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Monday, April 23, 2018

OPEN LETTER TO PACE SOCIETY - CANADA




April 23, 2018

PACE Society
Via Email

Re:       Cease and Desist with Erroneous Public Relations on our Behalf

Dear PACE:

I’m receiving an increasing amount of phone calls from people who say they have come to your facility to inquire about a meeting space to host a Sex Workers Anonymous meeting, only to get a very “chilly” greeting, and then told gruffly “sorry we’re not a RESCUE organization like that” before being shown the door.  You are completely entirely utterly 100 % incorrect about what we are and your spreading of defamatory lies about us needs to stop immediately.   

In 2015, a show aired called “8 Minutes”.  It was posed as a “reality show” showing a retired cop turned minister who was supposedly setting up phony “dates” off Backpage where he then offered “trafficking victims” a chance to be “rescued” into a program he claimed to be running out in Arizona.  Only the whole thing was an absolute LIE.  There was no program.  He couldn’t possibly have formed the church after he retired as claimed because it was actually incorporated in 1994.  The people on the show were paid actors pretending to be victims, and the show was done to create bad publicity to support lawsuits that were being launched against Backpage.  It was just one in a long string of “fake” shows created courtesy of Shared Hope who brought us such hit fakes as Samoly Mam to name but one.

I watched the first two episodes of this program and was horrified to see one Hispanic woman after another coming on the show crying about how she was a “junkie” and “lost her kids” and how some “pimp” was forcing her to advertise on Backpage (Backpage emphasized).  To say it created a horrible misconception about sex workers was an understatement, as well as what the term “rescue” was supposed to even mean at one time.  I was pretty disgusted, but since I run a 12 step program, I’m not supposed to “engage in public controversy”, so I just turned the channel and went on about my business.

However, I received a phone call from a woman who was paid to be in this show.  She claimed that the producers had promised to not show her face, but they were now showing her face.  Evidently, she was not a native to this country and she had two small children.  Her fear was that if her face were to appear on this show portrayed as a “prostitute”, that she would be deported, and lose her children since they were born here in the states.  She asked me to help her stop them from airing the next episode of the series which would literally destroy her life. 

I explained to her that my group is only there to provide help to ex-sex workers, and therefore while I was sorry about the position she was in, I could not help her.  She then told me she had been a prostitute before in Brazil, before coming to this country.  That she really was an ex-sex worker, and that this show was about to destroy the new life she had created for herself now in Texas – again asking me to assist her in stopping the producers from airing the show with her face that was supposed to air in a matter of days.

I have worked as a paralegal since I left the sex industry in 1985, so I had to think to myself what could possibly convince the producers to not air that next episode like she was asking me to do for her.  I then sat down and threatened to sue them for a “defamacast” if they did not take down all episodes of the show offline, and blur the faces of any future shows to be aired.  What a “defamacast” is in laymans’ terms is what you can sue for when a TV show is portraying a certain job or class of people in general in a defamatory way.   If this really was “reality”, that’s one thing. But the people had paid for actors to create a “fake” show.  In doing the show this way, the images they were portraying of not only sex workers, but also that of minority women who were single mothers were both defaming both groups of women deliberately and with intent.  I put in this letter that they needed to take the show off the air, or blur the faces of the women, within 24 hours (before the next show was set to air), or I would respond by going to court and asking for an injunction to accomplish them not airing this woman’s face.

Within four hours, the whole site was down on the A&E site for the show.  The reason the site was down was because I had made comments about the “defamacast’ lawsuit so that viewers would know what was going on.  They legally could not remove my comments without infringing on my free speech, so they took down the site.  Buzzfeed then put out an article about the now down site.  A story had to be spun to cover up why this show was now being taken off the air that did not give me credit, or it would have given credence to my potential for a lawsuit over the shows that had already aired.

The next thing I know, I’m hearing about an hour long show on CNN called the “Truth about 8 minutes” which was giving Maxine Doogan credit for taking down the show.  Her reason for why the show was taken off the air was “breach of contract” – claiming that the “women were not provided the services they were promised”.  In other words, it was a cover story to make it appear that the show was REAL – to cover up that these women were paid actors, and the show was staged by them.  Why?  I had no idea because I was just happy this woman wouldn’t have to worry about her face showing on air. 

I had no idea what was to come.  There were people who had seen I had threatened with a defamecast lawsuit because it was staged before the site went down.  What I did not know was that Tom London, the producer, had taken investors money to produce the show who he had given the idea this show was in fact REAL.  Therefore, if it got out that the show had been staged by paid actors, he could be sued for fraud and breach of contract for millions of dollars. 
To cover himself legally, he immediately went to file for bankruptcy.  However, the investors had heard already that the show had been staged and they were threatening Tom with criminal charges.  To again try and cover himself legally, he had to act fast to make it appear the show was in fact “real”.  To do this, he created a fake lawsuit from three imaginary women against himself that was staged to be filed the day after he filed for bankruptcy.  In the legal world, what this means is that the case will be dismissed because there is no more company. 

But the investors were already all over both Tom and Kevin, the so called “minister” who was portrayed in the show because he too had accepted large donations from people who had also been led to believe that there really was a “rescue” program.  There was also another agenda at hand to fool Obama about sex trafficking connected to this show.  A woman named “Lexi” had been portrayed on the show as a “sex trafficking survivor” who was doing the “outreach” to these women.  This Lexi was sponsored to speak at President Obama’s home church as a sex trafficking survivor.  If word got out she was an “actress”, then Shared Hope would also be exposed to POTUS.  Not something they wanted to be embarrassed about, nor face possible fraud charges either. 

The real woman behind the story had signed a contract with the producers allowing them to use her face, her name, her likeness, etc., any way they wished.  A campaign started up online with her attacking me profusely.  However, the woman I was speaking to on the phone was not attacking me, but in fact quite grateful for my help.  Confused, I went to her asking why she was attacking me online.  She told me she didn’t even have a computer.  I then read to her what she was supposedly saying about me online at that very minute.  This is when we both realized the show’s producers had a “catfish” version of her online.

