BOARD of NURSING forcing Nurses to attend AA meetings and Hold hands and pray

We are seeking Nurses who want to come together and speak out and get justice for being forced to go to AA and to parrot its ideology as part of their punishment!

Many Nurses have never got into any trouble. Still they are made to attend 3 -5 meetings a weeks for 5 years for some .

Would you like to talk with us?

Write to us at makeaasafer@gmail.com

Many Nurses have been contacting me lately and are furious and want to sue and speak out and change this.

How long has this been going on.

How have they gotten away with it ?

Its a violation of AA’s tenants and traditions

Its a violation of our First Amendment Rights 9 separation of Church and State

Man Accused of raping multiple women he met in NA – 12 step meetings

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.

Prosecutors Thursday said there could be more victims who have not yet come forward. A judge set bail at $250,000.

The women became aware of one another after someone posted about the suspect on Facebook, records show. Police were contacted Feb. 27.

One woman said the man often was asked to speak at AA meetings. She said he “appeared to be very spiritual and had an impressive story of sobriety.” In spring 2014, he made sexual advances and ignored her when she told him to stop, she said.

Another woman said the suspect admitted to her that he’d raped her in September when she was passed out from heroin and pills. She also alleged that he raped her again in January and February, and that she had looked for reasons to blame herself for what happened. She said the suspect told her she had “sex issues” because she didn’t enjoy what he did.

A third woman made clear to police that AA recommends newly sober women be paired with female mentors. Despite that recommendation, the suspect often insisted on helping women new to the group, she said. She said that the suspect had tried to rape her but was dissuaded because she carries a firearm.

A fourth woman said she and the suspect had met through AA when she was a minor. They dated and later broke up. In September, she relapsed and went to his house for support, she said. She said he tried to rape her but she escaped when she asked to go outside to smoke a cigarette.

A fifth women told detectives she was raped by the suspect but she was worried that people in her life would find out if she made a report.

Police went to the man’s house Wednesday morning. He claimed the allegations were retribution for him stealing another man’s girlfriend.

At least three of the women have said he texted them or sent them Facebook messages apologizing after the assaults. Some of those messages have been shared with police.

In one message, a woman texted the man, “I said ‘no’ several times and you never stopped. I was hurting. I needed a friend. You made me feel like an (expletive) object.”

His alleged response was: “Like I said I owe you an amends if you are willing to here(sic) it.”

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @rikkiking.

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AN Ex stepper’s take on AA— from FACEBOOK – Leaving AA or any 12 step group

This is posted here with the permission of the writer herself.

Post written by Carrie Lee

 

So after a year of sporadically making my way through the Orange Papers and being involved here on this forum here’s my take on what’s going on with AA:

1. The premise and dominant philosophies of AA came from the Oxford Groups – a puritanical fundamentalist Christian group started by a nazi sympathiser
2. The program, a mish-mash of poor philosophy and random spirituality, was cobbled together through the ‘inspiration’ of a megalomaniac, womanising, momentarily-physically-sober madman with absolutely no supportive evidence that it could be relevant to alcoholics except the backing of one doctor who was apparently impressed with the idea of peer support (wow, what a concept). The god-stuff was entirely erroneous.
3. The program was given credibility when they lobbied the AMA to call alcoholism a disease so it would be covered by insurance …and so the now billion dollar D&A industry was born to perpetuate the myth
4. The program has always had a heavy confessional component that keeps people focused on their negatives, their self-esteem low and their minds therefore malleable
5. This allows for an environment in which control-freaks and predators can thrive and prey on the vulnerable
6. The program has no greater success rate than the percentage of people giving up naturally in any given year. Further, there are many components of both the program itself and the way people apply it that actively work against a person’s sobriety and well-being from simple ideas like don’t get a partner or job when both are proven to be tremendously helpful to people wishing to get sober, to the harmful such as “it’s a disease, you are powerless and will need us forever”, to the seriously dangerous like “don’t take your meds”
7. While you could forgive it for not being effective, it’s hard to forgive the serious harm done through sexual abuse, mental manipulation, guilt-tripping and humiliation that lead to suicides, binge drinking, premature death, loss of family, friends and support structures and at the very least, many lost years and opportunities
8. The program will never be altered in light of new evidence and proven current support mechanisms.

