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Showing posts with label Charlie Sheen and HIV. Show all posts
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Friday, April 8, 2016


More women are killed by men who approach them as "johns" than by pimps.  Fact.  Check out the numbers - Green River Killer, Southside Slayer, Grim Reaper, Hillside Strangler, Craigslist Killer, let's go all the way back to the Boston Strangler.

Heidi Fleiss used to send escorts to this guy.

He has sex with porn performers while knowing he's HIV positive.

Then SHE'S the problem?

Charlie, I think you're getting HIV/AIDS dementia.  I saw it 1000 times in the 1980's when every "john" I knew, and the prostitutes I knew died off from the virus.

You know and I know Charlie that when you were seeing "Stephanie" when she was staying at my house in order to quit the business, and quit you, that he was HIV positive.  So you knew you were at risk long before 2011 dude.

I remember when "To Catch a Predator" with Chris Hanson would arrest guys who had handcuffs, guns, and duct tape in their cars.

Please - "johns" are dangerous.  Please don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining.  When I was arrested in 1984 - the clients I had were so worried that I'd talk to the police I had people trying to murder me.  It's extremely possible Jeane Palfrey was murdered by men who didn't want their names revealed or who didn't want her to explain the names she did reveal at the ethics hearing.  Just as Brandy Britton was probably murdered to silence her as well as the Baton Rouge Madam.

Sunday, December 6, 2015


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While Charlie Sheen has admitted to spending over $10 million dollars trying to conceal from the public, and his playmates within the sex industry, that he was HIV positive.  What's one way he's been doing this?  He's admitted to paying blackmail money to silence some of his victims who were HIV positive.  Women who were employed in the sex industry and were NOT "sex trafficking victims".

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

How about getting a production company "Live Nation",
who is also the production company for another confessed pimp, Snoop Dogg,  and have their lobbyist, build a "counter" group that will further pull sex workers away from Sex Workers Anonymous?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Then you don't know the sex industry very well because that's how it works.  Wealthy men have been trying to conceal their past doings any way they can for a long long time.

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

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

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

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

When they get their papers in order to come to work at these "legit" jobs they're then told they have to pay off their "contract" through prostitution.  They're promised if they "behave" their children will receive an all expenses paid education at either USC or UCLA.  What could be more prestigious?  What woman who feels she's "just a whore" wouldn't feel the sacrifice is worth it to see her children receive a valuable education and a "new start"?  Only in reality these kids are not only being groomed to enter sex work, to recruit others into sex work, but also to be spies for China.

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

To show the Pasadena police can be "bought" - just read about how they helped set up PETA at this time frame.

They further chased out of the area a lot of businesses owned by Americans by shutting down the streets so they lost so much income they had no choice but to shut down and move. and  I remember whole businesses having to fold up shop because the streets were literally so tore up in front of their shops they all had to shut down and move.  Each one was not an Asian owned business by the way.

Even to the point of letting minorities who are African American and Hispanic, not Chinese, know they are in mortal danger in Pasadena from the police.  As a brainwashing expert, let me tell you what this news clip sends to the mind of a person who is African American -  Get the fuck out of Pasadena.

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

All the while the mothers are "away at work", the children are being groomed to enter into the sex industry.  They are the ones going into the colleges recruiting the others kids and Los Angeles is the epicenter because that's where the porn industry is centered who THRIVES on fresh meat being delivered continually.

Only guess what, some of these teens are HIV positive also.  And from what I'm hearing - they aren't being required to release information on their HIV status before entering this country.  Neither are their mothers.  By the way, I used to regularly speak at UCLA.  I have been trying for two years now to speak on their radio station, their newspaper, to their student groups, and to their psychology, social work, criminal justice and human sexuality professors and out of each professor, group, etc. I've only found ONE professor who let me speak to his students.  When I was done I was chased after by a young woman who reported to me that all the "womens" groups are promoting sex work and she's feeling the "odd duck" for NOT entering into porn or stripping to pay for her college.  I asked how she was paying for a UCLA degree and she told me her father is a truck driver and he's paying for her to get her degree. Love this girl!

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

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

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

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

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

Look at what the media is telling the public are "victims"?  Notice the African American girl as their "poster child" victim.  Led by Malika Saar complete with corn rows -   Or Jada Pinkett-Smith  Even better - let's put a latin girl up to testify at the Hill as our "victim"

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

Anything but Asian or white women.

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

Not me.

Who created shows like these?  Relativity Media's done a lot of it.  Relativity Media is also partners with a Chinese government owned film company who has a vested interest in these victims not realizing their victims.

