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Friday, February 10, 2017

PHYLLISHA ANNE AND "ILLEGAL RECORDINGS"

Dear APAG Guild:

I came across this statement today on your site about supposed "illegal" recordings made by Phyllisha Anne you seem not only quite upset about, but seem upset that the IEAU board isn't doing as you're wanting them to do about the situation.  http://www.apagunion.com/a-p-a-g-defines-its-position-in-regards-to-i-e-a-u-founder-phyllysha-anne-and-the-disdain-and-inactivity-of-the-i-e-a-u-president-and-its-current-board/

Now I don't know either one of you in this situation but I do feel I know enough about such things as "confidentiality" laws and illegal recordings as to inquire a little more about something you feel so strongly about you're attacking a woman who founded the union in the first place from what I understand.  My understanding, maybe I'm wrong, is that in an attempt to whitewash the connection between James Deen and the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee, who had their president turn out to be a man accused of raping at least nine women who came forward, one of who is now dead from a drug overdose which we don't know if it was an accident, a suicide or something worse - you've basically repackaged yourself as this group.

I know about these sorts of things because for years when I had been answering the only hotline in this country for years I never ever recorded a phone call.  When I launched the hotline for Prostitutes Anonymous, later renamed to Sex Workers Anonymous, we were literally the only hotline for adults to call if they got into trouble, needed help, or if they needed to reconnect to people who were also from the sex industry.

You have to realize things have changed in the world as well as the industry.  I say that because in 1987 when I launched the hotline if you were a prostitute, stripper, or porn performer you were considered by this country and law enforcement as nothing more than a "common criminal".  That was including if you didn't have one single arrest even on your record.  That included if you were strictly an exotic dancer who didn't take "tips" for the Champagne Room.  That included if you were a porn model or performer but also didn't prostitute as well.  That included if you were working at a legal establishment at a legal job.

Back then if you were beat the shit out of by your husband, not a trick, but your husband - and you tried to go to a domestic violence shelter for help they would refuse you based on just the fact you were involved in the sex industry.  You wanted to go into a detox?  Forget it.  If they even suspected you were involved in sex work - you would be denied treatment.  I literally once took a girlfriend of mine I had rescued out of a house after she had been stabbed 51 times and chained to a refrigerator after I found her and got her out of there and we didn't wait for an ambulance because those men could come back at any moment - when I took her bleeding all over me to the ER they refused to even touch her!  I had to literally threaten a medical complaint against them and a lawsuit in order to get the hospital to stitch her up.  Even then they refused to admit her after they stitched her up.

Why?  Because back then anyone in sex work was considered literally UNABLE to be a victim by virtue of prostitution being illegal.  What this meant was if you were kidnapped, beaten, raped, and otherwise violated victim services was not able to help you because you were considered a "criminal".  If a guy robbing a bank gets shot - he can't sue for "personal injury" because he was injured during the commission of a crime.  Essentially when the law considers you a "criminal" you have no rights.

Meaning if a housewife got herself beat up, raped, kidnapped, or whatever then the Office of Victim Services would step in and provide that victim with medical care, counseling, even vocational rehabilitation should the injury be so severe they couldn't work any longer, and even relocation if they needed to get physically away from their abuser in order to be safe from them.  BUT if you were a sex worker back prior to the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000 - you would be told by Victim Services to go kick rocks basically.  Now since they wouldn't pay for these services - no one would take care of us when we were injured or in trouble.

I remember calling 911 one time when another girlfriend of mine had her pimp lock her in the house, shutting me outside of the apartment, and then I could hear him beating the shit out of her.  So I called 911 and told them she was being held inside the apartment and her "boyfriend" was beating her and I needed them to come rescue her.  You know what 911 did?  Laugh and hang up on me.  Why?  They knew the woman at this address was a prostitute - so as far as they were concerned they weren't going to risk injuring a cop to help save her.

Now this was taking into consideration it wasn't the cop fucking with us.  Because I had a cop get a thing for me who kept insisting he wanted my "services".  I refused because he was a cop and I got myself arrested for that refusal.  He threatened to keep arresting me until I gave in and agreed to see him.  Some of my girlfriends have been raped by cops, even pimped by cops.  So who do you call when the guy hurting you IS a cop?

We had no one to call for help which made a lot of women feel like they needed a pimp for protection.  But in most cases of course that guy wound up being the problem to and then who do you call?  Until the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed which allowed us to be able to be legally classified as a "victim" - we had nowhere to go for help when we got into trouble.  You would call the rape hotline and the minute they found out you were a prostitute - click.  Why?  Because their donors wouldn't donate to help "whores" who got raped because that's actually considered "theft of services" by most courts.

Now don't get me wrong - the Trafficking Act of 2000 passing didn't solve our problems by a long shot.  It was going to work well until the revision of 2003 came down where Randall Tobias gave all that money we had worked to make available to help us be handed over to the "faith based" groups who agreed to the "prostitution clause" which is they wouldn't view prostitution as part of "work" that is involved in the sex industry.  Meaning we got a long way to go because they'll now fund services for "victims" but not "sex workers".  Causing any group who wants money to help sex workers has to now fly under the radar by calling us all "victims".

But back to when I started our hotline, I got some really desperate life and death calls from people who couldn't turn to the cops for help.  Of course I advertised "all calls are confidential" and meant that.  I had the police come to me once asking about someone who called and they tried to slap me with a warrant to be me to talk to them about what she said.  I refused and because I was a 12 step group I am able to afford callers the same confidentiality as AA or NA does through laws grandfathered in by them.  But the warrant was given to me before a court ruled that anything said in an AA group is considered "privileged" so to fight it I went and got ordained as a minister.  It was quicker than trying to become a priest, doctor or lawyer overnight to be able to fight back against their demand for information.

So I take confidentiality very seriously.  But as we grew bigger and older - things started happening.  I had a call come in with respect to the Jessie Foster case where this woman was telling me information about the man she believed killed Jessie and three other prostitutes in Las Vegas.  She was in fear for her life and I frankly was also after she told me about this man.  The call was because she wanted help to get away from him and he hadn't been prosecuted for Jessie's murder according to her because he'd turned into a cop's informant.  Meaning if she tried to run she knew he might get his cop friends to help drag her back.  How did I know if everything she was telling me might not be the last thing she says on this earth?  What if I went to pick her up and she was already dead?  What would I tell the cops about what she told me?

I remember that call got me seriously thinking maybe I had better start recording the incoming calls to the hotline.  As I started getting more death threats, suicide threats, callers talking to me about children who were being trafficked, etc. I started thinking much more seriously that some of these calls needed to be recorded in case it was something literally involving saving someone's life.

When the death threat calls we started getting became more pin pointed - meaning the caller knew about members in our program, where they lived, what their real names were, etc., I started thinking even more seriously that I needed to start recording these calls to protect someone.  The last straw for me was after I saw the ACORN hidden video where this reporter pretended to be a pimp and he went into the ACORN office claiming he was a pimp and he recorded the staff there advising him how to traffick women across the Mexican border.  Of course the video made it appear the guy was actually advising him how to do this.  In reality, the man said he was stalling this guy until the police could come so the video was made out of context.

I decided to start recording calls then.  I did this only in case of an emergency - and started deleting the calls once I knew there was nothing we needed to keep the records for.  Which I did just in time because a few weeks after we started recording calls we had a completely phony person pretending to be a sex trafficking victim call us up begging for help to escape her pimp.  We arranged everything for her to be picked up at the bus stop, taken to the airport, flown to the USA into a year long program, her papers were arranged, her flight was arranged and we had everything ready to go for her - and then SHE didn't show up at the pick-up point.

Then this "catfish" victim started telling everyone on social media we had "abandoned her".  We had supposedly "promised to help her" and "left her stranded".  Only I was able to identify this woman was actually one of Swanee Hunt's minions (Swanee Hunt is the mastermind of these "end demand campaigns") who was trying to get us discredited.  We traced the IP address back to Rachel Moran.  The cell phone was registered to Rachel Moran.  The utility bills for her house were in Rachel's name.  We spoke to the local police who confirmed that was Rachel's house and she lived alone.   BECAUSE I had recorded the calls - I was able to post the tape online next to a taped interview of Rachel Moran's - and then anyone could hear this was in fact Rachel Moran yanking our chain here.

Something we never could have exposed if we hadn't of recorded those calls.  Initially I recorded them in case her pimp killed her and we needed them to prosecute him.  Then it turned out we needed them to not only show people we didn't abandon this woman - but also expose how people like Swanee Hunt operate.  Swanee funded the "Stop the Red Light" group that Rachel was a part of when this went down is why I say that about her.  So we did not let down someone calling for help as they were trying to make people believe.  I also hadn't posted the tape of a sex worker calling us - but someone PRETENDING to be one.  Had I not recorded those calls - we would not have been able to defend ourselves nor expose these tactics.

I also use these tapes to train our volunteers on our hotline.  We have pimps who routinely will send in certain women to try and find out where our groups meet.  I know the voices of these people but our newer members don't.  So I'm able to play these tapes for them to train them as to who to be aware is fishing for information.

I have no choice but to have the recorder on all the time because when you pick up the phone - by the time someone says their death threat to you - they're gone.  You don't have time to hit the record button.  You certainly aren't going to be able to ASK them for consent to record them threatening to slice your throat or the throat of one of our members.  Thanks to the recording - I was even able to record a police officer threatening us.  So that leaves having a recorder on the phone at all times in case of that type of call coming in.  Now for us, we delete every file of every call once we determine that call wasn't a threat.  They are not used in any way to violate a members' confidentiality as all calls that aren't threats like that - are immediately deleted.

Now I know that Phyllisha has gotten calls for help over the years where she's had to help people in crisis situations.  People who knew her and turned to her for help rather than calling our hotline because they didn't know us but knew her.   So on that basis alone I can understand why Phyllisha might want to record calls on her phone.

Even now I think she's right to do so because she's talked about threats she's received in the past.   So all the more reason why it would be extremely prudent and wise of her to be recording calls.  I don't know much about unions but if it's anything like I've seen in movies like "Hoffa" then I would imagine a lot of people wouldn't be too happy about her forming a union.  I know Sheldon Adelson isn't.  He's notorious for not wanting a union, and especially not wanting a sex worker union because he uses them a lot in his casino business.  Just because I think a union is a good idea for the sex industry - that man has had people threaten me, he's told me I've been "blacklisted" in any media he owns like the Review Journal, etc.  So based on just knowing how many people really don't want a union in the sex industry - frankly she'd be nuts not to be recording calls on her phone because of the threats I'm sure she's receiving for trying to bring a union to us.

Now I didn't take the decision to record all incoming calls from numbers I don't know yet lightly. First of all, I've had a gun pointed at me literally by a pimp demanding to know where someone was at who had left him and I refused to talk.  So I take the confidentiality issues here at one of life and death and I stand behind them literally with my life on the line sometimes.  Because more than once I've a pimp track me down and demand to know where someone who left them has gone to and they don't get a word out of me.

One of the fundamental reasons we choose to go with a 12 step structure is because of confidentiality.  I had a BIG  problem when I started out hotline and that was over the issue of confidentiality.  Someone running from the law could mean I get a warrant slapped on me and how am I going to answer that demand?  There are only a handful of ways you can refuse to answer a subpena or a warrant - and I'm not a priest, doctor or lawyer.  Those are the three main ones.  The other is a reporter trying to protect his sources -but even that's been challenged successfully.

Domestic violence hotline and drug treatment hotlines are covered under confidentiality laws - but the hotline for us, especially a hotline where sometimes the callers are criminals engaging in criminal activity was one I had to figure out how we can protect ourselves from being compelled to talk by a court.  In doing our legal homework we learned that AA was covered under the confidentiality laws - meaning a 12 step group is covered under the confidentiality laws.  So this was one thing we factored into the decision on how to structure our group/hotline.  If we had not gone with the 12 step structure - then we wouldn't have a leg to stand on when hit with a subpena or warrant.

Or this - that of being asked to inform on our members by the CIA, FBI, NSA, and all those alphabets because I have been asked by all of these agencies to do just that.  I have been offered a nice monthly salary to report back on what those who call us say.   I have been more than "offered" but I had a cop in Nevada actually threaten me and demand that I relay information to him on what our members were saying, who they were, who they ran with, etc.  Let me tell you - it was a day that brought back such horrible PTSD memories it took me two weeks to recuperate from the day those three cops stuck me in a car and started threatening me if I didn't report back to them everything I knew going on with our membership to them and I refused.  When Jeane Palfrey died, I had a warrant served on me to get copies of her emails and text messages which I refused also.  The cops spent a year harassing me over this refusal.

