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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

SWOP'S IDEA OF A "MEETING" FOR SEX WORKERS

For those of you "old timers" in this community, you will remember that I've had a long term relationship in the past with both Sex Workers Outreach Project, otherwise known as SWOP, as well as Tits & Sass the blog.

Why?  Because SWA wasn't designed to get people out of the sex industry.   We were designed to help people get out who needed help to do so and couldn't get it from traditional sources like calling the police for help.  We were also designed to provide "alternative sentencing" for victims of sex trafficking who were being convicted as criminals - so they could come to our meetings instead of being forced into a jail term because of mandatory incarceration laws.  Remember, American women didn't have federal recognition they could even BE a "victim" until the Trafficking Act of 2000.  Up until then you were viewed only, and totally, as a "criminal" by our legal system.

Our hotline and program was instead designed for women like those who were being forced to work for DEA agents who owned a strip club in New Jersey.  I ask you - who do they call for help if they're being raped, trafficked, pimped, exploited, or otherwise abused by men with badges?  

Especially when back in the 1980's THEY are the ones viewed as "criminals" by the legal system - NOT the DEA agents.  There was a presumption that anyone who is a stripper is a "criminal" whereas when it comes to a cop, FBI agent, or DEA agent you then have the presumption they're not.  It slants the playing field for every minute prostitution is illegal in this country.  http://nypost.com/2015/05/20/dea-agents-secretly-owned-strip-club-with-illegal-immigrant-dancers-feds/

I myself was in that situation where I was being forced to do things illegal and dangerous I didn't want to do by men who were CIA, FBI, DEA, and also local cops in LAPD.  Some of those cases became the infamous RAMPART cases.  Others like mine were such I knew I'd never make it alive to testify in a court room so I instead created a "safe house".  It was I later learned the first safe house for adults in this country for what is now called "sex trafficking victims".  You can read about it at www.hightechmadam.com

So, how would I know if someone needed help?  They're going to call me for help?  HOW?  Again, take a look at the situation of these women being trafficked and exploited by those DEA agents in New Jersey.  Can they call me for help with the language barrier?  How would they know they could call our hotline for help?  The owners of the club are going to tell them?  

They're kept isolated in lives where they're supervised 24/7, being shuttled from home to the club daily.  I've got an interview from a victim like this who talks about how it took her a year just to get her traffickers to trust her enough to go to the store by herself at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

Meaning to me I think the whole premise of the Polaris National Trafficking Hotline is like a government "oxymoron" like "government intelligence".  I ask you how does a victim "call herself" for help when she's going to be under constant surveillance by her traffickers or pimp?  I know I didn't have any privacy when I was in that situation.

SO for years I relied upon phone calls from people in the community who knew I wasn't going to involve the police UNLESS that's what they wanted.  Referrals to us of sex workers who needed help of some kind used to come from sources in other words like SWOP or even the Tits & Sass blog, The Erotic Review, Redbook, Rentboy, and other such sites and people who have now all been busted and otherwise shut down.

EXCEPT SWOP who is flourishing AFTER their founder, Robin, died in 2012 for some reason.  http://www.nswp.org/timeline/event/death-robin-few 

Usually groups die when their founder does.  I mean look at Gabriella's work in Columbia as a case in point.  Since she died of cancer, everything started dying off in her group/work. http://www.akissforgabriela.com/?page_id=2742

But SWOP has been growing, flourishing, and for some strange reason chasing anyone who is a friend of mine, or has anything positive to say about SWA or myself right on out of their group and social media.

In fact, after Robin died, they at one point were even offering grants of $500 to "organize a chapter".  If you were verified as a sex worker by another sex worker, they were giving out $500 to cover things like refreshments for you to organize a local chapter of sex workers.   This was so you'd invite out local sex workers to come out for coffee, meet and greet, and get to know each other.  I was floored.  I mean let's all be bank robbers and put up an announcement on social media "hey the meeting of bank robbers is happening this weekend - come on down".

I still can't believe my eyes here what I'm seeing.  I moved to Las Vegas in 1996.  So I have lived in Las Vegas since 1996.  I'm a recovering addict so I'm "in the rooms" all the time in this town.  Anyone coming into recovery who is also a sex worker is usually told by anyone with any time in the rooms "you need to go talk to Jody".  

Why?  Because they know I run Sex Workers Anonymous and I've been clean since 1985.  They also know I sponsor a lot of men and women in this town who get, and stay, clean.  So many that I have a weekly meeting of just my sponsees where we get together and work on our step work.

So I got to tell you when I started hearing about THIS - I was wondering "wtf?"


Mind you when it comes to "recovery from addiction" for sex workers - I get referrals from the local mental health center, social workers, the local treatment centers, local therapists, and other old timers in other 12 step programs, and the list goes on in Las Vegas of the referrals I get.  By the way, no I don't get referrals from people who are trying to stay clean while STILL working in the sex industry.  