Now I invite you to talk a walk around any media we create for  Even though I appear white, you won't see a focus on either female or males, nor will you see a race bias either.  You won't see predominantly African Americans, or even Asians.  I try and keep all "images" or "faces" off our media.  There's nothing but shadows, or shapes, or graphics, or even no images at all.  The reason for this is because sex trafficking is men or women, any age, any race, any sexual identify and any religion.   One of the most famous madams in all American history is Heidi Fleiss and she's JEWISH.  Alex Adams - Romanian   Jason Itzler - JEWISH.  The Mayflower Madam was a Mayflower descendent or WHITE.     As for these Chinese victims - BUDDHIST.  So guess what?  Sex trafficking can be anyone, of any race, culture, gender, religion or lack of religion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which includes the fact we're refusing to talk to me about the fact we need to be doing outreach into these Asian massage parlors.  You want to talk about Craigslist ads?  How 423 ads for "Asian massage" in Los Angeles?  How about 283 in Orange County?  Or 357 in San Diego - which is next to the Mexican border? 

I got a call last week from a working girl telling me there's even an epidemic going on clear up in Durham, N. Carolina.   Or the reported outreach in Indiana?    It hasn't "peaked" by the way - they just stopped testing and those infected were chased out of town.  Read this article about arrests in the "Music" case I'm speaking of based out of Pasadena where three pimps have been convicted.  Read how this ring has massage parlors all over the country.  Read about the HIV epidemic in China.  Now please explain to me WHY no one will come and talk to me about shutting this ring down if not about TRAFFICKING, then from a public safety perspective with respect to disease transmission?

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

Because while everyone's been running around so busy worried about whether someone is being "trafficked" or not - the disease doesn't care.  It's passing within the sex industry to all of us.  If we learned anything from Elizabeth Glaser - it's that the virus can jump from your husband to you to your baby and you've done NOTHING wrong.  It doesn't matter if that hooker who gave it to him was "forced" or not.

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

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

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Dear Nancy and Carla:

I moved back to Los Angeles last year because of three major reasons.  The first being the trafficking victims I was speaking to who are informing me they are being falsely arrested, threatened, and even outright trafficked by people within law enforcement.  When Chris Butler and another officer were finally arrested in 2013 - the ring itself they were a part of was not shut down.  RICO laws were invented for these reasons - you can take out one or two players but if the network itself is left operating nothing changes.  I have information as to where the heads of this ring reside and do business, that I'm trying to get the authorities to look at and address because things have changed with respect to our work with victims of this ring.  

In the past, we've been able to extract victims from trafficking rings that utilized law enforcement.  However, with the new technology it's become impossible to do with the more sophisticated rings.  Leaving the only solution to freeing these victims shutting down the ring itself.  Therefore, I'm trying to get someone in authority to look at the information that I have for that purpose.

Second, because of the calls I've been receiving from southern California who are HIV positive.  I've taken informal polls of various industries here from the porn modeling agencies, to the strip clubs and massage parlors.  The average sex worker today in their 20's is completely unaware of HIV, is taking no precautions, and is engaging in high risk behaviors.  What makes this worse than what I saw in the 1980's epidemic is the fact most sex workers are either seeing clients who travel, or they're traveling a "circuit" which is making the potential spread of many diseases a reality.  

Not only are they reporting to me they have HIV, but I'm hearing about TB, Hep C, and chronic fatique syndrome.  In fact, many people within the porn industry just accept that 80 percent of the "trick pool" is infected with HPV and chronic fatique syndrome.  My work as an educator about HIV back in the 80's taught me that those who have CFS are 10 times more likely to contract HIV if exposed to the virus.  Therefore, making heterosexual transmission very likely.

Combined with the fact I've been aware of Charlie Sheens' status for some time now, along with his frequenting of both escorts and porn performers, has me gravely concerned that we are facing another epidemic even worse than we saw in the 1980's.  For this reason, I relocated back here because our members are very unwilling to break their anonymity for the purposes of seeing what can be done to work together to do something about this.  Since I'm already a "known" figure - they've asked me to come and try to be that liaison for them like I was back then also.  Especially since we go back to problem number one - being that many sex workers are reporting that they feel no one wants to even acknowledge they exist, let alone help them.  

To give further urgency to what I'm trying to tell you, I saw on TV tonight that there is a confirmed HIV epidemic among sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico.  A town as you know just across the border from us.  With the rise of drug traffickers also engaging in sex trafficking - there is reason to be very alarmed here.

