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Saturday, May 13, 2017

FCC LETTER ABOUT MEDIA "FAKE NEWS"


Ajit Pai, Chairman
Federal Communications Commission
Via Email Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov

David Lougee, President
National Broadcasters Association
Via Email - nab@nab.org

National Newspaper Association
Matthew Paxton, President

California Newspaper Publishers Association
Michelle Chantry, President

Senate Intelligence Committee
Via Fax to Members

Re: Truth in Media's Connection to a True Democracy and a Free Press

Dear Concerned:

I'm writing this letter essentially to the attention of the FCC, but I'm also addressing it to related media organizations. I have been writing for years to the attention of Ted Wheeler as the FCC's previous Chairman only to receive no response back. However, over the years I haven't b een able to provide the documentation I now believe I have collected to show not only is the “collective wool” being pulled over the public's eyes on certain subjects such as domestic sex trafficking, but that this “wool” is being used to very damaging ends.

Ends which I can also document right on down to what I believe involved a murder of a man which might not have been totally in “self defense” as the trial of Neal Falls was carried out essentially in the media since his death was denied any proper investigation into his death otherwise. I say this because I received a phone call on our hotline for Sex Workers Anonymous not long after saying he was in fact “murdered” during the time of the media buzz that followed the case. A phone call I tried to take the police, and the ensuing media campaign, only to be completely rebuffed and ignored. Something I assure you had this happened pre-1995 I don't think I would have received the same “cold shoulder”.


I haven't known what to do about the things I've been seeing, nor do I really know now even still what to do about what I'm witnessing in the media other than I've been told repeatedly I “need to file a complaint with the FCC” about it. At one point I had decided to sue Relativity Media and A&E for a “defamacast” for their show “8 Minutes” only to have them completely yank the show off the air and off the internet entirely when they got my demand letter. I thought that was the end of it UNTIL I saw those shows being used to fund raise and affect legislation down in the midwest just a few months ago.

However, for me to file “a complaint” with the FCC about these variously faked news articles would involve so many individual complaints spanning over a period of years. But I decided to start doing it anyway. As I started to do this however, I realized that taken individually, and not viewed over “time”, one doesn't really understand the damage this “fake” media is doing. Which I don't believe would be something which could have been accomplished on this level had not the Telecommunications Act of 1995 passed which is when everything changed.

To explain to you what I mean in “real world” terms you might grasp, you would first have to know more about who I am. My name is Jody Williams and in 1984 I was witnessing what has now been called “Iran Contra” up close and personal being as I was born and raised in Los Angeles in the 60's.

I soon learned there was nowhere for victims of what is now called “domestic sex trafficking” to go for help back in the 70's and 80's because we literally had no where to turn being as we were branded “criminals” by the state or non-existent at all. We had no witnesses to our defense being they'd have to not only incriminate themselves to do so, align themselves with a “criminal” - but further endanger their careers and personal lives to do so. The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the 1980's had made anyone and everyone scared to even admit us into their homes for safety.

Forcing me in my view to take matters into my own hands by taking an old warehouse and turning it into what I have later learned was the first “safe house” for adults in this country. I say “adults” as a qualifier because the first one for juveniles had been created by Lois Lee with Children of the Night. It was truly a “war zone” back then and when she took up helping kids – I tried to do what I could to help adults. I installed a lot of security and surveillance equipment on this warehouse to protect everyone being as we were being attacked literally by LAPD, the FBI, CIA, as well as pimps, gang members, and other assorted criminals.

Only I didn't realize how our government deals with people getting in their way often is to “frame” them to the level they went. I had some idea these people would attempt to frame me so I took great steps to make sure everything I had done was “legal” to avoid this potential. I didn't even drink or use drugs back then out of fear it would be used against me.

This didn't stop these people from framing me anyway as a “pimp” in a very high profiled arrest in 1984 where the media dubbed me “The High Tech Madam”. The nickname was to explain all of the security and surveillance equipment in this warehouse in the news at a time when my attorney was advising me not to speak to the media to defend or explain myself.

Since there wasn't one shred of evidence against me and I had done nothing I was accused of or even wrong for that matter, the police arrested my mother and charged her with “pimping” me. The grounds? A photo of her handing me a bucket of KFC chicken and me handing her a $20 bill.

Yep that ridiculous. Evidently the “pimping” law states “receipt of money from a prostitute”. Since I was considered a “prostitute” that was their grounds for arresting my mother as a felony pimp.

But it was silly enough for us to fight them back anyway. To which they then threatened to take away my mother's disability pension from the county of Los Angeles and also to arrest my then 70 year old grandmother for “pimping” me if I didn't accept a plea bargain. Something for which at her age I didn't think she'd survive the booking process.

Now I ask you how am I truly going to defend myself anyway had I choose to instead fight this case when I know that the minute I explain what that warehouse was set up for in reality - some men in suits were going to show up claiming “national security” and shutting me down? That was if I lived long enough to see a courtroom . As it was my attorney was already receiving threats from the police/government to “back away” from helping me as well as death threats to me. They'd confiscated all of my money and belongings so I couldn't hire another attorney if I wanted to as I was left penniless. So I wasn't left with a lot of options back then.

So in 1987, I was cleared off probation and my attorney cleared me to speak in the media about the “truth” of what was involved in my arrest you can read about at www.hightechmadam.com It was after realizing this approach of a safe house wasn't going to work, I reached out to consult with then mayor Tom Bradley, Sheriff Block, Chief Gates, and California Attorney General Edwin Meese. They had witnessed what was going on also – but realized there weren't any laws on the books to help us then either. It was with their advice and counsel they allowed me to see that the laws regarding prostitution was not going to change, and also in defense as to why they wouldn't change.

Their advice also helped me to form the program originally called “Prostitutes Anonymous” and the related hotline. This was created as a 12 step group in order to take advantage of laws “grand fathered” in by Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous for one thing such as confidentiality to members. The other was because it would be allowed to be used as an “alternative to incarceration” for those people who were in fact “victims” vs. true “criminals”. With their help, we went and and created the first ever official “alternative sentencing and diversion” program for sex workers in Los Angeles, California.

Some of you may not remember what it was like back then – but the idea of “domestic sex trafficking” was so foreign back then there wasn't even a name or word for it yet. Identical to how this country didn't have any type of system set in place to fight organized crime either before the RICO Act came to pass.

But the RICO Act wouldn't have even come to pass had it not been for some real life mobsters coming forward with their story in the media such as when Joe Valachi was one of the first men to start talking to the outside world that the “mob” was in fact a real living breathing entity in this country. Which watching how the “mafia” was birthed into federal recognition, gave me a template on how to do the same with respect to American modern sex trafficking.

A problem which had the same challenges also because who before the RICO Act could also have come forward to testify against them either without (1) being branded as “crazy” and/or (2) incriminating themselves? Just as the only true witnesses to the Italian mobsters back then were only those involved in some criminal fashion – so too was the challenge we had with modern domestic sex trafficking.
Watching how films like “The Valachi Papers” and even the “Godfather” changed things, and using this issue as a model, I stepped up on that first national talk show stage of a Sally Jesse Raphael show in 1987 to speak. Not just to enlighten the public about the realities of the sex industry that wasn't being told in media, but also to clear my name. I did not want to go down in history as a “pimp” and that warehouse to be branded a “whore house” by the media for the rest of my life.

The TRUTH about everything led me on a path which carried this whole country into seeing the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed. Up until 1995, I did so much TV, radio and press about the issues connected to these things – that I literally couldn't walk into a gas station in Omaha, Nebraska without the cashier going “hey aren't you that Prostitutes Anonymous lady?”

But in 1995 everything flipped upside down when the Telecommunications Act of 1995 passed. Only I didn't know it as that then. All I knew was things changed suddenly overnight and I had no idea why by 1996 I couldn't get arrested on TV figuratively speaking. If you look at some of the news and video clips I have up at my site – you'll see they come to an abrupt halt in 1995.

