My name is Marti MacGibbon, and I’m a human trafficking survivor. In 1985, I was a standup comic with a scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Despite my success, my recreational drug use spiraled into addiction, and I became entangled in the San Francisco drug scene. This fact, and an abusive relationship I was desperate to escape from⎯made me vulnerable to traffickers. I was trafficked from San Francisco to Tokyo and found myself completely under the control of Japanese organized crime figures⎯threatened, brutalized, isolated, and absolutely terrified.