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Current The NXIVM "cult"

Discussion in 'Crime' started by Werewolf, May 9, 2018.

  1. Werewolf

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    This story surfaced late last year, but I'd never heard of it or the people involved until a couple of months ago. Basically this NXIVM "cult" recruited young women, forced them into sexual slavery with the insidious leader Keith Raniere, and branded with his initials. His main sidekick appears to have been the actress Allison Mack. Here are a couple of articles from ABC news:

    Smallville actress Allison Mack charged over alleged role in sex trafficking case

    Updated the other day with the pre-trial hearing, and the likelihood of more arrests to come:

    Smallville actress Allison Mack appears in court alongside NXIVM leader Keith Raniere

     

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    Also the sex trafficking of children has been confirmed, apparently girls down to the ages of 12:

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    Haven't really been following this lately, but there were more arrests from this case last week. I'll update with details.

    Apologies for taking so long. Wealthy equestrian and philanthropist Clare Bronfman was arrested for being involved:

     
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    Interesting cult. I was just watching some stuff on youtube.

    They sure do seem to get a lot of good looking women involvded. I thought the branding of them was a nice touch.
     
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    This cult has been around for a lot longer than I'd thought, they seem to have flown under the radar somehow. I can't see really what their leader has got going for him but it was totally lost on me with Charles Manson and the Bagwan as well. Raniere is just a bit tidier and wears designer clothes.

    Interested to see how Allison Mack fares in court, she's looking at fifteen years for sex trafficking. Already admitted prior to her arrest the branding with a laser was all her idea, she neglected to tell most of the women who fell for it they were being permanently scarred with hers and Raniere's initials.

    Imagine if Harvey Weinstein had insisted all the women he slept with be branded.
     
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    They were branded the old fashioned way - using a red hot poker :eek:
     
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    Whatever they used, it looks very untidy ... and hurt a lot

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