Let me explain why also this is such an important issue to me - and that's of our constitutional rights.  How can I ask someone who may be engaged in a criminal activity to call me and talk openly to me if in doing so they're incriminating themselves?   Because for me to do that would be asking them to literally violate their constitutional right not to incriminate themselves.  I mean how would it be to say "call this hotline for help and tell me about your criminal behavior and oh by the way I'm going to report this back to the cops if you do".  No - I can't do that.  So by us being covered on the confidentiality laws, recording the calls or not, they're not going anywhere - then I know callers aren't violating their right to not incriminate themselves.

However - not so with the National Trafficking Hotline.  They are NOT a 12 step group, a domestic violence hotline, a drug treatment hotline, nor a priest, doctor, lawyer, or reporter.   The person answering their hotline is not an ordained minister.  So when you are calling them and you're engaged in a criminal behavior - you are literally being asked to violate your 5th amendment right because Polaris  - very reluctantly mind you - admitted that if someone does discuss a crime with them they are obligated to report it back to law enforcement.   So actually you're less protected as to confidentiality when calling the National Trafficking Hotline than in calling us.  Besides, they get paid by the CIA to report back to them the content of their calls.   Polaris has partnered with Palantir Technologies - who crunches data for the CIA.  We however do not.  We take no money from anyone to relay any information back to anyone.  So recording or not - nothing that comes into our hotline is revealed unless there is a child involved or in immediate danger.

Which raises the question by the way about the confidentiality of what your union knows about it's members if you ask me.  I don't see anything on your site posted addressing the confidentiality issues with respect to the calls to you, your membership, etc.  So like before you get all hopped up about Phyllisha's recordings - can we talk about your confidentiality guidelines for what is said about those who call your union for help?

Now you admit she's the "founder".   But yet I don't think you really truly grasp what a target that's put on her back.  A target for which again I know she's been threatened, she's had things happen to try and intimidate her, and she's had enough things thrown at her to try and stop her from forming the union in the first place I would think you would understand why she'd have to do this to protect not only herself BUT the union.  I mean how do you know someone wouldn't accuse her of something which could have shut down the whole kit and kaboodle before it even got off the ground?  Well you wouldn't understand that position would you because you weren't the person who did found the union then are you?  Real easy to criticize how Phyllisha did what she did after she did it and then you get to run off with it now because that's what it appears like to me is what you're doing.

It's easy to criticize someone who started something you didn't start.  It's not so easy to be the one to start it.  So yes maybe she had good solid reasons to be recording calls and conversations because I'm sure she's not only received threats, but I'm also sure she's had to deal with people setting her up for things.  Things I've seen a lot of in this industry over the years.  I've seen sooooo many of us set up to shut us down over the years - she'd be a complete idiot not to be recording every word she says.

Look at what happened to Dr. Sharon Mitchell and how the AIM clinic got shut down.  When people wanted to get her clinic shut down because they wanted the control she had taken away from her as a leader in this industry - she was framed in my opinion on that bribery accusation.  Something she probably could have defended herself a little better if she had recorded all transactions.

I watched Sharnel Silvey get framed.  She was caring for an elderly man who was dying and he told her to use his card after he died to "buy herself some clothes".  Sharnel set up the first diversion and alternative sentencing program for prostitutes in northern Nevada.  She, at her own expense and at her own risk, was doing outreach within the brothels of Nevada when no one else was.  When someone needed help to get away from a pimp - we were able to go into action.  To avoid jail, keep custody of their kids, not lose their home - because of Sharnel they could go to meetings of her program instead of going to jail if convicted of prostitution charges.  She did a lot of things to help a lot of sex workers and in return she was framed.

After the man died, Joe Conforte asked Sharnel to come to Brazil and help him auction off virgins.  She refused and wanted to continue helping prostitutes in Nevada instead.  Out of nowhere the dead man's family pops up and accuses her of stealing that credit card.  Because she did not record him giving her permission to use that card - she was charged not only with theft but also elder abuse.  Because he was a senior - on her first conviction, with no prior record, she had to serve five years in prison with no parole because of that one accusation for which if she had recorded it - she'd not have gone to prison for five years.

In 2009, people were approaching all of the groups founded by ex-sex workers and offering them $10,000 in donations.  Those who took it, had the person later turn around and claim they were "conned" out of the money.  One by one by one I was getting calls from these women telling me how they had just been arrested for this supposed crime.  I asked each one of them if they had made any recordings of the conversation, was anything in writing - and not a one of them did.  A few of them went to jail and many now have records for phony accusations which were done to try and drive out groups led by actual ex-sex workers so these people funded by Swanee Hunt could instead take over who try and convince the world that porn is "evil" and should be outlawed.

So Phyllisha had better damn well be recording all of her conversations to protect her ass and that of the union.  Now I don't know what she recorded or where because I don't know her well, nor have I heard the tapes but your accusation that they were "illegal" may not be completely accurate.  There are MANY situations where it is in fact legal to record without all parties consent.  Here's a few of those exceptions talked about here - https://www.casp.net/california-anti-slapp-first-amendment-law-resources/statutes/civil-code-section-47/ and here https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/privacy-laws and there's more here - http://www.justanswer.com/law/7wbay-exceptions-ca-recorded-audio-two-party.html

Meaning it's not just flat out wrong in all cases to record someone simply because we're in California. One big exception to the law which gives her the right to record someone without their consent is if she's trying to collect evidence on something in order to put together a criminal case against someone.  No one is going to knowingly incriminate themselves - so the law does allow you to record someone who is trying to harm you.  If you think someone may be going to threaten you with harm - then yes you can record that conversation to get the threat on tape.

If you're in a public place, you have the right to photograph that person as well as record them.  I hate to say it but it's true.  If I'm out in a public restaurant it's legal to record without consent and we saw that in the Planned Parenthood video tape scandal.  Those people got the Planned Parenthood people out into a restaurant and recorded them and broadcast that tape and it was all legal because it was in a restaurant.  Why?  Because you are giving up your privacy when you're in a restaurant.  It's understood other people are going to see you and hear you so you are consenting to that by your presence.  That's how they were able to broadcast the tape - because it was recorded in a restaurant.  The privacy laws only protect you if you "take steps to make the conversation private" in other words.

What bothers me here is a union is supposed to be about protecting those in this industry yet here you are attacking Phyllisha Anne in a very public way.   So who else is going to do something you don't agree with and then you're going to blast them all over the industry?  I'm sorry but "scape goating" is the tool slave owners used to keep the slaves under control, and the Nazi's used also.  You pick out one leader, the strongest ring leader you can find and you hold them up to everyone else and you kill them, beat them, humiliate them or whatever and it sends a message to the rest - you better not piss me off or this is what I'm going to do to you.  First day in jail?  Find the biggest guy and beat the shit out of him and then everyone leaves you alone.  I'm sorry - but this is the tactic bullies use.  I sure don't see you printing any of Phyllisha's response to this accusation in the letter so you're not even allowing her to defend herself or her position here.

So frankly I don't care whether what she did was illegal or not right now.  What I do care about is that this very letter is a tactic used to try and control people.  It's to try and intimidate other people into following your lead and doing what you want them to do.  Frankly I don't think that's what the union is supposed to be about.  You took up a very public forum to attack another sex worker, someone who is trying to give workers more protection and more of a voice and you have openly attacked her.  This is a woman who has her face and name all over social media - yet I don't see even your name at the bottom of this letter so who the fuck are you even?

If you thought what she did was illegal - where's your lawsuit?  I don't see you've filed a complaint against her in a court of law.  I don't see you letting a judge decide if what she did was in fact illegal.  I don't see you filing for a TRO to stop her from recording.  So because YOU think it's illegal that's then just all there is to it?  Again - the way bullies think if you ask me.  

If you're going to attack someone - how about attacking the producers who are trying to get the performers not to wear condoms on a set when they want to use condoms?  How about attacking THAT?  How come I'm not seeing a "list of shame" of producers who have tried to bully and intimidate workers into not using condoms on a set?  I'd like to see that on this page - a list of shame for producers who have been trying to make films where performers are refused to be allowed to use condoms or protection.

How come I don't see you calling out James Deen for his rape of other women in this industry?  I've read that he raped a woman on a set anally until she was torn and was bleeding all over the set.  I've read that the crew APPLAUDED that man after he did this.  I've read one of his victims was threatened by the AVN with a breach of contract lawsuit if she didn't stand next to this man at the AVN instead of them paying for her a lawyer to sue the shit out of him for what he did to her.

Jennifer O'Hare is all over social media claiming she was raped by Dennis Hof.  I don't know if that's true or not but how come you're not talking about it?  There's rumors that Lamar might have even been deliberately drugged and then robbed of $75,000 cash at the ranch.  I don't see you addressing any of Hof's behavior in your forum here.  I mean if you're going to print rumors - how about printing those kinds of rumors?

I'm reading about women being sent home from a shoot because they were insisting they didn't want to perform without a condom.  How about calling out the producers that did this?  I do see you made a statement about Nicki Benz being abused and her 800,000 or so followers.  But frankly I think you did that because she's got over 800,000 followers and you're sucking up.   I mean you should say something - but why am I only hearing about her with all the followers?  How come I'm not hearing about those who have been hurt who have maybe 200 followers?

But what's going on in the James Deen rape accusations?  I'm not seeing a word about that anywhere on your site - but I see a whole page attacking Phyllisha Anne.

Oh and whose bright idea is it to have Melissa Hill leading your "support group" for those "out of the industry"?  Can you answer me that please?  The woman isn't "out of the industry" so how exactly is that supposed to work?  That is no different in my opinion than holding an AA meeting in a bar lead by the bartender who had a drink right before the meeting.  I mean what in the hell is that about?  I joined a "support group" once for ex-sex workers in 1986 called Catharsis.  Everyone in that group was completely fucked up and no one knew what the hell was wrong.

Are you people aware there's a very real thing that for lack of an official name we call it "post prostitution syndrome".  Here's a tape we have online about PPS to explain more about it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO-AVboR0eE  I interviewed over 4,000 ex-sex workers from all over the world, men and women, illegal and legal - and in almost every single case, over 90% of those ex-sex workers had very common symptoms.  Here - read the words of Airforce Amy describe what she went through when she tried to simply quit the industry "cold turkey" without proper after care:






Notice Amy talked about "being so depressed she turned to drugs and alcohol" because of the severe depression she went through.  But Melissa Hill wouldn't know about this wall sex workers hit when quitting the industry entirely because she's still working in the industry.  She hasn't gone off to be a doctor or lawyer or something removed from the whole industry.  Belle Knox wrote openly about the suicidal depression she went through when people found out she was in porn.  That's just found out she was in porn.  Other young women have left suicide notes about killing themselves because they couldn't cope with the stigma of people knowing they'd been in porn.

Are you aware that the FBI has changed their whole undercover policy ever since the first FBI agent went undercover into the porn industry?  He went undercover for two years and came out of the industry so mentally fucked up they now revised their own policy to not leave an agent in the industry more than six months - and then after they come out they get special aftercare.

Do you realize that people who are just EXPOSED to the porn industry sometimes need professional psychological treatment?  Here read this about a special therapy system that's been set up for agents who are just EXPOSED to our industry without actually working in it and they get fucked up behind it and need help - http://unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/Law%20Enforcement%20Work%20Exposure%20to%20CP.pdf

So let me get this straight - you have someone who is not out of the business at all yet leading your support group for people who have left the industry?  Soldiers coming back from Iraq need PTSD treatment just as they did during Vietnam.  It's not even all about war as much as it is about adjustment back to the American way of life after having been in another country.  It's about culture shock and believe me leaving the porn industry and going into the world outside of the industry is a huge culture-shock.  When I was on probation and had to stay out of the industry - I had to learn how to not only dress differently, talk differently, but even how to WALK differently!

So are you really going to tell me that there isn't a huge adjustment process that happens when someone leaves the industry totally when for 30 years now I've been seeing people going through the exiting process and I have never ever ever seen someone just up and walk out of this industry who doesn't go through a HUGE adjustment crisis.