Let me explain the power of the truth in media for a moment. In 1988, Joe Conforte “bought” himself a rigged study which falsely made it appear that “no LEGAL brothel prostitute has HIV/AIDS”. Joe Conforte is the man who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada back in the 1970's – the Mustang Ranch. He had decided to expand this empire into California using HIV/AIDS as his marketing platform. So armed with his “study”, he deposited $1,000,000 into the top PR firm in the country and embarked on a campaign to get the laws in California changed to allow him to “open shop” there.

Only the FCC required media to run “counter” opinions on anything regarding legislation. No one wanted to go up against Joe because they were scared to death of him. This is a man who had shot down a famous boxer in cold blood with a cop for a witness and didn't spend one day in jail. So I stepped up and was the only person who would go “toe to toe” with him in the media all that year.

He lost.

That's the power of “truth” in the media's eye. (Which by the way is why Dennis Hof won't share a stage with me today in my opinion.) So I've witnessed this first hand back then and I'm witnessing it now in the negative. I say that because in the last couple of years, I have documented the “life cycle” of “fake media” which has been created by people with money that has affected everything from legislation that's on the books now, to the outcome of lawsuits, to even now as I said the death of a man who I think needs to be investigated further than the trial he got in the “bought and paid for” media.

Why do I care about Neal Falls? I don't. But because of him being falsely attributed to the deaths of some female prostitutes in this country I am because it's allowing their REAL murderers to keep getting off scott free for one thing. For another, the whole story around him has created a completely false idea that if you're a sex worker and you shoot a “john” in self-defense that you're going to get the same “heroes welcome” as “Heather” did and sadly in reality that's just not the case. As someone who has been a paralegal also for 30 years now I can assure you that is NOT how real hookers are greeted by cops when they arrive to a scene to find a dead “john”.

We have a real problem with the police and racism in this country also. Yet since all of this “fake media” has been being produced by the religious right in this country it has been a smoke screen for creating more racism in the police academies, the courtrooms, and more importantly it's created a new form of modern “lynching” of the African American male and minorities.

All of which is resulting not only in more police murders of African American men we haven't seen since the 1980's and this kind of thing was being done back then also, but also that of sexual abuse of women within jails/prisons, and our legal system, which has just skyrocketed in recent years, and is also serving to take focus off the real criminals who are literally being offered immunity by our government when caught sex trafficking red handed as is the case with Joohoon David Lee.

So yes I can contact the FCC and bombard them with 1000 individual complaints against completely fabricated stories such as the ones I've seen in the Review Journal, Buzzfeed, the Daily Dot, Daily Beast, CNN, Fox, CBS, etc., who seem to run most of these fabricated stories, or the “fake” reality shows I've uncovered more than once now on Bravo, A&E and Discover (who by the way I can now document have a financial interest in such faked stories), but more frighteningly is the way it's spread now into so called “public” broadcasting such as the fabrication I heard in April on Nevada Public Radio involving “Game Over”. A supposedly “survivor led” program out of Eureka, California who was allowed to bring completely fabricated racism inspiring sex trafficking training into a cadet academy there from what I heard broadcast.

Or I can start opening up a dialogue with your companies as to what I've seen being done with these “fabrications”. Such as the awards of millions of dollars in grant money to imaginary programs that don't exist in reality, conning people out of money through fake fund raisers, the deception of judges in courtrooms unlike anything in history (such as the largest sex trafficking case in our history being a complete fabrication), laws being passed into legislation based upon completely fabricated campaigns to actually support sex traffickers' operations on the same level as when Pablo Escobar was writing laws on extradition while claiming to be “legitimate business man”, and again the fact that we still are offering immunity to sex traffickers caught red handed such as we did with Joohoon David Lee.

All while I can't get anyone in the media to even talk about these things because they're too busy blowing up the fake stories bought and paid for by these people I can show have financial interests in such matters, or who are being supported entirely by the involved parties money in the first place. Why? Because I've also watched as these “fabricated heroes” have been now testifying in front of Congress, the Ethics Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee, and other such people who are deciding upon the laws and budgets of this country. In other words, it's now affecting history.

I believe these people have also created a “monopoly” with respect to sex trafficking that protects themselves and I have enough documentation now to prove it. No different by the way than when the NFL was exposed as controlling the medical community to cover their own ass with respect to liability lawsuits you can reference more about in the film “Concussion”. Only I don't have a Dr. Omalu with the highest of credentials to stand up for our truth – all we have is “survivors”. Voices that are being completely drowned out of all of the discussions about them by the very financial interests exploiting them, as well as their “consumers” who own these media outlets in most cases these days. Steve Sassa was one prime example in control of Hearst Media for some years, now in control over Telemundo.

What's going on now is like handing over control of the media to Al Capone during Prohibition or to Hitler during WWII. You think I'm wrong? Let's compare numbers of Jews, and others, murdered by the Nazi's and sex trafficking victims, as well as prostitutes, than shall we?
That's where we are right now with this. Meaning again I can bombard you with 1000's of individual complaints – or we can open up a dialogue about this issue. Your call.

You can reach at the above-referenced contact information. Thank you for your attention to these issues.

Sincerely,


Jody Williams













Monday, November 28, 2016

RESPONSE TO THRILLIST ARTICLE ON NEVADA BROTHELS

https://www.thrillist.com/sex-dating/los-angeles/what-is-a-legal-brothel-like?vortexd=65

