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Thursday, March 31, 2016


I'm reading Kylie Jenner is going to be lending her social media support to the film "Caged No More".  I'm also hearing from survivors who have seen it (I haven't been invited yet despite the fact I run the oldest and largest group of survivors that started this movement in the first back back in the 1980's, that the film is "not realistic".

I can't comment having not seen it but I can say this - sex trafficking takes many forms.  However, I don't believe there's anything like the type of trafficking that exists here in the states.  You can watch trafficking movies about Thailand, China, Korea, Columbia  - all you want and you will not know how it works here in the states in it's many different manifestations.

But let me ask you something, what would you think about someone who is creating a film for Alcoholics Anonymous to help people get sober sponsored by an alcohol company?  Would you think it would be 100 % honest?  What about research on tobacco sponsored by the tobacco company?  If anyone remembers, tobacco executives LIED to Congress about their product.

The "Insider" as we saw in the film with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe had to FIGHT the media just in order to bring us the truth about tobacco.  This guy did not go running down to the local news station and say "oh look here's a report that shows the truth on tobacco".

NO.  This guy had to fight tooth and nail over the fact CBS was being threatened within an inch of their lives by the tobacco company threatening to sue them for defamation.


Let's take a quick look at the Kardashian clan here for a moment.  Kylie, who is supposed to be promoting this film on trafficking, supposedly has a sex tape of her own out now.

We have Innocence Lost coming out with a very realistic film about what sex trafficking is like in the USA - however it's having to come out in the UK.  I don't see Kylie, or any of the Kardashian or Jenner clan promoting THIS film.

But I do see Rob Kardashian dating a porn performer, Blac Chyna.   In fact, the media is saying how "good" she is for him in all the weight he's lost.  Let's not mention before when he was saying he couldn't leave his house because he was "sitting around watching porn day and night".  I mean he couldn't possibly be switching addictions now could he?  Oh but we can't talk about "addiction" while Kloe is being sponsored by an alcohol company for her new show.

The film "Caged No More" that's supposed to be helped with marketing by Kylie Jenner is by Trafficking Hope.  Only if you go on their page all you see is one after the other after the other of African-American and Hispanic men who are clearly street level pimps being arrested.

There is nothing on there about how white men like Dennis Hof or Lance Gilman are pimps, nor men like Chris Butler or Kemp Shiffer.  Certainly nothing about the Hell's Angel's who murdered Margo Compton  and who owned the "Shady Lady" brothel where this happened to Aubrey

Nor do I see anything being mentioned about the Asian massage parlors that are on every corner in Los Angeles now.  Considering Aston Kutcher is photographed coming out of one - we don't want to mention them as points of sex trafficking clear back to the Mann Act of 1910 now do we?  Oh no - let's keep the focus on kids with THORN so no one notices him going into the massage parlor with adults.

Now at first I thought Ashton might come out and say he was doing "research" on the trafficking arena in massage parlors as to why he was seen coming out of one - but not a peep.  So I guess he wasn't there on research, nor outreach, or he would have said something.

Let's see we have Kim Kardashian all over the Vivid website.  As we do Montana Fishburne - Laurence Fishburne's daughter.  Who wasn't turned out into prostitution by the "big bad black pimp on the corner".   But instead by her boyfriend in high school in 2010.  There's more on her arrest here - Jeremy had her down at Vivid on her 18th birthday to sign her porn contract.
A film he did right along with her.  So not one, but two people were now caught up with Vivid and a career in porn which never goes away by the way.  I have members of who report to me that photos from 20 years before can pop up on their jobs, their marriages, etc., and then they lose everything.

One woman who had racy photo taken 17 years prior has been fired.

What?  Porn isn't as big as the tobacco or alcohol industry you say?  Really?

Here's how it works - people are interested in Kim or Kylie so they type in their keywords.  They find the Vivid tape pop up and they're curious.  Now no one on this end appears to be being "turned out" right?  I mean Kris isn't putting a gun to anyone's head and making them do this right?  No one put a gun to Rob's head to get him emotionally involved with a porn performer.  No on put a gun to Kylie's head to make a film with her boyfriend.  I mean everyone "loves" each other right?

