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Sunday, December 20, 2015

NEWS ARTICLE FROM 1987 LOS ANGELES TIMES

When we first started, we started under the name of "Prostitutes Anonymous" in 1987.  In 1987, there was no internet.  We chose the name "prostitute" for the name because we were wanting to be approved as an "alternative to sentencing" program for those convicted of prostitution.  Since it's not a crime to be in porn or stripping - we didn't include the sex industry as a whole at that time.   The link to the article on the Los Angeles Times archive site is http://articles.latimes.com/1987-10-30/news/vw-11791_1_leblanc

I was still wanting to keep my name out of the press and to "remain personally anonymous".  I was given the name of "Rene Le Blanc" by the prosecutor during my trial because of the contract out on my head by people who included police who had been threatening my life.  They were also trying to assure me they could protect me if I became a "state's witness".  Only they failed to change my mother's name whose case was joined with mine - showing me they were not capable of protecting me and why I declined that offer.

The full article is below in screen shots for those who don't want to pay for access to read the whole article.  This shows that our program has been operating since 1987 to current date:





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