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Monday, June 19, 2017

MEMOIRS OF A MADAM - THE ANATOMY OF A MOVEMENT

Well I finally got my memoirs done.  I realized the only way it was going to be told WITHOUT BEING ALTERED OR CHANGED was going to be to self-publish.  I wasn't able to register "Anatomy of a Movement" for a domain which is the title of the book - but I was able to register "Memoirs of a Madam".  Maybe I need to rethink the title?  I still haven't done a print run yet so there's time if that's what I need to do.

But yes I see "Snowfall" is coming out finally validating what I've been saying for all these years - that our CIA was behind the importation of cocaine into this country - NOT the African American gangs.  One of the biggest hoaxes of our time has been revealed.  

You'd think right?  The UN court did find our country guilty in that finally. https://www.brown.edu/Research/Understanding_the_Iran_Contra_Affair/profile-north.php

But guess what?  It's not over.  Nor are they done blaming the African American community either.  Only instead of smuggling cocaine into this country - they're now doing fund raising for sex trafficking victims.  

But just as they blamed the black gangs for the coke problem in the 1980's, and other minorities - they were also using sex trafficking to mask their further demonization of the African American communities.  Wonder where the racism is?  We had the rise in racism during Iran Contra because the media kept blasting out images of African American drug dealers - and with this - they've done the same thing EXACTLY right out of the handbook!


Of course plugged also by an African American to make sure to drive the racism home!


Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew (another minority by the way - one who isn't Asian or Russian - notice a trend here?).   Even right down to their fake "catfish" so called "survivor" (another version of a Samoly Mam).  Always a minority with the minority trafficker if you haven't noticed these people use.  (Except when they were pulling their fake scam in Ireland and England with their fake "Catalina Lopez" - oh but that story is in the memoir.)


Who when we checked her out was another fabricated person!  These people are hysterically funny!  I complain about the "woman in corn rows" plugging this fabricated story so they go out and get Jenna Elfman?  Jeez about as "white" as you can get.  Too bad the story of her daughter isn't reflective of the general sex trafficking victim.  Some would say it isn't even close.  Then again she is an actress.  I mean if Ricky Martinez would take a check for $500,000 to vouch for Wilthema to get an award . . . ?  Well I'd be curious about her tax return is all.  I know when her daughter was out there I know our hotline didn't get a call about it is all.  

Here's one case in point among many where the truth is coming out about fraudulent programs - https://www.texastribune.org/2017/05/25/behind-closed-doors-texas-lawmakers-strip-funding-trafficking-victims/

The problem with that is that to create the phony buzz for their fake groups - they're shutting down REAL trafficking programs which is probably the point.  I started a movement back in the 1980's to have domestic sex trafficking recognized as real in this country.  I wanted our government to set up systems to help these victims, and recognize them as victims and not "criminals" as they were doing back then.  All that work went into the Trafficking Act of 2000 being passed.  I have some clips up showing this work at www.hightechmadam.com

Then these same people I was fighting during Iran Contra came in and "hijacked" the movement not only again with the new way they found to raise millions of dollars without anyone asking questions - but also used it to shut down the service structure we'd built to help victims over all those years.  I have kept a diary during the whole thing to document the "anatomy of a movement" which is what my personal story shows - the evolution of Iran Contra into the modern version of Iran Contra 2.0.  I have a website I started constructing for the book up at www.memoirsofamadam.com

If you'd like to talk to me personally about it - I can be reached at (702) 488-1127.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

LEGAL BROTHELS OF NEVADA

I've been the shoulder many women have cried on about the working conditions up at the legal brothels.  I've also seen how things have taken a very dark turn since about 2007 with the industry itself.  Including how many of you have been actively "persuaded" not to go to the press, if they'd listen to you, about your experiences.

It seems the union is trying to expand into the industry in Nevada according to Jennifer O'Hare who opened up a brothel herself supposedly to be in "competition" with the male run brothels up in the region.  She's also had some very serious accusations she's made against other brothel owners.