Are you even preparing people for that wall they're going to hit when they do quit the industry?  Now before a whole bunch of people STILL IN THE INDUSTRY want to climb down my throat and claim that this isn't true - save it.  You go and quit this business for longer than 24 hours and then you come back and tell me if it was just a breeze and you had no problems at all walking away from this culture.  This is one of the things these trafficking people have completely fucked up is they're making it appear that the only people who have problems and need help to adjust afterwards from sex work are trafficking victims and I'm sorry but that's not the case.

And I don't mean someone who quit the business but then is getting loaded every day either.  Sure I have met PLENTY of people who tell me "oh yeah I quit the industry and I haven't had one problem adjusting" while they're sitting there smoking meth, popping pills, or they're on five different medications while smoking medical marijuana.   I don't mean those who quit the industry but are stoned or drugged out of their minds so they wouldn't know a feeling if it bit them.  I mean quit the business entirely while also not being in a drugged state - then come tell me it's all a piece of cake to just walk out of this industry after it's been your identity for some years.

Why am I bitching about this?  Because one of the reasons I believe there's a need for the union is the very basic fact that those who do leave this industry need help going through that adjustment.  They need exit services.  Whether they were trafficking victims or not, whether they were addicts or not, whether they were sexually abused or not - there are those who aren't any of the above who still need help to go through the exiting process.  They may need vocational rehabilitation which I would like to see the union lobby the state to start doing something about this.

Think this isn't relevant?  You go spend 20 years working at a legal brothel and then one day you get told you're HIV/AIDS positive and suddenly your license is revoked.  Go on - put yourself in that person's shoes right now.  Imagine you just got told you're positive and your license to work as a prostitute is now revoked.  That's it.  No warning.  No pension.  No retirement plan.  No IRA.  Now what?  What the fuck you going to do now?  

That is a fundamental purpose for the union to exist is to make those aftercare and exit services available to members.   Now how are you going to do that when you think it's as simple as having Melissa Hill run a "support group" and that's it?  If you ask me the very fact you're acting like that's all there is is because whoever is running things over there at APAG now isn't Phyllisha.  Phyllisha is a sex worker.  She knows at the bottom of her gut that if she got mangled by a bus accident tomorrow, or became a victim of a horrible fire which disfigured her, or if she God forbid came down with HIV/AIDS - then now what?  What is she going to do?  She's planning on being in this industry the rest of her life.  I doubt she's got a back-up plan or a nursing degree or something to fall back on.  Even if she did have a nursing degree - what if the bus accident cut off one of her legs?  Then what?

Would vocational rehabilitation pay to retrain her to do something other than be in sex work?  I'm sorry but this is a fundamental issue for sex workers and where the union should be thinking about those very things.  So I'm actually deeply offended by this group making it appear that it's not a big issue when it's a CORE issue for why the union should exist - and that's to make sure employers in this industry realize that our careers are like that of dancers and athletes - it came be a short-lived one and one for which special considerations need to be built into the profession and that's where the union is supposed to be addressing those needs.

Which makes me think who is behind this APAG right now might be more for the "owners" than the "workers" in terms like that.  I mean question - how many who are back there are just workers themselves?  I'm asking because I also don't see a list of your officers on your website like I see on the IEAU website.    I see the board of IEAU is that of sex workers - not producers, not owners of companies, not people like Dennis Hof who owns a couple of ranches, not the owner of a string of strip clubs - but workers.  Workers who know the needs of the workers they're representing and defending and trying to make the field a better place for them.

So who exactly are you back there?  What are your roles within the industry?  How much do you know about how absolutely impossible it is to leave the industry should you have to suddenly due to injury or illness?  Christy Mack was horribly beaten.  After she announced she was staying in the industry.

However, she could.  What if War Machine, God forbid, but what if he had poured gasoline on her and lit her on fire as some women have had done to them in this industry?  What if she was so disfigured she couldn't possibly work in this industry again?  I assure you she would need special services to exit this industry even without being injured because there is a study out showing that literally 98% of those who try and leave sex work without the proper after-care fail.  They get clinically depressed, turn to drugs and/or alcohol, or even compulsive gambling as one study talked about, and they can't make the transition.

Those who can't go back wind up on SSI or welfare.  I know because 2/3 of the members of SWA have some kind of autoimmune disease they got from the industry and they're now living on SSI including myself.  I got chronic fatigue syndrome when it first hit the sex industry in the 1980's.  I spent my first year out of sex work laying on my couch because I was too tired to get up and go to bed.

But back to who are you over there running this "union" exactly?  I've learned how to tell red flags about abusers and exploiters and this form of intimidation and control you're exhibiting here is one of them.  You are attacking another member of the industry, a woman who created this very organization according to you out of nothing, at her own expense from what I understand, but I don't see a copy of a lawsuit along with it.

I also happen to know you're wrong - there ARE exceptions to when you can legally record someone in California and I don't see a word of that mentioned here meaning you're not only bullying, shaming, and intimidating another woman in this industry - but you're also misleading your readers and members by falsely claiming there are no exceptions to that rule.

Meaning you're lying to the industry in this letter.  That's all I got to know about the situation right here.  There are situations where one can legally record conversations in California and you aren't mentioning that at all here.  

What's worse is I don't even see a signature at the bottom as to who wrote this attack and misleading accusation.


To top it off, you're attacking her board for not "muzzling" Phyllisha simply because you asked them to.  Again - did you serve anyone with any legal papers?  Was a formal legal demand letter sent to anyone there at the  IEAU?  Can you please tell me what the other board members at the  IEAU have to do with what Phyllisha does?  What exactly is it you're calling them out for not doing?  Not what exactly?

Meaning you're not just attacking Phyllisha - you're attacking the whole board of IEAU over this something you say is illegal but I don't see you filing any legal papers about it.  I mean is this how you're going to represent your members?

Shame on you.

I don't see a signature here but I'm willing to lay down a $100 bet that whoever wrote this letter was a man.  Yet another man beating up on a woman in this industry and shaming her for protecting herself, and her baby, and then the other women who are standing behind her.   Which I'm sorry but I think that it's things like that why the union was started in the first place.  Meaning from where I'm standing it looks like some men came in and took this group away from Phyllisha and now they're trying to cover up what they did by victim blaming her.

If I'm wrong - then please please how about a statement about how exactly it was you're now running APAG and Phyllisha got shut out?  I mean I saw shit like this when the white man comes into America and kicks out the native American's for being "on his land".  Then I see all these westerns growing up where the white man is protecting himself from the "savage indian attacks" without addressing that it's the Indians who were the ones being ran off their land not the other way around.   So please - how about more of an explanation of how this split exactly took place because that's what this letter looks like to me - the white man talking about the horrible indians who attacked them!

Oh yes I know the tactics well.  I remember one time kicking the ass of a pimp who was beating up on my girlfriend and when the cops came he was crying how I beat the shit out of him.  I remember how my ex-husband went around all of our friends crying how "mean I was for taking his baby and leaving him" but of course leaving out of that whole conversation I did so after he broke down my front door and threatened to kill my daughter and myself.  That's what this looks like to me - so please - love to hear your side of what the break was about.

Along with a copy of the lawsuit against Phyllisha for these illegal recordings.  If you're not going to file a lawsuit then I think you need to retract that letter attacking other women in this industry while claiming you're there to represent their needs.  Also from a legal viewpoint.  Because I don't see the words "in my opinion" in these accusations.  Plus you're wrong - there ARE exceptions to the tape recording laws in California.  So what I see you're doing is defaming Phyllisha and even the IEAU which could also be considered a form of "economic interference".  In other words, you wouldn't be trying to steer prospective members towards your group over hers with these accusations now would you because that is also a crime.

You know how to reach me - so please enlighten me as to who is exactly the person who wrote this letter and what type of work they do in this industry?



Friday, August 26, 2016

LETTER I SENT PATRICIA CALLAHAN

Dear Ms. Callahan:

First of all, I can't thank you enough for all you've done to make the work shown in the film, and the film, "Hot Toxic Seat" possible.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJS9FyF_JGI  I feel like you've not only saved my sanity, but even possibly a movement I started back in the 1980's.  I just now was able to sit down with the film and start writing down names of people I need to start reaching out to who not only won't say I'm "crazy" for what I'm about to say, and have witnessed this for themselves, but further this film has given me a blueprint I can now follow from here.  

Let me try and explain briefly in a way your film is allowing me to have a language to explain myself finally.  Imagine if someone like the fireman in the film who was trying to expose the fact firemen were dying more of cancer than of fires started the movement to get this recognition for the first time.  Imagine he starts going on national TV and saying this was in fact "true".

Only that was me in 1987 when I went onto the Sally show the first time in my campaign to raise awareness about sex trafficking in America.  I've got clips about this up at www.hightechmadam.com and you can even see the show at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWvD_tmEHPE  A tape I'm lucky to have since my original was destroyed, the original at the ABC studio was destroyed in a "fire", and then I spent months negotiating with NBC to get this copy!  Seems NBC now owns almost all of my original TV appearances actually.

But then the American public lashes back and says "it's not true".  More important, the flame retardant industry lashes back and says he's "hallucinating".  So he then goes out and finds other fireman who have gotten cancer related to not just their job, but behind breathing in these toxic fumes caused by the flame retardants.  Now the flame retardant people think "oh well no one is going to listen to this guy" because "they didn't listen to the last guy who tried to raise awareness" so they kind of ignore him for a long time.  

Which also happened to me.  Linda Lovelace had tried to raise awareness about sex trafficking in 1980.  Only she wasn't believed.  Bruce Lee was going to raise awareness with his 1973 "Enter the Dragon".  Only he died three weeks before the film opened.  That left me.  Geraldo Rivera actually told me that "since no one is believing your story - maybe if you bring on people you've saved then we can convince the public it's true".  Only I don't have any of those tapes.  They're not anywhere online and I can't get anyone at his office to answer my requests to obtain copies of the four shows I did with Geraldo.  But I do have a few others such as Donahue which was taped a few months before he was taken off the air.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeG_CO06O2o

Imagine if after one year of trying to raise awareness about this flame retardant issue - the chemical companies try and pass a law requiring all carpeting, clothing, and furniture manufacturers  to use their chemical in order to sell their products in the state of California.   Imagine they spent over $1,000,000 with PR firms to help them pass this law, and even paid  another $1,000,000 to buy a "research study" out of the University of Berkeley to prove that "no one has ever got cancer from these chemicals".  Then imagine that when they're doing press about this law the ONLY person who will step up to oppose them is this one fireman.  Now mind you there's laws on the books at the time saying that no one can go on TV or radio talking about a law about to be passed without the opposition being allowed to voice their opinion as it was the case before the Telecommunications Act of 1995 passed.  Which is the ONLY reason I was allowed on that show at that time - it was the only way Joe could on the air!  

Then at the end of the year when voters go to the poll - imagine the chemical company LOSES.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUrAI2Ob4zA  Here's a tape I did opposing Joe Conforte when he did just this to try and get brothels legalized in California in 1988 - just one year after I launched the hotline and 12 step program "Prostitutes Anonymous".  Joe had in fact put up one million dollars to PR firms, and he further bought this study about HIV in his employees which he rigged so it would appear none of them contracted HIV.  He also left out of media appearances he'd paid for the study in the first place when making his claim "no brothel prostitutes contract HIV".   

So then 13 years later, this fireman gets federal recognition for this in fact being "real".  For the first time, doctors can now start treating cancer related to flame retardants and billing insurance.  They couldn't bill insurance for this before because supposedly it wasn't "real".  

This was the Trafficking Act of 2000. 

Up until then, the only prostitutes recognized as "victims" were Chinese women and juveniles who were taken over state lines with the Mann Act of 1910.  Further, no one had been prosecuted under the Mann Act up to the year 2000 except two African American men who had married white women - Chuck Berry and Joe Johnson.  

Victim services prior to the year 2000 had refused to offer any payment or assistance to domestic sex trafficking victims because they weren't "federally recognized" as anything but "criminals".  So we actually obtained federal recognition this issue was not only real with this passing, but further it meant money could now be used by our government to help these victims.  Up to that point, money had to be obtained through private donations or paid for by people like us.  I myself had spent over $400,000 of my own money helping victims because there was no such federal money, grant money, etc. available before this Act passed.  You also couldn't hold any fund raisers for it - because again no one thought it was "real" outside of the actual victims before this.

Okay now the flame retardant people realize there's a problem - a big problem.  So they have got to do something about this.  Which your film outlined what they did - a huge campaign about how their chemicals "save children".  Of course making it look like anyone opposing this must "support children being burned alive".  My what an awful person this guy must be to want children to die from a preventable fire right?

