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Thursday, December 31, 2015

LETTER TO JOY HOOVER W/CUPCAKE GIRLS


PS - when looking at media about someone you're thinking about donating money to - look for a reputable reporter or researcher writing about the person or group.  After writing the letter below I discovered that it's Operation Hope that's providing the free medical and dental work for the Cupcake Girls.  ttp://www.worldnextdoor.org/magazine/february-2014/cupcake-beginnings/   

This is Operation Hope - https://www.operationhope.org/   However, the "doctor" they're referring to is the guy who runs Congo Justice.  Only I checked with the Medical Board of Nevada and he's not licensed in Nevada anyway.  When I challenged him on this - he said I "misunderstood" him and that he "worked with a doctor".   

He told me he was a "doctor" when he thought I was an active prostitute and he was trying to ask me on a date.  I have the screen shots of that conversation if anyone would like to see them by the way.  Okay but to me - if they have access to this kind of money that JP Morgan and such offers through grants, then they don't need to be holding fund raisers.  I bet he offered to be their "fiscal manager" also.  The guy is also the Director of the Nigerian Association.  You do the math.  He also obtained a grant to hold a meeting for the task force in October of 2015.  A meeting that when I tried to attend I was told had been "postponed".  It has not been held yet - meaning he got the grant and no meeting has been held.  

I found an article on the Cupcake Girls by "World Next Door" where the author says they came out to interview Joy.  I wrote them to see if they interviewed any success stories - and the email came back - 





The other interviews I found on the Cupcake Girls - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/phil-simon/an-interview-with-joy-hoo_b_5465082.html  The writer of this is in Canada.  He didn't come to Vegas to write this.  

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2014/08/cupcake_girls_help_strippers_p.html  This interview was done at a spa day that was being hosted for strippers.  I bet people said wonderful things about them there.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2013/fall/strip-clubs-and-cupcakes.html  This article is out of Illinois.  No mention of physically coming to Nevada to see how the group operates.  

http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-cupcake-girls-qa-20140613-story.html  and another article based on self-interview.  

I'll contrast the chapter in the book "Heroes Among Us" that John Quinones devoted to us in his 2009 book, and the research Tom Ragan of the Review Journal did on us, along with Bob Herbert's research where he not only flew out to Las Vegas to see our work for himself, but he further investigated my claims for himself in his series he published on us NY Tiimes, and the 10 year research that professor Sharon Oselin put into her book "Leaving Prostitution" where she studied our members over a 10 year period of time up against something told to a long distance reporter on the phone.  No offense - but we've seen with "8 Minutes" that the media isn't always going to tell us the truth.  Buyer beware when wondering who to donate cash to or who to trust with the future of your life.  Anyway, here's a copy of  a letter we've sent to Joy.  I have no doubt she's charming the media.  We're women who used to make a living off charming people.  We're good at it.  But then again alcoholics are great drinkers.  Doesn't mean you should be doing it in recovery!  
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Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 468-4529 or (844) 266-4941 Toll Free


December 30, 2015

Joy Hoover c/o
Cupcake Girls
Via Email

Re: Cleaning Up the Mess

Dear Ms. Hoover:

If you had bothered to learn anything about the field you have profited from lately- you would know that the group “Cupcake Girls” wouldn't even be possible to exist if not for the DECADES of work that I invested into carving this field out of nothing. The very idea even of “helping hookers” would have had you laughed right out of the room even 20 years ago ESPECIALLY in Nevada who based it's very economy on the idea of a “happy hooker”. That's right out of the mouth of ex-mayor Oscar Goodman as to why he blocked a grant I almost received in 1999 to open a crisis center for sex workers. His words were exactly “I can't have images of burned out hookers going out there while I'm trying to market the idea of happy hookers in this town”. He then gave my grant to the homeless shelter as they're “acceptable” people to be helping according to the people of Nevada years ago.

Things have changed and I can say that as the founder of not only the first hotline for adults wanting help to leave the sex industry (including sex trafficking victims), the first 12 step program for adults to find recovery from the industry, the first safe house for adults in the USA, the first alternative sentencing program, but also the modern day sex trafficking movement itself which was all launched between 1984 to 1987.

I had put together the safe house in 1984. When the pimp got pissed after I'd taken the woman whose arm and nose he'd broken, along with blacked both her eyes, and put her in the safe house I'd put together with such high tech surveillance and security equipment it got me dubbed the “High Tech Madam” from the media who believed it was a brothel at first, and called in the tip as a brothel which got both my mother and myself arrested – I learned how pimps can retaliate when you take their meal tickets away from them. So after having almost $1,000,000 in cash and property confiscated that I'd saved to “retire” on by police who took it all because it had been “earned through criminal enterprises”- I realized that if wasn't going to be enough to just do “rescues”. We were going to have to get the public awareness raised that this issue was in fact “real” and not some kind of “urban myth” - and hence the modern day sex trafficking movement was born.

Joy you can't even begin to understand what I had to endure and sacrifice in order to take a world that in 1987 viewed the concept of sex trafficking then on the same level as alien abduction today. Meaning that when anyone would stand up then on national TV and say “I was sold as a trafficking slave” like Linda Lovelace did in 1980 – she wasn't believed. Neither was Bruce Lee when he tried to expose sex trafficking in “Enter the Dragon” in 1973. Nor even Elvis with his 1965 “Harum Holiday” where the plot was him trying to help his love escape being a sex slave in a world where she was viewed as property.

So literally when others had tried to get this type of recognition before me Joy – they would either respond to like someone who would get up and say “I was forced into prostitution” with screaming “boo” and “liar” from the audience at them like they did with Linda Lovelace in 1980, or they would respond as if you had said “little green men are selling our women as sexual slaves” and try and lock one up for psychiatric observation. I know about the latter because when I tried to seek counseling for my anxiety attacks I was having I told the therapist about what I was witnessing and that's exactly what they did. They tried to lock me up for psychiatric observation saying I was “hallucinating” because “things like that just don't happen in the real world”.

If you've seen “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” then you would know how fantastic it still sounds to say that Chuck Barris was a producer by day for the “Dating Game” so he could get videos of pretty girls on tape he could send overseas without suspicion, and then by night he was a CIA operative who would take these girls across the ocean on a “date” never to be seen again.

It was impossible to put any money together because every time I went on TV I'd be fired and evicted. To fund an 800 number back then I had to rent an office, pay for a business line, and then pay for a business phone on top of that at $1.00 a minute, after paying $100 a month for the office and another $100 a month for the line. So I'm working two jobs just to keep the hotline on. Sure we had free public service announcements running – but broadcast tapes for TV stations back then cost $75.00 each to duplicate and ship by mail to the TV stations another city over.

To make it even more difficult – if I accepted one single book or movie offer, or one dollar for an appearance back then then I'd just be accused of “making it up to sell my story” like I'd seen my predecessors. So in 1999, the year before we finally achieved federal recognition, I literally showed Joan River's audience over $1,000,000 in book and movie offers that I had turned down in order to be believed about what I was telling the American public.

 Then I tore the contracts up while saying “if I wanted money I could go back to the sex industry – what I want is for the American public to believe us about hat's happening out there”. After that introduction, I then brought on three women we've rescued actually from Nevada's legal brothels to show that sex trafficking existed everywhere and in fact tended to be actually heavier where it was legal such as Amsterdam and Nevada. So when I was first doing all this work Joy there was no one calling us “hero”. I was coming home from doing a Jerry Springer to find “whore” spray painted on my car's windshield.

In 1995, the movie “Fighting for my Daughter” came out with Lindsey Wagner. She played a mother we had helped her rescue her daughter. A pimp had kidnapped her that had murdered three other prostitutes and no one would help her. The cops didn't give a damn and said “if you find her – call us”. So she called us. Mind you this was before the Trafficking Act of 2000. We weren't “victims” then but still considered just “whores” “sluts” and “criminals”. It was 1991 when she called and I was pregnant with my daughter. The mother was on disability in Canada so she had no money to hire a private detective either.
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I told her what I would do – dress up like another hooker and go out there and hang. Gain the trust of the other working girls, go to coffee with them when they come in off the stroll. She did what we told her and two weeks later she found her daughter. He was holding her captive by gun point and had been threatening to murder her if she didn't prostitute for him. Only the mother was an alcoholic heroin junkie and the court wouldn't let her keep custody. So our chapter leader up there, Paige, that I had pulled off the streets of Miami two years before, agreed to take the girl in and adopt her. The social worker was so impressed by all of this that she called the Sally show who put us all on there. We did the talk show and after the taping the movie producers came down to give us the pitch.

We agreed to waive the $50,000 in the movie rights if the producers agreed to run our hotline phone number at the end of the movie. They did agree and we didn't get paid. We watched the movie air in 1995 and couldn't understand why they made the pimp white and ma appear black – but other than that it was an okay movie. I figured as long as we got our hotline at the end who cared. Only at the end of the film the # for Children of the Night aired. Why? The network felt it couldn't take the risk of adult prostitutes calling us because we didn't have a residential program and they were worried that we might be running an escort ring. That's the excuse they gave us anyway for screwing us out of $50,000, six weeks of our time working with their writer, and blowing our chance to really put us on the map. Well at least Children of the Night's hotline went out there so it wasn't all a loss.

Which you know what Joy? That's how I've learned to look at things in this movement. As long as the overall result is positive and moving forward – I'm good. I don't need the money bad enough to sell out my integrity. I don't need to have my name up in the media to get credit even if I did get that girl out of there when no one else was helping that mother or that girl.

I was living in Nebraska in 1995 when that movie aired. I had a lot of real estate, a successful business, and a very highly radio radio program produced. I was able to buy houses for $5,000 each and I had six “safe houses” back than actually. With the Omaha Franklin scandal, and Boys Town right there, I was a busy woman. We had victims coming in from the east and west coast and life was good. But after the movie aired – I started getting some calls from Nevada's brothels' I couldn't ignore. These were 16 year old girls who were being brought up to these brothels, which is too young to drink, vote, smoke, vote or drive, to brothels where as you know there's no cabs, no bus stops, no businesses anywhere nearby to walk to, and then told if they left within the first 48 hours of arriving there for the first time, including if they were virgins, they'd be arrested.

