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Friday, January 1, 2016

RECOVERY FROM SEX TRAFFICKING AND/OR SEX WORK GROUPS IN NEVADA

Do you need help to leave prostitution, or any part of the sex industry, in Las Vegas, Henderson, Carson City, Pahrump, Reno, Tonopah, or any place in Nevada?  Do you need help to escape and recover from sex trafficking in Las Vegas, Carson City or somewhere in Nevada?  Are you trapped by a pimp or a trafficking ring and need help to figure out a way to break away and get to safety?

You can find help at www.sexworkersanonymous.com

We have interviews up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com and also at www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextraffictalk

We have clips at www.hightechmadam.com

We are not connected with law enforcement in any way.  We are free, confidential, and we have been helping men and women to leave any part of the industry since 1987 effectively.

Dr. Sharon Oselin just did a 10 year study of three different programs.  Ours was one of them.  The study was published in "Leaving Prostitution".  At the end of the study - ours was the only one left standing and the women quoted our program as what made it "work this time".  A quote from one of those women is below:


When Bob Herbert of the NY Times published a series of interviews with us he did after meeting with us, and then validating what we said for himself with his own eyes, the mayor then, Oscar Goodman, was so angry that he threatened Bob with a "baseball bat to the heat if he ever set foot in Las Vegas again".  Why?  Well the Mob Museum now sits where he had wanted to put a legal brothel.  That could be partly because of the interviews.  Or could be because one of our members testified at a "back door" hearing that wasn't even listed on the calendar about the brothel expansion about what working conditions were like for her at the brothel.  The legislature came back with a "no" that so infuriated their lobbyist he quit after 20 years of service!

By the way, the Nevada Brothel Association's Lobbyist was a minister.  When I asked him why he was a brothel lobbyist and a minister he told me it was because he felt the brothels "got the women off the streets".  I asked him "George - have you ever actually been inside a brothel?"  To which he replied "no".  I then asked him "How do you know then?"  He was like "Know what?"  I said "Know that the women you're seeing on the streets would be in the brothels otherwise?"  He said "I don't know what you mean."

I said "George where are you seeing these 'poor women with pimps on street corners' and he said 'why on the streets of Carson City or Reno'".  I then said "That's a hop and skip to the legal brothels - have you asked those women why they're not working at the legal brothels?"  To which he said "No."

I said "George - I have.  Those women you're seeing on the streets aren't someone who can be 'saved' by brothels.  They're there because they can't get a brothel license.  They're either too young, or they have HIV, or they have a criminal record.".

I then said "Have you seen the working conditions within the brothels themselves to know what you're saying when you say 'safer'?"  To which he said "No."

I said "I have.  The buzzers aren't connected many times.  If they were it wouldn't matter as there isn't security.  If there was - wouldn't matter as they wouldn't be able to signal for help.  That also has nothing to do with the fact they can't leave.  They aren't allowed to have their own money.  By forcing them to stay at the brothel they have to leave their kids with someone - someone who could then threaten them with who knows what to get what they want out of them.  Also, George they supposedly test the women but are you aware they penalize you if you say no to a client and they don't test the clients?"

That he said he didn't know.

Then I asked him "When or if they contract something, get pregnant, break a leg, or otherwise can't work you do know they can't get unemployment because they're independent contractors' right?  Also, if they catch HIV and have to retire - they don't get any exit plan and the state doesn't pay for vocational rehabilitation.  They also don't pay for medical insurance so if they get sick with HIV suddenly - they get no help whatsoever to go through the exit process.  Plus what if they get the crap beat out of them by a client - do you honestly think they can sue for disability or vocational disability and get assistance to help them while they're off their feet?"  To which of course George then didn't want to talk to me anymore.

I then asked George "What about NA or AA meetings?  You are aware they can't leave to go to church, or to NA or AA meetings - but then I ask you how are the addict supposed to stay sober? What about counseling?  What if they're also in counseling?  They can't leave for weeks at a time George."  At that point he didn't want to talk to me anymore.

The owners have the Brothel Association.  But the women themselves have no advocate.  You don't like it?  There's the door.

I challenge you to show me one interview with someone who has worked at a legal brothel that's done by a woman who is now out of the business, who is also clean and sober, and doesn't have Dennis sitting right next to her?  The only interview I'm aware of that meets that guideline is the one we have up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

Why do I ask?  Simple - would you tell the truth about your job with your boss right there?

