First, please note the day this website was set up. It was set up on May 26, 2015 originally. http://whois.domaintools.com/sexworkersanonymous.org Further note the person who registered it did so "anonymously" and has not posted their name on the site standing behind the statements there. Also know the series "8 Minutes" had started airing three weeks before May 26th. It was taken off the air after the 2nd episode.
Now, go and look at www.hightechmadam.com Note the date of the first article about the 12 step program which we originally called "Prostitutes Anonymous" in 1987 was dated August of 1987.
Take a walk around online and see if you find anything like this about me, or our program, anywhere else pre-dating May 26, 2015.
The only other negative statements you will find about us online as of June 22, 2016 when I wrote this are found on https://www.ratethatrescue.org/wp/organizations/sexworkersanonymous-com/
Notice the domain for this was registered on May 27, 2015
https://whois.name.com/whois/www.ratethatrescue.org So ONE DAY after this site was set up about me being a "predator", this "ratethatrescue" site was set up with this page commenting about our program at https://www.ratethatrescue.org/wp/organizations/sexworkersanonymous-com/ The wording on this site about our program was lifted off our website at www.sexworkersanonymous.com which has a copyright symbol on it. Meaning this copying and posting of our content is in itself a copyright infringement.
The last comment posted on this site was dated October of 2015. So nothing before, and nothing after, has been posted in their vein about our program, or myself personally.
This program has been operating since 1987. Now do you really think in THIRTY YEARS of operation if I was truly like the person being painted here would not the web BE CHOCK FULL OF SITES LIKE THIS?
Let's take a look at something in comparison. I have a Paypal account as do a lot of people. Let's see what people post online about Paypal - Wow a $25 million dollar class action lawsuit. https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/open-lawsuit-settlements/306260-paypal-account-hold-class-action-settlement/
Here's a whole website full of horror stories about Paypal - http://www.paypalwarning.com/
Screw Paypal - http://www.screw-paypal.com/paypal_lawsuits.html
Paypal sucks - http://www.paypalsucks.com/links.shtml
Here's a news article attacking them http://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanmac/2016/05/24/this-silicon-valley-billionaire-has-been-secretly-funding-hulk-hogans-lawsuits-against-gawker/#12060d9d7805
Another news article - http://theurbantwist.com/2016/02/01/paypal-sued-lost/
Meaning Paypal has more than one site up by more than one person over a long period of time set up warning people about Paypal. There's also more than one news article attacking Paypal online also.
Now, Paypal is a lot less than 30 years old. But yet they have way more sites, and media articles up attacking them. I don't see one single media article attacking me up anywhere. Not one reporter has come in and "exposed the maniac" those two sites are claiming that I am.
In fact, www.ratethatrescue.org has a positive statement up about me. I know because one of our members had called me saying she had been trying to post something positive and was being blocked. So another one of our members said to let her try and post something from an "anonymizer" so they wouldn't know who she was and see if they'd post her positive comment. She was able to post it only to have it immediately attacked by the claim I MYSELF had posted this comment. Yet you'll note no screen shot of an IP address or email of the sender to prove I myself made that comment. So anyone posting something positive was either banned from doing so or accused of just being me in disguise.
Yeah that's fair.
Let's see what does the media say about me? Better yet let's approach the accusation this program is a program "of one person only" as the site claims. Here's an article about our Chicago group http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Jail-Inmates-Start-Prostitutes-Anonymous-Group-277845151.html run by Brenda Myers-Powell.
OUR PROGRAM IS ONLY ONE PERSON - ME
Well that certainly looks like more than one person and I'm not even in the video.
Here's an article about Kathleen Mitchell in Phoenix. http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/ex-prostitutes-who-proselytize-6431069 Looks like we're more than one person and that person's not me. I don't even live in Phoenix.
I could go on but I think you get the point. Notice these articles are about "Prostitutes Anonymous" however. Yet this site is about "Sex Workers Anonymous". Is this two different groups? No. Go back to www.hightechmadam.com and you'll see we start out as "Prostitutes Anonymous" and in later years our program is called "Sex Workers Anonymous". That's because our program changed names in 1995. However, these groups featuring Brenda and Kathleen were founded PRIOR to 1995 so they've been calling themselves "Prostitutes Anonymous" since they started. Kathleen's group was founded in 1991. Now after calling yourselves a name for years - you're going to be used to it. So our older groups go by the older name. No point in changing them but they're still meetings held within our overall program.
Now is it possible these women THOUGHT no other group existed because maybe they were googling under our new name instead or our original name? What comes up under Sex Workers Anonymous?
Here's a meeting listed of us in a book about "Anonymous Society" https://books.google.com/books?id=9o9JDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA32&lpg=PA32&dq=sex+workers+anonymous+meetings&source=bl&ots=wMJqkNjujm&sig=ImbyJCO3eOf7pAg7To3RlDuOgDg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib-q6VjL3NAhVU1GMKHYfoAM84KBDoAQgwMAM#v=onepage&q=sex%20workers%20anonymous%20meetings&f=false
How about a meeting in Cleveland, Ohio? http://www.clevescene.com/cleveland/prostitute-anonymous-tales-of-the-street-from-a-former-cleveland-madame/Content?oid=4330785
Allentown, PA http://www.mediafire.com/download/p9ktpkc0ee19vur/allentownarticle.pdf
Los Angeles? http://articles.latimes.com/1993-10-29/news/va-50887_1_alcoholics-anonymous
These are articles written by the press - not an individual person. They're speaking about our meetings within other cities and states. Places I have never been.
So this is really just a "one woman program of someone who is delusional enough to think she's running a real program?"
What about the Las Vegas group I've been running since 1996 in Nevada? John Quinones from ABC's "What Would You Do?" flew out to Las Vegas and took me to lunch. Then he came to watch how we run the group, and spoke to other members of the program. Here's what he wrote in his 2009 book "Heroes Among Us?"
QUALITY OF OUR PROGRAM
As to the quality of our program, a 10 year study was done by professor Sharon Oselin in her report published "Leaving Prostitution". I've scanned what the women she interviewed about us had to say about our program in their words published by a professor I didn't even know when this was going on.
Why? Because we won't call our program "trafficking victims anonymous" and stand behind her views as stated above.