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Friday, August 12, 2016

ESCAPING POLYGAMY DRAMA PART II


Not long after it was published, I got a Facebook email from Christine Katas which was basically her screaming at me to "take it down take it down".  The general tone was pretty demanding, and claiming she was "harmed greatly" by what I'd said in the blog.  

This was not my intent.  I told her sincerely if she could point out to me where anything I had said was "untrue" then I would gladly remove it from the post, or the whole post even depending on the case she presented.  

She responded with another demand to "take it down".  

I don't respond well to demands so I repeated again to her that I would be more than happy to remove anything I had said which was untrue.   I asked her to please tell me what part was untrue and I would then delete this part.  

Her response was to tell me "she did not lie to Tom Ragan" about knowing me.  I responded with the truth from my view which is no I don't think she out right "lied".  I don't know what she said to him actually.  But I do know this - she was ACTING like she knew me well when I'd never met the woman before that moment.  She was talking about "our work" again like I knew her.  She was talking about the report like she'd been at the press conference.  So yes she was "inferring" she knew me when she did not.  Again, I don't know why.  That's why I took the trouble to tell Tom after we left the coffee shop that I had not met Christine before that moment when I asked him why she'd come to the meeting in the first place.  

So I acknowledged that no I didn't see her "outright lying" to Tom with words.  But her actions were misleading to say the least.  Again, why I don't know.  I know she also acted like we were "old friends" but then refused to return my calls and emails after the meeting with Tom.  So whatever it was about - it was about creating the impression in Tom's mind we were "friends" when clearly I meant nothing to this woman.  

Since Tom was talking to me at this meeting about doing a cover feature story on our work, I can only guess it was about getting in on that press.  Which was what Tom tried to do before the publisher shot him down, and then fired him and the photographer for pushing for the story.  That was told to me by the photographer when I asked her what happened.  Tom didn't say anything to me about it other than he "needed his job" and he would "make it up to me".  I understood.   This was during the depression and work's hard to get.  I get it.

Then Christine told me she "never sold one of those photos".  I never said she did.  I don't know what she sold.  I do know I saw the photos however up for sale.  If she didn't sell anyone - I don't know.  But I did see them up for sale.

Just as I saw fund raising claiming that there "were no resources".  I differ.  I know of resources that they are aware of but are denying in such statements.

Meaning if ANYONE is being "defamed" here it's ME.

She then professed strongly she was "not a producer of the show".  Okay.  That's fine but that IS what she told me.  Told me on the Facebook account that is mysteriously shut down at the moment for some strange reason.  Can't be my ID because I've already provided that.  Now if they're doing it to delete the conversation between Christine and myself - too late.  I screen shot everything and the conversation is saved.  Now if she lied to me - that's not my problem.  That's what she told me and told me in Facebook and during our phone conversation (which is also recorded).  I reminded Christine I don't print anything that either isn't my own personal experience, or I have some kind of documentation to back it up.  So if she's NOT a producer - okay.  But that doesn't alter this is what she TOLD me was the case.  

I then told Christine since she was clearly upset that I would be willing to "sit down over a cup of coffee and talk the whole thing out".  Maybe I was misunderstanding the whole situation.  Maybe I was misreading things.  I'm not trying to harm anyone here.  So I told her that (1) if she could show me where I was wrong then I'd be happy to remove that portion of the blog, and (2) if she wanted to come sit down and talk about the whole thing and if it could be explained to me properly then I'd be happy to either delete the post or rewrite it more clearly.  

The next thing I know she's coming back at me claiming I'm "only out to harm her".  Okay at that point I have to bow out of discussion.  When I'm talking to someone who thinks I'm sitting around trying to find a way to harm her, when my post is clearly about my concerns over the way the kids in this show are being treated, as well as the message it's sending to others, and about the quality of care they're receiving at her hands ESPECIALLY in Nevada - then this isn't about reality or the kids any longer.  

So I told her she "had my phone number" if she wanted to call me to talk to me about this further, or to make an appointment for coffee to discuss the matter.  I then blocked her on Facebook because I'm not going to continue a conversation with someone who says that I'm "out to get her" basically.  

The next day Facebook sent me a request for my ID.  I've already sent them my ID last year.  That was in JULY.  It's now August 12th and Facebook has refused to release my Sex Workers Anonymous account.  The main page and the related pages for each chapter.  Now since we get urgent life and death requests for help through those pages - I guess that isn't of concern to Christine.  Do I think she had something to do with it?  Considering that not only was my Facebook page shut down, but then I also had a weird situation with my cable provider, and then the letter I received below - yes I do think she had something to do with my Facebook account for SWA being shut down.  Not my personal page.  Not the TAPS page.  But the page for Sex Workers Anonymous.  

What happened with my cable provider?  My service was cut off mysteriously on August 1st.  My birthday.  When I called the company to find out why it was off since I'd just paid them - they told me that I had "called to order service disconnected".  The last time this happened to me was the day after the 2007 press conference when my cable, phone, electric, internet and car insurance companies also claimed I had "called to disconnect my service".  

I told the company there must be a "mistake" because I clearly wouldn't ask for my service to be cut off.  They said "oh no mistake because a second party called to say they were moving into your unit and they ordered new service".  Well that's interesting.  

Sounds to me like someone is trying to let me know they know where I live.  

I got service turned back on.  Only to have it cut off the next day.  When I called to ask why - they said it was for "an overdue amount".  Since again I'd just paid them this couldn't be the case.  But they still demanded another $100 from me to restore service.  Which I went ahead and paid to get my service back on, but then they STILL couldn't turn my service on.  Why?  Seems that a "restriction code" had been placed on my account the customer service guy said he'd "never seen anything like that in his life" there.  After three more calls to technical support - we got the "mystery code" removed and my service was restored.  

Coincidence?  If you count the only other time I've had something like this happen was when someone was trying to send me a message to "shut up" - then no I don't think so.  The last time my Facebook account was shut down was during the time the film "Turbo" with Snoop Dogg was opening in theaters and I was trying to organize a protest of the film.  Once it was out of theaters - the page was restored.  

Here's the letter I was sent about the issue.  I'd like to point out who the attorney's normally represent by the way - http://www.tovarandcohen.com/schedule.html  Meaning did Christine go out and find an attorney to draft this letter for her?  Doubtful.  Take a good look at who this law firm are known to represent - film companies.  Which explains why she didn't want to talk to me about removing the portion in the blog about her.  

This is a thinly veiled attempt to shut me down by the same people behind "8 Minutes" and other so called "reality shows" appearing on A&E and Bravo which are out and out staged frauds designed to mislead people about what REAL sex trafficking is about.  It's also a thinly veiled attempt to tell victims of people such as those in "Escaping Polygamy" there aren't resources out there for them which do exist, but are being denied by Christine, and the producers of that series.  



Since the best defense to a defamation accusation is the truth - my response to the lawyers was "sue me" because I'm not going to be bullied, intimidated, nor shut up.  Someone has to be talking about the truth out here and it's sure not the producers of "Escaping Polygamy" or Christine Katas.  

I also advised them that I would be filing a counter-claim should I be sued, and that I would be further researching whether or not their very demand letter could be viewed as "extortionate".  http://www.casp.net/uncategorized/court-holds-that-pre-litigation-demand-email-is-extortionate-as-a-matter-of-law-2/

By the way, I wish someone could tell me why these things almost ALWAYS trace back to the oil and electric companies?  Catch this - the attorney, David Cohen who wrote me the letter is partners with Rene Tovar, Esq.  Rene Tovar just happens to be a consultant as described here - http://f2mconsulting.homestead.com/whoweare.html  Who they've consulted with "Exxon-Mobil, Chevron Oil Company, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Vanir Construction Management, American National Oil Company, NSA Construction Group, Inc. and a number of other small businesses & local governmental agencies".