So I'm going to say what I've been saying since the 1980's - the issue of sex trafficking is also one where HIV has to be addressed.  Also, that HIV can't be addressed without addressing trafficking because the traffickers, and men like Charlie Sheen, could care less who they expose to disease.  This issue is not just about saving some victims - but truly one affecting each of us from a public safety point of view.  

I don't know anyone on any of these committees I'm seeing right now working with sex trafficking that have the EXPERIENCE I have on this issue.  We made a lot of mistakes in the 1980's.  Mistakes I'd like us to learn from.  

So I wanted to alert you to the fact the Global Health people have identified an epidemic across our border.  Now maybe you'll understand why I'm so alarmed by what I'm hearing I've relocated back here to get more involved in the solution.  

I would like to involve others than just our members.  Hence why I've been reaching out to your offices for some time now.  Now I'm happy that you've "already chosen your speakers" but in the world of sex trafficking - sometimes things change on a dime.  I offered this HEAT event myself as a speaker in the hopes to start incorporating discussions on how corruption and HIV is a part what has to be included in the planning for solutions here.  

If your offices want to keep not returning my calls, stalling talking to me for months at a time, this leaves me having to continue to plug along here as best as we can on our own.  Which is again why I'm going to start filming what's going on very shortly.  Another reason I had hoped to do more at this HEAT event than to submit some comments that no one is going to read.  

Anyway, I wanted to send you over that information in case you have not seen it about the epidemic in Mexico.  If LAPD had continued to arrest juvenile prostitutes, giving them the mandatory HIV tests that go along with that type of arrest - you might have some hard data on this to review rather than relying upon the fact our hotline is getting an ever increasing number of calls from HIV positive prostitutes, or worse, victims who have been subjected to multiple unprotected encounters per day who could be spreading these diseases as we speak.  

Now maybe you understand why I'm becoming increasingly distressed at the way our members are being shut out of these panels and discussions.  Yes you may be talking to a handful of survivors.  However, I doubt ones with my experience on these issues with respect to solutions that have proven to be effective over the years.  The reason why they're coming to me is because they're not being heard.  If I'm not being heard - they sure are not.  

It's up to you if you're going to change this or not.

Jody Williams
(702) 468-4529 Cell Phone

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
(213) 262-9810 Telephone
November 21 2015

Press Release - Charlie Sheen & HIV


My name is Jody Williams. I am the founder of not only the first hot line in the country for any adult to call for any reason to leave any part of the sex industry for any reason, but also the modern day sex trafficking movement itself. We achieved federal recognition of sex trafficking being “real” in today's world, and America, with the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000. The 12 step program I founded originally called “Prostitutes Anonymous” was done so at the suggestion of Edwin Meese, the Attorney General of California in 1987. He had said until this country can change the laws to recognize that those arrested on prostitution charges did not belong in jail – we can as a 12 step group at least offer our program as an “alternative to incarceration” using existing laws AA had done for the alcoholic.

Back in 1987, the HIV virus was raging. A female prostitute back then contracting HIV would be dead usually within a year or less. However, not all infected could stop engaging in prostitution for a variety of reasons. For some, it was an economic necessity. They needed the sex industry in order to pay for medications which could cost as much as $10,000 a month back then which were not covered by health insurance. For others, the virus made them too ill to work at a “9 to 5” full time job or employment. Another subgroup, the sex trafficking victims had pimps refusing to allow them to even be tested, let alone stop engaging with as many as 15 “tricks” a day of unprotected sex as the clients' request.

To further complicate matters, prostitution is illegal. Members of the sex industry were afraid to come forward for testing for fear of self-incrimination. They were also afraid to carry condoms, or even have them in their homes, for fear the police/DA would consider them “evidence of prostitution”, i.e., a crime. To cut through all the red tape and move things forward in the fastest manner possible because lives were at stake – then mayor Tom Bradley, Sheriff Block, and Chief Gates formed a “commission” of people from every county department ranging from the CDC, the health department, social services, mental health, the police, prosecutors' office, probation, and myself to see what could be done to get testing and education out to members of the sex industry.

More important, something had to be done to get those infected with HIV “out of the business” immediately. A special project was set up where ex-sex workers who were HIV positive were hired to do outreach, testing, education, etc. and to reach out to the sex industry as a whole. More important, a special program was even set up to address sex trafficking. Assistance to get away from the pimp, and off the streets, was set up so that those infected with the virus could stop spreading it simply because of either economic need or by being outright forced to risk lives by their trafficker.

