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Saturday, February 20, 2016

SALLY'S FUND RASIER

Ever since the news hit that Samoly Mam had lied about being a survivor of sex trafficking, and had amassed a fortune in donations, awards, etc., before being exposed - this is when I first started getting the fake "Nigerian" calls for help.  Instead of being asked to help someone smuggle "millions out of their country" and then asking for my bank account number - this person was claiming to be "rescuing sex trafficking victims".   

When the film "Taken" was made based on one man's story - more people started seeing the financial potential in these stories.  Yes later he was exposed as a fraud and arrested - but a lot of people still aren't aware his story was not true either.  No you can't run around other countries shooting up traffickers and then come back to the states and be called a "hero".  

Then came "8 Minutes".  Kevin Brown and Greg Reese were going all over California holding fund raisers for their so called "rescue" they were pretending was real operating here in California.  I know because one of his assistants called me asking if I would "send a prostitute to their hotel room so they could stage an intervention".  I said "you want me to send you over a traumatized just rescued woman who just left being kept captive by a pimp to a hotel room where this ex-cop can then offer to take her off to some ranch in NM and she can stay there for a year to get treatment?"  I'm thinking to myself "what kind of con is this guy running?" and "why on earth would I do that to a woman in that type of condition?" as well as WHO would ASK such a thing?  So I said "I would like to see this ranch you're claiming you're "rehabilitating women at".  Of course I never heard from him again until I saw the show on TV.  

Relativity Media by the way is being sued by investors who invested in the series based on the news clips and thinking it was real just as investors invested in the idea of Heidi Fleiss opening a "male to female" brothel in Nevada while they were airing "Gigolo's" which was also exposed as being "actors" and not a "reality" show.  So actually "8 Minutes" was the third time I'd seen Relativity Media conning investors not only with the idea of a "reality show" which was actually staged, but also in connection with investing on the outside of the show as well.

Another fund raiser came with "Kamylla" claiming she had been "promised help" on one hand while admitting the show was staged.  Well which is it?  If the show was "for real" then she would have been given help as they claimed to be doing.  If it was staged, then why would she then think they could help her in reality?  But the news spread that Kamylla had been handed $10,000.

The cherry on the sundae came when Heather, the woman who shot Neal Falls, was handed $17,000.  Only to then disappear pretty much. 

Now the feeding frenzy is on.  Latesha Clay, a 15 year old with two small children, was tried as an adult without one word from this media, or online campaigns, to help her.  Amber Batts was left to lose her marriage, home, and children, for trying to screen clients and keep sex workers safe in Alaska.  No fund raisers for her.   But the Cupcake Girls and the three madams are busy busy busy raising money money money now - and everyone wants in.  

That's why "Sally" contacted after supposedly the Cupcake Girls turned her down for a fund raiser.  She then tried to talk me into hosting her a fund raiser.  I said "for what?"  She said "to get me out of sex work".  I replied I didn't need a fund raiser to get her out of sex work as we do it all the time, and do it without holding fund raisers.  Why?  Because the whole point is to teach them how to take care of themselves.  Me handing them money, a "john" handing them money, donors handing them money - are not teaching them to be financially self-reliant.  Nor is there any difference between marketing someone as a pimp vs. marketing them for a fund raiser - marketing is marketing.  What we do is show people how to become financially independent no matter their situation or limitations if that's what they want.  

So I offered to do this for her - connect her to our local Vegas members and show her how to get out of sex work.  Turns out that isn't what she wanted.  So she bashed us, and kept going until she found Stepping Stones.  BTW - Stepping Stones takes prostitutes off the streets and has them make handmade journals that they sell online.  How does this teach them how to make a decent living for themselves?  Not a clue.  But then again many of our members are business owners, artists, writers, doctors, lawyers, managers, brokers, realtors, politicians, reporters, and well financially independent. 

