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Sunday, April 15, 2018

CALL TO CAUTION

When I was arrested in 1984, I was not involved in prostitution.  I had actually quit months ago because I was making money legitimately through operating a 900 phone service that was just becoming popular in the 1980’s.  I had a lease on a warehouse I had once used for an incall operation that still had time on it, so I turned it into a “safe house” for adults.  Lois Lee was taking in juveniles who needed help through Children of the Night, and the Mary Magdalene Project was taking in a few women through their program, but these programs were not providing help to an adult who was having to escape from a pimp and/or an organized trafficker.

The LAPD had already tried to force me to become an informant which is one reason why I had left the sex industry.  They would pick me up and hold me for 71 hours “incognito” was what they called it then.  This meant I was not booked into the system and no one could know where I was.  I was not allowed a phone call, nor to call my attorney.  They had to hold me for 71 hours or charge me with a crime.  Since they were trying to force me to turn over my “book” to them, i.e., “snitch” on other people, and I would refuse, they would release me at the 71st hour. 

Only to watch me walk to my car where they would then arrest me as I walked down the street and hold me for another 71 hours.  My attorney used to check in with me daily, and after they did this four times in a row out of the same police station, he threatened them with harassment charges if they did it again.  They responded by manufacturing false charges against me in San Mateo, California.  This meant they picked me up, transported me to San Mateo, and then let me loose after 71 hours in San Mateo.   Finally they stopped when they realized they'd be sued for harassment.  But then they went and formed a task force to arrest me!

They had tried planting drugs in my car but I wouldn’t go near my car.  I asked my mother to go and pick up my car and she found the planted drugs.  I wouldn’t go to my home for fear there were drugs planted there.  My mother snuck into my apartment to get some clothes for me and she told me she found a pound of cocaine under my bed.  I had someone ask me to meet with someone one time that I had a bad feeling not to go.  I later learned it was a fake drug lab they had constructed to try and arrest me in but I foiled that attempt also. 

I already had beds in this warehouse, a shower, and high tech security, as well as it being next to a police station, so it was a secure place for someone to hide.  A woman had been arrested on drug charges and the police had offered to let her off the hook if she would agree to claim I was “pimping” her through this warehouse.  I was arrested but there wasn’t a shred of evidence against me because I wasn’t doing anything, not with her either.  She had two black eyes, a broken nose and a broken arm she told me her pimp had done to her.  So I was allowing her to stay in the warehouse for safety and healing.  There were no phones in this place, no ads, and nothing that would prove I was engaging in any prostitution.  My attorney made a joke to the DA he would like to see what client I could have sold her to being that she was all banged up even.

To try and scare my attorney off defending me, they threatened him with pimping charges if he accepted any money from me.  They threatened to charge him with money laundering, racketeering, and all kinds of things to try and scare him off defending me.  When he refused to back off defending me, they came after my mother and others to try and get me on the hook.  (They have since found a way to make sure you don't have an attorney to "interfere" by the way today.   It's called naming you as a "witness" or "victim" instead of a "criminal".)

Which is why they produced a photo of me handing my mother a $20 bill and her handing me a bucket of KFC chicken.  They claimed since she had “received money from the earnings of a prostitute” that she was guilty of felony pimping.  The photo was their evidence against my mother proving she'd taken money form me.  Mind you I had no convictions for prostitution but because I was "known" that counted under the law.  They arrested my mother and charged her with pimping me. 

When my attorney said he would love to show that picture to a jury of her giving me the $20 for a bucket of KFC, they then threatened to arrest my then 70 year old grandmother for pimping because of a Christmas present I’d bought her.  I didn’t think my grandmother would survive being booked, so I accepted a plea bargain.  Only there were no charges for anything I’d done.  The DA literally made up a charge for me to take a plea to in order to get a conviction on me.   So they don't need new laws to book you when they want to book you folks - trust me they can make things up if they want to.  They did with me.  Felony misrepresentation for purposes of prostitution.  It's not even a crime but I plead guilty and they were happy.  

Which they argued they didn’t want a conviction out of me.  Their intent was they wanted me to become an informant for them like they had going with Alex Adams.  That’s when I first found out she was a paid informant.   But the government said they wanted my “book”.  My computer had been set to self-destruct upon being unplugged.  So when they took my computer, all of the data was destroyed once they unplugged the machine. 

In fear I would “talk” about what I knew to the authorities, I had to duck attempts on my life for almost a year.  To protect my life I went to stay with my grandmother for a year without leaving her house.  If I did try and leave, I would disguise myself and attempt to leave unnoticed.  There were many strange men coming to her door with crazy excuses to try and get me to come outside, but I always refused to leave her apartment and her being a witness.  My attorney reported that the police had even threatened my life and his to caution us to silence.   Some of the threats against my life were from powerful men who were afraid of what I'd say.  Later on the scandal about what was happening on movie studios whose budgets had been padded to pay for prostitutes broke loose - but not because of me running my mouth.  But when a man is scared you're going to give them a "Stormy Daniels" scandal - many of them do more than threaten you to keep you quiet.  

When Heidi was coming up, I tried to warn her about Alex being a paid snitch, but she wouldn’t believe me.  When they arrested her, I warned her they would go after her parents.  She also didn’t believe me and that’s exactly what they did – charge her father with money laundering in fact.  The government also wanted her “Black Book”.  

She also received threats about not revealing the names in her “book”.  When she had tried to open a clothing shop in Glendale after her arrest, the threats on her life were so prevalent I was told this was why she had gone to Nevada to seek protection of the legal brothel industry. 

When Jeane was arrested in 1991, she told me that’s when the government had made a deal with her to report back information on her clients to them.  Every six months she would receive a “visit” from someone who would debrief her as to what she knew, and tell her what they wanted her to do.  About 2004 she had decided she’d had enough.  She had gone to Germany to buy a house and planned on leaving the country to retire.  She was at the airport leaving the country to retire when she was arrested. 

The authorities told her they wanted her to turn over her “Black Book” to them, but not to put the names into the court records.  She had tried to get the names entered into evidence to prove that she had been forced to work as a madam.  Why should she be charged as a madam when it was our government making her work as a madam?  To make her defense she tried to have records of their calls to her entered into the court record, but they kept denying her.  That’s why she decided finally to take her case to the press to have her story heard that she was being “forced” or “trafficked” into what she was doing. 

I had warned Jeane they would come after her mother.  When I did, her attorney went to her mother’s house to protect her.  Montgomery told me that literally as he had arrived at her mother’s house, the inspector general and the prosecutor were coming up the walkway to her mother’s house to threaten her mother.  Montgomery said he convinced them it would be “very bad press” to charge such an elderly, sick woman as her mother and they agreed to back off.

Dave Elms had founded The Erotic Review.  He hated pimps and drugs.  Because he was a “john”, he didn’t want to see escorts who were either drug addicts or who had pimps.  To “screen” the women, he would personally sleep with them and then post his reviews on the site for other clients to subscribe to and see who was “safe”.  If you wanted to be listed on the site, you had to let him see you and see you in your home.  He would inspect the home for signs of a pimp and/or drug abuse. 

When Dave would find signs of a pimp or of a drug problem, he would contact me.  I would then help this woman if she wanted help.  We had just done a “rescue” of two women out of Las Vegas from some very nasty pimps and he was impressed with what we did.  He told me he wanted to put up a banner ad on TER with our hotline number on it because we were helping women without involving law enforcement.  Dave told me his attorneys were going to draw up the papers and after we signed them, I would have a banner ad for SWA up on his site. 

The day after we made this deal, he told me he had to go down to Arizona for some reason.  The next thing I know he’s arrested in Arizona.  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/david-elms-founder-of-prostitute-rating-web-biz-sentenced-to-4-1-2-years-for-assault-attempt-6664925  He was being held without bail at first and I had no way of reaching him while he was in custody.  I tried contacting the attorney he told me was drawing up the papers and they told me that there was “someone else managing the site now that I’d have to talk to”. 

I contacted these people and soon learned that law enforcement had taken over the site.  They of course refused to allow me to honor Dave’s wishes to have our number put onto the site.  I was told that the site was now being managed by the FBI who was using it to gather information useful in Dave’s “prosecution”. 

In 2015, I came across a woman in connection with the staged “8 Minutes”.  She was pretending to be a sex worker, while in reality she was not.  Her identification was that of a woman who had died in 2007, a woman who had been her roommate.  She evidently was using this dead womans’ ID.  I wondered how she was traveling in this post 9/11 world and I later found out she had purchased her own travel agency.  This woman had infiltrated SWOP and she placed ads on Backpage every time I questioned that she wasn’t a “real” sex worker.  She then pointed to “reviews” of her that were on TER and I laughed because I knew that law enforcement had control of that site so they could make anyone look “real” they wanted to that way. 

This woman then tried to chase me off the internet by threatening me.  When that failed, she tried to stalk and scare me.   When that failed, she tried a smear campaign about me online.  She would go to any of the sex worker advocacy groups and force them to remove me from their groups and threaten them if they continued to speak to me they would be “shut out”.  I had more than one person telling me that she had threatened them about what would happen to them if they spoke to me again. 