Note the comments below - people are seeing straight through this "inphomercial" for the legal brothels of Nevada. Let me ask you something - how honest would you be talking to the press about your job and your boss and co-workers if they're all standing right next to you at the time of the interview? Further, if during the interview you are actually living at your place of employment. Meaning if you do say something like "my boss is a jerk" then you know once the reporter leaves you're now going to be asked to pack up your suitcase and leave. Only you can't "just" leave when you work at a legal brothel in Nevada. First, there are no cabs to call to pick you up nor limo's. Every legal brothel is in a tiny little town where there are no commercial transportation services. Second, you can't call a cab or limo to come get you from the larger city of say Las Vegas or Reno because you'd have to pay them for that mileage just to reach you. Why can't you pay them? Because the house only pays your manager at a contracted period of time. You're never given your cash when you just say "I'm leaving". You leave with no cash on you but what you came with. So if you came in to work without any money on you - then you walk out of there with no money on you UNLESS it's your payday and your work contract states you're to be paid in cash directly - not to your "manager" or "agent". There are no buses either to the major cities or the airport to fly home either. Third, you can't just walk out of the place and go hitch a ride either because it's literally against the law to do so. When you first arrive to work it's illegal for you to leave the building for the first 48 hours. After your first 48 hours - it's illegal to walk off the property after dark. Yes that's right - it's literally illegal for you to walk off the job and go hitch a ride home. If you drove yourself - that's great. But if you didn't and someone dropped you off - then you have to wait for them to come and get you. Fourth, you can count on two hands the number of legal brothel owners in the USA. Meaning if you call your boss a jerk to the press you can not just kiss your job at that place goodbye - but you can literally kiss your whole career goodbye. Fifth, after receiving the prostitute license to work in a Nevada legal brothel go and try and get yourself a license to sell real estate, stocks on Wall Street, or teach school children. In other words, many many jobs out there will not hire you once they find out you've a license to be a prostitute which will show up on a background check these days. So if you screw up this gig and you don't have another career ready to go as your back-up - then you just screwed your whole career royally no matter how accurate you feel about what you'd like to say about either your boss, the company, the clients or the industry itself. Sixth, would you be likely to tell a reporter your boss is a "jerk" if you knew he had shot a famous unarmed boxer down in cold blood and never even was arrested for the murder? So I ask you - how accurate and totally honest do you think an interview would be of someone about their job if they were being asked about the job and their boss, co-workers, clients, etc., were standing right there listening and you also had these other things to deal with such as you were residing on the premises, and had these transportation issues? Also, what would it serve you to tell the truth? If you lie and say you "love this job and love your clients and love your boss" then you MAKE MONEY. If you were to tell the truth which is your boss is a jerk, the clients are jerks, the coworkers are jerks and the job is completely disgusting to the point where you puke each time you turn a trick - you get fired, thrown off the property, blacklisted in the industry, you completely lose your income for who knows how long it's going to take you to find another job after this interview hits the press and your face is blasted all over the media as a prostitute, you have a whole bunch of people pissed off at you, possibly threatening you, and you're not even sure how you're going to get home after blowing off some stream to the press like this. So if there is no upside to telling the 100 % total complete truth to the reporter - would you? Let's now add a possible complication - that of drugs. Heidi Fleiss was busted for having over 400 pot plants growing at her place by the Bunny Ranch and she was engaged to Dennis Hof at one point in time. Marijuana is legal pretty much in Nevada. Meaning as long as you're at the ranch and being "nice" then you'll be able to score all the pot pretty much you want. But if you were to piss off these people, stomp off the job - what would the odds be they'd let you buy from them again? Or you can go to the dispensary and buy more right? Takes money which you just screwed yourself out of by telling the complete truth. Ask yourself how many people have you heard interviewed about what it's like to work at a Nevada brothel who isn't talking to the reporter while smoking a joint, drinking wine or champagne, and has Hof standing right next to her while she's on the job? If the interview is out of town, she's on Hof's private plane and her ride home even. With the ad money these guys spend - would your paper or station print the truth if you told it? I ask because I once approached a Vegas magazine with an interview with an ex-brothel prostitute about her time there and was refused because the publisher said "I'm not going to screw myself out of that ad money they give me by printing this". Every research report done by a university has been paid for by the owners. Name me one research report bought by the tobacco industry which identified tobacco as causing cancer or being addictive? Speaking of tobacco - anyone see the film "The Insider" about how much trouble an insider had just getting the truth out about their product to the public? How the press had to literally go to war with a team of lawyers just to publish the truth? After how many people died of cancer related to tobacco? Am I the only one remembering they lied to Congress about their product? I watched the documentary on HBO "Hot Toxic Seat" about the chemical flame retardant industry and the lies, manipulation, and money involved in having laws passed requiring the sale and use of their chemicals on products such as clothing and furniture even when it was causing firemen cancer - and I can assure you the money involved in flame retardant chemicals is smaller, and there's much less of any emotional investment, into the sex industry of porn, prostitution, stripping, webcams, etc. But somehow these brothels are a shining example of "truth in advertising?" Here's an interview with a woman who was two years clean and sober at the time, and who had completely exited the entire sex industry at the time of the interview. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stopsextrafficktalk/2013/07/08/hear-from-a-nevada-brothel-prostitute Her motivation for the interview was because her pimp/husband was threatening to put her two small children into child porn if she didn't return to work at the brothel. He had won legal custody because of her prostitute license and the court deciding she wasn't a "fit" mother for that reason. www.sexworkersanonymous.com helped her get her and her kids to Canada where they don't extradite to escape him and she wanted to warn others from her experience. These brothels are a business. As such - how honest do you think most press is about any corporation? Especially one that has just received such a large investment as the brothels did recently when Disney invested $250 million dollars into MGT. MGT is a partner of Vivid Entertainment. Vivid Entertainment books private appointments with their performers to do outcalls through the Nevada legal brothels, and for this reason is moving their operation into Nevada where a film stage is being built in Pahrump. Why? Interactive "live" porn through things such as Oculus - a product of Google. Google who donated $11 million dollars to Polaris. Polaris who passed a law requiring signs be posted at adult businesses in California - but not Nevada for some reason. Now I ask you - how can someone working at a legal brothel call a trafficking hotline for help? How can they call for help when calling Polaris refers them in Nevada to reach out to the local homeless shelter who does not provide transportation to them? Let's stop saying this is a "business" and not looking at it LIKE a "business". As to "why" Disney would invest into such a circle of corporations which would be basically funneling young boys and girls from mouse ears as children into such companies as Vivid Entertainment - take one good look at what one sex tape did for Kim Kardashian and her family and then think about that question again. I mean imagine - all those "Britney Spears wannabee's" who didn't make it big by their 18th birthday who are now trained actors and dancers however and can you think of a more natural career step than to suggest they go down to Vivid's office on their 18th birthday. Why their "headshots" will already be prepared when they decide to go talk to their recruiters. Besides, it's not like Vivid or the Bunny Ranch can go out amongst the kiddies and recruit them directly now can they? Well that just wouldn't be "tasteful" now would it? Watch some of the dance shows on Disney lately and tell me they're not future porn stars and strippers in training please . . . It's not like many of them are killing themselves studying classical ballet there at Disney. I mean didn't I just read not long ago the largest raid of pedophiles were Disney employees? Take a good look at what Britney's parents had to go through in order to save her from an agent who was drugging her Wheaties to control her so severely they had to get a restraining order against the guy - and then tell me how this same thing would play out on a young lady who had a single mom as her legal guardian with a drug habit to support? Britney's parents were there for her - but what if they hadn't of been? There is a reason why the only people I'm seeing shut down right now under the guise of being "sex traffickers" are those who are in direct competition with the Nevada legal brothels. If Carl Ferrer of Backpage can be arrested as a sex trafficker for taking an ad for someone to perform an act of prostitution - then can you explain to me why Google isn't being arrested in the same complaint for directing people with their search engine advertising to the legal brothels of Nevada for the same act? You got it - because one is the NV legal brothels and the other isn't. The "war on sex trafficking" has become nothing more than a smoke screen to shut down all competitors to Vivid and the NV brothels - reminding me of how Polaris' first act against "sex trafficking" was to re-criminalize Rhode Island - the only legal competition to the NV brothels. We're watching a modern day version of Al Capone trying to take over the alcohol industry in the same manner as to why he was nicknamed the "untouchable" because of his legal, political, and even religious connections who he would use to shut down his "competitors" to his organized operation. Let me ask you something - how come I see nothing in this article about the virgins from Brazil Dennis Hof auctions off recruited for him by Joe Conforte - a man who fled this country to avoid felony arrest? Virgins who are brought into this country courtesy of men such as Joohon David Lee - a man working for Homeland Security, Immigration and the trafficking task force who used taxpayer money to fly over to other countries to pick up these women, fly them to Nevada using work permits at the brothel's restaurants for their visa's, and when caught sex trafficking was only charged with bribery from "Mr. H." because no law exists that can hold him accountable for such things? Where instead of being in prison for using his position to traffick women into this country he's now driving a limo? I wouldn't be surprised at all if his employer is Charles Horkey who was convicted of using his limo company to also engage in sex trafficking. Now with Sheldon Adelson, the owner of the Review Journal newspaper, and just about all of the press in Nevada, being a supporter of legalized prostitution - what do you think the odds are that we're hearing the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth when it comes to these brothels? I ask you - how do these brothels protect a woman from being a trafficking victim when there's no way to file a police report against anyone forcing them to work in them which is the definition of sex trafficking? If there was a way to call the cops and make a criminal charge against a pimp for trafficking you inside these brothels - do you really believe the owner of the brothel would cooperate with the prosecution knowing what bad press this would be for his brothel? Do you think the other prostitutes would testify against them to support your accusation? Show me ONE lawsuit a woman has filed against a NV brothel for ANYTHING - whether it be wrongful termination, sexual harassment, workers compensation? Seriously - I'd like to see ONE criminal charge or civil lawsuit of a brothel prostitute against either their pimp or one of the brothels for ANYTHING? Compare with other companies who have employees sue them all the time and then answer that question please. Even a pack of cigarettes has a surgeon general's warning on them - but look at what lengths had to be gone through before that happened and then tell me how "accurate" and "honest" articles such as this are. Reminds me of George Flint, the Brothel Owners Association lobbyist who has admitted he's never set foot inside of one in his life. Now how seriously am I supposed to take his word for what goes on in these places when that's the case? Against maybe Harry Reid who grew up literally next door to one and saw what goes on at one as a kid? Grow up people. If this is a "business" - then start viewing it as one including the difference between "marketing" and the truth. I run www.sexworkersanonymous.com and since 1987 I've been talking to women who have left this industry, including those legal brothels, and I believe I'm hearing more of the truth out of them because there's no motivation to be lying to us when calling our hotline. And if their industry wasn't scared to death of what those views are out of them - then tell me why the Review Journal has refused to do one single article on us in the 30 years we've done this - even when the NV legislature was having hearings on sex trafficking laws which we were testifying against. Where's one single news station in Nevada that's interviewed us ever since we gave a press conference in NV in 2007 releasing a report we'd helped to prepare to the State Dept. about Nevada sex trafficking? If a major newspaper were to do a story on alcoholism but refuse to print one word about Alcoholics Anonymous or one interview with Bill Wilson or even a member of AA - tell me then how good of a story about alcoholism would that be?

