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Friday, July 31, 2015


I got a call from a woman I'll call "Lady J".  Yes I have her real legal name but there's no point in using it.  But to verify my story I'll be happy to give that name to you in order to verify her case for your records.  She called me up about November of 2013.  I remember because I spend every Thanksgiving with local Sex Workers Anonymous members.

Now to refresh the memory of our readers who may be new here - back in 1984 I was dubbed "The High Tech Madam" by the media during a high profile arrest.  The District Attorney called me a "career criminal" to the judge as well a "menace to society".  Meaning every other person I've seen in my shoes but me has not only wound up serving at least three years in prison - but also they "re-offend".  They don't really go straight in 99.999 percent of the time in other words.  Those are the odds against me.   However, through the program I was given back then through the way Narcotics Anonymous used to be before the "Traditions Wars" and the office take over of the fellowship - I was able to leave behind a life of all crime, sex work and drugs.  Contrary to what a lot of people assume also I'm actually much happier now also than I was back then.  So in other words, me just being off drugs and living off a completely legit non-sex related income right now is about as miraculous as a fish learning how to ride a bicycle - especially when you consider my past history of abuse growing up.  Wanting to bring that program to others before their lives blew up like mine did - that's why i founded SWA in 1987.

So when I got a call from this woman it was because she had just tried to commit suicide supposedly was her story at first anyway.  The paramedics came and took her to the hospital for three days.  Then she was released into the care of this Rawson Neals Mental Health Facility for after-care.  The counselor there was a woman from the Philippines.  She barely spoke any English to be honest.   She had found out this woman was a prostitute and had gone online, found our phone number, and gave it to her to call me.  Lady J told me she hadn't heard of me yet which was a "good thing" as she'd "been through every other program in the country" besides mine evidently and "none of them took".    Now they had told her they were going to put her into a residential drug treatment program - but until they could find her a bed they were putting her up in an apartment over behind the MGM for free.  She was given food stamps and medical insurance and in return all she had to do while waiting for a bed was to be at home twice a day for a nurse to come by and give her a dose of medications.

When I asked her "what medications" she didn't know.  The nurse just handed them to her.  This nurse would come by at 9:00 a.m. and again at 6:00 p.m. so she had to be home at those times to get her dose.  They did not allow her to get the pills ahead of time for outings.  This was the condition for her to get this free rent and a bed in treatment to come.  Plus she was to come into the center once a week and talk to her counselor.

I asked her what she wanted of me.  She said she wanted to "get clean and stop hooking".  Okay no problem I told her.  I asked her if she was being completely honest with me (of course knowing she wasn't) and of course she said "yes".

"Fine.  Then hand me your iphone." I told her.


"Well if you're done - then you don't need your iphone.  I'm here and can make any calls you need for anything.  Your phone is for calls to tricks and for drugs.  So give me the phone and I'll give it back to you in 90 days".

Of course she refused.  But now I know what I'm dealing with.

I asked her if she'd been to an NA meeting before.  She said "not on the outside of a program".  I then asked her if she'd ever tried to hold down a non-prostitute job before.  She told me of a program in Las Vegas she'd been in where to stay there they had them going out fund raising.  They had to make a certain quota or they'd be evicted.   She said it made her feel just like she was hooking so she figured "if I'm still hooking why am I here?" and she left.   (I checked and while that home existed at this time it appears to have disbanded since.)

My program was two-fold.  I want to get her looking for work for one.  For another, most NA meetings in Las Vegas are at 8:00 a.m. or even 10:00 a.m. to noon.  The evening meetings start at 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  So the times she's having to be at home for these pills is a barrier for me to help her find work or go to most meetings.  If we go to the 9:00 p.m. meetings then she's not going to feel like getting up in the morning for the morning pills.  Plus I don't even know what she's on.  To be perfectly honest she's not making the most sense either.  I don't know what's the prescription pills vs. what's her trauma or anything.   The only thing I can think of to do is to talk to her counselor.   Maybe they'll tell me what she's on even or why she's being doled out pills like this.  Turns out she has an appointment with her counselor the next morning at 8:00 a.m.  Which also makes no sense to me.  Anyone knows that addicts, especially addicts with depression, and no car so they're on the bus, are not going to have an easy time getting there at 8:00 a.m.  To do so on the bus means leaving the house at 6:00 a.m.  Meaning getting up at 5:00 a.m.  This is just a set-up for failure in my opinion.

She asked me if I would go with her and also drive her to this appointment.  So I do.  This is when I realize her counselor can barely speak English.  Which strikes me as odd because one is supposed to have at least a BA degree to be providing counseling.  Needless to say I'm curious.  I ask this counselor "might I ask your degree?"  She informs me she is a PSR.   This is like what a CNA is to a nurse.  It also means she doesn't even have a BA degree.  I tell her I'm "curious" about how she wound up over here in this job.  She informs me that the head hunting agency was recruiting in the Philippines - which Las Vegas does.  I've had teachers, and dentists, and now it seems counselors tell me that Vegas has been recruiting for people to fill county or state jobs there.

I ask her if I might know what medications Lady J is on.  She shows me the prescription and I take note.  These are not the "typical" anti-depressants given to most "newcomers" I'm hearing about in the NA meetings.  In fact, I've never even heard of them.   I ask her why they are requiring her to take the pills with this nurse.  She tells me "to make sure she's taking them on time".  I explain that I know a nurse is an expense to the budget.  Why are they paying a nurse to dole out medications at an apartment building?  Why not just give her a bottle and let her take them as prescribed?  She repeats that this is also their way of "checking up" on the patient to see what their condition is.  I explain that the hours are giving me a hard time finding her work or attending NA meetings and that's with a car - while the other patients are on a bus.

I ask if her hours can be modified.  She explains that they have "one nurse" and therefore they can't adjust the schedule for just one patient.  Okay - how about adjusting them period?  I explain about how these people need to be in meetings and working jobs and this schedule is essentially tying them to the house.  If they refuse - they're booted out.  I ask if we can change the nurses' schedule for everyone then.   She tells me there is "no budget".   She did however agree to allow her to have a bottle and take them herself if I agreed to monitor them that she takes them on the exact time she's supposed to.  I agreed to take responsibility and they went about giving her a bottle of the pills.

(As a side note - I've seen many a case of psychiatric medication experiments.  They usually like to experiment on inmates because they have the same diet every day as the others and they take their meds at the same time every day.  There was no reason for that nurse to give those medications as a certain time unless this was an experiment.  Why spend the money otherwise?  The medication was not "typical" for someone like her and I'd honestly never heard of the pills she was on.

Do they do that?  Check this out.  I want to point out here proof that the Nevada Division of Child & Family Services is involved with psychiatric research.     I also want to point out that the state can order psychiatric care for a child "in their best interests" for a child in the state's care.  I remember this from my own daughter's situation.  When I insisted on more testing before putting her on dangerous unproven medications when she was 12 years old - the state told me they would take her away from me if i did not and force her to take these medications.   The fact that none of their brochures said they've "been approved for use in children" seemed to not matter to them.  Here is more information on how students and research are paired on Nevada's low income children  By the way, I've asked if they can put someone on experimental medications without telling them it's an experiment.  They inform me back "they have the right to refuse them".  Okay so what they mean is as long as you don't say "no" to them - they will do what they want to you.)

I then asked her "do you have any other prostitutes you're working with here?" and thank her for referring Lady J to me.  She tells me all of her female clients are prostitutes.  I ask if she'd like any help with them - could we refer the rest of them to SWA?  She says she'll "talk to her supervisor and let me know".  I ask if I can place a poster for SWA up in the lobby.  She says that's fine.  So I post a flyer for us in the lobby of the mental health center.

I then set about to get her set-up.  I found a job that didn't even ask for an ID for her selling vitamins over the phone.  Nice office.  Casual environment.  They pay $40 a day cash if you strike out and don't sell a thing.  The average workers are making $300 a day.  I don't ask the manager - I ask the other telemarketers who tell me this.  On a good day she might make $1000.   The office is right off a bus line.  It seems like a nice place.  Her hours at 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.   Her rent is free - but if she goes into a weekly her rent is $160 a week.  So she can live off this job even if she doesn't sell a thing.  It's a start.   I go with her on the interview to show her how to fill out the paperwork and how to interview.  She gets the job and do I.  I like to work the first day with new SWA members so I assure her I'll be there right with her that first day.  Granted this isn't a "forever" job but just one for her to get her toes wet before she jumps into the water.  It was one where they asked for no ID, didn't ask for references, it was a legit company, and it paid her enough cash daily to survive on while we got the rest of everything in order.  Plus it was a "no pressure" job.  Just show up in jeans or sweats and dial the phone.  Once she got stabilized - of course we'd do better.