If you have a cell phone that your pimp is monitoring - go to a pay phone and call (844) 266-4941 toll free any day after 3:00 p.m. to reach me toll free without change.  If you're in jail - call me collect at (818) 646-3296.  If you're calling from jail - we'll accept the charges on that phone.  If you're in a hotel and don't want the call to show on your phone - you can also call collect.  Don't call us from your cell phone where he can log your call and possibly even have it recorded.   If you have a phone and you're coming to meet with us - be sure to take the battery out.

We have many members who have escaped their pimps and to date not one of them has been found and returned to their pimp or trafficker.  If we help you to leave - you never have to return again against your will. 

If you are under the age of 18 years - go to any bus station or airport and contact www.childrenofthenight.org   They will arrange to bring you to them.  Even if the people who are pimping you are your parents or step-parents - they are prepared for this and can help you. 



RECOVERY GROUPS FROM PROSTITUTION IN NEVADA

Do you need help to leave prostitution, or any part of the sex industry, in Las Vegas, Henderson, Carson City, Pahrump, Reno, Tonopah, or any place in Nevada?

You can find help at www.sexworkersanonymous.com

We have interviews up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com and also at www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextraffictalk

We have clips at www.hightechmadam.com

We are not connected with law enforcement in any way.  We are free, confidential, and we have been helping men and women to leave any part of the industry since 1987 effectively.

Dr. Sharon Oselin just did a 10 year study of three different programs.  Ours was one of them.  The study was published in "Leaving Prostitution".  At the end of the study - ours was the only one left standing and the women quoted our program as what made it "work this time".  A quote from one of those women is below:


When Bob Herbert of the NY Times published a series of interviews with us he did after meeting with us, and then validating what we said for himself with his own eyes, the mayor then, Oscar Goodman, was so angry that he threatened Bob with a "baseball bat to the heat if he ever set foot in Las Vegas again".  Why?  Well the Mob Museum now sits where he had wanted to put a legal brothel.  That could be partly because of the interviews.  Or could be because one of our members testified at a "back door" hearing that wasn't even listed on the calendar about the brothel expansion about what working conditions were like for her at the brothel.  The legislature came back with a "no" that so infuriated their lobbyist he quit after 20 years of service!

By the way, the Nevada Brothel Association's Lobbyist was a minister.  When I asked him why he was a brothel lobbyist and a minister he told me it was because he felt the brothels "got the women off the streets".  I asked him "George - have you ever actually been inside a brothel?"  To which he replied "no".  I then asked him "How do you know then?"  He was like "Know what?"  I said "Know that the women you're seeing on the streets would be in the brothels otherwise?"  He said "I don't know what you mean."

I said "George where are you seeing these 'poor women with pimps on street corners' and he said 'why on the streets of Carson City or Reno'".  I then said "That's a hop and skip to the legal brothels - have you asked those women why they're not working at the legal brothels?"  To which he said "No."

I said "George - I have.  Those women you're seeing on the streets aren't someone who can be 'saved' by brothels.  They're there because they can't get a brothel license.  They're either too young, or they have HIV, or they have a criminal record.".

I then said "Have you seen the working conditions within the brothels themselves to know what you're saying when you say 'safer'?"  To which he said "No."

I said "I have.  The buzzers aren't connected many times.  If they were it wouldn't matter as there isn't security.  If there was - wouldn't matter as they wouldn't be able to signal for help.  That also has nothing to do with the fact they can't leave.  They aren't allowed to have their own money.  By forcing them to stay at the brothel they have to leave their kids with someone - someone who could then threaten them with who knows what to get what they want out of them.  Also, George they supposedly test the women but are you aware they penalize you if you say no to a client and they don't test the clients?"

That he said he didn't know.

Then I asked him "When or if they contract something, get pregnant, break a leg, or otherwise can't work you do know they can't get unemployment because they're independent contractors' right?  Also, if they catch HIV and have to retire - they don't get any exit plan and the state doesn't pay for vocational rehabilitation.  They also don't pay for medical insurance so if they get sick with HIV suddenly - they get no help whatsoever to go through the exit process.  Plus what if they get the crap beat out of them by a client - do you honestly think they can sue for disability or vocational disability and get assistance to help them while they're off their feet?"  To which of course George then didn't want to talk to me anymore.