At that time, SWOP was asking women to identify as sex workers, and to have another “known” sex worker “vouch” for them in order to join and pay dues.  This mean they were incriminating themselves as criminals and providing financial information to SWOP.  Robin Few, the founder of SWOP had died in 2012.  She would have rolled over in her grave if she'd seen this practice.  I guess that's why these other people who were not sex workers came in and took over once she had died.  It's no different than how KFC isn't run by the colonel anymore!

The women who did this were reporting to me shortly afterwards they were having their bank accounts shut down, they were being investigated, even their landlords were refusing to take their rent suddenly.  When I tried to alert other sex workers to be cautious of this, there was a woman out of Orange, California who belonged to SWOP there who falsely claimed I had threatened her.  This woman was Meg Munoz who was also head of Abeni.  Abeni had received $30,000 from the Orange Country Human Trafficking Task Force. 

I tracked down women who had attended Abeni meetings. They told me that nothing happened at these meetings that were just “social” meetings.  However, they reported that shortly after attending Abeni meetings they were then having their phones tapped, they were being followed, and some of these women reported worse.  They talked about being contacted by law enforcement who threatened them about what they would do to them if they did not agree to become informants and do “as they were told”. 

I talked to other women in the industry who told me that the woman they met as “Meg” would show up at other SWOP or sex worker functions and it would be a completely different woman, i.e., someone posing as Meg.  Shortly after she came on the scene, she connected to the Tits & Sass blog that I had been contributing to since they launched in 2007.  Literally one day I logged onto the blog to find it had been completely “white washed”.  Not only had every single comment I’d made, or made about me, been removed, but further this site had inserted women I had never heard of as “advocates”. 

This site was grabbing the IP address of many women who were openly identifying as “sex workers”.  Women who then were reporting to me the same thing – they were soon after getting law enforcement on their tails threatening them.   When I tried speaking to the supposed owners of the blog about this, they blocked me.  Considering they had been talking to me freely before, this was clearly suspicious.

I had become a member of COYOTE in 1979 when Margo first launched the group.  However, members of the group were reporting they were all being arrested also.  Norma Jean Almodovar was one.  She wound up with spending three years in prison behind being a cop and giving a phone number to another cop that was a “regular” of hers.  I had met Norma Jean for lunch shortly after my 1984 arrest.  I was followed home from that meeting by a cop and when I went home, the light came on a device I had on my phone to alert me my phone was now bugged. 

I went and talked to Margo about this.  My concern that as members of COYOTE we were all being watched.  For all I knew, it had something to do with my 1984 arrest.  I also told her of what my attorney had advised me of, that the conspiracy laws allowed for police to arrest me on felony charges without one shred of evidence.  That all they needed was the “testimony of a known prostitute” saying I had pimped her and I could kiss my ass goodbye.  He also warned me that if we went to COYOTE meetings to discuss how to better working conditions as prostitutes, that we could be charged also with a felony conspiracy charge. 

The year 1984 was when I was also talking to Edwin Meese who was the attorney general at the time of California.  He had advised me that as a 12 step group, callers to my hotline would be protected by laws grandfathered in by AA and NA.  That our meetings would be covered under the confidentiality laws grandfathered in by NA especially.  This meant anything said in a Prostitutes Anonymous (now Sex Workers Anonymous) meeting could not be used as evidence against anyone to obtain a warrant or for any type of evidence either because it was protected by confidentiality laws.  That we could meet without fear as a 12 step group. 

He advised me that as a 12 step group I could also visit someone in jail and not be refused or arrested.  We could also put money on the books of a prostitute without being charged with pimping.   I say that because back then if you tried to post bail for a prostitute, or put money on her books, the police would then arrest you as that prostitutes’ pimp.  As a SWA member, we were allowed to post bond and also put money on the books for a prostitute without fear of being charged criminally.  So actually it was Edwin Meese and my attorney who had explained a lot of ways we could meet and organize legally and safely was under the protection of laws grandfathered in by AA and NA.

I’m concerned about what’s going to happen to the information on Backpage with respect to the men and women who advertised on there.  Now before the attacks on Backpage, if there was a case against a pimp, the police could obtain a warrant for the records on that specific person.  They then were able to trace the ad and also track the bank account of the pimp and it would build a nice case against the pimp.  It would show he placed the ad from his computer, and that he paid for the ad.  That bank information could then be pulled to show that he was then depositing prostitution money into that account and there was then a good case against the pimp.

However, with recent sex trafficking laws, especially those in Nevada, California and Arizona, I’m very concerned.  If you read these laws, you’ll see that it grants law enforcement the ability to come into any house where they “suspect” sex trafficking activity and remove the children into protective custody.  It also grants them the ability to take a woman into custody for “investigation” into sex trafficking.  These laws are allowing them to hold a woman indefinitely – not just for 71 hours.  During this time, because they are a “witness” and not a “criminal”, they are not entitled to a phone call, an attorney, nor any type of advising of their rights that what they say might incriminate themselves. 

I personally believe that this violates our constitutional right not to incriminate ourselves.  But to take us into custody indefinitely, to take our children into custody, and then to be told this can be done until the police are “good and ready” to stop, that I think would force a lot of people to say things they don’t mean or even plead guilty when not which I believe does violate our rights not to incriminate ourselves.  If these women are being forced into giving a statement prior to speaking to an attorney, then I really think this is violating their constitutional rights to not incriminate ourselves as well as a right to due process.

I have seen how in 2014 Child Protective Services that was ran by social workers is now the Dept. of Child Safety.  That DCS is overseen by the Attorney General’s office, which is run by law enforcement.  There are now training videos out training judges to automatically have all children removed from the home of a prostitute based on the suspicion they might be trafficked, and to detain everyone until the state is satisfied they are not.  I have talked to women who have been detained for nine months without the right to an attorney, or any other rights given a criminal.  They were even denied access to know where their children were being kept because they were in “protective custody”. 

I have personally talked to more than one woman who was given  a “Sophie’s Choice”.  They were told that if they did not accuse the father of their children of trafficking, and allow him to go to prison on these charges, with them witnessing against this man, that their children would be removed by CPS and they would not even be allowed visitation because the children would be in “protective custody”.  In order the protect the children, these women have falsely accused these men of trafficking.  In return, they’ve been put into public housing so that law enforcement knows where they are living at all times.  Therefore, they’re afraid to get an attorney and defend him or fight back for fear they’ll be thrown out into the street or threatened. 

I worry about the women who have told me someone has placed an ad for them on Backpage as a joke or as revenge.  Does that mean law enforcement is going to automatically assume you are a “trafficking victim” and come at you to detain you for questioning?  Take your children?  I would urge anyone who has had this happen to them to get another computer, change their IP address, move, and not to post anything on social media about ever advertising on Backpage.  I would also make arrangements with an attorney that if you were to ever disappear, they were to come looking for you in custody like I had to do at one point with my attorney when they kept picking me up without charging me.  You also need a “visible means of support” if they were to accuse you of sex trafficking, so I would also recommend if you are working at a cash freelance job, you might want to consider getting some kind of a paycheck job with a boss who would vouch that you are working for them at a “legit” job.  A true trafficking victim would not be able to do this, and this might clear the field for investigators to hone in on actual victims this way.

I would also caution you against anyone trying to “organize you into protesting”.  I saw people doing this through COYOTE who were trying to find people they could throw under the bus to protect themselves.  If you want to protest, fine.  There are safe anonymous methods you can protest whatever is going on.  You can also safely contact us here at www.sexworkersanonymous.com and know that all of your calls to us are confidential.  Beware of anyone who wants you to do anything where you can be photographed, identified, or anything that could be producing any incriminating evidence against you. 

I want to warn women against using sites they don’t know what they are or who is behind them.  When Backpage started coming under attack, as well as Redbook and TER, I started getting calls from women telling me they had tried to place an ad on a site they didn’t know well.  They then were finding themselves blackmailed.  These people were threatening to send the photos and their ads to people they knew if they didn’t pay up.  When they tried to take ads down, they were charged $300 just to take the ad down.  Their ads and photos were popping up on sites they never advertised on which was further endangering them legally. 

Once you put your photo up online, you can find yourself being “catfished” by actual traffickers.  I’ve even found fake websites set up to look identical to mine that are trying to solicit phone calls and emails from sex workers.  Which is why I always want people to know I would never ask you for a photo, for your real name, or any other identifying information on you either. 

When “bad” cops got ahold of me years ago, they tried to coerce me into doing illegal acts and risky acts that served their careers, and risked my life in the process.  I was then branded a criminal for doing the things they were forcing me to do, which allowed them to try and use me as a pawn even more in fear.  Some of them raped me knowing that I had no way of pressing charges against them.  This is why you must be careful who you allow to believe you are a sex worker.  Even if they act like they’re “one of you”. 

To illustrate, some bad cops had set up an escort service in Los Angeles in the 1980’s called “Talk of the Town”.  In reality it was LAPD behind that service.  Not the good cops either, but bad cops who saw this as a way of cashing in.  They got to cash in on what they knew about EVERYONE – including the clients who they would threaten also into using their service so they had information on them that could be manipulated and sold to the highest bidder. 

This shames “good cops” who do exist and are out there.  The problem is you may not know who to trust.  I know of one madam in Seattle who tried to go the police about one such cop and before she left the police station, he had heard of what she was doing.  https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/legal-nightmare-ends-as-vice-cop-who-strayed-agrees-to-retire/

To be honest, this might be the perfect time to quit if you are in sex work.  If you do decide you want to retire and need support without fear of legal ramifications, then know your calls to www.sexworkersanonymous.com are confidential.  You will speak to someone who is a survivor, or ex-sex worker at that hotline that’s answered 24/7.  We do not provide “resources”, only the same support that you’d find in an AA meeting from someone who has “been there”.  Remember, “resources” means “records”.  Records that can come back to haunt you. 



