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Sunday, April 15, 2018

CALL TO CAUTION

When I was arrested in 1984, I was not involved in prostitution.  I had actually quit months ago because I was making money legitimately through operating a 900 phone service that was just becoming popular in the 1980’s.  I had a lease on a warehouse I had once used for an incall operation that still had time on it, so I turned it into a “safe house” for adults.  Lois Lee was taking in juveniles who needed help through Children of the Night, and the Mary Magdalene Project was taking in a few women through their program, but these programs were not providing help to an adult who was having to escape from a pimp and/or an organized trafficker.

The LAPD had already tried to force me to become an informant which is one reason why I had left the sex industry.  They would pick me up and hold me for 71 hours “incognito” was what they called it then.  This meant I was not booked into the system and no one could know where I was.  I was not allowed a phone call, nor to call my attorney.  They had to hold me for 71 hours or charge me with a crime.  Since they were trying to force me to turn over my “book” to them, i.e., “snitch” on other people, and I would refuse, they would release me at the 71st hour. 

Only to watch me walk to my car where they would then arrest me as I walked down the street and hold me for another 71 hours.  My attorney used to check in with me daily, and after they did this four times in a row out of the same police station, he threatened them with harassment charges if they did it again.  They responded by manufacturing false charges against me in San Mateo, California.  This meant they picked me up, transported me to San Mateo, and then let me loose after 71 hours in San Mateo.   Finally they stopped when they realized they'd be sued for harassment.  But then they went and formed a task force to arrest me!

They had tried planting drugs in my car but I wouldn’t go near my car.  I asked my mother to go and pick up my car and she found the planted drugs.  I wouldn’t go to my home for fear there were drugs planted there.  My mother snuck into my apartment to get some clothes for me and she told me she found a pound of cocaine under my bed.  I had someone ask me to meet with someone one time that I had a bad feeling not to go.  I later learned it was a fake drug lab they had constructed to try and arrest me in but I foiled that attempt also. 

I already had beds in this warehouse, a shower, and high tech security, as well as it being next to a police station, so it was a secure place for someone to hide.  A woman had been arrested on drug charges and the police had offered to let her off the hook if she would agree to claim I was “pimping” her through this warehouse.  I was arrested but there wasn’t a shred of evidence against me because I wasn’t doing anything, not with her either.  She had two black eyes, a broken nose and a broken arm she told me her pimp had done to her.  So I was allowing her to stay in the warehouse for safety and healing.  There were no phones in this place, no ads, and nothing that would prove I was engaging in any prostitution.  My attorney made a joke to the DA he would like to see what client I could have sold her to being that she was all banged up even.

To try and scare my attorney off defending me, they threatened him with pimping charges if he accepted any money from me.  They threatened to charge him with money laundering, racketeering, and all kinds of things to try and scare him off defending me.  When he refused to back off defending me, they came after my mother and others to try and get me on the hook.  (They have since found a way to make sure you don't have an attorney to "interfere" by the way today.   It's called naming you as a "witness" or "victim" instead of a "criminal".)

Which is why they produced a photo of me handing my mother a $20 bill and her handing me a bucket of KFC chicken.  They claimed since she had “received money from the earnings of a prostitute” that she was guilty of felony pimping.  The photo was their evidence against my mother proving she'd taken money form me.  Mind you I had no convictions for prostitution but because I was "known" that counted under the law.  They arrested my mother and charged her with pimping me. 

When my attorney said he would love to show that picture to a jury of her giving me the $20 for a bucket of KFC, they then threatened to arrest my then 70 year old grandmother for pimping because of a Christmas present I’d bought her.  I didn’t think my grandmother would survive being booked, so I accepted a plea bargain.  Only there were no charges for anything I’d done.  The DA literally made up a charge for me to take a plea to in order to get a conviction on me.   So they don't need new laws to book you when they want to book you folks - trust me they can make things up if they want to.  They did with me.  Felony misrepresentation for purposes of prostitution.  It's not even a crime but I plead guilty and they were happy.  

Which they argued they didn’t want a conviction out of me.  Their intent was they wanted me to become an informant for them like they had going with Alex Adams.  That’s when I first found out she was a paid informant.   But the government said they wanted my “book”.  My computer had been set to self-destruct upon being unplugged.  So when they took my computer, all of the data was destroyed once they unplugged the machine. 