But see the last thing they want is REAL firemen talking in the media about this issue.  We've got on the books now that firemen are dying of cancer.  This fireman, and the people he's been working with, all say the source of that cancer is the flame retardant chemicals.  It's now a fact that firemen are getting cancer.  Cats out of the bag there.  

So now the chemical companies have to lash back with a huge media campaign that the source of their cancer is not their product - but instead tobacco.  That's a logical assumption right?  They're getting from smoking!

Meaning now you've got to find firemen who will say the source of their cancer is smoking.  What do you do?  Well this little fireman has already got this on the books.  Everyone knows him.  Everyone knows his face.  He started all of this.  He's the "expert in the field" people clearly believe.  So if you can get that fireman to stand up in the press and say his cancer was caused by smoking - then you're off the hook right?  

Which is what happened to me in 2007.  Melissa Farley, PhD, came to me and asked me to work in a a report about sex trafficking in Nevada for the State Dept.  She then told me if I helped her with this report  we were going to be given a grant for $300,000, and that an architecture firm in Las Vegas had offered to donate us the building of a center where we could take in victims from all over the world that I could even design.  She even told me that I'd get to meet Gloria Steinhem, Diane Von Fursterberg, and even Prince for God's sake knowing he was my favorite musician!   You can read more about this press conference we gave to release this report at www.hightechmadam.com

Melissa even asked me to bring out my "two best firemen" which was Brenda Myers-Powell and Kathleen Mitchell to support the release of the report "Trafficking in Nevada - Making the Connections".  Only as I'm in a room filled with the press from all over the world, and I'm literally being miked by the sound guy to go up and talk about this report - she asks me to speak what is the equivalent of saying it was smoking that caused our cancer to the press.

I refused.

So Melissa then took the reporters out into the hallway and spoke to them "one on one" saying that this was in fact my view.  Which then led to the release of those articles calling to "outlaw the industry" which was not my words.  Well needless to say, in these terms the "tobacco" industry wouldn't be too happy about me blaming them now would they?  So in fact, I go home from this press conference which has just blamed them for our cancer to find my car has been trashed by men who are owners of tobacco companies in that sense.   Is my beef with them?  No.

But now they got a beef with me. 

I even get one of the owners of the largest tobacco companies there is in the world send an employee over to me right after this conference to report that I am now "blacklisted" in any media he owns or controls or buys any advertising with.  That man is Sheldon Adelson who not only is pushing for the legalization of prostitution, but further hates unions (which I support in the sex industry) and also happens to fund a HUGE chunk of the drug treatment world.  Which would be the equivalent of the cancer medical community who treat the firemen's cancer.  Meaning that in one fell swoop - all of the support I'd received up to that point from the drug treatment world was also yanked and turned against me by what Melissa Farley did to me that day.  Which again would be like if in my analogy if all of the cancer treatment community were turned against me while I'm still having firemen with cancer calling me up for help and support.  

Can he do this?  Can he "blacklist" me?  Only let's take this back to a time when the Telecommunications Act of 1995 passed and major media is now owned by the corporations.  Further, Fox vs. Snopes now has created a legal precedence where the media can actually fire a reporter such as yourself if they refuse to report something they know is a lie.  I'm going to assume that when you reported on this issue - you didn't have a boss standing over you who owned stock in a flame retardant company telling you if you published anything on this story you'd be fired.  Nor were you dealing with companies such as Relativity Media making films about the so called "truth about firemen" which when you uncover the so called "reality expose" was in fact staged and scripted falsely with actors and staged scenarios - you then go to the FCC who tells you "there's not a law against it".  

Well trust me - the "sex industry" has a lot more supporters than the flame retardant chemical industry, as well as lot more CONSUMERS!    http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-new-mafia-in-america.html  Companies such as "Live Nation" who actually handles the press for not only Charlie Sheen (a consumer) and Snoop Dogg (a manufacturer), but also for the Pope, as well as  Hearst Media, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and the CIA - all who have partnered with, or donated heavily, to Polaris.  Who has now created a "monopoly" against our group.  I certainly can't compete with the people who are funding all grants in field.   Which I can show you documented evidence their support of the push to not only get prostitution legalized in this country, but further how they are being used to attack the "competitors" of where the sex industry is going today.  Or anyone not working for them in other words. 

But a problem remains.  How are you going to get any REAL fireman to stand up and say the source of their cancer is smoking and not flame retardant chemicals?

You can't.  


But you can hire "fakes".  Welcome to Chong Kim, Stella Marr and then Samoly Mam.  http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/30/world/asia/cambodia-sex-slavery-foundation-hero-resign/

You can also create "influencers" online just like the video game companies use to sell their products.  

Only you can't just use "victims" of smoking as your "influencers" in the media.  Not real ones anyway.  No - you've also got to find a doctor who will tell you his whole practice is devoted to helping firemen who get cancer from smoking - not the chemicals.  Welcome to William Hillar who the series "Taken" was based upon claiming to be about "sex trafficking rescue".  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/man-who-profited-from-fabricated-military-resume-is-sentenced-to-21-months/2011/08/30/gIQAnKHfqJ_story.html

One by one the "fakes" are being exposed.  What do you do?  How are you going to continue to get the public, and the law makers, to believe the firemen are  getting cancer from smoking and not from the chemicals?

Well the next step is to get someone from the tobacco industry to step up and say they are not only doing it - but they further are aware they're doing it.  You need to find yourself some person in the tobacco industry to step up and claim responsibility.  Now here I can't point any fingers openly in the media without risking a defamation suit yet  - but I can point out one person making the equivalent kinds of statements, from an equivalent kind of viewpoint, who I've traced money being given to her by the flame retardant chemical companies.  So you have to ask yourself why would this person in the tobacco industry take money from the flame retardant chemical company when they're out protesting the chemical retardant people at the same time?  

See in your film you traced money to groups who were trying to use very clever marketing to push the idea of keeping the use of these chemicals in place. They even used "real" fire victims just as this movement is using so called "real" prostitutes.   I'm not sure however if you traced money to people who were setting up protests of the chemical companies while taking money from the chemical companies.  But I have "followed the money" to just such so called 'opposition" within the sex industry.  

It sound counter-intuitive - but when you realize you get more press from opposition and controversy, as well as the human mind WANTS things they are "forbidden" then it does start to make sense.   In fact, this is why the real tobacco companies were doing things like "youth prevention campaigns" back in the 1950's to sell their product to children while claiming at the same time they were trying to stop it.  

In fact, I have a lot of information I've been gathering on this issue that I'd like to talk to you about.  I saw in the film how when you were able to put together a series for the Chicago Tribune - and then this whole thing turned around.  That's of course what I'd like to talk to you about.  At least I know you're aware of how this "system" works with these large companies and that gives me a way to communicate these issues at least.  Your film is giving me a road map but our work is complicated further by the fact that many people don't like to talk about the subject of sex.  On top of that, prostitution is illegal in most of this country - further discouraging "real" victims from coming forward and speaking up in the press.   Further, we've got to deal with the people who are involved with the issue of abortion involved in this also to deal with.

Please call me any day you can at (702) 488-1127.  I would appreciate just someone to discuss over strategy with.  Thanks again for what you did. I at least now have a way to explain what I'm seeing happen in our movement to try and address sex trafficking in America.

Thank you.

Jody Williams
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 488-1127 Telephone







Saturday, August 20, 2016

THE PIMP LOBBY IS A TROJAN HORSE


I saw this and wrote the poster:

The people you're referring to as the "pimp lobby" are NOT what they appear to be. Not in my opinion anyway. There is NO ONE who has been around this field longer than me. I STARTED IT. I created the first hotline and program for sex workers to escape the industry back in 1987 when I started "Prostitutes Anonymous" now known as Sex Workers Anonymous. I was the first person in modern times to get up on a national forum and say not only was domestic sex trafficking real, that sex workers needed special help to exit the industry, and that our legal system needed to change in order to recognize that some of us were being forced, or even "sold" in the sex industry. I was the first person to propose an alternative to incarceration for prostitutes based on the idea not all of them were doing it by choice. So I know these people and I know this field. I know when things are "normal" and when they are not. I've been around this field so long that I know the "normal" patterns and when people are acting outside of those "typical patterns". You can go to www.hightechmadam.com and see news clips going back to 1984 to show you how long I've been working to help people not only leave the sex industry, but also to help trafficking victims, and asking for change as to how our legal system deals with these issues.

So I don't doubt they shut down this event. I also get "alerts" about these events, and have noted that they are always doing this sort of thing anymore, as well as it's always the same ringleaders. It's not the first time they've done something like this either. These women started coming after our group with a vengeance after Robin Few died starting about 2013. Robin Few was the founder of Sex Workers Outreach Project.
After Robin died, a whole new set of people came into SWOP who were not sex workers, nor ex-sex workers nor survivors. Because I had a great working relationship with SWOP before Robin died. SWOP had taken over after Margo St. James retired from running COYOTE. I was friends with Margo and a member of COYOTE - so when she retired and SWOP started up it was a natural progression to have a relationship with them.

For years and years, first COYOTE and then SWOP used to refer anyone who needed help to our organization. Our members, and myself, are not only "out" of the sex industry - we don't hang out with people active in the industry anymore than an alcoholic would hang out in bars or around drinkers. However, SWOP was engaging in regular outreach within the industry and would hear word when someone wanted to exit the industry, got arrested for prostitution, or needed help to leave a pimp or trafficking situation. Then we'd get the call for help. For someone to leave the industry - they can't go to people also in the industry to do so. It takes a network of people entirely out of the loop such as we are. In other words, we worked together in a partnership. During the time Robin was alive, it was truly a group of sex workers who were working towards harm reduction in a dangerous profession. Then when they'd learn of someone needing help - they'd call us in to do just that. Since we would do this without any "shame" or violating anyone's anonymity - we were on the speed dial of many of their chapters for years and years.

Now, our group has been officially researched over a 10 year study by a professor. Her name was Sharon Oselin and she published this report in "Leaving Prostitution". I've had reputable reporters such as John Quionones and Bob Herbert come out and thoroughly investigate our work. They've each written GLOWINGLY about our work. I knew nothing about professor Oselin's research while she was conducting it, and the reporters who we've let investigate us are those who have a long history in media, who have shown they are "reputable" and unbiased. Meaning when we've been investigated by quality, reputable, objective people - we've come out with flying colors. We're also the only group I'm aware of who has unpaid for, unsolicited, testimonials in their own voices up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com from people who we have helped long term. In fact, prior to 2007 I knew of no other group who had the size, nor the quality, of recovery coming out of our program, nor the number of "first's" under their belt either. Realize that our hotline is also the oldest there is with respect to adults wanting help for any reason to leave any part of the sex industry worldwide also.

In 2007, Melissa Farley came to me because we were the "gold standard" in the recovery field for sex workers and trafficking victims. In fact, we were the ONLY group who had produced survivors back then who were not coming out of JUST the drug treatment programs and homeless shelters. Over 2/3 of our members are not addicts, have never been homeless, and did not engage in sex work for "survival" but instead as a profession. Melissa told me she had been commissioned to do a study about sex trafficking in Nevada and needed my help because we were the only program in the state who had worked with helping this community. Because of her past books and research - I trusted her. I was naive. She told me if the study got done - then we would be able to open up a giant center with a $300,000 a year budget. Boy I was a sucker. That woman could teach pimps lessons. She literally came to me within one month of my mother dying so I wasn't even in my right mind at the time. Looking back I feel the timing to approach me as she did was intentional knowing I'd not be as sharp as normal.

She came in also to study how our program operated. I opened up the whole thing to her thinking this NCAST was a real project we were going to create together. I showed her how we operate. I introduced her to two women who were public about their membership - Brenda Myers-Powell and Kathleen Mitchell. Two women who had come through our program and then gone on to start their own programs. We don't treat our members like puppies. We don't put them in shelters and then trot them around to exploit them for donations. We empower them to follow their dreams, live in their own home, drive their own car, etc. We teach self-sufficiency from day one - because there's lots of ways to live off people.