Sunday, June 11, 2017

BUYER BEWARE

I've been warning people in the sex industry for some time now that the police, FBI, CIA, etc., have gotten very clever about finding ways to get information from people without warrants for a few years now.  Including setting up "faux" sex trafficking groups such as Abeni in Orange County.  That's a group set up by a woman who claims to have been a sex worker who set up a group to "support" sex workers AND trafficking victims in connection with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.  She did this while at the same time contributing to articles on the "Tits & Sass" blog AND heading up the Orange County SWOP chapter (Sex Workers Outreach Project).

I got acquainted with Meg Munoz of Abeni in a very strange way.  I had a woman call our hotline to ask for help.   She had been forced into prostitution when she was only 8 years old when she was back in China about 50 years ago.  After reaching 42 years of age, and her son getting ready to enter UCLA, she wanted to stop hooking and doing porn so her "son could be proud of his mother".

She also did it for sound legal reasons.  It's one thing to support your son as a juvenile when a prostitute.  But if the boy turns 18 years of age and you're writing him large checks, under the law that's a felony.  It's called "pimping" and it's defined as "taking money from the earnings of a prostitute".  All the cops have to do is pull her bank account, show she's given him money, and BAM - he's being charged with felony pimping and possibly his life and career ruined.  So she had good reasons why she wanted to stop her prostitution.

The people back in China were connected to Liang Yaohui who owned a five star Hotel back in China while also being a part of the Chinese government.  That and he ran over 3,000 prostitutes according to the news when he was arrested in 2013.  They had sold her over here to the states on a marriage contract.  That alone cost her $10,000 to get out from under she told me.  So now she was "free and clear" she told these people she was "retiring" and not to give her any more appointments.

They weren't too happy with that.  The next thing she says happens is two Pasadena police officers showed up at her home, and drug her out of it in front of her mother and son.  They then arrested her for "prostitution" and then popped on her it wasn't her first arrest - but her SECOND.  They then told her if they busted her a third time, she'd be deported back to China where she'd then be charged for the felony of having porn done with a sibling which is incest in China and they give the death penalty back there for that.  Considering who Liang Yaohui was before the government arrested him - it was a viable, believable threat.

Well I didn't know whether to even believe this story when I first heard it, so I went to an attorney I trusted and asked him to see if in fact she had a phony charge on her record.  He advised me that when someone is arrested, there's a "booking videotape" made.  That if the police couldn't produce this tape - then she was probably telling the truth about the fake record being created.   If they couldn't produce the booking tape, she'd be able to get this phony charge dismissed also.  So he went and ordered the booking tape from the Pasadena police department.

Now if anyone is following the Celeste Guap case then you know what's going on with the police in southern California and the cops.  Even the Chief of Police.  After this attorney ordered the tape, he was threatened by another attorney who called him up.  He called me up and bailed.  He said he wasn't going to risk his license "over some hooker" which I can't say as I blame him.  We were asking him to do this "pro bono" so why stick his neck out that bar?  I then went to follow up on it and send over a request to speak to the Pasadena Chief of Police.

Who I then didn't hear from, but I did hear from another man identifying as a Pasadena Police Officer who then threatened me to "back off" helping this woman.  I refused and then I got a call from a Pasadena Attorney threatening me with a restraining order if I took this woman's calls again.  Seems he had a signed power of attorney the woman signed allowing him to threaten me with that.  So I contacted the Pasadena Chief of Police about it who then ignored me for a few months.  I then went to the City Manager about this.

The next thing I know out of a clear blue sky this Meg Munoz calls me up and says that "I heard you have violated a survivor's anonymity".  I was like "what are you talking about?" of course because I'd never spoken to this woman nor had any idea what she was talking about.  So I asked her "who said this?" and also "show me some proof" because I don't violate anonymity ever.  Next thing I know she's online telling people that I'm "stalking her" and she's "afraid for her life" and asking people if they know where I live so she can order a 5150 charge against me.  Of course on the SAME DAY as I'm being invited to come into the Pasadena station to talk to the Chief at the City Manager's urging

I could see the handwriting on the wall.  I go into Pasadena's police station, she then takes out a warrant against me for "stalking her" and I get slapped in handcuffs the minute I walk into the station.  Thankfully no one told her where I lived but she tried for a few days by saying all kinds of lies about I supposedly "threatened her" and "stalked her", etc.  Why?  I have no idea.  But she then started telling me that I would be arrested and she'd take out the TRO to block me from coming to her Abeni meetings - so whatever it was she sure didn't want me coming to the Abeni meetings even though I've been running groups for sex workers, trafficking victims, and men, women and transgenders who have exited the biz for over 30 years now.  Kind of like saying you're running a sober living house but then telling Bill Wilson to sit and spin.  Clearly something was wrong with this picture here.

Sure enough I started hearing reports that people were "being pumped for information" at these meetings.  I then witnessed every single comment, word, line, etc., I'd ever said, or was said about Sex Workers Anonymous wiped right off the "Tits & Sass" blog, replaced by featuring Meg Munoz as some kind of advocate although I've never heard a word out of her about anything she was doing to help our community other than threatening me and trying to get me arrested - but why?

People started telling me how they knew Meg, but this woman showing up at SWOP meetings claiming to be her wasn't her.  How information they told her was getting back to law enforcement.  When I pointed out that Abeni had received a $30,000 grant from the Human Trafficking Task Force HEADED by the Orange County Police, and how the Pasadena Chief of Police resided in Orange County at the time he was Pasadena Chief - the picture started becoming real clear.  Especially when I uncovered that "8 Minutes" headed up supposedly by ex-cop Kevin Brown was a complete fraud.  There was no "safe house" and there was no "program" and Kevin hasn't ever helped a fly get out of something - let alone a sex worker escape a pimp and/or trafficker.   That series just so "happened" to get the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force over 1.2 million dollars - of which Abeni, and Meg, got $30,000.  When I pointed out that nugget of info online, suddenly Abeni's name disappears off the OC Human Trafficking website like they didn't want people to know she was connected to them, and thus law enforcement.

I've also noticed how there's these SWOP groups that keep inviting sex workers to come out to public events held outdoors where people can be videotaped without a warrant.  Where the parking lot is set up so it's clearly that meeting you're going to if you use that parking lot to where anyone can take a picture of your car's license plate, and then know who the owner is of the car.  If you're at a public event outside in "public" - you can be videotaped without a warrant.  So why not a private banquet room?  A place with a lot of parking so no one knows what car?  I mean what sex worker does this to expose other sex workers like that?  

I'm a paralegal by trade and I started finding case after case where it was talking about how an informant was obtaining information through listening to what people shared in AA and NA meetings.  I was appalled!    These meetings are supposed to be "confidential".  However, these people were going to "open meetings" and then saying it was "legal" to be testifying at a grand jury about what they had heard at these meetings.  Even more disgusting, they were putting personal information on people into a computer database which law enforcement rents for about $800 a month.  Think it doesn't exist?  Think again - https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/constable-shred-investigation-of-porn-star-searches/  If you've seen the film "Snowden" you'd have an idea what kind of information is on there.

Let me show you more proof of what I'm talking about because I've been saying for sometime that they've been pushing sex workers to go into "counseling" with workers who are not covered by the confidentiality laws and then pumping them for incriminating information without a warrant.  Check out this website for "Angels of Nevada".  Looks good right?    http://www.angelsofnevada.com/

Only do you see a NAME of anyone on this site?  A psychiatrist?  A therapist?  Something?  Go over to Whois who has information on who owns the domain there and guess  who owns the domain?  https://whois.net/

When you look it up - John Kenda is the person the domain belongs to who is https://display.engagesciences.com/display/container/dc/ecff4f16-7a2d-4fd9-bfeb-691e92b74f11/entry

Any relation to Joe Kenda?  Interesting question.  Why are there no names on this site of who is connected to them?

One can't help but wonder if John is related to John Kenda. You know the Homicide Detective making shows on Discovery Network?  


Sunday, March 19, 2017

CONSPIRACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY LAWS

Things are not as they appear. Since Robin died, there has been a disturbing trend for groups like Abeni, SWOP, and others to be clearly just being used to gather information on sex workers. One of the reasons we choose to be a 12 step program is because of the issue of confidentiality - as well as "probable cause" with respect to conspiracy laws.

If you were to start up a group of bank robbers, and then to announce you're having a meeting for those bank robbers to get together to talk about the beauty of being a bank robber - guess what? The police can then use that as "probable cause" to get a warrant to tap the phones of the people organizing that meeting, the people attending that meeting, and to try and gather evidence to charge the organizers of that group under the "conspiracy" laws which became even broader under the Patriot Act because of George W. Bush.

Calls to our 12 step hotline are protected under the confidentiality laws. Things said in an SWA meeting are protected under the confidentiality laws. Even if an informant were to be sitting in one of our meetings - they can not enter into evidence anything they'd heard at a SWA meeting legally because we are just as protected with respect to confidentiality as AA is. That goes for putting wire tapes on our members' phones, their social media, and also our meetings and communications between members. Having a meeting is also not "probable cause" for the police to get clearance to photograph anyone at this meeting, nor eaves drop in any fashion.