She has no clothes.  When the paramedics came to take her out of the motel she was in - they shut up the room because she didn't pay any rent.  Her cat, Sushi, got out and she's worried about her cat.  I ask if she has any photos and she says "no" which I thought was strange.   I get a description of the cat and tell her I'll look online for her.    But I take her to Savers and pick her up a week's worth of clothes suitable for an office job for $20.   Then I hand her a bus pass for the week so she can get to meetings and the job without me, along with a SWA Recovery Guide, and an NA Big Book.  I ask if she has a Christmas tree or wants one.  She does.  So we go out to the dollar store and she picks out a purple tree we take home with her clothes.

There's more to the story - but I'm limiting this to what happened at the center.  We celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together.   I see her take a 60 day chip.   We found her cat.  I paid the $150 redemption fee so she could have her cat back.  Everything was moving forward nicely.

Then suddenly I get a call.  She's being told she's "trespassing" in the apartment because she has no lease and she's being thrown out in the street at 8:00 a.m. the next morning.  I ask if they're giving her any cash, or a housing voucher, or something.  She tells me "nothing" just that she's told she has to leave.  When she asks why - they say the "center has closed".    This was the article I found about it.

I had enough cash to put her up for one week in a weekly next door.  The landlord told me there was a grant she could get for the next month at the Cambridge Community Center.   So I said we'd take her there to apply for that grant until we could get her more stabilized.   I asked what was happening to the other people in the program and she didn't know.  They never let her speak to any of the other clients she told me.

I made some phone calls and was told that this mental health center was submitting bills for treatment and medications that were "not approved" by the state because the medications were "experimental" and were being "prescribed off label" meaning for things other than prescribed for.  As I thought because I didn't recognize the medication names either.   So what happened was they were essentially experimenting on these people - and when Medicaid refused to pay - they just shut down the experiment.

I did some further digging and learned that most of the clients for that mental health center had been coming from the jails and prisons in Nevada.   I invite you to look at some dates.  This clinic was shut down and these patients like Lady J were kicked out into the street without any after-care.  If I had not been there - this woman would have had no choice but to prostitute for a place to sleep that night literally.

Because what I'm reading here was that this center "lost it's licensing" as of an article dated September 2013.  However, this woman came to me in November of 2013.  She was booted out of the program on the streets in January of 2014.    It says she was supposed to get "wraparound" medical care which she did not.

Her medical care was through them.  She hadn't got her Medicaid card in the mail yet.  She couldn't because when they booted her out she couldn't get her mail that had the card in the mail.   They had put her on these medications twice a day that she's now out of.  We have no idea where to get more.  So suddenly this woman is now booted into the street, and thus she's also ripped off these medications without warning.   If I had not been there - no one would have been there.  Now I've done some homework and in every case of some maniac going off shooting people at schools or malls or theaters or McDonald's - I've read that they had been on psychiatric medications that they had "suddenly stopped".  It's dangerous.   Men tend to act "outward" and shoot people whereas women tend to harm themselves by acting "inward".

We've heard about the people being put on a bus with Ensure - and this is the center those people were coming out of.

Now if I'm reading this right - the jails were forcing inmates to stay in jail until they could get treatment or a bed at this same hospital.  in a February 2014 article.   Meaning that once they shut down the center in January - they were then telling the press that inmates were being held in jail illegally because there were no beds because the center had closed.

This article confirms that the jail's mentally ill were being sent to this hospital.  Meaning that this woman who was supposedly "suicidal" in Las Vegas was taken into a mental hospital by the ambulance where inmates who think snakes are living in their stomach are also being treated - a hospital that wasn't licensed if I'm reading this properly.

They had told her they were "waiting on her a bed" yet I went over to the treatment center and asked if there was a bed available for a female.  They said "yes".  So why was she being kept in this apartment - and then just dumped?

Now again, if I had not of been there - what would her options have been being booted out like that with no money, no job - a situation they created?  From the way I see it, and the area they housed her in (crack ville) she would most likely have gone to the nearest corner to sell her wares or called up an old regular to pay for a hotel somewhere or stay with him.   As it was, I was able to get her into another apartment.  However, I had been handed someone who was in early drug recovery who was suddenly yanked off her psychiatric medications and given the sudden jolt of the system abandoning her.  Anyone would have been stressed.

I'm not surprised she disappeared a few days later on a meth run.  Do I blame myself or our program?  No I don't.  This woman had the whole house of cards stacked against her by a system that tells her they want her to be clean from drugs, and to not prostitute, but then does something like that to her.  That's when prostitution becomes a survival tool.  This woman isn't going to want to think she has to depend upon SWA for help - she's going to want to depend upon herself.  She hadn't been given that chance yet to get on her own two feet before they chemically unbalanced her brain so she couldn't think properly.

Who do we sue or hold accountable?  I saw there was a lawsuit filed about the "patient dumping"?  Now has anything changed?  Look - I live a 12 step life.  It takes me I need to look at the good and the bad, take stock, and see things for what they are.  The courage to "change the things I can, and the serenity to accept what I can't".

So okay - you tell me - can we change anything here?  

PS - if anyone wonders why the county mental health people don't like to refer prostitutes to us for help THIS is one of those reasons.    Predators like their victims to just go away in silence.  THIS is where people are going for mental health help?

It appears the facility was re-opened in April.  I see nothing about any changes to the system that created this problem in the the first place.  Yes they gave them more money and licensing - but what about what caused this problem in the first place?)

Thursday, July 30, 2015


First of all, we are a completely different program than AA.  Our members are different.  Our issues our different.  Our program is different.  WE ARE NOT AA.

The members of AA are alcoholics.  People with a genetic disease they will have for life.  To put their disease into remission they must attend meetings for the rest of their lives.  Their very life depends upon that fact.  Now if I told you that a SWA meeting was the difference between life and death for you - you'd laugh wouldn't you?  Because prostitution, stripping, and webcam work is NOT a "lifelong disease".

The program is different.  To be "sober" in AA you just stop drinking or ingesting anything with alcohol in it.  One can be a sex worker however while totally sober.  So they are independent of each other.  Also, I know of no one who pays their rent by drinking that meaning that being sober does not hinder their ability to pay their rent.  If anything, being sober INCREASES the likelihood they'll be able to pay their rent because they're not drunk or spending their money on booze.  The same two facts hold true for the addict and Narcotics Anonymous.  However, it's the REVERSE for us generally.  Usually when we stop - the rent stops.  So we have a whole other set of problems associated with us obtaining "time".  Most of us just can't "stop" without winding up on the street - homeless.  

It is not a crime to be an alcoholic.  However, just about 99 percent of the world has prostitution being illegal.  Porn is also illegal just about everywhere but Los Angeles.  Stripping outside of a club is usually illegal also.  So we have the legal issues.  Now let's address this for a moment.  Prohibition, meaning when to drink was illegal, was in place in the USA until 1933.  Alcoholics Anonymous was formed in 1935.  Meaning it was not a crime to be an alcoholic.

In Narcotics Anonymous, for many years addicts would busted for going to a meeting.  It took laws being passed in order for an addict seeking treatment to be able so without entrapping himself or violating his probation.  Laws we don't have in place for us yet to match.   NA was formed in 1956.  

So frankly we're younger than them and need to be judged by that rate of growth - not where they are today.  We were formed in 1987.  By the year 1999, we had a meeting in just about every major city of the USA being held in a Salvation Army or a Catholic Charity shelter.  We got those meetings started by my appearing on national TV shows regularly, and because we have public service announcements running every night on late TV all over the country.   I hosted a cable show that was on weekly on TV and a weekly radio show that I can't hold now because we don't get that time donated anymore since 1995 and the FCC changing the rules.

We got a pink slip basically about February of 2000 by the various shelters booting our meetings out of their program.  They gave us no explanation, nothing in writing.  We were just told we were "no longer welcome on the grounds".  I had spoken to no one at any of these shelters or programs as at the time because I was working 12 hours a day selling websites for Worldcom in Las Vegas, Nevada.   The meetings were being run by the chair in each city who ran them "autonomously" as they should.  I didn't monitor them in other words.  They'd only call me if they needed literature or help with something.  

Then my phone goes blaring off the hook from members all over the country asking me 'what do we do what do we do?.  We were having trouble finding a new meeting space in each city  because no one else wanted a "bunch of prostitutes" on their property.  We had churches denying us meeting space, conference rooms, and we couldn't meet at the same meeting halls as AA or NA because many of our "tricks" or "customers" were in those rooms.  Some had pimps in those rooms.   So for us to stay away from our pimps and customers - we had to find other locations to meet than the local Alano Clubs  Meaning the only two who survived this problem seemed to be our meetings in Chicago and Phoenix.  That's because the meeting in Phoenix was at Dignity and the meeting in Chicago was at Genesis House.  

I remember the date because I was trying to fix these problems and help the members find new meeting space at the same time as I was working from 6 am to 6 pm at night at my regular job.  My body finally gave from the stress and I had a stroke on July 29, 2000.  When the Trafficking Act passed - it was October of 2000.   However, I was in ICU then and not hearing about anything.   The  

At first, I didn't think this Act would affect us much.  This was because trafficking victims comprised maybe five percent of our fellowship and maybe two cent of the phone calls our hotline was getting at that time.  Because of the stroke - our hotline went dark from July of 2000 until about September of 2001 because I didn't have the money for the phone bill.  I remember when it came back on because that's when I got my income back and was able to afford to turn our phone back on then.  We don't keep records of our groups or members - so my then husband could not reach anyone to tell them what was going on.  We were in other words, completely cut-off from our members for about a year.

