Is AA a CULT? If yes why…

Its often discussed in heated debates about this name calling of AA.

I often defended AA when I was still in it . (1975-2011)

But sadly  now I see it as a quasi cult. A powerful INSTITUTION embedded in too many professional EAP programs ( The FAA, Pilots, Nurses, and Doctors) our Courts,  Probation and TV – aka Hollywood . Please tell me your thoughts.

What are some things you did to deprogram? Would like to hear a radio show about this?

Bill O’ Reilly and Sexual Harassment Story- more to be revealed

There are women at Fox News who want to speak up. But they’re afraid. They’ve seen other women stand up for themselves — against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, against host Bill O’Reilly — and lose their jobs as a result. Meanwhile, they’ve seen those men defended and handsomely compensated by the company.  http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/03/media/fox-news-women-bill-oreilly-settlements/

They’ve been told there is an anonymous hotline they can call. But they’re afraid to call it because of a belief that the company is monitoring their phones.

 For many female employees at Fox News these days, the mood is one of fear and disappointment, several current and former employees told CNNMoney.

 

CNN tonight reporting how Wendy Walsh alleges Bill O’ Reilly from FOX NEWS sexually harassed her. Seems they have already paid out 12 Million dollars in Shut up money, from five previous claims.

Now this story is not about AA. So you may be wondering why write this here. Well here’s why.  A Decade ago we had the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal followed by many news stories, TV News Coverage stories and what seemed like change  and justice for all the children molested by Priests. A few years ago we had The Jerry Sandusky child abuse sex scandal. Horrific. So we take on Penn State and College Football. Never saw that coming. The Catholic Church- College Football— then here we go—  the untouchable Bill Cosby- and for what? Rape. Not sexual harassment but serial raping that began with  drugging the women and then raping them.

Now we have AA. Alcoholics Anonymous. A non for profit 501c3 operating out of New York City. AA has Central Offices all across America.  But these are separate entities. Still they are businesses. So if you work or volunteer in an AA Central Office and are sexually harassed you can sue them.

But what if you are in an AA meeting in Los Angeles, or NYC , or Boise Idaho. What if when you were getting a cup of coffee, some old fart say- age 55 male  – says to you age 18- “that’s a pretty fine ass you got there young lady.” Is that sexual harassment?  If you are being “of Service ” in AA as in you are a Secretary, the leader, the literature person, the coffee maker, the DCM, the GSR – then Yup- yes — good —-god  yes !!! straight to go and collect $200 dollars, because that is sexually harassment in the work place.

AA has been getting people to work for free for so long they have forgotten that we all are – now you all are working for them – for FREE- and they are a big business and a huge Institution. Like The Catholic Church, Like Football, Penn State and Jerry Sandusky, like Bill Cosby- all three at one time thought they were untouchable and they were. Until they weren’t. AA has been hiding behind a veil of “we’re a secret society” “we don’t tell our members how to act”

We have got News for you AA. IN this century – YOU ARE CULPABLE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE> . This isn’t an episode of MAD MEN on AMC – Its not 1955.

What if you are new in AA and and old timer hits you up at coffee for a date, Fucks you – then dumps you in a few weeks. Talks about the Big Book over coffee and donuts. Then you see him hitting on another new girl and you are being told “whats your part in it by the AA women. Sound familiar?

We think the time has come.

Bill O ‘ Reilly is having some issues with Sexual Harassment claims. And after Roger Ailes was forced to step down from 20th Century Fox Film Corp the world of the good ole boys club was being shaken. I watched how this unfolded on CNN , FOX News, The NYT, The Los Angeles Times and just about everywhere.

I once worked there. Back in the early 80’s I was a floating Secretary at 20th Century Fox. I came to Hollywood like many other wanna be actress hopefuls. I would study acting and work in the movies like Shirley Temple and Judy Garland. I loved it in Hollywood when I first arrived.  From the commissary where I ate lunch, hoping to catch  a site of a Movie star- or get a tour of Stage 18 or The Newman Scoring stage where movie magic was being made. Each assignment I had was a new adventure.