In fear I would “talk” about what I knew to the authorities, I had to duck attempts on my life for almost a year.  To protect my life I went to stay with my grandmother for a year without leaving her house.  If I did try and leave, I would disguise myself and attempt to leave unnoticed.  There were many strange men coming to her door with crazy excuses to try and get me to come outside, but I always refused to leave her apartment and her being a witness.  My attorney reported that the police had even threatened my life and his to caution us to silence.   Some of the threats against my life were from powerful men who were afraid of what I'd say.  Later on the scandal about what was happening on movie studios whose budgets had been padded to pay for prostitutes broke loose - but not because of me running my mouth.  But when a man is scared you're going to give them a "Stormy Daniels" scandal - many of them do more than threaten you to keep you quiet.  

When Heidi was coming up, I tried to warn her about Alex being a paid snitch, but she wouldn’t believe me.  When they arrested her, I warned her they would go after her parents.  She also didn’t believe me and that’s exactly what they did – charge her father with money laundering in fact.  The government also wanted her “Black Book”.  

She also received threats about not revealing the names in her “book”.  When she had tried to open a clothing shop in Glendale after her arrest, the threats on her life were so prevalent I was told this was why she had gone to Nevada to seek protection of the legal brothel industry. 

When Jeane was arrested in 1991, she told me that’s when the government had made a deal with her to report back information on her clients to them.  Every six months she would receive a “visit” from someone who would debrief her as to what she knew, and tell her what they wanted her to do.  About 2004 she had decided she’d had enough.  She had gone to Germany to buy a house and planned on leaving the country to retire.  She was at the airport leaving the country to retire when she was arrested. 

The authorities told her they wanted her to turn over her “Black Book” to them, but not to put the names into the court records.  She had tried to get the names entered into evidence to prove that she had been forced to work as a madam.  Why should she be charged as a madam when it was our government making her work as a madam?  To make her defense she tried to have records of their calls to her entered into the court record, but they kept denying her.  That’s why she decided finally to take her case to the press to have her story heard that she was being “forced” or “trafficked” into what she was doing. 

I had warned Jeane they would come after her mother.  When I did, her attorney went to her mother’s house to protect her.  Montgomery told me that literally as he had arrived at her mother’s house, the inspector general and the prosecutor were coming up the walkway to her mother’s house to threaten her mother.  Montgomery said he convinced them it would be “very bad press” to charge such an elderly, sick woman as her mother and they agreed to back off.

Dave Elms had founded The Erotic Review.  He hated pimps and drugs.  Because he was a “john”, he didn’t want to see escorts who were either drug addicts or who had pimps.  To “screen” the women, he would personally sleep with them and then post his reviews on the site for other clients to subscribe to and see who was “safe”.  If you wanted to be listed on the site, you had to let him see you and see you in your home.  He would inspect the home for signs of a pimp and/or drug abuse. 

When Dave would find signs of a pimp or of a drug problem, he would contact me.  I would then help this woman if she wanted help.  We had just done a “rescue” of two women out of Las Vegas from some very nasty pimps and he was impressed with what we did.  He told me he wanted to put up a banner ad on TER with our hotline number on it because we were helping women without involving law enforcement.  Dave told me his attorneys were going to draw up the papers and after we signed them, I would have a banner ad for SWA up on his site. 

The day after we made this deal, he told me he had to go down to Arizona for some reason.  The next thing I know he’s arrested in Arizona.  http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/david-elms-founder-of-prostitute-rating-web-biz-sentenced-to-4-1-2-years-for-assault-attempt-6664925  He was being held without bail at first and I had no way of reaching him while he was in custody.  I tried contacting the attorney he told me was drawing up the papers and they told me that there was “someone else managing the site now that I’d have to talk to”. 

I contacted these people and soon learned that law enforcement had taken over the site.  They of course refused to allow me to honor Dave’s wishes to have our number put onto the site.  I was told that the site was now being managed by the FBI who was using it to gather information useful in Dave’s “prosecution”. 

In 2015, I came across a woman in connection with the staged “8 Minutes”.  She was pretending to be a sex worker, while in reality she was not.  Her identification was that of a woman who had died in 2007, a woman who had been her roommate.  She evidently was using this dead womans’ ID.  I wondered how she was traveling in this post 9/11 world and I later found out she had purchased her own travel agency.  This woman had infiltrated SWOP and she placed ads on Backpage every time I questioned that she wasn’t a “real” sex worker.  She then pointed to “reviews” of her that were on TER and I laughed because I knew that law enforcement had control of that site so they could make anyone look “real” they wanted to that way. 