But then people at home go onto the Vivid site looking for Kim or Kylie  and they see Montana.  Oh wow look at Laurence's little girl - let's check this out.

Voila - you now have Kim and Kylie "pimping" Montana's adult films.  Then when the "johns" see the film they think "oh I want a taste of that" so they go looking for Montana to schedule them an appointment.  They know she's been arrested for prostitution so certainly she's available is what they'll think.

We then see "Montana regrets doing porn" even though I know I for one tried to warn her beforehand.  I tried leaving messages on her social media, with DJ's she was doing interviews with, with people who said they were her friend, etc.  I even reached out to the Kardashian family asking if THEY would warn Montana not to do this - that her experience would not be like Kim's.   I never got an answer back.

Montana is no longer doing porn - but instead now "stripping".  Okay NOW you may have an idea why our members have to abstain from ALL FORMS of the sex industry - because as you can see what we do is we "switch".  We "substitute" from one form to another never thinking it's the industry itself that's the problem.  No it's just "how" we're doing it not that we need to leave it alone entirely.

Let's see - looks like Montana working at a club in Texas now.  and now we have her Twitter speaking about STD's.

So Kim and Kylie - you're just "pimped" out Montana Fishburne.    That's how it works from that perspective.  But here's another - right now there's pimps all over doing to the girls or boys they're with feeding them the same line of bull that got Montana up to that Vivid office with him on her 18th birthday.  The man she loved was right there right her also.   Wonder where he's at now?

Seems he's in Los Angeles selling weed and pimping.  Doesn't look like they're still together does it?  Meaning he was sure there for her when it was time to sign that contract, make that porn, and get paid in 2010.

Now six years later, he's in Los Angeles selling weed and she's stripping down in Texas.  Thing is however I remember checking in on Montana in 2013 and she was trying to become a personal trainer while only "dating" sports figures.  I warned her without support that she'd just slide back into sex work which is what appears to be the case.  But this Jeremy was all over her for years until he got her into that Vivid office - and now they don't seem to have much connection at all looking at their social media.

This is what happens to most people - NOT winding up like Kim Kardashian married to Kanye West.  People have to understand that the difference here between these two girls is for one Kim has her mother watching over her - something I did not see anywhere in the picture with Montana.

In fact, her father wasn't just ignoring her, but every woman in the family it appeared.

Including it appears is Laurence's mother.  Now I had dropped a line to Dr. Phil that I think this family needs some "intervention" but it doesn't appear anyone's looking into the fact this family is in trouble and who looks like they're paying the price is Montana.  She was 18 years old in 2010, making her 24 years old now.  That's usually when I get the phone call - between 24 and 26 years old saying "I'm done".  

Now while it appears she was being pimped in her teen years - her social media does not look like she has one now.  Meaning that Montana isn't probably going to think she needs to call the National Trafficking Hotline.  Nor Jeremy.  Neither one will classify as "trafficked" but you can't convince me they don't need help in getting out of the sex industry - Jeremy included because pimps don't die of old age neither you know.

Again, why I'm putting out there Montana or Jeremy if you want help you can reach out to us at  We have a large group of members in Texas as you might well imagine as well as Los Angeles.  Yes we know a few ex-pimps as well.


Oh wait a minute - did I say Kris was "watching over Kim"?  Excuse me - cough - "managing Kim" I should have said.  I'm curious, does "Caged No More" highlight that a mother can be the one pimping out her kids?

My mom sure did.  When she found out I had been turned out by the pimps in Richard Pryor's family - she stood in line for her cut. or  Now I wonder where these mother's got their ideas to put their girls into prostitution.  Hmmm.  Too bad they didn't put them into porn and then they wouldn't get arrested under the "No Such Thing" campaign.  Nope.  If their girls had been juveniles and did porn they'd just get counseling.  Counseling their mothers would drive them to.

I don't think anything like that is in the film, "Caged No More" as it would be if I were to make a film about this subject, but then again I know the Kardashian family wouldn't be standing in line to promote my film.  People are great at looking in the dirty closests of people in foreign countries, or other people, but no one likes to take a look at the skeletons in their own closets.  Even if it does affect the children around them.