I then asked George "What about NA or AA meetings?  You are aware they can't leave to go to church, or to NA or AA meetings - but then I ask you how are the addict supposed to stay sober? What about counseling?  What if they're also in counseling?  They can't leave for weeks at a time George."  At that point he didn't want to talk to me anymore.

The owners have the Brothel Association.  But the women themselves have no advocate.  You don't like it?  There's the door.

I challenge you to show me one interview with someone who has worked at a legal brothel that's done by a woman who is now out of the business, who is also clean and sober, and doesn't have Dennis sitting right next to her?  The only interview I'm aware of that meets that guideline is the one we have up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

Why do I ask?  Simple - would you tell the truth about your job with your boss right there?



HELP TO LEAVE PORN INDUSTRY IN NEVADA

Do you need help to leave the porn industry in Nevada?  Are you tired of making and performing in the porn industry?  If you are - then contact www.sexworkersanonymous.com  All contact is confidential and we are not connected with law enforcement in any way.

We have interviews with members up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

We have clips up at www.hightechmadam.com

If you would like our Recovery Guide - you can order it at www.sexworkersanonymous.com


HELP TO STOP STRIPPING IN LAS VEGAS OR ANYWHERE IN NEVADA

Want to stop stripping anywhere in Nevada?  You can find help in www.sexworkersanonymous.com

We have interviews with members up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

There are news clips at www.hightechmadam.com



HELP TO LEAVE PROSTITUTION IN LAS VEGAS OR NEVADA

Do you need help to leave prostitution, or any part of the sex industry, in Las Vegas, Henderson, Carson City, Pahrump, Reno, Tonopah, or any place in Nevada?

You can find help at www.sexworkersanonymous.com

We have interviews up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com and also at www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextraffictalk

We have clips at www.hightechmadam.com

We are not connected with law enforcement in any way.  We are free, confidential, and we have been helping men and women to leave any part of the industry since 1987 effectively.

Dr. Sharon Oselin just did a 10 year study of three different programs.  Ours was one of them.  The study was published in "Leaving Prostitution".  At the end of the study - ours was the only one left standing and the women quoted our program as what made it "work this time".  A quote from one of those women is below:


When Bob Herbert of the NY Times published a series of interviews with us he did after meeting with us, and then validating what we said for himself with his own eyes, the mayor then, Oscar Goodman, was so angry that he threatened Bob with a "baseball bat to the heat if he ever set foot in Las Vegas again".  Why?  Well the Mob Museum now sits where he had wanted to put a legal brothel.  That could be partly because of the interviews.  Or could be because one of our members testified at a "back door" hearing that wasn't even listed on the calendar about the brothel expansion about what working conditions were like for her at the brothel.  The legislature came back with a "no" that so infuriated their lobbyist he quit after 20 years of service!

By the way, the Nevada Brothel Association's Lobbyist was a minister.  When I asked him why he was a brothel lobbyist and a minister he told me it was because he felt the brothels "got the women off the streets".  I asked him "George - have you ever actually been inside a brothel?"  To which he replied "no".  I then asked him "How do you know then?"  He was like "Know what?"  I said "Know that the women you're seeing on the streets would be in the brothels otherwise?"  He said "I don't know what you mean."

I said "George where are you seeing these 'poor women with pimps on street corners' and he said 'why on the streets of Carson City or Reno'".  I then said "That's a hop and skip to the legal brothels - have you asked those women why they're not working at the legal brothels?"  To which he said "No."

I said "George - I have.  Those women you're seeing on the streets aren't someone who can be 'saved' by brothels.  They're there because they can't get a brothel license.  They're either too young, or they have HIV, or they have a criminal record.".

I then said "Have you seen the working conditions within the brothels themselves to know what you're saying when you say 'safer'?"  To which he said "No."

I said "I have.  The buzzers aren't connected many times.  If they were it wouldn't matter as there isn't security.  If there was - wouldn't matter as they wouldn't be able to signal for help.  That also has nothing to do with the fact they can't leave.  They aren't allowed to have their own money.  By forcing them to stay at the brothel they have to leave their kids with someone - someone who could then threaten them with who knows what to get what they want out of them.  Also, George they supposedly test the women but are you aware they penalize you if you say no to a client and they don't test the clients?"