I told her I'd put it out there to you as our members if you want to come forward and talk about your experiences up there with the idea of changing working conditions.  I know some of you have been seriously threatened and I myself have had to relocate many of you outside of Nevada entirely.  But nothing changes until it's had a light shined upon it.  Sometimes yes at great cost to those of us turning on that flashlight.  So I don't blame any of you for not wanting to talk about these issues.  I'm not even convinced myself this whole thing isn't just some way to flush you out of the bushes before Dennis Hof runs for the Senate.

If you want to talk about this, then I'm going to advise you to come to me first and let me have you consult with one of our trusted attorney's who can advise you of any legal repercussions you have to be aware of or careful about first, and ways to protect yourself from retaliation.  Today's gangsters use lawyers as we well know!

You know how to reach me if you want to talk about this more.



AND THERE IT IS - THE MOTIVATION BEHIND THE PLUGGING

https://maggiemcneill.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/testimonial/#respond

And the marketing begins.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

BUYER BEWARE

I've been warning people in the sex industry for some time now that the police, FBI, CIA, etc., have gotten very clever about finding ways to get information from people without warrants for a few years now.  Including setting up "faux" sex trafficking groups such as Abeni in Orange County.  That's a group set up by a woman who claims to have been a sex worker who set up a group to "support" sex workers AND trafficking victims in connection with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.  She did this while at the same time contributing to articles on the "Tits & Sass" blog AND heading up the Orange County SWOP chapter (Sex Workers Outreach Project).

I got acquainted with Meg Munoz of Abeni in a very strange way.  I had a woman call our hotline to ask for help.   She had been forced into prostitution when she was only 8 years old when she was back in China about 50 years ago.  After reaching 42 years of age, and her son getting ready to enter UCLA, she wanted to stop hooking and doing porn so her "son could be proud of his mother".

She also did it for sound legal reasons.  It's one thing to support your son as a juvenile when a prostitute.  But if the boy turns 18 years of age and you're writing him large checks, under the law that's a felony.  It's called "pimping" and it's defined as "taking money from the earnings of a prostitute".  All the cops have to do is pull her bank account, show she's given him money, and BAM - he's being charged with felony pimping and possibly his life and career ruined.  So she had good reasons why she wanted to stop her prostitution.

The people back in China were connected to Liang Yaohui who owned a five star Hotel back in China while also being a part of the Chinese government.  That and he ran over 3,000 prostitutes according to the news when he was arrested in 2013.  They had sold her over here to the states on a marriage contract.  That alone cost her $10,000 to get out from under she told me.  So now she was "free and clear" she told these people she was "retiring" and not to give her any more appointments.

They weren't too happy with that.  The next thing she says happens is two Pasadena police officers showed up at her home, and drug her out of it in front of her mother and son.  They then arrested her for "prostitution" and then popped on her it wasn't her first arrest - but her SECOND.  They then told her if they busted her a third time, she'd be deported back to China where she'd then be charged for the felony of having porn done with a sibling which is incest in China and they give the death penalty back there for that.  Considering who Liang Yaohui was before the government arrested him - it was a viable, believable threat.

Well I didn't know whether to even believe this story when I first heard it, so I went to an attorney I trusted and asked him to see if in fact she had a phony charge on her record.  He advised me that when someone is arrested, there's a "booking videotape" made.  That if the police couldn't produce this tape - then she was probably telling the truth about the fake record being created.   If they couldn't produce the booking tape, she'd be able to get this phony charge dismissed also.  So he went and ordered the booking tape from the Pasadena police department.

Now if anyone is following the Celeste Guap case then you know what's going on with the police in southern California and the cops.  Even the Chief of Police.  After this attorney ordered the tape, he was threatened by another attorney who called him up.  He called me up and bailed.  He said he wasn't going to risk his license "over some hooker" which I can't say as I blame him.  We were asking him to do this "pro bono" so why stick his neck out that bar?  I then went to follow up on it and send over a request to speak to the Pasadena Chief of Police.