Thursday, August 18, 2016

LETTER I SENT TO JEANE KOHL-WELLES AND PETE HOLMES IN SEATLE

Jody Williams
www.sexworkersanonymous.com
(702) 488-1127

Jeane Kohl-Welles
Via Email

Dear Jeane:

Please allow me to introduce myself.  When I was in grade school, I started getting into all kinds of trouble.  A bright teacher realized I needed an IQ test.  I never finished that test because I found an error in one of the questions.  In other word, I was so smart I broke the test!  But then they found someone connected to MENSA to help out.  My IQ at 8 years old was tested at 169.  A “dummy” I’m not.  So my school put me into the “Mentally Gifted Minors” program.  But after only one year the funding was cut.  This forced me back in to “general population” in school which was a complete disaster.    Why?  Because our school system isn’t designed for people who are in the top two percentile of intelligence. 

I learned I could take a test at 15 years old which would allow me to leave high school and go into community college.  By 16 years old, I was in the local community college preparing to move on to the university where I wanted to get a degree in psychology.  However, my plans were cut short by my father stealing my college fund to put himself through law school.  He’d left us fearing I’d be soon prosecuting him for his sexual abuse of me to become a Mormon polygamist in Idaho.

Needing money so I could continue school, I got a job at a local nightclub.  I lied about my age to get a cocktail waitress job thinking I’d work nights and go to school in the afternoons.  Little did I realize I’d walked into what was really a front to launder drug and prostitution money.  Richard Pryor, the comedian, has been open about his mother working in his grandmother’s brothel.  Well, this family had moved to California and set up this nightclub for that purpose. 

The pimps behind this family were well educated also.  All of them had degrees in psychology actually.  The club was a central focus point of their business which intertwined with not only drugs and prostitution – but also the entertainment field that Richard paved the way into.  Masters of the “game” they were as they showed me one night how they could “turn out” female patrons at the club into prostitution in 24 hours or less.  In fact, they used to even have bets to see who could do it the fastest.  Of course I didn’t realize they’d be using that psychology against me to also “turn me out” without even realizing it.  But most victims of this type of abuse rarely feel their abuser is anything but someone who “cares about them”.  Just as many German’s felt Hitler was their “friend” pre-WWII. 

These men knew that violence only worked in short term situations.  Remember, this “family” had been involved in the world of drugs and prostitution for literally generations.  So they knew well that the strongest bonds were psychological and invisible.   While I was truly in fear of my life if I went against these people, no hand was ever laid upon me nor threat made directly in exact words.  Their knowledge wasn’t just about the criminal world you see – but also how our legal system operated as well. 

As I was pulled into this world, they showed me every possible layer of it.  I wasn’t just being recruited to work as a prostitute.  Oh no.  These men were recruiting me to come along with them into the level of “management”.  So I was “trained” or made privy  to a knowledge even those who have been prostitutes for years don’t even get a chance to see.  There wasn’t one single type of sex related business I wasn’t taught the inner workings of.  Within a year I was running an incall/outcall service, a fetish bondage dungeon, managing strippers, producing custom pornography for private stock, and I was the person who opened the first 900 phone sex line in the USA taking credit cards so the wives didn’t find out when they opened up the monthly phone bills what hubby had been up to.

There is literally NO ONE I’m aware of who knows more about the psychology of a “john” as far as how they operate when a purchaser of services than myself.  Not anyone that would discuss it with a politician openly as I am with you now anyway. 

While in this underground world, I also was witnessing what is now termed “sex trafficking”.  Which is separate and distinct from “pimping”.  If anything, when a pimp gets frustrated with a victim and wants to dispose of him or her, then he might sell them to a “trafficker”.   To show you how different they are, at one point I was witnessing cocaine killing this “family business”.  In fact, one of the men went on a three day binge and then shot himself in the head as a finale.  At that point, I then told the “Don”, the man in charge,  I wanted to buy my independence.  He allowed me to do this and I became a “free agent”.  They in turn retired to relocated back to Texas.

What I didn’t realize was how this “independence” from them, a family of pimps, would then make me a target of sex traffickers.  While pimps want nothing to do with corrupt police, traffickers on the other hand in fact intertwine with bad cops, prosecutors, judges and even politicians.  So suddenly I’m now getting threats to “join us” from the Beverly Hills LAPD who heard through the grapevine I was now an “independent” now these men were gone from California.

If you’d like an analogy to help translate this into terms you might understand better – think in terms of when alcohol used to be illegal in this country.  While there were people who used to cook up gin in the bathtub, or moonshine in the woods – none of them compared with the operation that a man like Al Capone was operating.

Capone’s operation wasn’t designed mind you to sell to individuals one by one.  This is a man who wanted to sell alcohol not only across the country, but also to the speakeasy’s, or the illegal bars.  That was because they made regular large orders.  For his operation to work properly, it had to not only utilize corrupt, or scared (too scared not to cooperate), law enforcement, but also believe it or not work with the church and the press to drive his operation.  Buying or selling alcohol also HAD TO BE ILLEGAL in order to drive up the price and drive the market to Al’s door.  The profits from his operation directly tied into other crimes mind you.  In other words, it was not limited to alcohol any more than organized sex traffickers’ business in this country is limited to prostitution.

Now while I saw places where some street prostitute could go and receive help to clean up her life while out in this world – what I didn’t see was any safe avenue of rescue from these monsters involved in what is now called “sex trafficking”.  The reason for which was simple.  Remember, back prior to the 1970’s people used to deny the mafia existed.  In fact, we didn’t even have confirmation they were REAL until Joe Valachi came forward with his confession not that long ago. 

So please remember that not that long ago there were people walking around pretending the “five families” didn’t even exist in this country until someone came forward with confirmation out of this world.  Now these guys in the mafia were getting arrested for crimes (things like robbery, assault, drug charges, etc.) – but there wasn’t any racketeering laws going after the operation itself, nor any “task forces” set up to go directly after the Mafia, until we first got confirmation they even existed.

THEN we had the racketeering law authored by a man who is still alive by the way – George Robert Blakeley. 

It was only after we had recognition federally that the mafia existed and the law was written specifically to go after them as an operation.  THEN after that, it was Rudolph Guiliani who then went to our government and asked to create a task force designed to “bring them down” which has in fact been successful.   Many people don’t know this but Rudolph was actually a consultant on the “Godfather” which taught us as America they were in fact “real”.  In other words, the “Godfather” wasn’t just a great movie.  It announced to the world the “five families” were real.   The film even introduced you to them as a “family” so they could be identified with by most Americans.

However, now all of the major heads of the “five families” have been brought down from power in this country yet no one has asked the question “Replaced with what?  A vacuum was created which then needed to be filled.

Let’s look back into that time period.  Why would special avenues of escape from the “five families” exist in this country as an official system before we realized they even existed?  Well it wouldn’t.  Which is now you see the problem I saw back in the early 1980’s for victims of what we NOW call “sex trafficking”  back then there was no official recognition they were “real” even existed.  Its’ for this reason that women like Margo Compton, who testified against men who trafficked her in San Francisco, was murdered in Oregon where they thought she was “safe”.  Our legal system didn’t recognize the reach of the operation that was trafficking her is why. 

