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Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Office of Inspector General, Florida Dept. of Corrections
Via Fax

Re:         John Meekins

To Whom It May Concern:

My name is Jody Williams.  I run the group listed above, along with the hotline associated with it.  Our group, and hotline, was the first of it’s kind for adults to call when seeking help to exit the sex industry for whatever reason – sex trafficking included.  This of course was before the term “sex trafficking” was even coined mind you.  It took us 13 years of a lot of time, money, and huge sacrifices in my life to see us get federal recognition for sex trafficking being real as it did when the Trafficking Act of 2000 was passed.  A true game changer because up until that point the system viewed us only, and solely, as “criminals” and never a “victim” before that recognition was achieved.

I’m writing you because of a matter of deep concern to me.  I was told by a guard, or ex-guard, John Meekins,  he was “played a tape recording of a call and shown screen shots of our conversation” done supposedly by me of conversations John and I have had in the past.  John told me he lost his job because of this, and spoke of another trafficking program which he says will not happen because of supposedly this very thing. 

I have a real problem with this.  I want you to know that NO ONE has contacted me to verify if I said or did any of this.  I’m especially horrified that I now have this man not only quite upset at me about this, but he’s also been completely blasting me within the trafficking field telling people I had contacted the Office of the Inspector General claiming he “was a pimp” and that he “worked for Sex Workers Outreach Project”.  Two things I don’t even believe about John, let alone would I be calling up your office making such a complaint about it.

If I think someone “is a pimp” I generally don’t do a damn thing about it to be honest EXCEPT offer to help them.  Sex Workers Anonymous is a 12 step group for men, women and transgender adults who want to leave  ANY part of the sex industry for ANY reason.  I’m going to point you to my YouTube page where I have a tape of my appearance on a Donahue  located at I did in 1992.  I’d like you to note the African American man on that panel who speaks about his membership in Sex Workers Anonymous who helped him stop being a pimp.

Yes Sex Workers Anonymous welcomes in pimps as well as prostitutes.  Madams too as evidenced by Jeane Palfrey’s membership in SWA (the D.C. Madam), for about two years before her death.  I say “death” and not “suicide” because I believe she was murdered before she could testify at the Ethics Hearing about the names in her “Black Book”.  Jeane didn’t reveal names of “johns” in that book, but instead that of her traffickers.  She had been trying to prove to the public that she was being forced to work as a madam by men within our own government, just as Alex Adams had also been, as well as myself.  Meaning I believe that sometimes someone who is working as a pimp or madam can be a sex trafficking victim sometimes – coerced in some manner to be acting in that capacity. 

Which is why we don’t discriminate in SWA as to who we help or don’t help.  It’s in fact a fundamental difference between us and many of these new “trafficking” programs that have popped up now grant money has been made available to groups who will only focus on the prostitute as “victim” – completely leaving those forced into other positions within the sex industry out in the cold, or even demonized as is being done these days by these other groups against madams and pimps. 

Our very reputation is on the line here when I’m having someone come to me and tell me they have been fired over me supposedly coming to the authorities to file a complaint against someone “being a pimp”.   In other words, this goes to the very core of the confidentiality issue that I offer anyone who calls us. 

The ONLY time I have done such things has been under two conditions and two conditions only – that first of all of this person has refusing any of our help, and the second being that they are actively enslaving others who wish our help to leave.  In the whole time I’ve been running SWA, I can count on one hand the times I’ve had to do any actions against a pimp or trafficker and John Meekins isn’t one of those incidents. 

I did try and get an investigation going against Peter Todd for example.  This man murdered at least three prostitutes I’m aware of in Las Vegas in my opinion.  I had multiple other prostitutes come to me asking for my help to escape this man.  Because he was also operating as an informant for the police – these women were unable to not only get any protection from him, but in fact the police were refusing to lift one finger to help them because of his informant position, as well as do anything about the women he murdered. 

Leaving me with having to see what I could do in order to have him arrested so as to protect these other women who were not only in great reasonable fear of their lives – but also having to fight against the fact he had police protection while he was actively still trafficking women from Canada down into the states.   A man I have been so open about going after that I even set up the website to warn others about him once I realized the police wouldn’t lift a finger to help his victims.

I CERTAINLY don’t consider John Meekins not only a pimp, but not a pimp I’d even think about going to the police about for help against!  So I have a huge problem here.  I have a huge problem in that John Meekins is running around thinking I made such a complaint, I got him fired, and this complaint is being used now as an excuse for not letting some other trafficking program get off the ground.  I especially have a problem over the fact this is making it appear I’m not offering our members the confidentiality that I do – even for those who are pimps who might be calling us for help one day.

I have been very open about the fact I’ve been impersonated many times in the past.  I’ve got at least three articles published carrying what appears to be an interview with me I never did.  I wouldn’t mind actually – but these interviews state things that are completely contrary to what I believe, and what SWA stands for.  These false interviews have been extremely harmful to me and SWA actually and if I could reach the reporter responsible for them I’d slap him with a lawsuit.  I say this because I have tried to locate him for just this purpose.  After what happened with people like Stephen Glass it’s quite well known now that sometimes writers, reporters, etc. do completely fake whole stories.   Celebrities have stories faked about them all the time. 