I'll keep you posted as this develops.  


Saturday, August 6, 2016

STRIPPERS TAKING BACK THEIR OWN PUBLIC PERCEPTION

I saw this about strippers getting tired of the false images of them coming out in the media - and wanting to put more "reality" back out there.  Here's the article - https://plasticdollheads.wordpress.com/2016/08/03/yes-a-stripper/comment-page-1/#comment-1391

The below is the comment I posted on that page:

The reason why the media is being flooded with information on the sex industry that's not accurate is because THERE IS AN AGENDA going on.  No different than when big tobacco lied to Congress about their product "not causing cancer" and "not being addictive".  If you study any big industry's history - you find the parallel's between them and what's happening now in the sex industry.  Including when big tobacco used to fund research by straw groups who distorted data to their favor that was completely unrealistic AND when they used to do very cleverly disguised marketing campaigns designed to help "stop smoking".  Or how big alcohol advertises to "drink responsibly" when in reality they're pushing their product HARD.

We are witnessing right now a huge war between two titans right now in the sex industry.  First there is the Catholic Church.  For example, did you know they created the NY Trafficking Network court which is now the trafficking court in NY running around arresting prostitutes and then putting them into yoga classes?  They were losing business on their "single mother homes" so they switched over to "sober houses" for the alcoholic.  However, those started losing money, so they switched over to "sex offender housing" for the prison system.  When that started losing money big time - they're now setting up "trafficking safe houses" all over the country.  In other countries, they are literally taking women out of the brothels where they sell sex for the owners to be housed in homes then owned by the church where they now making purses, jewelry, shoes, etc., that is then sold online to raise money for the church.  Same game - just a different product but this time the "pimp" is the church.

If you watch the documentary "Poverty, Inc." you'll see what's happened is many countries started pushing back against the church using their people to fund their bank accounts.  I grew up watching commercials running all night long about starving children in Africa who were covered with flies".  Only a lot of people started fighting back about what this type of marketing and fund raising created for these countries and it's discussed in much better detail in the documentary.

So where did they go?  You got it - the women in the USA who are now being branded "trafficking victims" as the new "scarlet lettter", i.e., "whore".   If you look carefully at all of their marketing such as the "No Such Thing" campaign, you'll note they only use images of African American men as the "traffickers" and the women as the "victims".  If you just substituted in the original words of "pimp" and "prostitute" - there would be an uproar at the racist stereotypes being used in such campaigns.  However, as George Carlin taught us - they've "sanitized" the language so people aren't seeing the blatant racism.  This is literally Iran Contra 2.0 - only instead of the government using drugs to raise money to buy guns for the Contra's "off the books" - they're now going into any home that has a man who can be labeled a "trafficker" while the women are labled "victims".

Then you got Sheldon Adelson - one of the richest men in the world.  He's being all the media you're seeing talking about how "opiate medications are the leading cause of death" which is trying to crack down on all forms of pain medications.  Pushing people to use medical marijuana in record numbers.  He started funding drug programs, addiction studies schools, treatment centers, treatment clinics, etc. to try and get addicts off pain medications and onto medical marijuana.  Why?  Because he's been working to get medical marijuana put into a form he can sell out of a pharmacy that's why.   I was educating drug treatment counselors in the 1980's and 1990's just fine with record high success rates BY having the program structure where for an addict to get, and stay, clean - they needed to avoid  ALL mind altering chemicals.  This included medical marijuana and anti-depressants.  Now the industry is being flooded with addicts who are on anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, and medical marijuana standing up and taking chips for clean time.  No wonder we are back to seeing record numbers of deaths such as Whitney Houston, Robin Williams, Prince, Amy Winehouse, etc.

Sheldon also wants legalization of prostitution.  Google has started Oculus - 3D virtual interactive pornography.  Facebook wants all of the sex industry advertising.  So guess how they're cornering the market?  While they set up straw programs to do things like ban all pornography on pay per view at hotels - Vivid is now setting up their own cable channel.  Just in time for seeing Playboy and Hustler picking up and selling off their shops.

What we're seeing is the modern day version of what Prohibition REALLY was.  Prohibition was the church, the politicians, the police, AND men like Al Capone getting RICH.   The only problem with that was the alcoholics were dying - 100 percent mortality rate.  Alcoholics Anonymous wasn't founded until Prohibition was repealed.  But Al Capone used to shut down his competitors using the police - and then he got the market share all to himself.  Vivid, Facebook, Google, and the NV legal brothels have literally partnered.  Now to make sure everyone advertises with them, or is registered only through their agencies - they're cracking down on all "independents" they can.  That's why they have been cracking down on Backpage, as well as the Erotic Review, Redbook, Rentboy and Rhode Island.  You'll notice Polaris hasn't touched the NV brothels.  Who literally has partnered with Vivid.  Who has partnered with Facebook and Google - the NEW "Al Capone's".

So do you know why all these images of sex work and sex trafficking are being all muddled up?  Because of these factions being the ones in control of the creation of that media.  I know because from the 1980's through the 1990's - any media in the news about sex work OUR GROUP was the one who was being consulted www.sexworkersanonymous.com

However, once the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed - which was originally about stopping men like Joohoon David Lee from trafficking in American women as I witnessed during Iran Contra in the 1980's - then these other groups decided to go into action and organize.  Why?  I'd beat them back in 1988 and 1991 from expanding outside of Nevada and legalizing prostitution THEN.

Why?  Was I against "prostitution"?  No.  I was against the fact the workers had no union or representation.  Sheldon Adelson, Dennis Hof, Lance Gilman, etc., - you'll notice they're very anti-union.  You'll notice the MINUTE Jenna Jameson started talking about unionizing the porn industry - suddenly we're not hearing jack out of her about anything.  Why do you think James Deen is pushing the industry into NV where again the brothels have literally partnered with Vivid and the casinos?

This is all about "money honey" and has nothing to do with US.  To give you an analogy - the  movement to have alcoholism recognized as a disease that affects SOME drinkers, not all, was created by Bill Wilson.  NOT the church - who again had been profiting heavily from the alcoholic being sick and dying in their homeless shelters and sanitariums, the police who arrested them, and the preachers who had their wives in their churches donating every Sunday.

But when Bill came out with AA and the idea it was a "disease" that affected "some" drinkers - then recovery became possible. But also the media images of the alcoholic changed from that of a "street wino" to Betty Ford - First Lady.  

Now imagine if the church, and the pharmaceutical companies, decided they wanted to take back the alcoholic?  They'd have to first get Bill out of the way.  Which by the way is EXACTLY what happened.  A movement started 20 years after AA had been created and was EFFECTIVE to smear Bill.  In fact, he wound up blacklisted in his own program.  He was taken off the Grapevine, not allowed to speak at conventions, and portrayed as an LSD addict who was a "con man".  Then the pharmaceutical company moved in, the church, the courts, the politicians, the researchers, etc., and all those alcohol treatment programs, drunk courts, alcohol treatment therapists, alcohol treatment schools, etc. were all created - something Bill had been opposed to.  But these people needed to make their money - so they got Bill smeared and shut down and moved into take over.

So Bill and a man named Jimmy Kinnon then started Narcotics Anonymous.  After 20 years, they were so successful that Jimmy was smeared and then fired out of his own program illegally when he refused to write literature to set up professional treatment programs which Jimmy said wouldn't work.  Not for the addict it wouldn't.  But these people wanted to start up drug programs, drug courts, drug therapy schools, drug therapist licensing, etc.  When Jimmy refused to allow them to adopt NA's literature for this purpose - they booted him out and took over and changed the literature themselves.