That he said he didn't know.

Then I asked him "When or if they contract something, get pregnant, break a leg, or otherwise can't work you do know they can't get unemployment because they're independent contractors' right?  Also, if they catch HIV and have to retire - they don't get any exit plan and the state doesn't pay for vocational rehabilitation.  They also don't pay for medical insurance so if they get sick with HIV suddenly - they get no help whatsoever to go through the exit process.  Plus what if they get the crap beat out of them by a client - do you honestly think they can sue for disability or vocational disability and get assistance to help them while they're off their feet?"  To which of course George then didn't want to talk to me anymore.

I then asked George "What about NA or AA meetings?  You are aware they can't leave to go to church, or to NA or AA meetings - but then I ask you how are the addict supposed to stay sober? What about counseling?  What if they're also in counseling?  They can't leave for weeks at a time George."  At that point he didn't want to talk to me anymore.

The owners have the Brothel Association.  But the women themselves have no advocate.  You don't like it?  There's the door.

I challenge you to show me one interview with someone who has worked at a legal brothel that's done by a woman who is now out of the business, who is also clean and sober, and doesn't have Dennis sitting right next to her?  The only interview I'm aware of that meets that guideline is the one we have up at www.leavingtheliferadio.com

Why do I ask?  Simple - would you tell the truth about your job with your boss right there?




OPEN LETTER TO BENJAMIN NOLOT

Dear Mr. Nolot:

My understanding of "abolition" also includes legalized prostitution. Especially when 16 year olds are being licensed to work in these brothels in Nevada.  Even more upsetting than that fact alone, being that 16 is too young to drink, vote, smoke, or even drive a car alone, is that once you arrive for your first 48 hours on site at the brothel if you try to leave you will be arrested under the smoke screen that it's about the HIV test.

These girls didn't drive themselves there, and there's no way out anyway even if they did walk out despite the threat of arrest.  There are no buses, no cabs, not even a business or home to walk to in order to call someone for help.  These brothels are hours and miles from anywhere and hours from even being able to call for a cab or limo from another town.

As you may have seen in the news - the main cab/limo company in Nevada was arrested for racketeering and trafficking recently.  This had gone on for years.  The reason was because I had deals with the cab drivers to go in and pick up these girls as a "donation".  Once the brothel owners realized this - they bought the company.  I then had a man move into their county and he started a "gypsy" cab company.

The brothel owners came in and ran him out of town.  I had volunteer drivers who would go and get them - they were all threatened off.  The RV that I used to go and pick them up had a bomb put in it.  I was just lucky it broke down before it blew up the mechanic told me.  My outreach vehicle was destroyed.  This is the same place that almost killed Lamar Odom I'd like to add.  He didn't complain about the drugs or the $75,000 missing from his pocket because Nye County police was threatening to arrest him for drug possession.  

He's still not walking down in Cedars Sinai by the way.  I spent a year being evicted and fired just to fight back the brothels from expanding into California in 1988 and won.  I also fought back the brothels from being where the Mob Museum now stands - and won.  I fought back Dennis from advertising in Oakland and won and from expanding to Arizona and won also.  I have chased out every brothel owner now but Lance Gilman and Dennis Hof - and I chased Dennis Hof's so called "reality show" off HBO.

Now after all of that - the brothels are up to a very dark sinister plan that I know I won't be able to beat alone and I won't be able to beat unless I can get them shut down and shut down now soon before they can get a chance to take their plan to the next level.  While I have no chance of fighting this plan alone - you're having your summit in Missouri.  In MIssouri is not anywhere near the registered voters who live in Nye and Storey County.  They're the ones who hold the power right now over the fate of these brothels.

If your summit was to be held there - or if you even were to have a speaker on this subject - you could wipe out their plans.  I have written and written and written and written your organizers about this fact and hear nothing.  I have heard Annie Lobert speak - yet she lifts not one finger to fight these brothels.  Not one.  I'm the one who has had them show up at my home with four large men and a truck telling me I'm going to be "shown to the state line" the day before there was testimony to be heard on the child trafficking law - not Annie.  I was the one who was jailed the day there was testimony on AB67 - not Annie.