Now mind you I was calling the police about this who were laughing and hanging up on us. If you know about Joe and the boxer he shot you'd know about why he was laughing as he had that one cop in his back pocket then. There was no cabs, no limos even, literally no one you could pay any amount of money to in order to go get those girls out of there. The only solution to hearing these calls from these 16 year old girls pleading for help, especially when no one else I'm calling in Nevada is willing to go up there and pull anyone out of there considering both Joe Conforte's reputation, the Shady Lady's, or Joe Richard's. Meaning I sold everything I owned and moved to Nevada in 1996 so I could not only help those young girls Joy – but also make sure those brothels didn't expand outside of Nye or Storey County. Also something no one else seemed to want to oppose them on but us.

Now I've been dealing just fine with my end of the street here in this work Joy up until this movement got federal recognition and money came onto the table – things have taken a real dark twist. That's when a woman named Annie Lombert comes swinging into town after I suffered a stroke from stress. Instead of helping me with our work like I asked her – she decided to do her thing. I'm in ICU so at first I'm thinking maybe this is God's way of carrying on the work while I'm flat on my back.

Only there was a really big problem Annie started creating for me and the woman of Las Vegas. I am doing what I can handle considering I've had a major stroke. I'm running my meetings and working with my sponsees. I also have a doctor telling me if I get too stressed I can die from these blood clots. Only I start getting these phone calls from women that Annie had promised to help get off the streets. They believed in her and stopped hooking. Then she disappeared on them and now they have a five day notice on their door. They've got kids and pets and are freaking out because they're now had a marshal at their door serving them with 24 hour notice.

Now I'm a paralegal so I got their evictions “stayed”. Only there's more. These women had really cut off everything and Annie is gone. No one is answering any phones. So now I'm having to take them to food banks, job interviews, doctors' appointments, HIV tests, help them get into a car to get to work, go to court, I mean their whole life is in complete chaos and I'm the one who is cleaning up the mess. I'm the one paying for the gasoline, paying the work card fees, the drug test fees so they can work, etc. I had one woman at my door who Annie had promised to fly her and her kids back home to the midwest. I'm not working. I've had a stroke. I'm looking on TV and seeing Annie going out there doing outreach for these women and making all these promises – and then she's just disappearing – leaving me to clean up all the mess. Then I start getting mad. Really mad. Because I'm seeing her collecting all these checks. But guess who is buying airplane tickets, diapers, baby food, rent, work cards, etc.? Me.

When I started calling her church friends and saying I need some help with this – she's now got to cover her ass. What does she do? Jody's crazy. Jody's a “meanie”. Jody is a con artist. Jody's making these stories up to con you out of of money.

But clearly this isn't stopping. So I started reaching out to the Dream Center in Los Angeles. I was negotiating with them about opening up a Chapter in Las Vegas. I'm thinking maybe this is just God's way of pushing me to get these services brought into Vegas. I don't offer these services – if I'm being pushed to deliver these services maybe it's God's way of telling me to bring the Dream Center to town to do the work. So I started writing letters to them about coming into Las Vegas. After spending about six months negotiating with them – suddenly they go silent.

I come to find out they struck a deal with Annie over this Bravo show. Annie comes out with a big story in the paper about opening the Destiny Center. It's supposedly going to be filmed on her reality show. Perfect timing because guess what? I got a call from four women who had just walked out on their pimp. They tell me that Annie had been hounding them for months and then they decided “Okay now it's time” and they picked up and just left. They walked out on the pimp and now can't go back or he'll beat the crap out of them. Only guess what? Annie's not answering the phone. So I tried to reach her. Nothing. I had other people trying to call them. Nothing.

So we drove over to where the church was supposed to be and got rude awakening. There was no house. Realizing they'd just been discovered – everyone scrambled. The website went down in one hour. The article disappeared off the internet. The show on Bravo was canceled after one episode. I mean it was a whole house of cards that fell. I tried to get ahold of Bravo thinking maybe the show could film what we were doing and save all this work.

Only later that night I heard from three more women alright. Women who had been promised they were going to be put up in Destiny House. Now they couldn't reach Annie either. No one can. I'm looking online to see she's flying off to S. Africa. So I now have seven women sitting in my one bedroom studio apartment, with my daughter, and my two dogs, and I'm living on an SSI check because of my stroke and my daughter who has been run over by an SUV and her back has been broken. I can't get any help from anyone because Annie's been telling everyone that I'm a “con artist” or a “meanie”. Granted, I have the other SWA members but guess what? They're all living on either welfare, disability, or a very very tight budget, or in school, I mean no one I'm talking to has any money and the people who do have money are all in Annie's pocket.

I wound up not paying my own rent over everything that went down that month. I literally wound up with $300 to my name and was fortunate enough that God led me to Tonopah, Nevada for a while. A very nice manager there came and picked us up in his truck, moved us into an apatrtment in Tonopah without one penny until the 1st of the month so we could eat the rest of the month. Because the only way I got through that month and got those women on their feet was to spent my own rent money getting them on their feet because of the mess that Annie dumped into my lap and then ran off to S. Africa while Pastor Perez filed bankruptcy. All this while I'm trying to recover from a stroke and care for my daughter who was run over by an SUV.

So you know what? I told myself I wasn't going to stand by quietly again while someone else got to eat at the nice fancy table and then hand me the check and I had to clean up the mess afterwards. Not me. So when this Kevin Brown pops off with this whole “8 Minutes” nonsense and suddenly my hotline is ringing off the hook at all hours by people I'm trying to talk out of doing something stupid like calling up hookers off Backpage ads like it's that simply and that easy, I can't control every scam in the world. But when I'm getting handed the tab- then we got an issue.

Which means I served the producers and A&E with a “notice of intent to sue” which I placed a copy of on their website page four hours before the site was taken down, and eight hours after they announced the show was canceled. Now Maxine can say she's responsible all she wants She was complaining for weeks and that didn't stop them or budge them. The only thing that changed and that made that website come down was my notice of intent to sue. I'm not going to have another mess dumped in my lap to clean up and do the work while someone else is running off with the fund raisers, the checks, and the credit and glory. Been there, done that. Humility is one thing. Stupidity is another.

Now you want to hold fund raisers for hookers and call that “saving them”? Not my problem. Could care less. But let me tell you something – I've been working with the people out here in Nevada since 1996. And you know what? A lot of people might say a lot of swear words when they say my name – but they know my name. I assure you when there's trouble, like there was with Snoop Dogg, they know who to call about it also. They also know I didn't say one word about Snoop until he made the public confession about it also. So when a Nevada senator needed someone rescued from his 2003 tour – I got the phone call and I got her out of there safe and sound.

Oscar Goodman probably has a few choice words about me – but I tell you what – there's a Mob Museum today where he pushed for YEARS to get a legal brothel. Where he tried to bring in investors and he even had plans drawn up that he showed to people like Gene Simmons about what a “magnificent brothel” could go where there is that museum today. Where there's now an art district and a market even.

Chief Gillispie told people I was just being “crazy” and he stepped down because of corruption accusations. People said I was “nuts” about “Operation Dollhouse” but they found 24 Chinese women, baggies of drugs, mattresses on the floor of a house being used as a “massage parlor” and two cops standing in that house just like I said they'd find. Charles Horky was found guilty of racketeering and conspiracy for what was going on with the cabs and limos in Vegas – just like I said was going on with the women who were being trafficked out of those cabs. That came about because of me because for years we used to have drivers bring us girls they'd snatch away from pimps. We told people about Rick Rizzolo drugging customers and padding their girls, along with the trafficking of women out of that club who would run over to Buffalo Jim's school for safety until we could come get them.

When Jim was found dead we were right there with his daughter as one of the people saying he was murdered and demanding an investigation – and sure enough the toxicology report they were hiding found enough GHB, the drug he used on his customers, to have killed 10 men in Jim's body. Everyone will deny we had anything to do with it – but there's now only two legal brothel owners left in Nevada – Dennis Hof and Lance Gilman. Sure the brothel was shut down suddenly where the woman who would have filed the first case of sex trafficking within a legal brothel worked – but it got shut down.

It was our group who gave the first ever press conference in Nevada about sex trafficking existing in this state that got it federal recognition not only that it's in Nevada – but that it is within the legal sex industry here. It cost me an outreach RV, a car, and possibly my daughter was run over by an SUV in retaliation, along with having to deal with our phone lines, power, TV, internet, etc, lines all cut the next day in retaliation for giving that press conference. But if we hadn't of given it in 2007 - then AB 67 wouldn't have even got off the ground, there'd be no Salvation Army shelter for trafficking victims, there's be no task force in Nevada. Not to mention again if not for my sole opposition to the brothel's expansion in California and downtown – we'd now have brothels in both of these areas operating now.

So that's some of the work I've leaving behind me Joy. Now if you want to go around giving out cupcakes and makeovers to strippers – you knock yourself out. But let me tell you – whatever Annie did in Nevada she did by being human. I feel Annie's heart was in the right place. I don't believe Annie meant to screw over anyone when they wound up at my house crying and waving 5 day notices at me doing “what am I going to do? She might have bit off more than she could chew. She might have been misled by Benny – I don't know. But I don't believe Annie harmed anyone intentionally.

Nor do I believe that anything that happened is something a pimp would have done. But you Joy – you are a whole other piece of work. Now when I read you going to the legislature making all this press and noise about how strippers couldn't find work outside of stripping with a prostitution conviction and that's why you were passing a law – I'm at first just scratching my head. At first I'm thinking you're just royally stupid and a phone call or email will clear this up. Because I can assure you I've been finding strippers work in Nevada without one hitch and more than one prostitution charge on their record

So what do I do? I contact you and let you know “hey that's not an issue” and let you know I've got a list I can provide you with that I got from an employment agency in Vegas of major employers in Nevada and what they do and don't have restrictions on. I mean if you're going to get all this press – let's do it for something USEFUL. In fact here's an idea – how about letting Nevada know our hotline phone number they can cal 24/7 where they can call the ONLY hotline in Nevada where we'll send someone to come and pick them up and take them to either treatment, shelter, or a safe house if they need it. Because yes we have access to ll three. There is a safe house in both southern and northern Nevada open, there is a program offering free drug treatment now in Nevada, and there's even a couple of houses that take in prostitutes that are open.