So I’m more than a little upset at papers like “The Fix” to name one who published two of these fake interviews with me.  I’d sue them but they’ve been bought by Sober Media and I’m sure won’t be around for me to sue over this damage.  

However, your office is still around.   I need to talk to someone about this.  Please contact me at the above information at your earliest convenience and let me know first of all if this actually happened.  If so, I want to know the agent’s name who did this to John and drug my name into this.  I also want to let you know that NO ONE  has contacted me to verify I actually spoke to anyone there.  So we have a few things to talk about.


Jody Williams

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Back about 2005, I got a call from the Dr. Phil show's producers.  They were asking me to make plane arrangements to come be interviewed on the show.  The producer is acting like I've already agreed to be on the show.  I have never spoken to her before yet she's asking me what airline I want to arrive on.  I ask her what's going on and she tells me she was talking to me, lost my phone #, and then went online to get it and is now talking to me.  I tell her she has not been talking to me and ask her to please locate the phone number of who she has been speaking to.  She comes back on the line to tell me "oh here's the number".

I repeated "you are talking to Jody Williams of Sex Workers Anonymous?"  She said "yes".  I told her to hang on while I called that # from my other phone.  Of course no one answered.  I then "google'd" the phone number to be taken to a site that was a mirror identical to my site only the name was slightly different.  It was "Sex Industry Survivors Anonymous".  But this didn't explain why the producer thought she was speaking to "Jody Williams".

As I review the site, I find the literature from our "Recovery Guide" has been copied word for word on this site.  It is set up to look like our site.  It's almost a mirror identical site.  But then there is a link that takes you to the Silver Braid which is a violation of the "Traditions" being that you're not supposed to "affiliate with, nor endorse" any separate organization.

We don't have any other groups than ours listed at   I email this person and ask her to please take down our literature off her site as it is copyrighted.  I also tell her I have no idea why she would want to be going on the Dr. Phil show as me and to please not do that again.  In the meantime, the producer asks me to get on a plane.  My mother was dying in ICU at this time and there was no way I was going to leave her side so I refused.  The producer told me that I "had to come" as the studio had already been set up to record a show.  I then said "if you want to film someone who impersonates me - go right ahead".  Which they did.  So much for the integrity of the Dr. Phil Show.

After hearing they promoted Chris Butler while half of Los Angeles knew his female agents were blackmailing men, and about how he ambushed Jori Nunes - yeah so much for the integrity of the Dr. Phil show.  This is a show that puts on imposters, and interviews people like the "Soccer Mom Madam" but won't have the founder of Sex Workers Anonymous on their show for real's.  I offered to reschedule for another time and haven't heard from the Dr. Phil people since.

Wondering what else might be going on if she's acting like this, I went onto Google and started checking out my name.  I literally came upon a $300,000 grant in my name claiming I had opened up a "drop-in center in Pasadena".  I have friends who live in Pasadena, so I asked them to drive by this address for me.  They did and told me it was an empty building.  I then went to the grant people and asked about the grant in my name.  They confirmed it had been given to Jody Williams to open up a "crisis drop-in center" in Pasadena.  I emailed them a copy of my ID and let them know that I was Jody Williams, I ran Sex Workers Anonymous, and no I had not applied for, nor received, any grants.  They gave me a web address which led me right back to Anne Bissell.   I printed out the information for Silver Braid, along with the information on her board members.  Then I filed a complaint with the police, and the people who issued the grant that I was being impersonated.  I then got a Google Alert a few months later that the people on this board had previous records for fraud - and everyone had been arrested but Anne.

During this time, the website is not changing.  Now I'm getting phone calls from people yelling at me "where's my book order?"  I'm like "what book order?"  Seems she was taking orders for our "Recovery Guide" and not filling them.  These people think I took the money even though I didn't so to calm them down - I go ahead and fill the orders out of my own pocket.  So no I'm not happy about this.  I escalate my demands she change this website to differentiate us immediately or I'm going to file formal charges.  It was only when I sent her a formal "cease and desist" letter that she stopped.

I called back these people who were calling me about book orders to ask some questions.  I come to find out this woman has been running meetings in both Los Angeles and Arizona during the time I was either living in Nebraska or Nevada.  I asked if a basket was passed and money being collected at the meetings  and they said yes.  I went back to Anne and sent her emails asking about why she was holding meetings that weren't registered for one thing, and for another I needed a treasury report.  If money is collected in our name, I have to report that money to IRS as I was not a 501c3 at that time.  I can't report the money if I don't know what was donated.  All attempts to speak to her were refused.