Why?  BECAUSE IT DOESN'T WORK.  Not during early recovery it doesn't.  You take someone with a week or month clean or sober and you put them in the industry and no they're not going to stay clean.  I won't engage in "insanity" when I know you can take a delicate "newcomer" and expect them to stay clean while undergoing the stresses related to the sex industry.  

Is that the "sex industry" only?  No it's not.  But if my sponsees, or people I work with in early sobriety, weren't getting, and staying, clean then I would understand the need for this meeting.  The thing is - I haven't even HEARD anything about this "meeting' in the rooms.  In fact, I don't know of one single "old timer" connected to some meeting on Saturday's for sex workers to "focus on their recovery".  

So I"m curious.  What's going on?  Who is running the meeting?  Why haven't I heard anything about this in the rooms of AA or NA?  Why didn't someone let me know about it so I could support the meeting?  I run a hotline based out of Las Vegas so if there's a recovery meeting going on in town then I need to know about it to provide referrals properly.  

For these reasons, I reached out to the person holding the meeting to find out more.  I was then BLASTED with an attack back.  Threatened, insulted, lied to, not exactly very "recovering" way of acting towards another recovering addict mind you.  So I got even more curious, especially when they tried to lie to me and say that posting the address, date and time of this meeting was "not a public notice" because it was "on social media".  Especially when everyone knows the courts have now ruled that something like Twitter IS "public".  

So I went to Google maps to see what this address was and look at this:

I would NEVER EVER hold a meeting labeled for "sex workers" at such a location and I'll tell you why.  Notice how you can see the license plates on every car in that parking lot for one thing.  For another, you can see anyone getting out of their car and going into that building clearly while standing on another public street.  Meaning you can be standing there as long as you want watching that building from a public street and not even a cop can come and move you off that property.  Even if you're standing there with a camera taking pictures.

I also would never label a meeting for "sex workers" either because in the eyes of the law it's the same as saying "bank robbers".  In other words, it is "probable cause" for law enforcement to get a warrant to surveille this meeting for information on criminal activities.  For another, for someone involved in illegal activities to host a meeting with another person in criminal activities under the law it's considered a "conspiracy".  Under the Patriot Act, it's illegal for members of an illegal activity to get together to talk about that activity by itself.  

I know this because in the 1950's addicts going to Narcotics Anonymous meetings used to get arrested for going to meetings.  Special laws had to be written to stop that which are on the books.  But the law states you are allowed to go to a 12 step PROGRAM, not a meeting, but a PROGRAM, and have the cops leave you alone.  If you look at the announcement for this meeting - it's an SWOP meeting if anything.  It's not a separate, distinct, "program".  All the more reason this meeting is not exempt from a search warrant, surveillance, or even being considered as being a meeting where people are "conspiring" which doesn't require any physical evidence of anything illegal for the people at this meeting to be arrested.  

THIS meeting is A COP'S WET DREAM.  Especially in Nevada now that AB67 has passed allowing the cops to videotape and surveille any thing that they "believe might involve sex trafficking".  The meeting was announced in a public forum, Twitter.  Plus you can watch the meeting, and who comes to this meeting, from a public street, even taking photographs.  No one can tell you that you can't stand on a public street and take photos.  

The courts when it comes to "confidentiality" are very clear that anything in the "public view" can be videotaped without the parties consent.  ESPECIALLY in Nevada where it's only a "one party"  needed consent to record anything.  

Meaning in 1000 years I would NEVER EVER host a Sex Workers Anonymous meeting, or even a meeting of my sponsees at any meeting set up like this one is.  I wouldn't be up at 10 am on a Saturday evening nor do I know anyone in the sex industry, or even retired from the industry, who would be up and around on a Saturday morning.  Telling me whoever put this together can't possibly be someone who used to be in the sex industry, or even is, who is in recovery and clean.  No recovering addict who used to be, or is in, sex work would have a Saturday morning meeting.

Especially since most sex workers I know in Vegas have kids.  I'm not going to say where we have our meetings, but I've had to make accommodations for everyone's kids at our SWA meetings.  My daughter has grown up knowing "her job" is to entertain the other sex workers' kids so the moms can talk freely.  I don't even see any type of place where the kids can go and keep themselves busy.  Another reason why I usually have our meetings either when the kids are in school, or after they go to bed.  If I don't, then I have to hold the meetings at places like Chuckie Cheese so the kids can play while the mom's talk.  

This whole thing illustrates why anything involving a certain community should INVOLVE that community.  I have quite a few "sponsees" in Nevada and I can assure you there's no way any of us would be getting up at 10 am on a Saturday morning for one thing.  For another, the place isn't set up to help us watch our kids, nor at a good time where the kids are in school.  Most of them are working Friday or Saturday, and their husband's are home on Saturday's also.  It's why I don't host any SWA meetings of our program on a Saturday anyway.  Haven't in over 20 years.  