That said, we also know when rescuing someone from an abusive situation or being trafficked - then you do need a temporary landing pad. Which is the only way we use housing - as a completely temporary situation. For example, most of the women I work with we may put them in a hotel until they're on their feet. Then I get them into programs where they're in school and get housing until they can get work, or even jobs where they get housing. Anyway, I made the horrible mistake of showing this woman exactly how we do rescues, our systems, our people, everything about how we operated INCLUDING how we relied upon people within the sex industry to provide us with our referrals along with the sources of those referrals. Before Melissa, I'd never allowed any "outsider" to see our methods and networks as I did then.

I'm sorry if this is long. I'm writing a book on this whole thing as we speak because the world, and this field, need to know the truth about what's going on because to understand the situation it covers a lot of history and information. Anyway, after picking my brain, using my resources, hearing our stories, meeting our members, etc., Melissa prepared the press conference to be held to release the report. You can read the clips from the conference at www.hightechmadam.com Now remember, the woman was making a lot of promises to me. Both financial and also ideologically. I mean this woman actually had me out shopping for an office to open up a center for God's sake to get me suckered into the whole game. She even told me Prince was going to meet us after the conference to support our work and Gloria Steinhem was giving us a $10,000 grant - I mean she was laying on the "talk" about the "future project we were creating".

She then tells me we need to fly Brenda and Kathleen to come to the press conference. When I asked "why?" she tells me that we're going to be accused of lying about what's in the report and we need to have actual members up there on the podium to make sure people know these stories of our work is "real". Like a dummy - I fell for it. Again, I look back and realize I wasn't thinking clearly what with having just recovered from a stroke, my daughter was sick, and my mother had just died after a long horrible illness. Now I see what she was doing in reality was getting as close to some of our strongest members who were public about their past so that she could hijack them out from under us. Case in point - up until that conference both Brenda and Kathleen had been open about their coming up in recovery through our program, and generous in their praises. They never hesitated to speak about our 12 step program in interviews. Now they act like they have no idea who they are while working with a group they were connected to by Melissa. I've seen corporations do this in order to walk off with their best talent.

As we walk into the hall for the conference filled with reporters, there's this Asian woman there I've never met before. Her name was Chong Kim. When I asked what she was doing there Melissa tells me "oh I wanted her to read some poetry". I don't know what to think - but "whatever" I'm thinking. So know I didn't know this woman from Adam on that day. Then the lights go on, and the sound guy is literally hooking me up to the mike. As he's hooking me up - Melissa comes over to me and pulls me aside. She tells me she's got to ask me something.

Now let me explain something first. Before me, there was Linda Lovelace. Linda had come forward in 1980 trying to tell the world about sex trafficking in America. She had told the public not only had her husband slash pimp forced her at gunpoint to make the film "Deep Throat" - but further the film was financed by the mob. So this wasn't just a "porn" but in fact a situation involving sex trafficking. There was no laws on the books against ANY of it at that time. So Linda's simply trying to alert the public, and the porn industry, about what's going on in this world.

Her pimp, Chuck Traynor, had moved on to manage Marilyn Chambers after Linda got away. So when Linda starts going on TV and telling the story - Marilyn is right there denying everything. She's saying things like "Chuck doesn't do things like that". Marilyn then believe it or not, adopted a country western music career at the same time. Meaning while Linda's telling her story - Marilyn is on tour going around to every bar and honky tonk as well as on TV saying how Linda is "just trying to get attention" and "she's just jealous I'm a star now and she's washed up" and everything she can to make the public not believe her.

Now remember this - it wasn't the producers nor Chuck making the denials. They had Marilyn doing it. Was it true? No. I met Marilyn at an NA meeting in 1985 after all of this when she was completely strung out on drugs. I can say that now that she's passed away. It was after meeting Marilyn in this NA meeting in 1985 - I knew I had to continue on with our work Linda had failed at. I had actually opened the first adult safe house for us in 1984. I got busted because of a pimp who made a false complaint against me. So I had backed up, but again after meeting Linda and Marilyn I knew our work had to continue. I mean no one was helping us because they weren't believing us. So that's why in 1987 I created the first hotline for those in the industry to call for help, and our 12 step program was so that those who were arrested for prostitution could come to us instead of jail.

My point I'm making here however is that the traffickers in this situation didn't defend THEMSELVES. No - instead they had a WOMAN defending them. So that's their method of dealing with these types of situations.

Back to the press conference - so the mike is going on me and Melissa is now saying she has to talk to me before we go speak to the press. I'm like "what's up?" She then says "I have to ask you to say a few things while we're up there." I'm like okay what?" She then asks me to make statements that are not true. Now when she asked me this - I had not been made aware yet of the TVRA of 2003 to grasp why she wanted me to make certain untrue statements. Here's what I mean by that. 

The laws we had on the books dated back to the Mann Act of 1910 with respect to sex trafficking. That was only to address Chinese women, or juveniles, who were brought across state lines or into this country for purposes of prostitution. Our government would pay to send them home. But we had nothing on the books to help American victims nor adults, or even other country's victims. Which is why I had to put together the first safe house in my own money. Our government wouldn't pay for something that didn't exist "officially".  I liken it to if we were being abducted by aliens.  There are no safe houses for alien abductees because our society doesn't recognize this is even real so why would they?  Back then, when we'd talk about sex trafficking we'd get the same reaction as if we had said little green men were doing this to us.  Realize also our country didn't even recognize the mafia was even real until Joe Valachi came forward in 1963.  Before that, we used to also deny the "five families" Italian mafia existed.  So we had no laws for this either pre-1963.   So also understand that prior to the Trafficking Act of 2000 - they had not "officially" recognized Americans could be trafficked on American soil.  Thus no funding or service existed sponsored by our government.  This is why I again started the safe house, hotline, 12 step program, etc., myself.  


The only thing they had on the books  back then was that we were "criminals". That was it. As a "criminal" - our word meant nothing in a court of law. The Hillside Strangler case was a pivotal point for us. Those two cousins had started out as pimps. Before they started killing women - they had been kidnapping women off the street randomly, then torturing them, raping them, and then forcing them to prostitute. The police did NOTHING but arrest us as prostitutes and treat us like the criminals. Because we were "criminals" then in the eyes of the law - they couldn't do anything.  When these men would terrorize a woman into staying in a hotel room, prostituting, then giving them the money - only the woman was arrested.  The police's stance was "well you could have left - no one had a gun on you" type of attitude because of the lack of understanding how trafficking operated.  Not unlike how years ago the law didn't recognize wives could be raped so wives used to not be able to get help from the authorities.  


Here's like the legal standard as to how and why we were not recognized as "victims" back then - if you rob a bank and if in the process of robbing that bank or escaping you fall over and harm yourself then no one is liable but you. The reason is because you're a criminal. This also means your word means nothing in the eyes of the court. It's like two bank robbers testifying against each other - the court doesn't believe either of them because they're criminals. So when I had a girlfriend get stabbed 51 times by these guys - we had gone to the police. We gave them their names, address, phone number, description, everything. The cops then threw us out of their office. Why? The Chief said "because in the eyes of the law as prostitutes, or criminals, we can't get a warrant out". When I asked why - he said because our "word wasn't credible in a court of law". 


Now - how do we change that? We aren't going to decriminalize prostitution across the board overnight. Nor are we going to legalize it. So I had gone to Edwin Meese. He was working with Linda Lovelace on the Meese Commission then about the porn industry and was the California Attorney General at the time. He had suggested that as as 12 step group like Alcoholics Anonymous - we could start at least going into the court and getting women sentenced for prostitution into an "alternative to incarceration" program like how they do in drug court for addicts. It had to be 12 step because no PhD or doctor or treatment center would associate their name with prostitutes back then - especially because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic raging at the time. 


Now, the government only looked at us a "criminals". So how do we change that? Well first we had to make our country understand HOW we were "victims". Because also, if you were beaten up, raped, kidnapped, or even murdered and a secretary - then the Office of Victim Services would help you out. 

But as a "criminal" - they wouldn't lift a finger. So I was the first person to go onto national TV after Linda and start "raising awareness" yes just like Linda - but with one other thing. I started calling out for our legal system to change and stop treating us as the criminals. Some of those early shows you can watch here - http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/07/interviews-from-1980s-and-early-90s.html

Okay, so out of those shows, I started getting calls from other Attorney Generals, prosecutors, etc., who agreed we were getting a raw deal. They didn't think it was right either they could help Asian victims - but not us as American's. So in the late 1990's we all had a big phone conference about what to do about this situation. They said the president would "never budge" on this issue. I suggested something to basically force the government's hand. I remember asking them if they "could" write out checks from that victim fund to help American victims even though it wasn't legal. They said "yes". I then said "do it - what is the president going to do - make you pay it back?" I felt like he wouldn't dare want to look bad by saying he didn't want to help American victims. So they said "let's do it" and they did. 
All of this work led to the Trafficking Act of 2000 passing. That made sex trafficking "official". The federal recognition meant for the first time they could also issue grants to help us. Just as they issued grants to open up drug and alcohol treatment programs - they could also help us. Not long after that though George W. Bush did in fact fire each of those AG's. The news said he gave "no official reason" but we knew what it was because each person he fired for no "reason" was on the phone with me that day fighting to help us and get us federal recognition. 
Now there's a reason why Jeane Palfrey revealed Randall Tobias' name in her "Black Book". Because the TVRA of 2003 was written by Randall Tobias. This was a revision to the Trafficking Act of 2000. What this did was change things. It said that out of the federal money and grants - ONLY "faith based" groups could get that money. Now as a 12 step group this meant we didn't qualify. On top of this limitation (which I don't even know if that's legal being we have separation of church and state here), it further said NO group who "called prostitution anything but a human rights violation", and didn't sign a pledge stating they were AGAINST prostitution - could also receive funding. Now remember, as a 12 step group we can't come out "against" anything. NA doesn't come out against medical marijuana and AA doesn't call out for Prohibition. 

Another effect of this revision was how this now limited help to only that of heterosexual Christian females.  By limiting help to "faith based groups" who exclude help to anyone who is male, transgender, LGBT, Jewish, Buddhist, etc., then it excluded them from help.  Here's an example to put it in perspective - go to any Salvation Army or Catholic Charity's residential trafficking program and show me ONE transgender in the program, ONE male, ONE gay male, or that they have kosher food options.  In jail and prison one can get kosher food, as well as the right to honor their religion.  However, I know of not one single trafficking program in this country which has kosher food available, nor which allows them to honor Jewish traditions.  When I've asked the Salvation Army why they've excluded lesbians, Jews, Buddhist, people from their residential programs I've been told "we don't have the physical accomodations".  Okay but it's also my understanding if you accept federal money than you can't exclude anyone.  We don't.  

But we also can't come out "against" anything on an official stance because we're a 12 step group. Especially since we're getting our referrals for help from people in the industry. I mean how can we be getting referrals from porn agents and producers if we're trying to run them out of business? So Melissa then says she wants me to "ask to outlaw everything to do with the industry" at the conference which is a total violation of what a 12 step group CAN do. It would literally be like if Bill Wilson got up at an AA press conference and demanded they bring back Prohibition. I explained to Melissa I couldn't do that for one.

For another, she wanted me to only limit our discussion to illegal prostitution. Which isn't true. That's like saying that an alcoholic only has to abstain from beer. Which in AA it's ALL forms of alcohol including mouthwash for God's sake they have to abstain from. Sex trafficking exists within LEGAL prostitution just as ILLEGAL prostitution. Sex trafficking also exists within the porn industry, strip clubs, fetish parlors, the whole 9 yards. If a trafficking victim wants to escape being made to work as a stripper, she can't just go work on a porn set another town over, and think she's going to be able to stay free of her traffickers. The sex industry is a "small world" that to leave trafficking you need to leave the ENTIRE industry. Now why would I limit the discussion of sex trafficking to only one teeny tiny segment of the sex industry of which illegal prostitution is? An industry that's just as real as the tobacco or alcohol industry I need to add. 

So I refused. That was when Melissa turned against me. She started pulling reporters into the hallway and talking to them privately. Next thing I know I'm seeing headlines saying that I've "demanded they outlaw the legal brothels and the whole sex industry". I never said this to the reporters - but the articles sure look like I did!  I mean talk about paint a bulls eye on my ass!  I'm living in Nevada and she makes it appear as if I've asked to "outlaw the industry"?   I wouldn't have said that either for fear of retribution let alone it's a violation of our 12 step structure!

Sure enough, literally after this press conference a reporter comes up to me from the Review Journal and tells me "you've just been blacklisted - our publisher says to tell you we don't care how many women die for not knowing about your program - we will never ever publish your name for any reason in our publications or any we control". Seems Sheldon Adelson wants to get prostitution legalized from what I've seen and he wasn't too happy about such a statement I NEVER MADE TO THE PRESS. 


