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Thursday, March 31, 2016

ANNE BISSELL aka JULIETTE CHANDLER aka JODY WILLIAMS

Back about 2005, I got a call from the Dr. Phil show's producers.  They were asking me to make plane arrangements to come be interviewed on the show.  The producer is acting like I've already agreed to be on the show.  I have never spoken to her before yet she's asking me what airline I want to arrive on.  I ask her what's going on and she tells me she was talking to me, lost my phone #, and then went online to get it and is now talking to me.  I tell her she has not been talking to me and ask her to please locate the phone number of who she has been speaking to.  She comes back on the line to tell me "oh here's the number".

I repeated "you are talking to Jody Williams of Sex Workers Anonymous?"  She said "yes".  I told her to hang on while I called that # from my other phone.  Of course no one answered.  I then "google'd" the phone number to be taken to a site that was a mirror identical to my site only the name was slightly different.  It was "Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous".  But this didn't explain why the producer thought she was speaking to "Jody Williams".

As I review the site, I find the literature from our "Recovery Guide" has been copied word for word on this site.  It is set up to look like our site.  It's almost a mirror identical site.  But then there is a link that takes you to the Silver Braid which is a violation of the "Traditions" being that you're not supposed to "affiliate with, nor endorse" any separate organization.

We don't have any other groups than ours listed at www.sexworkersanonymous.com   I email this person and ask her to please take down our literature off her site as it is copyrighted.  I also tell her I have no idea why she would want to be going on the Dr. Phil show as me and to please not do that again.  In the meantime, the producer asks me to get on a plane.  My mother was dying in ICU at this time and there was no way I was going to leave her side so I refused.  The producer told me that I "had to come" as the studio had already been set up to record a show.  I then said "if you want to film someone who impersonates me - go right ahead".  Which they did.  So much for the integrity of the Dr. Phil Show.

After hearing they promoted Chris Butler while half of Los Angeles knew his female agents were blackmailing men, and about how he ambushed Jori Nunes - yeah so much for the integrity of the Dr. Phil show.  This is a show that puts on imposters, and interviews people like the "Soccer Mom Madam" but won't have the founder of Sex Workers Anonymous on their show for real's.  I offered to reschedule for another time and haven't heard from the Dr. Phil people since.

Wondering what else might be going on if she's acting like this, I went onto Google and started checking out my name.  I literally came upon a $300,000 grant in my name claiming I had opened up a "drop-in center in Pasadena".  I have friends who live in Pasadena, so I asked them to drive by this address for me.  They did and told me it was an empty building.  I then went to the grant people and asked about the grant in my name.  They confirmed it had been given to Jody Williams to open up a "crisis drop-in center" in Pasadena.  I emailed them a copy of my ID and let them know that I was Jody Williams, I ran Sex Workers Anonymous, and no I had not applied for, nor received, any grants.  They gave me a web address which led me right back to Anne Bissell.   I printed out the information for Silver Braid, along with the information on her board members.  Then I filed a complaint with the police, and the people who issued the grant that I was being impersonated.  I then got a Google Alert a few months later that the people on this board had previous records for fraud - and everyone had been arrested but Anne.

During this time, the website is not changing.  Now I'm getting phone calls from people yelling at me "where's my book order?"  I'm like "what book order?"  Seems she was taking orders for our "Recovery Guide" and not filling them.  These people think I took the money even though I didn't so to calm them down - I go ahead and fill the orders out of my own pocket.  So no I'm not happy about this.  I escalate my demands she change this website to differentiate us immediately or I'm going to file formal charges.  It was only when I sent her a formal "cease and desist" letter that she stopped.

I called back these people who were calling me about book orders to ask some questions.  I come to find out this woman has been running meetings in both Los Angeles and Arizona during the time I was either living in Nebraska or Nevada.  I asked if a basket was passed and money being collected at the meetings  and they said yes.  I went back to Anne and sent her emails asking about why she was holding meetings that weren't registered for one thing, and for another I needed a treasury report.  If money is collected in our name, I have to report that money to IRS as I was not a 501c3 at that time.  I can't report the money if I don't know what was donated.  All attempts to speak to her were refused.

I got in the habit of "googling" myself at least monthly after this to try and stay on top of any impersonations or hi-jackings.  I kept finding my domain kept being transferred to porn sites.  That was easy to get repaired by writing to their domain server company and letting them know what was going on.  I kept finding all kinds of interesting things like this article that appeared in "The Fix" in 2012 by McCarton Ackerman.   It claims he was going to meetings of ours in Los Angeles in 1996.  The woman running our registered meetings in 1996 let the meetings go.  I couldn't find anyone to take over the meetings.  I was living in Nevada as of April 1996.   So who was running the meetings that McCarton was going to?  I don't know because he never returned my phone calls.

I did however have a long conversation with another male who did attend those meetings.  That is after I calmed him down from yelling at me.  I asked him why he was so upset and he had a long list of complaints.  I asked him "who is this person?" to hear him answer "Jody Williams".  That was interesting.  He was coming through Vegas on a book/play tour and I invited him to come up to my house in Vegas to meet me so he would know I was not this "other Jody Williams" which he did.  I gave him a copy of our real "Recovery Guide", apologized for whatever this other woman did to him, and wished him well on his recovery.

If you read this article, there's some serious problems there.  For one thing, I would not go to a male's house who was still active in sex work and bring him chicken soup.  Nor would I ask him, or anyone, to write out a list of "johns" for amends.  That's just downright insane.   I don't know who this person was that wrote the article, nor who was running meetings in Los Angeles in 1996 using my name, but all I could get out of anyone was that she called herself "Jody Williams", and she was blond.  I was a red-head back then so this was definitely not me.