It's called "denial".

Now if you ask me THIS is what Willow was talking about when she went to her mom, Jada Pinkett-Smith, saying she was "seeing this kind of thing going on at school around her".

So mom goes out and does a special in Atlanta, Georgia with CNN talking about sex trafficking there.  No offense but Willow asked about Beverly Hills sex trafficking NOT about Atlanta Jada.  Oh by the way - don't bother trying to reach anyone in the documentary with Jada.  They've all moved on to bigger, better jobs and are no longer in those offices seen in the film.  The group she promoted ran out of funding and folded.  We however are still here.  But yes Jada went out and did a movie and "Don't Sell Bodies" campaign so she could her son and daughter that she "did something about this".   Yes - she made a film about poor African-American families over in Atlanta NOT pointing the camera in her own back yard.

Right after this film, we see then Jada coming out in Magic Mike XL with Channing Tatum speaking about how he's quit stripping three years ago himself.   Magic Mike XXL  Jada plays a lesbian MC who holds the mike in a very suggestive fashion while she introduces the male dancers in the film.  Trust me - most male strippers are not Channing Tatum nor will they wind up like him either.

Now you and I as adults know this is just a film.  However, when I was growing up and I was watching the "Happy Hooker" on TV, along with Mae West, and  Linda Lovelace in "Deep Throat" being like a rock star in the first adult film to be seen in mainstream theaters in the 1970's - do you think I knew that this stuff wasn't "real"?  All I knew was I wanted to be on that stage too - just as kids are going to want to be Channing Tatum and Jada Pinkett-Smith in Magic Mike XL.

IF the alcohol and tobacco companies didn't know the power of film - then tell me why we've passed laws that forbid the use of alcohol, along with smoking?  Tell me why film companies are having to set things back in time like "Mad Men" just in order to show those images of drinking and smoking again?

Having a read good impact on us too what with Whitney, Bobbi Christina and Michael Jackson dying from drugs and alcohol.

Disney is banning smoking in their films - so clearly film companies DO KNOW the power of seeing our favorite celebrities doing something.

Like 'lil sis and big sis in the Kardashians being in XXX films.  

The problem ladies is that other people aren't like you and they don't have Kris running around making sure they get home at night, or they don't disappear somewhere.  I read that the actress who plays Dharma, Jenna Elfman, in Dharma & Greg, had her daughter just simply go on a date and WHAM - she's now a trafficking victim.

So it's here.  It's in Hollywood.  It's in your schools and affecting your kids.  Your kids can simply go out on a date - and it's here.  Jada's film nor her campaigns did anything to warn Jenna about the trafficking going on right here in Los Angeles in our own schools.   Neither is Kris Jenner doing anything to have warned Jenna Elfman before it hit her daughter either.

Because it's kind of hard to be telling your kids not to drink while you're doing a beer commercial.

Even harder when you're bringing the owner of Anheuser Busch over for dinner.   You know Cindy McCain - she's the wife of Anheuser Busch Beer who sponsored the pushing forward of the "No Such Thing" campaign.  You know that one - they called out to stop arresting juveniles for prostitution charges.

HOWEVER, without being arrested, that means the police then don't ask who their pimp was who put them out there.  No instead they're referred over to counseling.  Then guess who drives them to counseling?  Their mothers.  Oh don't worry - they'll know what to say.  My mom sure had me coached what to say when the social workers were around so as not to have me taken away!  Oh and a pesky little thing like finding out who their pimps are?  Well we don't need to bother with that either now do we because there's "no such thing" as a prostitute means there's no such thing as a pimp right?

Now don't tell me that some of this money and contracts didn't factor into what happened recently with Lamar Odom.  For the last two years now I have been knocking on doors trying to get the authorities to hear that I've been hearing from the customers of strip clubs, massage parlors, and brothels, that these men have been drugged, then while passed out they've been robbed, their cards maxed out, their bank accounts hacked into - all within establishments they thought were "legal".  