I was the one who found out about the back door hearing on expanding the brothels to where the Mob Museum now sits - and brought in a woman to testify to the legislature about what really goes on in those brothels that so broke their heart they turned down the brothels and so angered their lobbyist he quit after 20 years of serving them!  Not Annie.   It was your church who backed Kevin Brown who was a total and complete fraud with "8 MInutes" also.  I've been here 30 years and I'm still here winning - so I ask you please explain to me why you call yourselves "abolitionists" with a meeting in Missouri?

Jody Williams
www.sexworkersanonymous.com

OPEN LETTER TO NEVADA AND PORTLAND CLUB OWNERS

Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous)
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 468-4529 or (844) 266-4941 Toll Free


January 1, 2015

Re: Cupcake Girls

Attention Gentlemens' Club Owners:

My name is Jody Williams. For those of you who don't know who I am, I'm the founder of Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly Prostitutes Anonymous). We changed our name in 1995 for a variety of reasons. One of those reasons is because we had members coming to us for support in leaving the sex/adult industry who were not prostitutes. You as club owners know that a woman can be an entertainer, dancer, or even bartender, waitress, etc. but not necessarily a “prostitute”. Our membership is open to anyone, male, female or transgender, from any part of the sex industry. That means yes we've had a club owner or two among our members even. Think about it for a moment if it might not be a HUGE adjustment if something happened to you where you realized you just couldn't be in the adult/sex industry any longer and how hard that would be for you.

Is it the industry we're at issue with? Absolutely not. As a matter of fact, the two club owners who came to us did so because they found when they entered into sobriety from alcohol they just couldn't stay sober and run the clubs at the same time. One club owner in Vegas kept opening up the club, getting drunk, and then in the morning saying “I don't think I can do this any more”. One day that's just what he did – he went down to both of the clubs he owned and just chained them shut. But granted now not being in the industry was a huge adjustment for him and he needed to spend some time with us until he got himself settled into his new routine. We're not like Alcoholics Anonymous however in the fact people come to us with a lifelong terminal disease for which they go to meetings for the rest of their lives. Once members get what it is they need from us – they move on. Some look at us like you do the ER you just left after a horrible accident – once you're fine you want to forget about it all.

I'm writing you today for an issue that's just reached a very critical point. Normally as a 12 step group we “don't have opinions on an outside issue”. However, we do have “opinions” on “inside” issues. Since leaving the sex industry is what is mainly what our program is about – this is why I'm writing you today about the Cupcake Girls. Now you'll notice that AA isn't running around your bar looking for recruits and asking for donations because that's not how you get someone sober. Neither too have we ever come into your establishment doing an “outreach” for SWA. Our attitude has always been if “someone needs us – they'll come find us” and that's worked pretty well for us being based out of Nevada since 1996 now. However, we understand that the Cupcake Girl have taken to coming into your clubs, and doing things like offering free make-overs, and also asking for tips.

Now I don't know if your dancers have complained to you about this -but they're sure complained to me about it for sure and that's the fact that when they come into your club to make money they have to work for it. They have to either take their clothes off, wait tables, tend bar, or play music. But somehow somewhat the belief is that no one comes into your club for a “free ride”. I mean how many of your dancers would love to be able to just waltz into the club, sit there and collect tips? Frankly, some of the girls have voiced the opinion that the money that's gone to them is money that should going into their g-strings and they're pretty unhappy about it.

So some of them are wondering why you're even allowing this. Look, I have to tell you if you haven't heard about this already, but this kind of thing already was going on down in California with the Treasures outreach down there. Harmony Dust became HIV positive and she started looking for a new gig. I reached out to her and invited her to do outreach work with us but she declined. Instead she wanted to do it for this church that was connected to Mercy Ministries. Like the Cupcake Girls, she refused to do work like we do across the board to all in the sex industry – instead only focusing on the strippers who were straight females of child bearing age.

