is owned and operated by Oklahoma native Brian Bates, aka the original Video Vigilante.

Since 1996, Bates has used his video camera to spotlight the graphic realities of street, forced, underage and organized prostitution. All in an effort to expose the perpetrators, dispel the myths and move the social conscious towards a more realistic awareness of the issue. JohnTV accomplishes this by lifting the veil of anonymity that often empowers the 'Johns' and the pimps by exposing them on this website.

More information is available in the JohnTV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) area.

*Disclaimer: JohnTV takes no stance against, and supports the decriminalization of, 100% consensual, private and unorganized prostitution. 

JohnTV History:

  • 1996 - JohnTV's Brian Bates records his first prostitution confrontation video.
  • 4/3/2002 - Domain name is purchased.
  • 3/2003 - JohnTV is launched online after the City of OKC pulls the plug on their version.
  • 9/10/2005 - JohnTV launches a blog at (last post 3/6/2008).
  • 10/21/2006 - JohnTV joins YouTube.
  • 2008 - JohnTV is invited by YouTube to become a monetized partner.
  • 2009 - Bates is awarded a regional EMMY for his video efforts targeting street drug dealing.
  • 05/2016 - JohnTV revamps website (3rd total revision since conception).

You can contact JohnTV by way of email ( or phone 405-253-4687.