If you read up on the Planned Parenthood videotape fiasco, you'll find that a lot more than the video was faked.  These people used a fake ID.  They staged fake props and settings.  They had fake interviews.  I mean this was a total fake job from the gate.  http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/09/defund-planned-parenthood-congressional-hearing-videos  You'll also see that they used more than just faked things in the video, but there were graphs that were misleading, along with misleading reports.  So there was a lot of faked, staged, things in connection with the attacks upon Planned Parenthood.

Just as this tape is interesting attacking Katherine Griffin-Townsend by Maxine Doogan.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uay1XfSzwU  The voice on that tape claiming to be "Kamylla" is not the voice of the woman who called me claiming to be Kamylla number one.  The woman who called me had a Brazilian accent, but this woman on the tape sounds something else.   I am not sure what but I do know this - I have at least three tapes I've set aside of phone calls where someone whose voice matches that on this tape with Maxine has called me trying to find out what attorney's we use to help our members, where we have meetings located, and to try and find out where local meetings are held.  All information I've refused to give her.

Today I come across a Facebook profile for "Rene La Blanc".  That's the name I was arrested under in 1984.  www.hightechmadam.com  The prosecutor gave me that name to try and protect me from the people who were trying to kill me so they couldn't locate my name in the court calendar and then murder me on the steps of the courthouse coming into hearings.   The name was a fake mix between male and female spellings of the name so as to not be a real person.


When I first started going on TV - I didn't want to use my real name so I used the name on my arrest records that was already in the news.  It wasn't until 1991 that I realized that I could not keep private what I was doing and just went ahead and started using my real legal given name of Jody Williams.  Yes I have been married twice, so I have three legal names.  Nothing shady about that as people want to try and act.

However, I found this profile created in 2013.  You'll note Anne Bissell is a "friend" on that account along with about 20 other people I don't know from Adam.  I do know Ruth Jacobs so I let her know it was a fake account.  She came back with posts from this account and said "this is your style".  I told Ruth "my style is not hard to fake - you just make them LONG".   I make them LONG so people will know it's me and not a "catfish".  Of course now I realize that makes it so much easier to fake.  But she keeps insisting that I "just don't remember" setting up this account.

Well for one thing if I did set it up and don't remember I would have used the LE spelling of Le Blanc not LA version as is on this page.  Another, I don't know any of these people on this page except Ruth and Anne Bissell who interestingly is on this page .  Then I keep finding Ruth trying to convince me that's my account because it dates back to 2013.  The year 2013 is when there was legislature we were trying to fight, including AB67 and fighting back to brothels from expanding into downtown Las Vegas.   No I didn't find the account before now because it never dawned on me someone might use that name and to google for that.  I literally accidentally fell on this profile to find it.   So if I had done this and didn't remember, it wouldn't have people I don't know on there, and certainly not Anne Bissell would be a "friend" on that account either.

It was also about 2013 when I started seeing a profile going around for Juliette Chandler - only it was using Anne Bissell's profile photo from like 10 years ago.  I thought maybe Anne might be impersonating her as she did me so I wrote her to give her a warning.  I didn't get a response so I let other people know this person was using Anne's photo.  Next thing I know Anne is issuing a statement that Juliette is a pen name and I get people jumping all over me.  Pen name or not - how am I supposed to know that when she's using the same exact photo as is on Anne's profile?  I tried again to get Anne to speak to me about all of this going on so we could figure out what's going on and she's refused to speak to me.

I have however heard back that wherever Anne is connected to someone - suddenly I'm painted out to be a "pimp". Nice try but the brothel I was arrested for in 1984 was the first safe house in the country for adult women.  An angry pimp called in a report I was running a brothel and I was arrested yes for that at first.  But then the victim clarified it by telling them about her real pimp and those charges against me were dropped.  So no I'm not a "pimp".   Nor am I on Facebook as Rene LaBlanc either.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

NEVADA, SEX TRAFFICKING, LEGAL BROTHELS & SHARNEL SILVEY

I moved to Nevada in April of 1996.  I had been getting these horrible phone calls from Nevada since 1988 and was feeling powerless for many of these calls.  Let me give you an idea why.

Reno and Carson City are on the northern end of Nevada.  Las Vegas is on the southern or opposite end of the state.  Pahrump is one hour outside of Las Vegas.  There is only one highway that goes from one end of the state to the other.

Up to 2012, there was no Greyhound bus line that would go from one end of the state to the other.  Meaning if you wanted to go from Las Vegas to Reno before 2012, and didn't have a car you were just out of luck.  Take a look at a Nevada map to see what I mean by how the state is laid out.


There are strip clubs in the Las Vegas area, along with a lot of massage parlors, and the same for Carson City and Reno area.  But the smaller towns in between like Beatty and Goldfield - they're very small towns.   Now take a look on the map at where the Bunny Ranch Dennis Hof owns is with respect to Carson City.  The Bunny Ranch is a THREE 1/2 hour drive from Las Vegas and an EIGHT HOUR from Reno.  


Then take a look at where the Mustang Ranch is 20 minutes outside of Reno on this map.


Here's where you can really visualize what it's like in Nevada to drive to these legal brothels on Google Maps.   Twenty minutes doesn't sound like a lot but when you're driving it down a dark highway - it feels like forever! https://www.google.com/maps/place/World+Famous+Mustang+Ranch/@39.5439694,-119.5574578,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x8099225f746c934d:0x275b77de4045461a  You can go into Google Maps and type in their address, and actually look around from a 360 degree angle to see photographically what you'd see driving in and out of these brothels into the middle of a dirt highway.   Then imagine it at night.  

Now many brothels have shut down like the Shady Lady for example.  Here's a map of where there are existing brothels as of 2016.   Which keep in mind is even fewer than Nevada had years ago before the 2008 economic crash.  