This woman then tried to chase me off the internet by threatening me.  When that failed, she tried to stalk and scare me.   When that failed, she tried a smear campaign about me online.  She would go to any of the sex worker advocacy groups and force them to remove me from their groups and threaten them if they continued to speak to me they would be “shut out”.  I had more than one person telling me that she had threatened them about what would happen to them if they spoke to me again. 

At that time, SWOP was asking women to identify as sex workers, and to have another “known” sex worker “vouch” for them in order to join and pay dues.  This mean they were incriminating themselves as criminals and providing financial information to SWOP.  Robin Few, the founder of SWOP had died in 2012.  She would have rolled over in her grave if she'd seen this practice.  I guess that's why these other people who were not sex workers came in and took over once she had died.  It's no different than how KFC isn't run by the colonel anymore!

The women who did this were reporting to me shortly afterwards they were having their bank accounts shut down, they were being investigated, even their landlords were refusing to take their rent suddenly.  When I tried to alert other sex workers to be cautious of this, there was a woman out of Orange, California who belonged to SWOP there who falsely claimed I had threatened her.  This woman was Meg Munoz who was also head of Abeni.  Abeni had received $30,000 from the Orange Country Human Trafficking Task Force. 

I tracked down women who had attended Abeni meetings. They told me that nothing happened at these meetings that were just “social” meetings.  However, they reported that shortly after attending Abeni meetings they were then having their phones tapped, they were being followed, and some of these women reported worse.  They talked about being contacted by law enforcement who threatened them about what they would do to them if they did not agree to become informants and do “as they were told”. 

I talked to other women in the industry who told me that the woman they met as “Meg” would show up at other SWOP or sex worker functions and it would be a completely different woman, i.e., someone posing as Meg.  Shortly after she came on the scene, she connected to the Tits & Sass blog that I had been contributing to since they launched in 2007.  Literally one day I logged onto the blog to find it had been completely “white washed”.  Not only had every single comment I’d made, or made about me, been removed, but further this site had inserted women I had never heard of as “advocates”. 

This site was grabbing the IP address of many women who were openly identifying as “sex workers”.  Women who then were reporting to me the same thing – they were soon after getting law enforcement on their tails threatening them.   When I tried speaking to the supposed owners of the blog about this, they blocked me.  Considering they had been talking to me freely before, this was clearly suspicious.

I had become a member of COYOTE in 1979 when Margo first launched the group.  However, members of the group were reporting they were all being arrested also.  Norma Jean Almodovar was one.  She wound up with spending three years in prison behind being a cop and giving a phone number to another cop that was a “regular” of hers.  I had met Norma Jean for lunch shortly after my 1984 arrest.  I was followed home from that meeting by a cop and when I went home, the light came on a device I had on my phone to alert me my phone was now bugged. 

I went and talked to Margo about this.  My concern that as members of COYOTE we were all being watched.  For all I knew, it had something to do with my 1984 arrest.  I also told her of what my attorney had advised me of, that the conspiracy laws allowed for police to arrest me on felony charges without one shred of evidence.  That all they needed was the “testimony of a known prostitute” saying I had pimped her and I could kiss my ass goodbye.  He also warned me that if we went to COYOTE meetings to discuss how to better working conditions as prostitutes, that we could be charged also with a felony conspiracy charge. 

The year 1984 was when I was also talking to Edwin Meese who was the attorney general at the time of California.  He had advised me that as a 12 step group, callers to my hotline would be protected by laws grandfathered in by AA and NA.  That our meetings would be covered under the confidentiality laws grandfathered in by NA especially.  This meant anything said in a Prostitutes Anonymous (now Sex Workers Anonymous) meeting could not be used as evidence against anyone to obtain a warrant or for any type of evidence either because it was protected by confidentiality laws.  That we could meet without fear as a 12 step group. 

He advised me that as a 12 step group I could also visit someone in jail and not be refused or arrested.  We could also put money on the books of a prostitute without being charged with pimping.   I say that because back then if you tried to post bail for a prostitute, or put money on her books, the police would then arrest you as that prostitutes’ pimp.  As a SWA member, we were allowed to post bond and also put money on the books for a prostitute without fear of being charged criminally.  So actually it was Edwin Meese and my attorney who had explained a lot of ways we could meet and organize legally and safely was under the protection of laws grandfathered in by AA and NA.