So let's use this exposure to tell them about that maybe right? Only what do you do? You get my email and don't just ignore me – you BLOCK ME. Then you take a woman who when I came to you and asked you to help her you refused to help her when I asked. But then after you BLOCKED ME then you went behind my back and then you put on the big parade and dog and pony show to help her while not mentioning one single word about the fact that I was the first person who ASKED YOU to get involved to help her.

Okay but you know what? I just dusted off my bruised ego and moved on. You know why? Our hotline rings constantly. There was just a big piece in the Toronto Star about sex trafficking so we've spent the last few days helping to get a new group get started up in Toronto. We had a group in Vancouver that folded. It was one of the women I sponsored that opened the first drop in center up in Vancouver who let it fold sadly after her father died. I got a new group starting up in Chicago and trust me I could go on for another 20 pages about the work we got going on right now where I'm working directly hands-on with men and women who are in early recovery and there are pockets of huge need right now.

We got women who have been sexually assaulted by guards in Las Vegas courtrooms, jails in Kern County, cops in San Diego, and well just trust me I've been on the phone just about every night until about the sun comes up with someone in crisis we're trying to get through the holidays. I had to choose between a tree and making sure a woman who is spending her first Christmas alone for the first time away from her pimp has a tree. I'd rather she have the tree. So while you're out handing out $5,000 to active sex workers – I'm trying to keep body and soul together for those who are taking that brave new path in recovery.
But the last couple of days I've been hearing something that well just enough is enough Joy. This to me isn't a mistake, or human failing, or just over eagerness getting in the way of having any idea what you're doing. But now – you're doing the pimps job for them.

Dennis Hof makes it very clear to his staff they aren't to hang our posters anywhere. He makes very sure that he does everything within his power to make sure that anyone working for him doesn't know we exist. He even has filters on the emails that go into his site to block out anything with our phone # on it. When I've asked him why since the other brothel owners didn't seem to mind letting those leaving the brothel have our phone # - he pointed out that those brothels aren't around anymore and he is. I said “what's your point?” to him basically. Which was that “he invests too much in his recruiting” to let them know about us.

I was referring specifically to Airforce Amy. I saw her leaving in a very emotional state after she learned Bernie Madoff had just ran off with over a million dollars of all of her retirement money. I had joked for years to Amy that I've “never seen a hooker yet leave with a dime”. She used to always quip back at me she was going to 'prove me wrong” and would point to her account. I would snap back “talk to me about it when you quit”. So when she lost all of it – she also lost her mind for a while. She tore out of the ranch and it looked like she was losing it. She did for a while. She spent two years (by her own admission on her blog) drinking, using, and not finding any help to help her adjust to leaving the sex industry. I had no way of reaching her and Dennis wouldn't give her our number. He refused and sure enough two years later she came back broke, broken down, and needing to come back fo the money.

I told Dennis that's not a choice. She should have been given our number and a choice. That's again when he snapped back about how much he spends on recruiting. Now this is very telling to me because I don't know any other career where when you up and quit you've got your boss doing everything he can to stop you up from quitting. That to me implies control and that's not a career. That to me is trafficking and being pimped.

Now I'm looking at your press conference and I'm thinking “oh my - I'm hoping that no one actually takes this seriously”. Now I had spent about a year talking to the AVN producers about donating us a hostpiality suite as a donation since we have no cash where we could also not only let the adult industry know about our program, but also I wanted to work out deal where we handed them out free HIV/AIDS kits. I mean we are in the middle of an epidemic right now unlike anything I've seen since the 1980's.

Once they figured out I wasn't another Shelley Lubben or Annie Lobert, they seemed to be warming up to me. The last time I spoke to them they told me they were 'having a meeting” to discuss letting us have a booth there where we could be asking performers the question “what do you want to do next” to get them to think about retirement (plus it would make an interesting show), and we wanted to (1) give away free home HIV/AIDS kits, and (2) I was going to give away a directory of employers willing to hire ex-porn performers and also a list of scholarships to get performers out of the industry. The AVN said they thought it was a great idea but thy weren't sure about giving away a booth. Next thing we know – you're getting the hospitality booth to give away cupcakes. We asked some people like “what did they do there?” and we heard “they gave away cupcakes”.

So let me get this straight – we get our project to see if we could get a booth donated at the AVN and we get blocked by you giving out cupcakes? Then comes the cherry on the top of the cupcake – we start getting calls from out in the field that we have members telling us that there are actually strippers in Vegas who are seriously actually totally believing that not only can she NOT get a job in Vegas because of her prostitution arrest, but that unless she can “prove she was trafficked” she's screwed. Only you and I know if she could “prove she was trafficked” then she wouldn't have a charge now would she? That's one of the dumbest laws I've ever seen.

If I didn't know better – I'd swear the only point of the law is to help someone get a brothel license if they have a past prostitution conviction. I know how judges are back in Nye and Storey County. Back when the legislature was hearing testimony about child sex trafficking – Hof and Richards were doing everything in their power to stop me from testifying. I had them pick me up on a 7 year old traffic ticket and then cart me around all the counties for two weeks just so I wouldn't testify. When that still didn't get me tied up enough for their taste – they wanted to tie me up some more. So a cop went to my apartment manager and they claimed that because I was “working out of my home without a business license” that I needed to be removed immediately. So they gave me a 24 hour lock-out notice and handed me back my rent check.

Well that's not good enough so I went to file a “stay of eviction” with the Goldfield judge. Who then refused to file the stay. Flat out refused. Then I had a cop, the manager, the owner of the building, and some mystery cop show up at my apartment tell me that they were “going to see me to the state line” I then went to file for a change in venue if the judge was going to be like that. The judge refused. I hired an attorney who then told me “I'm not going up again the only judge in that county”. I went to the local paper and took out an ad and that's the only thing that stopped me from being removed like something out of the wild wild west days simply because the brothel owners didn't want me to testify against anything that would raise that age up above 16 years old where it is now. I managed to make it to the legislature to testify despite these tactics – and the law was passed.

So I know how much it kills these guys when they got themselves a sweet 16 or 17 year old girl they want to work for them but they can't because she's got herself a prostitution conviction. Now I've had no trouble getting record expungements for our members. But then again we get expungements by showing the court this man or woman has stayed in the same house for over a year, the same job, going to church, going to school, staying clean, going to SWA meetings – that's how we help them get record expungment. Not something I would imagine someone who is going to work for Dennis could do easy. I imagine it must be quite a challenge trying to figure out how to over come a prostitution conviction to be able to get a brothel license. I mean I couldn't imagine any other way to get such a law passed to lift such a conviction except by what you did.

This is what I'm scratching my head trying to figure out. I mean how else would you clear up a prostitution conviction for some sweet 16 year old that wants to go to work up at the brothel or a strip club with a past prostitution conviction if they (1) can't prove they were trafficked, and (2) aren't going to spend a year in our program? Oh yeah that's right the law says they have to “prove they were trafficked”. Only I've been a paralegal or 30 years now Joy and I got to tell you – you can dive a truck through how vague that law is with respect to how would you prove that one was “trafficked”?

If you ask me – the law you've set up appears like you could go into a nice Judge's office, show him a nice campaign contribution, a few votes, especially in Nye or Storey County where we know the brothels “rule”. I'd be willing to bet the judge would expunge Heidi Fleiss's records for her under that law. It certainly would then allow her to get a license to work for Lance or Dennis. I imagine that law you passed is worth a lot of money to Lance or Dennis – especially when their 16 year old virgin auctions are bringing in a million bucks.

Now I've got strippers in Vegas thinking they can't get work outside the clubs now because of past convictions also. I've talked to a couple of women this week who said that these women were saying they weren't “even thinking of looking for work” because they believed your press conference. Wow – two girls or one stone for the legal pimps (Dennis's name he called himself mind you).

But see now I got a big problem. One of the reasons why our members don't just hand out money from member to member is a little thing called the law. See it's a felony for a prostitute to give money to well anyone. It's called pimping. So to protect our members and group – we don't. But then you've brought up a very interesting question with your fund raisers – does putting the money into a crowdfunding source (we all know you aren't using paypal because they'd shut it down in a heartbeat and because they could refund the money once the donor realized they were being scammed). But of course you've found the magic ingredient to make hookers just love you to death – you give them free dental, free cupcakes, free makeovers, and even free fundraisers for $5000 at a whack. I mean why quit stripping with the Cupcake Girls behind you? I don't know Joy but I seem to remember Christ telling Mary to “go and sin no more” I don't remember him saying to her “well I got you out of this scape so just go on with what you were doing”.

You've done such a job at making everyone thinking you're such a superstar with these strippers I probably couldn't raise a dollar in donations to put together an outreach campaign now in my life depended upon it. I mean you've now got these women thinking that you'll put together $5000 fund raisers for them at the drop of a hat. What do I do for them? I talk to them about jobs, school, getting clean and sober, leaving abusive relationships, not going back to the sex industry . . gee I'm no fun compared to you Joy.

I'm now like the mom who get the kids after dad's had them for the weekend and he's let them do whatever they want. Dad's the good dad and mommy's just being a big “meanie” talking about “cleaning up your room” and “doing your homework”.

But I got a big problem now. I got women who now think they can't get out stripping because of a prostitution conviction. I also now got the strippers all listening to you because well you give them fund raisers for $5000 at a whack so kissing your ass is the name of the game now. You certainly have won the favor of Dennis Hof and Lance Gilman with that law being passed and word out now that it's possible to get your license expunged another way than actually quitting the business and putting in the work like I've been having them do. Plus my chances of having a booth donated where I could do the HIV/AIDS outreach is shot to hell also now you took over the hospitality suite I almost got them talked into. Again, I'm no fun talking about HIV/AIDS and school and jobs when you're coming in with cupcakes and handing out $5000 fund raisers and free dental work and vacations and retreats! I mean I'd have to do a whole outreach campaign to straight this out.

I'm not talking a “misunderstanding”. I'm talking information Joy that is possibly going to keep women in the sex industry longer than they want to be there – meaning you're now doing the pimps' job. I spoke to one of your representatives who said that you do all these things for them WITHOUT requiring them to leave, in fact “loving them right where they are” which sounds to me like “enabling” them in a way that if the club owner or the brothel owners did in these days when people are arresting people for trafficking could get them in trouble. So you're even enabling the pimps right now Joy – and all with this smoke screen of it being something the “church is doing”. Only again the Jesus I remember told Mary to “go and sin no more” Joy.

