Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shefights Must Go Down!


How did this man receive these injuries?



The "man" in this photo is Jeff Williams, a local businessman, responsible for Shefights. Shefights is a company that produces videos of women fighters beating the sense out of homeless men for the amusement of his customers. He sells videos of these violently obscene events, but if a person pays enough and knows him well, it appears that they can watch the "fights" live on location.

All this goes on in St. Petersburg, Florida.

But something good is happening...

We are taking him down.

A local TV 24 hour news station, Bay News 9, is broadcasting a piece on the story.

Here's a front page article in today's St. Petersburg Times:








St. Petersburg homeless men say they're enduring beatings for bucks in fetish fight video 









By Emily Nipps, Times Staff Writer 









ST. PETERSBURG — It sounded like a good idea to George Grayson: Get $50 for submitting to a 12-minute videotaped beating by an attractive female.
A homeless man, Grayson needed the money.
So he followed the recruiters to a St. Petersburg townhouse on seven different occasions over the last few months, he said, and let five different women use his body and face as a punching bag.
Grayson, 37, became one of many St. Petersburg homeless men allegedly targeted by recruiters from Shefights.net, a locally operated website that sells for as much as $900 videos of scantily clad or semi-nude women beating up men, according to a lawsuit.
"I'm still in a little bit of pain from a couple of weeks ago," Grayson said last week. "I'm just trying to deal with it mentally right now."
Local homeless advocate G.W. Rolle said for months he noticed men walking around Williams Park with black eyes, split lips and limps before he finally got someone to tell him about the "beatdowns," as they have come to be known among the homeless.
He began interviewing and photographing several men with similar stories and injuries, and attorneys representing two of the men have filed a lawsuit against Jeff Williams of Shefights.net, J.P. Florida Productions, "Cindy Doe" and "Jane Does 1-5."
Southern Legal Counsel, which has represented St. Petersburg's homeless in the past, filed the suit seeking an injunction to stop the beatings, saying the men were vulnerable and desperate for money. It also seeks damages for medical costs and emotional distress.
"I was shocked when I found out what was really going on," Rolle said. "It's incredible what people will do to each other."
Williams, of Shefights.net, said Rolle coaxed and bought the testimony of Grayson and 20-year-old Kyle Shaw, the two plaintiffs in the suit. He said he plans to countersue, claiming the men and their advocates lied and have damaged his reputation.
"These men are crack addicts and will say anything for money," Williams said.
He said Grayson and Shaw were featured in some of the videos, but he said they signed liability releases and knew what they were doing.
"They've come back many times, which makes it pretty consensual," Williams said. Citing the case, he declined to speak about the videos or other specifics.
The homepage of the Shefight.net site features women in sports bras punching or kneeing doubled-over men. It reads, "We offer semi-competitive and competitive wrestling, MMA, and kickboxing sessions, as well as beatdowns (which we really love!). We also make custom videos to your specifications. We are located in Saint Petersburg, FL."
Previews of the videos describe scenarios such as, "This is the second part of Julie's domination beatdown of Army Guy. In this final part, she whips her biggest admirer with a crop, tramples him, puts him in bondage, spits on him, and totally humiliates and dominates him while also displaying her usual array of kicks and punches. This is a Julie very few have seen before."
In some of the featured clips, the women are topless. The site offers custom videos, made for the buyer's specifications, starting at $600.
Rolle digitally recorded hours of homeless men describing similar experiences of being recruited on the street and taken to a townhouse on First Avenue S between 16th and 17th streets. Some described the beatings happening in a garage, some say they were beaten in a back yard in front of spectators.
The men say they were offered $25 to be whipped and $50 to be beaten by the women. They were not allowed to fight back, they say, and did not get paid if they quit before the 12 minutes expired.
The lawsuit filed against Shefights.net alleges that Shaw suffered broken ribs, a dislocated jaw, back injuries and a dislocated arm on two different visits to 73 16th St. S. Grayson, the suit says, sustained bruises and multiple lacerations.
Jail records show Shaw in the past has been charged with theft, criminal mischief and simple battery. Grayson has been charged with burglary, robbery and dealing in stolen property.
Williams, 58, of Shefights.net, has no criminal record.
Many homeless people have criminal records, Rolle said. But they also have mental disorders and health problems, which is why they should not be beaten in a garage with no regulation or medical supervision, he said.
The two men listed in the suit are too easily coaxed into doing the wrong thing, he said.
Grayson has autistic tendencies and has a hard time following logic, he said, and Shaw has an extremely low IQ.

Times researcher Carolyn Edds contributed to this report. Emily Nipps can be reached at nipps@sptimes.com or (727) 893-8452. 

George Grayson, one of the men mentioned in the above article, is the man pictured at the beginning of this blogpost.

A lawsuit has been been filed against Williams, the person responsible for this:



In the article printed above, Williams speaks derisively of G.W. Rolle, the person who has done so much to bring this travesty to light. I know G.W. and I work beside him in the "Love the Poor" ministry based out of The Missio Dei, a community that we are both a part of. G.W. is the co-pastor who facilitates our efforts  towards social justice in St. Petersburg and other places that we can influence for positive transformation.