I asked around the local "old timers" in AA and NA and they don't know anything about this meeting.  The person behind it told me that I was only curious because I wanted to "be relevant" which is insane being I asked because I'm in recovery and I need to know about meetings for the purpose of our hotline.  They also tried to deny this meeting is one that's too "public" in my opinion to host sex workers in recovery.

Let me tell you about REAL sex workers.  If some people even find out you're in porn, stripping, let alone prostitution - you're liable to get Child Protective Services at your door wanting to take your kids.  Were you arrested for anything?  No.  Doesn't matter.  The current systems in this country view a sex worker as an "unfit' mother.  Men are suing for custody over this constantly on that ground and winning.  I see CPS taking kids right and left from our members who aren't doing anything even illegal.  

You don't know how the neighbors will act.  Just KNOWING WHERE YOU LIVE can be dangerous, ESPECIALLY IN LAS VEGAS.  https://downtrend.com/vsaxena/cytherea-raped-by-gang-of-teen-thugs

I know of a woman who took a cab home one night from working as a stripper.  The cab driver then swung back around after work, broke into her home and then RAPED  her.  If she had not had a gun in the house who knows what the guy would have done to her.  

Look at the way the public reacting with War Machine attacked Kristy Mack who resides in Vegas.  I have watched as 1/2 of her social media attacked her after that attack, and I have watched HORRIFIED as Jon's attorney went after her like she caused that attack.  A treatment I don't think she would be being subjected to if she was a secretary or a cashier somewhere.

REAL SEX WORKERS know there are DANGERS in just anyone knowing who you are, where you are, and especially to match a photo of you with your license plate and car make and model.  Anyone can run those plates and maybe even find out where you live.  Unlike California, Nevada requires you to list a home address on your plates and doesn't give you the legal right to protect that information in case you have stalkers.  

So who in their RIGHT MIND would put something out on social media saying "hey boys the hookers who are also coming off drugs are going to be at this address at this time come on down"?  

Certainly not anyone who has our protection and best interests at heart.  I know I go to a lot of trouble to find locations for our SWA meetings.  I have to scout for places where parking is "off street" and can't be seen from the street for reasons this meeting illustrates here.  I have to find ways to make it NOT apparent or obvious they're coming to our meeting like how for years I had one of our meetings in a public library.  This way if anyone was being followed it appeared they were just going to the library for a book.

PLEASE if you are in sex work, or used to be, and you're wanting to connect to others who are clean and sober - please contact www.sexworkersanonymous.com  We'll protect your anonymity and I have PLENTY of numbers of old timers all over the country who are there just to help you with your recovery who are more than happy to talk to you, work with you, and to do so where you are PROTECTED from any thing where you could be recorded, that information used against you, or who knows what's going on with this "data mining".  


Look - I was approached in Las Vegas by a vice detective back in 2007.  He offered me a substantial amount of money if I would become an "informant" about the types of calls we get in SWA, as well as tell them about what and who we're working with in Nevada.  I refused that offer.  

So trust me - information on who you are means money to some people.  Clearly someone is also trying to make sure they control your environment also if they're hosting a 12 step meeting about recovery when none of the old timers in this town know anything about this meeting.  

PLUS I'M ONE.  I am not only an ex-sex worker, with lots of friends still in the industry, working with our kind daily, but I'm also in recovery for years now and I reach out to these people and they ATTACK ME?  Threaten me with legal action and lawyers?  INSULT ME?  Okay if this is for real - that's the kind of recovery you want?

By the way, if you think there aren't people trying to identify personal information on people who are sex workers - think again.  

Here's an article about how Twitter was served with a legal demand to give them personal information on an account holder for no valid legal reason other than just being pissed off - https://www.aclu.org/blog/speak-freely/government-goes-after-critic-twitter-remembers-constitution-just-time

Do you think it's safe to be completely entirely open about being involved in sex work in some fashion?  Catch this article - http://www.africanindy.com/features/phones-protect-ugandas-sex-workers-from-police-harassment-5570964


If you need help and want to get it SAFELY - please call us first.  We know of many resources and people who are SAFE.  

As for "Tits & Sass" - someone came in and took over their site about two years ago, white washed every single comment by me or SWA, about me and SWA, and made it appear for some reason we don't even exist.  I ask you, how can that be a "sex worker community" forum when someone who has been a part of this community for over 30 years, has answered over 500,000 calls from sex workers on our hotline over that time, is "white washed" entirely off their site?  If I'm treated that way - then how much do they care about ALL of our voices?  Clearly it's only the ones they APPROVE of.  







Monday, October 3, 2016

BINGO!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

LETTER I WROTE ARIANNA OF HUFFINGTON POST

Dear Arianna:

I'm preparing a report for the new administration about to be elected about the state of sex trafficking in the USA.  So far, I've been asking the Huffington Post to allow me to print SOMETHING, anything, about the work we're doing on this front.

