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Friday, October 16, 2015

OPEN LETTER TO THE ODOM AND KARDASHIAN FAMILY THROUGH THEIR ATTORNEYS

Dear Concerned:

My prayers are with Lamar.  Knowing that he's struggled with addiction, and upon reading he's been in recovery - I count him as "one of the family" even though I've never met him.  Please know I've lit a candle and I have been praying for his recovery on all levels.  Considering him one of the "family" is why I'm writing you as I would as if Lamar were a blood brother of mine.

I don't know if you received any of the letters, emails, tweets, or phone calls I tried to get through to your family over the years starting when I read Kim had her film being marketed by Vivid.  I understood the situation and knew the film could not hurt her future the way something like that can, and does, hurt other young women who don't have the benefit of having the family, nor the career, that Kim had at the time she did this deal with them.

However, I was meeting many young girls who did not understand I was hoping I could get Kim to speak a word to them about this.  What I mean by that is the fact I was seeing young girls who have had pimps and pornographers talk them into making these types of films to "make them a star" much like I saw happen with Montana Fishburne and Jeremy Pipes when she was marched down into the Vivid offices on practically the day she turned 18 years old to make a film with them with the thought in the back of her mind "this is going to make me like Kim".

Only with Montana - she doesn't have the family support behind her Kim does, nor the career to absorb this as just a "blip" on her resume of accomplishments.  No, in Montana's case, the film will not only follow her for life - but I can see it sincerely hindering her future.

Let me give you a film that shows exactly what I mean by that.  It was done in 2003 called "The Crooked E - The Untold Truth About Enron".   In this film, it showed how Enron would employ "strippers" to work at their company.  This segment of the film highlighted how "reputable" companies "just don't do that sort of thing" - as well as it was included in the film to show how "shady" the company must have been to employ strippers.  I ask you - what Fortune 500 company is going to hire Christy Mack or Belle Knox?  They want to be in porn for life?  Great.  But what if they're only doing it because they CAN'T get something else?  That's not choice.  

So I'm seeing a whole generation of young girls wanting to emulate Kim right down to making an adult film with Vivid who aren't in the same situation, with the same family, on the same career track, and don't have a team of publicists behind them controlling how this is perceived that Kim does.  Whereas this helped Kim's career - to girls like Montana it limits and defines them. 

Khloe's relationship with Lamar puts her in a position where they're going in and out of the Staple Center in Los Angeles.  In the parking lot of the Staple Center is a whole generation of teenage pimps and prostitutes.  Ones who look up to Lamar, Khloe, and the whole family.   So there's a connection there for Kim to not only reach out to other young women to let them know making a porn film is not going to be the same for them as it was for her  - and also Khloe is in a position to be able to organize some kind of outreach right there in the parking lot of the Staple Center to this whole new generation who aspire to be "in the game".

So for that reason, when I heard Khloe was court ordered to do some type of community outreach before this happened to Lamar I had tried reaching out to try and speak to Khloe about her and Kim and the Kardashian family to talk to the young about doing some kind of outreach/awareness work along these lines.

Because as founder of this modern day sex trafficking movement - my goal was not to simply make the world aware of what's going on in the sex industry underneath all the hype and marketing but also to do something to change things.  With more and more of our young being sucked into trafficking by pimps - I've had to ask myself "who is someone the young would listen to?" when trying to think up outreach campaigns.  Of course the Kardashians was the first names to come to my mind.

That wasn't the only reason.  I have watched your show for some time now.  I also remembered watching Lamar's behavior while living with Khloe.  Specifically how he wasn't sleeping and roaming the house at night.  Knowing his past trauma, combined with his being in recovery - I was extremely concerned about those red flags that he was in trouble with not only his recovery then, but also his mental health.  I've seen his behavior before in others in my work with traumatized youth - and I was concerned.

Your family wouldn't know the signs that I do being that I work with young men and women like Lamar with histories like his my whole life.  However, I do.  So in concern for wanting to talk to you about getting him the proper help I could see he was lacking was another reason I was reaching out to make contact before this incident.   I got blown off by people around you who seem to think what happens to people like "this" is not your concern.

I've also tried to make contact with Cait to let her know how much I admire how she's been handling her transition.  I appreciated very much her understanding that the majority of transgender youth don't have her advantages either to pay for their transition.  The transgenders I've met over the years is because they're paying for the change through sex work.  Not to say all do - just saying that's who I meet is all because of running Sex Workers Anonymous and the hotline.  I don't get the chance to meet those paying for it other ways.  But in her campaign I've seen her address this fact and try and bring the whole subject into the open that many do use sex work to pay for the change.  

