I can't comment having not seen it but I can say this - sex trafficking takes many forms. However, I don't believe there's anything like the type of trafficking that exists here in the states. You can watch trafficking movies about Thailand, China, Korea, Columbia - all you want and you will not know how it works here in the states in it's many different manifestations.
But let me ask you something, what would you think about someone who is creating a film for Alcoholics Anonymous to help people get sober sponsored by an alcohol company? Would you think it would be 100 % honest? What about research on tobacco sponsored by the tobacco company? If anyone remembers, tobacco executives LIED to Congress about their product. http://www.nytimes.com/1994/04/15/us/tobacco-chiefs-say-cigarettes-aren-t-addictive.html?pagewanted=all
The "Insider" as we saw in the film with Al Pacino and Russell Crowe had to FIGHT the media just in order to bring us the truth about tobacco. This guy did not go running down to the local news station and say "oh look here's a report that shows the truth on tobacco". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Insider_(film)
NO. This guy had to fight tooth and nail over the fact CBS was being threatened within an inch of their lives by the tobacco company threatening to sue them for defamation.
Now do you REALLY THINK THE SEX INDUSTRY IS ANY DIFFERENT?
Let's take a quick look at the Kardashian clan here for a moment. Kylie, who is supposed to be promoting this film on trafficking, supposedly has a sex tape of her own out now.
We have Innocence Lost coming out with a very realistic film about what sex trafficking is like in the USA - however it's having to come out in the UK. I don't see Kylie, or any of the Kardashian or Jenner clan promoting THIS film. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2577617/Hard-hitting-British-film-shines-light-LA-sex-trafficking-gangs-ensnare-girls-young-12.html
But I do see Rob Kardashian dating a porn performer, Blac Chyna. In fact, the media is saying how "good" she is for him in all the weight he's lost. Let's not mention before when he was saying he couldn't leave his house because he was "sitting around watching porn day and night". I mean he couldn't possibly be switching addictions now could he? http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/rob-kardashian-snuggles-up-to-blac-chyna-in-bed-w200876 Oh but we can't talk about "addiction" while Kloe is being sponsored by an alcohol company for her new show.
The film "Caged No More" that's supposed to be helped with marketing by Kylie Jenner is by Trafficking Hope. Only if you go on their page all you see is one after the other after the other of African-American and Hispanic men who are clearly street level pimps being arrested. https://www.facebook.com/traffickinghope/?fref=nf
There is nothing on there about how white men like Dennis Hof or Lance Gilman are pimps, nor men like Chris Butler or Kemp Shiffer. Certainly nothing about the Hell's Angel's who murdered Margo Compton http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/When-Jailbirds-Sing-It-was-the-pure-savagery-of-3018647.php and who owned the "Shady Lady" brothel where this happened to Aubrey www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/07/08/hear-from-a-nevada-brothel-prostitute
Nor do I see anything being mentioned about the Asian massage parlors that are on every corner in Los Angeles now. Considering Aston Kutcher is photographed coming out of one - we don't want to mention them as points of sex trafficking clear back to the Mann Act of 1910 now do we? http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/ashton-kutcher-spotted-exiting-thai-massage-parlor-article-1.2476943 Oh no - let's keep the focus on kids with THORN so no one notices him going into the massage parlor with adults.
Now at first I thought Ashton might come out and say he was doing "research" on the trafficking arena in massage parlors as to why he was seen coming out of one - but not a peep. So I guess he wasn't there on research, nor outreach, or he would have said something.
Let's see we have Kim Kardashian all over the Vivid website. http://www.vivid.com/ As we do Montana Fishburne - Laurence Fishburne's daughter. http://www.pornhub.com/pornstar/montana-fishburne Who wasn't turned out into prostitution by the "big bad black pimp on the corner". But instead by her boyfriend in high school in 2010. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/08/montana-fishburne-prostit_n_674765.html There's more on her arrest here - Jeremy had her down at Vivid on her 18th birthday to sign her porn contract.