After setting this up, along with the first alternative sentencing program in Los Angeles that put a focus on those who were HIV positive first (we were taking those who were infected out of the jails and again into “alternatives as our first choices), I was asked to go to the east coast to set up a duplicate program back east there. That became the Program for Female Offenders.

The studies were coming back positive – in Los Angeles we had taken an over 80 percent infection rate of prostitutes and brought it down to below 8 % - which was a figure lower than that of non-prostitutes.
Keep in mind our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, does not restrict itself to ONLY helping sex trafficking victims. Nor are we limited to only working with prostitutes. We changed our name in 1995 to “Sex Workers Anonymous” to reflect the fact we work with anyone; male, female or transgender, who is engaging in any part of the sex industry; whether that be prostitution, pornography, stripping, or even madaming, who has a desire to leave the industry for ANY reason. That reason might be because of being trafficked. It might be because they've discovered they're HIV positive.

Suddenly finding you're out of work no matter what profession you're in can be a very difficult process. This is why when the AIM Clinic was open, Dr. Sharon Mitchell, an ex-porn star who became a doctor, used to make sure those who learned they were “positive”, and thus now “out of work”, had our phone number to help them connect to others like themselves to get support to go through what was to come. It's also why anyone in the HIV/AIDS testing industry who was giving a positive diagnosis to a sex worker also gave them our number so we could help them transition out of sex work.

So you can imagine my concern when I thought we had a handle on this virus years ago. Only I start getting phone calls from our members in Los Angeles while I'm living in Nevada telling me they're seeing a sudden upswing in members who are HIV positive coming into the rooms. Only we aren't living in the 1980's any longer. These men and women are reporting back to us an environment that is being far from supportive or responsive to them. However, to do or say anything to anyone about what they're encountering means they are having to not only violate their “anonymity”, but actually incriminate themselves again in an environment that's looking for headlines saying “traffickers arrested”. Thus putting us back “at odds” with the legal and medical systems once again.

Because these people want to protect their “anonymity” but also need to see something done and a line of communication opened – they started asking me to relocate back to Los Angeles so I could become not only more involved again locally with this issue, but also so I could knock on doors for them being that I'm open about my past in that I'm not only an ex-sex worker but also a trafficking survivor.

Which I did. Starting in 2013, I started knocking on the doors of the CDC, UCLA, the AHF, Michael Weinstein's office, along with any other politician and elected servant I could find to report to them that we were seeing an alarming upswing in numbers of sex workers who were HIV positive. Unlike those being focused on by Michael Weinstein and his obsession with the porn industry - these people were not going to be in the porn industry because they knew they were HIV positive.

Of specific concern to me were the calls we were getting from two factions – the Asian prostitutes in massage parlors AND those of escorts who were not porn performers (because they were not passing the HIV tests required to shoot porn). I can produce copies of letters, emails, phone calls, etc. showing that I've been trying to get people's attention to the fact we're seeing an HIV epidemic from our view.

One that had Los Angeles police been arrested juveniles for prostitution like used to be the standard practice, then these girls would be getting mandatory HIV testing. However, if you look at the statistics for the number of arrests of juvenile prostitutes for 2015 you'll see a number of ZERO. Now people from the “No Such Thing” campaign are pleased by this number of zero.

However, I've been saying for a while now I find this very alarming from the point of view of how are we supposed to document the juvenile prostitutes who are telling us they have HIV – if no one is listening to us and we can't document their status either by using the mandatory tests required when one is arrested for prostitution IF NOT ONE IS ARRESTING THEM? I even remarked to a friend of mine who belongs to SWOP that this practice was sure a great way to hide any HIV positive cases of juvenile prostitutes while the law still in place requiring mandatory testing of those arrested for prostitution. Let's just not arrest them!

Now many sex workers claim the testing is an “invasion of privacy”. People who work in the food service industry are required to undergo Hep C testing in order to protect the public health. Those people like myself who have been trying to warn of a brewing HIV crisis coming out of the sex industry say it's necessary to test in order to alert, and thus protect, the public health.

I have known of prostitutes who have been with Charlie Sheen since the late 1980's. I haven't been able to say anything publicly because he hasn't. Also to protect the anonymity of those members who reported to me their stories. However, those women have now passed away. Meaning I haven't been able to say anything before without risking being sued for defamation by Charlie.

Well, now I can say something. Back in 1987 when we first formed our program, I took care of a woman who had been working as an escort who had gone to high school with Charlie Sheen. She reported to me she was his “first love”. She was residing in the Mary Magdalene Project when I met her through her coming to our 12 step program. When she became too ill to continue residing at the MMP, I took her into my own home and cared for her until her death. I witnessed Charlie coming to visit her more than once while she was still healthy both the MMP and my home.