In 1987, Jody Williams created Prostitutes Anonymous.  Like the alcoholic or addict - it was NOT for EVERY prostitute - but for those who needed help to leave such as those who had a pimp or a drug problem or otherwise needed help to leave.  It was not to "rescue" everyone out of the trade, nor to portray the industry as being about "trafficking" or to convince the world EVERY sex worker was a VICTIM needing "rescue".

We were quite realistic that a woman making $250,000 a month in sex work, living in Beverly Hills, driving a Mercedes, does NOT need to be put into a "shelter" where she's then taught "how to type" to "get a job" and then slapped into Section 8 Housing as the "program" to help her.  That's INSANE!

So what did these people do?  THEY HIJACKED THE MOVEMENT out from under Jody, just as they did Jimmy and Bill Wilson.  You can see how it was all done more clearly by watching these two documentaries - http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/08/welcome-to-hijacking-of-modern-day-sex.html

These people are COUNTING on the fact that sex workers are NOT going to step up and defend their work, nor unionize, nor create their own meeting and especially NOT VOTE.   Meaning that's where it's got to start.  Awareness, speaking our own voices, creating our own media about us, and fighting back to expose their bullshit and lies as well as their corruption and greed.

Right now you can't sell sex nor porn in India.  The only way to do it IS to "give away free internet" which is exactly what Facebook is doing right now.  Then with the internet over there, the cable TV also wants to get lines laid down.  Then with that in line, Google can push Oculus and their 3D interactive porn, as well as Vivid can push their new adult channel without worrying about Playboy or Hustler.  The same way they're shutting our program down, they've also been going after Playboy and Hustler.  Hugh has already stopped doing any nudity and Larry has sold his Hustler building and his home.  

The lawsuits with Backpage by the way is very cleverly disguised "reverse psychology".  What FANTASTIC ADVERTISING for Backpage to have sex workers advertise in the publication than by LOUDLY shouting that they take sex industry ads in ways they could never get the word out otherwise in the USA.  For example, do you think Lincoln, Nebraska housewives ever even knew they could advertise for sex on Backpage BEFORE they heard the press about the lawsuit against Backpage?

I began to suspect a rat when I started contacting the Backpage attorney's with legal standing to completely dismiss the cases against them.  I had information the people who were suing them were complete frauds and easily exposed.  I then soon learned they DIDN'T WANT them exposed.    Anyone taking psychology 101 knows the best way to make someone want something is to "forbid" it and also to threaten to take it away.  But the press they're getting off the "lawsuits" is priceless.  There is no way they could advertise "hey place your sex work ads with us" in towns like Lincoln, Nebraska other than these so called "opposition" ads.

Bootleggers used to do the same thing during Prohibition by the way.  I again suspected a rat when the people who were suing Craiglist failed to sue the parent company - the Village Voice.  Who also happens to be the same company as Backpage.  See I've been a paralegal for 30 years now since I left sex work.  I also began to smell a rat when the attorney's weren't high powered attorney's - but attorney's fresh out of lawschool.  There were all kinds of legal tactics they were refusing to incorporate any attorney would use.

Then when I saw with my own eyes completely fabricated attacks on Backpage as the "traffickers" that's when I realized this was the same type of media campaign that "50 Shades of Grey" employed when they hired mistresses and christian groups to protest their film.  You'll note each city where the protesting was the highest for the film - is the film sold the most tickets.  It's well known in Hollywood that you get more sales where there's protests.  I wasn't really sure about it myself until I traced grant money from the Hunt Foundation to Maxine Doogan and Domina Elle.  That's how they were paying the oppostition to "protest" them - and of course get publicity.  Hollywood marketers and PR people create "fueds" all the time to generate ticket sales - this is the same concept.

Meaning it's no different than when big tobacco used to fund "teenager smoking prevention" campaigns which were thinly disguised to sell their products.  They used to bring out phony parent and church groups "protesting" their "child friendly" products - which was how they were ADVERTISING their products to teens.  Big tobacco could NEVER advertise DIRECTLY  to teens.  So by creating the "prevention" campaigns, and having parents "protest" the products - sales to teens skyrocketed.

This is EXACTLY what's going on right now with Backpage.  They're shutting down their competitors - and organizing into a coalition - while making damn sure the sex workers DON'T unionize or unite.

How?  About 2013, money started flowing into so called "sex worker advocacy" groups such as SWOP after Robin Few died.  Also the Red Umbrella Project.  Original groups like Coyote, and like SWOP used to be when Robin was alive, was a true group of sex workers uniting to help each other.  That is no longer the case.  That is CLEARLY not the case when for example a woman stands up in Seattle and tells the press and police that "these women are not being trafficked".  When in reality NO REAL SEX WORKER would get up in the press and in front of a cop and SAY ANYTHING!  Nor would we be able to make such statements as we wouldn't know.  That was a very cleverly disguised ploy to protect the traffickers who are involved with men such as Joohon David Lee.  That's what I've been seeing anyway.  If you take a good look - you'll see the only REAL trafficking going on in this country has been tied to the cops who are on the trafficking task forces.

Cops who are using these trafficking task forces to shut down "independents" and "competition" just as the bootleggers did during Prohibition.  The internet broke up the old mob's hold over the sex industry.

Welcome to the modern version of organized crime taking back over control of the sex industry in the internet age.  You can look more into this at this blog and link here -http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/08/welcome-to-hijacking-of-modern-day-sex.html

In the meantime, if you are a REAL sex worker wanting help to leave the industry for ANY REASON - you can contact us and get that help at www.sexworkersanonymous.com


WELCOME TO THE HIJACKING OF THE MODERN DAY SEX TRAFFICKING MOVEMENT


http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/08/this-film-sums-up-sex-trafficking.html

http://www.putlocker.systems/poverty-inc-online-free-putlocker

These two films explain EVERYTHING about how the sex trafficking movement has been hijacked out from under the very survivors who founded the movement to now where the Catholic Church, and those who want prostitution legalized, have accomplished their "hijack" step by step by step.

Right down to the well funded groups that are appearing to be about "us" who aren't. Take for example Wilthelma Ortiz Pettigrew. Funded by the McCain Institute and the California Endowment. Same as Samoly Mam who was put together by the same image maker as the one Facebook used to launch her campaign trail as a "survivor". Samoly has told the press she was "approached by the media who told her she could make a lot of media if she started talking about being a sex trafficking survivor". Which Nicholas Kristof sure kept his word as we saw before Newsweek broke the story.

Sales are down on the "starving African children with flies on them" as the "Poverty, Inc." documentary shows us - so they've now latched onto this field as a substitute source of fund raising. I've grown up watching Christian television and I can assure you that the new "raising money for the trafficking house" has replaced the "building fund" I remember oh so well pastors used to promote when I was younger. I remember how the Crystal Cathedral for example got built. We've just changed up the goal from that of being a new type of church, or wing on the church, to that of it being the sex trafficking shelter. Besides, it gets more men into the pews when they come to hear an ex-prostitute telling her "trafficking porn" horror stories than listening to the pastor plea to "help the starving African kids".

These two films sum it all up what's going on right now in the new "rescue industry" this movement has turned itself into once it got hijacked out from under REAL SURVIVORS in 2002. Not unlike I've heard native Americans speak about how once they got federal recognition they had big interests wanting casino's moving into their reservations to take over what they started for themselves.

If you want to know what's going on right now - these two films show EVERYTHING. Every tactic, every agenda, every campaign - step by step by step.