I'm also frankly a little worried that some sweet little 16 year old who doesn't really want to be working at the brothel who is being protected by a prostitution charge – might find herself having some judge just wipe that away and she's finding herself working up at the brothel again when she doesn't really want to be there. Now who is she going to call for help when she's trying to stop this? You? She sure won't be able to find us with the way you're set things up. We also know you won't give her our number which again means in our mind Joy you're doing the job for the pimps of what's called the “second string”. Meaning when they get beat up by some john or pimp and they're thinking they want to quit this life instead of calling us – you show up at their hospital room with cupcakes, a fundraiser, and tell them “you don't have to change – we're here now to cushion the fall”. Wow evil truly can take the form of an angel of light can't it?

Like I said – I'm not cleaning up after someone else's mess anymore. I”m not going to sit here and figure out how I'm going to put together a special outreach project to go out there and dispel the mus-information you have widely spread out there now. You know how much money I've raised this year in donations? Zero. Zip. Nada. You know how many hours a day I spend on the phone talking to men and women directly working on their recovery – or working on the blog, answering emails, writing on our updated Recovery Guide, trying to figure out how to get some public service announcements going, sending out letters to inmates, etc.? On top of everything else I do every day to run our household I spend at least eight hours a day directly working with the hotline or members or the work. Look at the time stamps on my emails – they're all usually about 3:00 am because I work night and day on this.

Honestly if I could trust you to partner with us – then I'd just as soon do that. Which is what I had in mind when I first reached out to you. I don't have the time to go out to clubs at night because we're doing the work. I don't have time to fund raise because I'm doing the work. I don't have time to do out doing media interviews because I'm busy talking to the men and women. I don't have time to run around clubs because I'm busy answering our hotline.

Professor Sharon Oselin just finished a 10 year study “Leaving Prostitution” where she showed not only was the most effective program out there our program – but she also showed that the one program that partnered with ours over the 10 years was the only one that stayed in business. You know why? They showed results and the women said it was our program that made it work for them. A few months after they dropped our program? They folded. Tells you a lot. On top of her 10 year study, Project Rose came out showing the only clients who recovered were the ones in our program. Dr. Thomas Neylan has come out with a report on Exposure Therapy which basically described how our program worked and it basically proved how our program works. John Quiones and Bob Herbert have come out with their own eyes and vlidated our program works. Tom Ragan with the Review Journal has said our program was the “only one that was effective” in Nevada.

So frankly what I thought would have been a partnership made in heaven would have been to let you handle all the PR stuff and the fund raising and I'd do what I do. If I was looking for money I'd be out looking for money. Meaning I wasn't interested in money when this all started. But now I got to figure out how I'm going to the word out now to all these strippers you've got all twisted up without some kind of ad or outreach budget.

Meaning what are my options? I've got two members in bad need of dental work. Bad need. They can't even get jobs or interview because their teeth are so bad and Medicaid won't cover it. I can't go out and get any press right now with you all over the newspapers either. These woman need about $5000 in dental work. One of them is so bad she won't even go to meetings now or open her mouth. She is having trouble eating even and I think she's getting an ulcer because she can't eat right. Both these woman have been through horrible stories and they both need help to get working and on their feet. They deserve it. They need this so they can get working and even social. Like I said one of them isn't even going to meetings right now because she won't even open her mouth to talk to anyone. She's 21 years old and her teeth got knocked out by her pimp before she left.

And do you know what their crime is for why they can't get their teeth fixed Joy? They quit the business and came to join our group instead of coming to you. For that – they're not getting their teeth fixed. I don't think they should suffer because they wanted to quit – but that's the way you've stacked this deck not me. I did nothing but try and reach out to you until you blocked me when I tried to offer you that list of employers.

By the way I haven't had time to report any “inappropriateness” with respect to your lobbying nor thing s like not verifying who the heck Kamylla was before you did any fund raising for her. Just so you know I have the audio tape of her calling me, along with a video tape of her on the show, and another video of her online.

Then I have an audio of Maxine interviewing her. They're not the same woman. I checked with Kathryn Griffin-Townsend – she wasn't running a program then. She was doing voter registration and not in the jails or doing alternative sentencing programs then. Relativity Media doesn't have any contract with her, and you received money from the “earnings of a prostitute”. Meaning you received money that's a felony and then you transferred it to someone who was in a conspiracy to defraud. That's also money laundering and racketeering.

Before I gathered up all the evidence, along with lobbying with new nonprofit, and things like raising money for active hookers which by the way I did check and it does constitute “pandering” - so no I haven't had time to gather that all up and sent that off to anyone yet to investigate. I thought I'd see if we could straighten things out maybe because here's the thing – if you're only helping criminal and active hookers that's inappropriate. But if you balance it by working with us – then it's not quite the same thing. So it could all be a big misunderstanding – and then you straighten it out.

Or not. If not, then I'll file a lawsuit for damages. It will then be public record. Which by the way I hope you have a good defense on your confidentiality for your donors and people you're working with. Because there's a very very limited scope of confidentiality that can be offered to members. Check with your attorney as a support group, or are you an outreach group, well whatever you are it's not really defined so you're going to have a very hard time saying you can protect your members “anonymity” and confidentiality. However, 12 step groups are built on it. In fact, once a man confessed to a murder in a 12 step group and the court ruled that the group still had the obligation to honor his confidentiality. But support groups have no protection – if that's even what you are.

From where I sit – you're doing the work of second strip for the strip club and brothel owners who can't without risking bad press and possible arrest. There's a lot more going on with a group that says they're part of a church and then cuts off a 12 step program that's based on biblical concepts.

So since I can tell you're not open to the idea of partnering of you wouldn't have cut me off the way you did, that leaves me with you helping me with these two women and funding an outreach campaign to get the news out that no you aren't blocked from leaving stripping, or any job in sex work, by having a prostitution arrest. As a matter of fact, you've had volunteers working with your own group that are working jobs with records that proves that point. Which also proves that you know that isn't the case by the way Joy. You've got photographs of these volunteers all over the place so you can't deny knowing them either. If your directors want to go on a retreat – they can afford to pay for it themselves. These women, and I, can't, pay for this dental work, nor an awareness campaign that will match the publicity you gave this lie.

Oh and don't think sending the state of Nevada after me because of your friendship with Hambrick will work to get me off your tail. I've already had the Secretary of State threaten to arrest me for not having a business license even though I don't need one if I'm not charging money or taking in donations. I already backed up the Secretary of State threatened to arrest me for six months and they already tried everything they could think of to arrest me and they came up with zip. So threatening me isn't going to have any teeth Joy and is just going to cost you more volunteers. I've been following your social media and you're already losing quite a few because you can only fool people so long. Meaning if you consider what I''m suggesting it would only mean some well needed PR for you Joy.

My Bible and the 12 step philosophy tell me I'm to always try to find a way to find reconciliation and peace first. So before I go filing complaints about you with the appropriate authorities over your activities – I'm going to ask you to help me repair this damage. If you hadn't of been doing these things , I could have got these women's teeth repaired. I'd not had any problem finding dentists until you started up with your media exposure before. They need about $5000 between them and these are women who can't work without this work. One had a pimp knock her teeth out and the other the pimp neglected her dental care. He locked her in a house she couldn't leave and he didn't leave her a tooth brush. I also need to get an awareness campaign out there to strippers with the same press you got the other, that one can find work with a record. As a matter of fact, an article in the Review Journal interviewing women who are working at nice jobs with a record might be a nice touch. That wouldn't cost a dime. I'm sure you could even arrange that just as you could arrange for a dentist to donate this work. So technically what I'm proposing might not cost you a dime out of pocket Joy.

It's not right that like a vulture you come in here and profit off the hard work I sacrificed everything for, risked everything for, and then want to act like you don't even know me Joy. Someone who cares about survivors would recognize the work it took to get Nevada to where you can even be doing this without being shut down. Oh but I take that back – you're not really threatening these guys in any way are you? That's what I mean Joy that when people look really closely at what you're doing – something is wrong. You're not going to get grants like this.

Me? I turned down a $300,000 grant offered to me last year. I turned it down because I don't have the access to the kind of resources you have. The only woman I know are women who can't go on camera. To again to me the force driving you right now isn't God and that's what I'm trying to see if we can dispel here. So I'm going to send a copy of this letter to your church and ask them to pray for you to make the right decision here as to what to do about all of this. You have to decide what side you're on. You can't play both sides against the middle just to keep collecting cash. Doesn't work like that. Things have to change Joy – these women in Nevada depend upon those who defend those who can't defend themselves. I can't help these women get out from under these men AND fight you too. Things have to change – or I'll go to the IRS and get you shut down that way. Your call.

Jody Williams
(702) 468-4529

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

OPEN LETTER TO BRADLEY MYLES OF POLARIS ABOUT PIMPS IN MEXICO


I read this article today by Bradley Myles of Polaris about how he's "discovered a town where pimps are raised". My first instinct was to call Bradley. Only I know from many many past attempts to communicate with him about this article he won't return my calls or answer my emails. In fact, not one of my attempts have been responded to. Shame. Maybe if he were to consider opening up a dialogue with someone who is not only a survivor of American sex trafficking, but also the founder of the oldest and largest group of recovering survivors of the sex industry he wouldn't be sounding in this article so shocked by what he saw down in Tenancingo, Mexico. Because this sort of thing is not only nothing new – it's the sort of thing that was part of my story and it's going on right now in the United States.

Maybe if he wasn't spending his time talking to “faux survivors” like Samoly Mam, Chong Kim, or Wilthema Ortiz Pettigrew he might have heard about this sort of thing before now. These are just but some of the names that are being paraded around luncheons, fund raisers and the media by a group of powerful people trying very hard to convince America the sex industry and sex trafficking are one in the same so they can pass some laws, advance their careers, line their pockets, and increase their social ranking by exploiting us without even giving us the common respect of returning our phone calls while saying how much they care about us.

For those of you who don't know – Bradley Myles is not a survivor, neither is his wife. That I'm aware of anyway.  The National Trafficking Hotline they formed was launched in 2002.  A report I read last month stated they've answered collectively about 100,000 calls to date.  I don't know how many of those calls Mr. Myles has taken personally but I don't think he answers the hotline himself.

