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Friday, October 7, 2016

OPEN LETTER TO CELESTE GUAP & HER FAMILY

First of all, welcome to the world of people who have been involved in high-profile prostitution scandals.  This is a small world of which I also belong so I understand everything you're going through, as did my mother, grandmother, and everyone in fact connected to my whole family who were affected by the scandal in many ways.  Because Celeste's name and face have been plastered all over the media - it's going to take some time to be able to have people not recognize her as "that girl".  There are even those who may feel she's responsible for attacks upon police officers who won't take to kindly to the whole story breaking in the press - who will blame her for this.  Who knows who might be scared of what she'll say to the press, to the prosecutor's office, and want to have her silenced.  Jeane Palfrey was murdered I believe for this reason.

When I was involved in the sex industry, I saw many things involving corruption.  Things which I honestly didn't fully even understand because I was in my 20's, I didn't have a college degree in history nor politics, and of course I only saw things from my perspective at the time.  It took me many years to fully grasp what happened to me at the time, let alone fully understand the gravity of things.  Looking back, I'm very lucky to have survived that time period, let alone the many attempts on my life back then.

I had one police officer in particular go to great lengths to get me arrested.  So far he even developed a task force so he could over step jurisdictional lines, and even to get permission to send in a task force to arrest me to make sure the others in the system viewed me as a "dangerous" criminal".  My crime?

Nothing.

I did however have a videotape.  When I used to run a brothel out of a warehouse, I used to have a hidden videocamera.  I would keep it on record to not only keep a "head count" to make sure I got paid at the end of the day, but also in case anyone got harmed, or even murdered.  There was a large number of serial killers targeting prostitutes back then and I was trying to protect everyone.

One day a party of four men came into the place.  They were using drugs, and screwed every girl in the place.  I normally would erase tapes at the end of the day, but for some reason this day I didn't.  In fact, I put the tape in a storage unit for reasons I didn't even understand at the time.

When I was arrested, I saw the cops who were on the "task force" which had been assigned to arrest me.  Four of these officers were the four men who were on my videotape.  When my bail was suddenly raised to the outrageous amount of $50,000 - my attorney advised me my life was in danger.  He had told me other clients of his had been approached with offers to murder me while in police custody hired by these cops who wanted me and my tape silenced.

I told my attorney about the sex tape.  He said he didn't believe they'd go to the extent of murdering me over simply having sex with a prostitute, even though drugs were involved.  However, he asked me where the drugs they had came from.  This was when I explained they'd come right off a boat.  I had been involved with men in our own CIA who were arranging for the cocaine to be brought into this country in boats and planes.  It was then loaded onto trucks and driven to crack houses in south central and compton where gang members processed, then packaged the drug for sale.

The smaller crack vials were shipped to the crack houses in the ghetto while the larger, more pure, packages were carried into the homes and studios of the Hollywood elite in purses carried by escorts which were arranged by myself.  These were women who weren't your "typical" prostitutes, but women who were classy enough to be working for "Talk of the Town".  This was an escort service ran by the LAPD.  Some of the same cops who later became part of the Rampart lawsuits.

The drugs weren't  just used to sell to raise cash to buy guns for the Contra's "off the books" as our country had been forbidden to help them - but also used for blackmail as well as to lock someone up you wanted locked up.  Like how they did Rick "Freeway" Ross once they wanted him locked up for what he knew also.  Information he and I both were well aware of as to where these drugs were really coming from - they sure weren't grown in south central Los Angeles.

Now my attorney says he's getting an idea why these cops are trying to get me help in police custody long enough to have an "accident".  I knew a lot more than just what was on that sex tape.  He further told me they were raising the bail so high so I'd be transferred out of the local Van Nuys jail where they couldn't explain such an "accident" to Sybil Brand Institute where you went when you were being held longer than 72 hours where "accidents" happened all the time.  If you've read up on the Paul Tanaka case, you'll know a witness was "lost" in the system for three days not long ago.  So "accidents" are still happening in police custody.  Something I"m sure Sandra Bland's family can attest to.