These laws came about because there was a time when cops used to bust addicts for going to NA meetings. They would bust them for "violating probation" because of "congregating with other felons". special laws were passed which made going to a 12 step meeting NOT violate one's probation also.

Now that pisses off some people who would like to know more about our membership, as well as to eaves drop in on our members. Something which can't be done legally so there are some who are resorting to illegal methods. But we're confident no one is going to be arrested under the conspiracy laws for organizing our meetings, nor can anything said within our group context be used against anyone in a court of law because it's all protected with respect to confidentiality. Something important to know because many victims might still have things outstanding they were involved with where statutes may be running against them still.
For example - we had a member who died some years ago who was a teenager when sold to a pimp. This pimp would make one of the kids kill another one of the kids every month not only to establish his power, but also to gather blackmail. He would keep the evidence in a "safe place" and threaten the kids with them being arrested for murder if they ever thought of running from him, or trying to testify against him for his trafficking of them. In this man's case, he turned the gun on the pimp and murdered him when he was only 13 years old.

But the fact remains other victims in that trafficking ring had murdered someone because of being forced to do so by this pimp. Just because they're a juvenile, and just because they were a victim, doesn't exempt them from possibly standing a trial over the murder of that other person. Something which they might want to talk about in a meeting, or with their sponsor during a 5th step. Something for which we wanted to make sure they could share in their 5th step as part of the recovery process without having that sponsor then slapped with a subpoena demanding they testify against that person about what was said to them.

Just because some group claims they're a "sex trafficking" group or rescue doesn't mean they have the same confidentiality laws protecting their clients as we do in our program. Also, this goes for sex workers activist groups who want to push towards decriminalization. We had the same problem with COYOTE meetings - the predecessor to SWOP.

Which was why a lot of COYOTE members were also SWA members, and we'd organize things during SWA meetings to give those activists protection. Otherwise, we'd see people in similar situations drug off on a conspiracy charge and threatened with felony arrests and jail time.

If you don't understand what I mean by any of this - then please consult an attorney with respect to the conspiracy laws, as well as the confidentiality laws. Do not forget for one moment that just because sex trafficking domestically has received now federal recognition finally - that does not automatically mean prostitution suddenly stopped being a crime in 99 % of the USA. Nor has pimping and pandering gone off the books where I once saw someone convicted of a felony simply for giving a girlfriend of hers the phone number of a good regular. Receipt of a $1.00 from the "earnings of a prostitute" is a felony. That INCLUDES DONATIONS by the way.

Meaning that if a group or cause is soliciting donations from prostitutes - they could be charged with felony pimping. Now since we also accept money from prostitutes who buy our literature - this is again why we choose a 12 step program for legal protections not afforded us otherwise. I don't have to worry about the DA or IRS stepping up and demanding our financial records on our members for this reason. Again, something not afforded non-12 step programs.

There's also a little thing caused the 5th amendment. You have a right not to incriminate yourself which you are essentially doing if you go to some of these other groups and admit to some of the things you've done which may be illegal. Including if you admit to being involved in an illegal career in order to be accepted as a member to that group. Again, something which our members to our group are protected from such things.

Now if you want to go around waving a banner saying essentially you're a criminal and you want to organize a meeting of criminals and to do so without partnering with us in some fashion to afford yourself the benefits of these protections - then you need to ask yourself why someone would deny you that protection?

Yes there is a site up attacking us that was set up by Maxine Doogan, Domina Elle, and Norma Jean Almodavor. There is also a tracking cookie on that site. If that site was set up to attack us as a warning to sex workers - why the tracking cookie? Why target for identification people who are thinking about contacting our program for help to exit the sex industry? Why do they care who is contacting us enough to set up this trap to try and capture that information?

Good questions and something to think about. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the grant I traced from Swanee Hunt to Domina Elle's art gallery in Denver, the government's grant to Meg Munoz in Orange County, nor Maxine's recent over-turning of her felony conviction for pimping suddenly. Nah - not a thing to do with any of that . . . .



Monday, October 3, 2016

BINGO!!!

First catch this article appearing on Democracy Now.  http://www.democracynow.org/2006/4/6/fake_tv_news_widespread_and_undisclosed

Then you can go back over past blog articles I have on here over the last couple of years where I've said the following has been going on in connection with the sex trafficking movement itself.  Articles which I've said the following was going on which people have said "not possible".  Well consider them again in light of this new story breaking to light.

1.   I've said the site up at www.sexworkersanonymous.org has been set up to track the traffic coming to our website at www.sexworkersanonymous.com  When I refused warrants, subpena's and even offers to become a "paid informant" on those who reach out to our program for help offered by law enforcement - this site was set up.  Most people who are trying to find us, looking for information on us, go to that site trying to check it out.  There is no "privacy policy" on that site and I've had "white hat" hackers within our support circle report "cookies" have been attached to them when they've gone to check out the site.  Meaning us it's being used to gather information on who is reaching out to our program for help.  So please don't go that that site without using an anonymizer is you're someone in recovery or looking to leave the sex industry and wish to remain "anonymous".

2.   I've spoken before about someone who has appeared to be me, claiming to be me, quoted as me, making public appearances, hosting SWA meetings, setting up fake websites claiming to be ours, and even granting interviews.  I've identified who this person is pretending to be me and have her photograph.  I've shown pictures to people of myself and her and they've identified "her" as the person who introduced herself as "Jody Williams".

THIS is where the reputation for being "unpredictable" has been created partially with respect to me.  Of course I'm going to appear "unpredictable" when people are telling me stories of things like meeting me at conferences in Chicago where I supposedly "went ballistic" and attacked one woman verbally supposedly only I was never in Chicago that whole year nor at that conference.  When I showed the woman who told me I had "ripped her face off" at this conference the photo of me and the other woman - she identified this "other" person as being "Jody" and not me.  

I even had the producers of the Dr. Phil show reaching out to me in 2004 trying to arrange my flight to do the show when I hadn't even talked to them beforehand.  When I asked for the phone number of the person who they were speaking to - this phone number matched the woman in the picture's who has been also identified as Anne Bissell aka Juliette Chandler who on any given day she'll say that one is a "pen name" while on her LinkedIn profile she claims it's another person giving her a reference.

I've also been told by MANY people she contacts up anyone she's learned as making friends with me to "warn" them about how "unpredictable" I am.  How ironic since she's the one who appears to be being that reputation created just for me.  I even found a $300,000 grant issued to "Jody Williams" to have supposedly opened up a "drop in crisis center" in Pasadena - which turned out to be an empty hall.  I reported this to the authorities and everyone on her "Silver Braid" board was arrested for fraud BUT her.  Go figure for yourself why.

Why would I be being impersonated?  Well imagine if Bill Wilson were alive and certain powers wanted to have Prohibition brought back and he wouldn't go along with speaking out for this to be brought back into law, add up how many addicts and alcoholics are now offered "alternatives to incarceration" now in dollars as well as how much money one gets to put them into treatment and you  got yourself a motive as to why I'm being impersonated and marginalized in a movement I got off the ground.  Not an easy feat when Linda Lovelace had just failed completely at getting sex trafficking recognition during her 1980's book release of "Ordeal".  My movement however led not only to the Trafficking Act of 2000 being passed, but further we beat back the legal brothels on three separate campaigns - 1988, 1991 and the Mob Museum now sits where a lot of wealthy people and even Oscar Goodman "attorney to the Mob" had once campaigned to have a legal brothel there instead for years.   Now we have the Museum, and the Arts District there instead.  Since I've stayed off TV since my daughter's birth in 1991 - it's not that hard to fake me.

3.   The whole fund raiser of "Kamylla" done by the Cupcake Girls'. Maxine Doogan, and her crew of women, was based on her supposedly not being an American citizen who was arrested for prostitution to supposedly silence her about the show "8 Minutes" being faked by the producer's in Houston, Texas.

The money was to get her an attorney to fight the prostitution charge under the threat she'd be deported if she lost this case.  No show aired with her face, no contract was ever shown to prove she was hired to even do this show, Relativity Media refused to verify she was ever hired to film the show.

No reporter validated seeing her ID card, nor any contract between her and Relativity Media verifying she was the person paid to appear on the show.  She further claims to have been mistreated in Kathryn Griffin Townsend's program "Been There Done That" in 2014 in Houston, Texas.   The woman who originally contacted me as this woman claimed to be from Brazil with a Brazilian accent.
We got along fine and when I asked her why she was now online bashing the hell out of and lying about us on top of that she reported to me she wasn't online, she didn't have internet, and she'd signed a "model release" giving Maxine Doogan the authority to post as her online, along with a confidentiality agreement not to speak past that point in the public eye.  She also gave me her legal name when we spoke.

I became concerned her children were going to be taken what with all of the public postings her children didn't have food in the house, the apartment was flooded to water knee high, and her mother was working as a prostitute while their father wasn't employed either.  Children have been taken for less.  Especially when the parents aren't American citizens.

She was also being threatened supposedly with being deported if she lost the prostitution case, and she needed to not just have "any" job to obtain a work visa, but job has to be one where she's not replacing an American worker.  Further, the employer has to be willing to prove to the court she's not replacing an American worker, that her job is  offered because she has "unique" skills".  These were things we have helped our members with since we launched in 1987 so we're quite familiar with the system there in Houston.