Once I got the phone back on - I started calling to learn that our Chicago and Phoenix meetings were still in place.  I then set about trying to make contact with as many of our members as I could track down to rebuild our program as best as possible.  However, by September of 2001 - something strange had happened.  I was calling our old meeting spots, the Salvation Army shelters, even the courts where the judges used to give us referrals and everyone was shutting us out.  We did not understand why at first because our program was so effective.

We did not understand until people started sending me copies of grant applications from the Salvation Army's showing me that they were requesting the federal government to give them money to pay people to do all of the jobs our members had been doing previously for free.  I didn't understand this because it was creating a gap in services.  So until they could get funding for those positions - I tried to negotiate our members back in those positions to keep doing jobs like outreach, holding meetings, etc. for free.  

We were refused.  So basically this was like someone took a bowling ball and knocked our program down like a bunch of pins with no warning so I could  not reorganize us - we were just suddenly shot down.  No one has any money at their early meetings and it's illegal to take money from prostitutes -  so we don't pass baskets at our meeting.  Meaning finding a free and safe place to meet every week isn't easy without help from a national church like the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities provided us for those years.  We made a mistake in violating our own Traditions however - and we paid dearly for it.  All we could was set out to rebuild independently so that would not happen again.  

Their shutting us out still however made no sense to me until people started telling me about money that was being offered to them by the church to NOT hire our members to do this jobs once they got the grant money in.  We kept being told that they could not "work with" anyone but people who were listed in the "Freedom Registry".  Only for the longest time no one would tell me what the Freedom Registry was.  

It was like some secret society.  No one would even tell me how to reach these people.  They had no contact number on their site.  The Salvation Army shelters told me that until I was listed in the FR - they would have no meetings of ours on their grounds, and our members were not welcome on their grounds either so they would hire them for these positions working with prostitutes professionally either.  In the meantime, our membership/program kept together by phone and internet contact.  We built up groups and forums and met by phone and skype regularly.

Then I learned what the Freedom Registry was.  As more and more new shelters were built in response to the new funding the Federal Trafficking Act afforded them from the "Rescue and Restore" grants - these programs were very new.  I would contact them upon opening and tell them we had local members in recovery who would be more than happy to bring our meetings into their program free of charge.  

We were refused.  When I would push to know why since our program was HIGHLY effective - I was told again that unless we were listed in this registry they could not even speak to us.  When I finally learned what the registry was - I tried to find an attorney to help us.  Because these programs were accepting federal money - but violating federal law.  No attorney wanted to handle it because frankly we didn't have any money and winning a judgment meant no money either.  So I turned to the ACLU to enlist their help.  The result was this win -

What the "Freedom Registry" was in a nutshell and why no one would talk to me about it was it was a list of programs who had agreed to block women in their programs from anything to do with abortion.  However, that meant any medical doctors and it meant any licensed therapist.  It also meant anything to do with birth control which included condoms.  Since one of the ways we used to do outreach was by going out to sex workers and teaching about safe sex, and helping them get free anonymous HIV tests, and by also having new members get medical screening to see if they were sick or pregnant or not (how are we supposed to make plans for work or school if we don't know your medical situation properly) - our program was banned.  We do not advocate for abortion but we don't advocate against abortion.  Because we have "no opinion on outside issues" and thus would not state we were "against" abortion - then we were "blacklisted" essentially by anyone connected to any of these programs who were receiving funding from the USCCB, or Catholic Bishops.  I wrote them letters stating we didn't tell our members to get abortions, and had "no opinion" on these issues to see if it would let up the blacklisting.  It had no effect.  To date, the Pope has met with everyone else who runs trafficking programs, even Buddhists, but not US.  

Again, during this time we kept our program strong by internet and phone meetings.  Anyone needing more local support could meet with other local members for coffee and social support between our phone and skype meetings.  Which made our fellowship grow actually - for a while.  Many of our members are older, disabled, don't have a car, live where it snows, etc.  So actually having phone meetings made us grow stronger as a national unit.

Are meetings on every corner 7 days a week necessary?  The first meetings in the world one had to go to Bill Wilson's house.  People would visit there for the weekend, do their 3rd step in his basement, and then go back home.  Some alcoholics overseas only had the Big Book.   There were studies done of men overseas who all they had was the Big Book and no meetings at all.  Their numbers were actually quite strong.  The theory was they were getting better faster than those who had meetings because they were focusing only on the program - and not the social distractions of other people's "defects of character" or distracted by gossip and peer pressure.

The early meetings of NA were also started out of Jimmy Kinnon's house in N. Hollywood, California.  Bob B., speaks about going to the "only meeting in the world" when he first started going to a meeting in N. Hollywood, California.  Everyone else would buy their literature and form their own meetings while talking on the phone with Jimmy.   Neither of which were perfect men Jimmy nor Bill Wilson.  The programs flourished because their members have a disease for which there is no cure and the only true life long free support that exists anywhere right now is through their programs.

But there are underlying structures, foundations and supports to AA and NA not apparent to the naked eye.  All you see when you walk into an AA or NA meeting is the meeting.  What you may not be aware of is the Alano club that may be hosting that meeting.  Alano Clubs get grants every year to do just that - host AA meetings.  Their job is to find people to run meetings from early morning until midnight.  They sell coffee and snacks, have a pool table, video games, a TV set, and are off a bus line so that it's also a social center.  One can go there at 7:00 a.m. have a coffee cake and a Coke, go into a meeting, come out for lunch, go back into a meeting, come eat dinner at the snack bar, or next door at a fast food place, then back in to a meeting until after the midnight meeting is over.

There are no SWA clubs anywhere in the USA.  Nor are there halfway houses, treatment centers, and jails that also host meetings.  If you go to a jail in Tonopah, Nevada, population about 2000 - their little local jail has an AA meeting.  When you come out of that meeting you can go up to the local bookstore and go to an AA meeting there.  However, I assure you there are no enough recovering hookers or strippers in Tonopah, Nevada to uphold even one weekly meeting in that small hick town.

If you go to a treatment center you will attend "in house" AA and/or NA meetings, possibly OA or GA or SA depending on what you're there for.  They have to because they have to be licensed.  To be licensed they have to offer a "program".  That program consists of their doctors and therapists and the meetings.  Those meetings are put into the proposal that gets them not only their operating license - but also their grant money and for state insurance to pay for the treatment there.  No such structure exists yet for prostitutes, strippers, porn models, or webcam performers.  If anything - much of treatment is expensive.  Many treatment centers do not want to risk angering a wealthy client who is paying to get his wife or girlfriend treatment and the last he wants them to hear is that she needs to be "financially self-sufficient".  So no we're not really accepted at most treatment centers yet.  

All across this country there are drug courts and mental health courts that are court ordering people to attend these meetings.  They have to attend these meetings or they go to jail.  If one doesn't exist in their town they get a meeting kit and they start one because if they don't go - they go to jail.  So there are a LOT of social supports for AA and NA meetings that we just don't have in place.  They do not have as many prostitution courts to match the number of these drug courts yet.   Mostly because any funding right now goes to "trafficking" programs NOT prostitution courts.  

Our "alternative sentencing" structure is different.  While some programs like Project Rose or Division 17 tried these programs where they rounded up street prostitutes, then told them they had to attend these "meetings" or else go to jail - those meetings were not our program.  That's why I had to shut them down by issuing them "cease and desist" orders when I found out.  We do not have "required" attendance under threat of incarceration.  That violates our "only requirement for membership" which is not fear of jail.  

Those meetings were also not using our literature, our concepts, nor even our structure.  Our structure doesn't work without sponsors.  They had no sponsors.  Now we don't have recovering prostitutes on every corner to sponsor new members.  Most of our older recovery members are spread out all over the world.  They sponsor by phone and email.  So to reach them you have to reach them through our world service office, i.e., me, as a "go between" to protect everyone's anonymity.  These "fake" groups were not connecting newer members with older members.  They weren't giving them our book nor our steps.  It was a complete ruse to get their grant money and therefore was not producing any results.  However, we were getting the blame for it's bad end results.  So we had no choice but to clamp down on any non-registered meetings.

Our "alternative sentencing" is different.  If one is found guilty of prostitution you are allowed to ask the judge to consider allowing you to attend our program as an "alternative" to incarceration.  Because they do this for AA and NA the judge is allowed to take that into consideration.  So far everyone who has asked the judge has been awarded that option.   But this is also fitting into our guidelines of you coming here by choice - not under the threat of going to jail if you do not.  Now once you've made that choice and then you don't attend our program - the judge has the right to reconsider that sentence and lock you up.

