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Monday, September 5, 2016

CELESTE GUAP AND OAKLAND SEX SCANDAL

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/east-bay-authorities-should-bring-celeste-guap-back-to-california-and-media-should-protect-her-privacy/Content?oid=4960190

A comment we posted under Bella's claiming "no program exists" reads:

What you said is NOT TRUE Bella, and the fact you state such lies are more proof that these same people who are doing such things to sex workers have now got "influencers" such as yourself, and even Maxine Doogan, who are PRETENDING to be caring about these same women, while at the same time silencing them, and further making sure they DON'T FIND THE RIGHT DOOR OUT.

Our organization www.sexworkersanonymous.com was FOUNDED on the very fact that sex trafficking victims in the USA are not trafficked by street pimps - but in fact by men in uniform, law enforcement, the prosecutors' office, the judges, and clear on up to the FBI, CIA and other high offices.

I know as I was the one who created the first safe house for those exact types of victims who could not go to other traditional "safe houses" because the local police always knew where those are.  I in fact got busted for just such a safe house in 1984.

When the police got wind I was stashing women away from them successfully, then sent me in such a "stooge" to set me up.  They had found a woman who was on probation for prostitution and drugs.  Then had her ask me for help.  I then put her in the safe house and then the police arrested me for "running a brothel".

Thankfully, my attorney was able to ask "how?"  I had no phones on, no ads running, no signs of any prostitution going on.  Further, I had the tape recording of the call where I told her I was "retired" and that I was taking her to this place to be safe from her pimp.  A pimp who had cop friends and therefore she couldn't go to the local police for help.

However, not wanting to let go easy, the cops then arrested my mother claiming she was "pimping me".  They had a photo of me handing her a $20 bill for a bucket of KFC chicken.  Under the law, if you take money from a "known prostitute" then that's pimping.  Only how was I a "known" prostitute when I had no convictions for prostitution?

So we started to fight those charges and then they threatened to arrest my grandmother.  Okay that made me back up and take a plea bargain.  Then the prosecutor insisted he'd "drop the case if I testified about what I knew" about these corrupt officers.  However, if I was running the only safe house in the country I was aware of anyway - then where would I go for safety?  Remember Sandra Bland?  Well I'd seen these guys killing women like me in jails, treatment programs, shelters, for years before.  That's why I took that warehouse and created a safe house.  One they wanted to shut down so badly.  Now did that stop me?  Hell no.  I just realized I had to use a different tactic.

So in 1987, once I made sure I was legally beyond any statutes for anyone to come after me for anything I said on TV, I then launched the first international hotline for anyone, male or female, to call for help when they wanted out of the sex industry, for any reason.  If you look at some of our news clips at www.hightechmadam.com, or our interviews at www.leavingtheliferadio.com or our videos at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzd_a9GPy92PP-fGOrRuyDg  You'll see we're very clear that if someone is being trafficked against their will, and if the authorities are involved in any way, they can call us for help and GET IT.

We're so effective at it we almost made history with Jeane Palfrey.  Jeane Palfry was the first one of us who had black and white EVIDENCE of being forced to madam her girls at the hand of men in our own government in case you don't remember Bella.  I was with her on the first day after her arrest and I kept her safe up to the very last.  In fact, I believe if she'd listened to my advice she'd still be alive today.  

Her whole defense was based on the fact she repeatedly tried to leave the business, even leave the country, but that it was our government who kept using her to do their bidding, and probe for information going back to the same CIA who was part of my story.  I was also forced to do things I didn't want to do during Iran Contra - where I witnessed many a woman sold overseas to seal these clandestine deals made by our government.  Where the cocaine the CIA was bringing into this country, then processed by the gangs they blamed for the epidemic - was then transported into Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and movie studios in the purses of escorts these men were forcing me to do also.  Always using us for their scapegoats if anything went wrong.

I knew enough about these people that I warned Jeane not to trust ABC when they offered to substantiate her claims with her "Black Book".  I knew not to trust them because I'd seen what they done with me on case where our group had rescued a girl out from under cops who were trafficking her in Canada.  We worked with their writers for months - only to have them completely change the story up when it came time to start production.  ABC had also made evidence in the Johnny Gosch case in connection with the Omaha Franklin scandal disappear also.  The mother told me this when she'd heard me talking about the Omaha Franklin case when I'd gone back to Nebraska to help those victims get out of there safely.

Then we watched Dan Rather get up and say there were "no names of significance" in the book.  Only I'd convinced her to give 10 other sites back-up copies such as the "Smoking Gun" who then went "not so fast" and revealed there were in facts names such as David Vitter and Randall Tobias.  You remember Randall's name from his writing of the TVRA of 2003 - which took all the money WE had helped to create in the first place, and then said that "only faith based groups" of which we are not, could receive any federal money to help these victims.  Now I ask you - why would we want federal agencies to have money to set up programs for victims of federal agencies?  We didn't - which is another reason why Jeane wanted to take her case to Congress to show them what was going on and why.

The day before her death, she had someone following her all day.  Her landlord witnessed it and there was videotape of this man following her into the garage of her home that day.  I had urged Jeane to let us hide her as we have others in ways where she couldn't be found.  She was afraid someone would harm her mother if she left.  So in the interest of protecting her elderly sick mother - she then went to her house to protect her.  She'd scheduled a press conference for the next day to reveal "more names higher than Tobias" which she never made.