However, when she became too sick to work, and to care for herself financially, then I had to take her into my home to care for her. Not receiving any grant money nor being paid for my work in any way, and simply working as a paralegal - I tried reaching out to not only Charlie, but to the Sheen family for financial help to take care of her many needs. I was rebuffed. Not wanting to risk any hint of a blackmail accusation – I backed off the situation and handled things myself and at my own expense.

Thinking we were owed some kind of help – I have previously reached out to Charlie asking for help with public service announcements. I figured if he didn't want to help financially – he could at least support our work considering we now cleaning up behind his lifestyle choices. More specifically, I've asked him to consider the health of the prostitutes he was seeing at the time, and would see. More specifically, I was very concerned with what I felt was Charlie promoting his persona of being a wealthy generous “patron” of escorts in the media. I knew this image would encourage other prostitutes to be exposed to Charlie, and then what? How am I supposed to help those infected, and those who might get infected, when at same time he's also trying to cover everything up?

Services for sex workers who have contracted HIV who are not of the LGBT community have not only disappeared, they've even been actively “defunded” since the Trafficking Revictimization Act of 2003 written by Randall Tobias. What this did was essentially remove any type of HIV funding to any program who worked with those who identified NOT as a “trafficking victim”, but only as a “prostitute” or “sex worker” infected. In trying to bring to light this issue, Jeane Palfrey had released her “Black Book” showing Randall Tobias' connection to the sex industry and as the author of this Act which denied them services. However, before she could explain why she was revealing this name at the ethics hearing – she was found dead at her mother's home where she had fled to for safety the night before in fear because someone had been following her the day previous.

Because I couldn't find a lawyer, or politician, willing to do anything to change this situation, and bring back funding to heterosexual sex workers who were not identifying as “trafficking victims”, I contacted the ACLU for help. The result of this was the win of ACLU v. Catholic Bishops. This however was still ignored, so we pushed until we got the Supreme Court decision in 2012 stating basically that to limit assistance in the manner our government had been doing was a violation of our constitutional rights. When Harry Reid tried to enforce these findings – he was practically run out of office.

If you're wondering what I mean by any of this and it's connection to Charlie Sheen and HIV – I'd be happy to explain. The simplest way I can think of however is to state that I knew about Charlie's HIV status because of this woman I had cared for connected to Charlie when I first formed our hot line and 12 step program. I also knew that Charlie was hiding his status at the same time he was plowing his way through every escort in the country he could write a check for. More than his own use, he was creating an image that this was a practice to be encouraged among other men also.

So whenever a member of SWA would come through the door of our program, I try and encourage ALL of them, not just the trafficking victims, to get HIV testing done immediately. How can we plan someone's future outside of sex work until we know their health status? By 2003, SWA had chapters of our program in just about every major city of the USA. Almost all of our meetings were being held at local Salvation Army's or Catholic Charities because they were willing to allow us to meet on their property. Many other meeting halls are unwilling to allow us to meet on their property because our meetings are essentially still a meeting of “criminals” in the eyes of the law so this limited our options.

In 2003, we were handed a “pink slip” by the SA and CC to shut down our meeting space. We were even banned from coming back to speak to our “sponsees”. Any member of SWA who was working with their programs addressing prostitutes was fired. All referrals of prostitutes to us from the courts, social services, probation, mental health, the health department, etc. was blocked. When we investigated why – we were told the Catholic Bishops had come in with a checkbook in one hand, and in the other hand a threat to any federal funding (look at how they've attacked the funding of Planned Parenthood), as well as the financial support of politicians (again look to Planned Parenthood). The reason for this “hijacking” if you will of very field we helped to create was because they wanted trafficking victims NOT to be connected to any medical doctors and/or therapists who would be involved with HIV testing, nor any education involving “birth control” which includes condoms.

I'd like to add that when Planned Parenthood came under attack by virtually the same parties for a lot of the same reasons – this is a service where people can stand up proudly and defend. Actors, politicians, doctors, and any other supported of Planned Parenthood can stand up and defend them in a way members of Sex Workers Anonymous however can not because it risks their identity and may even possibly incriminate them. With Charlie spending his money and efforts to further conceal his secrets – this has been especially difficult for us to try and get any information out to the public.

All I can say at this point is thank you Charlie for finally stepping up with the truth. Now maybe we can start getting the rest of the truth out in the open as well. SWA members are reporting to me they are HIV positive and I need help from people just like we had in the 1980's to do something about this not just for their sake – but for the sake of the public health and safety.