I know for a fact that G.W. Rolle did not influence the men who came forward in any way, shape, or form.

G.W.'s blog can be found here.

You can find some other websites that speak truth to power about Jeff Williams and Shefights.

One is a blogpost I did a few days ago.

You can find an improved version of my previous post at World Homeless Action Day, a website dedicated to bringing attention to and eradicating homelessness worldwide.

I also want to mention a special person I know through Twitter, @unscriptedlife, a journalist turned worship leader, who has helped to spread the word about this horrible activity.

We can stop this kind of horrible madness.


Witness to the true power of dedicated people using mainstream and social media to effect positive change in local communities and the global community as a whole.


So let's keep it going and increase the collective momentum.



36 comments:

  1. Consensual? This Williams asshole is a real piece of shit, along with anyone who buys this BS and the "women" who participate. Good luck to you and G.W and your friends as you take down this sorry excuse for a human being. I will share this on both FB and Twitter. Thanks for making us all aware. And excuse my language, brother, but expletives seem entirely appropriate here. PEACE!

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  2. To be honest, Tracy, I have a feeling that the women are not being treated much better. Just a hunch.

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  3. The women are getting beat too!
    http://clip4sale.ieasysite.com/Caged_preview.wmv

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  4. it gets worse!

    Copy and paste this into your browser, hold on to your seat!

    http://clip4sale.ieasysite.com/BLACKOUT_Preview.wmv

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  5. Not opening the site because it wants to download on my computer. Is it a Shefights company production? Fill me in on it and it'll be on the blogpost tomorrow! Thank you for the info...

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  6. Get it now? Jill Lauren is famous. It's all consented. No real injuries. Those bums that get beat up, well they are the same guys beating up the women on another site. Then there is the Girl/Girl beatings on www.BellyPunishment.com

    so don't believe everything you read or hear on the news.

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  7. I'm not commenting on the news. Actually, the news is commenting on want G.W. Rolle and I know about. I'm afraid you got it backwards. And in this specific instance, these guys are the victims. But actually, the women in the story are also victims.

    I definitely agree with you that there is a larger issue at work here...the larger industry of these type of videos and websites that promote and the people who rake in big bucks who own the companies.

    Essentially, these business owners are nothing but legal pimps.

    So let's do everything we can do, through both individual and collaborative effort to stop them in their tracks!

    Thanks for being a part of this effort...

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  8. Well here is the very top of the top, where it all comes from: The biggest pimp, king of pimps:

    www.Clips4Sale.com Shut this site down and it all will go away! Good luck!

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  9. The woman are NOT victims. I repeat, the women are NOT victims. The stereotype of the helpless female who is always manipulated by men into acting badly has got to stop or we'll never move an inch towards gender equity.

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  10. By no means am I saying they are helpless. I'm only sating that there are degrees of victimization in this world, and they fall somewhere on that scale.

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  11. Lord have mercy upon the persons paying and the persons receiving pay, the persons getting beat and the persons who are doing the beating!

    What does it say about a person, man or woman, who would degrade themselves the way the women are doing. What does it say about their mental stability and overall moral character.

    I have not and will not look at the video(s). But suffice it to say that if this thing is real, all persons involved are victims, with the POSSIBLE exception of the one creating, soliciting and selling this trash!

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  12. Brother, they simply must have alternatives. Not that I know of any.

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  13. We will have to get creative and rely on GOd.

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  14. keep up the good work is right. I've filmed with them, and the women are manipulated heavily. He is a bottom feeder. Half the time the women don't even get paid on time cause he just pisses through the money he makes. He is a piece of crap, and I'm doing everything I can to be removed from his site. I don't have a lot of money and am looking for help from a reasonably priced local to St Petersburg attorny. I don't live in florida

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  15. Anonymous, I may be able to help you on this matter. I'll be in touch with contact info. Be blessed.

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  16. Thank you Gene. I'm very appreciative.

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  17. Anonymous....do you Skype. We can chat that way via voice and video. Anytime you'd like. Secure.

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  18. I have skype yes. I sent you a facebook message as well. I want to keep a low profile on a public forum here.

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  19. While i agree that this vile site must indeed go down, i see no reason to claim that the women are also victims. They are young, fit and good looking - not exactly the kind of woman who needs to beat helpless people for a living.

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  20. I think the women are manipulated and poorly paid, according to a source I cannot reveal at this time.

    But the women are obviously not victims in any degree resembling the victimization of the men in these videos.

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  21. I agree with Porky D.

    Saying that the women are victims too is absurd.

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  22. All I'm trying to say is this: What kind of crap did they go through in life to reach this point?

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  23. Where’s the prosecutor in all of this?

    Shefights Must Go Down! It will not go down unless Williams is behind bars.

    This is what will happen in civil court:

    • Settle for more than $50; or
    • If the judgment is excessive, Williams/ Shefights can file for bankruptcy and start another website to promote the same nonsense all over again.