Seeing that there was no other way out for the victims I was seeing needed immediate help, and I couldn’t turn to the police because they didn’t have any laws to do anything about it nor was there any system set up yet in this country capable of handling people who can murder you even in jail across the country let alone at some “homeless shelter” or “drug program” – I took a warehouse I’d once used as a brothel and turned it what is now known as the first “safe house” for adult victims in this country. 

Only when one angry pimp realized I had put his victim there, his first response was to call the police and have us both arrested.   You can read about the whole fiasco with the clips I have up at www.hightechmadam.com  The media didn’t know what to make of a brothel that had such high tech security equipment installed as I had – so they dubbed me the “high tech madam” back in 1984. 

Well, clearly just putting together a safe house wasn’t a viable solution.  Not when the traffickers were able to call the cops on me!   Now granted my attorney straightened everything out because I clearly WASN’T running a “brothel” out of that warehouse.  But it made me realize the only way we were going to be able to do anything about this problem was going to be to first “raise awareness”.   Second we had to go “outpatient” as far as putting help out there for anyone.  

Not knowing how to do this – I consulted with the California Attorney General at the time, Edwin Meese.  He was in charge of the Meese Commission which was looking into pornography.  I also went and talked with then Mayor Tom Bradley, Chief Gates, and Sheriff Block, who were in power in Los Angeles then.

Men who were happy to hear from me because of the HIV/AIDS epidemic affecting us at the time also.  So in 1987, I launched our hotline and 12 step program which we had originally called “Prostitutes Anonymous”.  The reason for this was because we were also offering anyone who had been arrested for prostitution a chance to get an “alternative to sentencing” in jail.  They recognized that when these women were being forced into prostitution by monsters like this – then they shouldn’t be treated as criminals.  So to match up with the courts – we called ourselves “Prostitutes Anonymous” because the crime was called “prostitution” as well.

Edwin Meese was the one who told me that because of laws already grandfathered in by Alcoholics Anonymous – we could set about this right away without having to first get “approval” and “oversight” by anyone in the medical community such as a doctor or psychiatrist.  You have to realize that back in 1987 NO ONE wanted to attach their name to ANYTHING to do with prostitution – not even the HIV/AIDS community!  Who no one could even get to admit it even affected heterosexual women for years – let alone was connected to the sex industry!   See, if we don’t understand the past, we’re “doomed to repeat it”. 

Now, I didn’t know anything about how to run a 12 step program.  We came out at a time BEFORE anyone recognized that anything but drugs and alcohol could be an “addiction”.  You have to put into context that this was BEFORE people recognized that sex, gambling, shopping, or even food could be an “addiction” also in this country as a whole.  

So I put together an “advisory mentor board” back then.  I took all of the founders of 12 step programs who were still alive, and also people who were breaking ground in areas such as sexual addiction, compulsive gambling, etc.   I also went out and got mentoring from experts in cult brainwashing, Stockholm Syndrome, as well as doctors who understood the mechanics of addiction as a disease.

I did this also because the members of our program were showing ALL of these symptoms of not just being involved in sex work, and  using drugs, but were also having eating disorders, addicted to gambling in some fashion, as well as having shopping addiction and co-dependency.  Now when you took all of those symptoms away from these victims – they were left with a total change of lifestyle.  Something I had to find answers for in order to help them – and I had to do it “fast” as our hotline was now ringing daily from all over the world from people wanting help from me. 

One of those advisors was Roy K.  He founded the first 12 step program to deal with sex which was Sexaholics Anonymous.  This was before there were sexual addiction treatment programs, counselors, etc.  So the rooms of Sexaholics Anonymous was chock FULL of men who were classified as “sex addicts”.  One of those men was James Crossen, PhD., who also founded the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity.   What this meant was the rooms was full of “johns” or “buyers of prostitutes” as you will. 

What I learned by having all of these men concentrated into one central point – was how the disease of sexual addiction progresses and operates.  Of which I’d like to add has “stages”.  Those stages include “buying of prostitutes” and progresses into the acute stages of molesting children and even murder as talked about by Ted Bundy during his final interviews.  You may not also know that almost ALL forms of child abuse, rape, and even serial murder has present at every crime scene – pornography. 

The reason why I’m writing you about this now is because both Roy K. and James Crossen are now dead.  So they can’t tell you what I learned in the year I spent mentored by these men.  I was in this 12 step program once a week for over a year, on their board, spoke at their conventions.   Meaning when you factor in that I’ve turned probably over 10,000 “tricks” myself when I was in the sex industry, that I spent this time being mentored by these men as I did, and when you also factor in that I’ve answered the hotline for our 12 step program for 29 years now taking over 500,000 calls (five times more calls than Polaris has to date), then I don’t think there’s anyone out here who is better informed on the subject of what outlawing the purchase of sex is going to actually do in REALITY.

I'm also going to fill you in on something else I learned from my time with this group of men in Los Angeles' Sexaholics Anonymous.  This was the FIRST group ever set up to deal with the issue of sex addiction.  Meaning everyone from the guy who bought hookers, the priest molesting children, and even men who had been arrested for serial murders of prostitutes, were members of this group.  It was through this historic grouping together we were able to learn these things were ALL part of the PROGRESSION of the disease in an untreated state.

However, as more and more men started coming into the rooms BECAUSE of being arrested for "buying prostitution" but were there ONLY to get the courts off their backs - they didn't want to hear the "only solution" was "no sex outside of marriage".  Especially the gay men who were busted for having sex in parks.  To counter this, a program with a "softer" definition of abstinence was created. This was Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous.

This shifting of people into a group with a "softer" definition of sobriety or abstinence, combined with Roy's death, the shutting down of the National Council on Sexual Addiction, as well as the shutting down of the Radar Institute for Sex Addiction, along with Patrick Carnes books no longer on the best sellers list - all have combined to create a total lack of knowledge about how their disease progresses over time.  I mean ask yourself when is the last time you even SAW a story about the disease in the media?

My point here is that when I was a part of this original group - would you like to know WHO these men were?  Maybe a story here will help.  As I was coming to Roy more and more often for advice, he started introducing me to the group.  Then after everyone learned to trust me - I was invited to attend one of their board meetings.  When I walked into the room - I started having an anxiety attack.  I'm not kidding - a complete panic attack hit me.

When the men gave me some water and calmed me down - they asked me what triggered it.  I told them the truth - it was because THEY were not what I expected.  When they asked me what I meant by that - I told them "Because you're professors, priests, police officers, judges, and politicians" that's why.  In other words, you're the PILLARS of our society."

Some of those men came over and sat next to me to explain "of course".  When I asked what they meant by this they explained "we are no different than any predator who protects ourselves.  We are in these positions SPECIFICALLY because we need to make sure our victims not only are not believed - but that we don't get prosecuted for our crimes".  In other words, predators not only go out of their way to pick victims they think society won't believe - but further they are putting themselves, and their buddies, into positions where they can be protected just in case they are believed.

 ANYONE who has done any studying on child pornography will tell you that these men are a very organized group of men who do this often enough to live their lives in such a way as to protect themselves.  ESPECIALLY if they're the providers of this product.

Now I know you mean well.  Remember, Hitler got control of the media by going after pornographers FIRST.  So he got ahold of people who were very concerned about fighting child pornography and used them to gain control over as much of the media as possible because he knew well the power of the media in order to gain the control he did over people.  

Which by the way, we’re now seeing the American version of this since the passing of the Telecommunications Act of 1995.  Since then, the “corporations” own the media.  Believe me, when I can appear on a Donahue in 1992 and now have to order copies of that show from NBC Universal – the “corporations” own everything now!

So while everyone talks about the “good old days” when the mafia built Las Vegas – we all know the “corporations” have taken over Las Vegas now correct?  Only I don’t think what people have realized yet  is how organized crime progressed in Nevada where I’ve resided since 1996 – is exactly how it’s progressed in Las Vegas.  Which is yes the corporation took over the casinos.  But they also have been wiping out the past.  Right down to the destruction of all of the old guard and even the buildings so those memories are destroyed. 