I had told him to just post my bail and get me out of there.  No dice he explained as the police would then just arrest whoever posted $50,000 bail on the charge of "pimping" me and then make sure prove where they got the money from was a legal source of they'd confiscate it.  He advised me until this person could verify the money was "legit" then I'd just wind up out $50,000 and another person would be in jail.  Further, the cops had supposedly threatened every bail bondsman not to bail me out because again they wanted me on the inside where I could be silenced.

I was fortunate enough to have a "regular" who was willing to put up his house for my bail and a bondsman who was a personal friend of my attorney.  The "regular"  was a retired postal worker and thus his income couldn't come under questioning.  This didn't stop them however from threatening him and trying everything in the book to try and scare him into not supporting me.  They told him things like "I would just skip on him and he'd lose his house" and other tactics to try and scare him away from helping me.  I was lucky he trusted me and proceeded with bailing me out of there before I could be harmed.  I didn't let him down either as I keep my word.

I read Nancy O'Malley has agreed to prosecute seven officers now in your case.  This means seven different officers are now going to be getting seven different attorney's to represent them who aren't going to go down easy.  Their attorney's will most likely pool their resources to hire the best private investigators they can to build their case to discredit your evidence and your testimony against their clients - that is if you make it to the point where you are called upon to testify at all.  It seems to me if Nancy cared about Celeste's best interests, she would have consulted with us about the best drug treatment program for Celeste designed for someone like her.  A perfectly lovely facility that has worked with many women in the sex industry to get them clean, and out of the industry, is right in Malibu, California by the way and I could have gotten her in there free.  These facilities don't have guards and they don't press criminal charges against clients who are in their care.

The prosecutor in my case could see I was being threatened also.  He cared about me and wanted to help.  This is why my name was changed to "Rene Le Blanc" once I posted bail.  He knew my life was being threatened also and did this not so much as to protect me from harm though, but to prevent the courts from being found liable in my death should I be murdered coming to or from the court.

Why?  Sure he cared about me, but he also made sure to protect his ass first.  They are judged by how many cases they win - not by how many they lose nor care about the victims.  Because all hearings are public record the date, time and courtroom I was appearing in was listed openly to anyone who wanted to know.  Meaning they'd know when I was coming in and out of the courthouse now.

It's listed online now, as well as it's open public record every time you're going into court to testify.  While there's great security inside the court house - they aren't responsible for what happens to you in the parking lot or the street outside of the courthouse.  My attorney argued to have the case closed for this reason so I wouldn't be murdered coming in and out of the courts, and they responded by giving me a fake name with the male spelling so they'd think I was a male even.  Only they forgot to change my mother's name whose case was joined with mine.  So they weren't being that careful to not let certain people wanting me dead know when and where I'd be - so I knew I was on my own with respect to protecting my life.

It was little mistakes like this which let me know the police weren't set up to protect someone like me who is being asked to testify against multiple police officers, as well as politicians, CIA agents, celebrities such as Chuck Barris, nor the studios Chuck worked with producing shows like the "Dating Game" who also didn't want to be drug into such a scandal.

In fact, once word spread I was being offered protection to testify as to everything I knew - a lot of people soon realized they wanted me silenced.  Meyer Lansky for example was still involved in running prostitutes back then through the nightclubs I was connected to, as well as even the Jackson family not wanting word to leak out about Michael Jackson's drug purchases from my boyfriend at the time through a club owned by people connected with Richard Pryor's family they ran to launder the prostitution and drug money.

I didn't want to wind up like Margo Compton later wound up after she testified about what she knew years on down the road from me.  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php  They even let her get home before her and her daughters were murdered in retaliation.

But her case, and others, showed me the system wasn't equipped to protect you when the people you were testifying against where the "criminal" type but in fact our own law enforcement, government, celebrities with money, etc.  So I decided to keep my mouth shut about everything.  I told my attorney to work out a deal with these cops to stop trying to kill me if I agreed to destroy their tape.

The prosecutor pleaded with me to "talk" so he could let me "walk" but I refused.  He knew I hadn't been using that warehouse as a 'brothel".  It was obvious because I had no phones on, no ads being run, and no sign of any prostitution.  The woman testified she'd called me asking to be helped to escape a pimp and I'd put her there as a "safe house" only to rest and heal so he knew I was in fact using the warehouse as the first "safe house" in this country for adult prostitutes trying to get away from their pimps they had no other way away from.