Who I then didn't hear from, but I did hear from another man identifying as a Pasadena Police Officer who then threatened me to "back off" helping this woman.  I refused and then I got a call from a Pasadena Attorney threatening me with a restraining order if I took this woman's calls again.  Seems he had a signed power of attorney the woman signed allowing him to threaten me with that.  So I contacted the Pasadena Chief of Police about it who then ignored me for a few months.  I then went to the City Manager about this.

The next thing I know out of a clear blue sky this Meg Munoz calls me up and says that "I heard you have violated a survivor's anonymity".  I was like "what are you talking about?" of course because I'd never spoken to this woman nor had any idea what she was talking about.  So I asked her "who said this?" and also "show me some proof" because I don't violate anonymity ever.  Next thing I know she's online telling people that I'm "stalking her" and she's "afraid for her life" and asking people if they know where I live so she can order a 5150 charge against me.  Of course on the SAME DAY as I'm being invited to come into the Pasadena station to talk to the Chief at the City Manager's urging

I could see the handwriting on the wall.  I go into Pasadena's police station, she then takes out a warrant against me for "stalking her" and I get slapped in handcuffs the minute I walk into the station.  Thankfully no one told her where I lived but she tried for a few days by saying all kinds of lies about I supposedly "threatened her" and "stalked her", etc.  Why?  I have no idea.  But she then started telling me that I would be arrested and she'd take out the TRO to block me from coming to her Abeni meetings - so whatever it was she sure didn't want me coming to the Abeni meetings even though I've been running groups for sex workers, trafficking victims, and men, women and transgenders who have exited the biz for over 30 years now.  Kind of like saying you're running a sober living house but then telling Bill Wilson to sit and spin.  Clearly something was wrong with this picture here.

Sure enough I started hearing reports that people were "being pumped for information" at these meetings.  I then witnessed every single comment, word, line, etc., I'd ever said, or was said about Sex Workers Anonymous wiped right off the "Tits & Sass" blog, replaced by featuring Meg Munoz as some kind of advocate although I've never heard a word out of her about anything she was doing to help our community other than threatening me and trying to get me arrested - but why?

People started telling me how they knew Meg, but this woman showing up at SWOP meetings claiming to be her wasn't her.  How information they told her was getting back to law enforcement.  When I pointed out that Abeni had received a $30,000 grant from the Human Trafficking Task Force HEADED by the Orange County Police, and how the Pasadena Chief of Police resided in Orange County at the time he was Pasadena Chief - the picture started becoming real clear.  Especially when I uncovered that "8 Minutes" headed up supposedly by ex-cop Kevin Brown was a complete fraud.  There was no "safe house" and there was no "program" and Kevin hasn't ever helped a fly get out of something - let alone a sex worker escape a pimp and/or trafficker.   That series just so "happened" to get the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force over 1.2 million dollars - of which Abeni, and Meg, got $30,000.  When I pointed out that nugget of info online, suddenly Abeni's name disappears off the OC Human Trafficking website like they didn't want people to know she was connected to them, and thus law enforcement.

I've also noticed how there's these SWOP groups that keep inviting sex workers to come out to public events held outdoors where people can be videotaped without a warrant.  Where the parking lot is set up so it's clearly that meeting you're going to if you use that parking lot to where anyone can take a picture of your car's license plate, and then know who the owner is of the car.  If you're at a public event outside in "public" - you can be videotaped without a warrant.  So why not a private banquet room?  A place with a lot of parking so no one knows what car?  I mean what sex worker does this to expose other sex workers like that?  

I'm a paralegal by trade and I started finding case after case where it was talking about how an informant was obtaining information through listening to what people shared in AA and NA meetings.  I was appalled!    These meetings are supposed to be "confidential".  However, these people were going to "open meetings" and then saying it was "legal" to be testifying at a grand jury about what they had heard at these meetings.  Even more disgusting, they were putting personal information on people into a computer database which law enforcement rents for about $800 a month.  Think it doesn't exist?  Think again - https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-of-porn-star-searches/  If you've seen the film "Snowden" you'd have an idea what kind of information is on there.