Again why?  Because if you don’t “know the past you’re doomed to repeat it”.  Which I also see happening in this country.  You may not be aware of this either – but two “independents” within the sex industry were Hugh Hefner and Larry Flynt.   Larry Flynt has now sold his home and the Hustler Building.  Hugh Hefner now presides over a company who no longer produces any nude photography.   Give them a few more years – and they’ll be just like the Sands Casino which was blown up and no longer stands.

The progression of Prohibition and the way money from this fueled organized crime is EXACTLY step by step being recreated right now in the arena of “sex trafficking”.   Also, just as up until now long ago people used to deny the existence of the “shadow hand” in this country – well too are we in denial of how it’s still operating today in the USA.  A system which has transferred it’s attention from alcohol during Prohibition, drugs during the 1980’s and Iran Contra to being about “sex trafficking” and what I call around my house the “sexual mafia”.

How do I know this?  When I launched our first alternative sentencing program in 1987 in Los Angeles, and I was also appearing on national media constantly to get people to understand that “sex trafficking” was real (again please remember we didn’t have a word even for it back in the 1980’s), our program “Prostitutes Anonymous” spread like wildfire.  Our numbers of success stories were so amazing that I was asked to start the “Program for Female Offenders” back in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1989.  Our numbers were so ground breaking back there that I was then asked by Paige Latin to help her open the first drop-in crisis center in Canada in 1991. 

Meaning by the early 1990’s, our program was spread across this country and spilling into Canada.  We were growing faster than weeds on an untended farm.   All of which went into the momentum which led to the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000.  This was a historical moment as it was the first time “sex trafficking” as it existed on American soil got federal recognition. 

However, our joy was short-lived.  All 22 of the US Attorney’s who had been a part of helping to put that movement together were fired by George Bush with “no official explanation”.  Only as I heard the names of who was fired – I knew what this was really all about.  You see I’d seen the Bush family all over the smuggling of cocaine into this country while blaming the African American community during Iran Contra up close and personal from the “inside”.  In fact, I’m one of the few people left alive  who HAVE seen this and know well the playbook being acted out right now.

The alcohol industry is too strong today.  They’re intertwined themselves into practically every show on TV.  Name me one reality show that isn’t fueled by alcohol in fact.  So there’s no way that’s going to be made “illegal” any time soon.  Drugs?  Well when they realized it was too hard to smuggle into this country to sell illegally, they tried “home grown” meth.  That didn’t work too well as too many people were winding up with brain damage and blowing themselves up.  So they tried opiates – only that wound up with too many people dying like Prince from overdosing as well as too many white people.

What’s left to outlaw in order that criminals can continue to operate in this country AND raise TONS OF CASH UNREPORTED? 

SEX.

Only NOT “sex trafficking”.  NOT “escorting”.  NOT “bondage sex” as portrayed on “50 Shades of Grey”.  NOT “legal” sex as done by the brothels of Nevada.  In fact, let me point out something here.  Were you aware that Polaris went after the decriminalized prostitution in Rhode Island while NOT TOUCHING the legal brothels of Nevada where sex trafficking is statistically higher? 

What’s the difference here?  Because “sex for money” is not “sex trafficking”.  Prostitution and “sex trafficking” are not the same.  If this logic were to hold – then we’d outlaw being maids in this country.  Maids have been “trafficked” clear back to when we heard about Leona Helmsley forcing maids to work in her hotels she was arrested for.  Now to solve this problem do we outlaw the hiring of maids?  Well what’s happening right now makes about as much sense and it also explains why this isn’t about sex trafficking at all.

 What is happening right here is this whole campaign to “end demand” and “arrest the buyer” is nothing more than a smoke screen to cover what the real agenda is here.  Before I can really try and explain what I’m trying to  – I’m going to invite you to watch five films to better understand what I’m trying to convey here. 

The first is “Poverty Inc”.  I want you to see how there is a community who was deriving a great deal of money by raising money to “end poverty” which was in reality causing more poverty.   A community which has been booted out of most charities and has now attached themselves to the issue of “sex trafficking”.  Now instead of the church raising money for orphanages and “single mother homes” they now are setting up “safe houses”. 

The second film is “Concussion” starring Will Smith.  I’d like you to see how this film revealed the system behind the NFL who was concealing facts about brain injury.  A system which had the same attorney behind the NFL as was behind the tobacco companies at one point.  I would like you to further note how the tobacco companies also used to deny the truth about their products to the public and congress.   In fact, we only know the truth not because of “freedom of the press” but because of lawsuits and men who risked their lives as further portrayed in the third film “Whistle Blower” with Al Pacino. 

The fourth film is “Hot Toxic Seat”.  I’d like you to see how the chemical companies were manipulating our whole legal system used fake “grass roots” groups funded by them.  Fake groups JUST like we saw in “Concussion”.  We also witnessed this same system with the Koch brothers funding the Tea Party while making people think that was a group of “ordinary people for the people by the people” in what was really them trying to get government regulation out from on top of them.  Which by the way when “Rolling Stone” tried to tell us the story about them – they were then come after viciously.

Which is how this machine operates – in secrecy and they retaliate against anyone who messes with their plans.  They also operate by controlling our free press.  I’m telling you this because the minute you mention my name to anyone I can assure you that you will hear the “veiled threats” where you are “warned” if you “value your reputation you won’t speak to Jody Williams”.  The calls always come as a warning – but that’s how people like them threaten. 

They say I’m “after the money” or “mentally unstable” the same way they would call Dr. Bennet Omalu “uneducated” in order to marginalize us.  But I can show you documentation of people who literally sit on their computers eight hours a day whose sole job is to call people up and “warn” them not to speak to me.  Since it’s not illegal there’s nothing I can do but hit them with a threat to sue for “defamation”.  Which I do and then another person starts up and the cycle keeps going non-stop – just as these people do.

Only your office called me Jeane.  So I’m going to believe that this is because either you’re not a part of this organized attempt to making the purchasing of sex illegal in this country for what is only a small part in the “sexual mafia’s larger agenda – or you aren’t easily intimidated.  For whatever your reasons – that’s why I’m going to give you my two cents about what this is really about so you at least know you’ve been advised about what’s going on in what’s been a 30 year battle of mine before proceeding. 

I don’t have any “facts” for what I’m about to talk about – so I’m going to ask you to just follow my line of logic here for a moment.   I can fall back on “facts” from the past though.  Let’s start with Prohibition when I ask you “when has making ANYTHING illegal or forbidden done one single thing to drive down demand”?  In fact, psychologists know well that the best way to drive up demand is to forbid something.  The tobacco industry’s knew this clear back when they were organizing “youth smoking prevention” campaigns back in the 1960’s.  Which was of course was shown to drive up teen demand and was sponsored by the tobacco companies themselves. 

 I can now show you statically for example that the highest ticket sales for “50 Shades of Grey” is also in the same town which had the most opposition.  Opposition by the way which was whipped up not by the residents of that town – but by paid “influencers” right out of Hollywood, California. 
Why?  Because Hollywood, our government, and the “sexual mafia” know how the human mind works very well.  Including that people always come over to watch a fight because of the crowd gathering.  That drives up demand and more tickets sell.  Just as they drive up the demand for NFL football – they drive it up for “specialized” sex, meaning things like portrayed in “50 Shades”. This film is  but one example.  Since it aired, sales of B&D products have soared.  Which are not cheap by the way.  As to has “contracts” between men and their “mistresses”.  Women who aren’t paid by the hour like cheap prostitutes.  But women who are paid monthly for their services in the same exact system of what is called the “sex industry”.  Besides, it also includes a "confidentiality" agreement.

 What also has risen up in demand is the demand for a  B&D  parlor in Los Angeles that is also “perfectly legal” which is called the “Sanctuary”.  So much demand this place is 3000 feet of space just minutes from the LAX airport.  You’ll notice not ONE “outreach for sex trafficking” is being held in THEIR facility.  But boy are they going out looking for “victims” using illegal stings.

