reposted from my site..

I’m sorry, but what a crock. As the owner of the top website on the topic of Nevada’s Legal Brothels, and as a long time customer, a consultant, and personal friend to many of Nevada’s working ladies and brothel owners, I’d just like to set the record straight here.

You contacted me last week attempting to get me to engage you to write articles and take pictures for our magazine project which we did decline. Then all of a sudden here is this long diatribe regarding the “evils” of Bella’s Ranch. Well, I know a lot of ladies that have worked at Bella’s over the years, including my ex-wife. In fact I have a friend that was working there when you were there. And my partner and I were at Bella’s only a day or two after you left. There was no sign all the discontent and intrigue you’ve eluded too. But what does seem apparent is an attempt by a couple of independent working ladies to try to place a black mark on the Nevada Brothel Industry with a predetermined agenda. Admit it, your little stunt was designed to be sure that you could report a terrible time. I’m rather amused by your pictures too. Typical Nevada Brothel line-up? How would you know? As one that has been to virtually every brothel in Nevada, that parlor sure doesn’t look familar to me. Maybe it’s because you were violating house policies about taking pictures of ladies without there permission. Think?

This isn’t really very surprising to me. People like you float through every so often thinking your going to get your 15 minutes of fame at the expense of everyone else. Well, go cry to your independent customers because those that really know what the brothels in Nevada are like, don’t buy your manufactured story nor do we sympathize with your mythical plight.

Are there issues at the ranches? Sure. Just like there’s issues in hospitals, office buildings and every other business. Especially were people are in competition for the same dollars in a private contractor type forum. Nice try, but frankly it was obvious from your private message to me that you were simply manipulating the situation for the very purpose you’ve demonstrated. Trying to get some mileage and attention at someone elses expense. Well for the record, I have known many of the ladies at that particular establishment, I have met and was impressed by the management and staff, and I see nothing in your credentials to suggest that you have any credibility what so ever. My advice to you is to continue on in the independent market, wher scam artists and game players can shuck their clients without any real recourse or conscious. I’m sure you’ll fit right in.

Cordially,
G Edwin Judd
Owner/Publisher
http://www.nevadabrotheltimes.com
Ranch Run Magazine Project

11 Responses

  1. I spoke to Mariko often before she went to Bella’s. I had not read Amanda’s posts. At first I was concerned about working in a brothel because registering as a prostitute can potentially hurt one’s ability to travel (or maybe just relocate? not sure of these details) in many countries around the world. Although this may not actually ever come up for people, that is a very strong concern of mine.

    When it seemed that that was not going to be a consideration for her, I was supportive of Mariko working there, as a way to learn about working in this context and as a way to make money. When she and I spoke, it was definitely about making money. At that time, in planning to work there, she and I both thought that it would be a decent enough environment to get along.

    I am writing this just to clearly contradict that Mariko had any bad intentions about Bella’s as Judd states. This is definitely completely untrue.

  2. This letter is really quite bizarre. Mr. Judd alludes in several places to a conspiracy, a desire to undermine the system, but he doesn’t offer any proof. If there are so many “people who float through” trying to sabotage parlors’ reputations, why can Mr. Judd only refer to them with the vaguest of hand-waving?

  3. To clarify this, Mariko only read Amand’a posts just before she arrived to work, after she had already arranged it. I never did…

  4. What is this all about?

    XX

  5. Admit it, your little stunt was designed to be sure that you could report a terrible time.

    I don’t see how a “little stunt” could be arranged that would ensure that the wages earned by the women would be about the equivalent of those of a street hooker; nor how they arranged for the sleep deprivation by means of the bell system to happen only to them. Nor how Amanda could have arranged being kept in a room with window onto a locked courtyard. Nor how they could have arranged for the practice of letting women work before the medical tests have come back clean. Nor the CB advertising, and the responses from the potential clients. Just what about the situation does this guy think Mariko and Amanda DID arrange, to make it a terrible time?

