The Exodus Road – Matt Parker and Laura Parker Exposed
The Exodus Road was started by Matt (LinkedIn profile was removed after we linked to his expensive consultation fees) and Laura Parker, they both moved to Thailand and wanted to stay long-term. So, they had an idea to start a charity to be able to stay there long term. Their financials say that Matt Parker, the current CEO, pays himself around 148,000 USD a year and his wife Laura Parker 130,000 USD a year (278,000 USD a year (9,839,760 THB) just from the charity) the average salary in Thailand is a lot lower, because the cost of living is probably 500 USD a month maximum. The Exodus Road also sends 347,367 USD to Thailand per year for “operation costs” (entertainment, etc), and for the Freedom Home 160,306 USD per year in Thailand. It’s not a coincidence that the costs are very high in the country where Matt Parker and Laura Parker mostly reside.
“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 encouragement of sexualized behavior with women in bars and brothels as part of going “undercover,”
- Several instances among office workers of sexually inappropriate language.
- Charity donations being used for drinking and partying with prostitutes
- Using charity donation money for sex with prostitutes
- Excessive gain, lavish salaries, and lifestyle for top management focused on personal gain as opposed to saving women
- Paying corrupt countries to throw innocent people into court
- Charging married volunteers 4500 USD to go to bars under the guise of helping charity
- The demeaning treatment of staff
- The size of the salaries paid to the two top employees, who are a married couple
- The methodology the organization uses to count the people it says it rescues.
- Visiting open-air beer bars looking for girls that used fake/friends’ IDs to get bar work and making them say they were forced to have sex. This isn’t rescuing anyone.
- Then, when unable to find trafficked girls, they try to plant 16- or 17- years olds using an older sister’s ID in unsuspecting bars to justify the charity’s existence. So, the only girls that they are rescuing are girls that they are planting themselves to continue collecting donations from unsuspecting good people.
- Not telling business owners if an underage girl has tricked their way into work, not rescuing them, just making sure they can get a solid conviction before they do anything months later.
Witnesses/co signers below (mostly ex-staff of The Exodus Road)
How does the Exodus Road make so much money? (they spend 3.5m per year on salaries, entertainment and travel)
The Exodus Road does not rescue people that want to be rescued, they sneak around bars at night time with illegal hidden cameras looking for easy targets using charityy donation money and having sex with prostitutes for undercover work. (links to other articles as evidence are further down and in the open letter ) In the sex industry, many women use fake/borrowed ID cards to try and get sex work, and occasionally business owners are fooled.
Instead of The Exodus road warning business owners about any underage girls working in their bars, they look for a girl that is willing to testify for gain. They target open-air bars in Thailand where women freely come and go. Once they find a slightly underage lady (that chose to work in the sex industry) they force them to say that they were forced to have sex and give them a generous salary while the trial is going on. They justify spending donation money in bars with prostitutes under the guise that they are looking for problems.
This method saves them a lot of money, no need to investigate or look in dangerous places where real women are in need of rescue. (Other charities said it’s very rare sex workers are forced to have sex, its mostly child labor they help with) This is why The Exodus Road uses corrupt countries, so they can work with law enforcement.
Then, when unable to find trafficked girls, they try to plant 16- or 17- years olds using an older sister’s ID in unsuspecting bars to justify the charity’s existence. So, the only girls that they are rescuing are girls that they are planting themselves to continue collecting donations from unsuspecting good people.
People are going around offering staff at nightlife venues in Thailand 20,000 baht to employ underage women, this is around the time that the exodus road is causing raids on innocent bar owners. They save money by setting people up so they can get large salaries but then innocent people go to jail.
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.
What does the religion they hide behind say about these acts of setting innocent people up?
‘Jeremiah 22:3 (NIV) “This is what the LORD says: ‘Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.”
“Proverbs 17:15 New International Version (NIV)
Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent— the LORD detests them both.”
Why are they unethical?
They should be rescuing genuine human trafficking cases because that is what the donators think they are paying for. But, they are doing it the cheap way, using donators’ money to pay for sex, paying corrupt countries/people to create problems for them, and using donators’ money to hang around in bars all day talking to many attractive girls, so they can stumble across an underage girl. (The girls use friends/fake IDs to get jobs, so how do the volunteers find out??). We have been informed that some informants have sex while undercover to get 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.
A few people asked why The Exodus Road does not rescue people in the USA, because investigations are way too expensive and there is less money left over for high salaries and bar/brothel expenses. Also, it’s not as much fun as hanging around in bars and running up undercover bar operation expenses. This is the exact reason why they don’t go after genuine human trafficking cases in other countries because it’s expensive. So, they would rather throw innocent business owners in jail in corrupt countries while hiding behind religion to get all the donations in with good faith that they are doing a good job.
Matt complains about working with corrupt countries like Thailand but says this online to force them to throw innocent people into court. Because officials are scared of being accused of receiving bribes, however, he pays people at lower levels to create problems. But at the same time he takes advantage of corruption to get results for good online stats for 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?