I answer our hotline personally and when ours was launched in 1987 I didn't have  choice but to be the person answering the hotline.  You know why?  Because people who had not witnessed what goes on in "the life" don't believe you when you describe this world.   So who else was going to launch the hotline but me? Besides – I'm the one who got the “call” (wink wink). If you don't know what I mean by that – you can read John Quinones' interview with me about how our work got started and why in more depth.

That outsiders didn't believe us was proven to be the case when Linda Lovelace released her book "Ordeal" in 1980 to audiences on talk shows yelling "boo" and "liar" or "crazy" at her for revealing she had been forced to film "Deep Throat" while her pimp pointed a gun at her head from off-camera.

I read somewhere that Polaris brought in about $10 million dollars in grants and donations last year. You know how the first hotline for adults who wanted help of any kind to leave for any reason in this country got off the ground? We didn't have money for commercial answering services in 1987.   There were not grants or fund raisers because again NO ONE BELIEVED US except a few insiders who knew these things to be true. Again, Lois had opened up Children of the Night for the teens. I already got smacked for opening the first safe house for adults in 1984 by getting arrested. Been there done that. So I was going to go the “outpatient” route now.

Which meant paying a fortune to have an 800 number.  Back in 1987 we didn't have VOIP or internet.  Meaning I had to have a landline phone to get an 800 phone number.  To get an 800 phone number, one had to have a business phone.  To get a business phone, one had to have an office.   The phone company wouldn't install business phones in residential property. So I was paying $100 a month for the office, another $100 a month for the phone, and then $1.00 a minute for the incoming calls.  Our monthly phone bills were over $1000 a month.  I had to work two jobs to keep on our hotline. Children of the Night was able to get the bills paid for the kids through social services because they were kids. But for adults to have a hotline – I took out a second job.  

We were the only hotline there was to call if you were over 18 years of age.  Meaning if you were being held captive by your pimp handcuffing you to the bed and you managed to break free one night and escaped by running down the streets with no clothes on to a pay phone to call us for help - we were who you called.  

We had to help because victim services didn't recognize us as victims, hospitals refused to admit us, domestic violence and homeless shelters refused us, and there was not one single safe house for us anywhere in the country if you were over 18 years of age back then.   Do you have any idea what it's like to be told there's no “place for you” at a homeless shelter? Or to be like the woman I took in back in 1984 – she had a broken arm, a broken nose and two black eyes but the domestic violence shelters refused to take her?

So if a porn performer found out she/he was HIV/AIDS positive and couldn't work in the industry any longer - we'd get the call. There were posters up at HIV testing sites saying “if you want help to quit the sex industry for any reason – call XXX”. Before the Telecommunications Act of 1995 – we had PSA's with Frances Nuyen running all night on TV and cable where she'd say “do you want help to leave? Call XXX-XXXX” and it was that simple (we didn't want to upset anyone either so we kept it simple).

 When Jeane Palfrey, the DC Madam, was arrested and had her name and face plastered all over the internet so she couldn't run a service any longer - we got the call. She was a trafficking victim – but not one that could call the Trafficking Hotline.  Just as we got the call from a woman whose pimp threw her out of the car while it was going 75 mph when she told him she was pregnant and wanted to quit.  Just as we got the call from a hotel room where one woman had knocked out her pimp with the iron from the room so she could break free.  We had to get her out of there before he woke up.  Could we have called the police?  They would have charged her with assault probably so the answer is we thought it was better to get her out of there first.

We launched our hotline because sex workers had nowhere to go for help.  We couldn't go to the police or the mental health professionals because we'd either incriminate ourselves, or not be believed, let alone helped.   Back in the 1980's we were even turned away from hospitals, homeless and domestic violence shelters.  We welcomed calls from anyone in any part of sex work for any reason because if we turned our back on them - it could mean a potential death literally of someone.

 We didn't have federal recognition so there were no victim services.  We didn't have trafficking task forces either.  It was because there was nothing in the way of other resources I plugged in that hotline, took on two jobs, and tied myself to a 100 foot extension phone cord day and night so that we would have somewhere to call for help.  I didn't have the luxury I might add of making distinctions between who I helped by saying our hotline was ONLY for “trafficking victims”. In other words, if you needed help to leave for ANY reason – you called us then as you can call us now. The line of who is a trafficking victim vs. who isn't is in reality a very blurry one sometimes that can take sometimes years to figure out in reality.

Which means I've witnessed and experienced the sex industry from many levels while I was in that world in the late  70's and early 80's.  In fact, I've have answered an estimated 500,000 calls into our hotline from 1987 to 2014. I mean by that I've  personally answered those calls myself to protect callers  anonymity and confidentiality.  I also couldn't hire a professional answering service - because commercial services all refused to take incoming calls of such a volatile nature.  No one wants the legal responsibility or liability should someone sue.  Which by the way - no one has filed any lawsuits against us for doing bad work to date. 

We don't refer women who call us over to law enforcement except in a few rare cases. In the world where Bradley Myles lives the cops are who you call for help. That's not my world nor the world many sex workers, nor those who are trafficking victims live in. Why? Because sometimes the very person they're running from is law enforcement. I point you to the Chris Butler case where I was having to help women escape active duty highly respected police officers who also happened to own massage parlors where they were also selling drugs they'd taken from the evidence rooms. I can also assure you Oklahoma prostitutes were aware of Daniel Holtzclaw before news of him reached the press.

Maybe it's because our current legal system isn't set up properly to protect us from the enemy. Margo Compton tried to stop a domestic trafficking ring by going to the authorities to inform on a ring being run by the Hell's Angel's. While she was testifying against over 180 traffickers – her and her twin daughters were savagely murdered in her home. They were left in her home because safe houses for trafficking victims aren't set up to take in women with their children. She testified before the Trafficking Act of 2000 was passed - so the police couldn't authorize an officer to guard her at the house. The message was sent – testify against us and you die.

A recent article in the Guardian proves also what I've been saying – these women aren't safe even in jail as a form of protective custody. Not when the guards in the Kern County jail were sexually abusing the female inmates there so routinely they had a standard contract they were offering the women not to sue in exchange for $200 and a bag of chips. Silence can be bought cheap in Kern County when you're afraid to say “no” to a cop anyway. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/08/the-county-kern-county-california-sexual-assault-secret-payoffs

Leaving the sex industry, whether a trafficking victim or not, often means entering drug treatment. Not being us, Bradley also doesn't understand we can't just hand out referrals to just any drug treatment program without having carefully checked them out first either from our point of view. Why? Show me one case of rape that's been won where the victim is a prostitute in this country. Along with prostitutes telling me stories of being raped by “johns”, pimps, and cops – I've also heard 1000's of stories of them being raped by drug counselors - http://www.laweekly.com/news/a-drug-rehab-mogul-built-an-empire-that-s-now-being-probed-by-the-fbi-da-and-state-of-california-6390686 Just like this director said “why believe the word of a junkie prostitute?” So we don't just refer prostitutes into “just any” drug treatment program unless we've checked them out from OUR point of view first.

One of the reasons why we like to have one of our members go to court with each other is because we can even find ourselves raped right in the courtroom – and I don't mean figuratively. You'll notice in this case the courtroom staff just looked the other way while this woman was being abused. I don't know if the victim was a prostitute or not – but does it matter?

I'm glad Bradley is waking up and realizing young boys are groomed to be pimps and they need to be factored into the equation when it comes to helping the victims of sex trafficking in Tenancingo, Mexico.  Only Bradley - it's going on in Mexico TOO - Tenancingo is not a pocket or an anomaly.  Nor is it anything new either.  

Not only is this something going on right under our noses right here in the United States both back in the 1970's when I was first witnessing it - but it has EXPLODED on our school grounds across this country to the point there are security guards, and high school principals and teachers, all having back room meetings right now trying to figure out how to keep these pimps off campus legally without finding themselves the victim of some kind of lawsuit for "racial profiling".  

When my daughter was eight years old in a Las Vegas school she had a pimp HER AGE trying to recruit her to work for him.  In her case however she just laughed and brushed him aside because my daughter knew better.   So please stop trying to make us think this kind of thing is going on "elsewhere" when in reality it's going on right in our own back yard and it's going on right now.

To go back to when I was first "turned out" in Tarzana, California - I knew about "boys being groomed into pimps" when the "family" that lured me into sex work was the same family Richard Pryor speaks about when he talks about his mother working in his grandmother's brothel.  In that "family", the young women worked as prostitutes, but they were trained and groomed in "the game" by their mothers and grandmothers.  

Then when they became older, or got sick or injured, they too would graduate up to madaming like they'd seen their mom and grandmother did.    This allowed them to stay in the "game" their whole lives.  Meaning the young girls were raised up in the "game" from birth on.  This way literally you could be in prostitution not as a “job” but as a “life” hence the term “in the life”. It was a “way of life” you choose for yourself, your family, your children, and you stayed in it from cradle to grave. This is one of the differences between one of these who are “in the life” and someone who views the sex industry as a “career” or a “vocation”. Those in the “life” also feel it's a personal identity as to who you are – not again just a job title – that's why it's called “the life”.

I remember the first family BBQ I went to where the young girls as young as five were being taught how to "trick" for quarters in exchange for dancing while the adults coached.   The boys in this family were taught how to be drug dealers and pimps.  To train them to be pimps they were first worked as prostitutes also. In other words the boys were taught not to give their quarters to the girls to dance because that made them “tricks”. The boys were taught they had really “won the game” when they could get the girls to spend their quarters on them.  The boys would engage in prostitution at a young age by doing live sex shows and/or pornography with the other young girls so no "statutory rape" occurred.  

Rock, the young man who was my age, was paired with me because he didn't want to pimp.  He preferred to be a drug dealer which was a choice the men were given. I had to take care of a man in the family to be admitted into the inner circle – so I took care of Rock. I didn't want a pimp – so I let him have his own room and he dealt out of that room.  Some young men eager to start pimping as soon as possible would often be given transgender or older prostitutes who would actually groom them in how to pimp them.  https://www.revealnews.org/blog/teen-pimps-increasingly-charged-for-trafficking-under-new-state-laws/  Yes you heard me - the older women would train the teen pimps in how to pimp on them like "training wheels" for when they moved on as they got older.  