And they show who is benefiting also.

Take one look at Joohoon David Lee who the authorities told the press would "get the book thrown at him" for what he did who is now on two years of probation and driving a limo in Las Vegas. A limo I'd be willing to bet cash money is driving "johns" to a sex trafficking brothel as I speak.

And the politicians STILL aren't discussing a law outlawing what he did as a Homeland Security agent, ICE officer, AND head of Los Angeles' Trafficking Dept - nor him losing his pension or a monetary fine for his abuse of his powers and office with what he did to not only women, but also American's trust, and to that family whose lives he ruined by falsely framing them in order to "look like he was going his job".

That and the fact our CIA has been using this movement as a cover for their activities as well funneling spies and money into foreign countries - in other words, Iran Contra 2.0 only with sex instead of cocaine as the substance. Just google Kay Hiramine to read more about what's been exposed - and in connection with the Bush family (who was also behind part of Iran Contra).
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Jody Williams
(702) 488-1127 Cell Phone
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/07/interviews-from-1980s-and-early-90s.html

THIS FILM SUMS UP THE SEX TRAFFICKING MOVEMENT STEP BY STEP

http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/toxic-hot-seat  There is a link on here to watch this film.  If you watch it - be prepared to see the absolute correlations to the sex trafficking industry from the phony groups set up to front for the chemical industry and lobbyists, to the grant making in low income minority neighborhoods to get them to form groups to push your agenda for you.

I can't tell you how many survivors I've heard say the NEW industry has "turned them into token speakers" where they're asked to speak but not allowed to be involved in the planning or the project in any fashion.  When I saw the burn victim in this show they paraded around to try and push the chemical industries agenda as their "token victim" - I just saw the absolute connections here just step by step word for word.

If you want to see what's happening right now in the so called "trafficking movement" - then you MUST see this film and "Poverty Inc".  Then you'll see what's going on here.

The "Poverty Inc" people who can't go around raising money for the "starving fly covered African children" any longer have latched onto this field for one.

For another, those wanting to get prostitution legalized have also latched onto this field as a way of getting not only it legalized - but to make darn sure no one butts around for victims in their companies.  For example, WHY hasn't Polaris pushed to get their signs into the Nevada legal brothels yet?  They got prostitution outlawed in Rhode Island where it was decriminalized - but for Nevada brothels - NOTHING.

You watch these films - and you're hip to the games going on in how this movement has gotten itself hijacked out from under those very people who started it - the victims' themselves.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO

I'm literally about to vomit.  I just saw a commercial for Catherine Cortez Masto where she's running for Senate now.  Her platform on the commercial was her claim she "helped sex trafficking victims".

BULLSHIT.

Take a real good look at the commercial.  The person she has speaking for her first is Karen Hughes.  Yes the same Karen Hughes who is no longer the multiple head of N. Las Vegas Vice, head of N. Las Vegas Internal Affairs, and head of N. Las Vegas police that I filed a formal complaint with Internal Affairs about.  You can search my blog to find my post about those complaints and Karen further here if you'd like.

Want to know why all three?  So that I couldn't figure out who to complain to about her, and other police officers, who were actually involved in sex trafficking that's why.  With Chief Gillispie having finally stepped down, along with 15 other officers, with him, for corruption, I mean who am I supposed to go to with complaints about officers involved in the sex trafficking when that very person is the heads of all of those departments?  https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2012/11/24/fifteen-members-of-las-vegas-sheriff-douglas-gillespies-organization-have-been-served-with-a-federal-complaint/

Can anyone remember "Operation Dollhouse" for example?  They caught two officers, who were not just officers, but also on the trafficking task force, right in the house with the raid.  Did they charge the officers?  No.  They accepted the claim the "cab driver took them there by mistake for a massage".  They accepted that excuse BECAUSE KAREN REFUSED TO SPEAK TO ME ABOUT THE TRAFFICKING SITUATION IN THAT CASE.  One that did by the way involve a minor.  http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2007/04/24/sheriff-detained-in-las-vegas-brothel-raid

Only one ride through Las Vegas from where the officers came into town, to where these houses were located, would have shown you that they passed by at least a dozen commercial massage parlors on the way to the houses.  But note the key word here "cab driver".

Why?  Because the trafficking operation in Nevada was/is set up so that Mandarin speaking cab drivers would pick up Mandarin speaking businessmen coming out of the airport with tickets in hand from China.  Those were the ONLY men allowed into these houses of prostitution to keep the police out.  Which is why I had arranged for this reporter on that case to make that raid that day - none of us could get access to those women without an arrest.  An arrest we weren't getting to happen while Karen was in charge of the Vice Dept. at that time because she was covering for everyone.

I knew they took over the cab companies because I've lived here in Nevada since 1996 helping trafficking victims.  When I first moved here, one of the first things I did was make friends with local cab drivers.  Victims of sex trafficking are kept drugged up most of the time remember?  Their pimps keep their ID from them.  If they're not American, they keep their visa's even.  So how do they get around town if they can't drive?

Cabs.  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/limo-ceo-aides-plead-guilty-las-vegas-racketeering-conspiracy

For YEARS cab drivers would bring victims of sex trafficking, and/or prostitutes who wanted out of the game, to our doorstep for help.  It was simple - if a woman is getting into your cab in a highly emotional and drugged state who is clearly a prostitute and is crying to you because her pimp just beat the shit out of her and she wants to get the hell out of there - the drivers all knew to bring them to Jody's doorstep.  

That was until 2007.  I remember the year because it was after my mother had died, and we gave the press conference you can read about at www.hightechmadam.com about sex trafficking existing in Nevada.  A press conference I'd like to add Catherine, nor Karen, were neither involved with.  Go on - look.  Do you see their names as being in attendance at this press conference which was the first to alert the public about sex trafficking in Nevada given?

Up until that point, I knew all of the cab drivers by their first names.  I knew the publisher of the cab drivers' trade journal who used to run free public service announcements for our group alerting new drivers to what we did.  Word spread that if a woman needed to escape to bring her to my door and we'd take care of her.  I can't tell you how many 2:00 a.m. drop-off's we had when the women would get off a shift at the local strip club and decide they just didn't want to go home anymore.

But then suddenly it stopped.  I began to wonder what was happening so I called a guy who was a supervisor at the major cab company we had always worked with to find out he'd been fired.  I then started calling all the cab drivers we'd worked with that I knew their name and number and found they were no longer working as drivers either.

When I got the one supervisor I used to call "Big Don" because he used to be a professional wrestler, he told me that a strip club owner had come in and bought out the cab companies.  Then he'd fired every driver who had ever given us a drop of a victim - and then told any other drivers that he had the GPS on the cars, the cameras going on the inside, and if anyone was caught so much as even calling us on the phone to come help one of these women that they would be fired immediately.

While all of this was going on, we had tried working with Catherine as Attorney General under the mistaken idea because she was a female she'd give a shit.  As a matter of fact, when Aubrey had decided she wanted to file what would have been the first ever case of sex trafficking with respect to someone who had been forced to work within a legal brothel, we contacted Catherine's office to discuss the case.  She refused to talk to us about the case at all.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/07/08/hear-from-a-nevada-brothel-prostitute

When she launched her so called "law to help sex trafficking victims" in 2013, AB67, of course I asked to be put on the list of events around the state to discuss the law.  Especially after reading it.  This law had NOTHING  to  do with helping victims.  If anything, it was going to get victims murdered.  More than that, it's a thinly disguised "shake down" law if you ask me.  Giving the police the right to "ease drop" without a warrant, and then go in and ask for a fine EVEN WHEN THERE'S NO CHARGES BEEN FILED.