Because many of those who are transgender and working in the sex industry are not "trafficking victims".  That said it doesn't mean they don't need just as much help to transition out of the sex industry when they want to leave as someone who is a trafficking victim.  When the movement I founded got hijacked by politicians who have been using this as a platform to advance their careers since 2003 - the voices of those who are in the sex industry for financial reasons but also need "exit services"just the same as trafficking victims has become non-existent.  While the billboards across the country shouting "if you're a trafficking victim - call the trafficking hotline are great - there's been NOTHING for the other 97 percent of the sex industry promoted for them to call for help like Sex Workers Anonymous simply when they want to leave the sex industry FOR ANY REASON.

What do I mean by that?  Sex trafficking, while horrific, averages out to be about 97 percent of the sex industry as a whole.  Dennis Hof himself will insist that the women at his ranch are not victims of trafficking.  Okay - but what about when it comes time to just quit for someone like them?   I remember "Airforce Amy" bragging once to me long ago on an interview that "she was going to retire with a million dollars" and therefore "didn't need any exit services" when she was blowing me off about not needing a program like ours.

All well and good - until Bernie Madoff ran off with that retirement fund of hers.  Leaving her at 50 years old with nothing to show for her life's work.  What happened?  I have screen shots showing her packing up her car at 2:00 in the morning in tears to leave the Bunny Ranch.  I saw this and started dialing the phone to try and offer her the help and support I knew she was going to need - only to be completely rebuffed by Dennis and the staff who wouldn't let me speak to her.  Dennis kept insisting "she'll be fine" and "she doesn't need your help".

Really?  Two years later I saved the screen shots of Airforce Amy's promotion of her return on the Bunny Ranch website.  It was a letter to her regulars saying she was "back after having spent two years not finding any help to go through the adjustment of leaving the sex industry.  For that reason, she went into a depression which she self-medicated with drugs and alcohol unable to find anyone who could give her the help she needed to adjust to life now.  Then hitting a bottom with the drugs - she further found a program she didn't relate to that didn't understand her issue wasn't drug addiction.  Having not found anything she needed to cope with life off the ranch - she was now back working for them".

I confronted Dennis very angry about Amy's return in this manner.  I don't call "by choice".  I stated that clearly Amy was going to need ongoing AA or NA meetings to stay sober on her return and asked what he was going to do about this.  They aren't allowed to leave the ranch to go to meetings, nor will Dennis let us bring a 12 step meeting into the house.  I've even offered to skype in a 12 step AA/NA meeting for the women being that I've been clean since 1985 - and he's refused that just as he's refused to allow me any contact with Heidi Fleiss or any of the other women in his brothel the same as Lance Gilman won't either.

When I asked Dennis why he refuses to give women like Amy leaving the ranch the phone number to Sex Workers Anonymous - his answer was the obvious.  He wants them to hit walls like Amy did and return.  When I suggested to Dennis this exit policy of his has literally cost lives of women like that of Brooke Phillips who without our support fell into a very bad crowd while she was pregnant which then got her murdered - his answer was simply "I spend too much money recruiting and training these women to try to help them leave".  Point taken Dennis.

Dennis also has rebuffed all attempts for me to try and make contact with Heidi Fleiss after her failed attempt at Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.  He's another one who refused all discussions with me that women like Heidi's primary issue is NOT drug addiction nor is it sexual addiction.  His refusal to even speak to me about this fact, and the reason why so many leaving sex work don't stay clean for long when their drug use isn't addressed properly - is why I've yet to see one sex worker on his shows ever get, or stay clean.

I thought once Heidi left Dr. Drew's control and censoring of our contact information after he failed her, and once I'd heard she had a horrible car accident leaving Celebrity Rehab - that maybe I could help her through Sex Workers Anonymous. Not finding any phone number for her she answered - I reached out to Dennis again to make contact.  He assured me Heidi was "in good hands" under HIS care - and he would "look after her".

What he did was exploit a relationship with her at the time both in the media, and financially, very much to his benefit by moving in on her like pimps do.  Getting engaged with her to be married was another very clever publicity stunt of his.  Of course it also helped him keep control over her while convincing her to go along with playing for investors like she was going to be opening up a "mens' only brothel" knowing full well as a convicted felon she couldn't obtain the licensing to do so.

Dennis of course milked that whole relationship as far as he could for the money, the press, the connections, the investors, etc. until it all came out in the press not only was Heidi buying hard drugs from someone when she got arrested for the buy, but she also had 100's of pot plants growing in her back yard in Pahrump.  The MINUTE this press came out - Dennis yanked Heidi's image right off his Bunny Ranch website and downplayed any connection with her whatsoever.  Once she no longer served his purpose - he acted suddenly like he doesn't even know her.  Yeah right Dennis - you did a real good job of "taking care of Heidi" in lieu of us.  