Now we don't have a lot of people taking meetings into the jail because frankly most of our members have a bad taste in their mouth for jail.  You can't bring a meeting into a jail unless you have a certain amount of time without an arrest on your record.  You also can't have a warrant out for anything else.  Not everyone of our members' meets that criteria.  I had a traffic ticket I didn't pay for four years myself.  During that time, I was unable to bring a meeting into the jail.  So again, not all of us want to nor can bring a meeting into a jail.  It's currently not required for a jail to have it's operating license to allow a SWA meeting as it is an AA or NA meeting.

I know this in studying how to operate a 12 step program and the history though our mentor board we had before a lot of these mentors died.  Greg Pierce, one of the early founders of NA, would tell me they had a law passed requiring the jails and prisons to hold meetings to get their licensing otherwise they never would.  He said they "don't do anything they're not required by their budget to do - so to get our meetings in there we had to get laws passed".  That included the right to even run ads in the yellow pages he said they had to sue to get.  I saw that in the early days myself when they used to refuse our ads.  I would remind them of the NA lawsuit and they'd back down and list us.

Now are we the same?  If you go to you will see AA and NA meetings being run 24/7 by that website.  However, I have been calling and writing the founder of that site for about four years now.  Their objection at first was they did not think our meetings would be "stable" enough.  i let them know the truth - that we are having at least 10 people at a time at least one time or more a week in our phone meeting and would only grow if allowed onto their site.  They then just stopped returning my calls or answering my emails.  So NO it's not the same.

Frankly, if you have any background with drugs or alcohol you will probably find everything you need in an AA or NA meeting.  However, drugs were not my main problem.  I was in the business for YEARS without touching a drop or a drug.   I only used drugs to deal with my depression over being forced out of the industry by the cops, and over the PTSD I suffered both from the cops, and from the  criminal elements attracted to the industry because it's an illegal lifestyle in Los Angeles.  When I got clean - I was struggling against returning to the sex industry NOT over getting loaded.  So for me - I needed something different.

Most of our members also share that they are not an alcoholic or an addict.  They can't find what they need with a counselor or therapist.  They aren't comfortable in an AA or NA meeting because they didn't drink or use and don't feel they have the disease.  Now if you take the number of sex workers who are not an addict or alcoholic and then further take the ones who are struggling with exiting the lifestyle - and you frankly just don't have the numbers of people pounding on our doors to warrant a meeting on every corner in every city in the world like AA does.  There's just not that many of us!

WE'RE DIFFERENT.  Especially when our program got the rug pulled out from under us in 2000.  Now we had people coming out of the shelters as a "ready made" membership.  These were men and women in programs they were housed in that residential program.  I helped start two alternative sentencing residential programs - but they folded when greater powers that be felt it was more profitable to let the jails over crowd so they could build bigger jails.

Which is why they yanked our Los Angeles and Allentown meetings.  They WANTED the jails to over crowd so they could build that bigger jail.  Allentown built that bigeer jail in 1991 - and then they ran out of food recently.  Los Angeles built a bigger jail that they then shut down because of rioting.   and   Now they're trying to build another bigger jail to replace that one.  So while there's a push on to build bigger jails - they're not going to want to fund residential programs that are proven to "work" and save the county money.

Now we built a different type of program to fit our needs because of all of this into a more "phone" and internet meeting.  However, about 2013, we had someone infiltrate our online groups.   They took personal photos shared by members outside of that group and "outted" people all over the internet.  We had people being contacted off our "friends" list on Facebook.  We had people taking email addresses from our yahoo groups which became easier to cross-reference as Google got better at that sort of thing.  Now with the way Google is, and with hackers, and infiltrators - we can't guarantee our members' "anonymity" though an online group.  So in 2013 we shut almost all of our  internet presence down.  We even advise new members NOT to list their membership on their profiles as we found people would then search them out and start threatening and stalking them.

Because of another difference between us an AA and NA.  I don't know of anyone who throws people into the back of a van, rapes them, brainwashes them, and then drags them into a bar to force them to drink at gunpoint.  However, some people have this happen to them by "gorilla pimps".  Not just in the USA but in many different countries.  I don't know many junkies that are targeted by police either for sexual favors as is what happens with prostitutes.  They will target a prostitute for free sex under threat of arresting them if they don't comply in a form of rape.  They know they'll get away with it because she won't file a rape charge.  Why?  When no judge yet has ruled the rape of a prostitute as anything but "theft of services".

Right now our program is undergoing another evaluation and growth stage.  I have promised anyone attending our meetings "anonymity".  However, with the NSA monitoring phone calls at will, and without a warrant, I don't know if I can guarantee that.    So to protect our meetings - we're having meetings through a conference call system where they legally can't listen to those phone calls.  I advise callers not to tell me personal information nor anything about their case specifically in case the NSA is monitoring their call. 

Now our phones are "safe" but I don't know how "safe" the lines are that the person is calling me upon.  There are apps now where a pimp can monitor your calls.  They can even be sent a text transcript of your call.  So for that reason we have a number you can call "collect" from a payphone so that he truly can't monitor your calls to us.  I mean how would you organize an "escape" from him if he's seeing or hearing every word you say on your phone?   Which is why frankly many billboards people are using for trafficking victims are pointless.  The pimps will just hear every word they say on the phone and then punish them for calling for help.

So we want them to know they can go to a payphone and call (888) 253 9619 without any money and without him over hearing that call.  Not an easy task to get that information out there when many publications and TV stations won't take even ad money from us let alone run free public service announcements.  Which has also greatly reduced our numbers.  We used to run free public service announcements on TV and radio.  But when the FCC dropped that requirement in 1995 - we no longer get them free.  Even the Ad Council says we have to pay $140,000 to "produce" a free ad from them.  The media won't take ads from us because they say they will lose the "bigger" advertisers from within the sex industry if they do.

AA and NA are household words.  However, we are not.  When I was on TV every month - yes.  But again when the FCC changed the rules in 1995 getting any TV time is extremely rare and hard to get anymore.   Anytime anyone talked about prostitution before- they were required to let one of our members talk as an "opposing" viewpoint.  Now they are not and we're blocked by producers from being on any of the same shows that people like Dennis Hof are on.  While I used to be able to debate Joe Conforte - Dennis Hof won't face me on a TV camera.

Dennis Hof won't allow us to post a poster for SWA in his brothels - nor let anyone in the brothel know about us when they tell him they're leaving.  To quote him "I've invested too much money to get them up here I'm not going to make it easy to leave".  His idea of helping a trafficking victim who just got thrown out of a car going 65 mph because she told her pimp she was pregnant and didn't want to work anymore - was to tell me to bring her up to the ranch and let her come to work for him.  So no we're not getting a lot of referrals out of people like people are doing for AA or NA either.

Now we had built ourselves back up into a strong program again using the internet and phone tools and this worked until about 2013.  That's when we started having things like people targeting our online groups, trying to hack into our online meetings, and then identifying, targeting and threatening anyone who even identified as a member of SWA.  Try it.  Make a profile up that says you're a member of SWA and see what happens within a few weeks.  Then you'll see why we can't have any visible online groups right now.  However, this makes it 10 times harder for anyone to find us now also.

Why?  Because law enforcement wants control of the information.  Something they have when they refer a prostitute or a sex trafficking victim to a local "county counseling" program".  Who will not refer to us because they've had their jobs threatened if they do.  I know this straight out of the horse's mouth and anyone who has rebelled and given one of their clients a referral to us has either been fired or completely shut down.  The last center that referred us a prostitute client was this center.  The MINUTE the management discovered a counselor had gone online and referred her client to our program - this is what happened.

I spoke at a recovery conference in San Jose in September of 2013.  Afterwards, some women came up to me who run a drop-in counseling center that they told me was "chock full of prostitutes".  They asked me to please help them start a weekly meeting.  I agreed.  The woman who asked me was fired the next day.  Her boss told me to "keep their funding" they can't host SWA meetings.  I've heard that story over and over across the country. 

I believe it's about information control.   Because when you're seeing someone at one of those centers - you're giving out your ID, you're making up a file, what you say is being documented, and those records can then be obtained.

So we're not even getting referrals from the Salvation Army's, the shelters, nor the mental health centers, nor even the counselors or social workers who are being threatened with firing if they do.  We aren't able to run ads.  We're not referred people by the court even though our members can ask the court to let them attend our meetings.   But it's not a given referral.   You have to know about us to ask.

In other words, we're  just not the same as AA or NA.  So please don't come in expecting us to be like AA or NA.  If we were the same you wouldn't need us!  The program was formed for those who aren't able to find what they need elsewhere.  That alone is going to make us smaller.

However, we're able to still work the program because the program is not meetings.  It's not me either.  If the program was about meetings then how did any other program get started?  Think about it.  .Each program started with people who worked a program.  Now if you want to know what that is - please get in touch.  Thank you.

(copyright 2015 J. Williams - all rights reserved)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


In all the media blitz lately trying to convince you that street prostitution and "trafficking" are the same - the media is trying to convince you that some like Jeane Palfrey is in fact herself a trafficker when the very sad reality is that she's a victim of trafficking.  This is where the language barriers become a real problem.  I say that because many people are being convinced that a "madam" and a "trafficker' are the same under this blitz.  They are not.  They can be.  But in Jeane's case it is not.  The only way I know how to explain any of this is to well explain.  