If she's "done so much to help crack down on sex trafficking" where's the charges?  The police executed a search warrant on Molly Moll but yet NOT ONE ARREST.  Huh?  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/feds-expand-racketeering-probe-rapperreality-tv-star-mally-mall

Is the reason because of a lack of victim testimony maybe?  Victim testimony they don't have because no one in Nevada's police department, or Attorney General's office, will return our phone calls?  Why would they when they aren't even doing anything when they have one of their own saying that John Hambrick "bullied his way" into being speaker of the house and STILL THEY DO NOTHING?  http://knpr.org/knpr/2015-02/assemblyman-edwards-im-being-bullied

Couldn't be this is part of an organized campaign funded by Sheldon Adelson, owner of the Review Journal, to expand legalized prostitution in the state where he owns a non-union casino now could it?     http://www.businessinsider.com/sands-macau-prostitution-2012-6

Where's the charges against Snoop Dogg who ADMITTED he trafficked for a year, did it through Nevada, and for which we have a victim we rescued in Nevada willing to press charges?  Only we can't because we can't get anyone from the authorities to FILE.  http://deadspin.com/snoop-lion-says-he-used-to-be-a-pimp-for-pro-athletes-498642042  All of the evidence by the way appears on Twitter on Montana Fishburne's account.  So all the evidence to file trafficking charges against Snoop exist - but our letters to Catherine's office asking why she won't file, and that we have witnesses we've rescued willing to testify, have gone UNANSWERED.

Go on - read AB67. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Bills/AB/AB67_EN.pdf   Read it carefully and then tell me how on earth that law helps victims.  ESPECIALLY when our group was getting nowhere trying to get cases filed against traffickers with her office.  So when she announced the hearings about the law being passed, we of course asked to be put on the mailing list to be notified of these events so we could participate.  Not just me mind you, but actual survivors of NEVADA sex trafficking this law would have an impact on.

I've posted on another post in this blog that not only did her office refuse to give me any notices about these hearings, but she further insisted on being removed from our mailing list as well.  This is a woman who mind you back in 2007 I was trying to tell her someone was connected to Operation Dollhouse with Immigration who was ignoring me.

Then after complaining finally to the Office of Professional Responsibility BECAUSE I COULD NOT GET KAREN HUGHES NOR CATHERINE NOR THE CHIEF OF POLICE to listen to me - I had to go to the OPR to file the complaint which then resulted in the arrest of Joohoon David Lee.  A case where Catherine's name appears nowhere.  https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/former-hsi-special-agent-pleads-guilty-taking-bribes-korean-businessman-being

By the way - do you know what Joohoon is doing now he's a man convicted of using his office to sex traffick women through California and Nevada?  Including DESTROYING a local Las Vegas business in his campaign to cover up his tracks and be a trafficker?   HE'S DRIVING A LIMO IN LAS VEGAS NOW ON PROBATION.  By the way, most cab companies in Las Vegas are also the same as the limo companies such as Bell Transportation.

Catherine lied to the press about AB67 for one thing.  She told the press that "there was no opposition to AB67" when there clearly was.  Not only did we send her a letter registering our objection to the law, but we also had members of SWA appear at the hearings.

 Aubrey testified at the hearing against the law, and even read a letter on behalf of those who couldn't get up to Carson City to register their testimony against the law to Catherine.  This is clearly reflected in the videotape of the hearings.  I have the disk of the hearing if you'd like to see what REALLY happened instead of Catherine's lies to the press and other people about what happened.   Aubrey then went up to Catherine who told her "she'd look into" the filing of a case against her pimp who had trafficked her that she NEVER FOLLOWED UP ON.

Not only did she then refuse to return Aubrey's, or my calls, to file this complaint against her trafficker, who was threatening to use her children in kiddie porn by the way,  but she then again lied to the press saying nothing about our letter, our objection to the law, and nothing about the fact we'd asked for her help against these traffickers.  Aubrey also swore to me she saw Catherine taking a check for $17,000 from Dennis Hof, owner of the Bunny Ranch, at this hearing.

If Catherine cares so much about helping trafficking victims - then why doesn't one single survivor appear in her ads?  BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T HELP US THAT'S WHY.  Let 'me point to Uber and her keeping Uber out of Nevada.  For one thing, that's jobs our survivors could be working at.  Many of them now are making a living out of Uber in other states.  It's one job where the traffickers can't get them fired because they can't get physical access to them once they leave. http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2016/08/02/billionaire-koch-brothers-take-aim-at-nevada-senate-hopeful-catherine-cortez/

But it's more than the jobs Uber can provide survivors who need the type of work Uber would provide.  Yes they're arrested a few guys for using cabs in connection with organized trafficking.  But that didn't stop the SYSTEM.  The reason why racketeering laws were invented was because organized crime is like a wagon wheel.

If you take out one or two spokes, the wheel still turns.  There's a reason why the cab companies want to remain in power in this state and it's not about money.  It's about sex trafficking and the control having cabs, and the ability to threaten to fire drivers who help victims escape, offers.  Having Uber in Nevada breaks up the control the traffickers have over victims on both levels - from providing them a way to work to providing them a way to escape.  

Something Catherine has blocked from happening in this state.  Something that she might know if she talked to someone who WORKS WITH VICTIMS RATHER THAN JUST FUND RAISES AND GRAND STANDS!  Catherine is running for Senate for one reason and one reason only - legalized prostitution.  The REAL traffickers in this country are trying to use the logic that legalized prostitution is the best way to eliminate sex trafficking.  If that was the case, then please explain why Amsterdam shut down it's windows district in 2007? https://www.rnw.org/archive/amsterdams-red-light-district-ripe-export-0

Explain the level of trafficking in Germany where it's legal.  http://www.lse.ac.uk/geographyAndEnvironment/whosWho/profiles/neumayer/pdf/Article-for-World-Development-_prostitution_-anonymous-REVISED.pdf

Explain New Zealand where it's legal.  http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/07/31/3686698/sex-work-legalize/

In fact, name me one case of organized sex trafficking that Catherine's even filed in the state of Nevada.

According to my research, I can't even FIND a case against traffickers Karen Hughes executed.  I type into Google "sex trafficking arrests Karen Hughes" and come back with ZIP.  Here look https://www.google.com/#q=karen+hughes+arrests+sex+traffickers

I lobbied Catherine's office many times that their resource list for help for victims on her page as Attorney General was useless.  I gave her a step by step explanation about how those resources not only didn't provide help to sex trafficking victims in Nevada, but that they especially didn't help those in the strip clubs, massage parlors, or legal brothels.  She not only refused to change this resource list - I'd like to know why the strip clubs, massage parlors, and the legal brothels in Nevada STILL are not required to post the National Trafficking Hotline in them just as California has passed already with SB1193?  Again, you can search my blog further to see where I've written her and written her and written her - only to get NO RESPONSE.

In other words, Catherine won't speak to the FOUNDER of the movement, the FOUNDER of Sex Workers Anonymous, and she wants to call herself a "sex trafficking crusader"?  Really?

In fact, under Catherine as Attorney General, the brothels have just expanded their reach outside of the tiny counties they're physically in.  BEFORE Catherine was Attorney General, the brothels were limited to advertising only locally, and also only seeing customers who visited the brothels physically.