Chong Kim at this conference read her poem and then started babbling. The next thing I know she's claiming that I had rescued her out of a Nevada brothel from sex trafficking. I about fell off the stage. I had no idea how to even react to this. Nobody believed her and it affected the whole credibility of our conference. I had the cab driver on the way home telling me he didn't believe her story. I was fuming. I was fuming because I have put my news clips online and opened up my life back in 1987. The reason why I did that was because I knew that if I wasn't 100 percent totally absolutely up front and honest - then no one would believe me sex trafficking was real. I had tIurned down movie and book offers because I knew if I took them then people would say I was making it up for money. It worked too or we wouldn't have seen the Trafficking Act of 2000 pass. So I was FURIOUS that Chong was put on that stage and couldn't understand why Melissa did this.  In other words, I've gone to great lengths to ensure everything I say is 100 % accurate and honest to establish credibilty seeing how Linda failed to be believed because of that lack of - and then to see Chong's story coming off as non-believable - just flipped my lid.  


I had wondered why Chong was thrown at us at the very last minute that way by Melissa when it went down.  Now I realized it was because Chong was her back-up stooge. If I didn't go along with the agenda - then she'd introduce Chong to the world and lent her our respect that day. Oh it gets better. 

The report we released was in September of 2007. The next thing I know in October Shared Hope comes to town and they give a press conference I wasn't even invited to. I just open up the paper and read about THEIR report on "sex trafficking in Nevada". Funny. I'm the ONLY group in Nevada at that time and had been the only group ever in Nevada - so I'm wondering where and when did they do work with victims in Nevada to release this report? 

So I get ahold of it and it is WORD FOR WORD OUR REPORT. Only with ONE change - every reference to my name was removed. Further, this report is BACKDATED. They backdated it to appear to have been released in April.  So here it is dated October in the press with the report itself showing an April date on it.   I read the interviews I was a part of and they're in this report word for word. So I got ahold of a few of the people and I asked them "Did you do a second interview for Shared Hope?" and they each said "no". Meaning it's the same report repackaged.


Okay so please explain to me why their report is our report word for word, minus any mention of my name, and it's backdated? I call Melissa and ask her about it along with the progress report of this grant she was telling me we're supposed to be getting. She had told me I was going to meet Prince and Gloria Steinhem and like when was I going to meet these people? Oh and by the way I recorded each phone call and saved each email - so I have back-up this is all true by the way. Including how I was going to be on the board of NCAST and I was going to "be in charge of direct services" and all that hooey she'd blown up my skirt. 

Only after the conference when it's getting time to produce on her word - she's like "I don't know what you're talking about". So when I wouldn't say what she wanted me to say like a puppet - she then turns around and let's me know I've been PLAYED. 


So what do I do? I put out the alert. I let SWOP know. I also let the blog Tits N Sass know who used to be a really good grapevine for people in the industry - both in and out of the industry. I sent out a newsletter and I alerted EVERYONE that this woman was a con artist in my opinion and that I had been played. I also broke all official ties to her and announced I was starting our own separate group from SWA which was Trafficking and Prostitution Services since I wasn't going to be on the board of NCAST. 


Oh and one other thing - I got a call from some people who ask me if I got my check. I was like "what check?"  These people then told me they had given Melissa what added up to $180,000 in donations for OUR work to Melissa. I called a woman who was interning with Melissa who confirmed the checks had been cashed . Then I confronted Melissa and at first she says "yes I got it but we need to raise more before we can open anything". 

Now I had just had my outreach car trashed because of what she had told the reporters from that conference and I'm getting calls on the hotline from women needing help NOW. I'm getting now help at all from ATLAS or anyone for that matter and I need to replace our outreach car. So I pushed on her to help me replace the car or rent something or something - and she then goes "money what money?" That was the last straw and that's when I put out the alert to EVERYONE not to trust this bitch. 

So guess what? We are loyal to each other and the whole industry turned their back on Melissa. Only she was doing what she CLAIMED to be a report on sex trafficking on an Indian reservation.   She's up a creek without a paddle because she's not going to get these women to talk to her if word is out on the street she can't be trusted.  I bring this up because I'm showing that back in 2007 the sex worker community was tight, loyal, and we had our "systems" of communication working so that when the word went out about Melissa - everyone was able to rally the wagons together and block her out of any access.  I'm also talking about the groups and systems we had been using to do this such as SWOP and the Tits N Sass blog.  


This is why Stella Marr got invented and started bashing me.  Melissa had to have an excuse to cover her backside about why we suddenly weren't speaking to each other after she'd just done this report and press conference where she'd come to me because I was "the gold standard" to get her State Dept. report done on trafficking in Nevada but now we're not speaking.  She can't say these lies from her or she gets sued for defamation.  


She so makes up an imaginary person who says them.   Then she builds up her little "Survivors Connect" group to get some real survivors on her side, so she can get her report done on the native reservation.  Only she's telling these women the same thing to get their trust - she's "on the side" and that this report is to "fight sex trafficking".  

Well if that's the case - then how did not only her market research on the "buying habits of native American "johns" and native American porn consumers get into the hands of Google and Facebook so they could write their algorithm's?    No one else was doing a report on the reservation on this subject to get those women to open up BUT  Melissa Farley.  I doubt that company stole the report anymore than I believe Shared Hope stole our report we did together.  I believe Melissa sold them her research. 


That woman LIED TO ME to gain my trust and then sold the information I had to the "other side" is what she did.  I say that because I started noticing that the traffickers were knowing our "systems".  They knew our people.  They knew every little "trick" of the book we used.  I couldn't figure this out for a while - I mean it was like they had someone on the inside of our group to know this stuff.  As I started seeing how these traffickers now knew everything it seemed about how we did rescues, I realized the only "outsider" who we'd allow to know this stuff was Melissa.  So I realized in my opinion she's like a "double agent" for the industry.
 

How do I know "Stella" was bashing us in her "Survivors Connect" group or Facebook had the research on native American buyers of sexual services by the way?  Because I'm also on "insider" news groups.  I'm seeing the beta testing roll out for a new app Facebook wants to roll out.  You can type in your address and get the nearest brothel, strip club, escort service, strippers to your door, or pick out porn to watch.  All right through Facebook.  I'm also seeing them reference their "report on native American buyers" and such.  The ONLY person who was on the reservation getting information as to what and how men purchase sex and pornography was MELISSA FARLEY.  The first site to publish Stella's essays was Melissa Farley.  

As I start seeing all of our "systems" to get victims out away and to help now "known" by the traffickers - I'm thinking they must be spying on me at first.  But then there was still stuff they couldn't know by surveillence.  Then I realized - there was only ONE person I had shown everything to about how we operate.  And that ONE person had also been talking to Dennis Hof.   I didn't even quite put that together until I realized that if I told Dennis Hof I was going to come up there and write a report on his place with her reputation - he wouldn't let me or her inside for a second.  But she got in . . . Hmmm. . . .  That's when I pieced it together.

All wars have double agents.  

Shortly after this press conference, Chong was charged with conning some lady in Texas out of $10,000 is what I heard.  She had called me after that with the nerve to ask me for help to pay her attorney!  I refused and I understand that Melissa helped her out - but in the process also got these people together to get "Eden" filmed.  A complete fabrication in my opinion.  If she had been in a Nevada brothel in the 1990's - I would have seen or heard about it. 


Basically no one else was buying Chong's story either.  So next thing we know this "Stella Marr" pops up.  It's like when she couldn't get me to say what she wanted - she was finding other ways to make it appear "we" felt this way.  A complete "catfish" (very well done though) where she's claiming to be a survivor and she starts this group called "Survivors Connect".  Only problem was not long after she starts this group - more and more survivors start coming to me telling me it's a complete sham.  They say that the only thing happening is that they're having their brains picked for research, and my name and our programs' being bashed.  So she was getting survivors to join her group at first - but then with time they were coming to me talking about what was going on and also apologizing to me.  


These women even start sending me screen shots of the bashing.  What's worse is that it was made clear to them if they didn't join in and didn't bash me or our group that they'd be "shunned".  So when they refused to attack us, and many even defended us, they were also being blocked from the group.   Meaning they could see this was about an "agenda" and that's why they were coming to me with the screen shots and apologies to let me know what was going on.


Now why would a group exist whose only purpose was to gather information on their stories and to try and twist people up against us?  Well that question got not only my attention but a few other people's attention in SWOP and the Desiree Alliance.  So some people went to work with private investigators - and lo and behold - Stella Marr wasn't a real person.  Now this person tried to cover by saying "Stella Marr was a pen name".  Only problem with that story was this - everything went back to Melissa Farley.  It was her writing style.  It was her IP address.  Everything Stella Marr was pushing out from coming out of Melissa Farley's computer. 


But ALSO showing the POWER that we had by WORKING TOGETHER.  

I suggest to follow this trail you catch a few documentaries or films to keep up with these plot twists.  The first one is "Hot Toxic Seat" on HBO.  It's about how the flame retardant chemical industry sets up fake groups and fake activists and "influencers" so they can maintain control over forcing our country to buy and use their chemicals.  I swear when I was watching it - I was seeing step by step the "hijacking" of this field.   Through Melissa, they were able to see the power of our network.  Which once they did - they set about in motion a plan to destroy that network and hijack the movement out from under us.


Prior to 2007 - this movement had been about helping sex workers, by sex workers, for sex workers, using sex workers as resources - both active and "ex" as well as survivors.  All were working together as a network in other words.  Our power was shown clearly in how fast we were able to learn "Stella Marr" was a complete fraud, and to shut her down.  Traffickers knew to win over us - this network we'd created among ourselves had to be shut down, interrupted, and also hijacked out from under us.  This is when you can see the plan starting to get traction to do just that.  

Because that's exactly what was going on.  Even the author of the Trafficking Act of 2000 has said the movement has been "hijacked".  So I'm not unique in watching what's happened to this field.  I'll tell you why it's important you wise up and get hip to this also because of what's going on here. 


This "Stella Marr" was getting as many survivors not only as she could on her mailing list, but also twisted up against our program and me.  Why?  I didn't know for a while.  But I do know this.  I hit Melissa Farley with a "cease and desist" by threatening to sue for defamation if she didn't take down those horrible lies about me she was posting on the Survivors Connect newsgroup.  She was saying that I was a "pimp" because I got busted for it in 1984.  I was busted for it because a real pimp had dropped a dime on the safe house CLAIMING I was "running a brothel".  I wasn't and that's why I was cleared of those charges.  That warehouse was a safe house NOT a brothel.  So I could win a lawsuit for defamation for her saying I was a "pimp".  I was trained as a pimp by pimps - but I never was one.  But since everything she was saying about me on there was a lie - I hit her with the notice to "cease and desist" or I'd sue.


Within 30 minutes - the whole website and group was dismantled and gone.  Poof!
I wondered what her next move would be and it was Samoly Mam.  Realizing they couldn't accomplish the "hijacking" using a fake person - they had to get a "real" person to speak their agenda for them who could appear to be one of us.   Mam's talked about this in her interviews that Melissa Farley and Nicholas Kristof approached her shortly after Stella and Chong were exposed saying that if she would say she was a trafficking  victim and basically tell the story they wanted her to tell them - they would get her all this press and money.  Which they did.


It's called an "influencer" in propaganda terms.    But no sooner had she been exposed - then other "fake" survivors and even "rescuers" were exposed.  William Hillar is another example.  He was the guy they based "Taken" on.  Only he went to jail for fraud also because it's a crime to impersonate a veteran to raise money.

But we're only getting started here.  Robin Few died in 2012 who had founded SWOP right?  Back in 2014, I get this call from someone telling me about a "Kevin Brown".  He starts telling me this guy "used to be a cop and now he's found God and he's set up a rescue for prostitutes".  Only I've been working with Orange County cops since 1987 and in my experience they aren't too nice to us - so I'm wondering how could he go from what cops are usually like to us and then suddenly after he's retired he's had this whole about face?  I wasn't buying it.  But he goes on to tell me he's got this "place in the desert where he's been taking women to help them escape sex trafficking". 

 
I asked him straight up "how are you getting them to the hotel room?" and "how are you dealing with the retaliation?"  I mean if he's doing a Sunday service like this guy is telling me and running off with victims then why hasn't he been shot yet?  It's not making sense to me.  So I said I wanted to see this operation with my own eyes.  Next thing I know this guy is gone - disappeared - poof!


