The Failure to Understand The Harvey Weinstein Prey

 

 

 

Over the last few weeks, several women have courageously come forth to bear witness to the abuse suffered by women in the theater and arts, at the predatory methods of Hollywood power broker Harvey Weinstein.

The sadistic victim shaming I have noticed on the Internet is born of lack of awareness and understanding of the prey in the predator’s game.

What I have been seeing with the victim shaming, is the question of why the women waited to speak out. Why some of the women propitiated.

There is a spiritual trauma and shock when a woman is overwhelmed with force. Be it physical, mental or spiritual.  This trauma hangs a person in a suspension with the confusion that accompanies having one’s reality violated.  And there is the victim shaming I am witnessing right now and much of it coming from other women.

“Harvey Weinstein decided to force himself on her and she decided to let it go”. This also happens to children that are molested as they fear to disappoint the people they are dependent upon.  What you depend upon you become the effect of.

Harvey Weinstein played the same card. Tapping into women’s fear of loss. Fear of shame. Shame and humiliation. It is really not that difficult to understand. And it is sadistic.  He had the resources to pay someone for consensual sex if that was his aim. But he chose to overwhelm and dominate his victims.  This is sadism.

There is a wide difference between sadism and “womanizing”.

How many children are molested that do not speak of it for years? These incidents are a threat and a punishment for being young, or without power. How many children are molested on Monday night that still shows up at the dinner table on the following Tuesday?

The lack of empathy and understanding in these victims, and the shaming comments I see now on the Internet, is exactly why Harvey Weinstein escaped responsibility for his crimes against women for so long.

Ask yourself how many times as young child without power, you became emotionally, spiritually, or physically violated or humiliated at home or at school.  How many times you were humiliated and yet, you showed up for class again or arrived once more, for school the following day.

If you are a human being it is within you to understand emotional and spiritual overwhelm these women experienced. To understand these women and how fragile one can be when threatened with loss, overwhelmed with power or lured by hope.

This is exactly why we are working so diligently to affect legislation with regards to the statute of limitations for crimes against children.

 

Backpage Sex Trafficking Syndicate Spreading Like Cancer In Australia and Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

Backpage sex trafficking syndicate is laying roots in in Australia and Ireland.  And, there are people in these countries endorsing the authors, creators, and launchers of the world’s largest online child sex trafficking syndicate.

Mike Lacey and James Larkin of Arizona, in the U.S.,  purchased a New York City newspaper called Village Voice.

 

 

According to media watchdog site Gawker, Village Voice depended on sex and drug ads for its very survival.

http://gawker.com/5860101/pickets-lawsuits-sex-ads-and-hard-times-at-the-village-voice

The paper had fallen on hard times and became a free give away paper by the time Larkin, Lacey and  Tony Ortega took the helm.

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Lacey and Larkin, the investors, and owners of Backpage trademark attached “Backpage”  online sex trafficking site to the Village Voice.  They then linked “Big City”, another sex trafficking site they owned, covertly, into the back door of Backpage.

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Lacey and Larkin used the newspaper Village Voice, with the editor in chief Tony Ortega, to launch an International sex trafficking syndicate, under the cloak of “freedom of speech”.  And “constitutional rights”.

This is also known as racketeering in the United States and there are RICO Laws ( Passed in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States. It allows prosecution and civil penalties for racketeering activity performed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise.) designed to address this type of organized crime, when not cloaked under “Freedom of Speech” (parked behind a newspaper).

Where there are young children to be exploited as coins, you will find Backpage pushing its way through the culture to profit off of the misery of desperate women and children.  And Backpage and their sponsors go all out to reap the profit.

Backpage is now full onto scooping up the children of these countries that can be sold for sex on the Internet.  And people in these countries are supporting these efforts and the sponsors and defenders of  the Backpage sex trafficking syndicate.

http://backpagepromo.com/backpage-in-australia-uk-and-ireland/

Recently Backpage efforts to secure new victims have been unveiled in a raid in the Philippines.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/backpage-critics-find-surprise-ammunition-philippines-raid-n778221

Backpage is now costing the American tax payers more than 50 million dollars a year only in damages to assist the victims.  Add the cost of law enforcement to that and the cost skyrockets.