To garner her silence, the producers had an attorney contact her offering her $5000 IF she kept her mouth shut.  The attorney was being provided to her thanks to Sex Workers Outreach Project who then offered her another $5000 if she would go along with the phony lawsuit for “breach of contract” so as to make sure no one got sued or charged for fraud over the money they had accepted for investments and donations by people who had been led to believe the show was in fact real.  In other words, SWOP and Relativity Media gave her, or offered her I should say, $10,000 if she would keep her mouth shut and let me be slaughtered online by lies.  

I say “offered”, because they did in fact screw her over from what they promised.  I know this because I received another phone call two months later telling me how everything had fallen through and disappeared once the dust settled.  I had warned her that their portrayal of her as a woman without means, homeless, broke, and with two small children would get the attention of CPS after her – which is exactly what happened.  I now had to help her deal with Immigration, CPS, and all these new problems dropped in her lap, which I did. 

In this campaign to “cover their ass”, a whole campaign called “rights not rescue” started up online attacking “rescue groups”.  Our name of course was lumped in with this because my actions had put a lot of people in a lot of trouble.  If you google what happened to Tom after this, he not only had to file bankruptcy, but his investors wanted to be repaid anyway, and his partner evidently decided to get rid of him entirely because he was “tired of strippers and porn performers in the office”. 

I’m sure you’d heard about how the Russians went online to “affect the election” and “create division and chaos” in America.  What happened was these “catfish” decided to promote themselves as “advocates” in order to get information and intel on American sex workers.  They put themselves out there as “advocates” for the sex industry to get to know as many American sex workers as possible.  To do this, they bashed any group that wasn’t SWOP, whether it was our program, the Salvation Army, whoever it was didn’t matter.

What does matter is everything they said about us was a lie online.  After the lawsuit died down, something else started up.  If you remember, there was this videotape of Planned Parenthood made of them “undercover” that was made to slam them also.  The tape was made by the same people who had made the undercover tape at ACORN.  Anyone who was supported by Obama was on this “hit list” because the financing for these attacks came from Sheldon Adelson.  Sheldon had reportedly spent over $100 million to do anything and everything in his power to undermine Obama, including his human trafficking work.  Which is how we evidently got caught up in the “second wave” of these attacks.

From March of 2015 when this “8 Minutes” scandal evidently caught the eye of these people about us, until the day after the election was over, I was subjected to stalking, death threats, online harassment, you name it.  Anyone who said they were an SWA member was also threatened, stalked, harassed, etc.  It was so bad I had to literally tell everyone in our program not to mention my name, SWA’s name, nothing or risk getting on the “hit list”.  They would get the IP address, follow this person around, and then harass them to the point where they would just go offline entirely.  It was like a war with no blood! 

We had to shut down our online meetings, our phone meeting, our forum, everything and anything online had to be shut down because these people were relentless.  Each time I’d get an IP address, I’d identify a private investigator who had been hired to attack and DEFAME  us in any way possible.  If I spoke to someone online, they would shortly after get a phone call or an email “warning” them to “stay away” from us.  At the same time this was happening, I was being bombarded by people trying to not only infiltrate our meetings, but also access everything about us.  They wanted to know where we had chapters, how many members we had, who was supporting our work, etc.  It was clear a dossier was being created on us by Fusion GPS. 

During this time, a lot of lies were being spread about us.  These lies were that we were a “rescue” group.  WE ARE NOT A RESCUE GROUP.  What you’ve heard clearly is the lies these people spread about us as covers for what they were up to.  So to clarify this, I would appreciate it if you would stop doing their job for them of continuing to spread the lies they started by saying we “are a rescue group”.  No offense – but I don’t know any of you who work at PACE now.  I don’t think any of you have been to any of our meetings, talked to me, read our book, been sponsored by anyone in our program, etc. 

Have I engaged in “rescues” when asked.  Yes.  Has Paige been a “rescuer” who founded PACE?  Yes.  In fact, your origins are because Paige Latin wanted to set up a drop in center and a house where women could go and escape pimps if you remember so your origins are based in Paige’s desire to start a “rescue” program.  However, does that have jack shit to do with me?  NO IT DOESN’T. 

Sex Workers Anonymous takes a LOT of heat by these rescue groups just like you are because of our views and our name.  They actually hired people to try and convince me to change our name to “Sex Trafficking Anonymous”.  I refused.  In 2007, they came to me and offered me a $120,000 a year job to do just this – to set up a system for the correctional systems in the USA where we only, and solely, address sex work as “sex trafficking”.  I refused. 

When I refused, they attempted to take over our program away from me.  I learned that after Bill Wilson had started Alcoholics Anonymous, the government came in and basically took over the program from him.  In fact, at one point Bill was blacklisted from the Grapevine, from the AA General Office, and from even speaking at his own program by these people.  In revolt to this, Jimmy Kinnon founded Narcotics Anonymous.  In 1991, these people came to Jimmy and asked him to help them create drug courts, drug programs, etc.  Jimmy refused and he was illegally voted out of the office he created, and then anyone and everyone he knew was blacklisted, run out of the service structure, etc., while they took over control of NA and it’s multi-million dollar now budget they were receiving by partnering with the government to set up drug courts.

When I refused to transform SWA into a “trafficking court” and to set up programs like Project Rose all over the country, THEY set about to do the same thing to me that was done to Bill and Jimmy – that was to smear me and take over the program helm.  However, because I had seen them do this to Bill and Jimmy, I was prepared for this “hostile take over”.  A group of women out of Arizona who were connected to Project Rose had started smearing my name to the fellowship, talking about why THEY needed to be put in control of the program, and they in fact did attempt to take the program away from me so they could transform it into a “trafficking and rescue” program like is being spread around the world at the moment. 

I pushed these people back and have maintained control of Sex Workers Anonymous who does NOT “have an opinion on outside issues”.  I do not therefore have any “opinion” on the sex industry as to whether or not someone is being “forced” or “trafficked” or acting “voluntarily”.  We take one stance and one stance only – that is if you decide you want to exit any part of the sex industry FOR ANY REASON, then we are here to help you with THAT.  Just as Alcoholics Anonymous does not come out on any stance against alcohol, nor does Narcotics Anonymous come out on any stance against drugs of any kind, they also are only, and solely, there to help those who want help to stop using to do so. 

