The highest-paid sex worker in the US has started legal action after being unable to work since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Alice Little, who works at the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Mound House, Nevada, says her job is "psychologist, relationship coach, and sexpert all rolled into one”.

According to Irish Central, she can earn up to $1million (£819,600) annually and is the highest-paid sex worker in the entire US.

But despite the state of Nevada has legal brothels, they have remained closed since March 17 despite the reopening of other “close contact” business, including spas, salons and massage parlours – meaning Alice hasn't been able to work.

Alice Little at the Moonlite BunnyRanch in Nevada She has now filed a complaint and motion for a preliminary injunction against Nevada’s Government with regards to the “arbitrary” decision that has left legal sex workers “financially devastated”.

On November 19, the court ordered the office of the Nevada attorney general to respond to Little’s legal action within 30 days.

In a press release, Alice wrote: "It would be understandable if the governor kept all close-contact businesses closed.

"But the fact that massage parlors, aestheticians, salons, escort services, and other non-essential businesses have been allowed to reopen lead me to believe that the governor’s decision to keep brothels closed is just blatant discrimination against Nevada’s legal sex workers.

Alice has had to set up an OnlyFans account to make it through lockdown “I just can’t let the governor arbitrarily decimate the livelihoods of an entire class of hard-working women. That’s why I decided to take legal action.”

To support herself through lockdown, Alice has set up an OnlyFans account.

She told Yahoo: “That’s the primary way, but I’m also doing affiliate marketing and meets with guests for digital intimate encounters — everything from a friendly walk in the park with our dogs to more of a frisky, intimate encounter.”

And Alice has now set up a GoFundMe page to help fund the lawsuit which has so far raised more than $5,500.

“As many of you know, legal battles aren’t cheap,” Little noted on the campaign’s website. “This lawsuit has been self-funded up to this point and now I'm asking for your help to allow me to pursue this case all the way through to a successful victory.

"The brothel’s closure affects far more than just myself — it affects an entire network of working women and staff who are all suffering financially as a direct result of Governor Sisolak’s refusal to reopen these respected adult businesses — hence the need for legal action.”