However, under Catherine's regime as Attorney General, the brothels are now advertising outside of the counties such as Pahrump, Nye, Storey, etc.  In states such as Oakland for example where not only does Dennis have billboards all over, but also we now have heard of the Oakland sex scandal involved guess what?   MORE POLICE OFFICERS!  http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/03/us/oakland-police-sex-scandal/

But further than this, the brothels are now allowed to send "outcalls" which they couldn't do before Catherine.  Meaning that all a client has to do is visit the brothels one time to set up an account.  Then after that first visit, a prostitute can be sent to him anywhere in the world from there legally.  Yes, this expansion of their ability to operate now anywhere in the WORLD is thanks to Catherine Cortez Masto.

Now with the link already established that sex trafficking is at it's WORST where there is legalized prostitution, and with Catherine's regime allowing the expansion of the legal brothels, then please please explain to me how on earth she's being allowed to make the claim that has been doing ANYTHING to help sex trafficking in these commercials?

Which is why I'm going to be seeing about filing a formal complaint with the FCC about her ads shortly for making false claims to the public.  I'll also be further researching if there's any other type of committees, boards, etc., that I can file a complaint against her for these false claims in her ads.

PLEASE DON'T FALL FOR THIS.

I was fighting the brothels back in 1988 as you can see here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUrAI2Ob4zA

If you are opposed to sex trafficking, and consider yourself an "abolitionist" DO NOT SUPPORT CATHERINE CORTEZ MASTO running for Senate.

Don't believe me.  Don't believe the hype or press.  Go and look for yourself and tell me what has she done for us to help us since being in office?

As a matter of fact, we have testimony from people who have told us that they were told they would be "immune from prosecution for fraud" with their fraudulent fund raising using sex trafficking as their platform because Catherine was using their efforts to get "dollar matching" funds.

If I'm wrong, then tell me why all these people were complaining to her to investigate pastor Troy Martinez, whose documentary on "sex trafficking" in Nevada by the way COMPLETELY AVOIDS the strip clubs, massage parlors, and the legal brothels in Nevada where even Bob Herbert of the NY Times went out and independently verified my statement of it existing there in the highest concentrations is in fact true. http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/divisions-found-effort-stop-sex-trafficking-las-vegas   A fact which angered Oscar Goodman so severely he physically threatened Bob Herbert?  http://www.alternet.org/story/61859/vegas_mayor_threatens_to_kill_n.y._times_columnist_after_anti-sex-trade_column

DON'T BE FOOLED BY THIS WOMAN.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

NOW I UNDERSTAND

Tonight I saw this documentary by Alexandra Pelosi.  Boy I thought I was being smeared badly until I saw the commercial that had been made about Nancy Pelosi.  Okay now I understand.  We no longer debate the issues.  This is about totally slamming the PERSON who you think represents something you don't want or like.   I mean likening this woman to a "Godzilla" because you disagree wit her policies?  Well then now I understand why people are doing the same with us.  This was the documentary I'm speaking of.  http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/meet-the-donors-does-money-talk

Which I would like to thank Alexandra.  Alexandra, In the 1980's and 1990's, I used to be able to get a politician on the phone with respect to the issues.  I used to be able for example to walk into Mayor Tom Bradley's office and ask to speak to him about the issues.  He would return my phone calls and together we got a lot accomplished during the  HIV/AIDS crisis that was affecting not just the gays and prostitutes - but EVERYONE.  An epidemic affects EVERYONE.

However, we're in another epidemic caused by the breakdown of communications.  Only now I not only can't get any one in any political positions on the phone, but I've even been threatened with being carted off on a "5150" charge if I so much as even try and knock on a politician's door to ask to speak to them in person because I can't get anyone to speak to me on the phone.

Then when I saw that the reason for this is because that access is now "for sale", oh I get it.  We've been turned into a nation of PIMPS.  A PIMP tells me that I "can't bother him unless I'm paying for that time".  Then if you're paying, he's listening and the green is the only thing in question.

NOW I understand completely what's going on.  I mean what pimp would bother speaking to some broke ass woman who wasn't paying for that time?

I want to thank Alexandria, HBO, and everyone else for showing me why suddenly we have the police running rampant with corruption.  I mean who's going to report them?  Who's going to write the laws taking away their pensions?  Certainly not the rich who are paying these guys to also cover up their sins.  No wonder we've lost control of the ethics of the police.  EVERYTHING'S for sale.  When it's no longer about the "people" and about the "money" - then the police are just doing what they see the rest of our people in power doing.

Well at least I know it's not personal.   But at least I know what's going on now.  The problem is however is when the police are going to the highest bidder, then it means whoever is writing that check has the power.  That's truly a frightening thought.

I also saw that jobs within the government now are not going to those qualified, or who even care about that job, but instead to whoever is in the circle of the highest donors.   Okay this explains why we now have people in office who have not one idea what they're doing now who they're representing."the people".  The "people" that they won't even speak to.

In the 1980's and 1990's, because those of us in Sex Workers Anonymous didn't have a lot of money, we were able to get the ear of people in politics by doing volunteer work.   So I went and checked and found that for every politician who is working on anything to do with trafficking, drug policy, and/or that of the CDC because we are having another HIV/AIDS epidemic right now in this country, I found that unless the person was "in college" they couldn't even get through the door.  Well that is code for not only "affluent" but also rules out anyone disabled.  Of which I'm both at the moment.  Whether I have the money or not, I'm too disabled, and caring for the disabled, to the point where I'm not able to be enrolled in college right now.  I also think that means "young" which also means "haven't figured out the system yet".

Didn't France have a revolution over just this same exact sort of thing at one point?

Run for your lives America.

Monday, August 1, 2016

POINT LOMA NAZARENE'S SCHOLARSHIP FOR SEX TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS

To Whom It May Concern:

This woman faked having brain cancer.  http://time.com/4320605/belle-gibson-fake-brain-cancer-blogger/

Stephen Glass was a well-respected writer for the "New Republic" who was faking stories.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/17/business/media/stephen-glass-repays-harpers-10000-for-his-discredited-work.html?_r=0

The best selling book about drug addiction "A Million Little Pieces" whose author was even on Oprah, was exposed also as a fraud.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Million_Little_Pieces

Samoly Mam, a well celebrated award winning "sex trafficking survivor" turned out to also be a complete fraud.  http://www.newsweek.com/2014/05/30/somaly-mam-holy-saint-and-sinner-sex-trafficking-251642.html  In fact, she conned people out of millions of dollars in fact.

Just last year, the show "8 Minutes" on A&E was taken off the air because it was learned the whole so called "reality show" had in fact been staged, and faked.  The so called "rescue" they were offering didn't even exist in reality.   Meaning their so called "success stories" such as Lexie Smith were frauds also.  Yet Lexie Smith has spoken at Obama's home church in Florida thanks to Shared Hope about being a so called "survivor".

Fox has even won a lawsuit giving them the right to lie to the public - even to fire reporters for refusing to report things they know to be lies.  http://newsexaminer.net/crime/fox-news-sues-snopes-20-million-calling-fake-news-site/  You can read more about this with the Fox vs. Snopes lawsuit.

I remind you of this before talking about the press release Point Loma had sent out saying they were "the first" to offer a scholarship in 2014 to sex trafficking victims.  http://www.pointloma.edu/news/plnu-offers-first-its-kind-scholarship-survivors-human-trafficking   They aren't.

Not only are they not the first person to offer a scholarship to sex trafficking victim, they're not the first to claim they're "the first".  Take a look at when Sabre for example also made that claim - https://www.sabre.com/insights/releases/sabre-sets-up-first-ever-educational-scholarship-program-for-human-trafficking-survivors/  Also made in 2014.

The actual FIRST person I heard offering scholarships to sex trafficking victims of juveniles was Children of the Night.  Not only have they been putting their kids through college for decades now - I've actually attended some of those kids' graduation ceremony.  I've been invited because I've been referring any juvenile who calls our hotline since 1979 to Children of the Night for help because we work with adults.