But I digress.  The last film I’d like to invite you to watch is “Boogie Nights”.  I know this sounds strange but it documents more than the history of the porn industry.  It further documents the history of organized crime in the porn industry.  Who were behind the iconic film “Deep Throat”.  The same film which Linda Lovelace tried to tell us that she had been forced to film while having a gun pointed at her which was financed by mob money.   Only we had no laws to go after the film makers for this on the books at their time either – leaving us to charge everyone but Linda with “obscenity”.  Only since it wasn’t “obscenity”, and the intent was twisted in the press, so no case for “obscenity” was successful.

Men who lost control over the porn industry Jeane once we invented digitized images which could be transferred over the internet.  See while Hollywood has had to go through a lot of changes in order to modernize – so too believe it or not is this “sexual mafia” having to also find their way of regaining the control.  With Hollywood – they’ve had to crack down on “copyright infringement”.  Only with porn it has to be done in a different manner.  And why?  Because porn fuels the sex industry which in turn rules the adult products industry.  Ask any hooker and they’ll tell you for example the demand has gone up dramatically for “bondage” services after “50 Shades of Grey” was popularized in major media.

Also, “mistresses” such as Maxine Doogan and Domina Elle can operate entirely legally right now in this country because their job doesn’t involve “sex for money”.  Now if you wanted to increase your clientele to these types of services – wouldn’t you also want to “glamourize” and “popularize” them?  True.  But that’s not enough – because you also have to drive the market TO them by creating “demand”.

 Meaning you have to make sure other people don’t offer your product OR anyone buying from another one than you is arrested.  So while big tobacco would use images of the Marlboro Man – they also make sure they arrest anyone who sells their product without paying the proper taxes.   The “sex industry” is an industry – including it’s need to create demand, control the market, and their desire to not have their workers unionized or organized against them in any position of power. 

Jeane, there are very powerful people right now trying to get prostitution legalized in this country.  First they put John Hambrick in as Speaker of the House in Nevada.  More than one of Nevada’s politicians have complained he “strong armed” his way in there.  I watched his close friendship with Dennis Hof and Catherine Cortez Masto as well as Lance Gilman.  Lance Gilman is a councilman while owning the Mustang Ranch legal brothel.  Dennis Hof is now running for Senate as to is Catherine Cortez Masto despite there having been more than one protest about her obvious corruption. 

Our group personally witnessed her taking a check from Dennis Hof during the AB67 hearings which we were physically threatened to “stay away” from.  When we ignored this and came anyway - we then found ourselves banned from attending any of the social events designed to drum up voter support.  Now you won’t read about this in the Review Journal owned by Sheldon Adelson who has told me directly I’ve been “blacklisted” from appearing in any media he owns or controls  which is quite extensive of a list.

Harry Reid by the way was the only member of the Nevada legislature who was opposed to legalized brothels.  You might remember this man was literally driven out of politics by a huge press attack which was also greatly twisted last year.  Who remains however is Lance Gilman who is also on the board of the Economic Development Authority, and advisor to the governor of Nevada.  Who made it legal for the legal brothels to do “outcalls” by the way into Las Vegas once they lost the legal right, thanks to our efforts, to set up a physical location in Las Vegas at a hearing which wasn’t even on the books nor talked about in the press that we testified at and won.  One of the reasons we’re on their “shit list” by the way.

Now my point being, if you were a business trying to get clients who needed your services to drive out an hour to Pahrump to sign up for these services constantly having your competition beating you to these clients because they were already there suited up to ready go with the clients directly in the casinos – what would you do about it?  Wouldn’t you go after having those prostitutes, who were “illegal”, to have them arrested? Then if you kept finding there weren’t enough cops to make a dent in the number of prostitutes in Vegas on the weekends – wouldn’t you then also make sure any “john” who didn’t use your services was ARRESTED? 

I saw this when the so called “task force” set up in Nevada was only setting about not helping victims – but instead going after illegal prostitutes and “johns” who weren’t buying from the brothels.  Which is how it’s been for a long long time.  You want to shut down a “competitor” to your “legal” prostitution services?  Have them arrested.  Call it “cracking down on crime”. 

Only here comes along this chick named Jody who starts up this campaign talking about how these women are victims being further victimized by the legal system.  She even gets as far as getting them federal recognition with the Trafficking Act of 2000.   An Act which allowed our government to actually set up services to help these women LEAVE the sex industry. 

So what do you do now?  People aren’t so crazy about the idea as they used to be of weekly round-ups of prostitutes.  Especially now many of those women are their mothers and daughters.  Well that leaves you with cracking down on the customers then doesn’t it?  Get them busted a few times, threaten them with an arrest that can cost them their marriage, or their jobs, and that will drive them to the doors of your LEGAL services then won’t it? 

Oh and one other thing – you’ve got to get control over the porn industry too now anyone with a camera can make a film and the buyer can either get for free or for something like $0.99 – so what do you do to get control over the money and the content?  You sure can’t go after the producers like Hollywood and the Music Industry are going after pirates.  I mean how are you going to arrest some couple on a bedroom webcam?  If you did – you’d then be going up against “freedom of speech” laws.

Let’s say you’re a company like Vivid Entertainment.  A company who has now partnered with Dennis Hof by the way in the legal brothel industry in Nevada.  To see how clearly - you have to follow a maze of papers going from Vivid to Draft Day Gaming Group and on and on.  Vivid not only offers a download of Kim Kardashian on the website, but also through a cable subscription service.  Meaning anyone with cable can get it.  Or you’re Oculus who is produced out of Google and you want customers to buy your 3D interactive porn.  How are you going to charge a such hefty fee for these services - if anyone can get porn online for free or cheap?  

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-19/porn-giant-vivid-wants-to-rescue-daily-fantasy-sports

Meaning you’ve got to shut down as much porn as you can NOT produced by your companies.  We want everyone on the same page now don’t we?  Especially now that the man who owns legal brothels in Amsterdam is having those same brothels shut down because of sex trafficking and now owns Backpage and Craiglist - the largest provider of "sex for sale" ads currently worldwide.

Oh yes meaning we don’t want people in America to realize that sex trafficking exists in legal brothels.  A man who then comes over and buys out the company who owns both Craigslist and Backpage.  He knows the single largest source of where people are buying sex that’s NOT coming out of a legalized brothel IS those two sites – Craigslist and Backpage.  As well as The Erotic Review, Redbook, and Rentboy.  Names sound familiar? 

They should because they’re sites to offer sex to buyers who were owned by “independents” – not by the “sexual mafia” who wants control over this whole industry in their pocket.  So just as Al Capone would bring down the law to shut down the bathtub gin makers – so too are we witnessing the same thing within the sex industry as I speak.  

Meaning we are witnessing the same version of "Al Capone" turning the police onto this competitors, while also using the media to fuel both the desire for their product, as well as to spread the word of their power to crush anyone not on the "team".   Speakeasy owners seeing articles about Al Capone's "ruthlessness" were much more likely to sign up contracts for regular purchasing of his product than those who hadn't.  Noam Chomsky has said the power of the media "is to democracy what a gun is to a dictator".  Well the corporations now own major media and if you've seen Alexandra Pelosi's documentary "Meet the Donors" you know politics is going to those who can buy it so do the math on what's behind this push to now "end demand" by arresting the buyers.

In fact, I'm seeing the same identical campaign these days about sex trafficking as I did when Hollywood was pushing cocaine as a "glamorous party drug" in the early 1980's.   They were making the same distinction that "cocaine wasn't like that horrible junkie drug heroin" the same as those pushing legalized prostitution are trying to convince you trafficking doesn't exist in their world - only on the street corners.  Well Betty Ford taught us addiction respects no persons.  

Men who buy sex regularly are sick.  They have a disease.  It’s called “sex addiction”.  Just as the alcoholic is to alcohol, the addict is to drugs, so too is the sex addict to the sex industry.  Now again is everyone who drinks alcohol an alcoholic?  No.  But the alcoholic was the driving force behind the illegal alcohol industry.  Little old ladies who drank champagne on New Year’s was not their “target customer”.  

