Video sex surveillance camera
On October 21, O'Keefe and Giles released video footage of their visit to the Philadelphia office of ACORN at a National Press Club conference.
They claimed it was to show they had received help there, after an ACORN spokesman had said that the pair had been asked to leave the Philadelphia office.
In the Brooklyn office, Giles and O'Keefe tell a loan counselor they want to buy a house, and that an abusive pimp is "aggressively" pursuing Giles.
She "wanted to leave because it is scary being subjected to a huge man who has control over your life." The ACORN counselor advises her "you get a tin if [he] is going to come beat you...
She came to national attention with James O'Keefe in the United States in September 2009 as a featured player in videos they had filmed secretly in encounters at offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).
At the time, Giles was studying journalism at Florida International University.
Giles dressed as a prostitute, while O'Keefe wore white khakis with a blue dress shirt and/or tie and claimed to be her boyfriend.
" The ACORN employee replies, "no you can't make it up", but tells Giles that she could form a business and state that she provides a service.
Edited videos from the visits to ACORN offices in Baltimore, Washington, D.
C., Brooklyn, San Bernardino, and San Diego were released between September 10 and September 17, 2009, and were used to launch Andrew Breitbart's Big website.
Following the videos' release and extensive media coverage, she dropped out of college to "pursue demands to keep up with public appearances and job offers." who came to national attention in the United States in September 2009 with the release of his ACORN undercover videos.
O'Keefe worked for about a year at the Leadership Institute, led by Morton Blackwell.
In 2009, workers at offices of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a non-profit organization that had been involved for nearly 40 years in voter registration, community organizing and advocacy for low- and moderate-income people, were secretly recorded by conservative activists Hannah Giles and James O'Keefe – and the videos "heavily edited" to create a misleading impression of their activities.