A film he did right along with her. http://www.celebitchy.com/112417/montana_fishburnes_bf_is_her_pimp_she_was_hooking_for_a_year_could_go_to_jail/ So not one, but two people were now caught up with Vivid and a career in porn which never goes away by the way. http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/report-laurence-fishburnes I have members of www.sexworkersanonymous.com who report to me that photos from 20 years before can pop up on their jobs, their marriages, etc., and then they lose everything.
One woman who had racy photo taken 17 years prior has been fired. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/tiffani-webb-new-york-hig_n_1947277.html
What? Porn isn't as big as the tobacco or alcohol industry you say? Really? http://www.itworldcanada.com/article/porn-goes-public/28569
Here's how it works - people are interested in Kim or Kylie so they type in their keywords. They find the Vivid tape pop up and they're curious. Now no one on this end appears to be being "turned out" right? I mean Kris isn't putting a gun to anyone's head and making them do this right? No one put a gun to Rob's head to get him emotionally involved with a porn performer. No on put a gun to Kylie's head to make a film with her boyfriend. I mean everyone "loves" each other right?
But then people at home go onto the Vivid site looking for Kim or Kylie and they see Montana. Oh wow look at Laurence's little girl - let's check this out.
Voila - you now have Kim and Kylie "pimping" Montana's adult films. Then when the "johns" see the film they think "oh I want a taste of that" so they go looking for Montana to schedule them an appointment. They know she's been arrested for prostitution so certainly she's available is what they'll think.
We then see "Montana regrets doing porn" even though I know I for one tried to warn her beforehand. I tried leaving messages on her social media, with DJ's she was doing interviews with, with people who said they were her friend, etc. http://www.inquisitr.com/981115/montana-fishburne-regrets-porn/ I even reached out to the Kardashian family asking if THEY would warn Montana not to do this - that her experience would not be like Kim's. I never got an answer back.
Montana is no longer doing porn - but instead now "stripping". http://www.eurweb.com/2014/09/montana-fishburne-no-longer-doing-porn-shes-stripping-watch/ Okay NOW you may have an idea why our members have to abstain from ALL FORMS of the sex industry - because as you can see what we do is we "switch". We "substitute" from one form to another never thinking it's the industry itself that's the problem. No it's just "how" we're doing it not that we need to leave it alone entirely.
Let's see - looks like Montana working at a club in Texas now. http://bossip.com/1029977/where-is-lawrence-montana-fishburne-quits-making-freaky-flicks-to-become-a-texas-pole-poppin-slorey-skripper/ and now we have her Twitter speaking about STD's. https://twitter.com/montanaon10
So Kim and Kylie - you're just "pimped" out Montana Fishburne. That's how it works from that perspective. But here's another - right now there's pimps all over doing to the girls or boys they're with feeding them the same line of bull that got Montana up to that Vivid office with him on her 18th birthday. The man she loved was right there right her also. Wonder where he's at now?
Seems he's in Los Angeles selling weed and pimping. Doesn't look like they're still together does it? Meaning he was sure there for her when it was time to sign that contract, make that porn, and get paid in 2010. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004226476715&fref=ts
Now six years later, he's in Los Angeles selling weed and she's stripping down in Texas. Thing is however I remember checking in on Montana in 2013 and she was trying to become a personal trainer while only "dating" sports figures. I warned her without support that she'd just slide back into sex work which is what appears to be the case. But this Jeremy was all over her for years until he got her into that Vivid office - and now they don't seem to have much connection at all looking at their social media.
This is what happens to most people - NOT winding up like Kim Kardashian married to Kanye West. People have to understand that the difference here between these two girls is for one Kim has her mother watching over her - something I did not see anywhere in the picture with Montana.
In fact, her father wasn't just ignoring her, but every woman in the family it appeared. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2015/03/30/laurence-fishburne-mother-claims-is-being-evicted-and-son-wont-give-her-penny/
Including it appears is Laurence's mother. Now I had dropped a line to Dr. Phil that I think this family needs some "intervention" but it doesn't appear anyone's looking into the fact this family is in trouble and who looks like they're paying the price is Montana. She was 18 years old in 2010, making her 24 years old now. That's usually when I get the phone call - between 24 and 26 years old saying "I'm done".