To try and force me to testify, they arrested my mother charging her with pimping me.  A common tactic by the way.  Even Heidi Fleiss had her parents charged with crimes.  If I hadn't of warned Jeane Palfrey in time, her mother might have been charged also.  Her attorney was able to head them off at the press and convince them charging her sick elderly mother would be bad press to get them to drop their plans to do so.

They refused to drop the charges against my mother unless I testified.  My mother agreed it was best to remain quiet, and agreed to take a plea to a lesser charge in order to make this case go away and get myself on probation.  My attorney said they knew I'd get probation because I hadn't done anything wrong - but he said now the fun began.  Now they'd try and get my probation violated he warned me -  which would then send me to prison for 10 years.  He said this was where they got most people off to prison - probation violations.

Back then a group existed which is much like SWOP today.  It was called COYOTE however (Call Off Your Tired Old Ethics).  I met the founder, Margo St. James, and heard all of her rap about how she'd formed the group to help sex workers be treated like "professionals" and to have it treated "just like any other job or professional who should be treated with respect".  She was pushing to have prostitution decriminalized.

After I was put on probation, the woman who was telling everyone she was opening the Los Angeles chapter of COYOTE, Norma Jean Almodovar, suddenly became real friendly with me.  She was telling me about a book about her life she was writing where she'd gone from being a "cop to call girl".  Only she'd been arrested for "pimping" that year (as many of us did in 1984), and was awaiting sentencing herself.  During the time she was waiting for her sentence, she was going on TV a lot to promote COYOTE, and her upcoming book.

I couldn't understand why she was going on TV talking openly about working as a prostitute while waiting on being sentenced.  I even asked her a few times "Don't you think you should be laying low until after you're sentenced so you don't piss off the court?"  She was emphatic she wasn't going to be "silenced or coerced into silence by the threat of jail" and kept going out there doing appearances and prompting COYOTE.

I then asked her point blank if she wasn't scared about being re-arrested while going through this because she was saying on these appearance's she would "never stop working as a prostitute".  It was then Margo had explained to me that one of the beauties about COYOTE was they were able to be "activists" because they had a "Black Book" of regulars they "knew were cool" they could each tap into.  Therefore, no they weren't worried about the police because they were sharing regulars in other words.  Regulars they offered to share with me so I wouldn't get popped while on probation, and also joining them in activism.

When I was arrested, the police took everything.  My condo, my cars, my furs, jewelry, cash, phones, office's, etc.  Everything was wiped out and shut down.  The idea of being able to tap into their regulars to be able to pay my own rent while on probation was quite appealing.  I certainly couldn't go back to any of my old regulars who were so scared by the press no one would talk to me for fear they'd be arrested or have their name plastered on the news.   All my celebrity clients stopped taking my calls for that reason I'd imagine because of the publicity circling around me.

That and the police had gotten ahold of my "Black Book".  They were going to all of my regulars asking them to set me up.  Ask me to come over where they'd then arrest me.  Sure it was entrapment, but then they weren't worried about that case sticking when they were really shooting to violate my probation.  So I couldn't go near my regulars at all.

I was considering this, but also was thinking about going to the press about what I knew.  Norma told me she had a list of TV producers she could offer me.  She had been acting like a real friend to me during this stressful time.  We seemed to understand each other being we'd both been in high profile'd arrest cases.  So I went to meet with her for lunch and to get these numbers.

As I left the restaurant, I was followed home by an undercover cop car.  When I got into the house, the device which let me know my phone was tapped had the light on.  Clearly someone had followed me home and then tapped my phone.  I called Norma Jean from a payphone to let her know what was going on.  Didn't seem to phase her.  Not one bit.  I told her that while she was waiting on being sentenced these people were obviously watching her trying to catch her doing something wrong.  She basically acted like she had nothing to worry about - which just seemed strange to me.  I was terrified of going to prison.  I also found it even stranger all of the phone numbers she gave me for producers seemed to be expired.