Let me show you more proof of what I'm talking about because I've been saying for sometime that they've been pushing sex workers to go into "counseling" with workers who are not covered by the confidentiality laws and then pumping them for incriminating information without a warrant.  Check out this website for "Angels of Nevada".  Looks good right?    http://www.angelsofnevada.com/

Only do you see a NAME of anyone on this site?  A psychiatrist?  A therapist?  Something?  Go over to Whois who has information on who owns the domain there and guess  who owns the domain?  https://whois.net/

When you look it up - John Kenda is the person the domain belongs to who is https://display.engagesciences.com/display/container/dc/ecff4f16-7a2d-4fd9-bfeb-691e92b74f11/entry

Any relation to Joe Kenda?  Interesting question.  Why are there no names on this site of who is connected to them?

One can't help but wonder if John is related to John Kenda. You know the Homicide Detective making shows on Discovery Network?  


Saturday, June 10, 2017

HOW MANY MORE HOAXES AND FRAUDS ARE GOING TO COME TO LIGHT?



Another one bites the dust http://www.lasvegasnow.com/…/i-team-former-cop-su…/607916728 Notice the pattern yet guys? Yet another "crusader" who had NOTHING to do with www.sexworkersanonymous.com while claiming to be on the same side of the war as us. We established our headquarters in Nevada in 1996 and have been working with REAL victims against REAL traffickers ever since. Has anyone figured out yet the ones who are all being exposed as fakes were the same ones who were refusing to even talk to us about the victims we were working with? Again, if someone is telling you they're wanting to help an alcoholic while refusing to even acknowledge Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous - then figure out something is WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

LETTER TO JANET MOCK AND MELISSA MIRA GRANT SENT AFTER READING ABOUT JANET'S "WORDS BEING ERASED" IN AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT WOMENS' RIGHTS

Dear Melissa:

In reading about what happened with Janet - I thought you might like a copy of the email I just sent her inviting her to open up a dialogue with us over here at Sex Workers Anonymous.  

Now before you go jumping to any conclusions about who or what you "think" we are - I invite you to read the email herein.  I also want to ask you to look at the kinds of "counter" campaigns that have been launched by corporations such as Monsanto into attacking their protesters for a moment also.  

After reading about what they do to protect their interests - http://www.naturalnews.com/040492_GMO_activists_Monsanto_blackwater.html  I want to ask you if you think after all of the successful ground we were making over a 30 year span of time if you can consider that maybe, just maybe, everything you've been "told" to you about us just isn't true?

IF these groups put so much money into the concept of "saving" us and that we need "rescue" to the tune of even creating a whole fake person with "Samoly Mam" just to get someone to run around mouthing their views while pretending to be someone she wasn't, even coaching little children to lie about who they were - do you not think it's just as real that they might also be engaging in a "counter" campaign to try and smear us to "divide and conquer"?  

It's quite common you know to stir up fake social media against one's enemies these days as evidenced by what happened to KFC when attacked by a Chinese marketing company -  https://www.wsj.com/articles/kfc-sues-chinese-companies-over-alleged-eight-legged-chicken-rumors-1433166317

Now I ask you to consider for a moment - what if - just what if - that statement had been released with words printed as Janet's words which were not her actual words what the reaction might be if somehow during this event you witnessed with your own eyes - what if someone had planted the words saying that Janet had "called to outlaw the sex industry" as was done to me in 2007 at a press conference I was invited to participate in under deceptive pretenses I learned too late in fact about.