Ever since the internet was born, I started doing our outreach in different ways.  I found I could set up a Google alert for someone who was arrested for prostitution, madaming, etc.  Then the article would tell me their attorney's name, or even the judge.  From there, I could send out an announcement about our program.  So I saw the news about her - and reached out to connect -  

Now in Jeane's case especially I identified because she was about to go through exactly what I'd gone through in my case you can read about at  Because this is a pattern I'd uncovered myself from the inside.  I grew up watching stories about madams.  My own grandmother and mother used to tell me before I'd do TV interviews "please downplay the prostitution part - and up the madam part because then we can say it was 'respectable'" as their means of coping with the way people would come talk to them about me after I'd done a Geraldo, Sally or Donahue.  Which is something I can't do now without getting my head ripped off by church ladies calling me a "trafficker" because of all this brainwashing that's been going on in these little churches for a few years now. 

But think about it  - growing up I watched Dolly Pardon in "The Best Little Whore House in Texas" which was based on a true story.  It says here she was shut down in 1973- so I was 13 years old at the time watching this on television.  Here's a clip of the film Dolly made -  Now tell me if growing up watching Mae West and Dolly wasn't going to have an impact on me?   By the way, the next time someone wants to tell you "no one grows up dreaming of being a hooker" that's a lie.  I grew up wanting EXACTLY to be just like Dolly in this film.  Right down to the Mae West dress!

Look at what else I grew up with watching on TV -  Xaviera Hollender was arrested in 1971.  Her book "The Happy Hooker"  Birth control pills had come onto the market and sexual freedom was being paired with beautiful clothes and economic prosperity and I bought it hook, line and sinker.

So let me explain something about the way the sex industry WORKS.   I want you to think about the food industry for a minute.  Not every cook or chef  is Gordon Ramsey.  There is the lunch lady at the school.  There are people serving hot dogs out of food trucks.  There's McDonald's.  There's Pandera Bread that advertises "clean" food, while Whole Foods has a food bar you can order gluten free cakes and pizza to eat there or take home.  So think about the food industry in all of it's complexity - and now turn to the sex industry with all it's levels of "service". 

Yes you have street prostitution.  But that's not all of the sex industry anymore than a lunch truck or a 7/11 is the food industry.  First of all, "independents" or "rogues" are not really tolerated well by the street pimps.   Look at my own story.  When I was strong enough to break free from my own family of pimps that was Richard Pryor's prostitution family, after I'd undergone my tutorage and paid my dues literally in cash to Weldon, the head of the family cell I was in, to be able to walk away and set up my own shop - guess what happened?

Of course the pimps tried to take me over.  Didn't work.  I set up my own security and protection at the warehouse.  So then others who wanted to get away from that kind of violence and domination then were able to turn to me for protection.

Why?  Do you know how easy it is to set up a prostitute never to be heard from again?  We just witnessed this with "8 Minutes".  They set up an appointment and she goes in and BAM that door shuts.  That's how the Hillside Strangler cousins did it.  They ordered escorts to their door like pizza delivery.  Then when they got there - they disappeared.  The police do and did nothing.    We just saw what mothers, and a brave female reporter, had to do to bring Lonnie Williams, Jr. to justice.  Reminds of me the black and white Sherlock Holmes series.  My mother used to not watch it.  I would ask why and she said "five people have to die before he figures it out - what a loser".  The police are a lot like that when it comes to prostitute murderers. 

But many prostitutes gravitate to a madam because she's a mother figure.  Why?  Because most prostitutes are like children.  They drop out of school, they have learning disabilities, they're on drugs, they probably spent most of their child hood being abused.  Now anyone who has worked with abused adults can always pin point at what age the abuse started.  How?  Because the emotional growth stunts at that age.  For example, I started being abused at 8 years of age so I walked around like an 8 year old emotionally for many years.  I worked with one young woman who had never gotten a money order before to pay her own bills.  The pimp had done everything for her down to even ordering for her in restaurants because she couldn't read the menu.  Now before you get your g-string in a bunch - I don't mean escorts, or strippers, or madams.  I mean those who are prone to fall prey to a pimp are those who tend to not be able to take care of themselves for one reason or another so they look for someone to care for them.  Then when he beats the shit out of them - they go looking for someone else - a mother figure that's more nurturing.  I wasn't out standing at bus stops either looking for victims like they do.  So it's a filtering process.

Madams tended to be "mother" figures whereas the pimps tend to be like the father figures.  I can't tell you how many times those girls would get themselves all beat up by the pimp, then come stay with me for a few days while I made them chicken soup and tended to their wounds - and then off they'd go again right back to "daddy".  If you doubt very much this is a family dynamic re-creating itself you don't know that culture very well.  There was a great movie with Christopher Reed playing a reporter and Morgan Freedman  that does a good job at portraying the dynamics of the relationships of the sex industry on the street level in my opinion.

Understand though that madams started before the internet. Remember land lines used to be expensive and hard to move around. Business cards, ads in magazines, and ads in yellow pages just couldn't be switched or masked like today. So if a woman wanted to maintain her “privacy” about being a working girl – she would go to work for a madam. The “madam” pre-screened the calls, or had a “black book” of “regular” customers. This kept the women off the street corners, safe, and also she could deny to the world what she was doing. Very important if she was married, or working on a career like wanting to be a lawyer or a stock trader. If she posted her own phone number – well then everyone would know it was her.  So by working under the madam – the prostitute was allowed to keep herself confidential.

The men also used this system because well most customers are married, or also very important, wealthy, famous, powerful men. The last thing they want to worry about is some of these scandals you see like down in Columbia with the secret service. That whole thing blew up because the customer and the prostitute were negotiating money. With the old “madam” system – any money discussions were done with the madam. The prostitute thus didn't discuss money so she wouldn't be arrested for prostitution. So it also blocked her from being arrested.

Now if that had been the “old days”, then the madam would have come out there, drug that loud mouthed girl out of the hotel, and kept everything out of the press. Because the madam worked by repeat business so the last thing she wanted was 'unhappy” customers.  Which is another perk of using a madam.  Because many prostitutes are drug addicts - they steal.  I can't tell you how many times i had to go retrieve jewelry or cash from a girl and take it back to the client.   Because I lived and died as a madam by my reputation.  A street walker can just disappear into the night with that man's money.  Which is why most powerful rich or famous men used madams and wouldn't be caught dead picking up a hooker.  Unless they're stupid like Eddie Murphy or Hugh Grant that is!  A moment of silence for Ms. Divine Brown while we wonder if her death was really "accidental" also. 

The madams also didn't tell the prostitutes anything like the man's real name, what companies he owned, who his wife was, etc. That way if she wound up pregnant she wasn't going to show up at his office nine months later. Again, pre-internet that was possible to not let the prostitute know who this man was, who he was married to, where he worked, etc. Which is also why we're seeing an increase in blackmail now no one is going through madams any longer really like with the Donald Banks case. The only way you're going to stop this increase in blackmail is – well that's another story for another day.

In other words, the madam was the “buffer”. She served a valuable purpose. Some madams tolerated pimps. Some didn't like we saw Dolly singing about. I didn't either. In fact, I would “rescue” women from the most violent horrible “gorilla” pimps. Put them in my safe secure warehouse that they couldn't be found by the pimps – and we helped them get on home. Why? Because no shelters or programs existed for these victims that's why. They had no where to run – so they would run to me. The security on the warehouse I had was to protect us.

Which is also why traffickers, not pimps, would come to a madam like myself and ask for information on what girls didn't have family, who no one would miss, and offer me money to sell them women that could disappear without anyone asking questions. Did I refuse this request? Of course I did and that's when I wound up being plastered all over the 11:00 o'clock news. Just like I learned in getting to know the other madams it happened to them also.

Elizabeth Adams I know was an informant for the FBI. She “snitched” me out in 1983 on a credit card charge. It got thrown out because I had clearly been entrapped. But it made me realize she was a “snitch” and to avoid her. I had tried warning a young Heidi Fleiss about her – but she wasn't listening. She'd seen the same movies as me and with stars in her eyes too she wanted to take over as top madam with me out of the way and Alex about to croak – that was her goal.   She figured that with me starting up our 12 step program, Alex about to die any minute, Sydney had started a line of adult toys and had her book out, and Cheri Woods had lost her baby during the violent  police arrest (LAPD kicked in her door while she was six months pregnant and killed her baby) so she was depressed - well Heidi figured after 1984 that she could just take over the world of high priced escorting.   The drugs didn't help her dreams of world domination either.  That and Ivan Nagy.

People are also stuck on the idea that cops run around in uniforms, with badges, and they arrest you on sight. They have a hard time understanding how they also have informants like the “Beverly Hills Madam” who gets to operate an escort service for well over ten years (she got me arrested in 1983 and Heidi got popped in 1993 – that's ten years). They get to do this, and keep that money, as long as they cooperate with what's asked of them.