So far, I've been ignored while you've brought in one after the other after the other of "influencers".  A common trade practice by companies such as Amazon - who just happens to have been arrested for prostitution a few months ago also.
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/microsoft-leader-former-amazon-director-charged-in-prostitution-sting/281281333

 As of this moment, I'll be noting in my report this fact unless you have some explanation for why you continue to allow the views of "influencers" in your publication - but yet refuse to print even one word from this country's oldest, and largest, group of survivors of sex trafficking domestically, Sex Workers Anonymous.  Leaving us with only our blog to post some of our views and cases.  http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-new-mafia-in-america.html

Your publication claims to be "LGBT friendly".  However, the groups you do publish articles supporting exclude the LGBT community in one fashion or another.  However, we are the ONLY group working with victims that accepts everyone across the board as members, and our executive board is comprised also of LGBT community members.

In fact, one of the two founders of our 12 step program was a lesbian.  However, I find no such representation within SWOP - who you print article after article supporting their views.  As well Christian groups who refuse to work with the LGBT community, nor admit them in their sex trafficking shelters in any way.

But our voice - you ignore.  Even in your LGBT section of your publication - you ignore us.

So before I go to press - any explanation?

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

THE NEW MAFIA IN AMERICA

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-trafficking-ring-20160823-snap-story.html

The "victims aren't cooperating" because they have a few people behind bars.  So what?  A few people who have unlimited resources and attorney's to intimidate prosecutors and all others in prosecuting this case.

They can "lose" witnesses right in the jail for one.  http://abc7.com/news/convicted-deputy-testifies-about-tanakas-tirade-against-fbi/1269065/  Remember Paul Tanaka shot a man down in front of other officers and then got put in charge of his own probe?

Remember they have people in the media claiming "these women aren't being trafficked"?   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alison-bass/were-sex-workers-caught-u_b_9093678.html  Reports done by the way without once asking our take on the situation as the oldest and largest group of survivors in the country I should add.  

Savannah Sly WAS NOT ADVERTISING ON THAT SITE.  

Remember they had a guy walking victims right past LAX security?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him  A man who could actually fake a whole criminal investigation against an innocent family.  I can only imagine what these people would do against a witness that would speak up.  

Remember they have cops on the so called "trafficking task forces"?  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/prostitute-reveals-new-details-bay-area-police-sex-scandal-article-1.2694945

Remember this was going on clear back in 2006?  http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SAN-MATEO-COUNTY-Two-lawmen-caught-in-raid-of-2563465.php

Remember one of the men behind them was a part of the Chinese government?  http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/trial-of-chinese-hotelier-features-accusations-of-prostitution/?_r=0

Remember this goes all the way to NY and even Wichita, Kansas where they threatened to kill a judge and the arresting officer?  https://www.justice.gov/usao-ks/pr/three-charged-sex-trafficking-wichita-massage-parlors

OMG I'm reliving my own case when I had the prosecutor begging me to testify against my traffickers and I kept telling him I'd never make it to a courtroom.  Oh yeah they changed my name to Rene Le Blanc and promised "they'd protect me" but I knew I'd never make it out of the courtroom.  See they forgot to change my mother's name whose case was joined to mine.  So where "Rosemary Williams" was going to court - so too was I.  You can see what I mean at the news clips at www.hightechmadam.com

I "refused to cooperate" to save my ass!  I knew good and well our system wasn't set up to go after and shut down the whole operation and if I "talked" I'd just be dead before my feet could hit the pavement to get out of that jail or courtroom.   Look what a great job they did for Margo Compton - http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php

Five people in jail does not shut down the operation itself behind these people which is the ONLY way they're going to be safe.

Not when this goes all the way up to Homeland Security and the FBI it doesn't.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fbi-employee-pleads-guilty-to-acting-as-agent-of-china/2016/08/01/fbb2da66-57fd-11e6-9aee-8075993d73a2_story.html

THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM WE HAD WITH THE MAFIA BACK IN THE 1970'S.  People were denying the mafia existed.  So they'd get some of the lower people on drug charges, traffic tickets, burglary charges, domestic violence, assault, etc.  But the RING ITSELF was being left to operate.  Thus people kept their mouths shut and even denied the "Cosa Nostra" existed.  

This is why until Joe Valachi came forward and not only confirmed the mafia was real, but explained how they operated, we didn't create the "racketeering" laws designed to bring down the whole operation.  People also don't realize until Rudolph Guiliani stepped up to create a special task force along with the Knapp Commission which also created Internal Affairs (Serpico), then the mafia was continuing to operate as a machine even if a few got thrown into jail here and there.

