I know because I tried to speak about it to my therapist back then I hired because of anxiety attacks I was having. When I told them what was causing my attacks – they promptly started to order me locked up for 72 hour observation. I was witnessing women being kidnapped right off the street by men like the Hillside Stranglers as they were dubbed – only to then force these women into prostitution. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-hillside-stranglers Once they'd then become a “prostitute” the police would then refuse to even listen to their accusations, let alone arrest these guys. So yeah I was afraid to even walk down the street back in the 1980's because of what I saw happening around me. It was like having a target painted on my back as a prostitute – and it caused me to have anxiety attacks.
It's not easy to transition out of sex work. Those still in the business don't understand that - let alone help us go through the process easier. We saw something like this following Jenna Jameson in the news. After she announced she was quitting the industry (where the AVN audience “boo'd” in response), she's now been divorced, arrested, and even lost custody of her kids. She didn't have these issues until she "retired". http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/14/jenna-jameson-tito-ortiz-arrest-moves-out/ A program likes ours can offer her emotional support from other women who have been in exactly her shoes.
Here's one of those "fake" articles - http://www.thefix.com/content/addicted-to-prostitution-60072?page=all Despite it appearing that I was living in Los Angeles and taking chicken soup to male members in 1996 - I was living in Nevada with my husband in 1996. I've asked the publisher to remove this article - but they refuse. In fact, they printed a SECOND article from THE SAME WRITER. After informing the publisher that this whole article was completely false - not only did they refuse to remove this article but they TOOK A SECOND ONE FROM THE SAME AUTHOR! So at some point you have to accept the media is DELIBERATELY lying. Why? Well by putting me in Los Angeles in 1996 - kind of makes it hard to explain I was in Nevada then. Also, who on earth would ask someone to make up an "amends list" of their "johns"? I mean how crazy is that? Makes me sound like I'm nuts. This article wasn't just faked - it was fake with specific goals in mind.
Now can get get back to the plot please?