Our program doesn't offer scholarships to adults anymore than Alcoholics Anonymous offers them to their members.  Our program however does teach it's members how to find their own way to get what they want.  So we have helped them through our mentoring to find scholarships available to them as women, the disabled, the LGBT community, people of color, abuse survivors, recovering addicts, or based on their good grades.  Meaning we take them to the directories of scholarships that are currently available and show them how to search out the ones they qualify for.  Then we work with them on the applications until they get the scholarships they are seeking.

ALL WITHOUT identifying this person for life as a "sex trafficking survivor".  Which in plain common English ALSO MEANS "having been a prostitute".

Does it work?  This is an interview with a member of ours who now has a master's degree.  She hasn't however told her associate's she used to be a trafficking victim.  She talks on this interview about how her mother is the one who "turned her out" in fact.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_TD_X3uOiA

Do you know WHY she hasn't been so "up front" about her background?

Check out this professor who plagiarized a student -yet got tenure.  https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwijzNH89qHOAhUJKiYKHQq9CFwQFggyMAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Ftucson.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Feducation%2Fua-professor-who-plagiarized-student-gets-tenure%2Farticle_473c728d-93ab-5460-8f5b-0606147d1637.html&usg=AFQjCNEEEwOOYbyISTGlPuz9zXzaRD4PRA&sig2=kCwaQAfwLIagkmq2-TAWTw&bvm=bv.128617741,d.eWE

On the other side, http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2014/06/black-female-professor-slammed-ground-campus-police-refusing-show-id/  The same university who gave this member her degree, also refused this woman tenure, as well as treated her like this.  They also last year turned down for tenure a professor there who tried to start a study into how many women are trafficked exactly across the border.  In fact, no professor has received tenure working with trafficking victims since Dominique Roe Sepowitz has been at this university.  NOR has one single survivor of sex trafficking been picked to work on one single research project to do with sex trafficking in the whole state either.  Doesn't exactly send signals to women like our member here that coming forward with one's past is exactly going to help them step up the ladder for THEMSELVES.

In fact, we've had a lot of women get their degrees in colleges who were "up front" about being "survivors" only to then find themselves denied jobs and tenure.  The woman in the interview by the way is now on welfare because she can't even get a job despite having a master's degree, and being clean and out of the sex industry since 1992!   https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/06/22/arizona-state-will-provide-more-money-and-more-options-non-tenure-track-writing

THIS is why she's declined to state her name for the interview.  She's trying to find a job after I referred her to another woman who lived in her town to get a bottle of shampoo and food.  Oh I take that back - THAT survivor is doing quite well for herself now as a stated "survivor".  The only thing is she's got a job now where she's making money for people like Point Loma, Beauty for Ashes, and Sabre are doing - by raising money to help trafficking survivors!  SHE gets work while other survivors around her are on welfare and can't

There are many scholarships for which our members have qualified over the years they've been able to apply for without slapping a label on themselves for life as a "sex trafficking survivor".  We view our members' past in the sex industry as just that - in the past.  Not something that you put a label on yourself as a victim in order to get your college paid for.

There's a reason why we do this.  Before I go too much further, let me ask you this . . can you name me a senator or congress person who is a sex trafficking survivor?  How about the CEO of a Fortune 500 company?  Steve Sassa, the once CEO of Hearst Media, was fired for texting a prostitute.  But let me ask you this - can you name me ONE CEO of ANY company with revenues in the millions who is a publicly identified sex trafficking survivor?

In fact, let me ask you to name me one person who is a "known" survivor who has been placed into any position of power and prestige in this country please.  Speaking as a person who has been a public survivor for over 30 years now - not everyone is so gracious about one's past as you'd think.  I invite you to check out some of these national talk shows I appeared on in order to promote our hotline for others to call for help.  I was the first person to not only speak about sex trafficking on these national shows, but also to offer our hotline for victims to call for help as adults.  http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/07/interviews-from-1980s-and-early-90s.html

If you think this "isn't an issue" then let me ask you this question - has Obama been photographed with ONE SEX TRAFFICKING SURVIVOR?  Yes, he's been photographed with a HUMAN trafficking survivor before.  I've seen him photographed with someone forced to be a maid, forced to be a farm worker, etc.  But I have not seen one single solitary photo of ANY president with someone who was "sex trafficked" as a prostitute.

I have however seen a whole big scandal about Clinton simply being photographed with two current prostitutes who work with Dennis Hof.  These two women are quite celebrated in fact.  But as prostitutes.  They're not OUT.

After each of these shows aired - I came home to find myself evicted and fired.  After the first Sally show I did, I not only was fired and evicted - but I came home to find "whore" spray painted on my front door by my landlord's son.  Then I went down to the garage to find my tires had been slashed.  I assure you that the people at the TV studio called me a "hero" but when I went back to the "real world" people are very clear they don't want you working or living near them when you have a past in sex work.

I am not unique.  On the Donahue show, you'll see I came on with a man and a woman who were members of our program to speak about how we had helped them to escape the streets.  Both of them were fired after this show.  The blond woman's husband attacked her when the show aired and they are now divorced.

The man had an informant set him up on a drug sales charge that he was later acquitted of when the snitch admitted he'd framed the guy.  The attorney who defended him was later disbarred also.  Seems they don't take well to men of color claiming they were set up by the government on phony drug charges and then other men of color speaking up for them.   They've both also been audited by the IRS.  My ex-husband, who is also a "known" ex-prostitute and recovering addict, works as a drug counselor now and also volunteers at a public radio station.  A public radio station who has also been audited by the IRS and the Attorney General's office.

I would like to remind you that Linda Lovelace did extensive speaking out against the porn industry in her work with the Meese Commission.  She was the first woman to come forward and confess about being trafficked on the adult film set of "Deep Throat".  The woman even pointed to the bruises on her legs in both the pool and bathtub scene as proof she'd been forced at gunpoint to make the film by her pimp/husband who later went on to found the Gun Store in Las Vegas after "managing" two other of his wives in porn.

After doing extensive campaigning against the porn industry, her health began to suffer.  Her pimp had kicked her often in her organs with his cowboy boots and forced her to do drugs.  So when she needed an organ transplant and didn't have health insurance because she didn't have a job BECAUSE of her extensive campaigning against porn - she turned to people like Gloria Steinhem, Edwin Meese, and those who she'd been working with on this anti-porn campaign for help with her medical bills.  All she needed was $10,000 back then for the transplant.

Everyone refused to help her.  She was forced to make an adult film to pay for her transplant in the end.

I myself have been fired so many times because of my TV appearances, as well as denied work because of who I am now the internet can pull up my name in two seconds, that I had to start working freelance jobs 26 years ago BECAUSE no one would hire me.  As a matter of act, I even applied to work at the Children of the Night hotline where they know I"m a survivor also.  I was refused the job.

So if you think I'm over-stating how people are not exactly the nicest of people to you once they find out you're a survivor of sex trafficking - then I"m going to ask you two questions to think about in all seriousness.

1.  How was Linda Lovelace treated by society after she came forward as a survivor MONETARILY or career wise?  She had to resort to doing a porn film to pay for her transplant because NO ONE WOULD HIRE HER.  No one donated money to HER foundation to help save others from pornography.  They coughed up a lot of checks to people like Gloria, Edwin Meese, and others who were NON-SURVIVORS - but as for LINDA - how was SHE treated?  Did she even so much as get a big funeral when she died?  Young I'd like to add because after she had to go back into porn she also wound up drinking and using again.

