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Saturday, April 8, 2017

WHISTLE BLOWING AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

I didn't start our hotline for www.sexworkersanonymous.com without a great deal of legal research first.  You have to understand back in 1987 sex trafficking of American men, women and children was NOT illegal on American soil.  YES "pimping" and "pandering" was but NOT "sex trafficking".  

Remember, the term "sex trafficking" wasn't even INVENTED as of 1987.  I want you to think back to the 1950's.  Back in the 1950's if you were trying to report mob activity to the police they had no idea what you were talking about.  OFFICIALLY the very idea of the "mob" didn't even exist back then.  

It didn't exist  "officially" until Joe Valachi came forward with his book validating it was real.  It was THEN that recognition was given federally, laws were written, and then Rudolph Guiliani formed one of the first task forces to go after mob figures who would otherwise have gone without prosecution.  

All of which was then introduced to the American public with the film "The Godfather" to basically announce to us that the mob was in fact "real".  

In other words, the "mob" didn't exist back in the 1950's.  Nor did the term even.  There were government agencies who would even say to you back then "there's no such thing as the mob".  We accept the mob now as a real thing in our society, but back in the 1950's they did not.  

Sex trafficking is the same thing.  I invite you to watch again this opening sequence of "Enter the Dragon".  I believe had Bruce Lee lived, I think he was trying to tell us something.  Please note the victims in his film were AMERICAN women being held by CHINESE women.  If you watch the whole film you'll see that Bruce "mistook" the Chinese women for the victims but instead they were the daughter's of the head trafficker.  This distinction was not an accident.  I believe it was trying to illustrate a point. 




Every single thing was true in that film as of 1973 - there WERE NO LAWS against tricking a American adult woman onto a plane, drugging her, and then selling her as a sexual object to someone in another country.  Not if she was an American over the age of 18 years old - there was NOTHING you could do legally to stop it unless you could maybe prove something under existing laws like kidnapping.  Were the victims in this film being "pimped"?  No.  They were being SOLD.  There is a difference in many ways.  

The SAME difference between the "mob" and a "criminal".  Let's say you're being abused by an abusive husband.  You have him arrested and problem solved right?  

The same with "pimps".  Get him arrested and your problem is solved.  

HOWEVER, with an organized sex trafficking ring if you get one person arrested IT DOES NOTHING TO STOP THE MACHINE.  Meaning you could be killed in jail.  You could be killed by a bad cop on your way to testify.  You could be killed in another state entirely like in the Margo Compton case as an example.  http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php

Which her case beautifully illustrates the distinction between the two and why I started pushing for laws about this sort of thing back in the 1980's. For those of you who don't know what I mean - here's a news clip on her story.   Her specific traffickers connected to the Hell's Angeles were already in jail - but the others came and murdered her and her twins in another state.  

This is what I mean about there's not enough protection for the witnesses yet either because the laws aren't clearly understanding the difference in needs between a "pimping victim" and a "trafficking victim".  If you think this was resolved by the way - think again:  http://www.lamag.com/longform/downfall/

Which is WHY I make such a distinction as I do between PIMPING and SEX TRAFFICKING.   Back in the 1980's if I had a pimp I wanted to get away from all I had to do was call 911.  That's it.  There were laws on the books existing back then which not only allowed for me to get this guy arrested, but also to classify me as a victim for the things he made me do.  It would also be easy to keep me safe from him - just arrest him.  Problem solved.  However, it's not so easy when you're dealing with trying to protect yourself from traffickers.  

So laws DID NOT exist back for me, and others like me like Margo, was when we were being victimized by an organized crime ring.  SPECIFICALLY AS I WAS.  In my personal story, I had Beverly Hills police officers forcing me to engage in the sex industry at their beck and call, including serving them sexually personally, i.e., rape, under threat that not only I would be arrested, but so would everyone in my family if I didn't do what they wanted.  

A threat which was carried out in 1984 when my mother and I were arrested under the false allegation I was "running a brothel".  You can see the clips at www.hightechmadam.com

When I was arrested, and my mother was also, I didn't think it was right that I couldn't defend myself legally against the charges.  

