The names of 21 people accused of purchasing sex from Maine Zumba instructor Alexis Wright have been released, and "The List" is hitting her small town hard.
Police released Alexis Wright's client list - or part of it anyway - earlier today.
The 29-year-old had been operating a prostitution ring out of her Kennebunk, Me., Zumba studio along with her partner, 57-year-old Mark Strong Sr., officials say.
Wright also recorded her dalliances with clients - 100 hours' worth of video.
A judge determined the identities of those involved in the case would be made public. Wright's list does not include any of the ages and addresses of those named.
"The principle that court proceedings are public is essential to public confidence," the judge explained.
"If persons charged with crimes could withhold their identities, the public would not be able to monitor proceedings to observe whether justice has been done," he added.
The controversial release of Wright's clients' identities is central to the public's ability "to observe whether certain defendants may have received favored treatment."
According to Strong's lawyer Dan Lilley, the full list includes 150 names.
They all will be made public at a later date. Lilly claims that people Alexis Wright has serviced include lawyers, accountants and even a local TV personality.
Wright, 29, pleaded not guilty in Portland to 106 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly providing sex for money.
She opened her Pura Vida fitness studio in 2010 teaching Zumba, a Latin-inspired fitness program that combines aerobics and dance, about 25 miles south of Portland.
Soon after, she was suspected of running a prostitution ring.
Police began investigating after hearing reports of cars coming to the studio and the office at all hours of the day and night and men going in for a half-hour or hour at a time.
The landlord who rented the office space to Wright told investigators one of his tenants sometimes heard "moaning and groaning" coming from Wright's office.
When the landlord checked the office himself, he found a massage table and a video camera on a tripod. He also found an online porn clip of Wright filmed there.
He called the police, who busted Wright and Strong.