Right now as we speak we're going on our third week of a national prison/jail protest.  Many who are involved in this report it's over the way illegal aliens are being kept without bail, not being processed, and used for free labor as we saw even exposed by Rep. Portman who uncovered teenagers being held without being processed for deportation and used for labor on an egg farm.  Let's not even go into what I'm hearing is happening on the sex trafficking front right out of the so called "safe house shelters" by the workers there.

The whole fund raiser with "Kamylla" completely masked there are large numbers of illegal aliens being held right now in Houston without bail, without a phone call, without an attorney appointed to them, without proper medical care as they have no insurance, they're not being processed back home, nor given bail, and many are being used either as forced labor for free or they're being used in pharmaceutical research experiments.  

It made it appear she could be out on bail after a prostitution charge which just isn't what's happening to illegal alien women and their families  down in that region.  It also made it appear their police force was doing individual stings rather than group arrests when their department doesn't have that kind of funding.  If you think the media isn't engaged in trying to cover up what's been going on at all of these riots that have been shutting down more than one prison over the last two years in the USA - then ask yourself why you're not hearing about the prison protests going on right now?

Which is what concerned us deeply.  For one thing, we confirmed with the jail that no, any non-American arrested for prostitution is NOT released on bail.  They're not released until they're found non-guilty and their visa's are properly processed, meaning she'll have to have this job requirement taken care of also to be released from jail.

I contacted the court and not only were there no cases for eviction nor prostitution under the legal name she gave us, but there was no one of any name having both an eviction and prostitution case at the same time as was being alleged.  I further spoke to the Houston police who faxed me over a complete list of everyone arrested for prostitution over the last two years.  They noted to us there were no individual arrests for prostitution as Kamylla alleged.

The reason was because the head of Vice reported they don't have the funds to do arrests other than group stints - that it would be too expensive to set up a single investigation and arrest of one woman as was being alleged in this fund raiser.  This Vice Detective further was quite offended saying they also do these stings in group's to further make sure no one claims any "misconduct" between the officers and the woman as why he confirmed the story of her being "set up and arrested for prostitution" was entirely fabricated.

Everyone confirmed Kathryn hadn't run her program during 2014.  Her Facebook page showed she'd been doing a voter registration drive for the mayor.  Also, Kamylla's accent went from Brazilian to Korean in a tape done with Maxine Doogan.  I further have a tape of my own I'm debating about uploading where I have multiple calls from this woman trying to find who the attorney's are who offer our members free help, where our meetings are located, where I live, and basically trying to scout out information on our members and program which are frankly none of their business.  If you'd like to hear this voice on tape for yourself - again it's on previous blog articles here.

I've been accused of "attacking sex workers" when I attack Maxine Doogan and her crew.  Far from the truth.  These women in my opinion are NOT championing the issues of sex workers in the USA as they're misleading the public.  If I'm wrong - then answer me this - why is Maxine and this crew silencing the fact ANYONE, male female or transgender, adult or juvenile, arrested for prostitution right now in the USA has the legal right to ask the court for an "alternative to incarceration" and receive it which will not only avoid jail for them, help set up the expungement of their records, but further help them keep their homes, custody of their children, their jobs if they have them, and professional licenses such as realtors or stock brokers which would be lost if they have such licensing before the arrest?

All without a fund raiser.  All without their name and photo being splashed about online.  All without having to have SWOP "champion" them.  All using laws grandfathered in by Alcoholics Anonymous so you don't even need to hire a private attorney.  That if you further need a job that will help you comply with Immigration requirements - we do this day in day out for free as we have for 30 years across the USA without again spreading the name and face of the sex worker all over the internet to achieve the fund raiser.  

Now WHO exactly wants to not offer that to sex workers and also not promote a hotline where they can call for help when they can't call the police and can speak to speak to another ex-sex worker where we can also get them into free drug treatment GEARED for our special needs, help them escape pimps when necessary, even if those pimps are like those Celeste Guap was dealing with, as we've been dealing with them back to Chris Butler, get help with Immigration, free legal help with things like evictions, restraining orders, child custody and divorce issues, along with job referrals in case they need work to comply with ICE or probation to also further avoid jail terms.

Now for YEARS until Robin died in 2012, SWOP recognized we offered sex workers valuable services and resources.  But she dies, anyone who knows our name is shut out and shunned, our name is white washed right out of blogs like it was removed from Tits N SAs, and anyone who even mentions they're thinking about calling our hotline for help is then THREATENED?  Tell me again who is being a "sex worker advocate" here please?  We're not out there threatening and intimidating sex workers into being afraid to call anyone.  We are however providing you with information you can ask yourself about and consider instead.  We're not the ones holding fund raisers, asking you for your IP address, banking information, blocking you from information on how you can avoid going to jail when popped, how to keep your kids and stay in this country, and then further inviting you to public events where you can be legally recorded though are we?

4.  If you compare the "faking" of Samoly Mam with that of Wilthema Ortiz Pettiegrew - you'll see it's almost an identical match.  Even down to where she spoke and awards received.  She wins an award for "top 100 most influential people" but for what's not listed anywhere online.   This woman claims to be a juvenile sex trafficking survivor, yet she asks for money to go to Notre Dame college despite the fact there are numerous scholarships for survivors available.  I even contacted her offering to send her a list of these scholarships, to which got no response.

Compare her testimony before Congress with that of what we're hearing out of others who were juvenile women of color being trafficked in California such as Celeste Guap and you'll hear very different stories.  Certainly NOTHING like Celeste has gone through was ever put before the Congress.  I took Wilthema's testimony to over 30 women, and MEN who were actually trafficked in the same time frame, in the same cities, as Wilthema claimed to have happened to her,  

I asked them to read the testimony and asked if this represented THEIR feelings and experiences rather than the well funded group who financed everything about Wilthema, including her "recommendation" to CNN as a "top influential person" by the Ricky Martin Foundation who acknowledged they'll "recommend" anyone for a $500,000 fee if asked.  The groups which were paying for everything to do about Wilthema, except of course paying for her college tuition to Notre Dame she reported wanting, included the McCain Foundation and the California Endowment.

Each one of these survivors I know to be survivors because I've seen their paperwork proving they were actually trafficked while juveniles during that same time period in those same cities as Wilthema was claiming to have been, then reported back that if they had a chance to testify in front of Congress about their experiences that no they would not have reported the same things she did.  They also each confirmed they would be speaking about, including at least touching upon, the issue of police involvement as we've seen with Celeste Guap.

Remember, this is a woman where one officer supposedly has killed himself over guilt to silence the truth and let her know he wanted certain things to be kept quiet before dying.  This is a woman who was told when and where to avoid being put into contact with anti-trafficking services by active duty officers on the trafficking, driven to the airport by a police officer, then put into a treatment program in Florida which had security guards for some reason, who then when Celeste supposedly popped off at her she was arrested which by the way in itself is highly unusual.

My ex-husband works as a drug counselor and I've worked around treatment for 30 years now and when clients assault guards during treatment they are RARELY arrested.  Certainly not given a $300,000 bail during which it's most likely she's certainly being intimidated into being silenced for the sake of protecting her family from Nicaragua.  I know that's exactly what was done to me to silence what I knew about Iran Contra during the 1980's.  All you see about me is at www.hightechmadam.com - so you're not hearing about what I knew either because I had the LAPD all over me trying to make sure I didn't talk to the press about the fact the warehouse wasn't a "brothel" but a safe house I'd put together because of Iran Contra.

No - each one of these survivors who had been trafficked as juveniles in Caifornia during the same time frame reported they'd be talking about at least TWO issues not addressed by Wilthema - which included the fact police are often involved in sex trafficking.  They're also often police raping women whether it's considered "statutory" or not.  I mean if you're from Nicaragua and you know this cop might haul off half of your family/friends to Immigration if you don't comply with his sexual advances, and that he can throw you in jail at whim and hold you for 71 hours without having to give you a phone call, nor even book you as I've had done to me many a time by LAPD, they can plant drugs on you as we've seen in the Rampart lawsuits, and they got "friends" like Joohon David Lee who works for Homeland Security and ICE - then you tell me you're going to say "no" to the guy or play along?

Which is all the more reason why I wouldn't even think of putting a uniformed guard anywhere near Celeste as she's getting clean - but then again WE weren't consulted about her placement.  This was something we can thank Nancy O'Malley for who seems to think she doesn't have to bother with things like consulting with us about appropriate treatment despite the fact it's well known our survivors are known to be violent with drug treatment staff if they're not treated in a certain manner.

This fact is why I was brought in to train all of the treatment staff in programs such as the Tarzana Treatment Center during the 1980's and 1990's after most of their staff was being beat up by prostitutes who were placed there was our outreach and alternative sentencing projects done during the late 1980's and early 1990's.  Of which this was the first time prostitutes were in treatment openly because they used to previously reject treatment for fear incriminating themselves before.

I've had a few people say "well you're attacking everyone on both sides".  No I'm not.  I'm attacking bullshit and calling out bullshit.  Lenin was the one who taught you "control opposition by being the opposition".  Monsanto has had memo's leaked out where they've been offering up to $500,000 for people to "infiltrate" their organization.  Anyone who remembers the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's knows well how informants were used all of the time as spies upon them.  I know a "catfish" when I see one.