When they have woke up and realized what happened to them - they're reported the police have threatened to charge them with drug possession or being under the influence in order to convince them to drop the charges - which we then witnessed playing out in living color on the news with Lamar.   Only once he was safe back home in Los Angeles - I STILL don't hear anyone talking to me in the media about what's going on and even to Lamar - not even Lamar.  Why?  Could be because 1/2 the family is in the porn business and being sponsored by the alcohol industry.   

I mean check out the spin on this  He almost dies, wakes up with $75,000 missing out of his pockets, and the media looks like he "spent $75,000" on a good time there.  Anyone looking back on this would think he just had too much of a good time here, not that he almost died and that he might have been taken to a further out hospital in order for the brothel to be able to protect their ass had he died.  Oh no - let's not talk about that.

I've been working with trafficking victims in Nevada since 1988.  I have had pimps in Nevada taunt us over the fact there is ONE lab in all of Nevada that they have access to because their friends own the joint, Quest Diagnostics.

There isn't two labs - there's one.  Meaning evidence can be altered.  Evidence such as HIV results, DNA results at crime scenes, paternity results, and yes even cover things up if someone winds up dead.  Didn't anyone wonder why Lamar was taken to first Pahrump and then Sunrise?  Do you realize that in a helicopter it is the same distance from the brothel to UMC - which is where most celebrities are taken since they have the best ER and the best trauma unit.  They treat more overdose victims there also.

First of all, I know from the working girls up there who tell me they know most of the staff at Pahrump.  My mother died at Sunrise and I watched as all of her files were on a computer which could have been altered or destroyed with one button - nothing was on paper.

However, at UMC it's not all computerized.  If Lamar had died, the brothel would have wanted to ensure they were able to cover up the medical records so as not to point to them.  Now this was Lamar - can you imagine what just an ordinary Joe or Jane is up against when going up against this kind of system with this kind of power?   Not everyone has their team of lawyers.

Well now maybe you have an idea the problem with a prostitute at the brothel catches HIV and then goes to try and prove it and the lab falsely reports it a negative?  Or if a rape victim is trying to prove she was raped by someone and the DNA is altered?  Because I've taken women who were trafficked into the hospital and I've been taunted over the fact that these records can be altered.

Would the word get out?   Not when Adelson who has a "prostitution agenda" in this country owns the Review Journal and about 90 %  of the media in Nevada it won't.   Especially with his record of intimidating journalists.  Oh no, Adelson isn't supporting the push to legalize prostitution across the country and he wants to fight sex trafficking very much.

So I"m sure that's why there's been so much press about her work in Nevada in his paper considering I've been living in Nevada and working with victims there since 1988.  Oh yes, so much press on and how we're helping victims in the only state where prostitution is legal.   In fact, let's go see how much.  We'll go to the Review Journal and type in "Sex Workers Anonymous" and let's see how much has been written about our work in Nevada - especially after we gave an international press conference about sex trafficking in Nevada in only 2007.

What's that say?  ZERO.

Okay so the RJ won't write about us.  So is Lamar taking this event and using it to warn others?  No.  Is Kloe saying anything about the brothel that almost killed Lamar?  Well no - she's filming her premiere of "Kocktails".    So if you want to know how to protect your children from sex trafficking - I wouldn't suggest a film being promoted on the subject by the Kardashian family.

Because the only message I'm seeing looking at them is bare it all, take the money and shut up.  Everyone else can fend for themselves.  As long as you got yours - screw 'em all.  That's the message I'm getting from them about all of this.  Who cares if Montana is now stripping down in Texas.  You got yours - so screw her right?  Let her own family worry about her right?  Only Laurence just doesn't seem to be doing anything is he?  Not your problem hey Kris?

Let's leave it up to the FBI - they know what they're doing.

Or the prosecutor's office - they know what to do.

The cops - they know what to do.

Okay maybe LAPD isn't the right cops.

And there's nothing wrong with strip clubs or Channing wouldn't have been talking about them like it wasn't anything wrong -

Okay that's not fair.  That kind of thing doesn't exist in male strip clubs.