I’m concerned about what’s going to happen to the information on Backpage with respect to the men and women who advertised on there.  Now before the attacks on Backpage, if there was a case against a pimp, the police could obtain a warrant for the records on that specific person.  They then were able to trace the ad and also track the bank account of the pimp and it would build a nice case against the pimp.  It would show he placed the ad from his computer, and that he paid for the ad.  That bank information could then be pulled to show that he was then depositing prostitution money into that account and there was then a good case against the pimp.

However, with recent sex trafficking laws, especially those in Nevada, California and Arizona, I’m very concerned.  If you read these laws, you’ll see that it grants law enforcement the ability to come into any house where they “suspect” sex trafficking activity and remove the children into protective custody.  It also grants them the ability to take a woman into custody for “investigation” into sex trafficking.  These laws are allowing them to hold a woman indefinitely – not just for 71 hours.  During this time, because they are a “witness” and not a “criminal”, they are not entitled to a phone call, an attorney, nor any type of advising of their rights that what they say might incriminate themselves. 

I personally believe that this violates our constitutional right not to incriminate ourselves.  But to take us into custody indefinitely, to take our children into custody, and then to be told this can be done until the police are “good and ready” to stop, that I think would force a lot of people to say things they don’t mean or even plead guilty when not which I believe does violate our rights not to incriminate ourselves.  If these women are being forced into giving a statement prior to speaking to an attorney, then I really think this is violating their constitutional rights to not incriminate ourselves as well as a right to due process.

I have seen how in 2014 Child Protective Services that was ran by social workers is now the Dept. of Child Safety.  That DCS is overseen by the Attorney General’s office, which is run by law enforcement.  There are now training videos out training judges to automatically have all children removed from the home of a prostitute based on the suspicion they might be trafficked, and to detain everyone until the state is satisfied they are not.  I have talked to women who have been detained for nine months without the right to an attorney, or any other rights given a criminal.  They were even denied access to know where their children were being kept because they were in “protective custody”. 

I have personally talked to more than one woman who was given  a “Sophie’s Choice”.  They were told that if they did not accuse the father of their children of trafficking, and allow him to go to prison on these charges, with them witnessing against this man, that their children would be removed by CPS and they would not even be allowed visitation because the children would be in “protective custody”.  In order the protect the children, these women have falsely accused these men of trafficking.  In return, they’ve been put into public housing so that law enforcement knows where they are living at all times.  Therefore, they’re afraid to get an attorney and defend him or fight back for fear they’ll be thrown out into the street or threatened. 

I worry about the women who have told me someone has placed an ad for them on Backpage as a joke or as revenge.  Does that mean law enforcement is going to automatically assume you are a “trafficking victim” and come at you to detain you for questioning?  Take your children?  I would urge anyone who has had this happen to them to get another computer, change their IP address, move, and not to post anything on social media about ever advertising on Backpage.  I would also make arrangements with an attorney that if you were to ever disappear, they were to come looking for you in custody like I had to do at one point with my attorney when they kept picking me up without charging me.  You also need a “visible means of support” if they were to accuse you of sex trafficking, so I would also recommend if you are working at a cash freelance job, you might want to consider getting some kind of a paycheck job with a boss who would vouch that you are working for them at a “legit” job.  A true trafficking victim would not be able to do this, and this might clear the field for investigators to hone in on actual victims this way.

I would also caution you against anyone trying to “organize you into protesting”.  I saw people doing this through COYOTE who were trying to find people they could throw under the bus to protect themselves.  If you want to protest, fine.  There are safe anonymous methods you can protest whatever is going on.  You can also safely contact us here at www.sexworkersanonymous.com and know that all of your calls to us are confidential.  Beware of anyone who wants you to do anything where you can be photographed, identified, or anything that could be producing any incriminating evidence against you. 

I want to warn women against using sites they don’t know what they are or who is behind them.  When Backpage started coming under attack, as well as Redbook and TER, I started getting calls from women telling me they had tried to place an ad on a site they didn’t know well.  They then were finding themselves blackmailed.  These people were threatening to send the photos and their ads to people they knew if they didn’t pay up.  When they tried to take ads down, they were charged $300 just to take the ad down.  Their ads and photos were popping up on sites they never advertised on which was further endangering them legally. 

