Data shows that FOSTA-SESTA has immediately exposed sex workers to heightened risks of violence and exploitation. According to a survey of 262 sex workers conducted by advocacy group COYOTE-RI, 60% of respondents have taken on less safe clients to make ends meet since the bills passed; 65% said someone had tried to threaten, exploit, or get freebies from them recently; and screening practices (i.e. steps taken to verify the identity or reputation of a client) dropped by 28%. Many have been forced to find clients face-to-face, at locations that are not desirable for safety. Others were approached by guerilla pimps trying to coerce them into doing high-risk work.
INVITED IN TO KILL Sex worker feared for her life after friend strangled by client at home as prostitutes warn being forced off street puts them at risk of attack One of around 32,000 sex workers operating in London, Anna has opened up to the Sun Online exclusively about her 18 years operating in the heart of Soho EXCLUSIVE By Phoebe Cooke
December 17th Community Meditation led by Anita DeFrancesco