I wrote to Leroy when I saw the fund raiser letting him know of my experience with Sally.  He did not ask for the proof and has continued on for weeks asking donors for money.  I'm sorry - but if I was going to ask anyone for money for an attorney, or to help her out - it would be Latesha Clay who was tried as an adult in Michigan and clearly needs a better attorney.  Which by the way we were told yesterday we did secure.  I thought you might like to see the email I just sent Leroy about Sally.  While we will defend sex workers and trafficking victims confidentiality aggressively, and have, I report Nigerian con artists, and attack anyone who is harming supporters of those who truly do want to help real sex workers and real victims to find a new life.  They deserve honesty and protection also.  

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: LEAVING THE LIFE <msjodywilliams@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 3:20 PM
Subject: SALLY
To: Leroy Lamar <leroy@serenityssteps.org>


Dear Mr. Lamar:

I've received a telephone call from you so I'm sure you received my email about Sally Anne informing you of my experiences with her, and the fact I have the calls and texts recorded to back up my statements about her being a complete fraud with respect to the basis of this fund raiser.  It was my refusal to help her after I realized what she was as to why she then approached your group.  

First, she claims to "not be able to get an ID card".  We come across this problem FREQUENTLY.  Especially with our members who were sold as children so many of them don't even know their legal name sometimes.  I know for a fact Sally is residing in Las Vegas because she called me pressuring me for a physical meeting on the first phone call which real survivors by the way NEVER do.  

In Nevada especially we get a lot of survivors who for one reason or another can't get access to a birth certificate.  To obtain an ID card - the DMV there will take things like school records, shot records which are maintained at the Health Dept., and therefore can't be "lost" by the person in question, health insurance papers, utility bills, jail slips one gets when released, bailbond receipts, etc.  Also, she claims to have come to this country from India - meaning there's a record of her entering the country kept in NY's Immigration where she says this was her port of entry.   

When she started in with her ID issue - I told her I would personally pick her up, get her paperwork, and then take her to DMV and walk her through the process with a supervisor I've done this with many times, even offering to pay for the ID itself for her.   Not only did she block me at every turn from getting any of these alternative sources of paperwork when asked, but she kept INSISTING that I make her up a phony ID card illegally to create her a fake ID which of course I refused to do.

I've been placing men and women in jobs in Nevada since 1996 when I relocated there.  We have many members who are working at jobs in that town, that are supervisors, that work in human resources, and some who even own their own companies.   I know of jobs that pay cash daily for example where the supervisor literally lived about three buildings down from where she claimed to live.  This supervisor picks up our SWA members for work each day, and then drives them back home.  He's even helped pay for tuition for some of the employees who do well at the job - and done this without any form of sexual harassment.   Not one of our SWA members he's hired for this job has he asked for one look at their ID cards if they didn't want to show it, nor has he asked for their record information.  At the end of the day, he pays them in cash in full and they're working jobs paying enough to pay for their apartments, car lease, etc.  I've even gone down sometimes to this job when I've needed to pick up some quick cash.  

One of the jobs I talked to her about STARTED at $25 an hour doing time share presentations.  Now if she can work the streets supposedly as a prostitute - she can learn a sales pitch.  I say that because we've got about 10 SWA members working there now.  One woman has already paid off her condo mortgage at this job.    The company has a shuttle that picks up steps from where she says she lives and drops off right by them as they're right behind the MGM casino.  

"Sally" refused to even DISCUSS these jobs with me let alone consider them.

As for attorney's, we have three attorney's who have been donating their time which we use even if they weren't donating because they're the only attorney's who (1) aren't afraid to stand up to the prosecutor, (2) don't insist on sexual favors out of prostitutes.  