Once you put your photo up online, you can find yourself being “catfished” by actual traffickers.  I’ve even found fake websites set up to look identical to mine that are trying to solicit phone calls and emails from sex workers.  Which is why I always want people to know I would never ask you for a photo, for your real name, or any other identifying information on you either. 

When “bad” cops got ahold of me years ago, they tried to coerce me into doing illegal acts and risky acts that served their careers, and risked my life in the process.  I was then branded a criminal for doing the things they were forcing me to do, which allowed them to try and use me as a pawn even more in fear.  Some of them raped me knowing that I had no way of pressing charges against them.  This is why you must be careful who you allow to believe you are a sex worker.  Even if they act like they’re “one of you”. 

To illustrate, some bad cops had set up an escort service in Los Angeles in the 1980’s called “Talk of the Town”.  In reality it was LAPD behind that service.  Not the good cops either, but bad cops who saw this as a way of cashing in.  They got to cash in on what they knew about EVERYONE – including the clients who they would threaten also into using their service so they had information on them that could be manipulated and sold to the highest bidder. 

This shames “good cops” who do exist and are out there.  The problem is you may not know who to trust.  I know of one madam in Seattle who tried to go the police about one such cop and before she left the police station, he had heard of what she was doing.  https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/legal-nightmare-ends-as-vice-cop-who-strayed-agrees-to-retire/

To be honest, this might be the perfect time to quit if you are in sex work.  If you do decide you want to retire and need support without fear of legal ramifications, then know your calls to www.sexworkersanonymous.com are confidential.  You will speak to someone who is a survivor, or ex-sex worker at that hotline that’s answered 24/7.  We do not provide “resources”, only the same support that you’d find in an AA meeting from someone who has “been there”.  Remember, “resources” means “records”.  Records that can come back to haunt you. 



Friday, March 23, 2018

SEX WORK AND DATA WARS - THE REAL REASON BEHIND THE ATTACK ON BACKPAGE


March 23, 2018

Rep. Devin Nunes
Via Fax

Re:       Christopher Wylie and Facebook

Dear Mr. Nunes:

I was very happy to hear about Christopher Wylie’s coming forward about Facebook’s actions lately.  Especially the part in the tape he produced where you hear a man say, “oh we’ll just send some girls around” (to create a sex scandal). 

Only there’s so much more to that statement than meets the ear.  For example, “which girls”? What "girl" would just go over to some politicians or CEO's house and cause a scandal?  There's sooo much more to that statement than it appears at first listen Mr. Nunes.

Jeane Palfrey, the DC Madam, was refusing a plea bargain in order to try and get the truth out about the way she was being used for political manipulation by our own CIA as well as men of industry against her will.  If you were to check in on her case, you’ll see that she was blocked from bringing her phone logs and book into the public record to prove who was even calling for her services.  She wasn’t doing this to “blackmail” clients.  If that’s what she wanted, all she had to do was simply threaten to say their names on camera! 

When ABC came to her saying they wanted to help her get the story out, I had learned not to trust them from other stories where evidence provided to them had disappeared, and stories were not aired, so I told her to be sure to give copies of her book to other sources such as “The Smoking Gun”.  Sure enough, we watched in shock as ABC at first tried to say that “no names of significance” were in her book to try and discredit, and silence, her story.   So the whole power of ABC tried to SILENCE her as well as the courts Mr. Nunes.

When the other sites went “not so fast” and revealed some of the names such as Randall Tobias, who was the man who came in and revised the Trafficking Act of 2000 in 2003, there was a reason for this revelation on her part we were trying to get the word out about as to why he would be revising the Trafficking Act of 2000 while calling her at the same time.   

So when she announced she was going to publish her memoirs and make a movie about her story “herself” instead of having it silenced by major media (her and I were forming a production company to produce the story ourselves so it wouldn’t be silenced or altered because we'd just seen how ABC was trying to silence her story, and I'd seen how NBC and their affiliates, as well as Hearst Media were trying to silence our stories collectively - leaving us with having to produce her story ourselves to get the truth out), suddenly she’s murdered while the media was pronouncing it “suicide” before her body was even cold – let alone any toxicology reports were even done on her body.  I myself was then threatened so severely I was afraid to go anywhere near an airport to go on the air and talk about why I felt her death was murder.   It's only been just lately it's finally come out to light her legs were bruised - just as if she'd been fighting being hung as I believe she was forcibly hung as did her mother also.  