Brothels are allowed to operate in Nevada in Lyon County, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_brothels_in_Nevada, Lander, Humboldt, Mineral, Nye, Storey, White Pine and Elko County.  There were no legal brothels in Nevada before 1971 either.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustang_Ranch  As far as I know, there is no other state but Nevada that has legal brothels.  While some states have areas where it's not illegal such as Rhode Island for a while allowed it to operate behind closed doors.  

The legal age of consent for sex in Nevada is 16 years old - and one can apply for a license to work in these brothels as a legal prostitute at 18 years of age also in some counties like Lyon.    Some counties require that you have to be 21 years old.  The laws have changed and at one time you could be over 16 to be licensed as a brothel prostitute.  When the child trafficking law was passed  in 2013 http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/nevada-movement-draws-line-human-trafficking  - that's when the brothel license had to elevate their legal age to 18 years of age. http://prostitution.procon.org/sourcefiles/LyonCountyTitle5Chap3Prostitution.pdf

Another fact not commonly known is that some brothels in Nevada have built-in strip clubs.  To work as a dancer in the club, one only needs a work and sheriff's card.  You can be younger than 18 years old to get a work and sheriff's card.  NRS 609.210 has an exception "unless the minor is in the casino area to provide entertainment pursuant to an employment contract".  Meaning they can work as an entertainer with a "contract" under 18 years of age.   

In fact, in 2014 the court ruled that stripping is a "job".  Because it's a "legal job", therefore one can get a work permit to work a "job" under 18 years of age with special work permits in Nevada.  
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2815137/Nevada-court-says-Strip-club-dancers-employees.html  To get the exception to work there under 18 years of age - the "sale of alcohol can't be the primary business".  Which of course in a brothel/strip club the service of alcohol is not "primary". 

Meaning that when we've heard women talk about 16 year old's working in the strip clubs literally in the same building as the brothel - yes it's legal in Nevada.  How?  Because the strip club is in the brothel where the "primary business" is the brothel so the sale of alcohol in that club is "secondary".  Meaning that yes it's legal for a 16 year old to be stripping in that strip club literally in the same building as the brothel.  Which in some cases is separated by only a few steps.  

* Note - you can't get a license to work in a brothel with a past record for conviction on a prostitution charge.  The Cupcake Girls and  Nevada Speaker of the House, John Hambrick, made a claim that "strippers were not able to find work because of a prostitution conviction and/or they weren't able to expunge their records for a prostitution arrest.  

Based on this claim - this law was passed by their efforts in 2013. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf.  It states basically that "if you can prove to a judge you were trafficked that judge can expunge your records".  Okay let's use some common sense here.  If you could prove you were trafficked when you were in court the first time - YOU WOULDN'T HAVE A PROSTITUTION CONVICTION.  

The thing is, Joy Hoover had a volunteer working with her organization  when she lobbyied for this law who was working as a secretary at another company than Cupcake Girls with a past record so she KNEW that it does NOT block one from finding work in Nevada.  Here's a website showing the names of companies in Nevada who hire FELONS.  https://xamire.com/felons-jobs/nevada  So those companies will not give one twit about a solicitation charge which is a misdemeanor.  The Urban League gets felons work - http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-urban-league-helps-put-felons-back-work  This is a list of temp agencies that hire felons - http://local.survivalinsight.com/Felon_Friendly_Employers_Las_Vegas_NV-p1709545-Las_Vegas_NV.html  I have a list of companies who regularly hire men and women with prostitution records, even more than one conviction.  However, they don't like advertising this fact and I respect their wishes not to publish this list online.  It's not exactly great PR to shout you shout you hire ex-hookers and felons.   But since 1996, I've had no problems with ex-sex workers finding work of any kind in Nevada with a past solicitation conviction.  

As for expungement, we've also had no problem with that either.  We've prepared a file where we've asked the court to review the person's employment record, their rent receipts, along with medical records if there was completed drug treatment and therapy, and letters of recommendation if they did volunteer work, joined a local church, their landlord or boss, etc.  We've also gone into court with the member explaining to the judge not only how this person has changed their life, but how their record is hindering them from that new life.  For example, if they want to obtain a real estate license to sell houses or mortgages - then the record needs to be expunged, or we need approval for them to have an exception, so they can get licensing to find work.  We've been approved on every case we've gone to court requesting expungement, or a license exception for work, without having to retain an attorney where the average retainer is $1500-2500.  

Under the new law that John Hambrick and Cupcake Girls passed with this false claim showing they are actively LYING to sex workers by telling them their records will hold them back from taking other types of jobs, or obtaining other licenses for work, basically now any judge can sign to have their record expunged NOT based on proof they've left the sex industry - but instead based on what that judge considers "proof of trafficking" provided to them.  This will allow that person to obtain a license to work in the brothels.  

Clever.  What a clever way to get a prostitution charge removed from your record without that silly old way we used to do it in the courts by going in with a minimum of a year's worth of records proving they were now out of the sex industry, and/or needed an expungment to obtain a license to work such as a real estate license.   I mean if they told voters and politicians that this was so a convicted prostitute could get a brothel license I doubt it would have passed.  

Why do I make that accusation?  Because the premise is a lie they based this whole law passing on that's why.  Getting the right judge in Nevada to expunge records won't be hard.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-porn-star-searches  I had a judge sign a warrant claiming I had "impersonated" myself when I used my own debit card with my name on it to buy a burger.  Yep.  Not kidding.  The police came in and took my debit cards, my checkbook, and then made me come in and "prove" that I was myself in order to get them back!  BTW - the Bonaventura's are very close http://lasvegassun.com/news/2001/aug/03/former-constable-bonaventura-dies/  The constable  Bonaventura was the brother of the judge Bonaventura who is the father of the Assemblyman Bonaventura.    Makes you wonder what this Bonaventura was doing illegal searches on porn performers for doesn't it?