Meaning the victims in this case knows the "machine" behind what trafficked and used them is still operating.  The day before this arrest went down - I had Domina Elle hit my Linkedin profile, and someone connected to Maxine Doogan trying to threaten me to take down this blog.  I'm not sure what connection these two have with this - whether they're on the "good" or "bad" side here - but I find the timing quite interesting as being the day before these arrests go down.

But this person was claiming that Maxine Doogan was going around claiming to help prostitutes, only to steal their evidence and threatening them into silence so I'm opting for her being a trojan horse for the "bad" side of this equation.  She was convicted of pimping in 2008.

Anyone who comes after me and threatens me IS NOT on the side of the victims trying to break free of trafficking that's for damn sure.  Where's her phone call offering to help these victims?  Oh that's right she was busy trying to get language taken off the ballot to cut funding to these victims a few years ago  or did anyone miss that part of her history?  https://sfgov.org/elections/sites/default/files/ftp/meetingarchive/ftp/uploadedfiles/elections/Meeting_Information/BSC/Sex%20worker-background__.pdf

If you want to stop sex trafficking in this country - then we've got to stop thinking this is about some street pimp or a hooker on a corner.  This is a very sophisticated operation at work here.  It took a team of people to shut down the mafia and that's what it's going to take now.  These people were operating when I was a victim and the system itself is alive and well today - just rotating people through it like a churn.

This isn't about "prostitution" anymore.  There was once a time when a man could live on a farm and support his family by hunting in the woods and having some chickens running around.  Those days are gone.  Replaced by a "farming industry".  My second marriage was to a man raised by a farmer who held on to his family farm while the banks executed their take-over of "family farms" in the 1990's.   His father even spoke to me about how exactly the banks took over those farms and then changed the whole way food is made and marketed in this country before his death.

Which is one reason why all the bells and whistles have been going off in my mind as I've been watching the "take over of the sex industry" in the almost same identical manner.  If you want to know more about what I mean by this - catch this documentary "Hot Toxic Seat".  It shows IDENTICALLY how they're doing this to the world's "oldest profession" (many people say farming actually is the oldest however).  http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/toxic-hot-seat




Thursday, April 21, 2016

LETTER TO THE IRS

Jody Williams, Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 468-4529 Cell – (818) 646-3296 Landline


April 20, 2016

IRS Tax Exempt Dept.
Via Fax

Re: Cupcake Girls – EIN # 453970815
Sex Workers Outreach Project – EIN # 262264638
Erotic Service Providers Union Legal Education and Research Project – EIN # 272049888
Adult Performer Advocacy Committee – EIN #46-4118260

Dear IRS:

I’m writing you on behalf of the four nonprofits listed above. Their EIN numbers are also right after their names. The purpose my writing is to bring to your attention my understanding of a 501c3 nonprofit enjoying tax exempt status is they do not use this to drive the persuasion of new legislation without being a properly registered lobbyist at least. These four groups have been actively working together since at least 2013 that I can trace to directly impact legislation on issues pertaining to prostitution and sex trafficking, as well as to raise money for said goals. In my opinion, they are using these groups to carry out criminal conspiracies under the guise of being a tax exempt non-profit.

My research has shown the Cupcake Girls actually have a lobbyist named Kerrie Kramer. Ms. Kramer is also a lobbist for Live Nation, who represent both Charlie Sheen and Snoop Dogg, just to name but two of their clients who are known to be involved in illegal prostitution. Kerrie helped them write, and pass, a new law in Nevada actually. Assembly Bill 108 was based on the false claim prostitutes were unable to find work in Nevada because of their criminal record of prostitution. Only our program, Sex Workers Anonymous, was not having any problems at all finding reputable companies more than willing to hire women with this. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Minutes/Senate/JUD/Final/1207.pdf 

I have a statement from a woman who worked with Joy Hoover stating not only has she seen their fund raisers be fraudulent, but further that Joy knew walking into the Nevada legislature her claim was false based on the fact this woman was working in a union job while also having a criminal record herself.

So why pass it? John Hambrick stopped returning our calls in 2013, and blocked us from all social media. So he’s shown a complete unwillingness to speak to an actual group of survivors of prostitution about their real issues and challenges. Preferring instead to partner with the Cupcake Girls on this Bill instead. Which in reality is a smoke screen for the brothel industry in Nevada to be able to expunge records of prostitutes by bypassing our program which only assists them to do so once they’re proven they’re leaving the sex industry entirely.

This way they can then help women with criminal records go in and apply for a brothel prostitute license – which currently they’re blocked from doing if they have a solicitation record. We’ve personally witnessed John Hambrick taking favors from Dennis Hof so we have no doubt where Hambrick’s loyalties lie and it’s not with helping sex trafficking victims to escape the sex industry. If he had done one shred of research into Joy’s claim – we would have told him the record proves no barrier in reality.