I then do my homework and his story further wasn't jivving.  First of all, he said he "found God two years after he retired from being a cop".  That was in 2012 according to the story line.  Only he had registered his church with the state of California in 1994.  This was before sex trafficking even had federal recognition.  So it really wasn't matching up.  I don't think much about it until in May of 2015 I get a phone call from a woman claiming she was a woman who was filmed on the show "8 Minutes". 


She starts telling me this story and asking me for help.  I agreed to help her.   For one, she claimed she was being evicted in 48 hours and needed help with her papers.  No problem.  I told her to send me the complaint over and I'd file an answer for her first thing in the morning.  Only the complaint never came.  What did come was a rash of frantic calls from all these attorney's.  Only she had told me she didn't have any attorney's.  So something is fishy here. 


One thing was clear though - she said the show had been faked and scripted.  But then these attorney's start telling me that I can't "tell anyone that".  Like who am I going to tell?  But that got my suspicions up.  Why is everyone so scared what I'm going to say about whether this show is "real" or not?  I mean everyone knows most of it is faked anyway so what's the big deal?  Well I found out what the big deal was.  After a LOT and I mean A LOT of homework - I find out the show was being used for a lot of purposes as to why they wanted people to believe it was true.


Then I'm HORRIFIED to see they take Heidi with less than 30 days clean, and they put her into a room with Tom Sizemore, who also has less than 30 days clean and he's bipolar.  Then they leave them alone to "box it out".  I  felt like I was watching a staged dog fight.  I couldn't believe what I was seeing they did to her.  He starts laying this head trip on her and blah blah blah and I don't blame her ONE BIT for storming out of there. 


Only guess what?  THEY LET HER DRIVE.  In that emotional of a state they let her drive not just home to Los Angeles - but back to Pahrump?  Her home was a five to six hour drive from Los Angeles.  She was in no state to make that drive.  So no shock when she has a crack up and almost DIES. 


I then go and I pull out every tape of the Dr. Drew shows.  I make a list of each sex worker he's had on the show like Heidi, Mary Carey, etc.  I then go and check up on them and NOT ONE WAS CLEAN.  More than not clean - they were still in sex work!  I don't call that very good statistics.  ESPECIALLY since I'd offered to come in and do an inservice training with his staff to show them how "we" have to have a different kind of program to get us better.  In fact, I call that "negligent". 


So I had filed a complaint with the California Medical Board that gives out the licensing to Dr. Drew's center.  They investigated and held him responsible in the deaths of two people.  Now to cover up his reputation he blamed the addicts for the five deaths under his care saying it was "not his fault".  No but it is "negligent" when you have an expert in the field such as myself saying you need specializing training and when you refuse that training, again offered free and without any request for air time or credit, and then those clients fail.  So after going on the Dr. Oz show to build up his reputation again - he pretty much shifted off into being a TV host.  Oh and the by way - his license and training wasn't as an addictions doctor.  He's a trained INTERNIST. 


Okay I bring up Dr. Drew for two reasons.  First of all, Relativity Media who filmed "8 Minutes" also films "Intervention".  So what was being "8 Minutes" I uncovered was their plans to after the series aired - Dr. Drew had teamed up with Kathryn Griffin-Townsend in Texas and they were going to be launching a series of treatment centers for prostitutes after the show.  I know this because I traced the IP activity to find a website being constructed which was being set up to do just that - to announce centers promoted by Dr. Drew run by Kathryn as their program director.  


SO THAT'S why they were so interested for one reason in not having the show exposed as scripted and fake.  Can't use it as an inphomercial for a string of centers Dr. Drew's promoting if they're all "fake" now can they?  


The other was the INVESTORS.  Seems they were suing Relativity Media for being lied to about the show.  Why am I going into this?  Because I had goons sitting out in front of my house for three days trying to intimidate me into silence for one.  I've getting threats by phone and email to "keep my mouth shut" while staring at these guys sitting at the end of my drive watching me over the weekend like they're on a stake-out.  

As this is happening with Melissa - I start seeing the same names coming up over and over again of the women referred to as the "pimp" lobby.  I start seeing all this money flooding into SWOP, Desiree Alliance, Red Umbrella project.  They're issuing "grants" to "have get togethers" and "recruit new members".  All in manners no sex worker would ever do.  But then I go on their list of their new board to see they're NOT sex or ex-sex workers at all.  I mean where's the money coming from?  Why are they trying so hard to establish who the sex workers are?  They're asking them to meet in public places where they can be recorded without a warrant.  The grants are asking for their social security numbers.  I mean I was literally watching the taking over of the industry by a well funded well organised campaign.  At the head of the charge - was the same names who have also been dubbed "the pimp lobby".

For another, this "pimp lobby" you're talking about couldn't come after me in person the way they've been coming after the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, and other programs to help us.  So they had to come after me online.  This online attack starts coming after me nonstop around the clock.  The minute I would serve one person with a restraining order or a "cease and desist" threat to sue for defamation and harassment - then the second person would go into operation.  Then the third.  It was a wolf pack.


Now I'm not used to this.  I've been well loved within this community for a LONG time.  Sure enough my supporters start stepping up - including supporters from within SWOP because I've worked with these women for YEARS.  Only guess what? 


THEY TURN ON THEM. 


Okay something is wrong here.  Very wrong.  Why would someone who says they're part of a group they're representing TURN ON that group?  So someone who has worked with me and knows me steps up and says "hey wait a minute" and next thing they know they're being blocked?  I mean what's going on here? 


Then the cherry on the sundae - all of a sudden everything's changed.  I go to talk to the Tits N Sass moderators.  Only I find I'm blocked?  What?  I've been on their blog since they launched.  I go onto another IP address and go on their site and find EVERY SINGLE WORD with my name on it, from me, about us, everything's been SCRUBBED. 


Okay now really - why would a blog that's supposed to be for and by sex workers, ex-sex workers, and about the sex industry - WHY would they censor the blog like that?  Look I remember when the thing with Melissa Farley and the press conference went down - we hashed it out in that group.   I would understand an "attack" even.  But this has been wiped to make it appear our program and myself don't exist.  


The same when we found out Stella Marr was a fake person.  We were talking and hashing all of that out online.  So all of us in this community have been airing our stuff on that blog for YEARS and suddenly I'm just wiped clean like I don't exist and blocked? 


Then I asked members of SWA to do the same - to go onto the Tits  N Sass site  - and THEY'RE blocked.  Not just from there either - but from SWOP  groups also.  I start getting the calls - members of SWA are reporting to me THEY'RE BEING STALKED and attacked and also blocked from groups such as SWOP, Desiree Alliance and Red Umbrella.  So this wasn't just about me at all.  Not when every member of SWA is being attacked and shunned.  Not when people in their own groups stand up for me and THEY'RE blocked?


Then I start hearing from others who are members in these groups such as SWOP telling me they've been threatened into not even speaking to us.   Now people who are claiming to "represent" a group of people don't turn on those same people and shun them, silence them, threaten them, etc. 


No honey - this was a TAKE OVER. 


Here's an example - check out the Salvation Army where these same people have whipped up a protest attack on their luncheons and notice how it's always the same names doing these organizings:


http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/05/19/salvation-army-pulls-donation-campaign-over-depiction-sex-workers


Here the Seattle chapter leader got up and claimed that "each of these women were operating independently and not trafficked". http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-bass/were-sex-workers-caught-u_b_9093678.html


Whoa Nelly!!!  This really alerted me more about WHY these women were taking over power in SWOP.  Because any REAL prostitute knows what's wrong with this.  First of all, by saying these women were NOT "being trafficked" that makes them GUILTY of illegal prostitution. 


Now why would she nail her friends like that to the wall?  We all know if we get in a pinch - we can turn around and say "the pimp made me do it" and we get off.  Now some of these women could have children, or work other jobs, or be in school.  I mean why would she hang her sisters out to dry on a prostitution charge like that?  Made no sense.  It's just something someone who is a REAL sex worker would NEVER DO - I mean talk to a cop AND a reporter like that with an open case and point the finger at these women like that?  Remove their back door excuse?  Oh hell no.  I mean who the hell is this woman?  I've never heard of her.  I'm sorry but these are "catfish" days and anyone can call themselves a hooker.  


That's when I turned back over to SWOP and re-examined their Board of Directors.  I mean why would they let her do this?  Certainly they knew better.  Only I was wrong.  Before Robin died - the board was ALWAYS 80 % sex workers.  I'm on their site now and I'm seeing "professor, professor, professor" and the list is going on and I find TWO sex workers?  I do more digging and on top of that - almost every single one of the people on the SWOP board was doing a RESEARCH PROJECT  and applying for GRANTS.  This was NOT the SWOP I'd known.  I was right - it was not even a majority of sex workers on the board.  


I mean Savannah Sly?  In her 20's?  Excuse me but what the fuck does she know about being arrested for prostitution and having the courts threaten to take all of your property, arrest your husband, put your kids in a foster home, yada yada yada.  What does she know about trying to work to keep your rent paid when a serial killer is hacking up your girlfriends one by one and the police hang up the phone on you?  I'm sorry but she was picked because she was young and pretty.  

This is a front.  SWOP"s been taken over like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers".  And this pipsqueak poser talking to the cops and reporters and saying "oh no they weren't trafficked" was bullshit.  I smelled someone covering their ass and it wasn't the sex workers.  

Something isn't right here.  I mean I've  been working on this sex trafficking case involving the Triad since 2013.  I know good and well that website was theirs. I saw them set the damn thing up.  I know who was behind it and I know for a fact those women WERE trafficked because many of them were either coming to me or our local chapters for help and we were having to battle these people.  


I know because I had alerted the airport security these women were being imported in from China so they could try and stop them there but the ring solved that problem by shifting from Chinese women to Korean women.  In fact, Joohoon David Lee was PERSONALLY flying these women over to this country and then walking them right past airport security.   Even his boss knew it who had told the restaurant owner in Las Vegas there was "nothing he could do to stop him".  


That's why I filed the complaint with the Office of Professional Responsibility.  I mean who else do you go to when you can't go to the Chief of Police, Internal Affairs, the prosecutor's office, the Attorney General's office, Homeland Security, ICE, the trafficking department or even the Dept. of Transportation?  Who's left?

You know what that so called "sex worker" in Seattle reminded me of exactly?  When Marilyn Chambers got up and called Linda Lovelace a liar.  Now notice Chuck didn't call Linda a liar.  The producers didn't call Linda a liar.  No - these guys had a WOMAN who they had hooked on drugs and was also threatening stand up and claim Linda was a liar.   That's when it clicked.  That's why I wrote the blog post about the "Bottom Bitch".  Because pimps NEVER defend THEMSELVES.  They always get another bitch to do it for them.  


Big Tobacco does it.  They used to pay for research that said their product wasn't "harmful" nor was it "addictive". 


The brothels do it.  I watched Joe Conforte go out and pay for a so called "research study on HIV" that he rigged to fail. 


So why wouldn't these guys get someone in SWOP to stand up and say "these women weren't trafficked"?  Also, why wouldn't they hire someone like Maxine Doogan to do it for them?  What's she get out of it?  How about her pimping conviction overturned?  Go on - check it out.  Then tell me WHO gets a pimping conviction OVERTURNED?  Not unless they got someone in their pocket or by the balls does that happen I'm sorry.  


I contacted the Seattle SWOP again and I asked to speak to these women myself and let them tell me they "weren't trafficked".  


She blocked me and blew me off.  Now again, this was not the relationship I've had with SWOP for YEARS NOW.   In the past, if there was even a hint someone might be in trouble - they were all over it trying to help.  But that was before most of the board wasn't sex workers and their president is a spokes model.  


I then went over each and every press article - the same names over and over and over again. 


Then the attacks on us got worse.  You know how they had these faked videotapes they used with Planned Parenthood?  Well these calls start coming in from people trying to find out where our meetings are.  One woman kept calling me pretending to be someone else each time asking me where our local members were trying to get at them.  I recognized her voice.  I then went and got this tape where Maxine was supposedly talking to "Kamylla" who was supposedly on "8 MInutes". 


They matched.


So now why would this woman be calling up trying to fake her way into one of our local groups to get at our members?  Now by this time I've already advised our members to not mention anything about SWA in their social media.  I don't have any "friended".  I don't talk to them except through an anonymizer so our IP address can't be traced.  But why would these women be trying to get into our groups so badly?