Which is why we are NOT a “rescue program”.  We do not go out into strip clubs offering bags of goodies to try and lure pregnant women into adoption mills we set up so we can exploit these women for donations.  We don’t set up houses where we make the women make handicrafts and sell them online while promoting these women as “victims”.  Our members are varied as is AA.  Our members may be Playboy Bunnies, strippers, porn performers, etc.  Our members come to us homeless, and in million dollar houses driving Ferrari’s.  Our members are male, female, transgender, LGBT, whatever they are they are.  We do not limit our group to only women.

Including the fact that not all of our members have pimps or are trafficked.  Some however are.  We don’t make distinctions between who comes to our program and who does not. 

I however can’t control some of the actions of these other groups who have used our name against my wishes, and even legal directives, such as Project Rose to name only one.  I was clueless to the fact Project Rose was using our name, our original name of Prostitutes Anonymous, until I started receiving complaints about this.  They were hiding this fact from me because they knew it was illegal obviously.  When I found out about it, I delivered to them a “cease and desist” letter.  They then lied to me and said they had stopped holding meetings they were calling Prostitutes Anonymous, but I heard back reports they still were from the members.  Okay so what do I do about it now?  Sue them?  I’ve considered it and still am considering it.

Why?  Because they perpetuate this misconceptions you even have fallen prey to which is that we are a “rescue” group.  So I will repeat WE ARE NOT A RESCUE GROUP.  We are not a TRAFFICKING group.  Now from time to time I have assisted someone to escape a pimp or an organized trafficker.  To assist them, we have created a separate program called Trafficking and Prostitution Services so that we don’t mix the two programs with each other.  Which means yes if a parent or spouse come to me saying they want to “rescue” their loved one from a horrible pimp, then yes I will help that person.  Does that mean that SWA is a “rescue group”?  No. 

So I would appreciate it that you please circulate this memo to your staff who answer the phone, are at the desk, and would otherwise keep repeating to people who come to you that are stating to people “we are a rescue group” to please cease and desist.  We are a 12 step group no different than AA or NA.  We don’t go out dragging anyone into our meetings.  We have no opinion for now against the sex industry.  And trust me to stand up to the pressure these high dollar groups are putting on us to join them in attacking the industry is war enough without me having to fight your program too in the process who started these rumors SPECIFICALLY TO CREATE JUST THIS DIVISION BETWEEN US. 

So if you want them to win, you go on acting like you are in some kind of opposition to us.  If you really want to piss them off, you will resume the once neutral position we once enjoyed before they started their little campaign to create division amongst us.  As our Vancouver group builds and grows, I would appreciate you treating them with more respect and courtesy instead of distain.  I would like to remind you that at any given moment, one of these SWA members could return to the industry and become a sex worker again.  I’m not going to force them to identify as “in” or “out” in order to garner polite treatment from you because that’s incriminating them.  Also, an alcoholic can also care about the way people are treated by the alcohol industry, so when one of our members does care about the current treatment of sex workers and wants to assist changing those conditions, I would also appreciate it if you would not treat them like the enemy either because they’re not. 

If you have any questions or comments to this letter, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Jody Williams

Sunday, May 14, 2017

LETTER TO JANET MOCK AND MELISSA MIRA GRANT SENT AFTER READING ABOUT JANET'S "WORDS BEING ERASED" IN AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT ABOUT WOMENS' RIGHTS

Dear Melissa:

In reading about what happened with Janet - I thought you might like a copy of the email I just sent her inviting her to open up a dialogue with us over here at Sex Workers Anonymous.  

Now before you go jumping to any conclusions about who or what you "think" we are - I invite you to read the email herein.  I also want to ask you to look at the kinds of "counter" campaigns that have been launched by corporations such as Monsanto into attacking their protesters for a moment also.  

After reading about what they do to protect their interests - http://www.naturalnews.com/040492_GMO_activists_Monsanto_blackwater.html  I want to ask you if you think after all of the successful ground we were making over a 30 year span of time if you can consider that maybe, just maybe, everything you've been "told" to you about us just isn't true?

IF these groups put so much money into the concept of "saving" us and that we need "rescue" to the tune of even creating a whole fake person with "Samoly Mam" just to get someone to run around mouthing their views while pretending to be someone she wasn't, even coaching little children to lie about who they were - do you not think it's just as real that they might also be engaging in a "counter" campaign to try and smear us to "divide and conquer"?  

It's quite common you know to stir up fake social media against one's enemies these days as evidenced by what happened to KFC when attacked by a Chinese marketing company -  https://www.wsj.com/articles/kfc-sues-chinese-companies-over-alleged-eight-legged-chicken-rumors-1433166317

Now I ask you to consider for a moment - what if - just what if - that statement had been released with words printed as Janet's words which were not her actual words what the reaction might be if somehow during this event you witnessed with your own eyes - what if someone had planted the words saying that Janet had "called to outlaw the sex industry" as was done to me in 2007 at a press conference I was invited to participate in under deceptive pretenses I learned too late in fact about.

What do you think the phones would be like the next day had those words gone out attributed falsely to Janet?  Now a lot of years has passed in 2007 to 2017 - ten years.  Imagine if this kind of war in the media to try and maintain what her real views are has been a war waging for 10 years?  Now I've managed to get about 99 % of the false statements, even the "fake documentaries" taken off social media - but I also can't calm down and explain myself to some people who are so upset they won't listen to my explanations "those aren't my words" either.  

Meaning before you jump to any conclusion about what or who you think I or the hotline/program I run stands for in reality - I ask you to please consider that before forming that opinion you and I might personally speak to each other even first for two minutes?  Something neither you nor Janet and I have done yet to date have we?  

I have to say I admire REPUTABLE investigative reporters such as John Quinones to name just one from ABC's "What Would You Do?", or even Bob Herbert who used to have an opt-ed column with the Ny Times.  Why?  Because in 2007 with Bob and 2009 with John - these men didn't listen to what ANYONE said about us, not even me.  They each got into a plane and then a car to personally come out to Las Vegas.  