Now while it appears she was being pimped in her teen years - her social media does not look like she has one now. Meaning that Montana isn't probably going to think she needs to call the National Trafficking Hotline. Nor Jeremy. Neither one will classify as "trafficked" but you can't convince me they don't need help in getting out of the sex industry - Jeremy included because pimps don't die of old age neither you know.
Again, why I'm putting out there Montana or Jeremy if you want help you can reach out to us at www.sexworkersanonymous.com We have a large group of members in Texas as you might well imagine as well as Los Angeles. Yes we know a few ex-pimps as well.
Oh wait a minute - did I say Kris was "watching over Kim"? Excuse me - cough - "managing Kim" I should have said. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/03/28/kim-kardashian-mom-pushed-sex-tape-release-book-says/ I'm curious, does "Caged No More" highlight that a mother can be the one pimping out her kids?
My mom sure did. When she found out I had been turned out by the pimps in Richard Pryor's family - she stood in line for her cut. http://www.people.com/article/colorado-mom-accused-of-pimping-daughter-for-gifts or http://wtkr.com/2015/08/12/norfolk-mother-accused-of-pimping-out-her-own-teen-daughter/ Now I wonder where these mother's got their ideas to put their girls into prostitution. Hmmm. Too bad they didn't put them into porn and then they wouldn't get arrested under the "No Such Thing" campaign. Nope. If their girls had been juveniles and did porn they'd just get counseling. Counseling their mothers would drive them to.
I don't think anything like that is in the film, "Caged No More" as it would be if I were to make a film about this subject, but then again I know the Kardashian family wouldn't be standing in line to promote my film. People are great at looking in the dirty closests of people in foreign countries, or other people, but no one likes to take a look at the skeletons in their own closets. Even if it does affect the children around them.
It's called "denial".
Now if you ask me THIS is what Willow was talking about when she went to her mom, Jada Pinkett-Smith, saying she was "seeing this kind of thing going on at school around her". http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/19/jada-pinkett-smith-child-trafficking-slavery-spanish_n_1607446.html
So mom goes out and does a special in Atlanta, Georgia with CNN talking about sex trafficking there. No offense but Willow asked about Beverly Hills sex trafficking NOT about Atlanta Jada. Oh by the way - don't bother trying to reach anyone in the documentary with Jada. They've all moved on to bigger, better jobs and are no longer in those offices seen in the film. The group she promoted ran out of funding and folded. http://www.cnn.com/videos/intl_tv-shows/2015/07/28/freedom-project-children-for-sale.cnn We however are still here. But yes Jada went out and did a movie and "Don't Sell Bodies" campaign so she could her son and daughter that she "did something about this". Yes - she made a film about poor African-American families over in Atlanta NOT pointing the camera in her own back yard.
Right after this film, we see then Jada coming out in Magic Mike XL with Channing Tatum speaking about how he's quit stripping three years ago himself. Magic Mike XXL https://g.co/kgs/LikU6 Jada plays a lesbian MC who holds the mike in a very suggestive fashion while she introduces the male dancers in the film. Trust me - most male strippers are not Channing Tatum nor will they wind up like him either.
Now you and I as adults know this is just a film. However, when I was growing up and I was watching the "Happy Hooker" on TV, along with Mae West, and Linda Lovelace in "Deep Throat" being like a rock star in the first adult film to be seen in mainstream theaters in the 1970's - do you think I knew that this stuff wasn't "real"? All I knew was I wanted to be on that stage too - just as kids are going to want to be Channing Tatum and Jada Pinkett-Smith in Magic Mike XL.
IF the alcohol and tobacco companies didn't know the power of film - then tell me why we've passed laws that forbid the use of alcohol, along with smoking? Tell me why film companies are having to set things back in time like "Mad Men" just in order to show those images of drinking and smoking again?