I made my way from the basement of the Admin Building to The Main Executive Building . Six years of daily , weekly and monthly assignments brought me from reading a magazine while answering phones for an empty Ron Howard’s office to carrying a check for 5 million dollars that I hand delivered to an office for Michael Keaton- to an office of the Producer for Sophie’s Choice.

But there was a Producer- his name was Marc Trabulous. He sexually harassed the shit out of me. I had worked in alot of places. But nothing like this ever happened to me. I was in my late 20’s, 5;9, and 128 lbs. I did not know what to do. So I did nothing. No one reported harassment back then as far as I knew.  I left Fox soon after that. I did more extra work and then went to Sapporo , Japan to sing in a jazz club. I returned after my gig ended and a year later was pregnant with my first child.

Many years ago- I too was 13 stepped in AA and sexually harassed  over the years too many times to count. But it was when I was making my film The 13 Step did I finally realize that when a person works for AA -and when you are in service to AA- that AA is a non profit and all the groups are connected with their GSR’s to their DCM to their area to their delegate to NY. and ——-NY Knows whats going on. They are culpable when you are a volunteer.

One day a sexual harassment lawsuit will be successfully sue AA. I think the time is now.

But I think if you were raped – please come forward. Find out the statues of limitations in your state. makeaasafer@gmail.com

If you were sexually harassed- write the story down and contact me here.

Man accused of raping multiple women he met in recovery – They really mean AA- Alcoholics Anonymous

Man accused of raping multiple women he met in recovery

LYNNWOOD — A Lynnwood man is accused of raping as many as 10 women he met through drug and alcohol recovery groups.

Police allege the man preyed on those who were vulnerable because of their addictions, including the newly sober. He reportedly offered to let women stay at his house when they were detoxing or worried about relapsing.

Several of the women say that before the attacks, they had told him about sexual violence they experienced in their pasts, and how that contributed to their substance abuse. Some said they relapsed after being raped again.

The man, 32, often led meetings for Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous, according to the arrest report.

He was booked Wednesday into the Snohomish County Jail. He is being held on suspicion of one count of second-degree rape and three counts of third-degree rape.

Keith Earl Davis Alcoholics Anonymous Member Arrested for slaying nurse captured in Louisiana

Tampa police: Fugitive wanted in slaying of nurse captured in Louisiana

TAMPA — Friends and family of a nurse who was mysteriously killed in his home earlier this week pinned their hopes on the capture of the man who Tampa police detectives believe is responsible for the death of William Leslie McGoff.

They got their wish just hours after the warrant was issued Thursday: Keith Earl Davis, 43, was captured in Sulphur, La., near the Texas border, police said that evening. Tampa detectives were sent to Louisiana to bring Davis back to Hillsborough County to stand trial.

Police said forensic evidence “implicates” Davis in the death of McGoff. Davis faces charges of first-degree murder, robbery with a weapon and grand theft. Police did not release any other details about Davis’ capture, including where he was caught or how.

McGoff, 53, was last seen alive on Sunday. He was found dead in his Wellswood home Monday evening after his co-workers at LifePath Hospice called police, concerned that the longtime nurse hadn’t shown up for work.

McGoff’s well-kept home at 4928 Chariton Ave. appeared to have been ransacked and his black 2013 Hyundai Sonata was missing, police said. They believe Davis took McGoff’s belongings before driving out of state in the car, which has Florida tag 113VFT.

A man matching Davis’ description was also seen driving McGoff’s car in north Florida and Louisiana, police said.

McGoff lived in his home for about a decade and was close to his neighbors, none of whom said they noticed anything strange the night he died. His two roommates recently moved out, but it wasn’t unusual for McGoff to open his doors and his wallet to people in need of a place to stay, said longtime friend Lisa Frederick. No friends or family members knew of any connection to Davis, but police said McGoff likely knew his attacker.

