It’s safe to say that the porn industry is, at best, complicit in trafficking and, at worst, an active participant—possibly similarly to these hotel groups.
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“In the 2 years I worked at the front desk of a brothel, I don’t think I met one woman who was doing it because she really wanted to. It was more of a last resort because she had no other options.”
Foster would falsely offer help to women who had been victims of sex trafficking via a nonprofit called “Foster’s Care,” according to the FBI.
The 33-year-old persuaded teens to engage in sex acts with him on camera by falsely claiming the encounters were being shot for a porn video he was creating.
A woman walked into what she thought was an interview for a modeling job, and ended up being forced to shoot nude photos and perform in porn.
The Associated Press also reports that authorities say Miami-Dade County ranks first in sex trafficking in Florida, which in turn ranks third in the nation.
Not all performers are in porn by choice—some are forced, frauded, or coerced into performing in explicit videos that are then uploaded online.
Training employees to spot trafficking survivors is normally up to the individual company, two new California laws actually require transit, hotel, and motel employees to undergo human trafficking awareness training.
Kyra is helping out with two local organizations in her home of Aurora that house and support sex trafficking survivors to get them back on their feet.
Sex traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure their victims into exploitation. Porn is the marketing department of the sex trafficking industry.
“We lie to you. We’re selling a product—the sex, the persona. Like actors do press tours, everything a porn star does on social media is advertising.”