Having a read good impact on us too what with Whitney, Bobbi Christina and Michael Jackson dying from drugs and alcohol. http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/ovic/ReferenceDetailsPage/DocumentToolsPortletWindow?displayGroupName=Reference&jsid=8669e057f5e4c10739d0cb03e411080d&action=2&catId=GALE%7C00000000LVV2&documentId=GALE%7CPC3021900172&u=dove10524&zid=3624240e16582be9de49435cade3ff38
Disney is banning smoking in their films - so clearly film companies DO KNOW the power of seeing our favorite celebrities doing something. http://www.businessinsider.com/disney-bans-smoking-in-movies-2015-3
Like 'lil sis and big sis in the Kardashians being in XXX films.
The problem ladies is that other people aren't like you and they don't have Kris running around making sure they get home at night, or they don't disappear somewhere. I read that the actress who plays Dharma, Jenna Elfman, in Dharma & Greg, had her daughter just simply go on a date and WHAM - she's now a trafficking victim. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jenna-elfman/the-unthinkable-is-happen_b_8931500.html
So it's here. It's in Hollywood. It's in your schools and affecting your kids. Your kids can simply go out on a date - and it's here. Jada's film nor her campaigns did anything to warn Jenna about the trafficking going on right here in Los Angeles in our own schools. Neither is Kris Jenner doing anything to have warned Jenna Elfman before it hit her daughter either.
Because it's kind of hard to be telling your kids not to drink while you're doing a beer commercial.
Even harder when you're bringing the owner of Anheuser Busch over for dinner. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cindy_McCain You know Cindy McCain - she's the wife of Anheuser Busch Beer who sponsored the pushing forward of the "No Such Thing" campaign. You know that one - they called out to stop arresting juveniles for prostitution charges. https://www.mccaininstitute.org/programs/humanitarian-action/the-nosuchthing-campaign
HOWEVER, without being arrested, that means the police then don't ask who their pimp was who put them out there. No instead they're referred over to counseling. Then guess who drives them to counseling? Their mothers. Oh don't worry - they'll know what to say. My mom sure had me coached what to say when the social workers were around so as not to have me taken away! Oh and a pesky little thing like finding out who their pimps are? Well we don't need to bother with that either now do we because there's "no such thing" as a prostitute means there's no such thing as a pimp right?
Now don't tell me that some of this money and contracts didn't factor into what happened recently with Lamar Odom. For the last two years now I have been knocking on doors trying to get the authorities to hear that I've been hearing from the customers of strip clubs, massage parlors, and brothels, that these men have been drugged, then while passed out they've been robbed, their cards maxed out, their bank accounts hacked into - all within establishments they thought were "legal". http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/mar/27/9-million-judgment-against-former-crazy-horse-too-/
When they have woke up and realized what happened to them - they're reported the police have threatened to charge them with drug possession or being under the influence in order to convince them to drop the charges - which we then witnessed playing out in living color on the news with Lamar. Only once he was safe back home in Los Angeles - I STILL don't hear anyone talking to me in the media about what's going on and even to Lamar - not even Lamar. Why? Could be because 1/2 the family is in the porn business and being sponsored by the alcohol industry.
I mean check out the spin on this http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/lamar-odom-spent-75000-on-brothel-stay-owner-says-photos-20151510 He almost dies, wakes up with $75,000 missing out of his pockets, and the media looks like he "spent $75,000" on a good time there. Anyone looking back on this would think he just had too much of a good time here, not that he almost died and that he might have been taken to a further out hospital in order for the brothel to be able to protect their ass had he died. Oh no - let's not talk about that.
I've been working with trafficking victims in Nevada since 1988. I have had pimps in Nevada taunt us over the fact there is ONE lab in all of Nevada that they have access to because their friends own the joint, Quest Diagnostics.