Okay now back to Nevada and our work there.  I wanted you to get a visual eye for how Nevada is laid out for one.  Then to see how the brothels and strip clubs are scattered all over the state.  Imagine how you can't get on a bus to get from one end of the state to the other also.   Now the two main shelters in Nevada for a prostitute in trouble would be the Shadetree for women and the Salvation Army shelters which are both in Las Vegas.  Which as you can see by the map is hours  and hours away for someone who is on the northern end of Nevada or even in Pahrump or Mound.  

There are no cab companies in the towns where there's legal brothels either.  The zoning is set up for the legal brothels so that there's no other businesses within so many feet of them either.   Even if there was, there are laws in each county that restrict whether you can leave the brothel and walk down the street at all, with some counties saying you can walk out on foot, but you have a "curfew"  to be back in the brothel by 9 pm.  All of them have a 48 hour restriction when you first come to work at the brothel while waiting on your HIV/AIDS test results.  So literally the first day you walk into the brothel at maybe 18 years of age (or younger if you're there as a dancer), you can't walk out again for 48 hours!  Even you could - where would you go for a ride out of there with no cabs in the town?  

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/07/08/hear-from-a-nevada-brothel-prostitute  This is an interview with a woman who we helped get out of the legal brothels in Nevada in 2012.  Let her describe what the conditions are like up there for her - talking about being raped daily by a police officer who was coming to supposedly pick up HIV/AIDS test results weekly.   Why didn't you hear about this?

Ironically when we went to file a complaint against the man, we were told to "file it with the Police Chief".  That was the instructions that appeared on the website for Reno also - to "file it with the Chief of Police".  The Chief was that same man she told us was raping her when he'd come to pick up the test results!  We asked for Internal Affairs for the Reno police station and were told there was none in 2012.   In 2012 and 2013 - there was no Internal Affairs office for Reno. 

I remember clearly going to try and file a complaint against this officer in Reno because she reported he was not taking in the HIV/AIDS test results into the lab.  This poses a threat to public safety.  We were told that this was the policy and there's no way she was going to walk into that police station to face him to file a report.  I also know what the website said in 2012 when we went to look into filing a complaint.  However, when I went to take a screen shot of their page to show this - I found the site had changed.  It now reads there IS an Internal Affairs.  I found that quite interesting. http://www.reno.gov/home/showdocument?id=26107 In fact, in looking at the only report that appears on their site - it's dated 2014.  It also reads on the report that it's for 2010 to 2014.  

I then found a document claiming that an "Internal Affairs" had actually been in existence in Nevada since the 1980's I've never seen before in google searches.  I found that interesting and wanted to see the reports for pre-2010.  I also wanted to see who was in charge in 2012 when we originally went to make the report.   Look at what I found!  A bunch of news listings on Google about a man who was "instructed to lie to Internal Affairs in Reno" but when you click on the news articles - there's nothing there!




But I kept digging and voila!  I found one article that hadn't been taken down about this "lying to Internal Affairs".  Evidently "mynews4" has removed everything about this but I found the Wisconsin Gazette paper that had published something.  http://www.wisconsingazette.com/breaking-news/reno-police-chief-hires-investigator-for-sex-harassment-case.html  Seems that officer James Steigmaier had tried to file a report to Internal Affairs and other officers supposedly responded by threatening him and "discrediting him".  Oh Jim how well I know how those shoes fit!  Ever since we started trying to file complaints against officers who were abusing women in some fashion either through rape, trafficking, violence, corruption - Nevada officers and politicians have been doing a real good job of "discrediting" me also.  Lovely things like refusing to take a police report when my front door was kicked in on the claim I "did it myself for attention".  That sort of thing.  As for my accusations that the media can't be trusted in Nevada - well explain to me where the articles went in Nevada on this issue and why the only one I can find is a paper in Wisconsin?  

So you have an idea that when I'm getting calls for help to "come get me out of here" then I'm looking at literally physically if I'm not in the same town as that person making the call then there's going to be a problem.  In other states, if I get a call from a woman who has just been beat up and left by her pimp in the middle of the street somewhere I can call the local police in other cities if I don't know of anyone and ask them to help me get her to help and they'll respond.  But not in Nevada in the 1980's and 90's.  Oh no.  

Nor could I tell them to "get in a cab" or "hop on a bus" or even "get on a shuttle to the airport" because they don't exist near any of the legal brothels and some of the strip clubs which are inside of the brothels.  If you read about Joe Conforte's past, he shot a famous boxer dead in cold blood IN FRONT OF A COP and didn't serve on day in jail!  Meaning that when I was outside of Nevada and I'd call the local police to help me get a woman in trouble from point A to the bus station or airport to get her out of there - I'd have the cops tell me to go fly a kite because some of them were on Joe's payroll.  Even the guy that took the fall for Joe was sentenced to "life" and then was released a few years later when the press died down.  

Now you have an idea why I decided to move to Las Vegas in April of 1996.  My mother and grandmother moved there in 1994 after the Sherman Oaks earthquake had destroyed all of our homes.  We all lived in the same apartment building on Coldwater Canyon in 1994.  When the earthquake leveled our homes - I got married and moved to Nebraska.  My mom and grandmother went to Las Vegas.  So I shut down my business, canceled my radio program that was #2 in three states rating wise when I did this (second only to Husker football), sold our rental properties, and we moved to Las Vegas at first to be where my mom and grandmother were and so my mom could help also.  

After we got there - then when I would get calls "please help me" I'd be able to hop into the car and go and get them to help.  The drives to Pahrump from Las Vegas wasn't bad - but the drive or flight to Carson City, Reno, was a whole other story!  