As I'm sure you've seen many pimps will get their victims knocked up with their children as soon as possible. Then it's an 18 year leash and chain where if they try and run the pimp will threaten them with a kidnapping charge. Like the Margo Compton case, they'll threaten the woman with harming the children if they don't come home with a certain quota. What we do in those cases is rush them off to Canada where they don't extradite over child custody issues. We've been doing it for 30 years and the trick is we just hit the border before the pimp realizes they're even gone. It's not that hard to throw them in the RV we have for this purpose and take them to our sisters in recovery across the border where we then get them into their own homes in no time at all. That was up until very recently when the PEERS program shut down for a lack of funding. I'm sure we'll find something else -but that's another story.

What Treasures was doing, and why they shunned our help, was putting these women in homes they were telling them were “safe houses”. They would then be kept from any drugs or alcohol they were used to – so of course they'd be going into withdrawal. Then they were kept from any therapists, doctors, or even our members. After being ganged up on by a bunch of nuns and told that as “nothing but whores you'd make a horrible mother” they'd convince them to adopt our their babies. Then the minute the baby was born – they'd shove them into homeless shelter. You can google this church online to find out more – but by the time we'd get them cast off in the shelter they'd be pretty fried.

It appears that a lot of the same is happening here in Nevada – same song different dance. Then came the stunt at the Nevada legislature. The Cupcake Girls got up and were saying that they wanted this law passed because “strippers with prostitution records can't get jobs”. If you walk into any employment agency in Vegas – they'll give you a list of employers and who hires for what charge so that just isn't true. We've not had one problem placing ex-sex workers in jobs in Vegas in all the many years we've been doing this. In fact, we often get calls from marketing and sales departments looking for someone who used to be a 'working girl”. In 2007, we used to get a lot of calls from mortgage companies before the bottom fell out. Right now, time share companies have been calling and offering $25 an hour to start. What we couldn't understand is why would they want to promote such a lie?

Then we noticed that their lobbyist is also the lobbyist for the Nevada Defense Attorney's Association. That's when it made more sense. Look it's a known fact that because of existing laws from AA and NA that all anyone has to do with convicted of prostitution is ask to go to our meetings instead of jail. Why ask? Why wouldn't the public defender just do it? Because the jails get $75 to $150 a day per inmate that's why. If they don't ask – they're going to put them in jail and collect that per diem. The system wants these women thinking they have to get an attorney to get out of jail. Why? How about a minimum $2500 retainer plus hours plus fees to start?

Now you and I both know most of these women if they're hooking don't have that kind of money laying around. So guess what? Every criminal lawyer in Vegas has offered these women “that's okay – I'll take payments and you can pay my interest in blow jobs”. I wasn't even sure I believed these women telling me this until I MYSELF had a criminal lawyer offering to waive his $2000 fee for my traffic ticket that went into warrant because I didn't have the money if I'd sleep with him. I reminded him I'm retired and his response was “I know and that's what makes it even more exciting”. I've gone down the list and from what I can tell every criminal lawyer in Clark County anyway has asked for sex on top of money for defending a prostitute client and one afraid of jail is especially “cooperative”. The last thing these guys want them to know is all they have to do is ASK the judge “Can I be court ordered to SWA?” Look I've even had a judge take them right out of jail and waive bail to let them come to us.

As well for record expungment. What we've done is put together a packet showing they've paid their rent for a year on time, worked the same job for a year on time, gone to school or church or both, gone to our meetings, done volunteer work, stayed clean, and one of our members has gone in to vouch for them and the court has expunged their records for them. The ONLY thing that a prostitution arrest blocks you from in Nevada is from getting a brothel license. The law doesn't state what it takes to prove you “weren't trafficked” but I'd be wiling to bet we'll see those cleared of their past charges coming out of Bonaventura's court.

I'd be willing to bet we'll be seeing them get brothel licenses to work shortly after that record expungment. I mean who wants to spend a year doing a little thing like actually quitting that we have them do when with this law all you need is a judge's signature and you're done! Look I once had a judge sign a warrant that I was “impersonating myself” when I bought a burger with my debit card – so trust me I know that in Nevada you can get the right judge to sign just about anything for the right “campaign contribution” or in this case a contribution to the “trafficking fund”.