Why?  For one thing the press you see on that site.   I was held on a $50,000 bail which then wouldn't take 10 %.  Meaning I had to have a friend of mine put up his house to get me out of jail.  That took two weeks to get the paperwork together.  

The purpose of me being held wasn't I was a flight risk - it was to create the media against me "tainting" the pool first of all.  It's kind of hard to prove you weren't "running a brothel" when the 11 o'clock news has been blasting the story you were for two weeks all over the world.  Including your judge and jury pool.

Then how am I supposed to defend myself?  I'm supposed to get on the stand and say "cops made me do it?"  But the cops weren't acting alone.  They were acting in unison to men from the FBI, CIA and Colombian drugs lords.  

To understand what I was in the middle of - you need to understand Iran Contra.  You need to understand that Los Angeles was a war zone between drug lords and our own CIA who were battling to supply the town with cocaine.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIA_involvement_in_Contra_cocaine_trafficking

Meaning I knew the minute I started "blowing the whistle" some guy was going to come swooping down on me talking about "national security".  That is IF I LIVED THAT LONG TO TALK.   Jeane Palfrey being my case in point here.  https://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/may2008/050308_overwhelming_evidence.htm

Which left me with no choice but to keep my mouth and my head down and then try to outrun people who were shooting at me for the next year trying to shut me up.  Which looking at the Celeste Guap case - nothing's changed!  This woman tried to come forward to the press about what police were doing to her.  What happened?  Same thing that happened to me.  She was taken to Florida, framed on a charge where she was held on a $300,000 bail.  Now you don't hear her giving anymore interviews do you?  

Which is why I have a such a problem with the fact women like Elle Snow from "Game Over" gets to testify against her PIMP but Celeste is being left out on her own entirely with the whole legal viewing HER as the "enemy".  http://abc7news.com/news/woman-at-center-of-opd-sex-scandal-offered-deal-in-florida-attack/1508429/

I ask you why are these two women still being treated so differently?  Do you see Celeste being asked to train police cadets about sex trafficking as Elle Snow was?  No you don't because the voices of victims like myself, and her are being silenced that's why.

Now how are people supposed to call my hotline I started in 1987 when some of the things that are being done to them aren't even against the law?  Especially when it appears the only one who IS a criminal is THEM?  

Again, take a look at the Margo Compton case.  She was being forced to engage in prostitution.  If a cop had come by - guess who would have been arrested for prostitution and thus be a "criminal"?  Margo.  

Then look at what happened to her when she "blew the whistle" on who was behind her.   Our hotline would have afforded her an ability to get out of the situation entirely and I honestly think if she had she'd still be alive today.  

Which is why I have some serious issues about the National Trafficking Hotline and the way they're going about generating calls.  First of all, I chose to be a hotline connected to a 12 step program.  Why?  Was it because I thought "prostitution was an addiction"?  

NO.

That's why when you see people accusing me of such - these are people who not only don't know me, they don't know anything about our work either.  I started our hotline connected to a 12 step program for a few reasons, but not that one.  One being that because of laws already on the books because of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous - all calls to our hotline were considered "confidential".  As "confidential" as talking to a priest, doctor or lawyer from a legal standpoint.  

Meaning that if someone called me in the middle of a case, as Jeane Palfrey was involved in for an example, then I couldn't be subpoenaed to testify as to what she was told on the phone.  

Oh and by the way - no you can't just slap the title "12 step" on something and have that be guaranteed the same level of confidentiality our hotline is.  First, you have to be a "separate recognized 12 step program".  Meaning you have to ACTUALLY BE a 12 step program to take advantage of that legal protection.

WHICH MEANS you have to first get legal consent to adapt the 12 steps by Alcoholics Anonymous.  To do this, you have to develop a program - meaning you have to have literature, an explanation of what your program is "powerless" over, what materials you will use for your meetings using the 12 step intellectual property, etc.