Come meet Sharnel Silvey.  http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2003-04-12-brothel_x.htm  She used to manage the Mustang Ranch.  I was not the only one to want Joe out of the brothel business with the way he was abusing the women working there.  But technically what he was doing was legal.  Anything not legal everyone was too scared to file a complaint.  ESPECIALLY after he shot the boxer dead and nothing happened to him.  If you saw the movie based on him with Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren you'd know that Joe ruled his kingdom.  The women I'd help get away from him were severely traumatized and there just was no way to file any charges against the man.  

Realize there was no Internal Affairs in Reno until 2012 (supposedly), and the man who used to come pick up the HIV/AIDS test results weekly I was told was the same man as the Chief of Police there in Reno for a very long time also.  The only thing I could think of was how they got Al Capone.  So I called the IRS to file a complaint against Joe knowing he didn't keep honest books.  Guys like that don't.  Sharnel helped things along by "accidentally" leaving the wrong set of books out the IRS found she told me and they found them.   She wanted out of there also but knew she'd never be able to be free until Joe was out of there first.  As you can see by that article, Sharnel still had a close relationship with the other working girls in 2003 despite the fact she was now out of prostitution, clean and sober, and attending a small church in northern Nevada which I won't name.  

But after Sharnel left the sex industry, and did get clean, I was able to call upon her for help when we needed someone picked up on the northern end of Nevada.   She knew the other women working at the other brothels were being kept sheltered by having to live on the premises, and by their pimps.  Many were even kept from watching TV and many weren't allowed to read magazines even.  If you were on duty - you'd actually be penalized for reading because you had to "be ready" to do a line-up at the drop of a hat during your shift.  The Review Journal wasn't writing up any articles on our program or hotline - so how do we get help to these women when they're on the brothel grounds 99.99 percent of the time with the pimps, the madams, and the brothel owners, as well as men like Kemp Shiffer running around with his IRS badge.  

How did Kemp operate for 12 years without being arrested?  Kemp was a retired police officer who became an IRS agent.  He then was one of the agents who took over "management" of the Mustang when Joe fled the country.  Knowing the legal age of consent for sex is 16 in Nevada, but 18 in California, Kemp would hop over to the Oakland area of California, hook himself up with some young girls in foster homes, group homes, with step-parents, or even a horrible mother, and talk about how they could come work as a waitress in the restaurant legally in the brothel.  Using his badge and that he was an ex-cop - people trusted him.  

At 16 years old, this girl would then get a special work permit to work as a waitress in the restaurant.  That would get her inside the brothel and used to the people, the customers, the building, etc.  From working as a waitress, she would then be befriended by the other women who would teach her how to dance for more money.  Then once she turned 18 years of age - no problem getting the brothel license and by then she's worked there for two years.  That's why the IRS fired him but couldn't arrest him.  I mean why does an ex-cop and ex-IRS agent go and become an accounting professor at University of Reno?  To get access to young college girls that's why!  After 12 years of getting really cocky - he then finally did step over the line and he only gets TWO YEARS?  Really?  

Anyway, I didn't want to file a 501c3 nonprofit for Sex Workers Anonymous.  If I did, then I'm open for auditing by the IRS.  I'll give you three guesses why I didn't want to open myself up for an audit by the IRS while I'm in Nevada and butting heads with Kemp Shiffer!   But we want to set up an alternative sentencing program in Nevada like I'd done in Los Angeles in 1987 and in Allentown in 1989.  To do that however, we need a nonprofit.  In Allentown, we formed the "Program for Female Offenders" and that was our nonprofit.  So Sharnel and I are wondering what we're going to do on this point.  That's when she said she could get her church to help her form "A Scarlet Covering" as a 501c3.

Now her outreach into the brothels was brilliant.  She would get these roses and put  the hotline phone number on the inside of the wrapping for the individual roses.  Then she'd go up to the brothels by trading on the fact most of the madams knew her on sight and by name so they'd talk to her.  Sharnel would then say she "wanted to give them a rose and tell them Jesus loves them" and she'd start Bible thumping.  

Well - that would get the madam, or the owner, or the pimp to walk away and leave her alone with the prostitute!  They figured she was "harmless" and just talking "Bible stuff" and so they'd tune her out.  That's when she'd tell them "if you ever want help to get out of here - the phone number is inside the rose where they don't know where it is to take it from you".  Remember, these women aren't walking around with a laptop or a yellow pages.  

Once she did that - the phones' ringing off the hook.  Especially those who got busted or sick and lost their brothel license.  What most would do then is just go up to Carson City/Reno area and prostitute on the streets.  Also, the young girls waiting to turn legal age would come up from California and hook in the red light districts of northern Nevada.   Pretty soon what this means is our hotline is getting an equal amount of calls from both ends of the state!   But with Sharnel, and members of her church up there on the northern end of Nevada, and me covering the southern end of Nevada - we've got the state pretty well covered.

You can read here Sharnel has got herself a job working "for friends taking care of their elderly father for $300 a week".  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/ex-prostitutes-walk-tough-road-economic-freedom-amid-recession  and that she's doing  lot of outreach now to prostitutes.  See us mentioned?  Nope.  We wanted it that way also because the ones she'd come across that needed to get away from their pimp or traffickers we didn't want them to know Sharnel was getting them into the front door, and I was taking them out the back door.  