I believe I know someone else like Elizabeth running around the sex industry today in another form pretending to be a dominatrix because madams aren't really used anymore now we have Google phone to mask phone numbers, and hush email and the internet. Young prostitutes don't run to madams anymore for protection – but instead dominatrix's instead. Times change and both the clients and the prostitutes can now mask their identities from each other in ways they couldn't do in the before the 2000's. But that's another story for another day too.

What i'm talking about here now is that there used to be a pattern that took me some years and some research to undercover. What that would be that the government would let you be a madam as long as you cooperated with feeding them information.  Now I had been approached by these same people as Alex. They also had started up their own escort service called “Talk of the Town”. Then what they did was about every two years they'd just arrest everyone – their escorts and clients alike. Then push on them for information because the greatest source of intelligence is through the world of sex and drugs. Especially if you're scouting for blackmail on politicians during an election season.  That's what Alex, Cindi, Sydney and myself got sucked up into in 1984.  That's what Jeane got sucked up into also.  

Because I refused to work with these people, and also to make young girls with no family "disappear" and get paid the $25,000 they offered me a head - I was arrested in 1984.  So was the Mayflower Madam.  So we were arrested for a few reasons – to show the world they were “cleaning up” Los Angeles for the Olympics for one. 

For another, I was, and so was Alex that I know of, because I refused to be an informant and “play ball” and also because I refused to send in women to CIA men who would never be heard from again. These men showed me how they could make women disappear onto diplomat planes so they wouldn't be stopped or searched and even police were not allowed to stop the plane. Then after showing me how it was done – they wanted me to supply them with “fresh meat” meaning girls that no one would ask questions about. I refused.

Worried I'd talk about these things – I had a lot of people threatening, and trying, to kill me during my case. That's why my case name was changed to “Rene Le Blanc” on my news clippings. The DA knew about these attempts but they had to list my name in the court calendar for my hearings. My attorney argued that this would tell these guys when I'd be entering the building and it was asking me to show up to my own slaughter.

They compromised by giving me a fake name – but not changing my mother's name whose case was joined to mine. It was blunders like that which told me either they wanted me dead or they were just too stupid to protect me. Either way it's why I didn't trust witness protection. I mean look at how well they took care of Barry Seal - 

I made the right decision. If you think they weren't trying to kill me to silence what I knew about Iran Contra – think again. Gary only told a tiny BIT of the story and two shotgun blasts to the head?   Come on – even the coroner says you can't shoot yourself in the head twice.

If you look carefully at the movie that Heidi Fleiss had made of her with,,MediaProductsTax:TVCallMeTheRiseandFallofHeidiFleiss,00.html where Jamie-Lynn DiScala played Heidi there's a very short scene where it shows a man visited her basically wanting to make sure she's going to “keep her mouth shut”.  So I believe that Heidi also had these kinds of visits telling her to “be quiet” about what we know from the inside where we all got that visit during our cases. We all had the same thing happen to us when we refused to sell women like that. Because even Elizabeth tried not to give over women for sale to these traffickers – and she wound up arrested also.  But out of these madams - I'm the only one to leave that whole world to tell the story.  The rest - stayed in it until they died like Alex or well - they're still in that world.  I mean Heidi was busted recently with what 200 pot plants?   Kristin Davis was busted on a drug charge and even Jason Itzler is back in prison.  

What I found in talking to all these madams over the years was that our pattern was the same. We would be allowed to rise to the level we were without being bothered. Then we'd be approached to sell information.  Something small. Then the demands would get bigger and they'd test how far we could be trusted and how far our greed would take us. Once they felt they had enough of a relationship with us – we'd be asked to send over girls who would be kidnapped and sold never to be seen again.

When we'd refuse – we'd be arrested and then splashed all over the news as an example of how well law enforcement is doing. The only reason my face wasn't plastered in the process was my attorney paid the reporters not to show my face. When I asked him “why?” he said “you ever see one of these women get less than three years in prison?” for which he was correct. Each one of them did except myself – I got off with probation. Yes I could have fought it – but they threatened to arrest my 70 year old grandmother over an electric bill they had proof of me paying. They were going to charge her with pimping me and lock her up in prison for a minimum of eight years. So my mother and I agreed to a plea bargain to save grandma that sentence which would have killed her at that age.

Then came the movie and book offers. You'll find that every other high profile madam during this time period took those offers. They made the movies and they wrote the books. There's the Mayflower Madam, Beverly Hills Madam, Holywood Madam, and then of course myself the High Tech Madam because I had a computer and a lot of surveillance and security equipment to protect us. Now I've gone to each one of these women and asked them why they let those horribly untrue movies be made because all they are in reality are “inphomercials” to try and lure out our successors – someone stupid enough to believe those movies are true that maybe they can easier. Someone greedier.

Me? I saved up the contracts I was offered. Then I went onto the Joan Rivers talk show and I tore them up after showing them to the camera. The reason? When Linda Lovelace tried to tell the public about being forced to film the XXX film “Deep Throat” with her pimp holding a gun to her while everyone on the set allowed him to do this (remember this was a mob financed film – the show “must go on”) - everyone said “you're just trying to sell your book” or “make a movie”. 

So you know what I did in order to be believed about what I was saying? I refused the contracts and tore them up for the camera. There is now a visible gap in the lineage.  If you look back - EVERYONE made one of those movies: Candace Bergen played the Mayflower Madam, Xaviera Hollender was played by Joey Heatherton, Faye Dunaway as the Beverly Hills Madam, Jamie Lynn as the Hollywood Madam - but NOT the "High Tech Madam".   Why?

I asked Alex why she let them make that horribly glamorized piece of propaganda and she said to me “because I needed the money”. Which I understood. A girl's got to eat. Because of Heidi's well publicized drug addiction – well I can pretty well guess she needed the money for either the drugs or to feed all those parrots she owns now.  Sydney told me the same thing - she couldn't work as a madam with the press all over her and rent's got to be paid.  So mine is the gap in the series because I insisted on not putting out another "inphomercial" for being a madam - I held out to do a movie about the TRUTH.  

Was it worth it? Did I get believed? Well I got to see us go from the way sex trafficking was depicted in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” which made a musical satire comedy out of the subject to make it appear it was no longer a real current threat – to the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000. So yeah it was worth it.   Because when I stepped up saying trafficking was real, women were being sold like cattle - and that we needed to create a system to help these victims and put up my hotline number to call - yeah it was worth it when I see that people do at least believe now you can be forced and we got no where to go for help.  

But now we've got a backlash to all that work.  Think of it like the alien analogy.  When I stepped up we got the same reaction as someone saying "people are being abducted by aliens and we need to get help to stop this".   So once I got that into the American consciousness - then the "what" stopped being the question and then came the "who"?  Well imagine that those alien abductions were being done by our own government?  They're going to want you to think it's little green men not them right?

Welcome to the war on the African American male we're watching in front of our eyes.  You look at every film out there right now being pumped out by major media and they're calling the a street corner pimp a "trafficker".  Go ahead and look - type in "sex trafficker sentenced" and look at what pops up -  ALL African American males.  Throw in a few Hispanics for flavor and you got who our government is going after - while the ethics hearings on David Vitter and Randall Tobias has been dropped.  

There are powerful people in the media, and the government, trying to convince all of you that street prostitution and trafficking are the same. Also, that someone like Jeane Palfrey is not a “trafficking victim” by definition.   So maybe I should have taken one of those movie offers right?  Maybe I could have got them to get some kind of word out about what's really going on.   Not to say I didn't kick the tires a few times. I went and talked to some of these producers. Like Charles Fries, Sr. I heard the same thing each time when I insisted I'd do the movie IF and ONLY IF they agreed to tell the WHOLE story – not just the juicy bits. What I heard back then was the same each time “it's too dark – no one wants to hear about that stuff”. Years later movies like “Taken” or “Eden” proved them wrong.   But even they were fake Hollywood untruths. What is it they don't want you to know?  Don't want you to know so badly that when you insist you do want to know - they feed you more lies?

First of all, let's take a look at Jeane's story. As I said, I had heard about her arrest in the news so I knew exactly what she was facing.  I knew I had to get to her to warn her, and her attorney, about them coming after her mother. Same as they did myself and also Heidi and others when they don't have any real evidence. I first reached out to Montgomery Blair Sibley, who was her attorney at the time. He was later disbarred in another common tactic of the legal system. When you can afford an attorney who will actually fight for you – they target the attorney to try and get him to no longer be an attorney.  I know they tore apart my attorney's office and bank records looking for dirt.   They got so mad at him they even spray painted "fuck _______" on the jail walls!

Oh my God the stories I can tell you about what they did to my attorney who I would have died if not for his help. But they so chewed him up that he's never taken another criminal case since mine. If not for his relationship as a good friend to my mother – I would have been lost or murdered I know it. Thank you if you're reading this for my life.  Because the attorney is our only protection – that's one of the first things they do .   They also make sure any other attorney is afraid to defend us - or any other underdog.

