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.

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.

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