Victims in Australia are easy marks for Backpage as more than half of sex slavery victims in Australia are left without government support due to legislation that gives the Australian Federal Police (AFP) the authority to exclude suspected victims from aid.  This leaves them not only as targets for sex traffickers but deprived of help or aid as victims.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-27/most-australias-alleged-sex-slavery-victims-left-in-limbo/6714974

The Daily Mail in Australia has already informed its community of the plague.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3803227/Australian-women-advertising-sex-Backpage-com-investigated-sex-trafficking.html

There is evidence that there are people in Australia and Ireland supporting sex traffickers and they do not take issue with children being sold for sex.

Destroying the lives of women and children is a covert form of ethnic cleansing.  The peoples of these countries only need to look at the devastating effects Backpage has had on America and every taxpayer in it to understand how they will be taxed as a civilization by Backpage spreading through their civilization.

There is ample evidence now that Backpage Executives have knowingly facilitated child sex trafficking.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/01/backpagecom_fostered_child_pro.html

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Aussie journalist Steve Cannane, and reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. left, parties in the U.S. with Tony Ortega, right, of the Village Voice/ Backpage, in the U.S. summer of 2017.

 

Above, Tony Ortega parties in London with Peter Griffiths from Ireland.

The most recent updates.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/backpage-has-always-claimed-it-doesnt-control-sex-related-ads-new-documents-show-otherwise/2017/07/10/b3158ef6-553c-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-top-table-main_backpage-8am%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.99484f22d1a2

http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/teens-tragic-death-shows-its-business-as-usual-at-backpage-com/

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/11/sex-ad-revelations-put-backpage-back-in-congressional-crosshairs.html

 

 

For more information see  http://www.iamjanedoefilm.com

 

 

 

Mazzio, Oz: Kids are no match for ‘Backpage’

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Reposting here for those that have no access to a subscription at the Houston Chronicle

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/Mazzio-Oz-Kids-are-no-match-for-Backpage-11107837.php

April 28, 2017

What you are about to read is going to shock you.

Every minute of every day in this country, children are bought and sold for sex on the internet. Scheduled on the hour, by the hour. With the ruthless efficiency of technology, these children are shuttled from motel room to motel room and raped upwards of 15 times per day.

It happens to children of all incomes, ethnicities and color. Mostly girls, but also boys. Many are first preyed upon in chat rooms, at the mall, or at fast-food restaurants. And then these children simply disappear, without a trace.

Many of them do resurface, on a website called Backpage.com. According to a recent U.S. Senate report, this company, headquartered in Dallas, has earned hundreds of millions of dollars per year from its sex ads, including those of children. In all 50 states.

How can it be legal to host ads selling children for sex?

It shouldn’t be. Yet despite multiple lawsuits filed by child victims and a lengthy Senate investigation headed by Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, Backpage has dodged every bullet, winning every legal challenge to date. Armed with an expensive team of lawyers, Backpage has deftly managed to shield itself with an outdated internet freedom law that protects web sites from being sued for content posted by a third party. This law (Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act) was originally intended to protect a budding internet industry from lawsuits based on defamatory posts by its users. However, Section 230 now allows for the proliferation of fake news, scam ads, and is being interpreted by judges to protect websites that facilitate child sex trafficking.

And Backpage has some surprising allies. Two internet special interest groups funded by technology companies, The Center for Democracy and Technology and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, have swooped in to defend Backpage, actively intervening in several cases and doing so persuasively.

That is worth repeating. Via these special interest groups, tech industry giants like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and others are financing the defense of Backpage. This can no longer continue.

Let’s be clear. We cannot stand for the idea that the sale of children is acceptable collateral damage for a free and open internet. Especially since companies now have the technological means to stop it.

Last month, Backpage announced that it was shuttering the Escorts section of its website under pressure from the government. However, analysts reported that a majority of these sex ads simply moved to the dating pages of Backpage. The many other sex sites owned and operated by Backpage in the U.S. were not shut down, and the purchase and sale of children continues online today.

