(Brian Joseph |A Storey County Commissioner and the owner of the Mustang Ranch brothel filed a motion in federal court this month to intervene in a lawsuit to end legal prostitution in Nevada.
Lance Gilman, who has been in the brothel business for nearly two decades, is seeking to become another defendant in the suit against the state of Nevada, the state Legislature and Gov. Steve Sisolak. . . . Gilman said this month he had to try to insert himself into the lawsuit in order to defend his business interests. . . .
“If you take the entire state and everybody there, the financial damages are significant,” he said, referring to Nevada’s other brothel owners and the working women themselves, who operate as independent contractors within the houses. Gilman also has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit.
Charleston’s attorney, Jason Guinasso, who helped lead the unsuccessful campaigns last year to ban brothels in Lyon and Nye counties, is opposing Gilman’s request…