with ex-husband, Sydney banker, David Basha.

She is now dating Channel Seven's rising star Ryan Phelan, 42.

Samantha X has now lashed out on Instagram to define a "bad mother."

"To any woman out there who thinks their job as a stripper/sex worker/dancer/porn Star makes you a "bad mother"-- NO," she wrote.

"Abusing and killing your kids makes you a bad mother. Not providing for them."

Samantha X has worked at New Idea, Prevention and InStyle, appeared on Seven's Sunday Night program to promote her new book Hooked - Secrets of a High-Class Escort.

She explained in September 2014 how boredom at work led to her transition from a divorced mum to a highly paid escort.

She said she would stare out the window of her Sydney office at "the grey buildings" and "fantasise about drinking champagne in a hotel room with a man".

One day, she decided to visit a bordello on her lunch break. Two days later, she was having sex for money.

Her experience of post-divorce dating disasters and romantic "let downs" also contributed to her decision to become a sex worker, she said at the time.

Sam X.
Sam X.

But just last month, Samantha X announced she was quitting the escort business.

Samantha X, who now lives in Sydney, also revealed she was quitting her job to focus on running her escort agency, Samantha X Angels.

"I never thought I'd be writing this, but life works in wonderfully surprising and mysterious ways!" she wrote on her blog at the time.

Ryan Phelan and girlfriend Samantha X.
Ryan Phelan and girlfriend Samantha X.