What do you think the phones would be like the next day had those words gone out attributed falsely to Janet?  Now a lot of years has passed in 2007 to 2017 - ten years.  Imagine if this kind of war in the media to try and maintain what her real views are has been a war waging for 10 years?  Now I've managed to get about 99 % of the false statements, even the "fake documentaries" taken off social media - but I also can't calm down and explain myself to some people who are so upset they won't listen to my explanations "those aren't my words" either.  

Meaning before you jump to any conclusion about what or who you think I or the hotline/program I run stands for in reality - I ask you to please consider that before forming that opinion you and I might personally speak to each other even first for two minutes?  Something neither you nor Janet and I have done yet to date have we?  

I have to say I admire REPUTABLE investigative reporters such as John Quinones to name just one from ABC's "What Would You Do?", or even Bob Herbert who used to have an opt-ed column with the Ny Times.  Why?  Because in 2007 with Bob and 2009 with John - these men didn't listen to what ANYONE said about us, not even me.  They each got into a plane and then a car to personally come out to Las Vegas.  

After coming to where I lived at that time, they then spent time meeting with me, coming to my home, meeting with SWA members, watching how we operated over time, and John even spent time meeting with my daughter, talking to my landlord - I mean doing a very THOROUGH investigation into me and SWA's operations.  The results of their work was shown in the positive articles/chapters they then published about SWA and myself which I also have up on www.hightechmadam.com

Which even that nickname "high tech madam" is misleading by the way.  Yes I was arrested for supposedly "running a brothel" with my mother in 1984 but the truth is that wasn't what that warehouse was at all.  Yes it had been the site of an illegal brothel at one time.  Yes I had been working as an escort and madam during 1984.  However, that warehouse had been converted into the first "safe house" in the USA for adult victims needing a place to escape sex trafficking.  Now hold on a minute because I'm NOT saying "pimps".  If one needed to stop a pimp in 1987 all one had to do was pick up the phone and call 911.  

I didn't need a warehouse in an industrial section of town equipped with expensive sophisticated surveillance equipment nor high tech security equipment either next to the police station to operate a "brothel".  That was an excuse to get into the place where the LAPD then tore up my video cameras, destroying some evidence I had against them and other people such as Chuck Barris and our own CIA.  

To understand who and what I was trying to keep safe and hide there - you need to read up on Iran Contra, the Hillside Strangler case which was actually two pimps targeting "square" girls for abuse and then transforming them into prostitutes in order to invalidate their testimony against them before they evolved into murder, and also more about Chuck Barris and his ties to the CIA you can read about in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind".  

I was also arrested so that the LAPD could spread the rumor I was "going to turn on people" to try and make my friends and supporters "run" to the hills to protect themselves from incrimination and/or prosecution.  At the time, the news hadn't broke yet that I was helping to launder money for prostitutes on movie sets through their budgets we were helping to draw up at Paramount Studios for example.  

See even then the authorities were trying to "divide and conquer" in order to get control over people and what they wanted to have happen - happen using fear, rumors, smear campaigns, etc.  Because that's how the other side works - to "divide and conquer" us from moving this movement forward.  They did it to get my "safe house" shut down and wipe out my evidence against them then, also chasing off any supporters I might have at that time.  They also arrested all the other madams at our level in 1984 - go on and check it out on Google and you'll find ALL of us from the east coast to the west coast were arrested in 1984.  Partly to again "divide and conquer" the alliances we had built up talking to each other about what we were going to do about what the police were doing to us back then.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2007/12/heidi-fleiss.html  Elizabeth Adams was arrested in 1984 with me, and then promptly got herself introduced to Heidi Fleiss that same year.  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Biddle_Barrows  Mayflower Madam arrested 1984.