After coming to where I lived at that time, they then spent time meeting with me, coming to my home, meeting with SWA members, watching how we operated over time, and John even spent time meeting with my daughter, talking to my landlord - I mean doing a very THOROUGH investigation into me and SWA's operations.  The results of their work was shown in the positive articles/chapters they then published about SWA and myself which I also have up on www.hightechmadam.com

Which even that nickname "high tech madam" is misleading by the way.  Yes I was arrested for supposedly "running a brothel" with my mother in 1984 but the truth is that wasn't what that warehouse was at all.  Yes it had been the site of an illegal brothel at one time.  Yes I had been working as an escort and madam during 1984.  However, that warehouse had been converted into the first "safe house" in the USA for adult victims needing a place to escape sex trafficking.  Now hold on a minute because I'm NOT saying "pimps".  If one needed to stop a pimp in 1987 all one had to do was pick up the phone and call 911.  

I didn't need a warehouse in an industrial section of town equipped with expensive sophisticated surveillance equipment nor high tech security equipment either next to the police station to operate a "brothel".  That was an excuse to get into the place where the LAPD then tore up my video cameras, destroying some evidence I had against them and other people such as Chuck Barris and our own CIA.  

To understand who and what I was trying to keep safe and hide there - you need to read up on Iran Contra, the Hillside Strangler case which was actually two pimps targeting "square" girls for abuse and then transforming them into prostitutes in order to invalidate their testimony against them before they evolved into murder, and also more about Chuck Barris and his ties to the CIA you can read about in "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind".  

I was also arrested so that the LAPD could spread the rumor I was "going to turn on people" to try and make my friends and supporters "run" to the hills to protect themselves from incrimination and/or prosecution.  At the time, the news hadn't broke yet that I was helping to launder money for prostitutes on movie sets through their budgets we were helping to draw up at Paramount Studios for example.  

See even then the authorities were trying to "divide and conquer" in order to get control over people and what they wanted to have happen - happen using fear, rumors, smear campaigns, etc.  Because that's how the other side works - to "divide and conquer" us from moving this movement forward.  They did it to get my "safe house" shut down and wipe out my evidence against them then, also chasing off any supporters I might have at that time.  They also arrested all the other madams at our level in 1984 - go on and check it out on Google and you'll find ALL of us from the east coast to the west coast were arrested in 1984.  Partly to again "divide and conquer" the alliances we had built up talking to each other about what we were going to do about what the police were doing to us back then.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/thedailymirror/2007/12/heidi-fleiss.html  Elizabeth Adams was arrested in 1984 with me, and then promptly got herself introduced to Heidi Fleiss that same year.  



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Biddle_Barrows  Mayflower Madam arrested 1984.

Cheri Woods was arrested in 1985 in this article - but I also know she was arrested in 1984 when she was six months pregnant at the time.  http://www.canyon-news.com/west-hollywood-landlord-pleads/61688

This article talks about how in 1984 100's of prostitutes were targeted for arrest "In the first two months of 1984, police arrested 443 men and women for prostitution related charges, but with no apparent change." http://www.sandiegohistory.org/journal/1989/january/prostitutes/   
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I think you see see by just these links there was an organized effort going on in the USA in 1984 to "divide and conquer" the alliance we had built up amongst the madams to try and "network" a communication line between all of us during a time when we had no internet nor cell phones.  Lines which were broken up during 1984 deliberately by these arrests.  Something again which has been targeted to this community starting back in 2007 when I refused to mouth certain "untruths" during an international press conference I had agreed to appear at and involve SWA with.  Had not my mother just died back then, I doubt I wouldn't have so "off" my normal intuition and wouldn't have done the whole thing in the first place - but it's done.  I was asked to do this because of the progress and headway our program had been creating,


Especially with the headway we were making up to 2007 that started the whole riff I'm talking about here.  So I'll also invite you to please check this out and call me sometime at (702) 488-1127.  Like most people who are in the media eye a lot - I'm not quite what I'm painted out to be anymore than Planned Parenthood was accurately portrayed in those hidden videos fabricated against them either by the same EXACT people we're fighting right now in this movement here.  

These people came after us when after offering me a substantial amount of money as a salary in a job doing "direct services" to sex workers I was offered back in 2007 -   they then asked me to make that statement about "outlawing sex work" as well as calling out all sex work as "rape" we needed to "all be rescued from".  I refused to make these statements and the backlash ensued.  

One that included us in their attacks Melissa because our group has never ever turned their back onto men, minorities, the LGBT communities, nor the transgenders despite their best efforts to try and stamp out any group who did with the TVRA revisions of 2002 by cutting off funding to any group who wouldn't sign that "prostitution clause".  Which is another reason why we stuck to referring to this community as a "sex industry" rather than just that of "prostitutes" because as you know many can be employed in this industry who are not offering intercourse for money such as web cam performers to name just one.  As you know, web cam performers can be just as targeted for abuse and exploitation as "prostitutes".  That's why we wouldn't limit the discussion to just "prostitutes".  

The "prostitution clause" mind you written by Randall Tobias.  A man whose name Jeane Palfrey, the D.C. Madam, died trying to break to the public not because he was a "john" but for what he was doing with the prostitution clause AND in light of information she had planned on giving to the ethics commission had she lived to testify there.  Jeanne was not only a member of SWA, but her and I spoke daily for years before her murder.  

I also had evidence it was a murder and why it was a murder which had to be blocked from appearing in the press when she was murdered in 2009 just as the media had tried at first to suppress even Randall's name from being validated as even being in her phone logs.  

All the more reason why certain people wanted me shut up Melissa.  We were achieving a lot of ground in the sex worker movement until her murder in 2009 proving there was a conspiracy afoot to try and cut off services to the LGBT and transgender communities using this revision as one means to accomplish this, as well as why "johns" were being so heavily "criminalized" as they are now to also silence them in the media. 

Pretty serious campaigns if you've seen this Sean Saxon case out of Denver I should add where he got socked with a two million dollar judgment against him as a "john" charging him with a crime for even talking about going to the police with information he had.  Again, don't just so quickly to react to what stories "appear" to be.

I say that because I've been documenting now YEARS of FAKE articles, interviews, documentaries, films, websites, TV shows, even so called "reality series" all demonizing Craigslist or Backpage as the "cause" of sex trafficking falsely that reached such a critical point in my opinion with the series "8 Minutes" i served them with a legal notice of my intent to sue them over that show.  Within 4 hours LITERALLY - the website for the show, and all shows, were taken off the internet.  

