Monday, April 8, 2019

Actress guilty of cult sex-trafficking (video)

Associated Press (via; CBC; Ashley Wells, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Utah beauty: What kind of society do we have, as we explain ourselves to ourselves through Hollywood? The sort of society in which young women are sexually exploited and killed -- and, if they're beautiful, they'll make headlines (AP).

"Smallville" actress pleads guilty in sex-trafficking case
NEW YORK, New York - TV actress Allison Mack pleaded guilty Monday to charges she was involved in a scheme to turn women into sex slaves for the spiritual leader of a cult-like upstate New York group, a development that came on the same day jury selection began for a federal trial in the case.

(DH) Did NXIVM's American cult leader Keith "Vanguard" Raniere use MK-Ultra mind control?
Self-admitted criminal sex-trafficker Allison Mack of NXIVM self cult (AP).
It's a good time to read Bonk
Allison Mack, 36, wept as she admitted her crimes and apologized to the women who prosecutors say were exploited by Keith Raniere and the purported self-help group called NXIVM [pronounced "Nexium"].

"I believed Keith Raniere's intentions were to help people, and I was wrong," Mack told a Brooklyn judge.
Mack -- best known for her role as a young Superman's close friend on the series Smallville -- said that after months of reflection since her arrest, "I know I can and will be a better person."

Kathy Russell, NXIVM member, leaves court
The actress is to be sentenced Sept. 11 on two racketeering counts that each carry maximum terms of 20 years in prison. However, it's likely she would face far less time under sentencing guidelines.
The plea means Mack will avoid going to trial with Raniere, wealthy heiress Clare Bronfman, and another member of Raniere's inner circle, Kathy Russell. All have pleaded not guilty and denied any wrongdoing.
About two hours after Mack's guilty plea, potential jurors got their first glimpse of the jailed Raniere at a proceeding where they were instructed on questionnaires to be filled out as a first step in the selection process. Opening statements are scheduled for April 29 for a trial that is expected to last up to six weeks. More

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