INTERVIEW BY: JOHN WISNIEWSKI
JOHN: Why did you write “Rat Pack Party Girl?”
JOHN: Was it difficult to recall certain events to write the book?
JANE McCORMICK: Yes. I still have nightmares of my stepfather molesting me in my bed. I suffer PTSD from it today.
JOHN: Do survivors of abuse and advocates of women’s rights often speak with you, and relate their stories?
JANE McCORMICK: After writing my first book in 2007, “Breaking My Silence: Confessions of a Rat Pack Party Girl and sex-trade survivor,” I felt it was important to start a local cable show to bring awareness to the public about non-profit organizations, survivor stories, law enforcement, college programs, etc., so victims can find help and others could learn more about prostitution and its foundation.
Rat Pack Party Girl: From Prostitute to Women’s Advocate, takes my life step farther, explaining my struggles to get out of prostitution, my fight to protect my daughters and finding support and happiness with the woman I’m with today.
JOHN: Did you like meeting different and famous people, and did you get caught up in a life style?
JANE McCORMICK: First of all, I wouldn’t have been with these guys if it wasn’t for the “big” money. As I described in the book, when Dean Martin was ironing one-hundred-dollar bills on the bar or when Frank and the guys threw hundred-dollar chips on the craps table, I thought, why not just give me the money so I could go home and be with Johnny. Money was like water in Vegas during the 60s, and these “johns” were my tricks! All of them were wealthy and some extremely talented. And yes, I got caught up in the rich life style. Who wouldn’t like to be treated like a queen and many times the crowd asked me for my autograph when I was with them.
JOHN: Do you recall good times, as well as sad?
JANE McCORMICK: Of course I do! The good times were plenty and the sad times were brutal. For instance, Johnny loved it when I brought a lot of money home and threw it on the bed. He treated me like a groomed stallion. But when I wanted to stop turning tricks, he beat me physically and mentally. I was his money maker and he loved to spend it on cars, land, mobile homes, cloths, jewelry, motorcycles, yachts and himself. He was in control and I wanted to keep him happy so he wouldn’t beat me.