There isn't two labs - there's one. Meaning evidence can be altered. Evidence such as HIV results, DNA results at crime scenes, paternity results, and yes even cover things up if someone winds up dead. Didn't anyone wonder why Lamar was taken to first Pahrump and then Sunrise? Do you realize that in a helicopter it is the same distance from the brothel to UMC - which is where most celebrities are taken since they have the best ER and the best trauma unit. They treat more overdose victims there also.
First of all, I know from the working girls up there who tell me they know most of the staff at Pahrump. My mother died at Sunrise and I watched as all of her files were on a computer which could have been altered or destroyed with one button - nothing was on paper.
However, at UMC it's not all computerized. If Lamar had died, the brothel would have wanted to ensure they were able to cover up the medical records so as not to point to them. Now this was Lamar - can you imagine what just an ordinary Joe or Jane is up against when going up against this kind of system with this kind of power? Not everyone has their team of lawyers.
Well now maybe you have an idea the problem with a prostitute at the brothel catches HIV and then goes to try and prove it and the lab falsely reports it a negative? Or if a rape victim is trying to prove she was raped by someone and the DNA is altered? Because I've taken women who were trafficked into the hospital and I've been taunted over the fact that these records can be altered.
Would the word get out? http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2016/02/8590189/sheldon-adelson-tightens-grip-review-journal Not when Adelson who has a "prostitution agenda" in this country owns the Review Journal and about 90 % of the media in Nevada it won't. Especially with his record of intimidating journalists. http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/embracing-sheldon-adelson/?_r=0 Oh no, Adelson isn't supporting the push to legalize prostitution across the country and he wants to fight sex trafficking very much.
So I"m sure that's why there's been so much press about her work in Nevada in his paper considering I've been living in Nevada and working with victims there since 1988. Oh yes, so much press on www.sexworkersanonymous.com and how we're helping victims in the only state where prostitution is legal. In fact, let's go see how much. We'll go to the Review Journal and type in "Sex Workers Anonymous" and let's see how much has been written about our work in Nevada - especially after we gave an international press conference about sex trafficking in Nevada in only 2007.
What's that say? ZERO.
Okay so the RJ won't write about us. So is Lamar taking this event and using it to warn others? No. Is Kloe saying anything about the brothel that almost killed Lamar? Well no - she's filming her premiere of "Kocktails". http://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kocktails-with-khlo-premiere-recap-khloe-kardashian-tells-kim-to-lose-weight-w162174 So if you want to know how to protect your children from sex trafficking - I wouldn't suggest a film being promoted on the subject by the Kardashian family.
Because the only message I'm seeing looking at them is bare it all, take the money and shut up. Everyone else can fend for themselves. As long as you got yours - screw 'em all. That's the message I'm getting from them about all of this. Who cares if Montana is now stripping down in Texas. You got yours - so screw her right? Let her own family worry about her right? Only Laurence just doesn't seem to be doing anything is he? Not your problem hey Kris?
Let's leave it up to the FBI - they know what they're doing. http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/04/the-somali-sex-slave-ring-that-wasnt
Or the prosecutor's office - they know what to do. http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/03/ingham_county_prosecutor_alleg.html
The cops - they know what to do. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/18/2-los-angeles-police-officers-charged-with-repeatedly-raping-women-under-threat-of-arrest/
Okay maybe LAPD isn't the right cops. http://nypost.com/2016/02/02/nypd-cop-ran-tri-state-prostitution-ring-officials-say/
And there's nothing wrong with strip clubs or Channing wouldn't have been talking about them like it wasn't anything wrong - http://nypost.com/2015/05/20/dea-agents-secretly-owned-strip-club-with-illegal-immigrant-dancers-feds/
Okay that's not fair. That kind of thing doesn't exist in male strip clubs. https://russiarobinson.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/males-unknown-victims-of-the-human-sex-trade/
America - pimps are all around us and they aren't what these films "Caged No More" are trying to convince you they are like, who they are, and how they operate. If you want help to get out of the sex industry, away from people who say they care about you and who clearly don't, then please know you can call www.sexworkersanonymous.com and we'll get you out of there.