I got in the habit of "googling" myself at least monthly after this to try and stay on top of any impersonations or hi-jackings.  I kept finding my domain kept being transferred to porn sites.  That was easy to get repaired by writing to their domain server company and letting them know what was going on.  I kept finding all kinds of interesting things like this article that appeared in "The Fix" in 2012 by McCarton Ackerman.   It claims he was going to meetings of ours in Los Angeles in 1996.  The woman running our registered meetings in 1996 let the meetings go.  I couldn't find anyone to take over the meetings.  I was living in Nevada as of April 1996.   So who was running the meetings that McCarton was going to?  I don't know because he never returned my phone calls.

I did however have a long conversation with another male who did attend those meetings.  That is after I calmed him down from yelling at me.  I asked him why he was so upset and he had a long list of complaints.  I asked him "who is this person?" to hear him answer "Jody Williams".  That was interesting.  He was coming through Vegas on a book/play tour and I invited him to come up to my house in Vegas to meet me so he would know I was not this "other Jody Williams" which he did.  I gave him a copy of our real "Recovery Guide", apologized for whatever this other woman did to him, and wished him well on his recovery.

If you read this article, there's some serious problems there.  For one thing, I would not go to a male's house who was still active in sex work and bring him chicken soup.  Nor would I ask him, or anyone, to write out a list of "johns" for amends.  That's just downright insane.   I don't know who this person was that wrote the article, nor who was running meetings in Los Angeles in 1996 using my name, but all I could get out of anyone was that she called herself "Jody Williams", and she was blond.  I was a red-head back then so this was definitely not me.

If you read up on the Planned Parenthood videotape fiasco, you'll find that a lot more than the video was faked.  These people used a fake ID.  They staged fake props and settings.  They had fake interviews.  I mean this was a total fake job from the gate.  You'll also see that they used more than just faked things in the video, but there were graphs that were misleading, along with misleading reports.  So there was a lot of faked, staged, things in connection with the attacks upon Planned Parenthood.

Just as this tape is interesting attacking Katherine Griffin-Townsend by Maxine Doogan.  The voice on that tape claiming to be "Kamylla" is not the voice of the woman who called me claiming to be Kamylla number one.  The woman who called me had a Brazilian accent, but this woman on the tape sounds something else.   I am not sure what but I do know this - I have at least three tapes I've set aside of phone calls where someone whose voice matches that on this tape with Maxine has called me trying to find out what attorney's we use to help our members, where we have meetings located, and to try and find out where local meetings are held.  All information I've refused to give her.

Today I come across a Facebook profile for "Rene La Blanc".  That's the name I was arrested under in 1984.  The prosecutor gave me that name to try and protect me from the people who were trying to kill me so they couldn't locate my name in the court calendar and then murder me on the steps of the courthouse coming into hearings.   The name was a fake mix between male and female spellings of the name so as to not be a real person.

When I first started going on TV - I didn't want to use my real name so I used the name on my arrest records that was already in the news.  It wasn't until 1991 that I realized that I could not keep private what I was doing and just went ahead and started using my real legal given name of Jody Williams.  Yes I have been married twice, so I have three legal names.  Nothing shady about that as people want to try and act.

However, I found this profile created in 2013.  You'll note Anne Bissell is a "friend" on that account along with about 20 other people I don't know from Adam.  I do know Ruth Jacobs so I let her know it was a fake account.  She came back with posts from this account and said "this is your style".  I told Ruth "my style is not hard to fake - you just make them LONG".   I make them LONG so people will know it's me and not a "catfish".  Of course now I realize that makes it so much easier to fake.  But she keeps insisting that I "just don't remember" setting up this account.

Well for one thing if I did set it up and don't remember I would have used the LE spelling of Le Blanc not LA version as is on this page.  Another, I don't know any of these people on this page except Ruth and Anne Bissell who interestingly is on this page .  Then I keep finding Ruth trying to convince me that's my account because it dates back to 2013.  The year 2013 is when there was legislature we were trying to fight, including AB67 and fighting back to brothels from expanding into downtown Las Vegas.   No I didn't find the account before now because it never dawned on me someone might use that name and to google for that.  I literally accidentally fell on this profile to find it.   So if I had done this and didn't remember, it wouldn't have people I don't know on there, and certainly not Anne Bissell would be a "friend" on that account either.

It was also about 2013 when I started seeing a profile going around for Juliette Chandler - only it was using Anne Bissell's profile photo from like 10 years ago.  I thought maybe Anne might be impersonating her as she did me so I wrote her to give her a warning.  I didn't get a response so I let other people know this person was using Anne's photo.  Next thing I know Anne is issuing a statement that Juliette is a pen name and I get people jumping all over me.  Pen name or not - how am I supposed to know that when she's using the same exact photo as is on Anne's profile?  I tried again to get Anne to speak to me about all of this going on so we could figure out what's going on and she's refused to speak to me.

I have however heard back that wherever Anne is connected to someone - suddenly I'm painted out to be a "pimp". Nice try but the brothel I was arrested for in 1984 was the first safe house in the country for adult women.  An angry pimp called in a report I was running a brothel and I was arrested yes for that at first.  But then the victim clarified it by telling them about her real pimp and those charges against me were dropped.  So no I'm not a "pimp".   Nor am I on Facebook as Rene LaBlanc either.