Any of the “vice” industries know their target customer is that of the “addict”.  The casinos learned that in Nevada big time when they found they were making more money off the retirees with monthly checks than the “whales”.  The same as the alcohol and tobacco industries know it.  The same as ESPN sports subscription services know that most men aren’t going to shell out premium bucks to watch football either unless they’re ADDICTED.   So while it’s now lost popularity to control the market by arresting the provider – it’s now going to go after the “customer” to try and regain that control.

The problem is that this country recognizes that we have alcoholics, addicts, even gambling addicts.  There is also professional treatment available for these people. There’s courts that address this. However, there is not the same level of help for the sex addict nor the sex workers in this country whether trafficked or not.   I don’t know how old you are so I don’t know if you remember that in the 1990’s we had men like Patrick Carnes and Dr. Rader who were addressing sex addiction back then.  We also had Sexaholics Anonymous before Roy died, and the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity before James Crossen died. 

Sex addiction is not one that people are going to talk about anywhere near as easy as they talk about drugs and alcohol, or even smoking either.  Because what I learned about the disease is that when it progresses to the acute stages – these people are truly dangerous to women and children.  Just as the alcoholic was to women and children in a drunk rage.  Only I again remind you we have AA now on every corner along with a treatment program at just about every hospital.  We however have nowhere near that capacity to help the true sex addict in this country.   Meaning if you do this, you will be lending to an increase in rape as well as sex crimes against children.  I know it sounds strong – but it’s true.  

I want you to further check out what's finally come to the surface in Oakland also as to the state of affairs for sex trafficking victims.  When the same man out there doing "john shaming" campaigns is turning around and purchasing women himself who have been prostitutes since they were 12 years old, along with at least 30 other police officers - then I ask you WHERE and HOW is this woman supposed to call for help when all these police officers are scared to death she's going to get that help?  Even now - I can't even get a phone call into her because "Nancy O'Malley" is handling the case.  Really?  I didn't know her expertise in helping this woman to leave and recover from sex work was more qualified than my 30 years of recovery and experience.  Considering she's still advertising her services on Facebook - that sums it up as to how much she's been helped by the local trafficking task force now doesn't it?  It also explains why our group was run out of town on a rail and why their Chief of Police wouldn't even so much as speak to me about helping us do outreach in the area.  Note the date on the lower right hand corner of when I took this screen shot.



You will further increase the power the “sexual mafia” has in this country behind sex trafficking.  Let me ask you to do a role playing with me here for a moment.  Let’s say we outlawed food that wasn’t sold at a supermarket.  You couldn’t get it at a restaurant.  You couldn’t buy it at a convenience store.  You couldn’t use a vending machine.  Nor could you even go to a food truck. 

Now along comes two people offering to sell you food conveniently.   One of those people is offering to sell you food out of the trunk of their car.  They grow this food in their back yard and then go around selling it to customers out of their car.  The other is this warehouse where farmers from all over the country have gathered together to create a black market.  These people who run this warehouse tell you that the local police, courts, judges, prosecutors and even the media are in their back pocket and if you get busted on the way home by a cop who asks you where you got this food – they can offer you protection from being arrested. 

So I now ask you – who are you more likely to go to on a regular weekly basis to buy your food from?  The independent operated alone – or the organized team who can also offer you not only a bigger variety of foods but also can make sure you are not going to be arrested?  A team who also shows they have this power by sending out cops to arrest all those people selling food out of the trunks of their cars just to prove to you they do have that power. 

I think you’ll agree with me you’re more likely to buy from the black market.  Why?  People can’t stop needing food.  It’s essential to life.  Now to an “addict” of whatever that addiction is – the drug of their choice is the same as food to us.  While there’s nothing wrong with needing food – we’ll die without it – there is also nothing wrong with sex.  However, to the sex addict they have a disease and they need help.  You criminalize them without giving them access to proper treatment – and all you’re going to do is drive them to the black market.  The one who “owns” most local law enforcement and the media – so the only people who are going to be going to jail are what?

Low income minorities.

Okay that makes the “prison industrial complex” happy.  Since most prisons in this country are now “for profit” they LOVE the idea that they’re about to lose all their drug addicts or non-violent crime offenders but they can be replaced with someone else.  To be replaced with who?  Once we start letting out all those weed criminals out of the legal system – did they reduce the number of those beds?  Hell no. Those beds need new bodies.   In fact “johns” are some of the nicest, easier to get along with, type of guy. They’re “lovers” not “fighters”.  So hey let’s go after a guy who buys sex as our new consumer of our beds in jails and prison.   They’re a lot easier to manage than professional criminals are. 

In jails I’ve gone into over 30 years which hold an average of 2000 inmates – 1800 of those inmates have been prostitutes.  That’s a huge chunk of inmates that’s going to have to be replaced with someone Jeane.  We haven’t done away with the system when we’re talking about releasing not only prostitutes out of these systems – but also “non-violent criminals” such as those who were buying weed.  Again, those beds have to be filled again.  Which is now why we’re talking about arresting “johns”. 

But if you do this, these men aren’t going to get the help they need because they’re not being taught they even have a “disease” for one thing.  I know because I helped to set up the very first “john programs” we had in this country where we did just that.  We educated them about sexual addiction and got them into the help that existed at the time – the 1990’s.  Only everything flipped on it’s head after the Trafficking Act of 2000 was passed.

Because in 2002, that’s when two things happened.  Polaris was created for one.  Their hotline you’ll note doesn’t take calls from “everyone wanting to leave the sex industry”.  No.  Their hotline is set up to take calls from “sex trafficking victims”.  But if you look at their media – what do they portray?  They portray illegal prostitution.  They do NOT educate you about what a sex trafficking victim looks like in pornography nor legalized prostitution.  The ONLY images shown by Polaris is that of the “illegal prostitute” if you look very carefully at their materials.  They also went after the ‘independent” providers, or those selling food out of the trunks of their cars, in Rhode Island and NOT Nevada. 

Then Randall Tobias, the man named in Jeane Palfrey’s “Black Book” along with George W. Bush, came in and passed what was the TVRA of 2003 – or a “revision” to this law.   What that revision did even took me a few years to understand it’s impact.  But what they did was they separated out any thing connected to the “sex industry” and made it so all grant or federal monies were issued by our government only to “faith based” groups.  Of which I’d like to add our 12 step program was not. 
Meaning the year 2003 DEVASTATED our program.  

Whereas during that year we had chapters of our program in every major city of the USA, working in cooperation with all of the courts, police, local churches, etc.   We then suddenly had everyone turn on us.  Our program had been holding meetings out of the Salvation Army or Catholic Charities up to that point because they had donated us space.  They then literally booted us off their property, and fired anyone who was even connected to our program.  The stress of this whole thing literally caused me to have a major stroke in 2004.

I’m only now getting my health back to put my boxing gloves back on now Jeane.  So I’m writing you to ask you to please consider the IMPACT of this law carefully.   Because in my opinion, mark my words, you will be increasing the power of sex traffickers in this country, as well as fueling organized crime or the new “shadow hand” that is very alive and well, and single handedly increasing rape as well as child abuse which by the way has BEEN SOARING lately if you haven’t noticed since they started this whole shift quite aggressively in 2007.  I know because that’s when these people came to me with an offer to “join them”.  I refused.  So now I’m having to talk to you about this from a position of great “shunning” but I hope you’ll listen to my words anyway.

These people know I don’t have the resources, nor the physical ability right now because I’m caring for my sick daughter, to fly out there to Seattle to talk to you about this.  I’ve love to get to know you, take you to coffee, talk to you over social events, and tell you what I’m trying to tell you over time.  That’s how the lobbyists do it.  I’m just someone like Joe Valachi trying to tell you what I’ve seen and known to be true and the rest I’ve got to leave in God’s hands. 

You arrest buyers and you create “end demand” programs – you’re just going to drive the market right into where you don’t want it to go.  Thanks for your attention to my thoughts on this matter.

Sincerely,


Jody Williams