Having worked with the legal system and the local attorney's in Nevada also since the 1990's - I can assure you most attorney's are working for the state - not the prostitute.  Many won't even defend a prostitute, and others won't file charges when appropriate against corrupt judges.  If you think Nevada, with all the strip clubs and legal brothels, doesn't have attorney's and judges that swing things their way routinely - think again.  Most attorney's won't go up against a bad judge either -  they'll just let the judge violate their own rules.   In Vegas especially, it's the "wild wild west".  I've seen women locked up when they have not committed a crime, and they're not even charge.  Clark County Detention does not bat an eye about holding prostitutes up to 72 hours without charges in fact - not even listing them on the inmate registry. 

All but three attorney's I'm aware of in Vegas that will work with prostitutes at all are on drugs and insist upon sexual favors with them.  I've even had criminal lawyers I've been talking to on behalf of these women start hitting on me for sexual favors and I'm 54, fat, and walk with a cane since my stroke!   I can also show you at least three judges I've had to file complaints against in Nevada for their abuse of the prostitutes in their court, about five attorney's, and six police officers.  

Which is one of the reasons why we stick with these three attorney's to assist our members even if we did pay them cash.  Which we don't pay them because if an attorney receives so much as $1.00 from someone who is receiving that money from illegal sex work - he could wind up charged with "pimping" and disbarred.  THAT'S why our attorney's work on a donation basis with sex workers - to avoid the auditing that the system throws at them otherwise to try and get them disbarred.

I bring this up because supposedly your fund raiser is about "raising money for attorney's fees".  Okay you raise the money.  What do you know about the attorney she's going to use?  Do you know how he treats other prostitutes?  Do you know what his record is in court?  Has he taken bribes to throw cases, or refused to properly defend a prostitute because he wanted to cover his own ass?   Fund raiser or not - if an active prostitute has donated to your fund raiser and then you give him that money - that still makes him legally a "pimp" and your group then an "accessory".  

Now, I know Sally is a liar so I'm sure she's made up some wonderful stories.  As to another woman I know you're working with who is also telling you stories about us as well.  Because another woman in Atlanta came to us with the same song and dance also about "needing money because she couldn't find a job because of her record".   Only the minute we started telling her about jobs she could work at there in Atlanta with a record - was the minute she stormed off and then to cover her tracks started telling the stories about us we've heard repeated in connection with her latching onto your program for help.  

That's why I offered to pay you the tapes so you could verify for yourself everything I'm telling you about Sally getting you to engage in a fraudulent fund raiser on her behalf as you've started.   You know Leroy, if a group that's been working with victims in Vegas since 1996 rejects helping someone with a fund raiser as she's asking for - it might be for good reason which is why reputable agencies often protect each other by sharing information.

Not on survivors, but on con artists.  Sally is not a trafficking victim for one thing.  But I also don't believe she's a sex worker either.  I checked that out "on the streets" including her story about being "almost arrested at the Cosmopolitan" and it's completely bogus.   I spoke to security there I have a relationship with and her incident never happened for one.  For another, other working girls out there where she claims to work don't know her either.  

She's a con artist period.  Now I have not had you ask to see any of this but I see the fund raiser is still active.  Therefore, I've printed out her social media, your sites, and I'm turning them over to the authorities for further investigation.  


--
Jody Williams
(702) 468-4529 Cell Phone
www.sexworkersanonymous.com

Saturday, October 31, 2015

NEVADA BACKLASH

We called out to have Snoop Dogg prosecuted for pandering in Nevada where we rescued our first victim out from under his 2003 tour recently, along with a "Ban the Brothels" campaign after what happened with Lamar.  I wondered what the backlash would be.  We got it.

I got a snarky attack on our page by Annette Rizzolo for one.


Then we had a bogus review from "Sally".  The story behind her is when we received a call from a woman calling herself "Sally".  Some of you may remember we had started to post her complaint to us about how the Cupcake Girls and Hookers for Jesus refused to help her as a prostitute working in Las Vegas.

We took down that complaint from her about their groups when we realized her whole story was bogus - therefore we couldn't trust what she said about these groups.  She claimed that she was "forced to prostitute" because she "did not have an ID and couldn't get a job" to quit.  I offered to let her attend our Vegas meeting.  She refused.  She said there was "no point because she couldn't quit yet because she couldn't get any other job".