Which frankly has me wondering if that's why some of you are tolerating these women sitting around your bars collecting tips? I mean this AB67 sure looks like a “shake down” law if I ever saw one. If you've ever read it – it says that you can be 'triple fined” even “without a trial pending”. I'm scratching my head reading this going – according to who? There's nothing to outline what constitutes “probable cause” for “sex trafficking” nor do I even see who makes that determination – but I sure do see fines can be paid into the “trafficking fund”. The one set up by John Hambrick who his own people are saying “strong armed” and “bullied” them into making him Speaker of the House. I already know he's been doing fund raising with Congo Justice, whose director is also the head of the Nigerian Association for God's sake. Who keeps talking about trafficking in other countries while asking people to vote on a Nevada law. Probably wanting to make real sure people aren't aware that 16 year olds who aren't old enough to drink, smoke, vote or drive – are allowed to get licenses to work in Nevada brothels. Oh and let's not forget that when they show up for their first day on the job if they try and leave in the first 48 hours – they can be arrested. Who does this to a 16 year old girl? Anyway, she's got women convinced they can't get jobs outside of stripping – so some aren't even trying. That's a problem.

I know that many of our members now own salons. Many are hair stylists, make-up artists, and even sell make-up. For years, I sold make-up to women in the strip clubs. Make-up that would stay on for hours and not melt as well as light up under the lights. Some of us make our living by doing free make-overs especially for the AVN. That's where we get referrals and new business. Only now I'm getting calls that they can't compete with Joy sweeping in offering everyone free stuff over at HER salon. Now she's doing free make-overs at the AVN – well how are they supposed to get paid for that work when Joy's doing it free? Not without looking like a smuck now? Now she's competing with women who are trying to make a living outside of the industry directly.

The last thing is we got women all over the country reporting in record numbers again things like HIV, Hep C, HPV, TB, and even chronic fatigue syndrome (which can be passed by kissing). I already know that these women don't want to get tested on their insurance and have something show up on their records on their name. I also know there's like one testing site in Nevada that does free anonymous testing and they're only open until like 5:00 p.m. Meaning many dancers have a hard time getting down to them without also a bunch of people asking about the results. When AIM used to do the testing – most of the sex workers were there voluntarily. They were shut down by sabotage about 10 years ago – and well I'm getting record numbers of calls again I haven't seen since the 1980's. I couldn't say anything before publicly but now that Charlie has – now I can.

I'd like to therefore talk to you about setting up some kind of testing for the dancers connected to their licensing if possible. Those girls working at the brothels are required to be tested weekly. People who work with food are required to also be tested. If you cut up vegetables at the local fast food joint – you have to get tested for Hep C. These women are “professionals” meaning they need to act like it. They're coming into close contact with men daily who have not been tested who may not be the most clean in the world. These men probably most likely frequent prostitutes which means they might be infecting the dancers.

I know a doctor that I could arrange to come by the club even and test the dancers on a random anonymous basis for their own peace of mind as well as yours. Not just the dancers, but the bartenders and the waitresses. Again, I'm hearing about things like HPV, Hep C, TB, and even chronic fatigue syndrome passing through the adult industry in general. I'd certainly like to open up a dialogue with you about it.

If you've heard about the case where a woman named Heather shot a man who was targeting prostitutes who tried to kill her, or the three men who targeted a porn star who lived in Vegas, and of course what happened to Christy Mack – I would like to talk to you about a day when I could come in and introduce your dancers to some self-defense instructors, maybe teach them how to use a tazer or gun, we could bring down someone to do some anonymous health screening, and also we could teach them what to do if they spot signs of human trafficking in the industry. I would also like to discuss their “second” careers with them. Most of these women aren't going to keep dancing until they're grandmothers as you know. They need to start thinking about their retirement now.

I could even bring down a financial adviser I know who works with women in the industry who sets up portfolios for them they can retire upon to advise them how to set up retirement plans. I call these days my “triple whammy days” where we talk about defense of our health, defense towards our old age, and defense against predators. Unlike the Cupcake Girls, I have absolutely no problem at all with the industry, the women in the industry, etc. Our program is strictly again something that's set up as an alternative to sentencing alternative, and as a network for those who use it to help them go through the exit and recovery process for whatever their reasons are for leaving.

I'm writing you this letter because I don't believe in disturbing someone during business hours. You can read this when you get a chance, consider what I'm asking you, and get back to me if you wish. Thank you for your time and consideration. In the meantime, if you do see anyone with signs of anyone pimping or trafficking them, we do not work with law enforcement, and we can help. Thank you again for your time.

Jody Williams