City Meddling Shuts Down 'Snuggling' Business
Harassed over fears of prostitution
MADISON, Wis. — An attorney for a new snuggling business in Wisconsin's capital city says the operation has shut down.
Madison's Snuggle House offered customers cuddles with a professional snuggler for $60 an hour. The business opened Nov. 15. A posting on the Snuggle House's Facebook page late Friday said the business had closed. Attorney Tim Casper, who represents Snuggle House owner Matthew Hurtado, confirmed the closure to The Associated Press today.
He says Hurtado was tired of scrutiny from city officials, who were concerned the business could be a brothel and the potential for sexual assaults, as well as negative publicity.