By 2009, using "A Scarlet Covering" as the 501c3 nonprofit we needed to approach the court - the first alternative to sentencing program was founded in Nevada.  Sharnel was even doing out reach with the Reno Street Enforcement Teach http://archive.rgj.com/article/20091101/LIV/911010301/Helping-hookers-Former-madam-leads-efforts-assist-prostitutes  The plan was to run this program for about two years - then after setting a great record we were going to expand the program across the whole state and into Clark County (Las Vegas).  Here's a report on the program - http://ag.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/agnvgov/Content/Hot_Topics/Victims/Final_Report_February_2011.pd

But remember when you're reading this - 2009 was still when there were powerful men trying to get the Nevada legislature to approve expanding the legal brothels into downtown Las Vegas.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/prostitution-bill-not-nevada-legislatures-agenda  Read what it says on here very very carefully.  It says "not on the agenda".  I have a tape of the proceedings if you'd like to see them.   On February 18, 2013, there were 45 "abolition" groups who went to the Nevada legislature to "support AB67" which was a sex trafficking bill.  SWOP and SWA were the only two groups who opposed AB67.  

After the hearing for AB67 was over in the morning  - all those "abolitionists" went home.  They refused to stay and go in with us to that "back room hearing" that wasn't listed on the calendar where George Flint, the Brothel Association Lobbyist tried to convince them to let the brothels expand into Las Vegas.  Aubrey, the woman in the interview above, got up by herself and told the legislators what it was like inside those brothels for the women from her "first hand experience".  She also read a letter from other Nevada survivors on what we'd like to see done to change things to help us.  To their credit, the legislature turned down their bid and the Mob Museum now sits where they had once wanted to build legal brothels.  So we won!  

I want you to see that in 2009 when the alternative sentencing program was created in Nevada - there were very large powers that were also wanting to expand the legal brothels geographical area of operation into Las Vegas where we also had our sights set on expanding our program to help prostitutes.   Some of those people were the brothel owners, the owners of the Review Journal, the then mayor Oscar Goodman, some men from the Cashman family (who called to threaten me and try to scare me out of Nevada saying they'd "been there longer than me"), Lance Gilman, Joe Richards, Heidi Fleiss, even Gene Simmons was considering becoming an "investor" in the "magnificent brothels" that Oscar was promoting around the world to try and get this passed.   Lance Gilman, current owner of the Mustang Ranch, is also an adviser to governor Brian Sandoval, and the head of the Nevada Board of Economic Development.  A board that includes just about every major business in Nevada such as Cox Cable, Nevada Power, the Review Journal, and a lot of other large Nevada corporations.  That's who we were up against folks!  You can read the clips about all of this at www.hightechmadam.com

Now remember that "elderly gentlemen" she was caring for now as her job for $300 a week?  He had cancer.  The man also felt grateful she was caring for him because there were no other CNA's anywhere within driving distance to his home.   So guess what?  He told her that "after his death he wanted her to go out and buy herself some new clothes".   She did.  Sharnel took and used the card he told her to use to buy what he told her to buy before he died.  Only after she did this, I remember she got a phone call from Joe in Brazil.  He had sent her an expensive piece of jewelry also.  

I asked her what was up and she told me he had asked her to come down there to help him "run women" with him there where it's legal.  She turned him down and told him about what we were doing in Nevada - and our plans to expand it into Las Vegas and the whole state soon.  Well after the old man was dead and buried - the family suddenly out of left field presses charges against her for theft.  There unfortunately was no written Will to prove what he'd told her before he died and Sharnel was charged not just with theft, but with "elder abuse" as well.  She got five years.  http://www.kolotv.com/home/headlines/96102589.html  I can't help but wonder why her "friends" would turn against her like that.  I feel even more so it was a set-up because of the way the media changed after her arrest.  Before if you google'd her name - you'd see one article after the other about her work helping prostitutes in Nevada.  After the arrest - it was "elder abuse" and "thief" and just one smear after another without me being able to find one of the other articles about her work to balance out the reports on her arrest.  It looked like the media was trying to make it so that's all you saw when you went to read the story - that she was some kind of monster.  

Contrast that this was her first offense, it was a misunderstanding  (or a frame-up depending upon how you look at it), and she received five years with no shortening of her sentence or time off for good behavior because it was "elder abuse".  While Kemp Shiffer got TWO YEARS.  TWO! https://www.fbi.gov/lasvegas/press-releases/2012/retired-irs-agent-sentenced-to-two-years-in-prison-for-transporting-woman-into-nevada-for-prostitution  

I mean what's wrong with this court system in Nevada and their values.  I warned Sharnel walking into the court to get an attorney.  She kept insisting to me that "because of her work with the prostitutes" and her "friendship with the family" that she'd "just explain it to the judge and it will be dismissed".  I warned her I thought it was a frame-up to shut down our program and plans and to get an attorney.  They did not give her another date to pass sentence, nor any time to manage her affairs.  They literally took her right out of the court room and into prison for five years!

I remember how massive of a shock it was because no one was prepared.  We had no keys to the building where the meetings were being held - she had them.  We didn't have any of the passcodes for the email, or the voicemail on the phone - and calls and emails were just going unanswered because we had no idea how to pull up the messages.   She was also taken into prison where I was told I couldn't visit her without being put on the list first.  Which how am I supposed to reach her to tell her to put me on the list when I can't visit her?  I got nothing but the runaround every time I called the prison to try and get in to visit her to get the codes for the records, the phones, the emails, the website, etc.   I sent her more than one letter that came back claiming I hadn't "addressed it properly" or "inmate has moved" or some other excuse.  

What I can talk about now I couldn't talk about back then to anyone was our "Tonopah Station" as I used to call it.  When you're getting calls from women all over the state who are calling you flat broke, no ID cards, no cars, no place to live, and maybe not even shoes on their feet because they've been thrown out of a moving car, or they've been shot five times in the back with a 9mm because of running away from their pimp - I mean what do you do?  

I wasn't going to form a 501c3 and get our donors harassed by the IRS or stalled like the Tea Party was stalled for years from even being approved.  I didn't want our members files to be public record either.   You need a nonprofit to hold fund raisers and grants.  Sharnel was using "A Scarlet Covering" to run the alternative sentencing program.  We needed to be able to have a place to put women that couldn't be found.  Not by ex-cops private investigators like Chris Butler, or constables like John Bonaventura, or men with access to the Governor like Lance Gilman.  