Cheri Woods was arrested in 1985 in this article - but I also know she was arrested in 1984 when she was six months pregnant at the time.  http://www.canyon-news.com/west-hollywood-landlord-pleads/61688

This article talks about how in 1984 100's of prostitutes were targeted for arrest "In the first two months of 1984, police arrested 443 men and women for prostitution related charges, but with no apparent change." http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/1989/january/prostitutes/   
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I think you see see by just these links there was an organized effort going on in the USA in 1984 to "divide and conquer" the alliance we had built up amongst the madams to try and "network" a communication line between all of us during a time when we had no internet nor cell phones.  Lines which were broken up during 1984 deliberately by these arrests.  Something again which has been targeted to this community starting back in 2007 when I refused to mouth certain "untruths" during an international press conference I had agreed to appear at and involve SWA with.  Had not my mother just died back then, I doubt I wouldn't have so "off" my normal intuition and wouldn't have done the whole thing in the first place - but it's done.  I was asked to do this because of the progress and headway our program had been creating,


Especially with the headway we were making up to 2007 that started the whole riff I'm talking about here.  So I'll also invite you to please check this out and call me sometime at (702) 488-1127.  Like most people who are in the media eye a lot - I'm not quite what I'm painted out to be anymore than Planned Parenthood was accurately portrayed in those hidden videos fabricated against them either by the same EXACT people we're fighting right now in this movement here.  

These people came after us when after offering me a substantial amount of money as a salary in a job doing "direct services" to sex workers I was offered back in 2007 -   they then asked me to make that statement about "outlawing sex work" as well as calling out all sex work as "rape" we needed to "all be rescued from".  I refused to make these statements and the backlash ensued.  

One that included us in their attacks Melissa because our group has never ever turned their back onto men, minorities, the LGBT communities, nor the transgenders despite their best efforts to try and stamp out any group who did with the TVRA revisions of 2002 by cutting off funding to any group who wouldn't sign that "prostitution clause".  Which is another reason why we stuck to referring to this community as a "sex industry" rather than just that of "prostitutes" because as you know many can be employed in this industry who are not offering intercourse for money such as web cam performers to name just one.  As you know, web cam performers can be just as targeted for abuse and exploitation as "prostitutes".  That's why we wouldn't limit the discussion to just "prostitutes".  

The "prostitution clause" mind you written by Randall Tobias.  A man whose name Jeane Palfrey, the D.C. Madam, died trying to break to the public not because he was a "john" but for what he was doing with the prostitution clause AND in light of information she had planned on giving to the ethics commission had she lived to testify there.  Jeanne was not only a member of SWA, but her and I spoke daily for years before her murder.  

I also had evidence it was a murder and why it was a murder which had to be blocked from appearing in the press when she was murdered in 2009 just as the media had tried at first to suppress even Randall's name from being validated as even being in her phone logs.  

All the more reason why certain people wanted me shut up Melissa.  We were achieving a lot of ground in the sex worker movement until her murder in 2009 proving there was a conspiracy afoot to try and cut off services to the LGBT and transgender communities using this revision as one means to accomplish this, as well as why "johns" were being so heavily "criminalized" as they are now to also silence them in the media. 

Pretty serious campaigns if you've seen this Sean Saxon case out of Denver I should add where he got socked with a two million dollar judgment against him as a "john" charging him with a crime for even talking about going to the police with information he had.  Again, don't just so quickly to react to what stories "appear" to be.

I say that because I've been documenting now YEARS of FAKE articles, interviews, documentaries, films, websites, TV shows, even so called "reality series" all demonizing Craigslist or Backpage as the "cause" of sex trafficking falsely that reached such a critical point in my opinion with the series "8 Minutes" i served them with a legal notice of my intent to sue them over that show.  Within 4 hours LITERALLY - the website for the show, and all shows, were taken off the internet.  

A fact recorded by Buzzfeed at first who noticed this.  Then 8 hours after getting my legal notice they had released a press statement the show had been "canceled".  Within 12 hours a completely fabricated story was being put together on to CNN where some of the actors were so badly prepared they kept forgetting their own stories - you'll see what I mean if you get a chance to catch the "Truth about 8 Minutes" show sometime how "Dlita Miller" kept forgetting her own story on the show she was such a bad actress.