America - pimps are all around us and they aren't what these films "Caged No More" are trying to convince you they are like, who they are, and how they operate.  If you want help to get out of the sex industry, away from people who say they care about you and who clearly don't, then please know you can call and we'll get you out of there.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


We are the program who founded the sex trafficking movement itself back in the 1980's.  We created the first safe house for adults, the first hotline for adults, the first program that went into the courts, the police, the universities, and demanded that these victims be recognized as existing and to stop treating them as criminals.   Meaning we put together the first alternative to incarceration program in this country for these victims.  We published the first "Recovery Guide" written by survivors for survivors after interviewing over 5,000 survivors across this country, and into five other countries over a period of five years.  We are the people who helped build the foundation for federal recognition of this issue meaning that instead of being treated as criminals - money was able to be used for the government to provide services for victims.  Our program is the oldest and largest program of survivors, and we have answered FIVE TIMES more calls on our hotline than the Polaris National Trafficking Hotline to date.  Your movie in no way has acknowledged our existence - meaning it's the same to us as a movie on alcoholism that in no way acknowledges Bill Wilson or Alcoholics Anonymous.

If someone cares about the treatment of an alcoholic - they at least know about Bill Wilson and Alcoholics Anonymous in order to make sure they are providing that person with the best treatment possible.  Your production company, and the people you have featured in this film, in no way have contacted our program, asked to see any of our written materials, nor asked for our technical advice or consult in any manner.  We have been told by survivors across the country that the film is "sensationalist" and in no way reflects their experiences.   I do know that not only have we been operating since 1987, but that our current database of survivors shows 190,000 members.  We have 50,000 subscribers to our blog, and chapters of our program meet across the USA, into Canada, Australia, England, Costa Rico, France, Russia, and we're about to launch into Mexico because of the HIV epidemic once we get our materials finished being translated into Spanish.  Our hotline has answered over 500,000 phone calls and that's not counting the letters and emails we've received, nor the number of inmates who are working their programs through our "step study mail order" program for healing.

Our program was studied over a 10 year period of time, and said study was published by Professor Sharon Oselin in "Leaving Prostitution" where survivors quoted us as "saving their lives".  We have also been independently researched by reputable reporters such as Bob Herbert and John Quinones, who wrote glowing reports about us.  In fact, John devoted a whole chapter to me in "Heroes Among Us" in 2009.  It was also a report I helped provide survivors for that verified to the State Dept. sex trafficking was real in 2000 and was real within the legal sex industries in 2007.

But your film says nothing about our past work, nor talks about our hotline, nor program, which currently is the only program where any victim of trafficking can ask any judge in any court in the USA to attend our program instead of being incarcerated without special courts having to be set up for them to avail themselves of this service. Then once they've attended our program for over a year - their criminal records can be expunged as we've done with many members over these now 29 years we've been operating.

We put together the first training program for counselors on how to work with this community effectively in 1991 after studies were done showing that our work was preventing the 98% relapse rate within two years that survivors were showing beforehand in recovery.  This program was offered at Mission College, and accredited for continuing education by CADCEP.

The fact we were not consulted with in any way, spoken about in any way in the film, combined with the many survivor complaints that have been pouring in about the movie's "inaccuracy" are why we are not going to be attending anything to do with this film thank you.  Nor will our members who are "anonymous" about their membership but who heavily dominate this field as professionals now working with helping other survivors.

Unlike Samoly Mam, I have a criminal record that substantiates the validity of my being a victim and survivor.   If not for the fact no one could disprove my claims - there wouldn't be a movement to be talking about because prior to my first stepping out in the national media to tell my story, and why I founded the program and hotline for others - the world didn't even believe sex trafficking was REAL in the first place.  Others had tried in the 60's, 70's and even in 1980 to convince the world this was real - only to be accused of talking about "urban myths".  The fact a victim can call the police today and not be locked up in a psychiatric hospital for "observation" because they're "hallucinating" as was done prior to 1987 in this country was because no one could disprove my story, along with the fact I turned down over one million dollars in book and movie contracts in order to be believed by the general public.

In fact, I went onto a Joan Rivers talk show in 1993 with that million dollars in contracts and tore them up in front of her camera - making the statement that "it was more important that people believe me than to make money off lies like past movies about woman like me have portrayed", bringing with me statements from women like Alex Adams and Sydney Biddle Barrows that the movies about them had been complete fabrications not showing the "darker side" of the sex industry which included sex trafficking.

