'D.C. Madam' Client Ready to Testify About Sex
May 04, 2007 2:04 PM
One of the prominent Washington men named as an escort service customer of the so-called "D.C. Madam" is apparently ready to testify he had sex with a woman or women from the madam's now-infamous Pamela Martin and Associates.
A lawyer for Harlan Ullman, a renowned military analyst and Washington Times columnist, says his client won't back down if he is called to testify by Jeane Palfrey, who prosecutors say ran an illegal prostitution ring for 13 years.
Palfrey maintains her service did nothing illegal and only provided "fantasy, legal sex," which does not include intercourse of any kind or oral sex.
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"Any notion that Ms. Palfrey has that Mr. Ullman will help her in any way is incorrect," said Ullman's lawyer, Mark Mukasey, in a statement to the Blotter on ABCNews.com.
Previously, Ullman had told reporters that the allegation he used Palfrey's service was "beneath the dignity of comment."
When informed of Ullman's new stance, Palfrey told ABC News the former Rumsfeld colleague could be prosecuted along with her.
"If Mr. Ullman committed illegal acts, he can be charged with racketeering as well, since he would be a part of the overall conspiracy the government is alleging," Palfrey said. "It takes two to tango."
Ullman was named by Palfrey in court papers and in public statements outside the courthouse earlier this week.
Watch the full report on "20/20" tonight at 10 EDT.
Phone records provided to ABC News by Palfrey show Ullman was a repeat customer, who Palfrey says was known by her women as "Mr. U" and is well-remembered.
"He was a disagreeable character," Palfrey says, "and there were some complaints about him." She said some of the women refused to service him a second time "because he was an unpleasant person."
Palfrey has rejected an offer from federal prosecutors to plead guilty to reduced charges in return for a four-month prison term.
"I told them to go to hell with their deal," Palfrey said, "and instead will call my clients to testify in my defense."