"Us" being other women who have not only left the sex industry - but specifically women who have left the employ of the legal brothels of Nevada.  Our group, Sex Workers Anonymous, is the only group I'm aware of who has been doing outreach specifically to the women who work in the legal brothels and strip clubs of Nevada since the 1980's.  I moved to Nevada in 1996 specifically so I could go and physically pick up these women when they wanted to leave.

In fact, if you check the site at www.hightechmadam.com you'll see a press conference we gave in 2007 telling the world that women in these legal sex businesses like the brothels needed help just as much as a trafficking victim standing on a street corner engaging in illegal prostitution.  Why did I do this news conference?  Because again when the politicians and the church hijacked this movement right out from under "us" and made it "their" issue - they've done nothing but point at illegal street prostitutes as the ones who need help.  When in reality - what I'm seeing is the ones being trapped within these brothels need it just as much, if not more.

To illustrate my point - when Airforce Amy left the Bunny Ranch that morning could she have called the National Trafficking Hotline or the Salvation Army or "Hookers for Jesus" and found help to transition out of a life in the sex industry?  Without a "trafficker" to prosecute - even the state wouldn't offer her any exit assistance.  Meaning that STILL our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, is the ONLY one right now in this country offering help to ALL adults, male, female and transgender, from any part of the sex industry, legal or illegal, who want to leave the industry FOR ANY REASON and find recovery, whether trafficked or not.

The news over Lamar is highlighting how difficult transportation can be to leave one of these brothels.  Imagine you're a woman with no money, no car, no celebrity status, no friends - and well now you know why I relocated to Nevada so I could hop into a car and go and get them out of the working girls out of there when they wanted to leave.  So in that work over all these years - I've seen a great deal of things that trouble me besides Dennis' control and exploitation of women who shows not one bit of concern for them once he's used them up and cast them aside.  If I'm wrong about that - then please tell me how Sunset Thomas is now doing?  Does he even know?

I've been trying to talk to the press (our 2007 press conference), the government, the public, celebrities, anyone I can talk to about what's going on in Nevada for a long time.  Now before the Telecommunications Act of 1995 - I was guaranteed a voice in the press that I could use to tell people what's going on in the sex industry, including the legal brothels.  With that voice, I not only was able to defeat Joe Conforte from expanding the brothels into California and Las Vegas in 1988, but also defeat Dennis, Lance Gilman and Mayor Oscar Goodman from putting a brothel where the Mob Museum now stands also today.  That voice was heard and the IRS came in and took over the Mustang Ranch in the early 1990's - and Joe has since fled this country as a fugitive.   Again, we now have the Mob Museum where these men had once wanted another legal brothel instead.

But now?  Now since I can no longer run public service announcements, have our weekly cable show on air, and get onto any media not owned by corporations in league with the sex industry - you'll not find one single TV show I've been interviewed on since the 1990's, and you'll see the news articles almost disappear entirely also.  The brave reporters who have written about me all found themselves fired - and I now have a list of others who tell me they've been threatened with their jobs if they so much as publish one word about us.  So things have changed dramatically with respect to the sex industry since our voice was silenced with the passing of that Act all for anywhere but our social media or where we can manage to grab some kind of media.

You can see that's another reason why I tried to reach out to your family before this happened to try and get some press on these issues.  I know your people think that what happens to some hookers in Nye County doesn't affect them - well now we've learned that everything affects us as members of the human race.  While I'm very sad that Lamar, and your family, is going through this right now, I am thinking that maybe this might just be God's way of shining a light on the issues I've been trying to get some attention on that no one has cared about because they keep thinking "what affects those whores doesn't affect me".  Well now you see it does affect you.

I am not against the sex industry.  I am against force, control, deception, and exploitation.  That is why I'm trying to fight sex trafficking in all it's forms.  To me, if someone wants to be a sex worker as a career choice - then I support that choice.  What I don't support is when someone is being pushed into a position of having no choice, and the exit door to leave when they want to leave is being blocked.

Which is why I'm for decriminalization - but I am absolutely dead set against the brothel system as it exists within Nevada.  I say that because I've seen female owned brothels in the UK and New Zealand that seem to be working quite effectively from the reports I've received from the women working there.  Reports that were given after they'd left and were not under any control or manipulation.  I mean who is going to tell a reporter what they really think about any boss when he's standing right there during the filming?  Come on!  You're only going to hear the truth when someone leaves.  