You also have to "take steps" to ensure conversations are in fact "confidential".  Meaning you can't for example have meetings which are listed online by address, date and time, nor on flyers, nor ads - nor listed in any public fashion.  To list a meeting in a public way is no different than making something a public street - meaning you're giving legal consent to be recorded UNLESS YOU TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE that conversations between the members won't be overheard.  

Why do I bring this up?  Because some group in Las Vegas is calling itself "SWOP 12 step" and listing their meetings as being "every Saturday" listing the time, address, and calling for "sex workers" to attend the meeting.  I'm sorry but ESPECIALLY in Nevada which is a ONE PARTY CONSENT state to record - that is NOT guaranteeing any right of confidentiality for anyone attending that meeting.  

If ANYTHING - READ the NV AB67 law regarding sex trafficking.  They have the right to "tape record oral conversations anywhere they suspect sex trafficking".  Meaning you have a twitter account calling for sex workers to come to an SWOP 12 step meeting - and you're just sending an engraved invitation to law enforcement to have the legal right to tape record anyone at that meeting and the sex workers would have no recourse to stop that type of surveillance and recording under the law of NV merely because someone says "oh this is a 12 step meeting".  A "meeting" is not a "program" which one has to be in order to even begin to take advantage of the confidentiality protection afforded those who call the SWA hotline, or go to SWA meetings - none of which you'll find a meeting listed openly online for THESE REASONS.

Are there other reasons?  Yeah.  Take a look for a moment will you on this article about the "Whistle Blower Law" in Florida.  https://www.floridabar.org/divcom/jn/jnjournal01.nsf/Author/D03B48A151BF857D852575C5004BECAE

What is this saying?  It's saying that if you were to make a complaint about criminal behavior, like sex trafficking, against a boss of yours,  then you potentially could be also slapped with criminal charges and a civil lawsuit.  That's what it means.  Something I'd like to add I don't see Polaris advising callers about before asking them to do just that - spill their guts about what they know and then they report that data to law enforcement!

I invite you to look at a case of a man who tried to blow the whistle against what he saw other guards doing to an inmate in a Florida prison.  This man saw a man basically murdered by other guards.  When he reported what he saw, and then HE was then subjected to MORE investigations than the murderers.   HE was subjected to  SIX Internal Affairs investigations while those who killed this inmate were let completely off the hook!   http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1974526.html

I want you to take a look at some of the things Polaris is doing with hotel/motels.  https://polarisproject.org/sites/default/files/human-trafficking-hotel-industry-recommendations.pdf  They're training the help at these hotels to make a call reporting sex trafficking activity to this hotline.  

Let's say the cops come out and find out there IS  sex trafficking going on and in the process of doing this they find the owners of that hotel are involved.  They convict them of this.  

Guess what happens then?  

The owners can then sue that person and win.  ESPECIALLY if that person was an employee of the company they're blowing the whistle on.  

Read that article carefully on whistle blowing I have listed above here.  It says that when you are making a statement "as an employee" that this is NOT "free speech" and thus "not protected" under the Constitution.

Now how would the hotel owner know who blew the whistle?  The Polaris National Trafficking Hotline is NOT a confidential hotline in the same sense as our hotline here at www.sexworkersanonymous.com.  Theoretically, if hit with a subpoena to give up information on who made that call I see no legal ground they can stand upon to refuse.  The person who made the call IS NOT A VICTIM and therefore NOT entitled to "confidentiality".  

Has this sort of thing happened?  Yeah it has.  I have a stack of folders sitting on my desk of people telling me stories of how they were slapped with lawsuits, and even had their property taken from them, some being so attacked they had to even relocate, all because of legal retaliation by LAWYERS when they went and tried to report sex trafficking in the manner in which is being promoted right now.  

In fact, I'm talking to a man right now who is just part of a pattern I saw developing starting back in 2013 - the traffickers are literally hitting "confidants" of victims with restraining orders and injunctions threatening them with arrest if they speak to the victim again in any way.  I've gotten them myself.  I've had victims call the hotline and two days later I have an attorney threatening me with a restraining order if I take future calls from said victim.  