Welcome to Tonopah.  We met a man who owned just about everything in Tonopah at one time.  He owned the Clown Motel, a bunch of apartments, the little casino in town, the thrift store that sold clothing and furniture, and also he sold used cars on payments to people who had bad credit or needed a break.   The motel even served breakfast to tenants.  

So guess what we could do?  We could literally show up at the motel at 2:00 a.m. with a banged up woman and get her into a room without any questions asked or needing any money.  In the morning, she'd have a continental breakfast.  Truckers stay at the motel and if we needed to get her out of state - the morning in the parking lot we could get her into the cab of one of those trucks and to wherever she needed to go courtesy of the wonderful truckers.   

If not, we'd call the Pahrump social worker.  Because it's a tiny office - the worker would come right out with a bag of food, a check, a medical pending slip, a housing voucher, and a coupon good for furniture and clothing to set up a new house.   If she needed to apply for SSI disability - the worker would help her fill it out .  If not, and she needed to work - she'd be hired at the motel, the casino, the thrift store, or wherever they needed someone to work.  Then this patron saint would take those vouchers and move her into an apartment, get her some furniture, some clothing, and even get her a car on payments she could afford.  He didn't do it for charity now really.  He got paid because our program does believe in the 7th tradition.  But he worked with us to accept those payments and vouchers, and to break things down to where we could get her in and set up considering the situation. 

There was a psychiatrist who was based out of Pahrump who would come up to the jail once a week and he'd see anyone who needed anti-anxiety medication or psychiatric medications.  The man who owned the hospital and ER in town also owned the town nursing home.  So if they were banged up pretty bad - we could also take her into the ER and then they'd keep her until she was well enough to be on her own.  Came in handy if she needed drug treatment because then her medical records showed she was in a nursing home not a drug treatment program.  Important to have if you don't want your medical records to say you've been in drug treatment.  It also allowed us to move her around from room to room if there was someone looking for her to keep her safe.  

We had a therapist who specialized in PTSD and working with prostitutes who would do weekly therapy via skype.  We'd have weekly meetings at the local bookstore in town which was across the street from everything - the motel, the casino, the apartments, etc.   They also had NA and AA meetings there.  If she didn't have a computer for her skype therapy sessions - the bookstore would let her use their computer and a back room.  

Then once they were on their feet, stable, healthy and wanted to move on out of Tonopah - they could either hit Carson City with Sharnel or Las Vegas.  If they wanted to go further - they again could hitch a ride with a trucker or they'd have the car paid off by then to drive themselves.   We had a little assembly line of recovery going by then.  There's a lot of retired veterans who live in Tonopah and would go to the AA meetings.  If I needed help to go pick up someone calling for help in Pahrump, Vegas, Mound, Reno, Lake Takoe, I could get one of the volunteers to go or even ask one of the truckers to pop on a passenger for us with "mum's" the word.  Some drivers would drive up and down the state almost daily - so we had regular truckers even we could count on to pop a woman into a truck and bring her to safety.   

(PS - after Truckers Against Trafficking came to pass we have trouble getting rides from truckers anymore for victims.  Now I spend time arguing with them telling me "call the national trafficking hotline for help" and they walk away.  The few I get to call the hotline themselves to learn that's not going to get a woman from Storey County into a program in Las Vegas who has no money - take me an extra hour to convince them to call and then convince them we're not going to get them in trouble with their boss.  We're just on the "down low" as they are about it.  Seems they have trouble understanding no matter what the program may be in Nevada - no one transports the woman there and we have to get her there!)

As for those under 18 years of age - up until Judge Voy opened his courtroom we'd take them to a bus station or airport and www.childrenofthenight.org would fly them out to them.   Only after Judge Voy took over and opened courtroom 12 - he had other plans.  Before, social workers, police, probation officers, would call me when they had a minor on their hands who needed to get away from a pimp.  I had one girl who actually stabbed her pimp to death and needed to get out of Vegas before his associates came looking for her.  With her, her probation officer brought her to my house where I then got her to the airport and then to Children of the Night.  

I had another case where the father was pimping both the mother and all of his four daughters.  The mother thought the only way out was to kill her daughters, and then herself, so she had drugged the girls and then tried to kill herself.  She didn't do it right and everyone wound up in the hospital.   The eldest teenager daughter when she woke up grabbed the other girls and came to my house for refuge.  I had the father banging on the door demanding I return them.  I took them out the back and put them on a bus to Children of the Night and they're all fine now.  One graduated college, and the other is married with two kids now.  

Now in 2007 - I had given a press conference about how sex trafficking was real in the legal sex industries of Nevada.  I have clips at www.hightechmadam.com about this international press conference.  Judge Voy was aware of the press conference - so he knew we were operating in Nevada in 2007.  So it's not like no one knew who I was in Las Vegas in 2008 when Judge Voy decided a better approach to teen prostitution was to not give them to us, not give them to Children of the Night, but to instead lock them up in jail.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/judge-touts-safe-house-kids-ensnared-prostitution   BTW - he admitted in print he had locked up girls WITHOUT there being a criminal charge because he was "worried" they "might work the streets".  I'm sorry but isn't there a law about "habeas corpus" or something about you can't "deny someone their freedom without due process"?  

He then starts parading these teens in jail around to the press while asking for $2,000,000 to open his own residential 14 bed program.  Mind you - he sees 14 girls at least a week in his courtroom.  Having 14 beds wasn't going to even put a dent in being enough IF you could get those girls to stay in a locked down facility.   The only way would be to arrest them and then force them to stay.  This lock-down program also takes them out of school, and away from any good friends and family they have, a local church program, and certain away from other survivors in recovery.  