The average age a man starts becoming a pimp is 13 years of age.  I invite you to listen to a man talking about going out to learn "the game" at this young age. 
 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/05/20/ex-pimp-of-32-years-tells-all-1  I invite you to listen to Aubrey speak about how her boyfriend/pimp turned her out at 13 years old while being taught how to do so by his father raping her while he watched.  Sort of "hands on" training in rape and "turn out 101" for pimps.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/07/08/hear-from-a-nevada-brothel-prostitute

I invite you to look at the relationship between Montana Fishburne and Jeremy Pipes. 
 http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/report-laurence-fishburnes  This couple met online and were in school together.  They are about the same age.  To the outside world they looked like “high school sweethearts”.

The day Montana turned 18 years old, she was tired of being arrested for prostitution.  Jeremy marched her into the Vivid offices the day she turned 18 years old to sign a XXX film contract.   Snoop Dogg confessed to "pimping across the USA" during his 2003 tour in Rolling Stone.  The "johns" were NFL players.  After Montana's film debut, all kinds of athletes were hitting her up on twitter for "personal training sessions".  

She wasn't walking the streets any longer - but I assure you she was in the sex industry.  She wasn't being "trafficked" either.  Montana was being pimped.  There is a difference.   That difference and how pimps brainwash their victims is what I was certified by the FBI to testify about as an expert witness because a true pimp rarely uses force or threats.  These are facts that are being left out of many of these new trafficking laws and I'm finding that very frustrating.

Why don't “real pimps” threaten or coerce their victims?  Doesn't last. If you scared some one bad enough – then they'll find a way to leave. If they leave – game over. The “trick” is to get the victim to do it over and over, willingly, gladly, and then sign up for more. Think Hitler. People didn't get on the trains thinking they were going to be gassed – but because they believed they were going to get jobs.  

We're talking a generational culture for life some people are raised within.  These people aren't operating out of fear - but are "supporting the family" in their minds;.  This is also why when you train people like cops and social workers to come at a prostitute with this concept and attitude like "you poor victim of trafficking" they will look at you like you're speaking a foreign language.   They're not “victims” in their minds (these types of victims). In their minds they feel loved and cared for in fact.

I know - I speak to them almost weekly now.  The social workers, probation officers, cops, therapists, etc., who are being taught in trainings (I was excluded from designing by the way) to approach this person like "you poor victim of trafficking" where there is this villain supposedly over them exploiting them, forcing them, harming them, deceiving them, etc. they need to be "saved" from tell me "the prostitute just looks at me like I'm speaking Martian" because if this person was raised in this culture then you are speaking Martian to them.  The person over them isn't a "trafficker" but may be their mother, father, husband, boyfriend, brother, or even child in their mind.

They aren't being "exploited" - they're "taking care of the family".  They aren't being threatened - they are "willingly giving" in their mind.  Listen to this interview with a SWA member - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2014/06/21/playboy-to-prostitution--sex-workers-anonymous-member This single mother feels she was putting her daughter through school without the burden of school loans over her head. If you talk to her about being a “victim” she won't know what you're talking about.

They aren't being "controlled" - they're being "cared for" or they're “caring for” someone else.  Now again is this every single prostitute?  Absolutely not.  There are of course victims who are being handcuffed to toilets like the one I pulled out of a house in Las Vegas and being told their family will be murdered if they don't comply to turning tricks without objection and all the money goes right into the hands of the trafficker. Every case is different and that's my point here.

The people behind this “No Such Thing” campaign are so focused on trying to brainwash all of us into believing there's only one type of victim, and one type of experience, as well there's only one type of “trafficker” that they are literally saying there is “no such thing” as something that does exist. It's actually a form of mind control they're trying to use on us so we don't see the problems that do exist right here under our own noses.

Because of the “No Such Thing” campaign, they did in fact just make a whole group of people disappear for 2015 – that of juvenile prostitutes. Go on and ask for the report for the number of juvenile prostitutes arrested for 2015 in Los Angeles and you'll see a big fat zero. Only one big problem with that. In California, it's the law that if you're found guilty of prostitution you have to be tested for HIV/AIDS. Juveniles included. Now if you're tested for HIV/AIDS under a prostitution charge the result are sent to the CDC. This way if you're found positive the state knows about it if you continue to prostitute because they'll call it “attempted murder”. Now for 2015 there are not only no numbers for the number of juvenile prostitutes in Los Angeles (a statistic needed in order to be able to allocate financial resources for them by the way) – but we now have no idea what the HIV/AIDS rates are either for the year.

As I'm writing this “Enter the Dragon” is on TV. This is a Bruce Lee movie from 1973. In the back story of the film – we see both sex and human trafficking that clearly Bruce Lee was trying to tell the audience existed back then. I was 13 years old then and growing up I was told that “white slavery” didn't exist any more when this film was released. Because I was told this, when I walked into the nightclub a few years later that this family had bought to launder their criminal money I was completely unprepared for what they brainwashed me into.

I walked into what appeared to be a normal family culture. Raised by a single mentally ill mother I had no other reference to go by to tell me any differently. When the police were trying to shut them down they countered with they were only being harassed because the cops were “racist”. Looking back now I know the cops who tried to pull me out of there and warn me what was happening to me weren't racist. But this family had generations of time to perfect their brainwashing and I assure you a few yoga classes wouldn't have pulled me out of there.

What I'm trying to say is the sex industry is just that – an industry. Like any industry there are many different cultures within it. Within that industry there also exists sex trafficking. There are many different types of trafficking, many different types of cultures, and a wide variety of pimps and traffickers. Not everyone in the sex industry is having sex and some pimps don't use force but in fact love. Now until those who say they want to do something to help this community want to start listening to this community – then we're going to continue to have men like Bradley running the largest non-survivor run nonprofit in this country acting surprised to come upon a culture that not only has been there all along, but also has been in this country since before he was born as well. You can't begin to solve a problem either until you understand that problem which you won't until you start talking to it's victims. ALL of it's victims – not just a few hand selected ones.

All those women who were raped by Bill Cosby existed but the world would not acknowledge them sadly until Hannibul Buress acknowledged them, a man. Once he did however, we have gained a lot of powerful preventive knowledge. I don't think women will be accepting a cup of coffee on auditions anymore now. Sex Workers Anonymous also exists, but I don't think until Bradley acknowledges us will the world acknowledge us either. Shame because there's also a lot of knowledge that we could gain now by realizing we have cultures right here in the USA today who are also not only raising their young boys to be pimps, but also their daughters to be prostitutes as well. Just like when Bruce Lee came out with “Enter the Dragon” though - maybe we're not ready for that dialogue yet.  

Sunday, December 6, 2015

RISING THREAT OF HIV IN THE USA - THE DANGER OF ASIAN MASSAGE PARLORS

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While Charlie Sheen has admitted to spending over $10 million dollars trying to conceal from the public, and his playmates within the sex industry, that he was HIV positive.  What's one way he's been doing this?  He's admitted to paying blackmail money to silence some of his victims who were HIV positive.  Women who were employed in the sex industry and were NOT "sex trafficking victims".  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/business/charlie-sheen-hiv-positive.html

Now what's another way?  How about trying to discredit an organization that's been knocking on doors saying that they're seeing an epidemic rise in the numbers of their members with HIV/AIDS such as Sex Workers Anonymous?

How about getting a production company "Live Nation",
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/charlie-sheen-inks-deal-live-165361
who is also the production company for another confessed pimp, Snoop Dogg, http://www.livenation.com/artists/41987/snoop-dogg  and have their lobbyist, build a "counter" group that will further pull sex workers away from Sex Workers Anonymous? https://www.leg.state.nv.us/AppCF/Lobbyist/reports/LobbyistDetail.cfm?lobbyist=111&Session=78

But how do you build a bond with these sex workers who notoriously don't trust "outsiders"?  Why free coffee, cupcakes, make-overs, dental work, cash aid all WITHOUT having the condition placed upon these freebies of a little thing like them having to be in the exit process.  I mean what active stripper/escort in Vegas wouldn't love the idea of such freebies with no strings?  http://www.thecupcakegirls.org/#!avn/c1jod

Welcome to the Cupcake Girls.  Why they'll even hold fund raisers for you while you're still hooking to pay for your lawyers and your rent like they did Kamylla  AND make sure you out there in the public eye saw them do this. http://www.thecupcakegirls.org/#!Call-to-Action-Help-with-Kamyllas-Legal-Fund/cmbz/5567bd7d0cf23d0164c9c81b   Who wouldn't love these "Cupcake Girls" over SWA whose members who have to work at staying off booze and drugs as well as get a non-sex work job in order to receive support from them right?  

And there goes the warnings to them about Charlie and HIV in the process.  

But others are still listening to SWA because they know the group is made up of REAL ex-sex workers.  Especially the newbies in Los Angeles who aren't in Vegas nor go to the AVN to benefit from the "hospitality suite" the Cupcake Girls bought to further gain their "in" into sex workers.  They don't do anything to help sex workers EXIT the industry.  They don't do anything to get them HIV testing or education.  I've spoken to more than one stripper who has witnessed them sweeping into the club with cupcakes and make-overs and they each reported NOT ONE WORD about HIV, testing, condoms, vaccines, prevention, etc.  So what do they want?  To "preach the gospel"? (they're all church ladies).  No - the sex workers report not one word about church.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vanessa-pinto/hollie-stevens-hospitality-suite_b_2372787.html

(A side note - I have asked the AVN promoters to sponsor a booth where we issue information on HIV and things like the vaccine and they've refused.  They told me they "don't donate" and were also concerned that SWA might be viewed as "being against the industry" even though they personally acknowledged they know we are not.  Meaning they wouldn't put in any booth that wasn't "pro" sex work and that didn't PAY for the space.)

I'm sorry but I come from the world of reality where nobody does anything without a motive or a payoff of some kind.  If it's not reaching out to help sex workers quit like we do, or warn them about HIV like we do, and if they're not "preaching the gospel" then what is it?

If anything they KEEP women in the sex industry.  They preach "unconditional support" of working girls.  However, I witnessed them going to the legislature to get a law written about expunging prostitution records (working girls really love that idea) WITHOUT attending SWA meetings for a year or longer as we've been doing to help sex workers expunge their records.  In many states, we have SWA members are expunging their records by showing an involvement in our program.  These are women who CAN'T prove "sex trafficking" in order to expunge their records like the law that the CG got passed.  I mean honestly if you could "prove trafficking" - wouldn't you then have done so at the trial?