Only what they don't expect is that I'm exempt from such threats!  I've got a list of "confidants" of victims across the country right now who victims have gone to for help only to find themselves being hit with legal action - and Polaris is training people to "go out and talk to victims and ask them these questions"?  Seriously?  

I dare say if Celeste Guap had come to us before going to the press, she would in a entirely different situation right now than she is.  We certainly wouldn't have let those police and the Office of Victim Assistance, ship her off to that program in Florida that has ABSOLUTELY NO TRACK RECORD of effectively helping victims of her kind.  They let a guard file charges against her and drag her out of their program?  Oh and by the way I'm going to keep the light of the press on her so these people don't think about doing to her what they did to Jeane Palfrey to shut her up - so please keep talking about her case.  It's what's keeping her alive.

I'm sure no lawyer was given to Celeste when she was arrested for supposedly assaulting this guard in Florida at the treatment center to consult about filing charges back against the treatment center for their negligence in allowing it to even happen did they?  Something which if she'd called our hotline for help she would have had.  

So if you want to know some of the reasons I'm having such a problem with this - it's because I'm getting more and more phone calls from people who have tried to report sex trafficking who are winding up with lawsuits, court orders, losing their job, losing their business, and basically having their lives ruined because they tried to follow these "commercials" who are promoting that this is the way you report sex trafficking.  

It's not always that simple.  

When in doubt, and you would like to report some kind of sex trafficking you're involved in, or know about, PLEASE consider calling our hotline FIRST.  We protect you when calling us for help.  www.sexworkersanonymous.com

PS - THE above is why the ONLY way we're going to fight sex trafficking is to DECRIMINALIZE prostitution.  

NOT LEGALIZE.  Why?

Because then the only "whistle blowers" will be EMPLOYEES who can then be slapped with lawsuits like this poor guard in Florida was.  

THAT'S WHY.  

















Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bruce Lee Trying to Warn us About Modern Sex Trafficking



"Enter the Dragon" was set to release in 1973 - the same year Bruce was found dead in China.  Each time I've seen this film on TV - I've NEVER seen this opening clip.  I also just found out that he was found dead THREE WEEKS BEFORE IT PREMIERED.  


There was a Bruce Lee film day on TV a few months ago.  I caught a short scene under the compound where an American girl with blond hair was being drugged and asking for help.  I said to myself "that looks like sex trafficking".  I went to Netflix to watch the film and couldn't find it online anywhere.  I had to order the disk from Netflix.  I did and got busy and started to send it back.  I'd made payment arrangements with my cable company to hold off until the 1st of the month.  Suddenly my service is off and they're fighting me so I have no TV.  I remembered I had the disk in the car.  I go and get it out and start playing it and at this scene I'm going "I've never seen this scene".  I call my daughter in and SHE'S never seen this scene on TV either.  


So catch this clip from "Enter the Dragon" where it shows Bruce isn't just going to investigate this island - but is trying to gather evidence to stop sex trafficking again before that term was even coined. I'm trying to help people to understand what the world was like when I was involved in the sex industry and witnessing the issue of sex trafficking around me. It has many forms but one thing was universal back in the 1970's and early 80's when I was first introduced into that world - this was that no one believed these things were even "real". I want you to hear this CIA character explaining that the police can't move in and do anything because there's "no guns or drugs" involved which was true prior to the Trafficking Act of 2000. You know why?


The Mann Act written in 1910 was written about Chinese women being brought into the USA and trafficked, and about minors who were moved across state lines for prostitution. There was NOTHING on the books to protect American women from sex trafficking - which again is why I was witnessing our adult women being sold to Saudi Arabian's for oil deals, Columbian's for drug deals, Mexican cartel for drug deals also. I was called as a madam and offered $25,000 for a "white girl with no family". I tried calling the police who laughed. I went to the airport where I knew one woman had been taken and the airport security told me it was a "diplomat's plane" and therefore "nothing can be done" to stop a plane I saw taking off with American women on it. THIS is what Bruce was trying to tell us about. I will bet you money if he was alive when this movie had aired - he would have been talking about this subject in 1973.  