The press was claiming her death was a "suicide" without her body even being cold nor a toxicology report in hand.  Her own mother at first said she felt it was murder, and then recanted.  When I asked her mother why she recanted she said she was "afraid whoever killed her would come back for her" if she didn't.  I had clearly told Jeane not to leave her house for any reason that night because of how when I was in her shoes - my attorney had advised me to go stay with my grandmother.  That way no one could claim I'd committed "suicide" like they did with Gary Webb.  He warned me they would try and trick me into leaving the house so they could harm me.  Which they did try to.  So I warned Jeane about these tricks - and she assured me she wouldn't leave the house.  Yet her body was found hung in the back yard shed.

The press about her saying it was "suicide" hadn't revealed there were bruises on her lower legs consistent with someone forcing her to be hung.  That truth wasn't revealed for years.  Of course she knew she was in danger of being murdered.  Brandy Britton had already been found dead and we both believed it was probably murder also being that she was the escort who'd dated Vitter.  Two other women who had dated Vitter had also been found hung - one in a jail cell.  So of course she made plans with her mother in that event.  The press was using that claiming that her "plans" in case of her death was a "suicide note".

Angry, I contacted the head detective on her case out of Florida I'd like to add and told him that if a full murder investigation wasn't done in her case, I would go on TV with the texts and emails between Jeane and I for the last couple of years to prove it wasn't suicide.  The next morning the police station in the small town where I lived got a phone call from a Florida detective.  The next thing I know I have a warrant being served upon me for supposedly "impersonating Jody Williams" which is my legal name.  I had five cops and a drug dog tear apart my house for five hours while they searched for Jeane's records and any drugs they assumed I'd have.  Only they found nothing.  Not content with that - they tried to get CPS to take my kid.  When that failed, they started harassing my landlord and hitting him with baloney zoning violations saying it would stop when he evicted me.

Back about 2013, we started getting calls about cops who were operating an actual operation down in Florida.  These women were telling me that these brothels were set up to "appear" to be "trafficking safe houses" so the neighbors wouldn't question what they were seeing.   They had a woman who I won't name now, supposedly claiming to be a "survivor" and who had put herself on every anti-trafficking committee and task force she could get onto.  The reason was simple and what we've seen modeled in Oakland, as well as other cities.  This way they could direct the arrests and crack downs on their "competitors" and those who weren't part of their operation.  The "johns" who were arrested were then assured if they did business with them - they'd avoid future arrest.  The women were told if they worked for this operation - they'd also avoid arrest - just as we've seen with Celeste.

Nancy O'Malley has no track record of helping women like Celeste either to escape, nor recover, from what she's gone through.  In fact, I have tried repeatedly in the past to get an audience with Nancy about the MANY woman I have calling me who are reporting to me they are being trafficked not by street pimps - but by men who are in offices ranging from the police on up to Homeland Security, ICE, etc.,   Men such as Joohon David Lee as but one example.  These women have reported to me they've had fake police charges put on them, with threats to then deport them, or their family members, if they don't comply with their wishes, and keep their mouth shut.  I myself have received threats to "back off" helping these victims not by pimps but by police officers, even Chiefs of Police.

I have tried to get an audience with both Nancy O'Malley, and Kamala Harris, just to name a few, who refuse to speak to me.  Now I've had independent reputable reporters such as John Quinones and Bob Herbert come in and check out our organization - who have written glowing wonderful reports about our work.  I've had independent researchers such as Professor Sharon Oselin who came in and did a 10 year study of our program, and three others, of which not only did we come out on top, but further we're the only program she researched who is still operating.   I've got 30 years of press with quotes from our members online - showing there's absolutely no reason whatsoever that an adult as Celeste Guap was shouldn't have been referred to our program for assistance.  Which is why I contacted Nancy when I read she was "handling her case" because I knew what that was code for.

What that's code for is what happened here.  She was sent to Florida where they have other police involved in this case.  There was nothing they could charge Celeste with at that time.  Nothing that wouldn't incriminate one of their own further.  So magically she now has a charge.  A charge which if they can't threaten to deport her over, they'll threaten to deport members of her family.  They'll go after her family the way they went after my mother, the way they went after Heidi Fleiss' parents, and even Jeane Palfrey's mother (before we convinced them to drop the case against Jeane's mom).

Maxine Doogan is being built up in the press as being an "advocate" for women like her.  Only not only have I not seen Maxine get one single woman out of this type of situation, out of the business, and also living safely ever after yet, but I've also now got a stack of emails and calls that have come into our hotline claiming that she's being built up as this type of person, so that people will "trust her" and then "turn to her" where then they are having different methods used to silence them right on down to one woman claiming that Maxine stole her evidence she had against the police.  http://traffickingandprostitutionservices.blogspot.com/2016/07/edited-copy-of-email-i-received-about.html

So don't hand me that Celeste needs to speak to Maxine for help because (1) there's no one person even who she's ever helped out of this type of operation and to safety that I've ever seen nor heard of, and (2) I do have evidence she's being used in fact as what's called a "trojan horse".  In other words, she's being built up in the media as the "go to" person for someone like her, only these women are then contacting me later saying they were "tricked", "lied to", "had evidence stolen", and one says she was even almost killed during a drug overdose she blames Maxine for".  I've had more than one email reporting she's gotten them to sign bogus movie contracts which are being used to silence them.

