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Saturday, May 28, 2016


Jody Williams 
(702) 488-1127 Cell Phone
May 28, 2016

Eileen Decker
United States Attorney
Via Fax  (213) 894-0141

Re:          Joohoon David Lee

Dear Ms. Decker:

First of all, congratulations on your position now as US Attorney for California.   I read about your background online when I was doing research on the Joohoon David Lee case.   I have great hope when I see a woman with your smarts, and education -now coming into a position such as this, and also knowing you had something to do with Joohoon’s situation being exposed, and then dealt with.  

I was wondering if we might open up a dialogue.  I am the founder of the first “everything” to do with the issue of sex trafficking in modern times when I opened the first safe house for adults, first hotline for adults, first 12 step program for recovery for adults, etc.  Not just for those who were “trafficked”, but for anyone who for any reason wanted help to get out of any part of the sex industry.  I say that because like an addict or alcoholic who can substitute one drug for another – I found that “our” community would often also substitute from one form of sex work to another.  Also as an addict may justify that a drug is “prescribed” – so too does “our” community often hide behind the cover of something being “legal” while still a form of sex work.  This is why we have found many would enter into recovery – but then insisting working in a strip club, or for a web cam studio, or even in some kind of pornography “wasn’t the same thing”.   Our program therefore calls for an “abstinence from all forms of sex work”.

But one of our biggest challenges is the situation where we have someone in authority, such as Joohoon David Lee, who is the one trafficking them.  Because while he was doing what he was doing – other victims of trafficking witnessed this.  Victims who were then told “See?  We have men clear up to Homeland Security on our payroll so you have nowhere to run to or hide.”  Especially a problem for them to believe they can safely leave when I’m not reading about the man who was bribing Joohoon being arrested – yet what little media there is reporting on this matter is saying it’s “case closed”.

I’d like to talk to you to see what can be done about this sort of thing.  I have some news clips about my work up at (don’t be alarmed – the “brothel” reported I was arrested over was actually the first safe house I was wrongfully arrested over), and interviews with some of our members up at   We also have a program for parents at and just started one for juveniles at

Thank you in advance.  You can reach me at the above phone number any day after 1:00 p.m.   There are no paid workers in our program – so we’re all volunteers here!  

Jody Williams 


Revolution, TRUE revolution, doesn't come easy.  When I first formed our program, originally called Prostitutes Anonymous, now called Sex Workers Anonymous, my sponsor gave me an assignment.  He had me study not only the greats of civil rights movements such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X and others, but also the founders of 12 step programs such as Bill Wilson, Jimmy Kinnon, Roy K., Ruby, etc.

Why 12 step programs?  Because before Alcoholics Anonymous was founded, there was no such concept as there could be person with a disease.  Alcohol was viewed simply as alcohol and you either could drink or not.  It was viewed as a choice, and choice only, back before AA.  Only when AA came out, suddenly a person was being recognized who didn't have a choice, and for them to drink was not good.

Also, AA had their opponents.  Opponents who still exist today.  Not just the alcohol industry, but there's also the church.  Before AA the church made a lot of money off sweeping into towns and having people sign "pledges" about sobriety.  There were politicians whose whole platforms were based on the issue of Prohibition.  I even read about one group who would pledge a lot of money to any politician who would support Prohibition.  Then of course you had therapists who called drinking excessively a "poor coping mechanism" who believed that if you taught someone better "coping skills" then they wouldn't drink so much.

AA however was not designed to replace any of those things.  They were designed for those for whom the church, therapists, or even pledges of sobriety weren't sufficient for them.  For people who needed something "different" or even "more" depending upon your viewpoint.

I found an interview with Bill Wilson even talking about how people who were once supporters of his program started pulling away from this position once they realized it wasn't something that could be explained nor bottled for mass consumption.  In other words, no one but another sober alcoholic can lead an AA meeting or sponsor.  Not a therapist, not a priest, not even a "normie" who is sober - can lead an AA meeting or work with newcomers.  Kind of a problem if you're trying to run a shelter or a treatment program for alcoholics if you can't also add in an AA meeting until you find another sober member of AA willing to be the secretary of that meeting.

Which is also the same problem posed by Sex Workers Anonymous.  While there may be a recovering member of SWA living in a certain town, that doesn't mean they're willing to break their anonymity by going to a local shelter or treatment program and offering to run a meeting in their facility.  Nor with the courts, prosecutor, or local police by letting them know about a local SWA meeting for the purposes of alternative sentencing.   We might have a huge meeting in one of those cities - but members who have been in situations, or currently in situations, where they don't want to let the local authorities know what their name is, who they are, or that they were once in the sex industry for any reason - trafficked or not.

If you go online today you'll find quite a large stack of people who aren't thrilled with Bill Wilson.  In fact, some are quite hostile.  The same for Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Malcolm X, etc.  There is no such thing as any revolutionary person of their time who was universally loved and accepted.  The same honestly goes if I even mention a politician's name.  If I speak for example of how much Obama has done to help the trafficking movement - I will be swooped down upon by a horde of people who will tell me about all the horrible things Obama has done.

So a universal law happens to prove true - if you're standing behind someone who doesn't have opposition against them - then you're standing in the wrong line.

Are these people "love and light"?  I watched this documentary on how much this Grace Lee Boggs contributed to the civil rights movement, and stood behind Martin Luther King even after many preachers started excluding him, and how she was so abrupt that she "sometimes made people cry".  Changing views isn't always an easy thing to do.  I also found her words here to be what we as survivors of the sex industry need to take note of as to where we need to be going now we have recognition what is happening to us is in fact real.

Neither is trying to change a system that considers Joohoon David Lee is ONLY guilty of bribery.

I went to the person in this case listed as someone responsible for bringing him in to face charges to ask them about where the arrest is of the man who PAID the bribes.   Joe Jeronimo it appears has now been made a "trainer" for FLETA.

How convenient.

So no I don't agree with "case closed" as the court files say.  I find it even more interesting that his entire case has disappeared right off the Clark County database.  ALL files that have had court dates are normally stored on their database.  But yet I run a search now after his May 23rd sentencing to find out what sentence he got - and I can't now find that information out.

Isn't that public record?  Where did the case go?

Now if you get a call from someone "warning", I mean "threatening" you to "stay away from Jody" because she's "negative" or whatever other name calling they have for me, I just want you to note that person isn't a survivor I'm sure for one thing.  For another, I'm willing to bet they've never even met me in person.  Nor are they going to attack my work because they can't.

All they can do is attack me as a person.

Of which am I a perfect person?

Never said I was.

But that's not the point is it?  There are people who CLEARLY want this Joohoon issue, among other issues, to be forgotten.  I'm not going to let it go.  I wasn't going to let it go when I wrote the Office of Professional Responsibility that I understand was behind his investigation.  Nor when I wrote to the Dept. of Transportation at LAX that this ring was importing in Chinese women who were clearly on guard for that as to why Joohoon then had to personally escort women past them from Korea who the ring switched to trafficking BECAUSE of the exposure I was putting on this case since "Operation Dollhouse".

I'm not going to let it go because the fact remains that we do not have a system yet in place where a victim of someone like Joohoon can call for, and get help.  I want you to notice his arrest did not happen because his victim was able to call 911 and get help to stop what he was doing.

However, victims like her ARE calling our hotline.  And then we have people trying to talk others in the field not to take my calls.

Gee I wonder why?

So again, if you're not standing behind someone in support of their work who doesn't have opposition against them coming as a backlash of them doing things like this - then baby you're not in the right line.