Imagine if today someone were to tell you they were being "sold by green aliens from mars into sexual service". THAT'S the reaction we got from people when we'd try to find help for us or another person. They would either accuse of of "hallucinating" or "being drunk" or whatever other rationale they could come up with.  


When Linda Lovelace first tried to tell the world she had been forced to film "Deep Throat" with her pimp/husband pointing a gun to her head from off-camera the audiences would LITERALLY "boo" at her, call her a liar, and then say she was "just jealous" he'd gone on to manage Marilyn Chambers. To prove she was telling the truth - she would tell audiences "go look at the bruises on my legs in the bathtub and pool scenes". The public reacted to this proof by saying "oh that was from where she was shooting up drugs".

I want you to watch this hardly seen clip from Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon". I have watched this film 1000 times on TV over the years, and NEVER have I seen this opening scene where a man who is probably CIA is asking him to "go undercover" to the island to "gather evidence on Han" who is "drugging attractive women until they get hooked and then selling them to an elite clientele". The man is even lamenting that because Han isn't using guns they don't have the "probable cause" to go in legally and shut him down! Which as you know was the case - we didn't have the laws other than "drugs" or "guns" to go in and do anything and still don't in most cases.

Which is why when I was being "trained" in "how to run an operation" by the "family" who came after me, they told me "no guns and no drugs and the cops can't lift a finger to stop you". Which technically was true. Our main operation, the warehouse I had, was where we had a theater license. I showed an adult film in a private room with a bed for $250 for a 1/2 hour "show" and the sex was FREE. Therefore, it was not technically prostitution. 

The prosecutor literally was scratching his head saying "she's not breaking any laws". Because I lived in one zone, and operated different operations in different zones, and had my phones forwarded from a totally other zone even than where the warehouse was - this one cop had to literally form a task force to be able to get the paperwork together to even arrest me! Too bad he didn't get the memo I had shut down the prostitution operation at the warehouse and had turned it into a "safe house", the first in the country for adults, by the time they got their "probable cause" to come in and arrest someone in the place. Even then she told them I had saved her, and the cast on her arm was from her pimp, not me. Leaving them to then arrest MY MOTHER in order to get me to the table to plea bargain! If you don't know what I mean by this check out the clips at www.hightechmadam.com

In all the years I've seen this Lee film on TV, I've never seen the clip at the beginning left intact that he was going in on behalf of the CIA to try and shut down what is now called a "sex trafficking operation". You'll see that in 1973 we didn't use those terms if you look at this film. That term wasn't even coined until the Trafficking Act of 2000. This will show you how far in advance of his time Lee was.  

In 1973, I was 13 years old. I was 19 when I went in to get a cocktail waitress job at the club these pimps had bought to launder their drug and prostitution money where I got lured into "the game" originally myself. Honestly, if more talk had been going on as I was growing up on this subject - I might have been better prepared for what came at me because the only images I'd ever seen of pimps before was Huggy Bear on "Starsky & Hutch" and some about Iceberg Slim. For prostitutes I'd only seen "The Happy Hooker" or junkies on street corners in mini-skirts. 

This clip being deleted from most of the showings of his films tells me there might have been more to his death than meets the eye. Especially when you combine his death, with his work trying to raise awareness, along with Jason's death which was even stranger. No one has a clue who could have substituted in real bullets in that gun because he had no personal enemies. Prop men have also shown us how you can't "accidentally" load blanks into a prop gun either. 

I remember some Chinese speaking how Bruce had died because of his "not accepting the old ways" which I had taken to mean his work revolutionizing martial arts. He took a lot of heat for teaching American's. He had also started going back to China in disgust over the way America was treating him. It was bad enough he was supposed to have David Carradine's part in "Kung Fu", and he was made to look like an underling in "Green Hornet". But you can see by "Enter the Dragon" this was way more than just a martial arts film. He deliberately used American women in this film instead of Chinese to further show this was happening to American women. Only to have the film edited and no one even talk about the subject. No wonder he was getting so upset as to pull away from America about the time of his death.  