Which is when our hotline and program started coming under attack.  When people realized we were trying to help survivors get the truth out to help pave the way for freedom for others who were also being murdered to keep their silence.  Because there are people who are using sex workers in ways such as this – political and corporate manipulation – that they want silenced.

Silenced so badly they create “fake” sex trafficking victims such as Samoly Mam.  Samoly Mam was created to take up all of the air time from someone like myself and Jeane Palfrey by guess who?  Facebook’s publicist.   Go on and look it up - but she was created by Facebook's publicist.  Why?

When these people wanted to silence juvenile sex workers, they created the fake “Wilthelma T Ortiz Pettigrew” who testified at Congress who also shared the same Facebook publicist.  In fact, EVERY  so called “survivor” who has testified at Congress or for the Senate Intelligence Committee has had a Facebook publicist.   Go on and look it up for yourself because when we saw the connection of these people all being fakes, and all lying to our government about what was going on in the REAL sex industry and trafficking, we sure noticed that common denominator was either a Facebook publicist or produced by Backpage/Craigslist.  

And the reason is simple – because people like this don’t want the REAL stories getting out about how REAL sex workers are being trafficked, coerced, manipulated, blackmailed, even murdered while having it made to look like suicide such as Brandy Britton and Jeane Palfrey – who both shared a past with David Vitter, as did Sylvia Landry, another madam.  Seriously – all three of these women with a shared connection with David Vitter were all found hung?  Statistically Mr. Nunes, that’s impossible.  Especially since I knew these women and their deaths were not suicide – but an attempt to keep a lid on how women were being used to manipulate politics, industry, even the stock market.

Women who can’t run to a local Salvation Army shelter for safety.  Not when they’re running from men like this.  Mr. Nunes, I can show you how step by step the campaign against Backpage and Craigslist was nothing more than a vying for power over the sex industry, and the sex workers, between the owner of the Village Voice that published those sites who also runs a huge legal prostitution empire that was using those sites to collect data on sex workers, and their clients, and Facebook, who wanted to take over control of that data. 

I want you to realize this Mr. Nunes - most of the sex industry operates today off either Facebook, Twitter and/or Craigslist/Backpage.  These sites contain not only information on the sex worker, where they live, where they bank, but even if they sell a car it's listed on their database.  But they also contain information on their clients, their IP address, therefore, their emails, their online activity, and all of the information that used to be reserved for the discretion of a madam back before we had these internet sites.  

Jeane Palfrey's story was a turning point.  Up until her, these men knew that to bully, coerce, and control a "madam" was the way to get that information as well as control that kind of manipulation and power.  But then we would "talk" and were "unreliable".  Why bother with us?  Why not destroy the old system and transfer everyone in the industry into working online - and thus all of that data is then being captured by these sites instead.  Mr. Nunes, you have no idea the stories I'm hearing from women who don't understand how someone could know all these things about them, their lives, their clients, etc. - and then I point to the fact they just gave all that information over to one of these sites and trust me - this is a war I've been witnessing for about ten years now.  A war over the data because the data is power.  

And until Christopher came forward, I don’t think you would have understood me as to why they would put so much money and energy, even murder, to gain control of the data like this as they have Mr. Nunes.  Enough to fake a whole campaign against Backpage complete with fake sex trafficking victims, a fake program, even fake stories of sex trafficking manufactured to try and come speak to Congress to try and get more pressure against them to shut them down so that they could push the sex workers, and their data, OFF of Backpage and onto Facebook.

If the CEO's of big tobacco would lie to Congress about what was in their products - do you really think that the people behind the sex industry wouldn't lie to the government as well?  Even murder over it?  

If you’d like to talk to me more about this, you can reach me at the above contact information.  Thank you.

Jody Williams

JODY WILLIAMS, FOUNDER

SEX WORKERS ANONYMOUS
(FORMERLY PROSTITUTES ANONYMOUS)
5516 Boulder Highway, Suite 2F-378
Henderson, NV 89122
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
www.hightechmadam.com
(702) 488-1127 Cell


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

COPY OF LETTER I JUST SENT THE INSPECTOR GENERAL IN FLORIDA


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

Re:         John Meekins

To Whom It May Concern:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Jody Williams