Why all that to cover up the real reason the show as being canceled as being in response to my legal notice?   I'll show you why - to try and avoid this from happening - http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ryan-kavanaugh-lawsuit-relativity-fraud-1201548076/  A lot of money, including lawsuits and even federal legislation were riding on the negative portrayals of Backpage as being "real" was involved with that show.  The last thing Relativity Media wanted as me filing an action proving the show was in fact "faked" nor why.  

A show that totally promoted the idea we as sex workers across the board as an industry needed "saving" by the way.  A show where the legal notice I served upon Relativity Media that I believe is why they yanked it off the air in response to this notice was because i had threatened to file what's called a "defamacast" class action against them on behalf of not only sex workers but also sex trafficking victims as well being as I'm both myself personally.  

Also as an "expert" who has spoken to more of each than anyone else in this dog fight being as I've now personally answered over 500,000 phone calls over 30 years on our hotline - something not you, Janet, nor even Bradley Myles can boast that experience first hand with others who are true life real sex workers and sex trafficking victims domestically.  I said in my notice that the show was "improperly portraying sex workers as being all victims" while on the other hand also "falsely portraying sex trafficking victims as operating out of Backpage which was not true either".  

As well as stating that "true life real sex trafficking victim rescue operations are not done by "sting" operations set up off Backpage either as no sex trafficking operation I've ever dealt with or even heard operates  in the manner being portrayed on their scripted staged show falsely representing itself to be a "reality" show designed to mislead the public and con people out of money".  

So Melissa - I also invite you to please consider checking this information out, and also calling me sometime personally.  Love to talk to you.  Now you've seen how these people try to alter one's words - maybe you'll understand better where I'm coming from and what these same people did to my voice, and that of the many SWA members our group represents across this country, into Canada, and also in other countries where sex work is legal.  Thanks again for considering this - Jody 

Dear Janet - just found your email and decided to write after I heard about how your words were altered, even erased, without your consent on social media today.  

That's why I thought I'd reach out - because now you have witnessed and experienced for yourself on a different scale how these people "operate".  Only with our work they've gone to way greater lengths than to simply alter our statements connected to the March.

In fact, when these same powers that be realized back in 2007 that we weren't going to shut up about our true feelings our members of www.sexworkersanonymous.com were expressing which contradicted what "they" wanted us to say to support their agenda - they started doing everything in their power to wipe us out completely from even the very involvement in a sex worker movement we had a HUGE part of dating back to the 1980's when it was REALLY tough then to not only have female sex workers' voices heard - but entirely IMPOSSIBLE for that of transgender voices to be heard.  

I say that because in 1987 the hotline and program we created was one that not only was for females, for sex workers, but also for those of male, transgender and the LGBT people who comprise all parts of the sex industry.  To show you how revolutionary we were - we created the program originally as "Prostitutes Anonymous".  

Why?  To go in the gate grabbing those who had been convicted of prostitution charges by LAPD and to get them released from jail into our custody through the first diversion and alternative sentencing program we had put together which within our first 30 days we had over 400 transgenders, 100 male pimps and 1800 female prostitutes released from the LA jails in 1987.  Because no shelters would provide services to the transgender males, through then mayor Tom Bradley, he found them a house which was turned into the first program for transgender male sex workers.  Only we couldn't call it that directly back then or it would have been fire bombed - but in reality that's what the house was.  

Our program also created the first programs for transgender sex workers WITHIN the jails and prisons.  We did this for a few reasons not so obvious at first.  First, as you can imagine male transgender sex workers on hormones were being denied their hormones by the jails/prisons.  They were also considered "discretionary" by the insurance companies and within the jails, prisons, and halfway houses transgender prostitutes were having to be a part of.  

Access to getting them proper health care and medications were being denied to them.  We found we couldn't even get visitors in to check on them to make sure they were even okay once on the "inside" of these jails, sober living homes, halfway houses, etc.  