Contrast this to "Thoroughly Modern Millie" with Julie Andrews which came out the same year as "Enter the Dragon" where they're then spoofing the idea of Asian sex trafficking like it's a joke. The finale is her sending in a man dressed as a woman so they can "rescue" all the American girls who had been sold into sexual slavery to work in an opium den with everyone laughing like isn't this a big joke!

Only it's not so funny right now. The new Chinese president has declared a war on corruption. I've been helping victims of a ring since 2006 where they bring the women over from China after they hit their 40's and are "too old" for the Chinese crowd to staff massage parlors that are popping up everywhere! Look around major cities and you'll see sometimes four parlors to one corner! Not a one of them advertised on Backpage by the way. These women are told if they don't comply with their control they'd be deported back to China where they would be charged with crimes that get the death penalty over there. 

Did you know that if charged with being a madam back there you get the death penalty in China? A woman deported back to China as a victim can be retried in China where some crimes are met with the death penalty. Madaming one. Incest is another. One victim I've been working with was drugged as a child, then posed in pornography with her natural sister and brother, and the traffickers have these photos. Meaning she could have these photos turned over to the government - and she'll wind up with a death sentence. Which is why it's not such a great thing for victims to be deported back to China - without making sure they won't be charged back there for that reason first.  

Last year, they finally arrested Liang Yaohui, and 47 other men. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1425144/dongguan-police-chiefs-suspended-prostitution-crackdown-following-cctv?page=all Liang operated a five star hotel, along with something like 800 escort services, 3000 massage parlors, and 1000's of women working under him. After his arrest, came another man who was a part of the People's Congress, and a few more who were high up in government. http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/1909819/chinas-anti-graft-investigation-guangdongs-vice The impact has been severe enough to have actually affected their economy! http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1466356/crackdown-dongguan-sex-trade-leaves-wider-economy-slump

Has this done anything to shut down the operations over here in the USA? Now you have an idea why I was protesting the so called "reality show" of "8 Minutes" back in April of 2015. What they were showing as "victims of sex trafficking" was the concept of a single mom who can't find work so she's placing ads on Backpage to turn tricks to raise money for bills. That's NOT A TRAFFICKING VICTIM.  

That's a PROSTITUTE. There is a difference. I felt like this show was like a magician's trick where they pull a coin out of your ear that wasn't there before but was really behind his fingers - slight of hand. I spent YEARS of my life, and took great hits financially as well as relationship wise, and to my career, to go onto national TV over and over again with REAL victims pushing to get our country to the point where this issue got federal recognition, i.e., meant it was "real". Like how Indians push to get their reservations "federal recognition" so they can build a casino or whatever they want with this recognition. I was told we couldn't get help to these victims, proper help, until we got "recognition" which was the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed. Or so we were told.  

Only to have people like Randall Tobias come in with the TVRA of 2003 and suddenly put all the money and power in this movement WE started into the hands of the church! End result? We get a pastor named Kevin Brown trying to brainwash America into thinking a prostitute is a "trafficking victim" in "8 Minutes"! Now why would they be doing this? Something the CIA would do or Cointelpro right? Oh the CIA isn't using this movement as a smoke screen for other activities.  

Oh no. https://theintercept.com/2015/10/26/pentagon-missionary-spies-christian-ngo-front-for-north-korea-espionage/ Yeah that's why this article came out then proving that yes the CIA is using this movement as a smoke screen for their activities. That's why Jeane Palfrey released her "Black Book" showing Randall's name in it - not as a "john" but as one of the men who was forcing her to be a madam as a front for their operations. That was her defense and why her attorney who raised it was disbarred and hit with a gag order - Montgomery Sibley. 

I got news for you CIA guys who might be reading this - before I started this movement to have sex trafficking recognized as "real" in this country, I studied very carefully other movements like the Civil Rights Movement, Gandhi's movement to stop British domination in India, the Black Panthers, even Malcolm X's movement to have people understand Muslim's can be blond and blue-eyed who started out as a pimp and a drug dealer. So I read up all on how you guys operate. Right down to things like the hidden videotape made at ACORN when you were trying to stop Obama from getting elected, to the way you guys did the hidden videotape of Planned Parenthood and used that to get them defunded before it could be ruled the whole tape itself was a crime. Even how you guys planted "fake" members of the civil rights movement which included information on the Mississippi Three that got those young protesters murdered. 