I had the same thing in my day - but I caught on.  They come to you offering you money for your book and movie deal - but you agree to only talk when they tell you to talk" and then they never let you.  It's a way to buy your confidence to shut you up and if you don't know who your producers are - it's easy for fall that it.

You know good and well Bella we exist, and that we DO help women just like Celeste, as we have for 30 years now.  So don't hand out the usual "oh nothing exists" that these people say in the media to convince women like Celeste we don't exist, and that there "is no way out" because there is.  First of all, the LAST place we would have sent her for drug treatment would have been Florida - especially knowing what we know is that this whole operation that the police are a part of right now have operations down in Florida that are being run by the police, and that anyone who has tried to go up against them down there has had their very lives threatened.  Dan from the Defenders was threatened so badly for his work extracting victims from trafficking operations, his car messed with, and even threats to stop helping us with extractions that he's preparing to move to Greece to get to safety.

What in the hell would you know about it Bella being you're STILL IN THE BUSINESS?  Tell me how on earth does a drunk know where someone can go to get sober?  Especially if there's a bar that's locked that woman in the bar and after pointing a gun at her and her family is forcing her to drink?  What would you as an active drunk know about how someone like that would get sober, or where to go to find that help?

I'm supposed to trust SWOP?  After Robin died, SWOP Seattle actually covered for the traffickers!  They claimed women on that Korean website "were not trafficking victims" when I in fact know they were.  The thing is, that by saying these women were "not" trafficking victims, they were saying they were guilty of illegal prostitution.  Now why would SWOP get up and claim another woman was guilty of a crime, and then take away her one out to get out of being charged - that she was forced?  Why is SWOP for that matter been spending the last 18 months trying to infiltrate our organization?  I've got the tapes of the voices of their people calling trying to scout out information on our meetings and members.  They've threatened our hotline.  Stalked, threatened, defamed and harassed our members.  Now why would any group who claims to wanting to help sex workers - go and attack the ONE GROUP WHO CAN OFFER THEM ALTERNATIVE SENTENCING?

No one who claims to care about sex workers would let someone go to jail knowing that going to jail could cost them their marriage, their children, their home as they did with Amber Batts in Alaska.  For YEARS we've been the way for those convicted of prostitution to avoid jail, to keep their kids, to keep their homes, and to avoid completely having to raise $1,000's of dollars for an attorney.  An attorney who if he's any good - will find himself disbarred like Montgomery Sibley, and others I can list down the line who this has happened to, including one who even became Mayor of Philadelphia who was disbarred after getting one of our members off the hook when a snitch tried to force a fake drug charge against him.  Our attorney won - and he got disbarred for it.  Which is why we use a different system now - but the fact remains that if convicted for prostitution as an adult - you can without an attorney ask to go to our program instead of jail and so far every judge has allowed it.  Under laws grandfathered in by AA - they could be charged with discrimination if they didn't allow it.

www.sexworkersanonymous.com is the ONLY program which not only services members from all over the world trying to get out of the industry, including those who say they're forced to by anyone, including law enforcement, or others in top offices of authority, but who also works with men, women, transgenders, and the LGBT community - all of who are refused service by these other groups who only will work with heterosexual women, and also will refuse women who are Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, etc.

We are also the ONLY group who has gone after traffickers in authority such as Kemp Shiffer, Chris Butler, Joohoon David Lee, to name a few, who has got those men shut down from forcing women into acts of not only prostitution, but also drug sales, and blackmail.  Because they'll also use us as their scapegoats for blackmail too you know.  We have reason to believe that Donald Burns was not blackmailed by Teofil - but instead by the same trafficking operation that's not only a part of what happened to Celeste, but dates back to "Operation Dollhouse" in 2007 and even arrests made just recently in Ventura, California.  There is no doubt in my mind there's a direct connection with Celeste Guap being sent to Florida at the very same time that more arrests were made against the trafficking ring these cops were a part of in Ventura, Calfiornia by Officer Gary Pentis.

Celeste is in great danger. Now I know you mean well here by asking her name be blocked, and the press go dark here.  Only I differ.  This woman is in great danger of winding up like the Baton Rouge madam, Jeane Palfrey, and Sandra Bland who merely criticized the police.  The only thing keeping this woman ALIVE right now is the press on her as much as possible.  This way if anything went wrong - her death would at least be questioned.

Remember, a coroner has said that Gary Webb could not have physically shot himself in the head twice with a shotgun.  And this woman knows probably as much as he did about what's going on right now with respect to a sex trafficking ring that's connected clear back to China, connected to Paul Tanaka, and is connected to trafficking all across this USA, who is not only using cops and others in offices such as the prosecutors' office (anyone remember the Orange County judge who dismissed 250 DA's because they were all corrupt?), but further as a minor when she was trafficked - there's no statute of limitations on her testimony and on charges she might press against her abusers.  