Your film is inaccurate and misleading and we are not going to support it in any way.  

Jody Williams

PS - where are the male, lesbian, Jewish, Buddhist, and transgender victims in your film that are victims also?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


When - which is the oldest and largest group of survivors in the country AND the group who FOUNDED THE MOVEMENT to have sex trafficking recognized as real is not a part of a project like Caged No More folks - that's "your sign" there's a problem with the truth. If they were interested in the truth - we'd have been involved. Anyone who wants to help an alcoholic wouldn't think of doing so without AA. You know why? They have no financial self-interest nor are using anyone for political power, to advance their career or fame that's why. We don't apply for grants and we don't hold any fund raisers.

When we started seeing this film start to get filmed - we stood back and told ourselves that "the truth will come out" as we know it always does. It's very validating to see that this is true. Thank you for realizing that our voices as REAL survivors, and as a group whose only purpose is for the recovery of survivors and to carry their voices, is being out shouted by people with big money budgets, political power, and well let's face it - the very people who have been trafficking us in the first place. The people who traffick us have always been the "people in power". It sounds to me like you're finally wising up that those voices coming out of those offices of power such as major media, politicians, etc. are the very offices who trafficked us in the first place.

Do you know why "Caged No More" is being produced? For the same reason a lot of media since the Trafficking Act of 2000 was produced - TO MISLEAD you. Thank you for wising up. Before we stepped up in the 60's, 70', and 80's - the world didn't believe sex trafficking was even real. I know because every time I'd see someone try and talk about this - they'd be laughed at.

Do you realize that Elvis Presley tried to warn us in 1965 in "Harem Holiday"? only it was written off as a "bad movie". Bruce Lee tried to show us human and sex trafficking in 1973's "Enter the Dragon" with the scene under the compound. He even showed a WHITE woman being drugged and sex trafficked pleading for help at the hands of Asian's - and it was completely ignored. Linda Lovelace tried to tell us about her trafficking in 1980's book "Ordeal" only to have people write her off as "jealous of Marilyn Chambers" who was pimped after she escaped Chuck's grip.

When I tried to speak to mental health professionals about what I was seeing with respect to sex trafficking - they tried to lock me up for observation saying I was "hallucinating because things like that are not real". Back in the early 80's when a victim would try and run for help to a hospital, shelter or treatment center - she was refused any help. I know because it's why I put together the first safe house for adults in 1984 that got me arrested. You can read about that at The pimp got angry and told the police I was "running a brothel". She testified against him and the case against me was dropped -but that's why I came back with a hotline and a 12 step outpatient program after that.

It's why people we had rescued went onto every TV show, talk show, 60 Minutes, 20/20, Good Morning America, Geraldo, Sally, Oprah, telling our stories until we were believed and the Trafficking Act of 2000 was passed.

NOW we were believed. So guess what the traffickers had to do? Hide in plain sight. Which is why the media has literally blacklisted any member of SWA from appearing on any of these shows or interviews. I've got a stack of letters from reporters who have told us they have been told to their face they will be fired if they even print our name - let alone let one of us speak.

They want you thinking we're on airplanes by all this noise about "raining how to spot trafficking in airports" when the REALITY is that trafficking victims are transported on private charter planes - not commercial airlines. That's why the Samoly Mam's, the Chong Kim's, and the Wilthema Ortiz Pettigrew's get the voice of main stream media and Congress - because they're having to find a new way to silence us in plain sight. This movie "Caged No More" was that attempt. You criticize it and suddenly you're "on the side of the traffickers" or "crazy".

Well I'm used to people telling me I'm "crazy" and talking anyway. That's how we got the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed and that's how we're going to take this movement BACK to our voices!

If you need help or want to talk to another survivor - you can find it free anywhere you are at Oh and by the way - the latest is "I'm not a sex worker" to try and convince you not to speak to us. Well I'm also a member of Narcotics Anonymous - it doesn't mean I'm a "narcotic". Anyone who tells you as a survivor they aren't going to speak to you and shun you because of how you choose to identify yourself, or where you go for recovery, or what label you want to go by - is no different than the pimps. Remember that.