A fact recorded by Buzzfeed at first who noticed this.  Then 8 hours after getting my legal notice they had released a press statement the show had been "canceled".  Within 12 hours a completely fabricated story was being put together on to CNN where some of the actors were so badly prepared they kept forgetting their own stories - you'll see what I mean if you get a chance to catch the "Truth about 8 Minutes" show sometime how "Dlita Miller" kept forgetting her own story on the show she was such a bad actress.

Why all that to cover up the real reason the show as being canceled as being in response to my legal notice?   I'll show you why - to try and avoid this from happening - http://variety.com/2015/film/news/ryan-kavanaugh-lawsuit-relativity-fraud-1201548076/  A lot of money, including lawsuits and even federal legislation were riding on the negative portrayals of Backpage as being "real" was involved with that show.  The last thing Relativity Media wanted as me filing an action proving the show was in fact "faked" nor why.  

A show that totally promoted the idea we as sex workers across the board as an industry needed "saving" by the way.  A show where the legal notice I served upon Relativity Media that I believe is why they yanked it off the air in response to this notice was because i had threatened to file what's called a "defamacast" class action against them on behalf of not only sex workers but also sex trafficking victims as well being as I'm both myself personally.  

Also as an "expert" who has spoken to more of each than anyone else in this dog fight being as I've now personally answered over 500,000 phone calls over 30 years on our hotline - something not you, Janet, nor even Bradley Myles can boast that experience first hand with others who are true life real sex workers and sex trafficking victims domestically.  I said in my notice that the show was "improperly portraying sex workers as being all victims" while on the other hand also "falsely portraying sex trafficking victims as operating out of Backpage which was not true either".  

As well as stating that "true life real sex trafficking victim rescue operations are not done by "sting" operations set up off Backpage either as no sex trafficking operation I've ever dealt with or even heard operates  in the manner being portrayed on their scripted staged show falsely representing itself to be a "reality" show designed to mislead the public and con people out of money".  

So Melissa - I also invite you to please consider checking this information out, and also calling me sometime personally.  Love to talk to you.  Now you've seen how these people try to alter one's words - maybe you'll understand better where I'm coming from and what these same people did to my voice, and that of the many SWA members our group represents across this country, into Canada, and also in other countries where sex work is legal.  Thanks again for considering this - Jody 

Dear Janet - just found your email and decided to write after I heard about how your words were altered, even erased, without your consent on social media today.  

That's why I thought I'd reach out - because now you have witnessed and experienced for yourself on a different scale how these people "operate".  Only with our work they've gone to way greater lengths than to simply alter our statements connected to the March.

In fact, when these same powers that be realized back in 2007 that we weren't going to shut up about our true feelings our members of www.sexworkersanonymous.com were expressing which contradicted what "they" wanted us to say to support their agenda - they started doing everything in their power to wipe us out completely from even the very involvement in a sex worker movement we had a HUGE part of dating back to the 1980's when it was REALLY tough then to not only have female sex workers' voices heard - but entirely IMPOSSIBLE for that of transgender voices to be heard.  

I say that because in 1987 the hotline and program we created was one that not only was for females, for sex workers, but also for those of male, transgender and the LGBT people who comprise all parts of the sex industry.  To show you how revolutionary we were - we created the program originally as "Prostitutes Anonymous".  

Why?  To go in the gate grabbing those who had been convicted of prostitution charges by LAPD and to get them released from jail into our custody through the first diversion and alternative sentencing program we had put together which within our first 30 days we had over 400 transgenders, 100 male pimps and 1800 female prostitutes released from the LA jails in 1987.  Because no shelters would provide services to the transgender males, through then mayor Tom Bradley, he found them a house which was turned into the first program for transgender male sex workers.  Only we couldn't call it that directly back then or it would have been fire bombed - but in reality that's what the house was.  

Our program also created the first programs for transgender sex workers WITHIN the jails and prisons.  We did this for a few reasons not so obvious at first.  First, as you can imagine male transgender sex workers on hormones were being denied their hormones by the jails/prisons.  They were also considered "discretionary" by the insurance companies and within the jails, prisons, and halfway houses transgender prostitutes were having to be a part of.  

Access to getting them proper health care and medications were being denied to them.  We found we couldn't even get visitors in to check on them to make sure they were even okay once on the "inside" of these jails, sober living homes, halfway houses, etc.  

We found there were some "loopholes" which allowed that incarcerated inmates could not be denied visits from people such as their (1) attorney, their (2) priest or minister, and/or (3) a 12 step program sponsor.  In fact, many jails and prisons can't legally operate without proper licensing which requires the presence of at least 1 to 2 forms of 12 step meetings.  Inmates are also allowed to keep literature, and/or letters from their attorney, spiritual advisor OR also their "12 step sponsors".  

Now finding these loopholes allowed us to start bringing our 12 step meetings into some of the jails/prisons starting in Los Angeles again in 1987.  This allowed us to check in with our males, our transgender, and our LGBT members of the sex industry on the inside of these facilities who were there because of other charges other than prostitution for which we couldn't arrange an early release for them.  These weekly "meetings" were mostly to check up on everyone on the inside to make sure they were okay, they were being allowed their phone calls, given their commissary, talked to their attorney's, and other "check in's" we'd do while there.

Including demanding to see them physically if we were told they were in "isolation".  This allowed us to question their medical care to make sure they were receiving what they needed, give them any mail they might not have received otherwise, deliver communications, and assist them with getting an early release and re-introduction back into the community.

You have to realize not every transgender sex worker on the inside of a jail is a 'drug addict" or "alcoholic".  So many of the privileges these 12 step programs offer to the addict/alcoholic was not afforded the sex workers who didn't have this disease.  Meaning many couldn't have someone check on them, arrange for an early release, help them find housing, work on their visa's, etc.  However, by bringing into the jails/prisons our 12 step program we were able to make sure as many of these amenities and resources as we could to the LGBT, male and transgender sex workers in a way not done otherwise back then.  In fact, I have an early interview with one of our members, Joy, who is an African American transgender from found our program while in custody - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/03/14/transgender-hiv-trafficking-survivor-speaks

So you'll notice we got ourselves wiped right on out of the whole event entirely.  You at least just found some of your words erased - while we ourselves as a group were erased right out of the entire scene.  Trust me - they've been working on shutting us up for some time now.  But in trying to explain this and why and how to many who haven't seen it - we just come off sounding "crazy".