I contacted my attorney who started advising me about things like the "conspiracy laws".  He also reminded me how my so called "best friend" Alex had been a FBI information for years before she'd been a part of what got me arrested.  Then pointed out for all I knew Norma could be setting me up to get her own sentence reduced.  Just because she "says" the guy's a "regular" doesn't mean he's not an undercover cop you know?

That's when he told me to "stay away" from ANYONE who could be looking to throw me under the bus to save their own ass.  Alex had already done this, Cheryl, the woman who I had taken in to get away from her pimp had fingered me also, and this was now two so called "friends" who had thrown me under the bus to save themselves.  He warned me while I was on probation - I needed to avoid being near ANYONE who could point the finger at me for anything.  If I wanted to stay alive, and out of prison that is.

He reminded me how the LAPD had planted drugs in my car, in my apartment, in my hotel room, even planted a fake criminal case on my record just to harass me and make me drive all over half of California for shits and giggles on their part about how they could fuck with me.  He said the last thing I needed was some woman claiming I'd "tried to pimp her" or "tried to sell her drugs" and have the court believe them.  Which meant he didn't want me NEAR anyone who wasn't a 100 percent bonafide "legit" person with a job.   He said they'd have a hard time trying to make the court believe a cashier had just tried to sell me cocaine - but an easy one if a prostitute or dealer were to claim the same thing.  In other words, he wanted me around nothing but church ladies to protect myself.  Something I'd like to recommend to Celeste right now for the same reasons.

Even more than this, he wanted me to move in with my grandmother.  I had just had someone show up at my motel room demanding to see me with a like hunting knife.  The police had come but he'd refused to drop the knife.  The police had to shoot him dead.  A girlfriend of mine had been driving my car who looked like me and broadsided.  She had died and the illegal driving the car had told police he'd been paid to broadside her.  My attorney said he was worried that if I lived alone they'd try and claim I'd committed suicide.  So he wanted me to move in with my elderly grandmother who was always home so I'd have a witness where I was at all times.  He also advised me not to "let anyone talk you into leaving the house" until things cooled off.  Which men did show up and try to lure me out of her house for lame reasons.  I didn't know why because I wouldn't leave.

I bring this up because Jeane Palfrey went to stay with her mother to protect her because someone had been following her the day before.  I advised her to come stay with an SWA member we knew well but she said she was worried about her mother being alone.  I then advised her the same as I was advised - not to leave her mother's house then for any reason.  She had told me she wouldn't - but then her body was found out in a back shed.  So sadly she had left her mom's house that night.  A fatal move.

There was another reason he wanted me to stop talking to COYOTE members.  He told me that if I was accused of something, then witnesses could be called.  He said if I talked to these people who were not bound by confidentiality laws, who knows what they could say about me from the stand.  He also told me if I saw a counselor to be sure they were a psychiatrist and not some counselor.  When I asked why, he said that only doctors were covered under the confidentiality laws - not counselors, not support groups, not support groups.

He said if I was accused of anything he wanted to be sure he could keep them silent because of confidentiality laws.  Not again have some junkie or prostitute put up on the stand who had made a deal with the cops, or even the press, to claim I'd said anything the other side wanted them to say to get me locked up in jail for a long time.  You'd be surprised because I've now seen both Jeane Palfrey's ex-attorney, Montgomery Sibley, now lie in my opinion to the press as well as the author who was working on a book about Jeane lie to the the press also.

I told Norma Jean I was moving in with my grandmother and wouldn't be hooking again until at least after  I got off probation.  For some reason she got really angry with me and refused to speak to me again after that.  Like somehow I had betrayed her by wanting to keep my nose clean while people were trying to kill me and not wanting to violate my probation.  I never understood why she stopped talking to me once I told her I wasn't going to do anything illegal.

The film people came running too.  I didn't know one company from another so I took the one who offered the biggest check as option money.  They gave me a nice fat check and then told me to sell my film they had to "get my whole story down on tape".  They hired a stenographer, not a screen writer, to come in and had me tell them everything about everything into tapes upon tapes about everything from birth to yesterday.  The police knew I wouldn't talk yet here I was spilling my guts for a Hollywood producer freely.  Boy was I young and dumb.

