By Rebecca Drew
THIS FORMER Babestation model escaped her abusive pimp after enduring three-years of abuse which included being forced to give heroin to other prostitutes and has now dedicated her life to combating this evil form of sexual exploitation.
Before being drawn into a world of parties, sex and drugs, charity fundraiser and life coach, Samantha Browne (28), originally from Manchester, UK, was a confident 16-year-old who was just starting her A-levels, juggling this with a weekend job at Home Bargains.
It was at this time that Samantha met ‘Becky’, a girl who lured her into a seemingly glamourous lifestyle of clubbing, 24-hour parties, drug dealers and cocaine that she’d only ever seen before in the movies. When she turned 17, Samantha was introduced to escorting and even landed a job on Babestation where she would earn up to £50-an-hour.
Realising how successful she could be, she immediately dropped out of sixth form and moved to London at 18 to pursue a career making adult movies where she partied with celebrities, adorned herself with Louis Vuitton and attended swingers’ parties – a lifestyle she loved at the time.
“I met Becky when I was sixteen and she showed me a lifestyle whilst slowly grooming me to accept the life of the adult industry,” explained Samantha.
“Me and Becky became best friends and I was spending a lot of time with her especially at the weekend when she would take me out to clubs with champagne and cocaine and I was surrounded by a lifestyle I had never seen and I near enough wanted to be part of it straight away.
“I guess I was a young girl that was seeing a life that was only in the movies and I wanted to be around it as much as I could.
“When I was 18 I moved to London and me and Becky distanced because she got a boyfriend and I had moved so far away.
“I started to do my own thing in London and got into adult movies and was highly successful, travelling the world, billboards in Australia, calendars with the Daily Sport and I even won UK adult actress of the year in 2008.
“My life before being trafficked might not have been everyone’s cup of tea including my own at this point in my life but let’s just say I lived a life that people sometimes dream of, sex, drugs, rock and roll.
“Partying with celebrities, going to swingers’ parties with princes and princesses. Living it up as an eighteen/nineteen-year-old in London with Louis Vuitton coming out my backside.
“I was out every night or most nights in the week. I can honestly say that my life was a movie even when I wasn’t doing my adult filming and at the time I loved every minute.”
At this time, ‘Becky’, after seeing her success came back into Samantha’s life and secretly began paying her own bills using Samantha’s bank details.
Things soon began to spiral out of control when she was introduced to evil pimp, Stephen McAllister, who promised he would make Samantha a millionaire in just a year by setting up a production company with her.
In reality, McAllister prostituted Samantha all around the country to earn himself up to £5,000-a-week which he claimed was going to the business. She was mentally and physically abused and forced to feed other girls, who he had also promised a better life, heroin as they toured the country.
“He [Stephen] befriended me at first claiming I would be a self-made millionaire in the space of twelve-months and promised me we would build Keisha Kane productions,” she added.
“But all he did was have us prostituting ourselves around the country, ensuring he got his target of between two to five-thousand-pounds-a-week, which was supposedly going to our business.
“It started with mental grooming first to build trust and he also fed the coke habit I had picked up and then it changed to mental abuse, he would say things like if you want to be my woman and get the world, you must do what I say.
“Then it got physical with a slap here or there and then it was sexual where he would force me to give him head and would sometimes beat me whilst I was doing it if I wasn’t doing it right.
“I had to feed girls heroin when they were touring up and down the country with me, these were girls he had took from red light areas and promised them a better life just like me.”
It wasn’t until Samantha met her partner, Mar on a night out in 2012 that she began to realise that Stephen’s abuse was wrong and managed to eventually break away from his lies and manipulation.
She now lives in Birmingham where she works for Amnesty International to help others regain their human rights, she is the leader of the Birmingham Amnesty International Fundraising Team and was responsible for raising more than £50K a year in the time she has worked there. As well as this, she’s working on setting up her own organisation to raise awareness about sex trafficking and hopes to go into schools and work with the police to spread the message.
“I work with Amnesty International because I realised I wanted to be part of helping others with their human rights as I knew mine had been taken away from me,” she added.
“I actually signed up to the charity on the street and asked how I could do this and before I knew it I was the team leader of Birmingham Amnesty International Fundraising Team and can happily say I am responsible for raising over £50,000 a year in the 16 months I have worked for them.
“It’s made me realise that if I can help one person in this world and prevent this happening to them, I’ve done what I am meant to and it will put purpose to my pain.
“We want to work with the justice system and police forces to bring down any illegal brothels, go into schools to teach about online grooming and also set up a counselling structure to help with giving support to girls who have survived similar situations.
“My biggest message in life is that we are here to make choices from our pain and that this can make us bitter or better.
“I want to give strength to any individual out there who has been abused and let them know they are survivors not victims and lastly I want people to put purpose to their pain because what we do today really can make a better tomorrow.”
Stephen McAllister was sentenced to eight-and-a-half-years in prison for controlling prostitutes for gain and controlling sexual exploitation of a child in May 2016. He will be placed on the sex offenders register for life.