We all have watched as the "old school mob" and criminal lifestyle that built Las Vegas has been edged out of the gaming and hotel industry in Nevada.  What we have not seen however is that criminal mentality edged out of the sex industry in Nevada.  That's why I gave that press conference in 2007 - not to "abolish the sex industry" but to demand those brothels be shut down that do things to women like Aubrey speaks of in an interview I have up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

Listen carefully to that interview - because I challenge you to find one other single interview from a woman who has left the Nevada brothels AND gotten clean from drugs AND left the sex industry entirely talking about what goes on up at those brothels that is given without the brothel owner standing next to them, or paying for the production of that interview, but AUBREY'S.  Therefore you will hear a different point of view out of her than others coming from someone sitting right next to Dennis or in a report paid for by the brothels or from someone who is "friends" with Dennis like Christina Parriera to name just one.

There is a campaign about to launch on October 22, 2015 whose face is Malika Saar called "No Such Thing".  It claims we should stop "calling children 'prostitutes' or 'sex workers' because there is no such thing".  I differ.  In Nevada, the licensing board allows that anyone over the age of 16 years old can apply to work in a legal brothel.  Mind you 16 is too young to have a drivers license, to vote, or to even smoke.  Yet a 16 year old can work in a legal brothel, or a strip club, owned not just by men like Dennis Hof but also by men like Lance Gilman.  Lance Gilman who is not only a businessman, but also a Storey County councilman, a member of the Nevada Board of Economic Development, and an adviser to the Nevada Governor and legislature.   Pretty powerful guy. 

This campaign is behind held in California - but is made to appear to be a national campaign.  What many people don't realize however is that in California one has to be 18 to be of legal age.  However, that's not the case in Nevada, or other states as well.  There are other states who are employing 16 year old girls to LEGALLY work in their strip clubs.  So yes Ms. Saar, the McCain's, and the California Endowment - yes there ARE "child prostitutes" and "child sex workers".  You can't make that go away by brainwashing people into saying it "doesn't exist" when it does.  Don't like it?  Then change IT not the words.  Let's stop playing word games and let's start looking at what's going on here.

Which is why I don't care how much people think it's in "bad taste" to be filming every minute of what's going on with Lamar.  I've seen what happens in Nevada when something like this happens to one of the "working girls".  I've seen evidence disappear.  I've seen the police make it disappear.  The minute Aubrey started putting a case together against the Shady Lady brothel and her pimp - I saw everything and everyone just "disappear".  Because that's Nevada.  

I've got evidence of police who have been on Dennis' payroll to deceive the public as when one of them was paid to "pretend" to be customer of the ranch for a so called "reality" show on HBO.  I once saw Patti Kaplan say "what difference does it make if we pay someone to give a blow-job on that show vs. show a "real" one"?  Well I'll tell you the difference Patti.  Because if you're having to pay actors instead of showing the "real deal" - then it means someone is hiding something.

I am writing you in the hopes you are gearing up your lawyers to do something about the way Lamar was treated.  I saw the report that he was so "high" when he showed up at the ranch he had to be driven by a friend.  So they knew when he walked into the property he was under the influence of drugs.  Was an ambulance called then?  No.  

He was then allowed to purchase and ingest something else that you know of - the herbal supplement. While it may be perfectly safe to give someone who is not under the influence of drugs/alcohol this supplement - I don't think anyone knows the effect on someone who is.  Yet he was given this, no SOLD this - and who knows what else he was allowed to purchase and ingest.  I say that because Heidi I know supplies the ranch with marijuana, and other drugs. Nobody grows that many plants for their own personal use.  I've got Aubrey on interview stating that police have come to the brothel she worked in and THEY gave her drugs.  Chris Butler was using police to drive drugs into Nevada, and all over California, from evidence rooms.  He didn't get arrested by the police - he didn't get arrested until the media was put on him.  I'm trying to show that in Nevada there are police who protect Dennis, work for Dennis, and may have things to hide by bring this up here.

Lamar was then supposedly moved from the brothel into Dennis' home unit.  That was supposedly because they could tell he was having a hard time.  I think it was the opposite.  I think they wanted the ambulance to be called while Lamar was not in the brothel part of the property - but in Dennis' personal space for a reason as to why they moved him in the first place.  I mean honestly - why move him otherwise?

Again, an ambulance was not called even then!  No attempt was made to put him under supervision STILL.  Even if they were thinking "oh let him sleep it off" - why still was no one put into supervision over him or a camera put on him to make sure he was monitored?  In fact, he was then left alone unattended with no cameras on him, no one watching him, etc.  Okay they "checked on him" at lunch time supposedly.