While I was doing this, I kept getting offers to do talk shows.  They reminded me I had a clause in my contract which gave them the right to tell me when I could talk, who I could talk to, and about what.  That they didn't want me talking until they had the script done because they didn't want to worry about copyright violations.  Basically, it was a great way to get me to stop giving interviews to the press for a while and pump me as to what I knew and what I didn't.

At the end of the year, they came back and offered me double to renew my option.  Which was strange because usually movies like mine were made fast while people remembered the news.  But it wasn't selling yet they wanted to offer me more money?  Well fine with me I needed a new car and I went ahead.  It was about then however I saw Alex and Sydney's movie come out - but not mine.  I wondered why so I watched their films.  Bore no resemblance to reality.

I called them up and asked them why they let those films be made if they weren't going to tell the "whole" truth.  They said "who cares about the truth" basically as they "just wanted the money".  They both were back madaming back then so yeah it was good for business for them to have a film out and pocket the money so yeah who cares about the truth right?

Well I kind of did and when the 2nd year option was beginning to expire I began to smell a rat.  I asked a director friend of mine to look into this for me.  He came back saying "you signed with Republic Pictures?"  I said "yeah".  Then he laughed.  I said "what's so funny?"  He asked me if I knew all they did was distribute John Wayne films - they didn't MAKE films.  No I didn't know that.

He told me he had checked around and I had been given what's called a "silent option" meaning I was being signed to NOT talk to the press about what I knew.  I didn't believe him at first.  Then he started talking logically - like why were they waiting until people were forgetting about me and then coming up with more money for a longer contract if making a film was what they were really after.   I refused to sign the option for the third year so I was legally free to go talk in the press once again.

My attorney was horrified.  He told me that records and tapes the producers kept could be subpena'd by the cops any time they wanted had I found myself on a probation violation hearing.  Then he had  me go over everything I'd said on those tapes with him.  When I asked why - he said "because you don't know if you just confessed to a crime you can be charged for where the statute hasn't expired you idiot and you gave them the legal right to do with those tapes whatever they wanted to do with them including turning them over to the police".

This is when he explained to me further had I done something to file a complaint against one of these cops, all they had to do to try and counter-sue me or lock me up to prevent me from testifying would be to pull those tapes I'd just made for this producer.  When I didn't see the connection between the cops and producers at first - he reminded me I didn't see the connection between a Hollywood producer like Chuck Barris and the CIA at first either did I and we had a good tense laugh at that one.

I later heard stories about just this sort of thing when I met Johnny Gosch's mother who was part of the Omaha Franklin scandal.  She had told me ABC had asked to see a lot of her original evidence in the case only to have everything "disappear" in their custody.   She didn't think producers would make evidence disappear in a missing child case - but they did.   This came up when I was telling her how ABC had screwed me over in the film "Fighting for my Daughter".  That's when she told me how ABC had screwed her over.

We'd been involved in rescuing a teen girl from a pimp in Canada.  The girl, her mother, and myself and the SWA member up in Canada who had connected me to the mother, had gone on the Sally Jesse Raphael talk show.  After the show, a producer came down and offered everyone a lot of money to do the film. $50,000 to each one of us for our rights to the story sounded like a lot of money so we all agreed.

They wanted to know how we'd found this girl when no one else had been able to and told us they wanted to make the film to promote our hotline so "other mothers could call for help".  We bought it hook, line and sinker working with the writers for the next couple of months night and day telling them everything about the case.

Now if you were making a film about a teen sex trafficking rescue operation - you'd think you'd want to show how they did this, and also promote the group who had done this for this mother without one penny of money asked in return for our help, and to further promote the hotline for other parents to be able to call and get that help right?  Especially when they learned the pimp was so violent and dangerous the police hadn't wanted to touch the case before we got involved.

So you can imagine our surprise when the film came out with everything done 180 degrees opposite of the truth, and then our hotline didn't air at the end of the film.  So why make it?  This confused us for the longest time.  Sure they screwed us out of the money too because it was the "opposite of our story" but still why pump us then for the story if they were going to just fake it all anyway?   We tried to sue the film company but they just shut it down right after filming stopped.  