Do we have a problem with them using this to be able to hire women to work at the brothel despite having a past criminal record? That’s not our problem. Our program is that there is no easy “exit” program for them to leave the brothel physically if they so choose to. Dennis Hof and Lance Gilman, who basically are the only two brothel owners left in the industry have repeatedly refused all offers of ours to post flyers with our hotline # on it for women to call if they want to leave. They also fought back against Polaris requiring the signs with their hotline be posted in their brothels as well. With only one Salvation Army working as a shelter for these women, the brothels refusing to give them their money if they wish to leave, combined with the fact there is no public bus or even a cab company who they can call to get a ride out of the very rural areas these brothels are located in – this leaves them with no way out other than our program if they wish to leave. Yet our outreach RV was stolen and returned with a bomb planted in it. Our outreach car was destroyed. Our volunteer drivers have all been threatened off. So our problem isn’t with women going in to work for them – but in not having a clear way OUT if they choose to.

SWOP? I have a screen shot of SWOP in San Francisco telling a prostitute in Reno who had just left a brothel to “sleep in a doorway” while refusing to help her. She also refused to tell this woman about our hotline which would have sent a local Reno member out to help her and when we tried to reach out to the woman directly, Kristin blocked our access from her on Twitter. When we confronted her about this exclusion – Kristin said she would “rather she sleep in a doorway than call us for help”. Only that wasn’t Kristin’s choice to make. When choices are removed – then that’s a system of control and not “advocacy” as SWOP is claiming to be to the public at this time.

Here is a new clips about Maxine Doogan, head of Erotic Service Providers Union, speaking out about changing legislation in California. http://calwatchdog.com/2012/10/26/prop-35-toughens-sex-crime-penalties/ She not only came out fighting against Prop. 35, but has also filed a personal lawsuit with the intent to get prostitution legalized in California again, while also denying services to trafficking victims, which she claims don’t exist within the sex industry despite all evidence to the contrary. Maxine was convicted of being a felon for pimping in 2008 by the way.

Maxine has partnered with the Cupcake Girls, and SWOP, along with members of their respective groups who also have “day jobs” with such media as the Daily Dot, Daily Beast, Reason, Washington Post, and CNN just to name a few of their members who have identified to me they’re members of these groups and also working as reporters on staff at these publications. Publications which repeatedly refuse to post any of our personal views on these lawsuits, Bills, Propositions, etc. – even going so far as to remove our personal comments from the readers’ view in order to manipulate public opinion.

As for Sex Workers Outreach Project, they’ve changed a great deal since their original founder, Robin Few, died in 2012. Their main intent was to advise sex workers of their existing rights so they could know them and protect themselves against discrimination and harassment before. Since Robin’s death, a whole new board of directors has come into power in SWOP that violates their own guidelines requiring 80 % of them be active, or retired, sex workers. Currently I’m not finding even 25% of their board have ever seen a sex worker. Up until 2013, SWOP used to do outreach into the sex worker community to find out who needed help. When one needed help to exit the sex industry, or to get away from a pimp – we would hear the phone ring. We have responded effectively each time we were called.

The new direction SWOP has taken has been to call up every chapter leader they have and instruct them “not to speak to Jody at Sex Workers Anonymous or else”. They have been told if they speak to us about any of their members in their area, they will lose their leadership. They removed all of our members from their social media groups when we violated no guidelines. This to me transforms them into a criminal operation then if they’re going to actively deny any knowledge of services to help someone exit, or escape a pimp. These SWOP leaders have told me straight up they’ve been threatened about harm if they speak to us or even speak about us positively to anyone.

SWOP has been partnering with both Maxine Doogan Cupcake Girls, and APAC, on many fund raising, legislative projects, and to control the flow of information to their members. You can read up on some of these at http://www.swopusa.org/tag/legislation-and-laws/ They have pushed people to donate to Maxine’s campaign to change the laws with respect to prostitution, given them email addresses, publicity, and other support in their joining together of nonprofits with the goals of furthering the activities of both illegal prostitution, the legal brothels of Nevada, and the porn industry as well. Maxine has stated in the clip above she has no intention of stopping her work as an illegal prostitute, which means she’s using these activities to further criminal behavior which constitutes a conspiracy.

As well as to intimidate witnesses in criminal cases. You may have read that there are women in the porn industry claiming James Deen had raped them. James Deen was up until recently the director of the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee. While in charge of this group, he organized an “exit panel” for performers on how to leave the porn industry. He refused any of our members of Sex Workers Anonymous to come speak on how not only they left the industry, but also how our program helped them to do this. This was before the news broke of about 10 women now claiming James raped them.

It’s clear now he was trying to separate these witnesses from speaking together, or joining any group that would advocate for them on their behalf against him he did not control outside of APAC.

Some of the movies he makes are for Vivid. Vivid has partnered with a company that works with video gaming, and also online betting for fantasy football. Vivid has moved into Nevada because the laws favor them better in employee disputes, and with legislation with respect to film making. For example, Nevada does not require porn performers to get a permit to film in a private home. This is important for models who may disappear after a shoot. If a permit is not filed for, then no one might know where this person was supposed to last be shooting at, for what company, and who is legally responsible. This is but one of the many laws Nevada offers a company like Vivid which favors them over the performer.