    I think the telling bit is this, from Mariko’s reports: “She went on about how I was new to working in a house and that there was a big learning curve and I would get it.” Now, those words are very familiar with me and have often sounded like, “you have unrealistic expectations [of a decent wage and decent living conditions], but we’ll soon set you straight and you’ll soon be happy to accept what WE deem sufficient for you.” At least, given the context I’ve heard or seen them in, and also given the context in which they were said to Mariko also.

    I have known many of the ladies at that particular establishment, I have met and was impressed by the management and staff

    Well, according to their blog accounts, Amanda and Mariko both met Bella, and were impressed by her – hence their willingness to travel to Nevada and give legal brothel work a shot! Unfortunately, being impressed by her did not mean that the reality of the work was very positive.

    This whole thing seems to be a matter of perspective and expectations. Amanda and Mariko come across as strong, confident women who know their own worth. In Nevada, it appears that they found that their legal status as “prostitutes” was less than human, and this conflicted with their expectations and perspective of themselves. I can make no judgement about the expectations or perspective of the other women working at Bella’s, or any other Nevada brothel, except to say that it is clearly different from Amanda’s and Mariko’s. Certainly, Mr. Judd’s perspective is somewhat different from that of someone who has actually worked in a brothel, I would imagine!

  6. And once again, the connection between working-independent and danger is made when he says this, “My advice to you is to continue on in the independent market, wher scam artists and game players can shuck their clients without any real recourse or conscious. I’m sure you’ll fit right in.” Also making a horrible, libelous accusation that independent women are scam artists. Hmm. Considering what Amanda and Mariko wrote, it seems like the scam artists are the brothel management and the customers who want the world for $100. Again, women and independence seems to frighten certain people…

  7. I think people are going to have their opinions about the brothels. That was her view point and her experience. To say it was some kind of ploy to gang up on the brothels is sad and probably untrue. I’m sure she has better things to do then travel there, waste a week of her life and write about it on a blog. I have never worked in a brothel but have heard from a few people that it isn’t all roses and sunshine, but hey what job is? Nonetheless, her experience is her experience and she should be free to voice her opinion on it freely.

  8. I think I’d tend to believe someone who’d actually worked in a brothel over someone who’d “been to virtually every brothel in Nevada” any day of the week. But that’s just me.

    I’ve actually interviewed prostitutes from several brothels in the past, and while their individual experiences weren’t as negative (self reported) as what has been documented from others here, they do have some consistencies with respect to how the workers are treated vis a vis the drive for money and the attempts at bargaining down for as low a fee as possible.

  9. Mr. Judd was speaking his opinion but perhaps he is just partial to the Nevada brothels. Mariko and Amanda took a shot at the brothel. After reading both of your blogs about your time at Bella’s we can all come to the conclusion that Bella’s is not for either one of you. You are used to working the style you have been. Some women in the Life can adapt to all different methods of prostitution some just like one style or may-be two at the most.

  10. I just don’t see how brothel owner and sex worker interests can ever by in sync. Brothel owners see providers as factory machines, churning out the profits. Sex workers see themselves as human beings with expectations of human rights and a certain amount of dignity.

    Brothel owners are pimps. Pimps only make money when sex workers comply and work at maximum capacity. Pimp interests and sex worker interests are NOT the same.

    Sex workers need a way to run their own show without pimps. Period. What about cooperative brothels? Is that a possible solution? It seems clear that the current system of keeping women like cattle on ranches is not cutting it.

  11. Reply to anonindie:
    I myself highly prefer working independently, and working in tandem with other independent call girls. I favor decriminalization rather than legalization b/c it scares me to think of prostitution taken over by corporate interests. But one of my major problems with the Nevada system is that like any other workers, we should be free to work whatever way we want to. (The fact that the Nevada system restricts us to one way of structuring our labor is one of the many, many things wrong with it, both in theory and practice.) But that should include those of us who choose to be employees. I mean, some workers don’t want to handle booking calls and advertising, and that should be respected and accepted, and they should have access to fair, non-exploitative employers.

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