President Trump recently signaled that he would bring the full weight of the government to help in the fight against human trafficking, including giving law enforcement agencies better tools to go after criminals. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is among those working on legislation to do the same. It can’t come soon enough. But Congress also has to act by specifically amending Section 230 to make it clear that it is not legal to facilitate child sex trafficking.

U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Missouri, has recently introduced legislation to do just this, and we hope that a Senate version will be drafted in the coming months. We’ve started a petition on Change.org to tell the tech community that it’s time to switch sides, and we hope you will join us, too.

Mazzio is an award-winning filmmaker. Her new film, “I AM JANE DOE,” which chronicles the battle that several children are waging against Backpage, debuts on iTunes May 12 and with Netflix on May 26. Oz is a cardiothoracic surgeon, Emmy Award-winning host of the Dr. Oz Show, and father of four.

http://www.iamjanedoefilm.com

 

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Tony Ortega Attacks Teen Rape Victims For Coming Forward With Testimony. They Were “Propelled to fame” By Their Rapist.

 

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From the left, Aaron Smith – Levin, Tony Ortega, Alex Gibney, Lawrence Wright, Mike Rinder and Paul Haggis.

 

Propelled to fame by your abuser?  This is how Ortega regards people that give interviews in documentaries.

With the film release, “I am Jane Doe”, we can take pride in the strides we have made as a civilization, that female sexual abuse and child trafficking survivors and witness’ can come forward to give their story without the fear of retaliation.

Two teens, 16 and 17 years old,  were kidnapped and held at gunpoint for twelve hours by Ray Ratliff on 1 August 2002.  Both teens had been raped by Ratliff, and it is likely he was looking for a place to bury their bodies in the desert north of Los Angeles when he was foiled by police.

The abductor, Roy Ratliff, 37, of Rosemont, California, was already wanted in Las Vegas for the rape of his 19-year-old stepdaughter.

Ratliff was gunned down by Kern County sheriff’s while attempting to elude capture and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The rape suspect who abducted the two teenage California girls at gunpoint, bound them with duct tape, held them hostage for 12 hours and sexually assaulted them was shot dead by police. The victims, ages 16 and 17, were rescued after police shot the kidnapper twice in the head in the desert near Bakersfield. “He was hunting for a place to kill them and bury them,” said Kern County Sheriff Carl Sparks. “We probably saved them by 10 minutes.

 

Shortly afterward, the teens agreed to come forward (identities protected) to be interviewed by NBC.

Directly afterward, Tony Ortega, created a phony name and published the below article to ridicule and taunt the victims, but also to out their true identities to cause them further suffering and humiliation.

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In August 2002, New Times Los Angeles published this story written by an unknown writer named “Antoine Oman” that had Hollywood buzzing—“Survive This! The two girls kidnapped and raped in the Antelope Valley are set to go to Hollywood.” 

The above “Antoine Oman” was no less than Tony Ortega, taunting and shaming two girls who agreed to be filmed about the abuse they endured in a kidnapping and rape documentary.

After some digging by The Hollywood Reporter, the article was exposed as a fraud written by then-staffer Tony Ortega. Contacted by a reporter, Ortega’s comment was:

”I hope it gets people to think about the nature of television and the business that it does.”  Tony Ortega

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So apparently, Ortega molested the teens for a noble cause. To enlighten humanity about the dark nature of the television business.

I’m thinking Ortega has gone to the dark side?

 

“There will always be pranksters, and at times their choice of topic will be especially repugnant. Humor is far more difficult to accept as such when it lampoons those who have been victimized by all too real events. In the case of the abduction of Tamara Brooks and Jackie Marris, that victimization was of the most base sort.”

Barbara  Mikkelson  Snopes

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/survivor.asp

 

The Daily Cannibal,

http://thedailycannibal.com/2010/11/17/tony-ortega-the-third-lies-the-charm/

A media watchdog website wrote:

“Tony Ortega takes two teenagers, already brutally raped by thugs, and editorially sodomizes them by appropriating their identities, putting lies in their mouths, and pimping them as shameless opportunists…”