The lusty screech from survivors of sex abuse around the world begging for money and their equally vociferous legal advisors and champions bellowing for their share is becoming deafening. It is a multi-million, nay multi-billion pound, industry.
To suggest that these claims be closely inspected and verified is tantamount to heresy. ‘There is no such thing as a false allegation – why research suggests it is less than 0.000000001% – they must be believed’. The false allegation figure bandied about is for prosecuted false allegations. These are surprisingly small. There is no appetite amongst prosecutors for bringing a case in respect of a ruined life, a decimated career, nor for refunding the costs of proving that the allegation was false. The focus is on the ruination which apparently occurs when you parade around a man’s office naked to the waist down in an effort to boost your non-existent career.
Hollywood has got in on the act, needless to say. Two years ago they poured millions into a glossy film called ‘Eden’. It was carefully crafted from the ‘True-life’ story of Chong Kim. These days, Chong Kim is a ‘writer and conference speaker’ thrilling audiences across the US with her tale of dramatic escape from enslavement by the sex traffickers and crusading against the evil sexual desires of men.
The film makers hired the well known MTV presenter, Jamie Chung, to play Chong Kim. Her high profile made it seem as though the acts she portrayed could happen to someone you know – albeit through the medium of television. Although Chung is in her early 30s, her Korean ancestry gives her what might be described as a pre-pubescent body – the desired effect of making you think that we are talking child abuse here was helped along by dressing her in the sort of virginal white underwear that a nine year old might wear under her school uniform – in the middle of what was supposed to be a Las Vegas whore house. Add in a pot-bellied US Marshall who turns out to be not her protector but another of that species known as evil man driven by dark desires and you have the makings of a Hollywood success.
The film was released in 2012 to mass acclaim: “Eden is a miracle. Not only is it an ‘Issue Film’ that could feasibly inspire real-world change […] it’s a veritable master class in how to make humane art out of inhumanity. Reviewers question whether ‘anything’ will ‘offset Eden‘s lessons about the depravity of man’. ‘It offers its most terrifying fact before the action begins: “Based on a true story.”
It won a string of awards. The Producers were lauded at red carpet events. Money poured into the various organisations who were committed to ending the ‘degradation of sex trafficking’ – after all, it could happen to a small town girl just like you!
Sadly, today, Chong Kim joins Somaly Mam on the ever lengthening list of false allegators. In an act of honesty rare amongst the ranks of hysterical sex-obsessed survivors keen to change the law – the NGO, ‘Breaking Out’ have spent a belated year investigating their figure head creation of Chong Kim.
After thorough investigation into her story, people, records and places, as well as, many interviews with producers, publishers and people from organisations, we found no truth to her story. In fact, we found a lot of fraud, lies, and most horrifically capitalising and making money on an issue where so many people are suffering from.
I do question whether they might have been quite so keen to investigate her, had the money been rolling into their bank account – but it wasn’t. It was unaccountably sticking to Chong Kim.
We have found several other organisations, other than ours, who have been defrauded by Chong collecting money in their name, using their 501 c3 status for her benefit while none of these organisations have seen a dime. I ask if anyone has sent money or goods to Chong Kim for another organisation to please contact us as we are leading the legal pursuit of the issue.
Oh dear, oh dear – it seems that amongst the ranks of fanatical ‘paedo-hunters’ even those involved in the game are scared to question the wisdom of #Ibelieveher.
Through our investigation we have found many other good non-profits (NGOs) who were afraid to speak out for fear of backlash.
As Lady Bracknell might have said: To lose one sex trafficking ‘victim’ in a week, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune. To lose two looks like carelessness.
Or the end result of a carefully crafted campaign to discredit anyone who seeks to investigate claims of sexual abuse. My congratulations to ‘Breaking Out’ for having the courage to question the back story of one of the endless queue of ‘survivors’ now trading on their emotive story. Shame about their motives, but you can’t have everything.