August 31st, 2012 by faye
Alicia Guastaferro of “Wife Swap” has been arrested on Monday in New York City due to prostitution.
According to reports, 20-year-old Alicia Guastaferro — who appeared on the ABC reality show “Wife Swap” back in 2008 — was inside a vehicle with a 54-year-old lawyer named James D. Doyle, who was arrested by the authorities for driving while intoxicated in Buffalo, New York on August 27. The said lawyer was also arrested for providing alcohol to a person under the age of 21 (Alicia), patronizing prostitution and unlawful dealing with a child. The latter charge is for allegedly helping the reality star obtain alcohol.
However, attorney Doyle has since denied any wrongdoing.
Meanwhile, Alicia Guastaferro of Williamsville has been charged with criminal impersonation, prostitution and possession of a controlled substance.
According to reports, Alicia told police she has known the lawyer for two years now, and that Doyle usually pays her between $500 and $700 for sex.
Guastaferro is known to be a member of a suburban Buffalo family featured in a 2008 segment of ABC’s reality television show “Wife Swap.” Highlights of the show included Alicia, then 16, receiving a new Chevy Tahoe and a daily present under a Christmas tree the family kept up year-round.
“I live a very carefree life where I have no chores,” Alicia Guastaferro was quoted as saying in the episode. “I have anything I want. It’s a great life. I love it.” She also said, “I do feel sorry for people that are not gorgeous people.”
The teenager received widespread contempt from critics after the show aired. Alicia Guastaferro later filed a $100 million lawsuit against ABC and parent company Walt Disney, claiming she was publicly embarrassed for making her look like a “spoiled brat” and that she suffered panic attacks and suicidal tendencies. The lawsuit is still pending.