I also know when someone is pissing on my leg and telling me it's raining.  I learned a long time ago with pimps who were telling me they "loved me" with one hand in my pocket's, and if you look at what each and every person has in common that I have called out it's been they aren't what they're appearing to be.  I remember well how the Nazi's used Jews to lead other Jews into the showers so I don't follow "scape goats" - the goats used to get cows to follow them into the slaughter chutes.  '

I also know good and well I was working on decriminalization, and making great progress, clear back to 1987 and you won't convince me what Maxine is doing has anything to do with decriminalization when she's throwing "illegal prostitutes" under the bus repeatedly with her own words in her own memos and language when talking to politicians and the legislature trying to make legal distinctions between "sex workers" and "illegal prostitutes".

Distinctions we don't make now do we achieve decriminalization by not speaking out against "ending demand".  The BEST witness to call the police and report sex trafficking is the JOHN.  They not only see where it's at, but they're also free to call the police in a manner which victims can't do.  Further, they aren't going to come forward if they're protecting their right not to incriminate themselves.  They're also way more emotionally and financially stable to be able to fully testify against the traffickers in ways most victims aren't even possibly near of complaining around.  THEY'RE the ones in the best position to tell the police when someone is being trafficked vs. not trafficked, and in a way better position to also testify against the traffickers without the risk to life and family the victims are in.  So you want to help DECRIMINALIZE sex work - then you bring up how essential it is to fight sex trafficking by allowing the JOHN to be able to come forward.

Again, let's look at the Celeste Guap case.  I'd like to know how she's supposed to be able to report being trafficked with that many cops knowing where she, and her family, all live.  When she can be thrown in jail as she is now in Florida in a way a "john" couldn't.  You'll  NEVER get prostitution decriminalized by acting like trafficking doesn't exist, and claiming it's a free speech" issue" and suing the prosecutor's office.  All that does is generate publicity.  

Just like the publicity her and her group brought to "50 Shades of Grey", the "Girlfriend Experience" and "8 Minutes".  Ask yourself if you even would have HEARD of "8 Minutes" of not for their "protesting".  Which had NOTHING to do with them being taken off the air I need to add.  That happened 8 hours after I served the station and producers with a legal threat to file for an injunction if not taken off the air and not only was the show canceled, but the letter I had posted on their site was removed along with the whole site.  Shows are canceled daily which are not removed from the internet.  Maxine had been "protesting" the show for months - generating nothing but publicity and doing nothing to shut them down.

Maxine is getting publicity but not doing a A DAMN THING to get prostitution decriminalized.  If she wanted it decriminalized, then she would be in total support of the work we started building back in 1987 where we've pointed out the victims are children, brainwashed, threatened, coerced, and vulnerable.  They wouldn't be trafficked unless scared in the first place.  Therefore the ONLY person who can report it, step up to talk about it, then witness against it and shut it down are outraged clients who are shutting it down no different than if you were to buy a blood diamond and the buyers refuse to buy the blood diamonds.  But you're again not going to get "buyers" stepping up again if in fear of self incrimination because it's illegal to purchase sex.   Now how are you going to convince the public these men are the best weaspon's unless you've got victims AND "johns" stepping up to talk about this in the manner in which we've been doing   I don't see any of Maxine's "johns" stepping up talking about sex trafficking the way our group does - yet she's silencing us.

Again, I'm a sex worker and so are the members of our program and supporters.   How can she and her group call themselves "sex worker advocates" while attacking us?  WE didn't START  any of this.  You go back and look at date and time stamps and see who started all of this.  We've had a perfectly good relationship with SWOP and the other groups like Desiree Alliance up until 2013 when Robin died.  I supported Maxine, and even sent her work financial donations prior to 2013.  When Kamylla called our hotline we did nothing but offer to help her as she asked us to.  It was Maxine, Domina Elle, Meg Munoz, and that whole faction who started launching attacks against us like on www.sexworkersanonymous.org.

They were the ones sending in "spies" to try and infiltrate our program, get information on our members, threatening our hotline, threatening me with violence, throwing our members out of social media groups, threatening their own members if they continued to speak to us in any way, trying to find out where I lived, and launching the attacks - not us.  We're in a position now where we're trying to warn people about what happened - not an offensive.  We've been nothing but honest and not playing "catfish" games with anyone either as this side has.  I'm sorry but ANYONE can post up a profile claiming to be a "sex worker".

Especially after real sex workers like Mistress Bardot filed a complaint alleging Domina Elle was "copying her every move and behavior" studying her like a method actress studies a character she's adapting.  I've put my arrest record online so people know I"m real at www.hightechmadam.com and I don't know of anyone who gets a pimping charge overturned except someone like Alex who was an informant -  I'm sorry.  I've tracked money from Shawnee Hunt to Domina Elle and Maxine, and I've even found an IP address Domina Elle set up to "end demand".

I'm not even frankly sure I buy this person's story claiming Maxine "stole her computer" and I'm taking down the email we were sent after I post this blog for that reason.

This "Democracy Now" article just confirms that this type of thing is going on. And if you think they "only do that sort of thing on other countries" and not here in the USA - go check out some of Dr. Stephen Greer's tapes then on the "Disclosure Project".  https://www.google.com/#q=dr.+stephen+greer+sirius+eggs

Kay Hiramine was using this movement as his smoke screen already.  https://theintercept.com/2015/10/26/pentagon-missionary-spies-christian-ngo-front-for-north-korea-espionage/

I haven't changed my story in 30 years. I have been saying the same things back before sex trafficking got federal recognition.  I was saying this before the agenda to expand prostitution into the the USA and get it legalized WITHOUT a union and without laws in place allowing men like Joohon David Lee to be arrested in place nor do I think a woman can only prostitute if she's working in a brothel owned by men like Dennis Hof.  That's what "legalized" prostitution means - that a woman cant work independently like they shut down in Nevada.  In other words, unless the "house" get a piece of the action you get arrested.  Nope - not right.  Especially with no union representing the sex workers in existence yet.  You can't legally call a worker a "subcontractor" under 1099 and then determine they can only work at your location at your hours using their tools because under the law this makes them an employer!

If Samoly Mam can be a fake, Stella Marr, Rachel Moran and Chong Kim then GUESS WHAT?  So can women like Maxine Doogan and Domina Elle!!! 
Duh!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

COMBATING THE "PIMP LOBBY"

Hello:

I’m writing about women who have been dubbed the “pimp lobby”.  They include Maxine Doogan, Domina Elle, Bella Robison, Norma Jean Almodovar, Christina Parriera, Meg Munoz, Maggie McNeil, Tara Burns, Gaye Dalton, and Elizabeth Nolan Brown.   I might be missing a few names here.

First let me establish who is writing this letter.  My name is Jody Williams.  For years in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s - I saw there was no solutions for someone like myself, and others, who wanted help to leave any part of the sex industry for ANY reason.  Any reason including if you wanted to leave a pimp or escape a trafficking operation.  Calls to the police were futile because we were the ones considered the “criminals” for one.  For another, there weren’t the laws written to address our situation so without recognition of the problem – solutions didn’t exist yet for us either.   Back then there was no difference between our situation and someone saying they wanted help to “escape aliens abducting them for sexual purposes”.  We were treated identically back then - as simply making up imaginary stories.

I had been looking for solutions because I couldn’t find a way out of my own situation.  I was knee deep in what has now been titled “Iran Contra”.  Meaning I was dealing with low level street criminals and gangsters on one hand, while also dealing with men in levels of high power within our own government who were smuggling cocaine into this country to raise cash to buy guns for the Contra’s.  If you’ve seen the film “Cocaine Cowboys” then you have an idea what I was in the middle of.  I was also being used as a “go between” to get the drug from the pier to the Hollywood parties and into the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

This put me on the front row of witnessing women who were being pimped, sold, trafficked, etc. who also wanted out of their situation.  For this reason, I took an old warehouse I had once used as an illegal brothel and “adult theater” and converted it into what was the first “safe house” for adults.  In 1984, an angry pimp retaliated against us because of a woman we’d rescued by calling the police on me.  I was arrested for being a “pimp” but because I wasn’t doing this the charges were dropped.  This didn’t stop the authorities from taking all of my property, threatening to disbar my attorney, etc.  I also suddenly had a lot of people scared I would “talk” to the police – and many attempts were made on my life then.

However, in 1985 I met Marilyn Chambers.  After Linda Lovelace had escaped her husband slash pimp, Chuck Traynor, he had started “managing” Marilyn.  In reality, Marilyn had been promoted heavily in the adult industry not just for her porn performances, but also to deny Linda’s allegations of sex trafficking existing within the porn industry.  Marilyn had been put on drugs by Chuck, and because of her “notoriety” had no idea how to leave the adult industry.   Her face was clearly recognizable which led to serious discussions about how someone like her could leave the industry entirely, especially now she wanted to stay clean.  We both knew she couldn’t possibly stay clean while making adult films so I watched her progression as she tried not only to stay off drugs – but to further not do adult films.

I was with her as she struggled against making these films.  Rent had to be paid and who was going to hire Marilyn for work other than adult films?  She swore “never to do another adult film” but the industry wasn’t done with her.  Offers kept coming in with higher dollar amounts.  These pimps know well the “frog in hot water method” and assured they could put her in films where she’d be fully clothed.  This way she could pay her bills, make an adult film, but not take her clothes off.  You can see how she made a few films this way while “introducing” other women to do the sex scenes in the film.