But how do you drive the porn industry into Nevada when most of the laws, and the culture, in California favors the performers? Performers who want to leave the porn industry and get into “mainstream” films such as we saw Traci Lords break that barrier years ago in the 1980’s. One good way is this new “condom law” that’s been going around California unnecessarily. I say “unnecessarily” because the very definition of what makes a porn film vs. a mainstream film is entirely up to the producers and directors. If they call their film a “mainstream” film, then it has to film under the guidelines set down by the Screen Actors Guild who does not require such complicated filming standards on films I’ve seen shot that are just as explicit as any porn, and also for which there might even be more blood as we saw on the film where Brandon Lee was accidently shot in the head on set.

The whole “condom law” was set into motion by a complaint made on a James Deen film. http://pagesix.com/2016/03/10/james-deen-porn-company-cited-for-failing-to-use-condoms/ The publicity about this case has been controlled by “insiders” connected to Vivid, SWOP, Cupcake Girls and also APAC. Conveniently, the only complaint which set this whole law in motion was filed on a James Deen film. I’ve been a paralegal for 30 years. I was involved with getting the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed. I’m aware how the process works. So I attempted to get in touch with James Deen, members of APAC, the producer of the film, Michael Weinstein from AHF, and also Assemblymen Hall. After seeing their reactions to the news this whole lawsuit could be quashed in two seconds – there’s not a doubt in my mind this whole thing was being deliberately staged in order to get this condom law passed – and thus force as many performers in the industry into Nevada as it could.

I say this for a few reasons. The first being AHF claims this law is about HIV. However, the HIV outbreaks since the 1980’s are NOT in the porn industry, but instead in massage parlors, bath houses, spas, sex clubs, and other indoor operations such as legal and illegal brothels. Yet any attempts on our part to get Michael to speak to us about where we’re seeing the pockets of HIV epidemic – he refuses to speak to us. When we tried speaking to the Assemblyman on this law – we got the same non-response.

Thinking money might get their attention we went to the Ryan White Foundation to let them know how these people are refusing to listen to us about where HIV is a problem in the sex industry. I went to them because they remembered our work in the 1980’s with sex workers and the issue of HIV infection.

Their response was to deny AHF $3.8 million in grant money. Now that should have got their attention – but it did not.

Meaning there’s something more important they’re pushing for than the health protection of sex workers. Which if you look at the details of how Vivid partnered with these groups who are partnering with Google, Oculus, and the new upcoming 3D virtual interactive porn they’re wanting to hire people to work as performers with – then you begin to see why these strings are being pulled to move people into Nevada where they have better resources there as employers to control and exploit the workers.

In other words, the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee is NOT about advocating for performers but is a straw organization trying to push them into Nevada where the employers have a better base to control them through control over the media, the legislative process, licensing process, and a large system of people in their pocket who know how to make things “disappear” if they want to as we witnessed with “Operation Dollhouse” in 2007. Nevada has had more than one officer in trouble with breaking the law they’ve just “let it go”. I’ve had them suppress information on a murder case. We’ve seen this repeated over the years with either the complete lack of anyone at all to file any complaints at all with an Internal Affairs process, or the officers we’re trying to file complaints about we find they’re also in charge of not only their unit, but also the related Internal Affairs. There was a news clip recently about a Homeland Security officer involved directly in sex trafficking of Korean women whose boss said he could “do whatever he wanted” in Las Vegas when a family he was targeting tried to complain.

So how do we file a complaint on behalf of women claiming to be raped by an officer, when the officer in charge of Internal Affairs is that same officer? Combine that with the fact Nevada’s Review Journal has shown repeatedly they will go to any length necessary to not report on any story involving our name or presence – and you begin to see why they’re using APAC, SWOP, Cupcake Girls and Maxine’s group in a large conspiracy to control not only the sex industry, both legal and illegal, along with affecting legislation which favors them also.

Which if that’s what they wanted to do – fine. But in our opinion, they are abusing their non-profit status in the pursuit of those goals and misleading their members as to what their real goals are. I am an ex-sex worker. How they treat me, and our members and supporters, is how they view and treat sex workers. I do not find any of these people are registered lobbists. They are not being honest about their intentions, and it’s clearly not on the side of sex workers, performers, or the prostitutes, they’re claiming to be advocates for while in reality siding on behalf of the employers – not the providers. When they block them from us – they are blocking choice. That makes them traffickers and exploiters.