Meaning she might be in more danger even than Jeane Palfrey was for what she knows.  The fact Nancy kept this woman as an adult from us when we were trying to extend help to her, and would send her to a Florida treatment program which we would never do right now knowing what's down in Florida that could do to her exactly what started to be done here (for all we know she was defending herself), shows all the more if she's not a part of trying to cover up what Celeste knows, than she's at best incompetent and negligent for not contacting us to be involved in her case, and I am consulting with an attorney about charging her with negligence,

So Celeste - please if you read this know you're not alone.  There is help out there which can protect you.  SWA has members down in Florida which we can send to help you.  Beware of everyone now - including phony producers, phony attorney's, all kinds of "wolves in sheep's clothing" who have an agenda right now going involving a lot of money, and covering a lot of asses, etc.  If you look at our news clips, our interviews, our videotapes, you'll see WE ARE THE ONLY group who has been helping women like you get out, stay out, and stay alive after getting out, including women who were in EXACTLY you're situation.  In all those years, we've only lost ONE person, Jeane, when she didn't listen to our advice.  I had told her not to go to her mother's that evening and to let us stash her somewhere safe off the grid.  If she'd done that, I believe she'd be alive today.

You can call us toll free from any payphone even at (888) 666-1782 any time of night or day.  We always have someone in recovery answering our hotline who understands everything you're going through.  Beware of women in the industry who claim they can get you "out".  If they can't protect themselves from these guys, and they can't get out, then how in the hell can they know how to help you get out safely?  Use your head girl!

The people who sent you to Florida are not your friend.  Look at what happened.  We have said back here at our main office that this was going to be their next move - and we were right.  We know their moves and can beat them - and THAT'S WHY they're not telling you about our group.  Maxine, Bella, they're not "out".  What do they know about leaving this network of people who extend clearly across the whole USA?  Nancy has done nothing but try and block people from finding help from us - or any help at all and your story is more proof of that.  Please be careful Celeste and try to reach us when you can.

LETTER TO SEXTRADE101

Sextrade 101
Via Email

RE: CEASE AND DESIST

Dear Ms. Falle:

When I first started getting calls of complaint about what appeared to be a meeting of ours being held through your organization, I contacted you via email asking what was going on. I was told at first that “no one had any idea what I was talking about”. After showing a screen shot of the page with the name of “Prostitution Anonymous” upon it, I was then told “oh we don’t do that anymore”.

Which I then said “fine – please remove the listing”. I have many reasons for this request. First of all, there’s the calls of complaints I’m receiving. As a 12 step program, we are to “have no opinion on outside issues”. Your Facebook page states that your group is “A Canadian experiential led, political activism coalition in the forefront of the campaign to end male demand.” This is an “opinion on outside issues” that you are associating us with supporting by this listing on your website. A very volatile one right now I need to add.

I had no problem with what some people call the “pimp lobby” for years. In fact, the majority of referrals we’ve received about someone who was being actually pimped and/or trafficked CAME FROM those within the industry. Since those in the sex industry are the closest to where they can see when someone is being pimped and/or trafficked – we value those calls telling us where a pocket of this is happening, along with their help we’d usually get to extract this person(s) to safety.

But things changed about 2007. I started getting these calls from people within the sex industry, as well as from members of groups such as Sex Workers Outreach Project, The Desiree Alliance, and the Red Umbrella Project, all wanting to know why I was “against the industry”. Some in not a very polite manner I should add. Again, we’re not “for” it nor “against” it in any way being that we are a 12 step program.

Our program, and members, taken great pains, refused a great deal of money, and sacrificed a lot of opportunities, in order to walk that fine line of neither supporting, nor condoning anything on an “official” level so that we can maintain our traditions. Something very important to us – because if we don’t honor those “traditions” then our program will not stand as it has for almost thirty years now.

When I would ask them where they got the idea we were “against” or “for” anything like “ending demand” or on the industry itself – I was pointed to your page at www.sextrade101.com Now after I got first a denial, then told “oh we dropped that ages ago” I asked for the notation on our site to please be removed. I asked for no damages, no apology, nothing other than just the removal of our name from your website because it was causing us great damage to our reputation, our “brand” as well as to relationships we wanted to maintain being we were getting calls from those needing help through these same relationships. Relationships which were now severed because they thought we had joined forces with you – again through no fault of our own – but the listing on your site implying an affiliation.

I was told it would be removed. Only I checked back in six months to find it had not been removed. I asked again. Then checked back in another six months. It was still there. The last time I asked again for it to be removed – I had a quite angry barrage of attacks launched upon me for simply doing my job.

Now I’ve had time to check with Alcoholics Anonymous about this issue. They have reported to me they issued you no such approval to adapt their steps to another program called “Prostitution Anonymous”. Since I have established what’s called a “common law trademark” internationally back in 1987 for the group “Prostitutes Anonymous” – it’s a clear enough name that one could easily confuse that name with our name. Which they are. It seems you’re depriving some benefit from the use of that name because you’re sure refusing to drop it off your website for some reason. While I’m the one getting attacks from the “pimp lobby” who think we’re standing behind you on those issues because of that listing. I have news clips and videotapes showing I started “Prostitutes Anonymous” back in 1987. In fact, it was the first hotline or program for adults wanting to leave any part of the sex industry – forced or not.

Now if you are holding meetings there where people do think you are in fact us – then we’re losing out on the sales of our books, literature, key tags, chips, and other products which members of a 12 step program routinely buy from that program. Not to mention our portion of the basket that’s passed – which again any other 12 step meeting shares in those donations with the main office because they’re providing support services to them such as the hotline that we answer 24/7 with another recovering member. Not something I can replace with an answering service mind you. Meaning I work very hard just to make sure our hotline is covered at all times, and again have for almost 30 years now.