So when I saw you have now seen this with your own eyes as they did this to you - well that's how they started with us at a press conference we were giving in 2007.  When I refused to mouth the words these people wanted me to say to the press who came to hear our words  - the woman doing the organizing of this event took individual reporters out into the hallway and said we felt this way against our knowledge and wishes.

Of course spurring on a huge warfare that ensued from sex workers who felt we had "betrayed" them by the false statement made by Melissa Farley that we "wanted to abolish sex work" which we didn't say, don't believe, nor do we want.  When I found out what she'd done, I made an immediate retraction and published a statement we were breaking from this woman, why, and that we were not going to have one other thing to do with her.  

Statements we issued to sex industry blogs standard in the field at that time such as "Tits & Sass" who published the story, about also news of our breaking away from her, and that we were forming our own group who wasn't going to say such things as "rescue" and/or "call to outlaw the sex industry" as she had tried to put those words in our mouths.  Well blogs such as "Tits & Sass" did such a great job putting out the "word" on her that no other sex worker would grant her an interview after that news broke.  

Meaning she had to launch a counter-move.  One that involved taking over the Tits & Sass blog seeing as how everyone read it within the sex industry.  Once having taken it over - these people have every single word of us scrubbed right out of their blog entirely.  Despite having contributed to it since it's launch - overnight all mention of our names even had been scrubbed clean right along with the story about what was done to us during the press conference I'm talking about.

So Janet - you see yourself what we've been up against ourselves with some of these people, and also have they have "their" people walking around everywhere because they also have their "influencers" planted around the movement as well pretending to be other than what they are to gain influence, advantage, and control.  

All making sure you don't even know we exist - let alone what our "words" are.  So I'm hoping to open up a dialogue with you further.  Please call me anytime after noon at (702) 488-1127.  Thanks Janet - Jody


ps - don't believe everything you read about us online.  As you know - not all of what's printed online is true or even what it appears to be on sight.  Thanks!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

WHAT'S HAPPENED TO PBS AND NPR?

I have been seeing some disturbing things on PBS and hearing even more on NPR for a while now.  Remember, I was born in 1960.

So I remember what these channels were like BEFORE they were allowed to take corporate money.  I also remember what they were like BEFORE the Telecommunications Act of 1995 allowed the corporations to take over the mainstream press by being able to own more than one station/outlet at a time than they were before.

I also remember when I didn't have one single problem getting onto a new show, documentary, or talk show.  Now I have reporters telling me they were fired within days of even speaking to me on the phone!  

But the gauntlett was thrown down as far as I was concerned when "A Path Appears" with Nicholas Kristof about sex trafficking aired on PBS.  I hadn't been asked for one sound bite.  To me it was like a show about alcoholism without one mention of Bill Wilson or AA.

I had one of my "did I drop acid?" moments with that one.  Why?  Because in the 1970's and 1980's Covenant House, who was featured in this show,  did not ACCEPT PROSTITUTES, i.e, "sex trafficking victims" back then at all.

The very reason they DID NOT was one of the reasons why Lois Lee had to form Children of the Night in 1979.  It's why she had to form a dedicated hotline - because the traditional "runaway" networks wouldn't lift a finger to help someone they felt was a prostitute.

Why?  If they did put a male or female prostitute in one of their shelters for one thing - the staff would hit on them sexually, the other clients would hit on them sexually or attack them as "whores" and "faggots", or rape them when the staff wasn't around, or the staff was raping them (I don't mean everyone at Covenant - I mean at teen shelters in general), or when the pimps would come to retrieve them the staff would just stand back and let them.

But yet this show was proudly broadcasting Covenant House as taking in "sex trafficking victims" while I didn't hear a PEEP out of the show about Children of the Night.  NOT A PEEP!!!

Okay maybe it was just an oversight right?

So I started watching more and more shows about the subject  on PBS and NPR and NOT ONE was I seeing or hearing  (1) anything to do with American sex trafficking, or (2) I was seeing a parade of WHITE PEOPLE going into other indigenous or third world countries CONFUSING POVERTY with "sex trafficking".

For example. I saw one whole show on PBS talking about how after a hurricane hit the Philippines and then the government wasn't able to provide jobs or housing for everyone - so some women were forced into sex work in order to be able to eat and put a roof over their heads.

THAT'S what I saw - I saw outreach workers going out to talk to prostitutes who were hooking to EAT. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/in-the-philippines-sex-trafficking-of-young-girls-moves-online on this PBS show.

Only they weren't called "sex workers" who were sometimes "trafficking victims" or "vulnerable to sex trafficking" - no they were instead all across the board referred to as "sex trafficking victims".

Now instead of the discussion, or focus, on this piece being about the lack of government response to those hurricane victims, OR about how as sex workers they needed to have equal protection by the police FROM traffickers, pimps, rapists, etc., who would prey upon them because prostitution is illegal over there as it is here - no - the focus on this was calling those women across the board "sex trafficking victims".  I'm sorry but a woman forced to do sex work to eat or feed her baby is NOT a "sex trafficking victim".

Now I know the religious right people like to SANITIZE US BY CALLING US THAT - BUT IT'S NOT THE TRUTH.

I mean when are we going to start calling Mary Magdalene a "sex trafficking victim" by this logic?

Let me put this in another term so maybe you can understand me better - back before truckers had unions truckers were taken advantage of greatly by employers.  They had no benefits.  They weren't allowed to take sleep or rest breaks.  They had no job security.  They were treated pretty much like scum.  The unions came in to make sure they were treated fairly and properly if you remember.

Now how do you think things would have gone down in this country if all of those truckers were classified in the media instead  of "exploited truckers" as "human trafficking victims forced to drive trucks"?

THAT'S how I felt about that show on PBS.  

You don't like unions right?  Okay how about the plight of illegal aliens trying to find work in this country as maids, cooks, farmers, etc., who are constantly being abused because they don't have a visa or papers?  How because they don't have papers they are vulnerable to things like rape, violence, employment abuse, being ripped off by landlords and employers, etc.