Now if that was her only block to leaving prostitution was the lack of an ID to get a job - we have helped many a member of SWA get an ID when they're having problems with obtaining birth certificates for one reason or another.  So I told her this and offered to help her get over this hurdle.

There are alternative methods.  One woman we got her ID by submitting her school records.  Another woman we were able to submit her health records and social security card.  With another woman, we were able to use a baptism certificate, along with her GED results.  In countries where the birth certificate has been destroyed by war - we've been able to get letters from the hospital about the records and get an ID.   With my own daughter, I didn't have her birth certificate so we used her health insurance card instead to get her an ID card.

So we started going through the methods with her of how she could get an ID without a birth certificate  - and she started bucking us.  She started two stepping when we asked about speaking to her embassy representative.  She started two stepping when we talked about using her school records or health records.  Ironically, I was coming down to Las Vegas at that same time to run our weekly meeting in Vegas and to help another woman get her ID card.

So I was at DMV at the same time I'm talking to her.  They confirmed they would take her school records.  So  I asked if she could get her school records and I offered to drive her and go with her for support to get her an ID  and she really started bucking me.   Instead she starts asking me if I'll "help her buy a phony ID card".  I refused.  Then she tried to get me to print up up a fake birth certificate on my printer for her.  I refused.  It's not making sense to me why she's turning down easy legit methods to get an ID -and instead pushing on me to commit a crime for her.  I even told her "look if you want to print out a phony birth certificate for yourself - go to Fed EX and knock yourself out".  She says "oh I can't get there so I need you to print one out for me on your computer".  I'm sorry - but if that woman can hook - she can get to Fed Ex.

Beginning to suspect something "fishy" I told her I was thinking of staying over the night.  In most cases, I'll be offered a couch because here I am helping them without asking for a dime.  Instead she tells me "I don't have a couch so you'd have to share a bed with me or sleep on the floor.  Was I going to stay at her house?  Nope. But if her story was real - I would have been invited over and offered a couch to sleep on.  But now she's claiming she "has no furniture".  Come on - I'm smelling a rat here.

So that's when I started backing up and asking more questions about her story.  She started asking me if I could put together a fund raiser for her "just like Kamylla" had done.  I told her to go to the people who organized her fund raiser and ask them to do one for her.  I'm not a fund raiser.  We get our members WORKING.    She again said "they won't even talk to me".

I then asked her the obvious question - why would I hold a fund raiser for an active working girl?  She says "well with enough money I could quit". I said - no that's not your story.  Your story is you need an ID - but every thing I'm doing to try and get that ID or get you a job you're fighting me.

So I tried a different tactic.  Lots of people are working in Vegas without an ID card.  I knew of one job selling real estate paying $25 an hour.  All you need to be is pretty.  In fact there's a lot of jobs you can get based on your looks in Vegas like greeters, marketing, cashiering, etc.  For this one job I was thinking of - you just stand up to a group of retirees an give a presentation.  That's it.  $25 an hour.

I know they're hiring because three other SWA members just got jobs there.  So I told her "look we have three other members working at this company making $25 an hour - how about you check over there?"  She tells me 'they're too far".  I asked her "where are you hooking then?"  She tells me and IT'S FURTHER.  I pointed out the obvious - if you can get to such and such location then you can get to this job I'm telling you about.  But then she says "I need cash daily".  So I tell her about another job I know selling packages to business owners where she'll get paid daily and a commission off each sale and they also don't care about ID.  She balks again.  So clearly she's not interested in working and if I hold a fund raiser for her - then what's her excuse going to be about quitting?  That's if her story was even real which I'm highly doubting by this point in time.