That wasn't enough - they start calling up with these attacks on the hotline.  One time for three days they kept calling to tie the line up.  I got the police involved and they backed up. 


I mean what in the hell is going on? 


It's not making sense.


Let's say you're a maid.  Now let's say you know maids are sex trafficked or forced to work as maids.  It happens.  In this country, they can call the police and they can go into a homeless or domestic violence shelter.  If they got hooked on drugs - they can go into treatment. 


Now - why would a maid want to go out and destroy those options for others even if she didn't need those options?  Even if she had the greatest maid job in the world - why would she try and trash all programs for maids? 


She wouldn't.


My sponsor told me to "follow the money". 


I did.


Would you like to know where the money all traced back to?


Amazon.  They're rolling out "Alexa".  Now, imagine if you're customizing this with your favorite porn star.


Google (who also donated $11 million dollars to Polaris I need to add here).  They're rolling out "Oculus" - a 3D interactive porn thing.


Microsoft - search engines taking over for the sites they got taken down.  

I got real suspicious about that after I got a call from one of our chapters after "Redbook" got taken down.  Seems they went to go talk to the FBI Dept. who was responsible for the arrest.  Seems they DON'T EXIST.  I double checked on the information and it's true.  

Also, the traffickers I'm dealing with are very good at hacking into your computer, getting into your emails, following your online activity, etc.  All things which would require an "insider" at just these companies to do.

But think about it - if you're a "john" and you want action and you just go to Redbook, Rentboy, Erotic Review, etc., then two things aren't happening.  One is you're not using the search engines.  Search engines means ads and clicks right?  The other thing you're not doing is using a different app like the one Facebook is rolling out.  I mean I literally was typing in my zip code and "escort service" and WHAM!  Now I'm sure that's not cheap to make that happen.  


So yeah the money also is going to Facebook.


Sheldon Adelson  (spent $100 million dollars trying to shut down Obama who has been the first president trying to help sex trafficking victims).  It's well known among his people he's trying to get prostitution legalized within the USA and also that he hates unions and Obama.  So while he's also trying to convince America to legalize prostitution - he's also going to make sure the workers don't "unionize".  


By the way, I called up some people in California who work with "union busting".  I then listened to a whole podcast about it.  Seems if you're an employer and you don't want your company to go union - you hire these "influencers".  They then get hired to work at your company and they pretend to be an employee.  They "befriend" everyone in your company and then set about explaining why they don't want to be a "union".  They're always attractive, warm friendly people.  Many of them have a record of starting up a relationship with someone in the company also who holds a lot of influence.  This way people HAVE to talk to them.  Sounding more and more like the "pimp lobby" to me.  


I kept "following the money" and it started going also to Dennis Hof and Lance Gilman


Vivid Entertainment.  Seems they partnered with a sports betting service in Nevada and an insurance company.  

NFL - (watch the film "Concussion" and then you'll have a better idea why that is.)


Hunt Foundation


Here's the real kicker - Domina Elle, a mistress (or so she makes it appear) who partners in this wolf pack or "pimp lobby" with Maxine Doogan, Bella Robinson, Christina Parriera, Norma Jean Almodovar, and so on - is constructing a website for "end demand".   Seems Melissa Farley isn't the only "double agent" in this field!


Boy that blows your mind.


She was also raising money and support to fight Backpage.


What?


Take a real good look at the Oakland sex scandal - you'll notice that the same cop who was out there doing the "end demand" campaign was also INVOLVED in sex trafficking.  The news further said the "victim was working with Nancy O'Malley" who has blocked us out of this stuff from day one and still is.  But guess what?  The victim is STILL hooking - catch the date on this screen shot. 




If you look at the Oakland scandal - what do you see?  You see the very men guilty of this are the ones in control over the so called "anti-trafficking efforts" AS WELL AS WE'RE SHUT OUT.  Now since when do you cut Sex Workers Anonymous OUT of an anti-trafficking operation and to help women out of the biz?  


When you're not.  


I've "followed the money".  I've done the interviews.  I've done the property searches.  I've indexed all the news articles.


Welcome to one of the biggest shams in our history.  What we are witnessing is a war almost identical to the same war Al Capone waged when he wanted to take over the distribution of alcohol during Prohibition.


The women are "influencers".  Amazon, and many other companies have already been busted for hiring "influencers" to talk people online into buying products. 

 https://www.chartboost.com/powerup-reports/influencer-marketing-games-june-2016/


Have you seen the ads where you can "rent out your Facebook page? on Craigslist?  They are "renting" out private citizen's Facebook accounts, and then organizing what appears to be a lot of people "agreeing" with them when in fact it's all being staged and contrived.


This is how they make it APPEAR a bunch of people are "agreeing with them" and that they are bigger than they really are.  It's organized cyber-bullying using "catfish" methods.


I didn't fully understand the whole scope of the matter until I uncovered proof on two counts - the first that the lawsuits against Backpage are being staged and faked.  Now I'm not saying the cases aren't real.  Hear me out.  But there is sex trafficking going on with MANY sites.  I've got calls about sex trafficking on Snapchat, Instagram, Ashley Madison, etc.  So I'm talking about the FOCUS is what's being handfed to the press so the FOCUS stays on Backpage.  

Now why would anyone PAY someone to "pretend" to be attacking Backpage?  Why would the pages and groups set up online to appear to be attacking Backpage be paid for BY Backpage? 


Think about this if you want the answer to that - think about if you wanted to put up an ad for sex for money online who do you think of first to do such a thing?  

Backpage.  

It's great publicity to sell their product.  Since the owner also runs prostitution in Amsterdam - then it also allows him a "pool" of women he could tap into who he would have a good idea wouldn't be undercover police also wouldn't it?

The second thing was the attacks against Kathryn Griffin-Townsend.  Why would anyone create a completely false attack against her like Maxine was staging also?


Where it got interesting was I go trotting off to both Backpage and Kathryn thinking they're going to want to look at this evidence these cases are being faked against them.  


ONLY THEY WEREN'T.


Strange.


But Maxine leads a lot of "campaigns" where she gets publicity for things using "opposition".  
I then notice the opposition against the film "50 Shades of Gray" was also staged by the same people!!!  Maxine's names all over that.  So is SWOP.  Now did you know the most ticket sales for that film were in the same cities where the protests were?


In other words, "opposition" equals "attention" equals "sales".  


I dig back into the past with big tobacco.  Did you know they used to send out these "youth prevention campaigns" that were supposed to be about stopping our youth from smoking - but in reality it was actually marketing the products to kids?  The statistics showed everywhere they went - sales to kids went up.


Why?


Fastest way to make someone want something is tell them it's "forbidden" or they "can't have it".


Want to get a crowd going?  Start a fight.

What I found was that before the show "8 Minutes" blew up, and before Dr. Drew decided to step down from doing addiction and counseling work directly, there was a website I found that had been under construction where they were going to launch a whole series of programs for prostitutes together.  Now it's making sense.  The "fake" protests against Kathryn was to get publicity for the centers they were opening - or planning to before I got in the way.  


Now these attacks upon groups such as myself, the Salvation Army, and any "rescue" group that helps someone leave the sex industry is REAL.


Guess why.


Guess who.


And notice NOT ONE of these so called "advocates" is talking about "unionizing" sex workers? 

Jenna Jameson brought it up.  She started talking about sex workers needed to unionize.  Haven't heard one interview out of her since.


Sheldon Adelson HATES unions.

Watch the chess game in Nevada because the REAL "pimp lobby" is preparing to legalize prostitution in this country.  They've bought Catherine Cortez Masto and our members witnessed her getting the check from Dennis Hof.  John Hambrick has "bullied" his way into the Speaker of the House position not just in my book, but the senators also report he has done this.  He did nothing but put on absolute bullshit about sex trafficking in other countries during the AB67 hearings while blocking us from saying ONE WORD about NEVADA sex trafficking.  I mean Congo Justice was headed up by the same guy who was President of the Nigerian Association and according to them - he ran off with $26,000 of their money?  They received a grant to hold a meeting in October about sex trafficking in Las Vegas that STILL hasn't been held.


Dennis Hof is running for Senate. Kamala Harris is running for Senate after witch hunting Mitchell Stein into prison after he represented homeowners who had their homes stolen by the banks.  There's accusations she burned homeowners' evidence which cost them their homes and she's taken money from both Bank of America and Wells Fargo.  Nancy O'Malley has done nothing but cover for the cops in Oakland who are involved not just in sleeping with that young girl for money but TRAFFICKING  and it's been documented.


Christina Parriera has personally directly literally threatened to "come over to my house and kick my ass" when she thought I was living 10 minutes from her.  Her husband is doing the dirty work for Dennis Hof.  Mike Whiteacre not only has a history of domestic violence against her - where the dates correlate between dates of her attacking us also by the way - but he's gone after every single rescue operation there is.  The ONLY exception was me.  So to try and make it appear he's NOT coming after me also so he can claim one exception - he's got Christina doing it for him (or he's pretending it's her online to do it one or the other), and he's been trying to do it "anonymously".  Only IP addresses don't lie.


He's gone after each and every one THAT DOES REAL WORK I'd like to add.  If your program actually does REAL WORK then they're coming after you.  I know I've placed victims we've been helping with the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities FOR YEARS.  That's been our "go to" in emergencies FOR YEARS.


So you pull that out from under us and then what?


Which is why they've also staged FIGHTS too.


I've been getting these calls for example claiming to be from people "confessing" to me that "Shelley Lubben" or "Annie Lombert" or other women in this field have said this or that against me, or done this or that against our program, etc.


I've got the calls that "Rachel Moran was a fraud".  That she "did this" or "did that" against us and yada yada yada.


Now granted - I fell for it on the first bite. But I did further investigation to learn these same people who were calling me "confessing" they had "attacked me because so and so put me up to it", I learned they were also "catfish" people.  I had to ask myself why would anyone do this and the only answer is to CREATE DIVISION and to stop us from talking to each other.  Divide and conquer.

I really knew this was what was up after I'm finding MYSELF imitated.

I had a woman call me up and claim I had cussed her out at some conference in Chicago.  Only I've 
never been to Chicago in my life.  She insisted this woman said she was "Jody Williams".  Now why would someone say they were me and go and cuss this woman out?  Couldn't be to spread rumors that I'm someone who would cuss someone out now would it?


Probably the same reason why Beth Jacobs is running around telling people that I'm "a pimp" and "I'm running an escort service".  So I do some digging and guess what I find?  I find an ESCORT SERVICE claiming to be run by me online is what I find.  Now who put that there to make it look like I am running a service when I'm not?

The other thing that didn't click was how would she KNOW?  So I went to confront her on that point.  
THAT'S HOW THEY OPERATE.


These people REGULARLY use "influencers".


Domina Elle runs an art studio in Denver, Colorado called the "Red Hand".  She received a grant from the Hunt Foundation through the Denver Arts Council.  She also travels under the name of a woman who DIED.  So she's either in witness protection, a snitch, a spy, etc.  

She's also set up a website for "end demand" as well as the people who are attacking Backpage!  Now why would she do that if she is what she says she is?  


So I ran a "test".  I accused her of NOT being a sex worker.  An ad goes up on Backpage.  I accuse her again.  Another ad goes up on Backpage.  However, I drop the accusations and her ads drop off Backpage.  In other words, what sex worker only advertises when she's being accused of not being a sex worker?  

And why would another sex worker file a complaint against Domina Elle for "imitating" her?  If you put it all together it becomes pretty clear she's someone acting like one while working both sides of the fence, and then being a part of this "pimp lobby" trying to shut down anyone who is helping sex workers, or trafficking victims, find a way out.  All doors out is what they're after closing and to get anyone in the exit field fighting with each other and not talking to each other.  

The whole thing isn't what it appears.  These women are NOT spokes women for REAL people in the sex industry.  This is a contrived lobby whose end goal to shut down any doors out of the sex industry, as well as to lead the opinion of the industry, while trying to silence any discussion of a union, and to try and lead the industry into Nevada, a state they "own" total control over as we've seen with what they did to Lamar.  Anyone who differs with their opinions is shut down and shunned.  If that doesn't work - they outright attack them.  

I've been putting together a book with all of the documentation, charts, screenshots, etc., to show what's been going on with these people and expose the truth about this manipulation.   I should have it done soon.  If you'd like a free copy, just subscribe to the blog.