Now what if their plight was thrown in with that of those who are forced to do labor in this country such as the human trafficking victims by the media - those who are forced by gun or restriction or threats into providing labor against their will with no distinction about those who are being forced entirely by say threats against harming their family vs. those who are being exploited because they're here illegally because they can't get papers?

Are you really going to tell me there's no a difference between the two?  Do they over lap?  Sure.
But are they the same?

NO.

What if, just imagine here for a moment with me, what if the very people who were exploiting these communities were put in charge of the media reporting their plight to the public?

Do you think they'd tell you the truth about their involvement?

I want you to take a look at the list of supporters for PBS and NRP recently here on this link http://ross-mcconnel-shadow.tripod.com/2014_NPR_SUPPORTERS.htm

I am a survivor of REAL sex trafficking.

I didn't say this to sell a book.

I didn't say this to get a visa.

I didn't say this because I have a fund raiser or grant application coming up.

I don't have a "gofundme" going.

I'm not asking for your donations.

I'm not trying to get a law passed.

I'm not saying because I have a cop or prosecutor threatening me with jail if I don't make this claim.

I AM A REAL SURVIVOR AND WITNESS TO REAL AMERICAN SEX TRAFFICKING.

AND I'M BEING ROBBED OF MY VOICE BY THIS CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF THE MEDIA INCLUDING SO CALLED "PUBLIC" BROADCASTING.  

First I had public service announcements taken away when the Telecommunications Act of 1995 was passed.   I also had my voice taken away as a "counter" opinion to those who wanted to push legalization AND criminalization of prostitution with that Act.   I've had my voice taken away by the men in power who are the "johns" who buy me and the "traffickers" who sell me!   I do not know of one single major media or news outlet run by either/or an ex-sex worker or a sex trafficking survivor - but I sure as hell can tell you who is that's involved in trafficking and buying and selling us!

By the year 2000 - because of money interests I had my voice completely taken away from anything to do with mainstream media.

And now it's been removed from public broadcasting.

The only place left is right here on the internet and now Google is trying to bury me with their new "protections against fake news" they're using as their smoke screen for BURYING what they don't want you to see.

I can prove it.  Sharnel Silvey created the first ever alternative sentencing program for prostitutes, i.e., sex trafficking victims, in northern Nevada.  Go and look up her name on Google and see if you can find any word about her years of work creating that program for the first time in Nevada's history.

 The plan was to operate it for two years, and then I was going to model it for southern Nevada, and we were then going to have one running on one end of Nevada and the other on the other end and that way we'd cover all of Nevada.

Only what do you see instead about Sharnel?  Anyone who has seen the film "Truth" or "Cointelpro 101" knows that people who are activists get FRAMED.  Sure you're going to read about the arrest . . . . BUT WHERE IS THE NEWS ABOUT HER WORK WITH PROSTITUTES?

Right where our voices went - down the crapper.  We're back to no one wanting to hear a damn thing we have to say.






Saturday, October 8, 2016

BACKPAGE ARREST

During Prohibition, it was well known Al Capone, and the Mafia he was a part of, would routinely use the police to shut down their "competitors", i.e., anyone who wasn't a part of the mob.

Now remember, this country didn't acknowledge the "mob" even existed back then. The existence of the mob wasn't "officially" recognized until Joe Valachi stepped up to confess it's existence in the 1960's.

Yes these mobsters were arrested - individually. Even Al Capone himself was only arrested on income tax evasion. The film "The Untouchable's" was about the fact no one in law enforcement, or otherwise, could go after these guys because of how they had the police force, and politicians, under their control. This is why we created the "racketeering" laws in fact because arresting even Al Capone himself didn't shut down the "operation" which was flooding the country with bootleg booze. Well welcome to the new "Prohibition" called prostitution. I have uncovered more than once instance where the REAL "traffickers" in this country have been using the movement I STARTED by the way, as a smoke screen to go after the "independents" and thus force them to go to work for them.

Backpage, Craigslist, the Erotic Review, Redbook, and every other site that has been "cracked down on" lately are NOT avenues where the REAL traffickers in this country are operating. In fact, I've uncovered instance after instance where these complaints about "sex trafficking" against Backpage have been completely manufactured. Every time I've traced the source - it's been Backpage"s "competitors" behind the accusations, i.e, the REAL traffickers who are using politicians, the church, and the media no differently than Al Capone did back in his day. Relativity Media received about $12 million dollars in an investment from a film company that's an arm of the Chinese government. The same arm which was connected to Liang Yaohui, a man who was operating over 1000 brothels in China, while also operating a five star hotel. Relativity Media ALSO produces "Catfish", "Intervention", "Jail", and "OC Jail" just to name a few of their shows as well as "Gigolo's.

Now this gives their cameras access to get inside any treatment center or jail they want. Go on and watch their shows and you'll see they get into anywhere in the jail they want even after the person has "lawyered up". Especially a problem when we were using drug treatment programs to hide trafficking victims for some years until they started taking over and building lines of communication in the treatment programs where we used to be able to hide them. Think you can hide them in solitary in jail? Oh no, again watch the camera's on these shows, you'll see they allow the cameras to go anywhere they want, even protective custody. Relativity Media also produced "8 Minutes". A TV show claiming to have an ex-cop with 20 years of service in OC suddenly "seeing the light" and deciding to "run a sex trafficking" rescue operation". Only guess what? REAL traffickers weren't going to send one of their victims to a hotel room just to have them disappear to some "rescue". It doesn't work that way in the real world.

Nor could they. Again, REAL traffickers don't work that way. So Relativity Media STAGED everything - right down to the ads on Backpage where they claimed these "victims" came from. Then claimed these "victims" were coming to their hotel room where they staged fake rescues.