    Even the lawyer representing the victim is being disingenuous. If he really thinks that crimes were committed, he should be knocking at the prosecutor’s door not going to civil court.

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  24. These are the real crimes that get prosecuted:

    Homeless woman prosecuted for enrolling son in Conn. school

    By Liz Goodwin

    Connecticut authorities have filed theft charges against Tanya McDowell, a homeless woman, alleging that she used a false address to enroll her son in a higher-income school district, The Stamford Advocate reports. If she's convicted, McDowell may end up in jail for as many as 20 years and pay a $15,000 fine for the crime.

    McDowell is a homeless single mother from Bridgeport who used to work in food services, is now at the center of one of the very few false address cases in the Norwalk, CT, school district that is being handled in criminal court--rather than between the parent and school. Authorities are accusing McDowell of enrolling her 5-year-old son in nearby Norwalk schools by using the address of a friend. (Her friend has also been evicted from public housing for letting McDowell use her address.)

    McDowell says she stayed in a Norwalk homeless shelter sometimes--but she didn't register there, which would have made her son eligible to attend the school.

    "I had no idea whatsoever that if you enroll your child in another school district, it becomes a crime," the 33-year-old told the paper.

    An education advocacy group, Connecticut Parents Union, is holding a fundraiser to help McDowell pay the possible fine.

    The case is attracting some national attention in the education world, as it's similar to the headline-making story of Ohio mom Kelley Williams-Bolar, who spent days in jail after using her father's address to send her kids to a better-performing school. Her story ignited a debate about inequalities in the public school system.

    "One woman has been evicted, another could go to jail and all because a little boy went to school in a district where he sometimes lives," education writer Joanne Jacobs said of the case. The blog DropOut Nation notes that the Norwalk schools are better than those in Bridgeport, where McDowell's last address was; the case thereby raises larger questions about why poorer families often must send their kids to poorly performing schools, in part because local tax revenues make up so much of school funding.

    In Williams-Bolar's case, private investigators hired by Copley-Fairlawn schools in Ohio found her out and turned her over to the courts. In McDowell's case, the false address was uncovered by a public housing attorney dealing with the friend who let her use the address.

    "I am surprised that this is the case [Norwalk officials] chose to make an example of," Norwalk attorney Michael Corsello told the Stamford-Advocate.

    The Link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110422/us_yblog_thelookout/homeless-woman-prosecuted-for-enrolling-son-in-conn-school

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  25. Lots of good points here. I especially appreciate the comments of the anonymous who asked where the prosecutor is. Prosecutors tend to discriminate and choose to prosecute those who are more vulnerable while giving the less vulnerable a pass. Maybe some local pressure could change that.

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  26. Jeffrey Williams seems to be the modern equivalent of Ted Bundy. I am quite certain that if a mental health evaluation was ordered by the court in this case, he would have nearly identical markers for psychoses that Bundy suffered from.

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  27. JW is a piece of shit and a bully. I have had online dealings with him and he is a mix of savior/sadist.

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  28. I suspect most of the guys are pretending they don't like what is happening to them in these videos. The bulk of these men are not homeless and as for exploiting the women, its not like they are forced to fight naked or have sex with these guys. You don't have to look hard around the internet to find sites where men PAY hundreds of dollars to be beaten up by women! JW comes across as a fairly nasty character, but I feel his business is being misrepresented by the media. If people in the area feel strongly about Shefights, they should offer men willing to participate $50 not to do it. I think you'll find most of them would turn it down.

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  29. It's been a year and the site is still alive and well. And to compare the guy to ted bundy? Bundy was a serial killer. This guy stages fights in his garage. How is that the same. Plus, the site takes volunteers, they don't just seek out random homeless people and beat them. They show up knowing full well what they are getting into. Don't get me wrong, this is sick, but don't expect me to feel sympathetic to people who take a beating for money when there are other options for the homeless to get help.

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  30. You think this crap is sick go read the max fisch website where williams promoted his wares. They discuss being human toilets and feel its their rights to choose what they do no matter how depraved or sick it may be.

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  31. This is a consensual website and the busybodies bringing this to court should be forced to pay all court fees when Jeff Williams and Shefights beats them in court. Talk about frivolous legal cases. Get a life.

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  32. Jeff is still in business and his clip store is still making money. The videos have been made available here: http://clips4sale.com/20653 His partner/friend is taking over is shooting locations and using the same women keeping them employed. They call the new store "Reality Scissor Girls" located here: http://www.clips4sale.com/studio/26416/Reality-Girls-Scissors#startingpoint Same girls, same locations.

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  33. I have been following this thread and the guy who posted just a while ago above me is close. The who owns Reality Scissor Girls (Tony) does video tape now using all the same ladies (if you call them that) and has access to the same locations in Florida. The newest content sold on a fetish clip site. http://www.clips4sale.com/studio/28363 hope this helps because the guy above posted different links.

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  34. THE GUY IS BACK! http://clips4sale.com/studio/1668#startingpoint

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