Then after I try to get her to at least check out these jobs and she refuses - she turns around the next day, or morning, and calls me up at 1:00 am going on and on about how she "almost got arrested" because she went to go prostitute in some hotel supposedly.  I mean why is she calling me at 1:00 a.m. talking about arrest after she refused my help?  You know if I wanted phone calls like this - I'd go back into the biz!

I explained to her that our hotline, and our program, is set up to HELP PEOPLE QUIT.  I'm not here to listen to working girl problems.  If you hook - you're going to get jacked up by hotel security.  I mean duh!  I mean anyone knows that you're going to get thrown out by major hotels on a Friday night for God's sake.  I don't believe any hooker is that stupid as to think she's going to go into a strip hotel on a Friday and not be thrown out or arrested.

So clearly my time is being wasted either way - either her whole story is hogwash or she's not ready to quit sex work.  Either way -  I tell her "look if you want to keep hooking - great.  Go call SWOP or Desiree Alliance or Red Umbrella - but as for me - I need to go back to sleep."

Next thing I know our phone is being text bombed.  She runs an ad on Craigslist with my home phone # at 2:00 a.m. now claiming I'm "giving away a free iphone" which sets off so many people calling me at once that my phone rang until 6 am.  One ad would be taken down and another would go up.  She did this for THREE DAYS tying up our hotline.

Why?  I ask you why?  We actually try and help her, she refuses, and I"m the bad guy?  Baloney. I don't buy it.  The story isn't logical.  If this was a woman who wanted help to quit - she wouldn't be attacking us like this after seeing that we could help her.

It was a set up pure and simple by the same people who set up www.ratethatrescue.org  Sure enough - she then comes onto our facebook page claiming falsely we "don't have a 501c3" which we do.  That we're "stalking her".  Yeah right.

When the woman was insulting me she kept calling me a "lesbian".  I did speak to the police about the text bombing and the insults and they said because she called me a "lesbian" as a slur they could make this a hate crime, i.e., felony harassment and stalking.  I don't want to take time away from our work to waste on these people.  But then weeks later she comes onto our page here and posts this bogus review claiming we were "stalking" her.  It's making me reconsider about pressing charges.  I did go and look by the way - and I found no negative reviews or bashing out of her against the Cupcake Girls or Hookers for Jesus.  So honestly - if this was about attacking a program for being "bogus" she would have attacked them and left us alone seeing that we could actually help her and that we even tried.

I said to myself "I bet they' promised her a fund raiser like they did for Kamylla if she attacked us like this" because no one does this for free.  I go onto her page and sure enough - there it is.  A screen shot is below of her new fund raiser!   Well that just kinds of sums up what is going on here doesn't it.  Money.

I'm also not surprised that it came just DAYS after I called out for a "banning of the brothels" and wrote letters demanding Snoop be prosecuted for pandering.  So this is clearly their attack for those moves.  Which doesn't work by the way you guys - every time you do this REAL working girls see this, know the score, and know we must be doing something right.  It just increases our membership and book sales - so thanks!  Oh and yes I have the tapes of these calls to verify everything I'm saying is true.  Now you can understand why we record calls - to protect against false accusations.


But I love this logic - I'm not going onto their pages posting nasty attacks.  I'm not text bombing their phones.  I'm not setting up websites smearing them.  But I'm "stalking them".  Love this logic.  Sounds like every abuser I know trying to play the victim doesn't it?   Look at who is coming after who and it's all the information intelligent people need to see what's going on and who is being attacked by who and for why.

By the way, I will be reporting the charity to the IRS and the Attorney General to investigate "Sally".  Thanks for tipping me off about your fund raiser by the attack upon me.  I knew that meant you were up to something again!

UPDATE:  Oh now I've seen everything - including "from prostitute to paper".  Okay I follow the fund raiser set up for whoever this "Sally" person is.  It goes to this site - https://livingpaperless.wordpress.com/my-fundraiser-courtesy-of-serenitys-steps/

So I go to check out "Serenity Steps" - http://www.serenityssteps.org/  I'm asking myself "how can this guy not see through this story?"  I mean I saw through her.  But then again I'm an ex-sex worker and I've been doing this work for over 30 years now.  