So what was the point of them getting this law passed?  Their claim was that "sex workers were unable to get  legit jobs with their prostitution records" which isn't true.  Now what is true is you can't get A PROSTITUTION LICENSE TO WORK IN A LEGAL BROTHEL with a past conviction.  (If convicted of prostitution in Nevada, or some other states, you become a "sexual offender" meaning you can't get a license to work at a legal brothel.   Meaning a prostitution conviction DOES NOT prevent you from finding work outside the sex industry in Nevada - but it DOES stop you from working a legal brothel.   http://www.criminaldefenselawyer.com/resources/prostitution-pimping-and-pandering-laws-nevada.htm)

I have been in Nevada since 1996 getting men and women jobs outside of sex work just fine and have a long list of casinos, and other large reputable companies who love hiring ex-sex workers for jobs in marketing, public relations, promotions, sales, cocktail waitress, dealing, management, etc.  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf  These casinos, and employers don't shout it from the rooftops - but there is a list of them who gladly welcome hiring ex-prostitutes, strippers, porn performers, etc.  If you'd like to see this list - just ask me.  When I offered the list to the Cupcake Girls they blocked my emails in response and asked me to stop calling them.

Now if their interest was in finding sex workers work outside the sex industry - then why would they refuse to take the list from me of these companies who do hire those with records?  Better yet - why are they only focusing on FEMALE sex workers - while ignoring men and transgenders?  I also asked some of the local male and gay strip clubs who reported the CG never came near them.  So if they're "having trouble finding work for strippers because of their records" while refusing to get help from SWA to get these women jobs, and then relying upon some law which is impossible to even make use of (again you'd have to hire an attorney, then you've have to "prove trafficking" which again if you could do so you would have done so - so this is a completely useless grand standing law which does nothing to get sex workers into other jobs immediately and without an investment of money first but boy did it get them a lot of publicity) and it does NOTHING to help sex workers find work outside the industry.  So CLEARLY their group isn't about helping sex workers LEAVE the industry - so again what is their point?

If this was to help conceal Charlie's secret within the sex industry itself (if an escort or porn star gets HIV and can trace it to Charlie - she's going to do what?  She's going to stop working in the sex industry and probably call us.  Then to protect her anonymity WE'RE going to put out the word within the sex industry to "stay away from Charlie".  So how do you stop that from spreading and then no one wants to play with Charlie and no one goes to the press?  Now you're following my logic here of what's happening.) then the Cucpcake Girls makes more sense.

Now you also need to stop word from getting to the "rookies" or those new to sex work.  You don't want the "rookie" escorts and porn stars to believe what this organization is saying to sex workers about the epidemic, and the warnings about Charlie.   You also want them to NOT believe us.  So what do you do?  You hire a paid "shill" who is vocal as an active sex worker to try and discredit the group.

Welcome to the "madam pack" as I call them now.  Which includes Norma Jean Almodavor, a convicted pimp.  Maxine Doogan, a convicted pimp.  Bella Robinson who has worked as a prostitute and madam by her own admission and has also been arrested in the past.

Last but not least we have Domina Elle who is living under the name of a dead woman, Avaarm Shekinah, a woman who was a survivor of the Branch Davidian cult.   We don't know her criminal background because she's not living under her own name and everything she owns is registered to the dead woman who she obtained an ID from based on a voter registration we found with a younger birthdate on it. http://www.coloradovoters.info/by_number/6000/67888_shekinah_koresh_avraam.html

Oh but Domina Elle is a sex work advocate right?  Really?  Putting aside she did nothing to help Kamylla exit the sex industry which she's repeatedly said in interviews was her goal, she has also stalked and terrorized sex workers - including Mistress Bardot Wolf and Mistress Trinity.  Two women who have reported publicly they live in fear of her.  Mistress Trinity reports it's "well known that she's got "friends" at the Denver police and courts in a recorded phone call she made to us that Domina Elle published online without our consent nor Mistress Trinity's.  She obtained the recording by hacking into my computer and then published the recording on www.sexworkersanonymous.org to try and discredit and attack us - warning all sex workers after she published the tape "don't trust them".

Now where do snitches and informants come from?  They come from people who have arrested!  Then after they get arrested they either get off totally, or they get a reduced sentence in order for setting up other people or playing undercover games within the criminal world.   Now do you really think that if Charlie's spent "over $10 million dollars to try and conceal his secret" for years now that hiring someone within the sex industry to try and get active sex workers not to listen to our warnings about him and HIV is beyond the realm of possibility?

Then you don't know the sex industry very well because that's how it works.  Wealthy men have been trying to conceal their past doings any way they can for a long long time.  http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/gay-porn-star-extortion-case-897653

What's another reason we're being stalked, smeared, threatened and attacked?  Could it be the "Music" case out of Pasadena?  http://sanitytodayonline.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-sound-of-music-and-pasadena.html   An Asian women came to us for help in 2013 reporting that when she told her traffickers she wanted to quit prostituting, and other crimes, for this ring, she was drug out of her home by two Pasadena cops, slapped with two fake prostitution charges signed by a Pasadena judge, and then further threatened by a Pasadena attorney.  When we stepped in to help her - our attorney was threatened by the police and this attorney.  When I tried to show her they had lied to her about clearing these records - I was then threatened by this attorney and a man identifying himself as a Pasadena officer.  Yes I recorded and documented all these threats.

What's distressing also about this operation is that the women in this trafficking ring aren't seeing doctors who would report any findings to the CDC.  They're seeing a Mandarin speaking doctor (not Planned Parenthood by the way) for their reproductive needs.  I also know one of her "regulars" who has been trying to get her out from under this ring.  An interview with him can be found - http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2015/07/helping-someone-to-leave-sex-work-who.html  

The woman, and this man, report they are not using condoms and she's not on an HIV vaccine.  Nor are the other women in this ring.  The women are having up to 10-15 contacts a day without condoms, without testing, and without being on a vaccine. http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/trial-of-chinese-hotelier-features-accusations-of-prostitution/ In talking to the woman, I learned that they're prostituting the younger men and women in China.  They prefer them "younger" over there.  So young this woman started at 8 years old by her mother forcing her to do these things, along with her sister and brother.

Then when they hit about 40 years old - they're bringing them over here to the states on the promise they are giving them "other" jobs in restaurants, nail salons, or even real estate jobs.  http://fox59.com/2015/08/10/massage-parlor-investigation-leads-to-prostitution-arrest/    Look at the photo of this woman in her 40's or so.  If you google more photos of massage parlor arrests - you'll find almost all the women are in their 40's and 50's.

When they get their papers in order to come to work at these "legit" jobs they're then told they have to pay off their "contract" through prostitution.  They're promised if they "behave" their children will receive an all expenses paid education at either USC or UCLA.  What could be more prestigious?  What woman who feels she's "just a whore" wouldn't feel the sacrifice is worth it to see her children receive a valuable education and a "new start"?  Only in reality these kids are not only being groomed to enter sex work, to recruit others into sex work, but also to be spies for China.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-indicts-6-chinese-on-charges-of-stealing-trade-secrets/2015/05/19/f11fd35e-fdd8-11e4-805c-c3f407e5a9e9_story.html

When their children back in China are in their teens, they're being brought over here to go to school in the Arcadia, Pasadena area where they can be around their own culture and family - one that shuns Westerners and outsiders.  The language barrier makes that easy.  To make room for them, there was a whole bunch of low income people who were pushed out of Pasadena using intimidation starting about 2011-2012.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAWiJq2J5GU  There are videos online about how the police were chasing people out of the area using fear and illegal tactics.  Notice these videos show this happening about 3 to 4 years ago - which is also AFTER Charlie Sheen says he started covering up his HIV status.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4KP0xp7-30  Also notice none of the people being thrown out illegally are Chinese.

To show the Pasadena police can be "bought" - just read about how they helped set up PETA at this time frame.  http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20150716/peta-files-lawsuit-against-pasadena-police-department-over-seaworld-spy

They further chased out of the area a lot of businesses owned by Americans by shutting down the streets so they lost so much income they had no choice but to shut down and move.  http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/government-and-politics/20130427/city-of-thorns-despite-reforms-pasadena-police-still-face-controversy and http://thirtymilesofcorruption.com/tag/siobhan-foster/  I remember whole businesses having to fold up shop because the streets were literally so tore up in front of their shops they all had to shut down and move.  Each one was not an Asian owned business by the way.

Even to the point of letting minorities who are African American and Hispanic, not Chinese, know they are in mortal danger in Pasadena from the police.  http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/general-news/20140702/tape-pasadena-homicide-detective-bragged-about-framing-suspects-lying-to-get-conviction  As a brainwashing expert, let me tell you what this news clip sends to the mind of a person who is African American - http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/06/16/44754/pasadena-pays-1-million-to-parents-of-kendrec-mcda/  Get the fuck out of Pasadena.

Then they kept moving in the kids of these women to "prepare them for college".  The women were then moved from massage parlor to massage parlor across the USA every few weeks or months depending.  This was to make sure they didn't make any lasting ties with anyone outside of this trafficking ring and Asian community.

All the while the mothers are "away at work", the children are being groomed to enter into the sex industry.  They are the ones going into the colleges recruiting the others kids and Los Angeles is the epicenter because that's where the porn industry is centered who THRIVES on fresh meat being delivered continually. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/strip-club-ad-berkeley_n_4818356.html

Only guess what, some of these teens are HIV positive also.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/01/world/asia/china-aids-sexual-transmission.html?rref=collection%2Fcolumn%2FSinosphere&action=click&contentCollection=Asia%20Pacific&module=Collection&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article  And from what I'm hearing - they aren't being required to release information on their HIV status before entering this country.  Neither are their mothers.  By the way, I used to regularly speak at UCLA.  I have been trying for two years now to speak on their radio station, their newspaper, to their student groups, and to their psychology, social work, criminal justice and human sexuality professors and out of each professor, group, etc. I've only found ONE professor who let me speak to his students.  When I was done I was chased after by a young woman who reported to me that all the "womens" groups are promoting sex work and she's feeling the "odd duck" for NOT entering into porn or stripping to pay for her college.  I asked how she was paying for a UCLA degree and she told me her father is a truck driver and he's paying for her to get her degree. Love this girl!