But then I had to ask myself if I would have told anyone how we found that girl as we did had it not been for the film.  I certainly didn't want the pimps exactly knowing how we operated and had kept that close to the vest before.  But along comes a producer and the offer of a fat check and suddenly I'm flapping my gums and revealing all our "trade secrets" of how we used to go in and find girls under control of men like that.  .

Which is what happens when one comes along talking about a fund raiser also.  What a great way to get the family to open up, start flapping their gums about what they know, who the family members are, where they live, is anyone a legal resident, what's their social security number, where do they bank, where do they work, and what do they know?  Great way to find out more dirt on someone too - get the family yapping thinking they're getting money.   I mean didn't we see someone in the family selling out Bobbi Christina's photos to the press as she laid dying?   So sometimes family will say a lot of things for money against another family member.

When you got 7 cops' futures laying on the line - this can be important information.  Especially if she starts getting death threats and decides she wants to run from the case and not testify.  Where would she run?  How would she get there?  Who might wire her money?  Information they've had turned over to their "informants" who got to know the family real well during the fund raiser.

Who can forget that scene in the Godfather where the man testifying in front of Congress was silenced simply by his brother from Sicily being brought into the courtroom?  Never threatened.  Just brought into the courtroom and sat down.

Does Celeste have anyone like that she can be silenced about because she loves them that much?  Easy way to find out is sweeping in offering a fund raiser.  Especially when the information is not "confidential" by law - meaning it can be bought and sold, turned over to the police, and basically done with whatever they want.   This is how they got John Gotti by the way as well as Whitey Bulger - all using film production companies.  In fact, a film with Alex Baldwin playing an FBI agent posing as a producer was even made about the John Gotti case.

See one of the reasons I choose a 12 step structure for our program is we're covered under laws grandfathered in by AA As to confidentiality. Anything said to us stays with us and no one can give us a warrant nor a subpoena to force us to say anything against you.  Anyone who gives us money to help Celeste is also covered by those confidentiality laws.

Just remember, Alex Adams was an informant for the FBI for over 10 years.  She was responsible for a lot of us being arrested - from myself once, to Cheri Woods and Heidi Fleiss that I'm aware of.  I'm sure there was more and she also relayed a lot of information to law enforcement as well during her reign.  No one believed she was anything other than their best friend also.  Alex also made a nice living off selling information to the authorities.  A practice still done today.   I know because I was offered a monthly check in exchange for providing information on those who call our hotline to the authorities.  I refused.

Same with Rick "Freeway" Ross.  He was locked up for life because a "friend" came to him asking him to make a drug deal.  He refused.  Then supposedly this guy threatened to murder a friend of his if he didn't go along.  He supposed went along to protect his friend and wound up sentenced to life in prison.  Kind of makes you realize you got to be careful who you trust around here.

Aren't sure who to trust?  Well who is warning you about things you should think about to cover your ass?  I'm not holding a fund raiser either.  I don't hold fund raisers on people we're trying to help because I don't want records of their supporters being something which can be subpena'd.  But I consider things like that, especially if we have to help this person get the hell out of Dodge to save their ass - I don't want anyone to be able to figure out where we sent them.

Just remember this Celeste - that case can't move forward without your testimony and you now are going to have at least seven lawyers, seven cops, their families, their friends, and everyone else connected to them not wanting you to testify any way they can accomplish that.  Our group had tried to get ahold of you to get you the hell out of the states before any of this went down so you'd be safe.  We were blocked from doing this by Nancy O'Malley's office, Victory Outreach, and SWOP.

Meaning you probably wouldn't be in jail now had we not been blocked.  Now sure you can probably sue these guys for a lot of money.  Maybe.  If you can prove damages.  But take a look at all the cases of police brutality and wrongful shootings over the years and tell me what your odds are now that you'd win anything meaningful against these guys for what they did to you. You don't even have a bruise on you and take a look at what they did to the cops who beat Rodney King.

Remember, a juvenile was found in "Operation Dollhouse" and a judge claimed this "wasn't a case of trafficking".  That was a juvenile found in a whore house with pimps, bags of drugs, and two cops right there on the premises caught red-handed.

Be careful Celeste.  Just be careful.  We're here you ever want to talk confidentially.















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