Meaning in 2008, suddenly I have a judge who has decided instead of getting these girls into existing help he's going to parade them around while asking for money like they do with abused animals to get money donated to the ASPCA.   Oh I forgot - an operating budget yearly of $649,000.  Where is that going to come from?  This was the "better solution" than the existing one we had which wasn't costing the state a penny.  For those sent to Children of the Night - Nevada never paid one penny for their transportation or their housing. Those who came to us - same thing.  We never charge for what we do.   But after Judge Voy opened courtroom 12 - every social worker, probation officer, and cop was told by him and by the mayor Oscar Goodman that "if you even read the report Jody Williams and Melissa Farley have written - you'll be fired" in 2007.

Shame.  Maybe if Andrea Swanson's husband had read the report in 2007 their own daughter might not have fallen prey to a pimp that she spoke about at the hearings for AB67 in 2013.   I say that because her husband was in law enforcement and thus one of the men threatened with being fired if they even spoke to me, let alone read our report, about how sex trafficking operates in Nevada, and what you can do to pull your kid out of it written not by law enforcement - but by someone who has been working with this community since 1984 overall and in Nevada since 1996.

What ever happened to "station Tonopah"?  First we started noticing a lot of zoning violations.  I remember the parking lot had to be repaved.  Then roofs had to be redone.  The electrical systems had to be upgraded in all the buildings.  The propane tanks had to be moved further back and 10 feet off the ground.  Then one apartment complex was divided into two counties.  Meaning that suddenly there was two zoning inspectors from two counties out for the same buildings!  One of the judges for the Goldfield county was an hour drive away!   Doesn't sound that hard until you realize how expensive it is to get any licensed contractors out to Tonopah!   Anyone licensed was either in Vegas or Carson City and thus an arm and a leg just to get an estimate done.   Then to bring in equipment like to pour the cement and tar in the parking lot?  Another arm and a leg.   But this man kept rolling with all these zoning violations.   He told us they hadn't bothered him before - but boy were they coming now!

When that didn't seem to deter him from helping us - a fire broke out and almost burned down one whole apartment complex.  He had to redo the  whole roof he'd just installed in one whole building and it cost him $10,000.  I don't think we thought it had anything to do with us - until the police came out and told him it was going to keep up until he kicked all of us out of his buildings.   He refused and came and told me about it.  Told me he wasn't going to stop helping us and that God had made him wealthy so he could help us.   I think he was fine until his wife died actually.  After his wife died, and they kept up with the threats and the zoning citations, he came and told me that one cop had been pushing on him really hard to "throw me out in the street".  He said he wouldn't but he was getting worried this cop was sounding desperate like he might trying something else if I didn't leave town and get out from this guy's radar. 

Sure enough the next day was when I had five cops and a drug dog at my house with a warrant claiming I was "impersonating Jody Williams".  They tossed my house for hours, and then took all my banking cards, checks, checkbook, etc.  Told me I had to "go to court to prove it was mine".  Then after tossing my apartment one of the cops called CPS.  Said the unit was "uninhabitable" and that my child should be removed.  Thankfully the CPS agent laughed and told me "you have four hours to clean the apartment" which wasn't easy with my disabilities but I did it.  

Then when they came back to a clean apartment - I could see he was angry.  Even angrier he couldn't find any drugs to arrest me over.  He asked to "speak with me inside" and that was out of the security camera view so I refused.  He could say I attacked him or anything so I told him no.  Then he got really angry and said "I'll be back".  I didn't like the sound of that one bit - so I literally packed up and we all hauled out of there that night.  I wasn't going to find out what he had in mind when he came back.

After we left, our volunteers started being stalked and threatened.  One man had his apartment robbed and the stress caused him to have a heart attack.  One man was so cared he left town and another left the country he was so scared!  He was getting calls from a NY number with threats that really scared him.   This owner also started getting threats and stalked.  Then someone lit a fire in one of his buildings.  Someone set fire to the storage units.  I remember he told me about  a lot of fires and that's when he said with his wife gone he just wanted to "go be old and quiet somewhere now".  I understood.  He sold all the buildings and did just that - retired.  We got a lot of women out of the sex industry, and away from their pimps, because of Sharnel, this man, and those volunteers.  

The therapist got some kind of slap on the wrist for doing the therapy session on skype, but then the county turned around and started doing the same thing.  The social worker who helped us was fired.  The hospital owner had a bogus lawsuit and complaint filed against him so he sold the property.  Basically everyone got harassed, stalked, threatened, and attacked until they stopped helping.  

I moved down to Vegas in 2009 right after Jeane Palfrey, the DC Madam, was murdered.  I rented a house from someone so everything was in his name and I couldn't be traced easily.   He was approached by some "friend" in Metro and next thing I know he's accusing me of stealing furniture in the house I was paying for along with the rent.  I had the contract and receipts showing that I had paid for the furniture I took with me when I moved out after he physically threatened my daughter.  We moved out a week after he tried to attack my daughter for some crazy reason and her dog stopped his attack (what a great dog!).  

That's not all about Nevada - but that's it about "station Tonopah" and Sharnel.  Since Sharnel's gotten out of prison I've tried to reach out to her and don't get any response.  But this takes us up to about 2009 in Nevada.  More later on Nevada in another blog.  


The main Casino in town


Clown Motel - Notice the parking lot where trucks can park


Little Post Office


A little casino diner 


View of the Clown showing right off highway



Liquor store in town

Book store where meetings were held


An apartment building where we some women were housed.


The thrift store where we could get furniture and clothing for the women.


Show you how close California is from Humboldt County

The apartment building we lived in while there.



Where we'd get the used cars we could make payments on.









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