Apart from his job, frequent Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings were McGoff’s “life focus,” said nephew Thomas Patterson, 38. McGoff recently celebrated his 10th year sober and was dedicated to sponsoring others in the programs, sometimes as many as six to eight people at a time.

“He had numerous people live at his house and he would give them money and feed them and clothe them,” Patterson said. “Unfortunately, through that program they come and go. It’s sad and it’s a brush with reality when you have to deal with that and know going in that you can do everything you can to pull people up and out, but you can’t make anyone do something they just don’t want to do.”

McGoff’s family said they were told by police that Davis’ family is cooperating with detectives. As they wait for answers, friends and family are “trying to remember Leslie and stay strong, have courage and go forward,” Patterson said.

Davis has been arrested 15 times in Florida on charges that include aggravated battery and grand theft, state records show. He has served four stints in state prison and was last released on his birthday in December 2015 after serving four years of a five-year sentence for dealing in stolen property.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/tampa-police-arrest-warrant-issued-in-death-of-tampa-nurse/2306570

THE 13TH STEP to SCREEN AT THE RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Friday March 3rd, 2017 @2:30 pm

PLEASE JOIN MONICA RICHARDSON IN RICHMOND VA this Friday for a Screening of her Ground Breaking Documentary The 13th Step. http://rvafilmfestival.com/event/the-13th-step/#tve_flt Q & A to follow with Director.

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Billy Joel, now 64, says Alcoholics Anonymous or the 12-step program never worked for him because he doesn’t believe in them.

This is an old er interview – still- very important. We love Billy Joel, for his music, his songs, his voice and his speaking out how  

AA is NOT FOR HIM . Thank you Billy Joel.

Billy Joel’s car smash-ups and trips to rehab are as famous as his songs.

But the Piano Man seeks to clarify many of the sensational headlines that have tarnished his image in a new interview with The New York Times.

Joel, now 64, says Alcoholics Anonymous or the 12-step program never worked for him because he doesn’t believe in them.

Not a drinking problem: Billy Joel reveals his trips to rehab and multiple car crashes stem from depression and not an actual addiction

His trouble with the bottle evolved from his bouts of deep depression stemming from the end of a relationship and the 9/11 terror attacks.

In the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, Joel says that he ‘used booze as medication’ instead of the prescription pill kind.

‘I was kind of in a mental fog and it had nothing to do with the booze,’ Joel tells The New York Times.

‘My mind wasn’t right. I wasn’t focused. I went into a deep, deep depression after 9/11.

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The 13th Step Screening in London Wednesday Feb 15th @18:30 – FREE to all

We are excited to be in London and showing The 13th Step. Monica Richardson will be there to answer any Questions after and meet & greet with any friends who want to meet her. PLease invite any professionals- Doctors, Lawyers, Journalists etc.

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Starring Gabrielle Glaser, Dr Lance Dodes, Tom Horvath, Dr Marc Kern, Dr Adi Jaffe, Dr Barkhoudariun, Monica Richardson, Ken Anderson, Steven Slate,  Stanton Peele, Claudia Christian ( One Little Pill )

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Screening on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 PM. The Screening will take place at The Crown Plaza Hotel Docklands in Screening Room 1.

Racists Anonymous’ groups at churches: The first step is admitting you have a problem

OK folks– Now I have seen it all- The many creations of AA members to expand and create new groups to fix the world has just gone beyond the insanity of even Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous.

The fact that the Washington Post printed this -makes me wonder— SO we have alot of work to do. People just have no idea what a creepy old thingy AA and its crony old timer 1930’s steps are- powerless thinking nonsense.

Here is the story- not really worth reading , but worth noting how HUGE AA tentacles are !

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/08/31/some-churches-are-forming-racists-anonymous-groups-for-those-brave-enough-to-join/