So what?  Knowing he's under who knows what kind of drugs, and knowing he's depressed from the divorce, they just go and leave him alone in a bedroom for hours?  Come on.  That's negligence not hospitality.  It's also goes to show this is how they treat the working girls who get into problems up there - they don't exactly rush to call an ambulance for them either.  

This was not a personal home of Dennis Hof his friend.  This was a BUSINESS Lamar entered into.  I'm sick to death of them playing the "whatever happens in a personal bedroom" card when they are in trouble - ignoring the fact that the minute you charge for anything - it becomes a business.  I can serve food to people night and day out of my home kitchen - but the minute I charge for that I need to adhere to certain laws and regulations concerning a commercial kitchen.

These brothels have been ignoring those same rules and regulations of ANY business ever since day one - and this is the result.  If Lamar had walked into any hotel, any bar, even a strip club in the condition he was in when he walked in the door - and if they had served him that supplement and then left him unattended for a minute like they did without calling an ambulance - they would be being held liable.

Now I hear he "couldn't fit into a helicopter".  Okay - please tell me why his knees couldn't have been bent or he couldn't have put into a stretcher they use when they can't fit them into a helicopter?  That was the excuse they used not to fly to the Pahrump Hospital.  I propose there was another reason.

Let me ask you something - when Siegfriend from Siegfriend and Roy was hurt - where did they take him?  UMC.  When ANY celebrity has collapsed or had an accident or is in serious trouble - they go to UMC.  They go to UMC because they have the best trauma unit in the state.  So - again why if going to trouble of taking him into Las Vegas - why wasn't Lamar taken to UMC?  Honestly UMC is even closer than Sunrise Hospital.  So why was he was taken to Sunrise of all places?

My mother died in Sunrise.  I'm very familiar with Sunrise.  Sunrise Hospital put in these computers that every single medical record goes into.  You can't access these records without a pass code.   I know because I kept trying to look at my mother's records when the nurse would leave the room - and I couldn't get into the system without a pass code.  Now having medical power of attorney I even asked to see my mother's medical records when I felt the hospital was the reason why she died.  I suspected foul play at Sunrise in her death and asked to see her records.  They refused me insisting that I had to "get a court order" despite having this power of attorney.  Only I knew what that was about - it was to buy time to go over their records and cover their ass.  I need to add that the Pahrump Hospital does not have this type of computerized system for their records.  

Anyone who has lived in Nevada and had any dealings with the hospitals there does not trust Sunrise Hospital for anything serious.  They mainly do outpatient surgeries or things that are not serious.  And when my mother died - I heard story after story from people telling me about how horrible the care was there.  In fact, the funeral director I took my mother to showed me her instructions if she were to suddenly fall ill to be flown into California for medical care rather than go into Sunrise Hospital.  This director told me it was because of the stories she's heard about the kind of care people get at Sunrise.  So please please explain why he was taken to Sunrise when residents of that state know that not only is it not the best for someone as sick as Lamar was at the time.  But also why he was taken another 20 minutes further from UMC?

I propose it may have been to get control over all the medical records.  I say that because of a rape case I had in SWA where the young woman was raped by a man with genital herpes who is connected to these people.  He said "prove it".  I said "well the medical results if positive will prove it".  He then laughed and pointed out to me that these people have a lot of control over medical records in Nevada.  Quest Diagnostics is the ONLY lab in Nevada.  There is no alternative for blood work and with one computer pass code he told me he could alter her records in seconds.  When I asked why they would go to this length to have this much control - he pointed out for this reason.  Control over things like blood work in Nevada can go to show not only disease in a rape case, but even things like paternity.

What I'm trying to say is I've seen a lot of cover-ups in Nevada.  Operation Dollhouse and the Rick Rizzolo case, as well as what happened with Chief Gillispie, David Shubert, and many other people I've been trying to use in this blog to point out that there is a very dark, corrupt, dangerous system at work in Nevada all set up in connection to promote, protect, and maintain the legal brothels of Nevada.  Now in Lamar's case - he has enough wealth, power, celebrity and family that maybe you can do something to make sure about what happened to him and that the responsible parties are held responsible.

But I ask you - just for a moment imagine if what happened to him a 17 year prostitute with no family, no money, no celebrity, and this same had happened to her?

That's why I want you to please see what you can do SHUT THESE BROTHELS DOWN.

If I can be of any assistance - please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Jody Williams
(702) 468-4529
www.sexworkersanonymous.com





































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