Fears Nachawati is filing lawsuits on behalf of human trafficking victims—those trafficked for either the illicit sex trade, or indentured labor or servitude. Human trafficking is a $32 billion a year criminal enterprise, one that has invaded every single state in America.
Human trafficking has grown to epidemic levels and is one of the largest and fastest growing enterprises in the United States. Whether for sex or for labor, it is pervasive in nearly every major city in the United States and is often hiding in plain sight. According to the State Department, the United States is in the top three countries from which sex and human trafficking victims are trafficked; Mexico and Honduras are the others. Thousands of men, women, and children—both domestic and foreign—are thought to be forced into modern-day slavery every year, right here in the United States. These illicit businesses are profitable ones—they net roughly $32 billion a year in the United States and $150 billion worldwide. Sex trafficking accounts for $99 billion a year in profit.
This crime has been allowed to balloon, thanks in part to abhorrently complicit companies. Human traffickers rely on cooperation from legitimate businesses to enable their modern-day slavery enterprises, companies we know and see every day: hotel and motel chains, massage parlors, nail salons, truck stops, casinos, resorts, nightclubs. These establishments and others have allowed criminal trafficking to flourish, turning a blind eye in favor of their bottom line. That cooperation—whether negligently or purposefully given—has enabled traffickers to victimize tens of thousands of men, women, and children.
These companies had a legal and ethical responsibility to do something—to not look the other way in the face of these atrocities. But they didn’t. Rather, they did nothing and profited. This is where the civil court system steps in and provides access to justice for trafficking victims.
If you are a victim of human trafficking, we may be able to help you. Contact us today for a confidential and free discussion.