What just burns my butt is we have an Atlanta chapter of SWA.   But note what I wrote above about this before I knew who was doing her fund raising - that it appears the only ones attacking us are the religious groups who have hijacked this movement to begin with to be one that OMITS help to the LGBT, the men, the transgenders, etc.  As well as the Jewish, Buddhist, etc.  In other words - anyone who isn't a female heterosexual Christian.   

So why am I not surprised to find a christian ministry behind this latest attack?  In looking around their site - I do not see them offering help to men, transgenders, the LGBT, or anyone who is Jewish, Buddhist, or atheist as we do regardless of religion or lack of religion.  A church whose board is not primarily ex-sex workers either.  

Oh I see their "token" survivor on the board which is how these groups operate.   They get one survivor, or claimed survivor, and the church is off!  But at least now I see who has been undermining our Atlanta chapter - who does serve men, women, transgenders, the LGBT, and those who are religions other than Christian, or just plain atheist.   A group which by the way is working and who I also got legal support for.  We had one member who needed to stay an eviction, and another who had to file bankruptcy we got help for in the last three months.  Everyone in our Atlanta group is working now by the way at their own jobs and living in their own homes.  They're not out helping us raise money by selling things for us.  

ANYONE can get help in SWA - now why these people want to try and attack us from serving ALL of God's creations - well just doesn't seem very Christian to me.  If I remember correctly Jesus himself got drug right out of the temple and almost thrown off a cliff when he told the Jews that God loved "everyone, even the Gentiles" to drive his point home about God's love being for EVERYONE regardless of religion.

I bet if I dig harder - I'll find a grant application in here somewhere.  What I don't understand is WHY DO YOU HAVE TO ATTACK US?  I don't see the church attacking AA or NA - why the one group who serves ALL sex workers and/or victim regardless of who they are?  Why does SEX make this to be something that excuses these attacks?

Which by the way explains the bogus attack on www.ratethatrescue.org from the woman who says she "turned down a job for $1000 a week" to "take a job for $8.00 an hour at the Amazon warehouse".  I remember that call now.  She never made it to one meeting.  She never worked a step.  She never read our book;   She never had anything to do with our program.  She called up saying that she "needed work" but couldn't find it because of her criminal record and wanted help finding a job.  I told her I knew of a company in Atlanta that was hiring people regardless of their records and the other SWA members who worked at that job were averaging $1000 a week.  

She said she wanted to take the Amazon job.  I warned her what I'd seen 1000 times before - that we'll take a job that's too hard, doesn't pay enough money to live on, then we'll quit in disgust and go back to hooking.  I warned her it was a set-up.  I guess warning her it was a "set-up" was "bullying her".  She emailed me saying that I was "right" and that she'd quit the job after a few days and had gone back to hooking.  I repeated that a job wasn't the solution here - she was clearly setting herself up to fail and that we needed to work on that.  I never heard from her again.  Until that insane blast on that site.  Now I knew that had to come from somewhere.  Now I know where.  

So now you know why we got the ACLU to help us fight and win the ACLU vs. Catholic Bishops.   I'm not out attacking you guys.  But it's clear they sure want to try and shut down again - the ONLY national program for MEN, women and TRANSGENDERS, who is also open to anyone of any religion, or lack of religion.   I mean scratch an attack on us - and I find a fund raiser organized by a church who knows soooo much about sex workers they couldn't tell Sally was bogus?  Or didn't care.  One or the other.  Whatever - they can explain it to the IRS, Guidestar and the Attorney General about their "due diligence" with checking out Sally's story before going out to fund raise for her an attorney now?  Shame - we have attorney's who donate legal assistance free.  If it was for a lawyer  - just like she needed an ID I guess.