So I'm seeing how we've got the "fake" survivors in Samoly Mam, the "fake" rescuers like Hillier who "Taken" was based on before he got exposed and arrested as a fraud, the "fake" outreach program like Kevin Brown tried to pass off on us with "8 Minutes" who even Polaris has said they did not give him consent to air their hotline in connection with his show, the "fake" teen victims like Wilthema Ortiz Pettigrew who testifies at Congress about things that REAL teen victims wouldn't say - all while silencing REAL survivors and REAL outreach programs.  

All magicians slight of hand and masterful propaganda. People now know sex trafficking IS real - so you're now going to control what people think it is. Right down to VICE filming now supposedly what sex trafficking is in Nevada - but they won't even talk to me about filming anything to do with the work we've been doing in Nevada since 1996. Nothing about the program who gave an international press conference in 2007 to release the report commissioned by the State Dept. on how sex trafficking is a part of the legal sex industry in Nevada. A fact validated by Bob Herbert before he got run off the NY Times for such validation he did by independently double-checking my research on his own. Nothing about the program John Quinones came out to research on his own and was so impressed he devoted a whole chapter to us in "Heroes Among Us".  

Nothing about the program who defeated the brothels' "back door" hearing that wasn't even listed on the calendar to try and expand legal brothels into downtown Las Vegas WE found out about and WE brought in a survivor of sex trafficking in the legal brothels to testify who got not only this defeated but is now why there's a Mob Museum standing where they had once wanted to put legal brothels in 2013. Nothing about the program that's personally chased more than one legal brothel owner right out of the business, and even out of the country as we did Joe Conforte - while other groups sell t-shirts and call themselves "abolitionist's".  

Katherine Chon, co-founder of Polaris, who runs the National Trafficking Hotline, re-criminalizes prostitution in Rhode Island and calls that "abolition". She addresses that Nevada has legal brothels also in this complaint, but doesn't go after them at all. Oh no, she goes after the ONE place in the USA where a woman can legally work as a prostitute WITHOUT being arrested as a criminal that is NOT being controlled by MEN like Dennis Hof, Lance Gilman, Joe Richards, the Hell's Angel's (the Shady Lady was owned by the Hell's Angel's), or Joe Conforte and calls that "abolition"? 

Making it to where the only place in the USA where one can work legally as a prostitute is under the control of brothel owners who have a repeated history of threats and actual violence against the prostitutes who work for them? I'm willing to bet she got a gift basket by the Brothel Owners Association after that win. I'm not saying the fact Katherine Chon is Chinese has anything to do with this - but I can say that all these misguided attacks upon "rogue" sex workers who don't have pimps who do advertise on Craigslist and Backpage, and who did work quietly in Rhode Island within the law, and without ANY type of pimp, trafficker or control ARE now being forced through the shut down of sites like Backpage, the Erotic Review, and Rentboy, to have to go to work at those "legal" businesses like massage parlors, legal brothels, or even strip clubs run by the traffickers who are able to keep the cops at bay now because of what she did in the name of "abolition".  

What they're doing isn't a "war on trafficking" but a "war on independent sex workers" all while convincing the public they're "saving" someone. Yeah just like the modern Tea Party was "for the people" (what the Koch wanted you to think) and not another con with the same brilliant propaganda. Where those who exposed the Koch Brothers found themselves being attacked and smeared just like I've been lately. Because they didn't stop with the fake survivors, the fake rescuers, and the fake outreach projects. Oh no, because Sex Workers Anonymous is the oldest, and largest, group of REAL survivors who have built up 30 years of respect within the sex industry by people who know that we'll go in and help those who need help without targeting the industry as a whole - but only those who are the predators.  

