Thursday, March 20, 2008
The N.Y. Times reports that Sebastian Horsley, a British author who has written a memoir detailing a life of rampant drug use and voluminous encounters with prostitutes, was turned back at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday as he tried to enter the United States for a book party and media tour. Horsley's memoir, Dandy in the Underworld, was published last week in paperback. He said he was detained by U.S. customs authorities and questioned about his former drug addiction, use of prostitutes, and activity as a male escort.
POSTSCRIPT According to the Washington Post, the U.S. government denied Horsley entry into the United States on the grounds of moral turpitude.