I mean look at what they did to the attorney who went up against Kamala Harris that defended the homeowners who were ripped off by Bank of America. Oh no wait – don't use that link. Sorry folks but it seems the day after I find interesting links they tend to disappear.  So I guess you'll have to read about it here. I screen shot this one in case they take that down. For that matter, if any of the links are gone when you click on them – ask me for a screen shot. I've learned that happens, frequently, so I have them backed up in case they're taken down by the time you go and look at them.

But are you noticing a pattern here? Anyone who stands up to the “powers that be” gets their very own smear campaign also. Doesn't bother me. I'm a student of P.T. Barnum. Just spell my name right folks. No such thing as bad publicity. People know the truth vs. bullshit most of the time when they hear, read or see it.  I even notice something about those doing the smearing.  They pop up out of nowhere - make their smear - and then they're gone again after.  Catfish.

Anyway, from the day after I reached out to Jeane – we spoke just about every day. Go ahead and listen to the taped interview with Mongomery I did yesterday before proceeding here because the rest will make more sense then.

But this is the gist of what she told me. Same song – different musicians. Sure enough she told me that her escorts were being used to pump powerful men for information. Information she'd then feed back to men within our own government. Information that was then used to blackmail and manipulate for their own purposes.  Montgomery confirms that men used to "fly out every six months to pump her for information - thus making her an agent for them - but then they turn around and arrest her like a criminal?"  

We know from her phone log that David Vitter was one of her clients. Brandy Britton was the escort Jeane had sent to visit him who was also found hung right before she could talk on public record.  

Look, I'm working on my psychology degree here folks and I've studied suicide. Women DON'T hang themselves. It is however a signature mark of an assassination. Take for example - or Jeane being found hung - But interestingly hanging is a favorite form of male suicide  Could it be a male doing the hanging?

Then the Baton Rouge Madam hangs herself in a jail cell we can assume had supplied Vitter with services. Why? Well the New Orleans Madam had - He's still using them today probably - Plus I'll tell you something about “johns” - they do it for life unless they get help through programs like “Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous” or some other form of sexual addiction treatment.

In fact, there's no so many people in David Vitter's past that have been hung right when it seems they were about to go to some hearing or trial or something where they might reveal more to us, that when he moved down to Arizona and I heard about it I literally cracked a joke at one of our Sex Workers Anonymous meetings with my usual dark humor “gee I wonder when the hangings are going to start in Arizona?”

I stopped cracking that joke.

Remember the shit storm that Reid kicked up that was so bad he was practically ran out of office on a raid? He was on to something folks - Okay okay back to the story about Jeane.

Okay so Jeane and I talked just about every day. Now did anyone know it? Of course not. We're Sex Workers Anonymous. Now I'm not going to have her come to one of our phone meetings while a trial is going on. Especially one where the press is doing everything they can to get a story from her. So whenever we have a case like this going on – we work with them “one on one” so as to protect their confidentiality. Also, to protect members from a warrant or subpoena by someone wanting to know what Jeane said in an open meeting. No – we've been down this road too many times so Jeane and I worked privately. If she couldn't reach me – she had other phone numbers of other members she could call also. But to protect her case she never used them. But I still have all of her emails and that factors in further in the story.

What Jeane told me is what I suspected. It was fine and dandy as long as she was just giving them information. But after Brandy was found hung – Jeane knew things were getting more serious. So she had decided to retire. So seriously that she'd even been looking at property to retire to in Germany. But she said the minute she started making a move towards the airport – that's when they came after her to try and stop her. Now they expected her to take the plea bargain and shut up. But remember Larry Flynt had been offering $1,000,000 to anyone who could prove that there was corruption and trafficking going on in connection with me in our own government – which Jeane now had that proof in her black book.

But there were legal issues. If she took the plea bargain the case would be closed. If the case closed – then the people in that phone book could move in and claim their “right to privacy” and take it out of public record. As Jeane and I got talking – we realized there was a system going on in this country of using us women as pawns, and some sacrificed, against our will. Soldiers sign up. Even if they don't want to sign up – they can run off to Canada or go AWOL. So they're still making a choice. But these women who are disappearing are not being asked if they want to make that choice. I say that because when I saw a plane taking off with some women on it that was going off to seal a Saudi Arabian oil deal our country was negotiating – the CIA man standing next to me saw me crying and said “think of it as them serving their country”. I wasn't happy.

Here was our chance to prove it. I mean I had talked to Jeane about doing what I did – just keeping her mouth shut, laying low, letting it blow over – and she told me “kid that was the 1980's before the Patriot Act – where am I going to hide from men like this?” Which I had to admit she had a point. She told me that she wanted her case to “mean something”. She didn't want to join the parade of madams and have her movie just flush out a new sucker for this guys.  No – she wanted to prove that our system has to change. That a true trafficking victim can't go to a homeless shelter or a domestic violence shelter. That they can't call 911 for help. That proving they are a victim is going to be almost impossible because someone is going to flash a badge and say “national security” and cover up the evidence. 

I mean think about it - tell me if right now our country has created a system where JEANE could go for safety and shelter as a trafficking victim which is what she was?  If they had - she might still be alive.  

Oh and all this talk about "expunging our record"?  Bullshit.  Think about it – how am I going to ever ever expunge my record? How am I going to prove that I was forced to do what I did by CIA men? Give me a break. Which is why I have mixed feelings about all of this attention on expunging records. Honestly – if they could have proved trafficking at the trial they would have. So in my opinion this expunging record stuff is just another way for politicians to advance their careers. IT SERVES US NOTHING. Maybe it helps a prostitute  who couldn't afford an attorney - but then let's get honest about our terms here. Plus - how is she going to afford an attorney to expunge her records?  No that's not coming from us.   

Now if anyone has ever wondered if the major media lies to us, or that 1984 is here – Jeane's story proved it. I had read how ABC had made files disappear in the Johnny Gosch case. I'd seen how ABC ripped us off on the Lindsey Wagner movie “Fighting for my Daughter”. So when I heard she'd turned her logs over to them – I warned her we “needed backup's”. So she sent the logs to 10 other independent sites like “The Smoking Gun”. I then watched Dan Rather at ABC say “we found no names of significance”. I about fell off the couch.  But then Smoking Gun stepped up and said “not so fast” and verified names like Vitter and Tobias.  Then ABC said “oh we missed those” and had no choice but to join in.  Which is the only way we're going to keep the media honest.  

So ethics hearings were set up. That got canceled after her death.  They should have been allowed to move forward. Because no I don't think that what Clinton did with an intern is anyone's business. That may be immoral by some standards what he did with that cigar and Monica – but it was not engaging in criminal activity with people who are connected to organized crime. Seeing escorts and connecting with madams however is. There's perfectly legal brothels a few hours plane ride away in Nevada. There's no reason to risk everything like happened with Eliot Spitzer to romp around. Because honestly what happens is we suffer.

While Eliot is romping with Ashley – Kristin Davis, the madam, has full run of New York.  The only people going to jail then are her competitors or people who piss her off. That gives her a lot of power. Not only that – but what if Kristin was forcing Ashley?  What if she was being blackmailed to work for her? Where is she going to go when Eliot was the DA or governor for help? The police won't do anything if the DA won't do anything. Which means that while Eliot Spitzer was the DA – Ashley Dupree, and any other woman working for Kristin Davis, and the owner of that escort service who was living in Israel – CAN'T GO TO THE POLICE FOR HELP.

And who is Rebecca Woodard supposed to go to for help?  What if - let's just say what if - Eliot is a serial rapist like we just saw with Bill Cosby?  Who are those women going to go to in order to press charges while HE'S THE DA or the Governor?  I'm telling you as long as prostituion is illegal, and as long as we have a broken system like we do right now where I'm hearing about a woman being drug out of her home and falsely arrested by two Pasadena cops, and when I try to help her I'm having a cop THREATEN ME WITH A TRO - HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!  

That's what we're trying to speak up about by Jeane taking a stand as she did. Because she could easily easily have bargained that black book to get her case dropped. Even Montgomery said he didn't know why she didn't just negotiate her case out and walk away. She didn't because we were trying to prove something to the world here about who victims are. Victim's who can't go to the police for help because some people have control of law enforcement as their personal little army.

Which is why I started this movement. Not to build more shelters and put more cops on the force that just gives the men in power more bite and more power. Which is what they're doing now. All over this country victims are being herded into bogus “support groups” where they are not told the information they're sharing can be used against them in a court of law. I had set up a hotline and a program where that information would NOT come back against you in court.   So what do they do? Create a bigger louder system to funnel the victims in who don't realize what's happening to them no different than farmers used to use “scape goats” to lure the cattle into their slaughter chute.

Sure they tell you “oh no they'd have to get a warrant or a subpoena to get this information”. But there's a million other ways they can get the information they want with or without one. Check this out - Now don't tell me some of those medical records didn't contain records of violence from a trafficker, or the notes from a counselor.  And I assure you if you threaten a $10 an hour "advocate" with a warrant if they don't reveal what you just told them - they'll fold.  Me?  I went out and got ordained as a minister so I can.  THAT'S why they don't want you calling our hotline.  Because they can't get control of what you tell us.  

