The Exodus Road – CEO Matt Parker and Laura Parker Uncovered
Matt (whose LinkedIn profile was removed due to our discovery of his high consultation fees) and Laura Parker initiated The Exodus Road when they relocated to Thailand with the intention of establishing a long-term presence. Their vision was to create a charity that would facilitate their extended stay. According to financial records, the current CEO, Matt Parker, compensates himself with an annual salary of approximately 148,000 USD, while his wife, Laura Parker, receives 130,000 USD per year. This results in a combined income of 278,000 USD annually (equivalent to 9,839,760 THB) solely from the charity.
It is noteworthy that the average salary in Thailand is significantly lower, likely not exceeding 500 USD per month due to the comparatively lower cost of living. The Exodus Road also allocates 347,367 USD per year to Thailand for “operation costs,” which may include entertainment expenses, among others. Additionally, they allocate 160,306 USD annually for the Freedom Home in Thailand. The notably high costs incurred in the country where Matt Parker and Laura Parker primarily reside may not be a mere coincidence.
“Celeste McGee, the executive director and founder of the anti-trafficking organization Dton Naam, which helps boys and transgender sex workers, pointed out that the Parkers together earned $23,000 a month.
“That feels staggeringly shocking,” said McGee. “Two people don’t need $23,000 a month,” even if they are living between Thailand and the U.S.”
Exodus Road Financials https://theexodusroad.com/financials/
This article will cover the following problems with The Exodus Road
The methodology employed by the organization raises serious ethical concerns, as evident from the following disturbing practices:
- Encouraging sexualized behavior with women in bars and brothels under the guise of going “undercover.”
- Instances of sexually inappropriate language among office workers.
- Misuse of charity donations for drinking and partying, including activities with prostitutes.
- Diverting charity funds for personal gain, manifested through excessive salaries and lavish lifestyles for top management, prioritizing personal gain over the cause of saving women.
- Paying corrupt countries to unjustly prosecute innocent individuals.
- Charging married volunteers a hefty fee of 4500 USD, ostensibly for charity work, while engaging in activities related to bars.
- Demeaning treatment of staff within the organization.
- Questionable practices involving the sizable salaries of the married couple occupying top positions.
- Dubious counting methodologies employed by the organization to inflate the numbers of people claimed to be rescued.
- Engaging in questionable actions such as visiting open-air beer bars, attempting to identify girls with fake or borrowed IDs, and coercing them into claiming they were forced into sex. This approach is criticized for not genuinely rescuing anyone.
- Planting 16- or 17-year-olds in bars using older sisters’ IDs when unable to find trafficked girls. This tactic raises suspicions about the authenticity of the charity’s rescue efforts, suggesting a motive to justify continued donation collection.
- Failing to inform business owners when an underage girl has deceived her way into employment, with no genuine rescue efforts, but rather delaying action until a solid conviction can be obtained months later.
These practices collectively paint a troubling picture of an organization engaged in ethically questionable activities under the guise of charitable work.
Witnesses/co signers below (mostly ex-staff of The Exodus Road)
How does the Exodus Road make so much money?
The Exodus Road employs questionable tactics in its supposed rescue operations, diverging from traditional rescue approaches. Instead of targeting individuals genuinely seeking rescue, the organization opts for covert operations in bars at night, utilizing illegal hidden cameras funded by charity donations. There are instances where members engage in undercover work, involving sexual encounters with prostitutes. The evidence supporting these claims is detailed in additional articles and an open letter.
Within the sex industry, women often use fake or borrowed ID cards to enter sex work, occasionally deceiving business owners. Surprisingly, rather than informing bar owners about underage girls in their employ, The Exodus Road seeks out individuals willing to testify for personal gain. They focus on open-air bars in Thailand, where women enter and exit freely. Identifying slightly underage women, the organization coerces them into claiming they were forced into sex, providing a generous salary during the trial. The justification for spending donation money in bars with prostitutes is framed as an effort to uncover problems.
This approach, however, appears to be a cost-saving measure, avoiding the need for investigation in genuinely perilous situations where women may require rescue. Other charities note that instances of sex workers being forced into the profession are rare, with a primary focus on combating child labor. The Exodus Road’s collaboration with corrupt countries facilitates cooperation with law enforcement.
In cases where trafficked individuals cannot be found, the organization resorts to planting 16- or 17-year-olds using an older sister’s ID in unsuspecting bars, seemingly to validate the charity’s existence. Consequently, the individuals supposedly rescued are those strategically placed by The Exodus Road, perpetuating the collection of donations from unsuspecting individuals.
Disturbingly, there are reports of people offering nightlife venue staff in Thailand financial incentives to employ underage women. This occurs concurrently with The Exodus Road orchestrating raids on innocent bar owners. The organization’s cost-saving measures may result in setting up individuals for large salaries while leading innocent people to incarceration.
Why do they mask identities and don’t seem to have any addresses online?
Most human trafficking organizations have real rescue homes, CEOs and staff do not hide their names, and they have real social media accounts. Check out this genuine charity in Thailand. https://thefreedomstory.org/ They rescue children from labor camps and it costs a lot more money to investigate and look after them. One of the tragedies of The Exodus Roads’ existence is that it’s taking money away from genuine charities that do a good job. The Freedom Story is how human trafficking charities should act, fixing problems instead of creating them.
The Exodus Road’s undercover staff are all sneaking around in Thailand’s girly bars having fun and sex and sending innocent bar owners to jail, of which none of them knowingly employed an underage girl. The charity knows this but the conviction results on paper are more important than real rescues.
Why are they unethical?
The organization should prioritize rescuing individuals involved in genuine human trafficking cases, aligning with donors’ expectations. However, they seem to be taking a cost-effective approach, utilizing donor funds for questionable practices. This includes using money to pay for sexual encounters, collaborating with corrupt entities to orchestrate incidents, and spending donor money to spend extended periods in bars, engaging in conversations with numerous attractive girls with the intent of stumbling upon an underage individual. The challenge arises in identifying such cases, as girls often use fake IDs or rely on friends to secure jobs, leaving volunteers in the dark about their true ages. Disturbingly, there have been reports suggesting that some informants engage in sexual activities while undercover, purportedly to extract more information.
Matt Parker says that even though the girls freely worked in bars by themselves, that because they are 16/17 years old, that is therefore against their will, therefore the Exodus Road is creating dishonest human trafficking cases for more donations. Then the underage girls (they plant) are threatened with the law for using fake/friends’ IDs and paid a salary to say that they were forced to have sex even in the face of all the evidence that they tricked the business owner with someone else’s ID and sought out clients by themselves. Most of the volunteers are using it as an excuse to get away from the family for some fun.
Matt expresses dissatisfaction with collaborating with corrupt countries such as Thailand, yet he openly shares these grievances online to pressure them into unjustly prosecuting innocent individuals. Recognizing that officials fear accusations of bribery, he resorts to compensating individuals at lower levels to instigate issues. Simultaneously, he exploits corruption to achieve favorable outcomes that contribute to positive online statistics, potentially attracting more donations.
We are looking for whistleblowers and more people to help us stop this evil force. Other human trafficking charities that do ethical work have much better use for the money that they are blowing in bars and on a lavish lifestyle in Thailand.
Matt Parker is charging charities 250 USD an hour to teach them how to raise money for their charities, does this sound like a charitable man?