So here she is still in the adult industry while not having sex for money, nor even taking her clothes off.  This was NOT “leading a spiritual life” as the 12 steps speak about are necessary for someone to live in order to stay off drugs if you’re an addict for any length of time.  Which is why sure enough – she started doing films after a while topless, then nude but no sex.  Then soon she was right back doing adult films and getting high.  In fact, when she died she had drugs in her system showing she was never able to stay clean for long because of her inability to leave the sex industry as a whole behind.

Watching this, I realized I had to do something still even if I never did put together another “safe house”.  After doing a lot of research, I launched the first hotline in this country for someone in the sex industry (prostitution, porn, stripping, etc.) to call for help to exit for ANY reason.  This included those who were being “forced”.  Please remember we didn’t have the term “sex trafficking” even coined back then so we made no “distinctions” as to WHY they wanted help.   We called ourselves “Prostitutes Anonymous” so those convicted on prostitution charges could have the judge order them to our program as an “alternative to incarceration”.  This was allowed under laws already in place for Alcoholics Anonymous.  This meant we also formed the first alternative sentencing program also.  Our hotline was promoted worldwide – and soon calls were coming in not just from the USA, not just from those involved in illegal prostitution, but from people all over the world engaged in various forms of the sex industry.

As of 2015, our hotline has now answered 500,000 more calls.  This means five times more calls than Polaris has answered.  We have chapters across the USA, as well as five other countries at the moment.  Our chapter in Russia for example is now up to six meetings a week.   The subscribers to our blog numbers at the moment at 90,000.  The contacts in our member database are showing up to be about 190,000 in number.  Our Facebook pages average at least 300 hits a day when you total all of them.  We have members who have been with us continuously since 1987.  A large number of “regulars” have been with us since 1991 – the year we published the first ever book written by ex-sex workers and survivors of sex trafficking, for us about exiting and recovering from this industry.   An “industry” it is being that it encompasses both legal and illegal types of activities which don’t always involve sex for money.

Meaning our program is the OLDEST, and the LARGEST, program of those having exited the industry, or simply having the “desire”.  Like Alcoholics Anonymous, we have members who haven’t fully left the industry yet.  As long as they have the “desire to exit” they’re welcome.  Also like AA, we have members who “relapse” back into the industry.  Meaning at any given moment in time, we have members who have been out of the industry for decades sitting next to those still active in the industry.  Since I answer our hotline personally daily – I’m constantly speaking to people still in some part of the sex industry.

I was a member of COYOTE before I left the industry fully.  This group, Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics, was founded by Margo St. James, another sex worker who was advocating for ALL women to be treated the same whether they were working as secretaries, living as housewives, or active in the sex industry.  I remained good friends with Margo when I launched this program and we in fact worked together during the 1980’s a lot.  Her group was out doing HIV/AIDS outreach and thus when she’d hear of someone wanting help or support to exit – we’d get a phone call immediately.  Her and I were good personal friends in my opinion before her retirement, and handing everyone off to St. James Infirmary.

When Norma Hotaling left the industry in 1989, our program was one of the first people she called.  I couldn’t reveal that while she was alive because we protect our members’ “anonymity”.   Our policy after my arrest in 1984 was to get our members into their own housing immediately.  Not to set up any type of stationary housing.  The reasoning with us was simple – those escaping pimps and/or traffickers needed to be moved around for safety so a stationary house was pointless as well as dangerous.

This is why I was dubbed the “High Tech Madam” when I was arrested – because of all of the security equipment I had installed in the place for protection.  For others, living off people had been our glass of wine to the alcoholic.  Therefore, we needed to start providing our own housing using a “legit” income in order to have any “time” in our program.  So we didn’t have any type of housing set up for members.  Norma wanted to set up a residential program and I provided her with materials and support to help her set up meetings of our program in hers.  I’d already been helping other residential programs for women who had been involved in prostitution to work on those issues by then with groups such as the Mary Magdalene Project, Genesis House, Tarzana Treatment Center, the Salvation Army, and others.

When Margo St. James retired, the group Sex Workers Outreach Project soon took it’s place founded by Robin Few.  They were doing a lot of outreach for harm reduction purposes, as well as lobbying to have sex workers get safer working conditions.   Phone calls started coming in from their chapters saying “we’ve got a woman here wanting to leave her pimp” or “we’ve got a trafficking ring operating we need help to get women out of”.   So we were getting a lot of calls from SWOP to come help when needed.

Calls weren’t just coming from them providing referrals.  I personally knew Dave who founded “The Erotic Review”.  This site was created by a “john” who would personally “audition” advertisers.  While the women would complain about having to sleep with the guy to get a listing – that was it’s “brand”.  He was providing “personal reviews” on providers.  Dave told me he was doing this so he could also ferret out any signs of someone being pimped and/or trafficked.  When he would uncover a situation where a woman was being forced to be in this line of work – we’d get a phone call from him about it.

Because I was in the industry myself for years, people within the industry trusted me with a call when they saw someone needing help or something “irregular”.  It was, and is, common for example to have strip club owners call me regularly when they would see a woman being pimped against her will.  Referrals don’t just come from within the sex industry either.  People in the industry routinely use cabs.  I work hard to establish a relationship with cab drivers, and routinely run ads in cab driver “trade” magazines in major cities.   So it’s not uncommon for me to have a cab driver showing up at my door with a woman who had gotten in their cab asking to get away from their pimp.

When the AIM Clinic was first opened to test adult performers for HIV/AIDS – they had a stack of our cards there for their counselors.  When someone would be diagnosed as “positive” – that puts them “out of business” on the spot.  It’s not an easy adjustment and performers would be routinely referred to our program for help.  In fact, many labs, as well as doctors who tend to specialize in sex workers, have a stack of our cards they hand out to someone when they see they’re going to need exit help.

Making us again not only the oldest, and largest, group providing exit help for sex workers, but also meaning that we’d had a long standing relationship working with other groups and professionals within the industry itself who have trusted us enough to provide referrals.  Over the years, we’ve had an independent professor conduct a 10 year study published in “Leaving Prostitution” by professor Sharon Oselin.  This study was done on a group I personally wasn’t even involved with so it was completely objective.  On top of this, we’ve had multiple, independent, reputable, investigative reporters come in and check us out thoroughly from an objective stance.  All of who wrote wonderful things about us.

So you can imagine after years of having these kinds of relationships, I would therefore find it truly “strange” to have the “tides turn” on us as they have lately.  Up until 2007, I had a friendship with Melissa Farley, PhD.  In fact, when she told me she needed my help to conduct a study for a report to the State Dept. on sex trafficking in Nevada – I opened up the books and gave her all of the help I could.   This report was published “Trafficking in Nevada – Making the Connections”.  Meaning when someone wanted to get information from a “reputable” program in the past – they came to us.  

The reason why I emphasize this is an INDUSTRY isn’t to “legitimize” it.  But because if you don’t think of it like THEY do – which IS an INDUSTRY  - then you can’t combat them is why we do.   Which is why it’s important to know that when any large industry is afraid of their workers “unionizing” they hire these “consultants” and “influencers”.  These firms who specialize in “union busting” usually start with the hiring of an “influencer”.  The standard practice is to hire an attractive person who then gets hired to work in the company not wanting the workers to go union like they’re a “regular” employee.  They then strike up friendships, even relationships, with other workers where they’re also there to steer private conversations away from the idea of unionizing.  Anyone who is even “leaning” towards unionizing is nipped in the bud before they can gather up any support in the company.

Corporate “espionage” is also very common.  It’s very common for companies like Pepsi to have someone working to feed them information at Coca-Cola.  Many large companies these days are now employing “influencers”.  Ads are run on Craigslist to “rent out” private people’s Facebook pages.  Then these fake people are put into groups to “stack” them.  Anyone then coming in with an opinion they don’t want to be popularized or spread is struck down by what appears to be a “majority” of the group.  In fact, I’ve seen whole groups where every person in it is actually one person controlling many identities.  Thus instead of a “disagreement” between two people – it appears to be one against the majority.  This is to make it appear someone’s viewed are “unpopular” or “not in the majority”.

Hollywood has been using the idea of an “attack” or even “threats” for publicity for ages.  Take a look at Emma Watson.  She was speaking at the UN when a threat was launched with a count down clock ticking even.  The press went crazy about this threat.  Only investigation into it proved it was her own marketing company making the threat.  Why would she essentially threaten herself?  Well ask yourself if you would have even heard of her speech if not for the threat?

Take a real good look at the advertising surrounding the film “50 Shades of Gray”.   If you carefully review the parties involved in organizing the opposition to the film, as well as the press, you see the very same people involved in not only this, but also in just about every single story online about the sex industry and trafficking.  The same names are appearing over and over again in fact.