Check out this poster where it says the victim was “referred to county counseling” instead of a Sex Workers Anonymous meeting. 

Do you know why they send victims of pimps to “county counseling”? Because they keep records that can be obtained by warrants or straight up just taking them if they want illegally that's why. Do you know why that is? For the same reason for what they did to me after Jeane died. I suspected she'd been murdered. I mean they were saying it was “suicide” before the toxicology report was even in. When do they do that? In a death they always say “we don't know until the toxicology report is in”. This was hours after her body was found. At first, her mother was saying it was murder to the news – and then she recanted. I called the mom to find out why she was recanting and she told me straight up “I'm worried they will come after me next if I don't”. Okay that makes sense.

So I went in to defend Jeane and her mom who was scared to death. Now Jeane had called me the day before. She was mad and scared. Someone was following her around all day. I had told her about the threats on my life during my case. I also told her how I hid out at my grandmother's house so I had a witness around me 24/7 so they couldn't say I killed myself. She said “that's a good idea – I'll go to my mothers and call a press conference from there”.

I said “for what?”

She said “I'm going to reveal a name that will make Vitter and Tobias look like kindergarten compared to what other names I got.” and that's where she went. To her mom's for safety – not to kill herself.  She had told me she was going to put together a press conference and reveal more names. There was a writer already working on her book. We had formed the “Mad Madam Movie Production Company”. The million bucks that Larry Flynt was going to give her? We were going to form a movie production company with that.  I mean she was going to need to do some kind of work after the trial. So she had plans and went to her mom's house in fear and to protect herself. Not the actions of a suicide about to happen.

So when I heard the news – I called the police down in that city and asked to speak to the detective in charge of her case.  I don't remember his name and I lost it in the move – but I told him “look I believe it was murder and I want a toxicology report for drugs and I want you to dust that shed and the rope for finger prints. If I don't think you're doing a thorough job to rule out murder – I'm going to call Geraldo who I got on speed dial, take all my emails and text messages from her and I'm going on Fox to blow you right out of the water – got it?”  In fact, Bradley, Geraldo's brother had told me I could come on the show that week.   I was going - but then this happened.  

He didn't say a word. Didn't have to because at 5:00 in the morning I'm coming back from a doctor's appointment I'd gone to in Vegas. It was a long drive from Tonopah to Vegas so I pulled up to the house about then. There was a cop sitting in the parking lot of the motel I was living at. He comes up to me and says “I have a warrant to search your room”. I'm like “you're kidding me right? I mean what about you possibly have a warrant for?” I demanded to see the warrant.

Catch this. I had bought dinner by delivery the night before and paid by my debit card. The police went to the restaurant owner and got him to sign a statement that he didn't physically see me because it was delivered and therefore I might be “impersonating Jody Williams”. They got the only judge in this hick town to sign the warrant and were coming for proof that I was in fact Jody Williams. So I showed him my ID and my debit card. Not enough. They needed proof the ID wasn't fake he says and he calls in four other cars and a drug dog.

So I now have five cops and a drug dog tearing up my room clearly looking for drugs. The whole time I'm thinking Jeane's emails are on the computer so why are they tossing my room?  Well to look for drugs clearly to arrest me.  Maybe I'd be hanging from a trash bag if I had a joint in the room - who knows?  That's why I stay clean as my attorney warned me I'd have to do as an advocate for us.  

Anyway, they didn't find any and got really pissed. That's when they trashed the room. Tipped the mattress upside down. Ripped things out of the wall to look in the sockets. I mean trashed the room. Then they went to the owner and asked him to sign a complaint that I had torn apart his room. I was friends with the owner and he was helping me with rescues so he knew the score. He came down to inspect the room and told them “the only damage I see you guys did” and he walked off threatening to sue them for the damage if they didn't leave.  

Okay that really made them mad. They called CPS and they demanded they come and remove my daughter from the home because the room was now “unlivable”. Thankfully, the CPS worker said “give her five hours to clean it up”. Which with my back trouble was not easy to do. The cops literally just stood there while I tried to struggle to put the mattress back with my back problems. My kid is flipping out from the stress. Our dog had just died and I had him in the refrigerator in the room so we could take him to Vegas to get him cremated. They told me if I didn't dump the dog in the dumpster they would consider it “hazardous waste” so I had no choice but to bury Elvis, my mom's dog actually she left us when she died, in the dumpster or they'd take my kid away. CPS came and inspected the room and left.

One cop was left. He said “I'm not done with you”. I said “I know”. After he left I called some friends and asked them to come move me in the morning. Which they did. There was another motel down the street (now you know why I'm in motels), so I had them take me there. Ten minutes after I'm packed up and gone and the movers leave – I hear a knock. Of course I think it's the movers so silly me opened the door without looking. It's the cop. He waited until they left to come at me. He then calls the owner of the first motel I'd just left and tells him that I'd stolen the linens and wants him to file a theft report. The owner says “no she left them with me” and hangs up on the cop.

Then he asks me “can I come in and talk to you?” Oh no – I learned that trick with LAPD. He could come into my room and leave anything and say it's mine.

“NO. Anything you want to say to me you can say to me right here in the parking lot with the security camera on you buddy” I told him.

With that – he said “I'll be back” and I said “I bet you will” and proceeded to pack and move again. That didn't stop the harassment. This cop called Social Security and claimed I was impersonating myself. So I had to reapply for my SSI. This cop called my bank and said I was impersonating myself so I had to reopen my bank account. They even yanked my drivers license and I had to reapply for “suspicion of ID theft”.

I kept asking everyone “don't you have to have a complaint or something before you do this?” and they just shrugged and kept on doing it anyway. So I went and rented a room. I figured nothing would be in my name that way. I had gotten married the last time I went underground and everything went into my married name. Now I had to rent a room – that way the electric, phone, etc. wouldn't be traceable because clearly I'm being hounded. It was okay though. I'd called the Tonopah station and the clerk there had told me that a Florida cop had called there and that's what set off the shit storm. So I needed to get out of Tonopah anyway – and bigger houses weren't in Tonopah. So we went back to Vegas and moved into a nice big house in Centennial Hills with an engineer who had just lost his job and needed some extra cash for rent.

This kind of harassment went on until suddenly it just stopped. I wondered why so I went online and googled Jeane's name. Montgomery Blair Sibley had just published his book “Why Just Her?” At first I was very angry that he said it was a suicide. I asked him why he did that because I felt like we needed to defend her death as a murder.

He said “because I need to move on with my life – that's why. I need to work again.”

I had to admit he was right. I told him “well I have to admit you're right. The shit storm has died down”. So I figured I needed to count my blessings and wait until my kid turned 18 to move forward on this.

But we've done this. We've ignored it, moved on, and tried to let the system repair itself. It's not. It's gotten worse. I read about how with the drug wars at one point the Colombian government had to resort to creating the “Faceless Justice System” to get the “big dogs” of crime put down.  Look at Sandra Bland.  I'd be here if not for being street smart enough to haul ass a few times and go underground.  

Well we're at that point now America. Everyone is afraid. Our system is broken. Montgomery has a brilliant legal mind and he says our only hope is this “constitutional convention”. So let's get on it because this is Nazi Germany all over again. You think because WE can't go to the police that it's cool because YOU can.  Don't be so sure. 

Because we also saw with the Snoop Dogg case – many more families can't. This is not supposed to be about people picking and choosing who gets protection – or who has the system turn against them like Donald Banks just saw. That was a trick pulled on him that he walked right into because he wasn't warned the system was rigged. Well now he knows too.  He went to the police for help with being blackmailed - only the blackmailers control the system now.  I say that because if a blackmailer had posted photos of him and said those things - he could have sued for defamation and privacy and that would have ended it.  But he had the police go and set up a sting.  A gun is found in Teofil's car which I still haven't heard who it's registered to.  The DA assured him "oh we'll just use your initials and no one will know" and then BAM get out of vasoline because now everything's all public record and not a damn thing Donald can do about it.  

And do you know what the blackmailers are now doing?  Telling everyone who is even thinking about going to the police - look at what happened to Donald.  Why do I say that?  Look how fast he got a cop to go arrest Teofil.   Me?  I've been trying for TWO YEARS to get someone to even look at evidence I have against the heads of a multinational trafficking crime ring that reside in Pasadena that are using corrupt law enforcement to keep the prostitutes in check.  No one will even CALL me - but he gets a sting.  At first I thought it was because he was rich.  Now - it's because he was the fly in the spider web.  

What we need is this "congressional convention" that Montgomery is talking about.  Which by the way - when Billy Jack was talking about this stuff when I was growing up - I had no idea what he was talking about.  So I did what most people do who don't want to bother to find out what something means - I just wrote it off and said "Billy has lost his mind".  Which is what people do when they don't want to take the time to listen to the mine canaries ahead of their time warning us.  

Stop writing.  and

Start learning and understanding.

Don't let us go on being "Moise".  Start listening people.

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