The National Trafficking Hotline requires a victim call "personally for help".  If you look at any of the studies, or speak to people in the field, you will hear over and over again that people who are sex trafficking victims are not "identifying" as such.  That's because they don't think they're victims.  It's called "denial".  Frankly, its' why I have NEVER led our outreach campaigns with the words of "trafficking" or "victim" but instead WHY I lead our outreach with words like "prostitute" or "sex worker".  I do that because THAT'S HOW THEY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES.

Why?  In 1995, I was certified by the FBI as an "expert witness" in the subject of "how pimps brainwash and groom their victims into thinking they're giving consent when in fact they're not" for a trial going on in Hawaii.  The pimp was a real "romeo pimp" who had been trafficking women all over the USA.  The women all insisted he was not "forcing them" but they were acting "off their own free will".  The DA showed me videotapes made by him which I was able to then break down step by step how he was accomplishing the process of making these women think they were "doing what they wanted to do" for him without outside brainwashing or coercion.  The pimp's attorney took one look at my report and they took a plea bargain.  My point being I know how the grooming and brainwashing process works.  I was a victim of it myself.

One of the ways I was brainwashed was being surrounded by wealth.  I was being driven in Rolls Royces, living in a house "south of the boulevard" with a fantastic view of Los Angeles, wearing designer clothing, expensive jewelry, and walking around with a lot of cash on me.  I mean where was I going to go with it knowing if I disappeared that my mother and grandmother would be blown up?  Come on - is that "free will"?

Also, we would drive by these girls standing on a street corner in miniskirts at 2:00 in the morning freezing their asses off and LAUGH at how we "weren't like them".  Welcome to the river DENIAL.

When I started being shut out of consulting on media being created around this subject was about 2007.  I've seen the media that's been created without my input.  So too do the real victims out there. These teens from China are being bombarded with messages on TV and fund raisers and community groups that "sex trafficking" is something that appears to be street prostitution.

Look at what the media is telling the public are "victims"?  https://www.mccaininstitute.org/programs/humanitarian-action/the-nosuchthing-campaign  Notice the African American girl as their "poster child" victim.  Led by Malika Saar complete with corn rows - http://rights4girls.org/team/   Or Jada Pinkett-Smith http://www.jadapinkettsmith.com/  Even better - let's put a latin girl up to testify at the Hill as our "victim" http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/foster-care-and-sex-trafficking-survivor-testifies-on-hill/

Watch the show "8 Minutes" that was staged and what do you see?  You see Kathryn Griffin-Townsend who is African American talking like a street prostitute. http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2013/08/15/former-prostitute-program  Watch the "Dreamcatchers" documentary with Brenda Myers-Powell and what do you see?  African-American street prostitution. htp://thedreamcatcherfoundation.org/staff/brenda-myers-powell/ Watch Jada Pinkett-Smith's CNN Freedom project in Atlanta, Georgia and what do you see?  African-American street prostitution.  Look at the "No Such Thing" campaign and what do you see?  Malika Saar who is African American with corn rows in her hair holding up an African-American girl as her poster child "victim" and speaking about street prostitution.  Withelma Ortiz Pettigrew who is being paraded around by Glamour Magazine, Time Magazine, CNN, Cosmopolitan Magazine and the Ricky Martin Foundation?  Hispanic street prostitution.   What pimps do you see being arrested for trafficking on the news?  Blacks and Hispanics.  https://www.fbi.gov/wanted/human-trafficking

Anything but Asian or white women.

You bombard someone over and over and over again with the concept of "sex trafficking" being African American and Hispanic and street walkers and guess what a young girl or boy from China is going to think?

Not me.

Who created shows like these?  Relativity Media's done a lot of it.  Relativity Media is also partners with a Chinese government owned film company who has a vested interest in these victims not realizing their victims.  http://relativitymedia.com/press/relativity-continues-expansion-china/

Now I invite you to talk a walk around any media we create for www.sexworkersanonymous.com  Even though I appear white, you won't see a focus on either female or males, nor will you see a race bias either.  You won't see predominantly African Americans, or even Asians.  I try and keep all "images" or "faces" off our media.  There's nothing but shadows, or shapes, or graphics, or even no images at all.  The reason for this is because sex trafficking is men or women, any age, any race, any sexual identify and any religion.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33weIPOhqVU   One of the most famous madams in all American history is Heidi Fleiss and she's JEWISH.  Alex Adams - Romanian http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1995/LOS-ANGELES-AP-Elizabeth-Adams-a-Beverly-Hills-madam/id-2525bd26e7ee781e5e2a655c9c36dcd0   Jason Itzler - JEWISH.  The Mayflower Madam was a Mayflower descendent or WHITE. http://observer.com/2013/02/the-mayflower-marketer-sydney-biddle-barrows-is-up-to-new-tricks/     As for these Chinese victims - BUDDHIST.  So guess what?  Sex trafficking can be anyone, of any race, culture, gender, religion or lack of religion.

Now let's be logical here for a moment.  If my warnings that I've relocated back to Los Angeles because I've been getting an alarming amount of phone calls into our hotline that make me believe we're in another HIV epidemic in this country like I witnessed in the 1980's is so completely "whack" let's just examine some independent evidence for a moment.

There's a confirmed HIV epidemic in Tijuana, Mexico.  http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2015/12/aids_epidemic_could_end_focus_on_sex_workers_prep_drugs.html   We also know that the Mexican Cartel is the STRONGEST criminal ring right now in this country with respect to drugs.  Now sex trafficking is NOT pimping and it's NOT sex work.  Sex trafficking is like a table that rests on four legs.  One leg is sex trafficking.  The other is DRUG trafficking, as well as other crimes such as money laundering.  The third leg is corruption.  Trafficking doesn't exist without corruption.  The fourth leg is the disease factor.

Anywhere sex trafficking exists you will have HIV and other STD's.  Why?  Because trafficking by it's definition has no regard for the law, safety, and goes strictly by the highest dollar.  Now what does the "highest dollar" do in sex work?  It pays to NOT USE CONDOMS.  Which means what?  DISEASE.  This is why Amsterdam shut down it's windows district in 2007 - because the sex trafficking attracted by the protection offered by the legal brothels (I'm sorry but sex trafficking goes up in areas where it's legal because that gives the pimps extra protection) attracts in the pimps to place their disease free girls in those legal establishments.

Then when they get sick do you think they let them retire?  Once a woman in a legal brothel, or the legit porn industry (one that actually requires disease testing negative out of their performers and shoots films by the book), comes down with HIV do you think she just ups and quits?  If she's in the industry by choice YES.  If she's not, if she's being forced do you think the pimp just says "okay you've earned your freedom now so you can go?"

No.  The minute she gets sick with HIV, or HEP C, or HPV or some other disease preventing them from working in the legal sex industry they don't get to leave or retire.  They're put to work in the ILLEGAL sex trade, the porn shoots that don't care about even asking for disease status on the set, and the webcam industry.

Does this exist?  Last month I got approached by a producer who asked me if I would agree to shoot an oral sex scene with multiple men.  I told the guy that even if I were interested I would decline because my mouth was in bad need of dental work.  He looked at me like he had no idea what I was talking about.  I had to explain to him that while I have a dental problem that is causing cuts in the inside of my mouth - those are cuts that the virus could enter my body through and thus expose me to HIV orally.  He didn't ask for my HIV status nor were the men in the shoot asked for any proof of their HIV status which I'm sorry is a piece of cake to fake.  We saw with the Housewives of Orange County and Brooks' phony cancer scare that it's easy to draw up fake medical papers.

Which is why I attribute a lot of what's happening right now to the shutting down of the AIM clinic and the way Michael Weinstein is handling things at the AHF.  I have been writing and writing and callling and calling him about the calls I've been receiving for two years now offering to get involved and help.  I was involved in EFFECTIVE outreach campaigns to the sex industry in the 1980's and I know what works and WHAT DOES NOT.   I can assure you what's happening right now in this country is putting all of us right now at risk.

Which includes the fact we're refusing to talk to me about the fact we need to be doing outreach into these Asian massage parlors.  You want to talk about Craigslist ads?  How 423 ads for "Asian massage" in Los Angeles?  http://losangeles.craigslist.org/search/thp?query=asian  How about 283 in Orange County?  http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/search/thp?query=asian  Or 357 in San Diego - which is next to the Mexican border? http://sandiego.craigslist.org/search/thp?query=asian 

I got a call last week from a working girl telling me there's even an epidemic going on clear up in Durham, N. Carolina. https://raleigh.craigslist.org/search/thp?query=asian   Or the reported outreach in Indiana?   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/05/13/indiana-hiv-outbreak-a-warning-to-rural-america/27182089/    It hasn't "peaked" by the way - they just stopped testing and those infected were chased out of town.  Read this article about arrests in the "Music" case I'm speaking of based out of Pasadena where three pimps have been convicted.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/24/gary-kidgell-yan-zhang-sex-trafficking-kansas_n_3647993.html  Read how this ring has massage parlors all over the country.  Read about the HIV epidemic in China.  Now please explain to me WHY no one will come and talk to me about shutting this ring down if not about TRAFFICKING, then from a public safety perspective with respect to disease transmission?

Now you see why maybe there's more than just Charlie Sheen involved here trying to smear us, shut us up, and shut down our program - because from where I'm sitting I'm the only one TALKING ABOUT THIS STUFF.

Because while everyone's been running around so busy worried about whether someone is being "trafficked" or not - the disease doesn't care.  It's passing within the sex industry to all of us.  If we learned anything from Elizabeth Glaser - it's that the virus can jump from your husband to you to your baby and you've done NOTHING wrong.  It doesn't matter if that hooker who gave it to him was "forced" or not.  http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/paul-michael-glaser-starsky-hutch-2270277

This country made a HORRIBLE mistake with the TVRA of 2003 and we've got to stop this INSANITY of drawing these lines between "victim" and "sex worker" that's going on.  Let's be clear about this - the sex industry is an industry.  Like ANY industry, manufacturing, electronics, diamonds, farming, service, hospitality, fashion - trafficking exists.  Where you have trafficking you have people who aren't protecting their health and therefore present a health risk to themselves and to the general public.

So please please - let's start opening up dialogues about this because no amount of money is going to mean anything when people are dead.  Not just hookers you don't care about - but your wives and children because of being exposed to these diseases.   Yeah yeah yeah I know I'm a big "party pooper" but that's kind of the perspective you get when the party is over.  My view is why I left the sex industry in 1985 and why I'm reaching out to now help others.  And from where I sit - only one type of person tries to stop me.