Now maybe these people are speaking for “us”?  If that’s the case, then where’s our name?  I hate to be obvious but look back in the 1980’s and 90’s and you can see we’re the ones quoted in just about every article on the subject.  Not ME – but different members of our group presenting THEIR opinions.  Now you can look at ANY article on the subject and it’s the same names over and over again.  At the same time, anyone who has a different opinion than them are being not only shunned and silenced, but outright threatened, stalked, cyber-bulled, smeared, marginalized, and some people are reporting even actually harmed. I have been a long standing member of online SWOP groups as one example of what I mean.  I’ve also been a contributor to the blog “Tits N Sass” since they launched in 2007.  However, when what appears to be an organized campaign started up about 2013 to take over being to voice of the sex industry by a group of women – I found myself shut out of all of these groups for absolutely no reason other than these same women pushing the issue.  In fact, one SWOP blog moderator told me straight up she was dropping me because she had received physical threats from these women to do so.

Which I’ve seen being played out since Bob Herbert reported he was threatened with a “baseball bat to the head” for simply publishing an interview with me in the NY Post.  The reporter who reported he was threatened – was fired the week after the story ran.  I have now collected a long list of reporters, blog writers, group moderators, and publishers who have told me they can’t publish anything with my name on it “or else” they’ve been threatened in some fashion by this same group of women.  Reporters who have gone against the grain and published something with my name anyway – have in fact been immediately fired for their trouble.

Starting in 2013, our group also started becoming the subject of direct attacks.  The goal has been to not only break us up, scare off our members, shut down our meetings, but to further make it appear we don’t even exist.  Anyone who used to list us on their Facebook  they were a member of SWA, was reporting  they were being threatened.  If they refused to take down noting they belonged to SWA on their profiles, their pages were being subjected to false complaints and shut down for “violation of terms of service”.  Comments mentioning us were reported and deleted.  I can’t even place an ad for us on Backpage or Craigslist without it being flagged literally within 60 seconds no matter what time of day it’s posted.  We had to stop “friending” members on Facebook because they were reporting receiving threats, being stalked, bullied, and generally attacked until they dropped mention of us.

I can’t even get booked anymore for a tiny little radio interview without the producer telling me she’s received three phone calls that morning from people “warning” her not to have me on the show for one reason or another.  The thing is – how are people even knowing I was booked to do the show?  The same for “volunteers”.  We started having meetings with potential volunteers, only to have them report before they made it home from the meetings they got a call or email “warning” them away from us.

One treasurer at a church in Las Vegas told me she was pulled into her pastor’s office where she was told they had been told “not to speak to Jody nor to even friend her on Facebook”.  When she asked why – she was told they had been threatened with an IRS audit if they were to include me in any manner with their trafficking efforts.  The whole thing frankly reminded me of when the pimps who had trafficked me were going around to anyone who would hire me as a waitress and threaten to burn down their restaurant if I wasn’t fired in an effort to get me financially desperate enough to come back to them.  In fact, I can’t name one single person who hadn’t at one point listed a friendship, alliance, membership, or support in some fashion for myself, or SWA as a group, who hasn’t reported to me they were threatened, attacked, stalked, etc., non-stop until they dropped all mention of us.

When I started reading how other groups in this field were also finding the same people were organizing protests against their anti-trafficking projects – that’s when I realized I wasn’t wrong and this wasn’t at all personal.  I’ve done extensive investigative work because of this.  I believe there is an organized agenda by traffickers in this country at work here.  I have uncovered a systematic pattern of threatening female politicians, female prosecutors, female attorney general’s, female judges, female police officers, female FBI agents, etc.  On top of targeting females in positions of authority, there’s also reporters and other media people who have been threatened.   This includes even actresses.  For example, for 30 years Frances Nuyen, the actress from Joy Luck Club, has done our public service announcements, and had promised to help us promote some local appearances, as well as narrate a documentary about us a few years ago.  This actress is in her 70’s now and lives alone.  She was threatened into now being afraid to even speak to us – let alone help us with the film or public appearances.

I then turn to find entire groups were set up online to lobby Will Smith against appearing in the film “Concussion” using the same tactics as being used against us.  Now what does the NFL have in common with Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Sheldon Adelson, Vivid Entertainment, and Dennis Hof?

The agenda appears to be clear these people want prostitution legalized in the USA.  Further, they want to ensure the workers don’t “unionize”.  Anyone who is working as an “independent” sex worker, such as those who were working in Rhode Island when prostitution was decriminalized, were the first attacked.  These so called “advocates” are reporting the independent sex workers are afraid this “will force them onto the streets”.  However, the ones I’m speaking to are reporting this is harassment to force them to work for the traffickers.

When I saw a supposed sex worker and member of SWOP in Seattle tell a cop and a reporter that “these women aren’t being trafficked” at the same time I know women on that site who are reporting to me they ARE being trafficked, while also finding my voice being shut out of the conversation – well then it’s clear to me what’s going on here.  Lenin used to say “To control opposition you become it”.  This is when I started digging deeper to uncover that not all of these women are even real sex workers!  I’ve also uncovered documented evidence anyone not agreeing with their opinions are also being silenced and threatened.  In other words, they’re not “representing sex workers voices”.

Not anymore than what was happening with James Deen was.  He had been the president of APAC for a while.  During that time, they organized a panel on “exiting the industry”.  We were blocked from speaking at this event.   It’s now come out in the press he has raped more than one woman, even one  while the film crew not only kept filming, but further applauded when he was done and she had blood everywhere.  I believe this attack was deliberately staged and filmed in order to further stage the complaint against him which led to the fines against the production company.  I believe this whole thing in fact was staged to try and deliberately drive the industry into Nevada where performers have even less protections there than in California.  I later learned the producer is also being threatened into going along with this agenda in fear for his life.

In other words, anyone in competition with Vivid is being attacked.  This “war” is not at all unlike what Al Capone was doing when he was trying to take over control of the bootlegging industry by shutting down anyone not working with us using the media, law enforcement, politicians, etc.  Even Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt are retreating in fear of these people.  They are also clearly trying to shut down any avenue OUT of the industry.  As Dennis Hof once said to me “he’s invested too much money in recruiting these women to just let them leave that easy”.  There’s talk even Brooke Phillips might have been deliberately murdered because she’d left the ranch, and was setting up a shop in Oklahoma.

I’ve been taught since day one when dealing with people like this – you need to TALK.  Talk about what’s happening to anyone and everyone who will listen.  ALL abusers and predators isolate their victims.  It’s well known pimps will get the women fighting with each other so as not to turn on them.  Nazi’s also have been using someone’s “own kind” to lead them “into the showers” and “on the trains” which is clearly what’s going on with these women who are calling themselves “advocates”.

Which is why I’ve also uncovered that most of the division among our groups has also been orchestrated by them.  For years, I’ve been getting calls that “so and so said this about you” or “so and so attacked you and told me to do this to harm you” and “so and so is on drugs” and other gossip.   I’ve gone back over the people giving me this information – and now see it was also staged by “catfish” fake people.

I’ve also found myself impersonated in many ways.  I’ve caught people telling others online I’m “running an escort service” for example.  I’m not.  However, I’ve then gone onto Google and in fact FOUND someone who had a website up appearing to be an escort service calling themselves “Sex Workers Anonymous”.  I complained and got the site shut down, but the seeds of doubt were planted.  The same with porn – I’ve found porn sites calling themselves by our name which weren’t mine.  There’s interviews online I never gave, websites up I don’t own, and I have found my name all over things online which I’ve had nothing to do with.  One woman insists I was at a conference in Chicago and “cussed her out in front of a group of people”.  Since then people have talked about how I “attack people”.  Only I was never in Chicago.  Now in the cases where I’ve been finding myself impersonated – I’ve been able to track them back to Anne Bissell aka Juliette Chandler in each case.  I showed this woman a photo of Anne and myself and asked her who was the woman who “cussed her out”.  She pointed to Anne.

No.  These women are not what they’re representing themselves to be.  Like any cheater, predator or abuser – they’re also trying to get us to fight with each other so we don’t turn our focus on to them and compare notes.  They’re an organized mob of stalkers and “influencers” hired by traffickers who are trying to control the sex industry using the same tactics used by the NFL, tobacco and alcohol industries over the years.

I also feel they’re trying to provoke us into suing them as individuals.  Here’s why – I watched these same people try and provoke, or actually file, lawsuits against other survivors who try and help others exist such as Monica Foster, Desi Foxx, and Shelley Lubben.  They then used these lawsuits to try and drag these women into the courthouse where they could be physically stalked, discovery used to gain access to personal information, and to then publish “public records” online as a form of harassment.  I believe it was this type of behavior that caused Shelley Lubben’s husband to get fired, and to force them to relocate.  However, that still didn’t stop Michael Whiteacre from publishing a map to their new home online.  Now from publishing photos he’d paid the gardener to steal off a computer sitting on a desk in Shelley’s private bedroom.   I don’t think the photos were as disturbing as the knowledge someone had been in her home, in her bedroom, on her computer, and these photos wound up online.

Shelley announced she was abandoning Pink Cross shortly after these photos were published.  Enough is enough.  We can continue to act like victims and stick to ourselves and “go it alone”, or we can start banding together to do something to put a stop to this and expose them for what this really is.  Those women who need MORE help to exit the industry need us to keep going.  So for this reason I’m reaching out to you to ask that we consider ways to connect, compare notes, and see what can be done to stop this “pimp lobby” from what they’re trying to accomplish using illegal, deceitful, unethical, and abusive tactics against us.

If we can’t stand up to them and win – then how are we ever going to teach our members/clients how to do the same?

Thanks for listening.
Jody Williams, Director
Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 488-1127 Telephone