If you are in fact holding meetings for these people – then you are depriving them of the services we offer members which are essential to their ongoing recovery. Which I can now prove by the way that cutting the group off from our fellowship as a whole does in fact harm their recovery after Professor Sharon Oselin completed her research in “Leaving Prostitution”. For ten years when the meeting at the Mary Magdalene Project was connected to us – the members thrived. However, the minute they were cut off – not only did their recovery suffer but the Mary Magdalene Project is no more either. So if you’re holding meetings which appear to be of our program, while cutting off the members from the services and resources we offer them – then you’re harming them greatly.

I’ve now checked onto your website today to find the name still there. I’ve also checked with Alcoholics Anonymous who says they have not granted you any separate permission to be running a 12 step program for prostitutes. In fact, they’ve confirmed I’m the only person to hold consent to have adapted their program to that of one helping prostitutes, or those coming out of the sex industry who may have been, or not been, forced in some fashion, commonly now called “sex trafficking victims”.

Now I’ve asked you before for the name of your attorney. You’ve refused to give that to me. I’m going to ask you one last time for that name. If I don’t receive the name of an attorney by the end of this month, then I will go ahead and name you and Bridgette personally as defendants in the lawsuit I’m preparing at the moment against you and a few other parties.


I am waiting to hear back from AA if they’d like to join in this lawsuit is another reason why I’m giving you some more time to simply remove our name from your site.
By the way, I’m now adding “defamation” to the charges on the lawsuit.  When you are saying you are “Toronto’s ONLY sex trade survivor and abolition group” that’s just simply not true.  Our group has had our hotline available to Toronto’s residents since we launched it as an international hotline in 1987.  We had a local group launch in Toronto back in 1989.  We still offer our services in Toronto, or to anyone worldwide for that matter.  Meaning we’ve been helping residents of Toronto since our launch in 1987 – so you’re NOT THE FIRST. 
Now if you’re obtaining donations from people based upon this statement – that’s fraud.  So please note a copy of this lawsuit will be provided to any and all donors and grant makers whose name appears on your tax returns. They supported you based on the impression you’re holding these meetings which appear to be a meeting of the program I created.  They need to be advised that this meeting was in fact NOT ours.  Which means they may then have a separate cause of action for fraud against you. 
Therefore, it’s my obligation to notify them of this action. 
Sincerely,
 Jody Williams

LETTER SENT TO CELIA WILLIAMSON

Celia Williamson c/o
University of Toledo
Via Email

Salvation Army
Via Email

Re: CEASE AND DESIST NOTICE

Dear Ms. Williamson and Salvation Army:

When one walks into an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, they find within that meeting people yes. But they also find a “Big Book” for sale on the literature table. A literature table which also contains the “Grapevine”, the AA newsletter for the membership at large. This newsletter contains stories from one member to another about how their recovery is going and thus is considered to be part of the 12th step of “outreach” to “help others”. It connects the individual beyond the meeting to the program as a “whole” which is also part of the First Tradition which states “Common welfare comes first – personal recovery DEPENDS upon AA unity”. In other words, recovery for the individual depends upon “unity”.

At this meeting, they’re also provided with “chips” or “key tags” or even “medallions” depending upon their length of “time”. The person who hands them this chip is often their “sponsor”. A person with more “time” in the program than them who often is coming from another meeting to give their sponsee this recognition. After this person gets a little “time” they’re asked to take a “service position”. This service position may be something like making coffee at the meeting, or they might be asked to take on a position at the area level of service, or even the region or world service legal depending upon the assignment, and their length of “time” in the program.

Many have reported it was the desire to “be of service” at some of these higher levels of the program, or fellowship, itself which have motivated them to not only stay sober, but to also work their steps, and to also be of service to helping others. While the meeting place holds a meeting, it’s the “area” level of service who works on getting referrals into that meeting so those needing help know where to find it. The “area” level of service does this by organizing “panels” which go out and speak at local treatment programs, jails, hospitals, and other places where the “still suffering alcoholic” might be found.

In other words, an AA meeting is more than just the “meeting” but it’s a whole “program”. Most of which isn’t even seen at the meeting level. Now I ask you, how successful would an alcoholic be at getting sober if they walked into something which they were told was an “AA meeting” which (1) had no Big Book anywhere to be found, (2) no chips given away, (3) no sponsors available, (4) no newsletter, (5) no other literature IP’s on the table such as “for the newcomer”, (6) no service positions available, and (7) had no activities to get involved in to “carry the message” such as answering the hotline, organizing “panels” at the local jails, hospitals, or H&I committee activities as they’re called, and most of all (8) had no way to reach the older members of the program with years and years of “sobriety” they could call upon when they needed help or hit a bump in the road?

Now take your eyes off the member for a minute, and put it onto the fellowship itself. Each 12 step program, whether AA, NA or the program I created, has a main world service office. That office handles things like the printing and sales of their book. With AA it’s the “Big Book” and in Narcotics Anonymous it's the “Basic Text”. The power of the book is clear when NA had 150 meetings in the world before the Basic Text was written. Yet one year after its release, it had 1500 meetings worldwide. The sales of the book can run into the millions of dollars. A book which is primarily sold at the meetings I should add.

I remember hearing that one year the NA Basic Text generated over 15 million dollars in sales. That money then pays for the office, and the “special service committees responsible directly to those they serve”. Because NA had generated $15 million dollars one year – they were able to send representatives over to India to help set up meetings there which expanded their program into an even wider base than would have been possible otherwise. I mean how many individual members of NA can just pick up and go to India for six months to help set up a structure there for Narcotics Anonymous in the Indian language and culture?