What’s not to like eh??!?!?!?!?!

#metoo, Sexual Harassment , in AA, The Pacific Group in Los Angeles, CA

Will you come forward. Sexual harassment, lewd comments, groping, sexual demands placed on Women who were sponsored by a certain someone.

In light of the Harvey Weinstein Scandal we think it is time now to speak up.

I have been told that women have been raped by Men in the Pacific Group. More then once.

please write to us @makeaasafer@gmail.com

all communications will be confidential.

Tonic VICE tells our story- Sexual Assault Alcoholics Anonymous

Its taken a very long time to get heard. But I feel today with this article on VICE – The story is now out. Please share everywhere.

Written by Elizabeth Brown

posted November 11, 2017

Women are encouraged to “look for their part” in what’s happened to them.

still believe in the foundation of AA because it did save my life and help me get sober almost ten years ago,” says Adrian Wilson. She tells me she had been in the program for six years when she met a man at an Alcoholics Anonymous barbecue hosted by her female sponsor. The man asked for her card, saying he could help promote her clothing business. Wilson says she checked with her sponsor as to whether the man was a “safe” person and was told “yes—he’s an elder with 30 years sober.” A few weeks later, Wilson alleges that she went on a bike ride with him and then stopped by his house for waffles where he proceeded to sexually assault her “in every way, shape, and form.”

Wilson says she drove to her sponsor’s house, hysterical, immediately after the rape where her sponsor told her not to call the police or go to the hospital because “everyone in AA will hate you.” She suggested that instead, Wilson “get on [her] knees and pray, work the steps, and look for [her] part in what happened.”

Read Full story here…

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/7x4m8q/sexual-assault-alcoholics-anonymous

LAW & Order SVU Episode tonight exposes Fraud in rehab, sober living, rape and selling drugs to addicts

Congrats to the Producers and Writers of Law & Order SVU for telling this story. I contacted them last year – again this spring and again recently. I sent them alot of info. I called the production office in NYC. No one called me back. But they are doing a Great JOB Exposing this shit.

https://pro-labs.imdb.com/title/tt7195346/

Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in 2015 commits unwanted sexual acts

Retterath, of Osage, is accused of committing sexual acts against the will of a man while acting as the man’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in 2015.

In the other case, Retterath was found guilty in August of sexual abuse, attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder. Investigators say he planned to kill the victim with the poison ricin after the man reported sexual abuse to authorities.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/iowa/articles/2017-11-07/new-trial-date-for-man-already-convicted-of-attempted-murder

Sexual Harassment, assault and rape in AA, NA and OA are rampant. We can help.

JUST in case you are thinking about how you were sexually harassed in AA, NA or OA…please contact us here for a place to speak out. YOU ARE NOT ALONE and no one here will tell you what you will hear in a meeting like…what’s your part in it. The HARVEY Weinstein Sex scandal, along with Kevin Spacey has made it so that maybe FINALLY we will be heard.

Please share anywhere you think is appropriate. Write to makeaasafer@gmail.com for help. If a Crime is committed contact us, rape in crisis and the police. If the police do not take you seriously call the local FBI office for rape in AA. Many who work in Rape and crisis are in AA and may still victim blame you and cover up for an AA member. Always ask ” are you in AA” . When reporting if someone seems a bit — off.

Top L.A. County prosecutors who reported sexual harassment by boss receive $700,000 settlement

Top L.A. County prosecutors who reported sexual harassment by boss receive $700,000 settlement,  Beth Silverman and Tannaz Mokayef  came forward in 2015.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-da-harassment-settlement-20170919-story.html

Story by Matt Hamilton

wo prosecutors in the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office will receive $700,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing their supervisor of subjecting them to regular harassment and fostering an abusive, sexually charged workplace.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement Tuesday. Details on how the money would be divided among Deputy Dist. Attys. Beth Silverman and Tannaz Mokayef and their lawyers were not released. The payout will be drawn from the district attorney’s budget, according to county records.