Only one of the women hired as an "actress" had come to us for help. She even reported her husband had been hired to pretend to be her pimp. The problem was the producers had promised to blur their faces and now they were about to air this show with their faces NOT blurred - meaning that then their kids, and their school, etc., would think they really were the people they were portraying on this show. She asked for my help in not letting the show air. So I hit the producers with a notice I was going to file for a "temporary injunction" to stop it from airing. Literally within 4 hours the show was taken off the air, and the internet. Mind you many shows are canceled - but this one was taken right off the internet completely. I found it strange, not only that they were claiming to be running a completely fake rescue, but further trying to make it appear sex trafficking was something advertised on Backpage. I get calls from REAL victims as I have for 30 years now since we launched www.sexworkersanonymous.com in 1987. I also get calls from "independent" prostitutes and there is a difference. What I was hearing about over and over again is two things were happening: 1. Any "john" who wasn't buying their prostitute from a trafficker was being arrested under the "end demand" smoke screen. This doesn't "deter" anything - it just forces the buyer to then go to a trafficker he knows will protect him. I saw this in my day when the Beverly Hills police would arrest anyone not using their service "Talk of the Town". Then when you'd go "independent" like Eddie Murphy did with Devine Brown (the prostitute he was arrested for trying to solicit in Hollywood off the streets)- well then the media just blasts you all over the place. Then these cops/traffickers assure you that "this won't happen with our services". 2. Any prostitute not working for these traffickers through THEIR avenues, which were not Craiglist and Backpage, is busted. When that didn't work, they started shutting down their sites one by one by one. What each one has had in common is NOT they're being used by traffickers, but by "independents". Why do you think OUR voice has been utterly silenced at the level of the press, or the legislature? We know the difference.

Rep. Portman "rescued" teens who were being used as labor at an egg farm, but did NOTHING about the system which was trafficking those kids. Now he's an "expert" in sex trafficking? The kids weren't even sex trafficking victims!!!

Funny because I sure don't see him returning our calls or speaking to our members who have a little bit more experience and knowledge on the subject - especially since we're the ones who started this movement in the first place. I'm the one who started the first safe house for adults, the first hotline, etc.,. all because we "couldn't call the cops for help" because our problem WAS the cops! Why do you think I set up a hotline? Because our members couldn't call 911 that's why because those being trafficked were dealing with cops, CIA, FBI, etc., just like I was back in my day.

So they set up the Polaris hotline to make it appear to be someone else - only they're referring callers back to who? Right back to the "local trafficking task force" which IS the traffickers.

If you doubt me on this - google Celeste Guap. Oh sure Nancy O'Malley is "charging seven officers" now in her case. Cases which will depend upon her testimony (which I'd love to see how the johns, or other pimps, are going to testify when it would incriminate themselves by the way) and when those 7 cops defense attorney's get done with her - so what?

After seeing what they did to the Rodney King cops am I holding my breath? Celeste doesn't have bruises or photos of herself anywhere near as damaged as Rodney King. No I'm more afraid she's going to wind up like Jeane Palfrey who stepped up with evidence about who was trafficking her and her escorts and look at what happened to her and Brandy Britton as well as Syvia Landry. Carl ran these publications out of Amsterdam. Their laws don't apply here in the states. Each case of so called "sex trafficking" against him was completely fabricated that I read about. I even contacted their attorney's before with information on this, including the fabricated "sex trafficking" being so called "filmed" with the bogus "8 Minutes".

I can show you step by step how the REAL traffickers in this country are trying to shut down their competitors - and you can also see this in the Seattle sex trafficking case. The site which had the REAL trafficking being advertised was NOT on Backpage. Oh but we have SWOP now claiming those women "weren't sex trafficking victims". (Like Maxine Doogan wasn't bought off when you see her pimp conviction now suddenly overturned and other prostitutes online claiming she "steals evidence of police misconduct") This is all bullshit done just in time for Kamala Harris to claim she's "doing something". I had complained "done what?" with respect to sex trafficking before about her. I've knocked on her door for three years now asking her to look at the evidence our members have with respect to sex trafficking going on through this country based out of California.

I even asked her to help us prosecute a trafficking case based right in a legal brothel in Nevada which was ignored (the pimp was residing in California) Now just days before an election she wants to look good by saying she's "issued this warrant".

It won't hold up. It's all grandstanding while Kamala Harris stands by and does NOTHING to the real traffickers. Who everyone claims doesn't exist just like they used to about the "mob" back in that day.
Grow up and look at the handwriting on the wall. We've now had the Chinese hack Yahoo, hack Sony, hack our medical records, hack California's medical records and IRS records illegally, hack the federal employee's personnel files, try and steal cell phone trade secrets worth billions out of USC, work for the FBI, fund Relativity Media with $12 million to fake this whole "sex trafficking" operation as having NOTHING to do with them (when's the last time you heard about a sex trafficking operation busted out of a massage parlor other than the one in 2013 out of Wichita, Kansas?) and we're now acting like the Triad is as imaginary as we used to act like the "Cosa Nostra" was.

Why? Because we owe them money?
Backpage is NOT the center of sex trafficking in this country. Take a real good look at Joohon David Lee who isn't even being charged with sex trafficking, and the fact I was asking Kamala Harris to look at this for YEARS. I didn't even get him arrested until I went to the OPR to get action because Kamala wouldn't touch the case with a 10 foot pole. Why? Because she doesn't want any house cleaning that's why - so let's direct everything to Amsterdam. But Amsterdam's not the problem. It may be the problem with respect to "prostitution" but it's NOT the problem with respect to "sex trafficking" in this country. And you tell me why I operate the ONLY hotline in this country where someone being trafficked who can't call the cops can call us - and NOT ONE of these people will return my calls? What does that tell you as to whose side they're on? They're grandstanding for the election PERIOD.

Rep. Portman also hasn't returned my calls about the fact there's sex trafficking going on right now in EVERY sex trafficking task force. Oh he said he "wanted to order a report" about Ohio. Well a report was already ordered and it's just sitting on a judge's desk. So what? In the meantime, the band plays on. We have reached the point in this country where we are no different than when Pablo Escobar was in the Mexican Congress writing laws that suited him.

You want to convince me Kamala you're "fighting sex trafficking"? Then where's the warrant for Snoop Dogg who CONFESSED in Rolling Stone to being a pimp throughout this country during his 2003 tour sponsored by Playboy? His confession matches every point of the law for you to be able to issue a warrant for "pandering" by the way. Money, even consent don't negate the charges. www.sexworkersanonymous.com