I can show in instance after instance where they have not sided with the performer, or worker, but instead is only pursuing their own agenda. This misdirection alone about what their real intent is – is all the more reason why I feel they are abusing their 501c3 nonprofit tax exempt status. Here’s one example – Mary who runs the Seattle chapter of SWOP went in front of the press and a police officer and she circled the ads which had appeared on a site the police had just arrested that she “identified as sex workers”. The site by the way was to advertise Korean women. The same Korean women being trafficked by this Homeland Security Officer by the way where arrests in Seattle just happened.

Meaning in reality, those people she fingered might not have even been sexworkers. Ads get placed all the time as jokes, or as revenge. I’ve had it done to me by people trying to play tricks on us (no pun intended). Membership in SWOP is supposed to be confidential and I see nothing in their privacy policy on their website that they are going to identify their members to law enforcement or the press without their presence and consent. Not one of those women she pointed the finger at were consulted first to give consent. Who would do that? An advocate for them? Who would say to Mary – sure go ahead and tell the cops and the press I’m a sex worker knowing that would then serve as probable cause for them to get a warrant, come in after my kids, seize my assets, etc. Again, not an advocate action.

Mary said further these were “not victims of coercion”. Further supporting my assertion SWOP is NOT advocating for sex workers but in reality advocating for the employers. If the women on that site were the same women who were being flown over here for Korea by a Homeland Security officer – I ask you would they not then employ someone like Mary to say the women were “not victims of coercion” to cover themselves from legal prosecution as traffickers? Protecting traffickers – not the sex workers.

Until such time as there is a union for sex workers, while most sex work is illegal still within the USA, the idea of a group advocating for them is one that they have to know IS on their side advocating for them and not selling them out. Which is why it’s important people believe if these groups are tax exempt that your stamp means they are what they represent they are. Let’s put it another way – let’s say Walmart doesn’t want to have a union put in their shop. So they hire “influencers” to set up a “workers advocacy group” where the people involved are pretending to be Walmart workers advocating for Walmart workers’ rights – while in reality they’re ensuring the workers don’t unionize, and don’t further push for legal rights they should have. You give that group tax exempt status and people think it’s real.

I can point to Stoya. This woman says she was raped by James Deen. Then she was falsely told she “had to” stand up and present an award standing next to James Deen at the AVN. No contract requires me to stand next to someone who harmed me physically and while a criminal and civil case might be open. To coerce me into pretending like “everything is ok” by photographing me standing next to him presenting an award does not serve my case either – but seriously then hinders my rape case against that man. I’ll have a jury going “well she didn’t seem to upset standing next to him”. Any lawyer, or advocate, on Stoya’s side, NOT the AVN, would have advised her differently as we would have. They didn’t. Our voice which would have advocated for her rights – is being silenced.

We are being actively blocked from any access or voice to the sex workers by the banding together of these groups as they’ve been doing since 2013, and their related contacts and “two jobs” within the media. For example, Alana Massey, has been open about being a reporter, and a member of SWOP as you can see on this link here. https://alanamassey.contently.com/pub/swop-nyc-org You’ll note not one story written by Alana carries the name of Sex Workers Anonymous nor Jody Williams.

So I’m writing you to ask that you reconsider these groups’ tax exempt status. I’d ask you to throw in the blog “Tits and Sass” who removed every article, every mention, every post, from our group dating back to 2007 but not only are they not a 501c3 nonprofit, but I have reason to believe they’re being threatened into doing this just as much as other blog writers within this community who have written me stating they were so threatened into removing us, and posts from us, from their blogs under threats by people all connected to these four groups in each case.

I’m further sending a copy of this letter to the Dept. of Justice so they can investigate further for a criminal conspiracy, as well as the office of Trafficking in Persons to examine how these groups were aiding the trafficking going on by men such as JooHoon David Lee, only one Homeland Security agent where it’s been established he was working for traffickers while an agent, falsely accusing competitors to the real traffickers in order to look like they were “doing their job” in an effort to fraudulently obtain money from our government, and nonprofits, as well as access to official resources and channels. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/las-vegas-restaurateur-says-former-fed-manufactured-criminal-case-against-him

I’m also asking the FCC to look into how their use of media has allowed this to happen by silencing our voice on this issue. NONE of this would have happened if not for the Telecommunications Act of 1995 which has silenced all voices of opposition on legislative matters such as these trafficking laws, and laws with respect to the sex industry itself, and it’s related issue of sex trafficking within both legal and illegal factions of the sex industry.

I have more evidence and news clips to support my position here if you’d like to review them. You can reach me at the above telephone numbers. Please know this is not some personal attack of mine. I have many members I speak for who are terrified of the retribution these people represent asking me to speak up for them. Meaning I have other information I can provide you with to prove my statements here are true that I have to be careful how I share this information, and witness’s names and therefore identities. Which is truly the beauty of what our hotline, and program provides. By being separate from the government, and law enforcement, we also are immune to the influence of corruption and therefore the pimps and traffickers we defend our members from. This allows us to speak up freely to you about what’s going on. So I thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Sincerely,

Jody Williams