So the "fake" sex workers was next. Or hasn't anyone noticed that Maxine Doogan isn't attacking people like Kevin Brown - but she is attacking survivors helping victims such as Katherine Griffin-Townsend and myself. That she's trying to push for decriminalization - while also trying to block assistance to foreign trafficking victims while asking a judge to try and hide language in her ballot so voters don't even know what they're voting for, and cutting funding for St. James Infirmary, one of the country's largest providers of assistance to the LGBT sex workers in San Francisco. 

Further, asking sex workers to self-incriminate themselves, give her over their bank information, sign her petitions giving out their IP address, and then asking sex workers to come to public events on public sites where they can be legally photographed without their consent. All while complaining two sex workers had been forced to testify against her falsely by a cop who was raping them while coercing them - and then she attacks the one hotline in the country where a sex worker being threatened, harmed, or even trafficked, by a cop can go and get help to get out safely and effectively? Not buying it. Another Samoly Mam if you ask me - designed to make sex workers not see the one exit sign out. Because if Maxine, and her minions, really cared about sex workers - they'd not only be putting their energy into defending women in Amber Batts, and Latesha Clay, instead of "Kamylla" and "The Cupcake Girls" - but they'd also be shouting from the rooftops that one can avoid incarceration by attending our SWA meetings.  

Anyway, I invite you to view this clip of "Enter the Dragon" that's been consistently edited out of most of the showings of it on TV to see how Bruce Lee was trying to alert us that sex trafficking was real, how it operated for some, and that it was happening to American girls (who bring in a lot of money when sold to other countries - something even the film "Hostel" eluded to).

I think it puts a whole new light on the issue of his death, and that of his son, Jason. I mean it's not like Gary Webb wasn't found shot twice by a shotgun to the head they tried to say was suicide, Jeane Palfrey was also found hung in a shed in her mother's back yard (where she'd gone to hide in fear because someone had been following her the whole day previously), Buffalo Jim they're saying "overdosed" on GHB (which isn't a recreational party drug), Brandy Britton was also found hung without a suicide note before she could testify, Rick "Freeway" Ross was set up to be in prison for the rest of his life, and basically anyone who has been revealing anything to do with modern American sex trafficking isn't being found dead under weird circumstances, etc. I even found out that a pimp who had done the Donahue show with us in 1993 was also the victim of an attempt to slap him with a drug trafficking charge by an informant in an almost identical manner as what happened to Rick Ross, and the attorney who defended him was also disbarred for a while like Montgomery was.  

These people were clearly trying to cover up what they were doing back then by pretending it didn't even exist as we can see was the case in the 1970's. Think about it - was anyone talking about the sex trafficking part of "Enter the Dragon" when it was first released?  

Now the cat's out of the bag - do you really think they've just given up? Hell no - they're just using a different means of concealment. I learned this after watching the movie about "Wikileaks". Our government learned they can't keep anything secret any longer with this site. So they've learned to rely heavily on the science of "dis" information. Probably why all this media is being spread around trying to convince you prostitution and sex trafficking is the same thing. I mean even those in the sex industry are trying to tell the public "things like this aren't trafficking" but they still aren't listening are they? No trafficking looks different than prostitution.

These are your sons and daughters America. I think it's time to start listening with an educated eye and ear. People like Wilthema Ortiz Pettigrew did not fly to Washington on her own dime. Not when she's saying she's a "starving student" and can't afford to even pay for school is she paying for a trip to Washington to testify. She certainly isn't the one writing all those articles in the Washington Post, CNN or the NY Times. Anyway, check this video out and then ask yourself if maybe Bruce Lee, and maybe even his son, Jason,.might have died trying to tell you something.


If you need help to leave the sex industry for any reason - www.sexworkersanonymous.com
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Side note - within five minutes after posting this video, I received a copyright complaint by Warner Brothers.  I responded that I have the right under "fair use" to comment upon this video for the public benefit, and gave them full credit.  I am not selling the clip, but using it to raise awareness he did in fact put this content in his film.  We'll see how it goes as I filed a dispute in response.




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
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