A bottom girl, bottom woman or bottom bitch, is a prostitute who sits atop the hierarchy of prostitutes working for a particular pimp. A bottom girl is usually the prostitute who has been with the pimp the longest and consistently makes the most money. Being the bottom girl gives the prostitute status and power over the other women working for her pimp; however, the bottom girl also bears many responsibilities. In U.S. v. Pipkins, the Eleventh Circuit described the bottom girl's duties as "work[ing] the track in [her pimp's] stead, running interference for and collecting money from the pimp's other prostitutes, [and] look[ing] after the pimp's affairs if the pimp was out of town, incarcerated, or otherwise unavailable". Similarly, the PIP Training Manual explains the bottom girl's obligations may include handling finances and training and recruiting other prostitutes.
In criminal organizations the "bottom bitch" is a woman who is willing to devote her life to the organization leader. The "bottom bitch" often takes care of the household and conducts administrative duties on behalf of the organization. She is willing to maintain a residence or business for criminal activity and is willing to be incarcerated for the criminal organization leader.
- Mickey Royal, et al., The Pimp Game: Instructional Guide 37 (1998).
- Sisters Offering Support, ALVARO, Prostitution Intervention Program (PIP) Training Manual. Sisters Offering Support is a Hawaii-based NGO. PIP is a "peer-based alternative sentencing program for adult and juvenile prostitution offenders and nonoffenders". PIP Training Manual, 1.
- PIP Training Manual, 18.
- 378 F.3d 1281 (11th Cir. 2004). http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/ops/200214306.pdf
- Pipkin, 1285.
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