We found there were some "loopholes" which allowed that incarcerated inmates could not be denied visits from people such as their (1) attorney, their (2) priest or minister, and/or (3) a 12 step program sponsor.  In fact, many jails and prisons can't legally operate without proper licensing which requires the presence of at least 1 to 2 forms of 12 step meetings.  Inmates are also allowed to keep literature, and/or letters from their attorney, spiritual advisor OR also their "12 step sponsors".  

Now finding these loopholes allowed us to start bringing our 12 step meetings into some of the jails/prisons starting in Los Angeles again in 1987.  This allowed us to check in with our males, our transgender, and our LGBT members of the sex industry on the inside of these facilities who were there because of other charges other than prostitution for which we couldn't arrange an early release for them.  These weekly "meetings" were mostly to check up on everyone on the inside to make sure they were okay, they were being allowed their phone calls, given their commissary, talked to their attorney's, and other "check in's" we'd do while there.

Including demanding to see them physically if we were told they were in "isolation".  This allowed us to question their medical care to make sure they were receiving what they needed, give them any mail they might not have received otherwise, deliver communications, and assist them with getting an early release and re-introduction back into the community.

You have to realize not every transgender sex worker on the inside of a jail is a 'drug addict" or "alcoholic".  So many of the privileges these 12 step programs offer to the addict/alcoholic was not afforded the sex workers who didn't have this disease.  Meaning many couldn't have someone check on them, arrange for an early release, help them find housing, work on their visa's, etc.  However, by bringing into the jails/prisons our 12 step program we were able to make sure as many of these amenities and resources as we could to the LGBT, male and transgender sex workers in a way not done otherwise back then.  In fact, I have an early interview with one of our members, Joy, who is an African American transgender from found our program while in custody - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/03/14/transgender-hiv-trafficking-survivor-speaks

So you'll notice we got ourselves wiped right on out of the whole event entirely.  You at least just found some of your words erased - while we ourselves as a group were erased right out of the entire scene.  Trust me - they've been working on shutting us up for some time now.  But in trying to explain this and why and how to many who haven't seen it - we just come off sounding "crazy".

So when I saw you have now seen this with your own eyes as they did this to you - well that's how they started with us at a press conference we were giving in 2007.  When I refused to mouth the words these people wanted me to say to the press who came to hear our words  - the woman doing the organizing of this event took individual reporters out into the hallway and said we felt this way against our knowledge and wishes.

Of course spurring on a huge warfare that ensued from sex workers who felt we had "betrayed" them by the false statement made by Melissa Farley that we "wanted to abolish sex work" which we didn't say, don't believe, nor do we want.  When I found out what she'd done, I made an immediate retraction and published a statement we were breaking from this woman, why, and that we were not going to have one other thing to do with her.  

Statements we issued to sex industry blogs standard in the field at that time such as "Tits & Sass" who published the story, about also news of our breaking away from her, and that we were forming our own group who wasn't going to say such things as "rescue" and/or "call to outlaw the sex industry" as she had tried to put those words in our mouths.  Well blogs such as "Tits & Sass" did such a great job putting out the "word" on her that no other sex worker would grant her an interview after that news broke.  

Meaning she had to launch a counter-move.  One that involved taking over the Tits & Sass blog seeing as how everyone read it within the sex industry.  Once having taken it over - these people have every single word of us scrubbed right out of their blog entirely.  Despite having contributed to it since it's launch - overnight all mention of our names even had been scrubbed clean right along with the story about what was done to us during the press conference I'm talking about.

So Janet - you see yourself what we've been up against ourselves with some of these people, and also have they have "their" people walking around everywhere because they also have their "influencers" planted around the movement as well pretending to be other than what they are to gain influence, advantage, and control.  

All making sure you don't even know we exist - let alone what our "words" are.  So I'm hoping to open up a dialogue with you further.  Please call me anytime after noon at (702) 488-1127.  Thanks Janet - Jody


ps - don't believe everything you read about us online.  As you know - not all of what's printed online is true or even what it appears to be on sight.  Thanks!