It’s also well known that since a 12 step program can’t “take outside donations” they aren’t going out for federal grants, nor do they, or can they, hold “fund raisers”, or “kickstarters” or even accept checks from people who “just want to help out”. No – their income at these main offices is limited to a few sources only. The first being the money generated from the sales of their literature. Not just their main book, but also the sale of their pamphlets, booklets, and key tags to the meetings who then in turn retail these materials at the meetings.

The second source is the “surplus” of money donated at the basket passed at each meeting. The meetings then pay for their coffee, rent, literature, etc., and then a “surplus” is usually found. From that “surplus” each group then donates a certain portion of that money to the world service level to help pay for the office, phones, staff, office supplies, and other tools needed to carry on the activities they do which provides a stable base for the program.

The third source is “fund raisers” which is not carried out by the world service level, but by the regions, areas, or even local meetings. Say for example, one area has been asked to donate literature to the local jail. The inmates don’t have that kind of money to buy the book, nor should individual members on the outside do this as “each group out to be self-supporting”. So they decide to hold a dance, or a cook-out, or even a “speakerthon” to raise money. The goal is to buy so many books for the inmates. If they raise money beyond that goal – the surplus is then donated to the main office. Who also has received money from the sale of the books bought for the inmates.

Now, Celia, I was not told by you back in 1993-94 that you were going to be running a meeting of Prostitutes Anonymous (as we were called then) as part of Second Chance. If you HAD – then I might have been able to tell you we were having some problems with that name, and with the DRAFT of the “Recovery Guide” we had been circulating for input back in 1991. See we had put together a DRAFT of our version of a “Recovery Guide” which we started sending out in 1991 for INPUT. The input we were getting back showed us we had some fatal flaws with our program which needed to be corrected, and revisions which needed to be done to our book “Sold Out”.

One of those corrections led to the change of our name to “Sex Workers Anonymous” in 1995 as I think you know. This did not mean however we dropped the use of the old name of “Prostitutes Anonymous” either. I’d spent many a year and literally $100’s of thousands of dollars, and lost many a job over the building of that “brand name” if you will understand it is, and was, that – a “brand”. We still had groups who were meeting using the name of “Prostitutes Anonymous” who had asked to keep that name after we made an official name change of the program as a whole. We granted them this – and thus we have maintained control, and use, of both names, since the beginning for this reason. Because we have groups who have been meeting since we first launched in 1987 – we still maintain control and use over the name of “Prostitutes Anonymous”.

Now we had chosen the name “Prostitutes Anonymous” at first in order to help women who had been arrested for the crime of “prostitution” to be able to attend our program as an alternative to incarceration. Which we had started getting those referrals from the courts starting back in 1987. So by 1993-94 we had built up quite a good reputation behind the name of “Prostitutes Anonymous”.

But we didn’t feel what we were achieving was “enough”. There were still problems with the quality of our members’ recovery. For this reason, we continued to work on tinkering with the program. Remember, we’d been the first program ever invented for this community, those forced and not forced, also accepted by us. Anyone, who for any reason, in any situation, who wanted help to leave any part of sex work, was coming to us through our hotline, through our PSA’s, through our outreach. Meaning we were taking calls from “sex trafficking victims” back when they were still called “forced”. It was our work in fact that led to the federal recognition of this still being a problem in modern society, and which then led to the very coining of the term “sex trafficking victim”. In fact, it was our program which brought onto TV the first “survivors of sex trafficking” to even get recognition by the public this was real.

Now because we found out there was some “fatal flaws” in our concept, in our literature, and in the way we had originally set the program up, we therefore not only changed our name to “Sex Workers Anonymous” to be sure to encompass any part of the sex industry, and not just those in prostitution, but also to ensure that the men, transgenders, and the LGBT community, also knew our program was not just “for women only”. In fact, after having been quite successful with PIMPS – that’s one reason the fellowship voted to change our name to make sure anyone from ANY part of sex work was included.

Now when someone sets up a legitimate meeting of ours, they send in a meeting registration form. When they do this, they get a set of our written materials. Which include our “Recovery Guide”, along with our meeting format (which took us five years to develop the right format by the way), chips to recognize time, a copy of our service manual, along with copies of some old newsletters, and a phone list of other members with substantial “recovery”. On top of the materials, their address is set up to receive our monthly newsletter. A newsletter for which we encourage them to send in submissions from them, and the others attending this meeting. You have sent us in no such registration form.

By doing this, the person who then comes to this meeting then gets their “welcome chip” for one. A chip which has our 24/7 hotline phone number on it. It’s made into the form of a key tag and we encourage new members to keep it on their key ring. That way they can always find it when they’re having a “bad day”. We get a lot of calls from those key tags by the way during their first year.

The new members also then get our “phone list”. That’s phone numbers of older members with substantial time that I’ve checked out to make sure they’re “safe” and “legit”. We wouldn’t want to risk any “under cover madams” to be trying to get their name on that list now would we? The reason for this phone list is simple – if they don’t like me, or they don’t like the chair of the meeting, they can call other people until they find someone they do “click” with who can help guide them through their steps.