In a civil lawsuit filed in 2015, Silverman and Mokayef, both members of the district attorney’s elite major crimes division, accused their former supervisor, Gary Hearnsberger, of grabbing their buttocks, declaring his fondness for sexually pleasuring women, and making disparaging remarks about women, crime victims and a transgender attorney.

The pair said they were penalized for rebuffing Hearnsberger’s advances. They alleged that other female prosecutors received high-profile cases for tolerating the harassment, engaging in sexual banter with Hearnsberger or providing sexual favors.

Attorneys for Mokayef said in court papers that at least four other female employees of the D.A.’s office also complained internally that they were victims of sexual harassment and other misconduct by Hearnsberger.

On Tuesday, Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey disputed suggestions that her office had overlooked allegations of sexual misconduct.

“We have no tolerance for sexual harassment in this office,” Lacey said in a statement. “My managers are trained through the county and as part of my leadership team to respect their colleagues and uphold the values of this office.”

After the settlement was approved, a spokeswoman for the D.A.’s office said the case was settled to resolve outstanding disputes and avoid the expense and inconvenience of further litigation.

Silverman, who successfully led the prosecution of the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, Lonnie Franklin Jr., declined to comment on the settlement.

Mokayef, who won a murder conviction against “The Shield” actor Michael Jace, said in an email written in all-caps that she was “not interested in speaking” about the matter. Her attorney, Greg Smith, also declined to comment.

Both prosecutors remain in the major crimes unit, according to a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Hearnsberger and his attorney did not respond to messages seeking comment. After more than three decades with the office, Hearnsberger retired March 31, about a week before Silverman’s attorneys formally notified an Orange County judge that the case had been settled to avoid a trial. Hearnsberger had continued to receive a salary after being placed on paid administrative leave in March 2015.

The lawsuit had been transferred to Orange County after the Los Angeles County Superior Court bench was disqualified from hearing the case.

Hearnsberger remains an active member of the California state bar, which listed him at a post office box in the Yucca Valley, north of Palm Springs. In an interview with The Times shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Hearnsberger denied the women’s claims.

“I’m being charged with a crime I didn’t commit, and that’s not something prosecutors want to see,” Hearnsberger said. “Any kind of sexual allegations with me, her, them or other lawyers in major crimes or any other place where I’ve been head deputy is completely and totally untrue.”

But court records offered detailed allegations of Hearnsberger’s alleged lewd behavior in the office.

As supervisor of the unit that handles the D.A.’s highest-profile and complex homicide cases, Hearnsberger would make gestures mimicking oral sex and often laced his comments with graphic sexual remarks, Silverman alleged.

At a 2013 work-related event at the Biltmore Hotel, he put his hands on her buttocks and told her, “You know you like it,” according to the lawsuit.

Mokayef, a former gang prosecutor who joined the major crimes unit in 2014, said that Hearnsberger once reached under her skirt at a restaurant and grabbed her crotch. He also compared her cellphone’s vibrations to a sexual toy, according to court documents.

“He screams. He yells. He’s nasty,” Silverman said in a deposition excerpted in court records.

Silverman — whose performance reviews over the last decade praised her for being one of the best trial lawyers in the unit — said she alerted at least two superiors to the mistreatment. One of her superiors prevented her from disclosing all of the details to him, saying he did not want to hear about it, according to court papers.

A district attorney’s spokeswoman said the office did not learn the specifics of the harassment allegations until Silverman and Mokayef filed their lawsuit.

Silverman said in court papers that since coming forward with her complaint she had been isolated, defamed, harassed, and even cut off in hallways by colleagues.

“The alleged perpetrator has left the department,” Mokayef’s attorney, Christopher Brizzolara, said Monday. “If nothing else, the case did accomplish that.”

matt.hamilton@latimes.com

Twitter: @MattHjourno

Its important that those who are sexually harassed in AA, NA come forward now. We are talking to a journalist and more….reach me at makeaasafer@gmail.com