Just a side note, Marilyn Chambers also died fairly young with drugs in her system also.  She had also tried to learn porn when she got clean - but no one would hire her for anything.

2.  How am I treated?  I'm a survivor.  I've been obviously going on TV and speaking out as a survivor, and trying to help others for going on 30 years now.  HOW AM I TREATED?  Is anyone offering me jobs?  Anyone offering me a big check to set up a foundation or even the work we are doing now?  Anyone putting me on TV?  Anyone returning my phone calls for that matter?  I'm not even invited to be a part of this "Center for Justice" at Point Loma.  The last dealings I had with Beauty for Ashes, their founder was running around telling everyone who'd listen to her I was some kind of "con artist".  Why?  I have no clue.  She just up and blocked me from her group when she found out I was there and then started telling people who asked why it was because I "was a con artist".  I've got independent research done into my work that's very positive that was published in reports such as "Leaving Prostitution" and a book by John Quinones.  I've got testimonials in their own words up at sites like www.leavingtheliferadio.com    So I have no clue why she'd say those things.  Nor why Beth Jacobs tells anyone who will listen that I'm a "pimp" either for that matter.

But my point being - I'm a public survivor and how am I treated by others in general?

Have any of you as a matter of fact even invited me to one of your events - let alone offered me any type of job or show of support for the now 500,000 calls our hotline has now taken over 30 years?

I would like to add that those who don't know I'm a "survivor" treat me just fine by the way.

This isn't just about me or even Linda for that matter.

I've gone to many of the survivors who have done press talking about their past as a survivor.  They each have told me stories of being fired, evicted, losing friends, being shut out of potential jobs, and even not being able to find a date when they're single.  This week I spoke to a woman who told me for two years now she's been unable to find work because of the news clips online related to her not only being a survivor, but also talking about how she was the first person to set up an outreach connected to our program in Canada.  She had set up not only the first SWA meeting in 1991 in Canada - but also the first street outreach, drop-in crisis center, etc.   Now in 2016 she's lost an engagement, can't find a job, and just learned her nephew committed suicide.  She has family who still have a strained relationship with her because of her past as a sex trafficking victim.

I didn't have a choice but to go on those national TV shows talking about my past to promote our hotline.  The very idea and concept of "sex trafficking" didn't even exist back in 1987.  The only way TO get word out to help others, and to build the foundation leading to federal recognition when the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed WAS for me to go onto national media to tell my story.  The internet didn't even exist back in 1987 - meaning national TV was the only route to go to get this movement started, and to let victims know where to reach help.

But you know what?  Today people know sex trafficking IS REAL.  Laws DO EXIST now.  There's more than one hotline today both adults and juveniles can call for help.  We have safe houses now.  Police are now trained this is very real.  So the need to "raise awareness" is over.  I can call a housewife in Nebraska and she'll tell me she knows sex trafficking is "real".  I say that because I called a random housewife in Nebraska and she told me she is aware it's real - so the "awareness" has been "raised".

When I started all of this, I had people all over me claiming I was lying also.  Just as I'd seen them do with Linda when she tried to tell the public it was real.  To make sure I'd be believed - I not only was very public about my arrest record to prove I was a real victim, but I further denied all movie and book offers.  Had I accepted them - then the public would have said "she's just doing this for the money".  In fact, at one point in 1991, I went onto the Joan Rivers show with a million dollars in contracts being offered me to tell my trafficking story and I tore up those contracts on her show.  When Joan asked me why I'd do that - I told her that if I did accept the money then "no one would believe me".  Without "believing me" we wouldn't have the laws in place now giving this issue federal recognition in the first place.

Right now there's a lawsuit in the Illinois federal court, Backpage vs. Tom Dart, alleging that sex trafficking "isn't even real".  That "the whole thing is fake" in fact.  http://media.ca7.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/rssExec.pl?Submit=Display&Path=Y2015/D11-30/C:15-3047:J:Posner:aut:T:fnOp:N:1663542:S:0

Now because the media, and people, lie, when I hear about something that might be useful to our members, or anyone coming out of sex work for any reason for that matter, I would love to be able to recommend that to callers to our hotline.  But before I recommend anything to anyone - I check it out for myself.

For example, when Kevin Brown's assistant called me saying he was "operating a rescue" and was asking me to refer women needing help to them I asked to see this "rescue" for myself with my own eyes.  I never heard from him again until I got a call in May of 2016 from a woman telling me she'd been paid $200 to "pretend to be a victim" with her husband being paid another $200 to "pretend to be her trafficker" on the show "8 Minutes".

Now imagine how bad it would have been if I'd referred anyone to that operation without insisting upon checking it out first with my own eyes?

So when I heard Point Loma had a scholarship offering right in San Diego - I called them up about it.  I asked for information on it for our members.  In fact, I'm short about two classes myself from getting my degree and I need financial assistance, so I even told the woman I spoke to at Point Loma I'd like to find out about the scholarship more for myself even as well as on behalf of the members of Sex Workers Anonymous.

To put into perspective the number of people who call our hotline - we average five times MORE calls than Polaris.  Their hotline is for "sex trafficking victims".  Our hotline is for ANYONE who wants to quit for ANY reason - trafficked or not trafficked.  Meaning we also get calls from those who don't have pimps and who aren't trafficked.  We've even relocated our headquarters to Los Angeles.  We have a chapter in San Diego ever since Sharon started one (the blond on the Donahue show on the link above).

Point Loma's response?

NOTHING.

I never got a returned call.

I never got information sent to us about their program.

In fact, they never got back to me at all.  Not on behalf of our program wanting information for our members or callers to our hotline NOR for myself personally.  I'm a documented sex trafficking victim and I've got over 60 college units and I'd like to finish getting my degree.  The ONLY thing in my way is money.

So why not me?

Yet this week I read an article about a recipient of this grant at Point Loma.  http://www.pointloma.edu/experience/academics/centers-institutes/center-justice-reconciliation/hope-rising

Now am I saying she's "fake" or they're "lying" about offering a scholarship?  No I'm not.

I don't know what to think because no one from there has returned our calls.  Not for me to apply for the scholarship.  Not for me to let those calling our hotline know more about it.

So I don't know what to think about that.

Meaning this letter is an official written request for Point Loma to let me know more about this situation.

This blog goes out to about 190,000 men and women who are all at some stage of coming out of the sex industry.  I would love to hear their answer about why this woman is graduating off their scholarship - but when I called to start the process going so that I could not only apply for this scholarship, but so that others could also, we couldn't even get the courtesy of a response.

I have recordings of the calls, and copies of the emails, if anyone would like to document that I did in fact ask them about this more when they announced they were offering scholarships to survivors.

So Point Loma - what's up?

Further, to the reporter on this article I'd like to know if they saw grade transcripts on this person and met them to see if the information behind this story is in fact true.

I'd also like to further ask Point Loma why they felt it necessary to publish the photograph of this survivor, along with her name, online?  When our experience over 30 years now has shown consistently that the majority of those who are public about their status as a survivor have reported that it inhibits their ability to find work, to obtain decent housing, and to even have positive personal relationships - I'd like to know why they felt it important to "out" this woman in this way online that will now follow her for life as she tries and use that degree to advance her life.

So Point Loma - can you tell me why you would use her name and image in that manner to promote your school knowing it may harm her for YEARS on down the road as it has many survivors I'm speaking to, including myself, who report this is more the norm than the exception?

You can reach me at (702) 488-1127 or sexworkrecovery@yahoo.com   Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jody Williams
www.sexworkersanonymous.com

PS - I'm not reprinting the article here with that survivor's photo and name for obvious reasons.  But I did see it yesterday on Facebook.