Our members move a lot. Very rarely do they stay in the same town, the same job, the same house, etc. The reason for this is many of our members also suffer from ADHD, even as adults, as well as dyslexia. Something for which we’ve had to factor that into our step working process in order to make sure they can get through the process completely. In other words, we know this program can’t be imparted from just a book because of these learning disabilities most alcoholics don’t suffer from. So another reason we include the phone number list is so they can not only get help when they need it, but also in case they move away from the meeting they can find help wherever they’re at. This way even if they move – they’re still connected to our program as a whole.

Bill didn’t go out and create Alcoholics Anonymous overnight. In fact, he’d tried to “help other alcoholics” for some time on his own and failed miserably. It wasn’t until he realized he needed to go out and “help himself by helping another” he in fact went seeking a drunk to talk to for his own sobriety. That first person was Dr. Bob. Then four months later, Bill took Dr. Bob with him to the alcoholic ward ran by Dr. Silkwood. THAT’S when AA was created – helping yourself by helping others.

In other words, the process doesn’t work UNTIL you’re out doing “outreach”. Which is not done at a meeting. A meeting is where you “share the message” of the “spiritual awakening you’ve had as a result of these steps”. However, “outreach” to find people to come to these meetings is done at the “area” level of service. This is usually a monthly meeting that each 12 step group’s area has where they plan out how they’re going to do their outreach.

It’s at these “area” meetings, where many of the newcomers first even hear of the “traditions”. Which is a vital part of the 12 step program. While the Steps help you address your disease, the Traditions are to teach one how to interact with the world. In fact, NA says the “steps are suggested” but the “traditions are not negotiable”. So some programs like NA feel the traditions are even more important to respect and use than the steps. But since the traditions are how one interacts with the outside world, and outreach is about “going out into the world”, again these area meetings are often where the person encounters discussion of the Traditions for the first time.

Now since the fellowship itself is run through a “group conscience” process – in order to run the fellowship at large using this process, the main world level office will send out things they want voted upon. Such as when we did our name change in 1995 to “Sex Workers Anonymous”. A memo was sent out to each meeting of our program asking them if they wanted to keep our old name, or adopt a new one. Reasons were given on both sides of the issue. Groups were asked to have a meeting about it, discuss it, and then get back to us with a vote. We had a unanimous vote to change our name.

So Celia if you were running a meeting of “Prostitutes Anonymous” in 1994 through the “Second Chance” program you created – there’s quite a few problems here that posed for us. For one thing, if there was a meeting going at that time which we did not include in our group conscience – it means that we were deprived on an accurate vote as to our name change if they were excluded from the process. It also means they were excluded from a lot of things that comprise a program.

I didn’t find out about this in 1994 because you weren’t telling me anything about it, nor was the internet at a stage where I could even find out you did this. You used our name to get a grant approved which profited you personally. We received none of that grant money you raised. Nor did we get any of the money from the basket being passed, nor from the literature we should have been able to sell to each person attending that meeting. We also didn’t get to sell chips, nor copies of literature, nor subscriptions to our newsletter. The members at this meeting also didn’t get our phone list either of older members they could call for support. In fact, what you did by starting that meeting cut off from us was you also cut them off from any part of the program other than what – a meeting once a week? Run by who? Also, we were not a 501c3 back then. Meaning for every sale I made – I am responsible for the sales tax. So if you were blocking sales at this meeting – you were also cheating Uncle Sam Celia.

Back prior to 1994, we had officially registered meetings in Ohio. In fact, we had one in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Toledo. Not a one of them told me anything about a meeting in connection with Second Chance. But they did tell me they started getting harassed, and that referrals to their groups had stopped in 1994. Coincidence? Now back then, I had no idea it might have been connected to what you were doing because you WEREN’T TELLING ME what you were doing. After getting a taste of how you’re treating me now you consider me a “competitor” – now I’m sure those meetings were driven out by something to do with your hand. They were fine before you started this whole Second Chance thing.

I had started getting more and more complaints in about “faux” meetings. In fact, some of them were quite angry complaints. It had reached a point where I was getting people I’d never spoken to, had no idea who they were, calling me up ripping my face off for the “horrible meeting they’d just sat through” and completely tearing into me about “how awful it was” Only when I’d asked them where they’d heard such lies about what we stood for, lies about what our program was about, lies about how it worked, etc. they were telling me about meetings that I wasn’t showing on our official registration.

I’d then ask them “do you have our book?” They’d go “what book?” I asked “did you have our phone list?” and I’d hear “what phone list?” As I asked these people more about these awful meetings they’d gone to that I was now getting the blame for – I realized I had no idea what they were talking about.

These insults and attacks weren’t just coming from “members” either. I started getting phone calls from social workers, counselors, health workers, etc., also reporting to me they’d “just gone to some three ring circus” which they were told was a “Prostitutes Anonymous” meeting. When I would ask them where this meeting was of ours they’d supposedly witnessed being that we don’t allow in outsiders to witness our official meetings – I was also hearing about meetings which I had no registration for.

So I started going online trying to find out where more of these “faux” meetings were being held. Only to find a piece of your grant application for “Second Chance” stating you were going to be using our “Prostitutes Anonymous” meetings as part of this program. Strange. In all the times I’ve been talking to you over the years – you’d not said one word to me about this meeting. I’d never received a meeting registration from you. I never got a book order request. I never received the portion of the basket passed to cover our expenses here at the main office either. I had no address of anyone to send our announcements or newsletter to either. I don’t even know who is leading these meetings.

Without any of our program, how could it possibly work? Which when I went to you about this – that’s exactly what you flipped off at me. You said “oh it didn’t work” and then said you had “dropped it years ago”. So basically you screwed up my brand, and then when it didn’t work for you because you didn’t do it right, or even with my knowledge, you then thought it was “okay” because you and “dropped it”. If that was where it was left – I was willing to walk away.

However, I came across this tape of you today on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Jonnf_M3ho On this TedX talk, you’re boasting quite loudly about “Second Chance” being the “first program in Ohio” to work with prostituted girls and trafficking victims”. Only I’m not hearing any part of the discussion about “Prostitutes Anonymous” in this talk. I’m sorry but the “first program in Ohio” to address this issue was PROSTITUTES ANONYMOUS. By the time you had started “Second Chance” I had THREE MEETINGS IN OHIO which had been meeting for years. Now what I am hearing is you boasting about how “great” it all worked pretty much in Second Chance. But even so, PA was a part of this “Second Chance”, which then means we were an integral part of something that “worked”. Meaning it either did “work” as you claimed to me it had not - or were you lying about its success at the TedX talk? So which is it Celia?

What’s more is I came across an article in the “Cleveland Scene” a few months ago about a woman named “Summer” who supposedly has STARTED a “Prostitutes Anonymous” program in Cleveland. I’ve tried reaching out to the reporter who wrote it, and every person quoted in this article, to try and find out what’s going on with this because I have no meeting registration for a chapter in Cleveland any longer. Not a one of them will return my calls even though this clearly concerns me. I do have what’s called a “common law trademark” Celia. Meaning I’ve been operating this business under the name of “Prostitutes Anonymous” since 1987. In fact, I registered it as a nonprofit corporation in 1989 under that exact name. I’ve got published articles quoting me as founding the program dating back to 1987.

But as I started digging trying to find out what’s going on with this article, I then start hearing that you did NOT drop “Second Chance” but that it’s still operating and STILL using our 12 step name. Name only because it’s sure not our program. If it was our “program” then I’d have again received a meeting registration form, and we’ve be having two-way communication each month with the chairperson of this meeting, as well as I’d be getting book and product orders.

Which I’m not.

So maybe I do need to start filing a lawsuit. I thought you’d stick to your side of the street after your stunt with the online course you started offering people. But that’s not what I’m hearing. What I’m hearing is someone who feels guilty trying to make sure her lies aren’t discovered, and if discovered, they won’t be believed. Only I have all the documentation I need to prove my case here. I’ve saved every email, every letter, and recordings of every call you and I have had since day one Celia.

So let’s be very clear here. If you ARE speaking about the “Second Chance” that you created in the 1990’s that DID INCLUDE our program without us receiving any credit or recognition for this, then it needs to stop now. If you are using our name, our program, our literature, or anything that’s my intellectual property that I created – it needs to stop now. You see I have the approval of AA in writing to have adapted their steps to a 12 step program for prostitutes. So it’s not just me who is being violated here by these actions of yours.

Now unless you’ve written off to AA and received the same consent that I have, which they wouldn’t have given you in the name of Prostitutes Anonymous nor Sex Workers Anonymous nor Sexual Exploitation Anonymous because they’ve given it to me prior in writing to do so, and would have advised you those names were in fact “taken” – this means without my consent, you then are in violation of THEIR consent if you haven’t obtained it from them first.

So no I can’t just go out and file suit against you without first checking with their lawyers to see if they want to join in also since you’ve also violated their trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property of which the 12 steps as a process does belong to AA. Since I had thought you had basically just dropped the whole thing years ago – I saw no need to do this.

But after seeing your Ted talk in 2012 – you clearly have lied to me once again. So therefore, I want to be very clear that as of today’s letter to you, you are to “cease and desist” from all activities which have any relation to the name, concept, and intellectual property of “Prostitutes Anonymous”. I have been gathering up information to see whether or not I wanted to sue you individually, or as a group along with others who have done the same thing to me over the years such as Dominique Roe-Sepowitz.

I’ve also been trying to get together the evidence needed to gauge damages. Which if you listen to just one of the witnesses as to what’s happened to us before you stuck your fingers into this vs. after – the damages are quite substantial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_TD_X3uOiA

What you’ll need to do now Celia is to see if you need to retain an attorney of your own, or if the University will stand behind you, because I’m going to now need the name of an attorney with who I can then file the complaint I’m preparing against you. It’s one thing to have you drop this and my name out of your mouth. It’s another to have you walking over my dead body to try and advance your career – with no regard to how many men and women you’re depriving of the recovery they need. People whose lives depend upon finding our program that WORKS which they aren’t if you’re going to keep up this charade what you’re doing has any connection or semblance of being us even.

So you’re hereby demanded to “cease and desist” of all use of our name, or anything connected to the use of our name, which includes “Second Chance” since you made our program part of that. I also need to know the name of your attorney, or the university’s attorney, within the next 30 days. I’m working on a report right now for our new president which has me tied up for the next 30 days. That should be plenty of time for you to determine who your lawyer is going to be in order to represent you for copyright violation, defamation, and tortuous economic interference charges.

Have a nice day.

Jody Williams
Sex Workers Anonymous aka Prostitutes Anonymous
www.prostitutesanonymous.com
(702) 488-1127 Telephone

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