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NXIVM co-founder Nancy Salzman expected to plead guilty in sex-cult case

Nancy Salzman faces a single count of racketeering conspiracy and is accused of stealing email addresses and passwords from perceived enemies.            [Author: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle]
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Co-Founder of Cultlike Group Where Women Were Branded Is Expected to Plead Guilty

Nancy Salzman, who helped found Nxivm, will plead guilty to charges contained in federal racketeering indictment against the organization.
Tags: News, Human Trafficking, New York State, Nancy, Keith, Salzman, Albany (NY, Racketeering and Racketeers, Nxivm, Raniere, Nancy Salzman

Allison Mack Used Scientology To Defend NXIVM In Court

How do you defend a sex cult? Lawyers for the leader of alleged sex-trafficking cult NXIVM, Keith Raniere, and prominent member Smallville actor Allison Mack plan to use Scientology as the basis for their case.Papers filed by Mack’s lawyers in Brooklyn federal court on Friday cited a 2009 case in which a couple unsuccessfully sued the Church Of Scientology for forced labor, one of the central accusations against the NXIVM leaders, Deadline reports. In the Scientology case, a judge ruled that th...
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AK Monthly Recap: November 2018

This month was about…Kenyamerica? It’s hard to define this month as a whole — I spent the first 10 days in Kenya, enjoying the brilliant sunshine, and the final 20 days living a low-key life in the chilly, damp northeast US. That’s how much of my life has been lately. I live a normal life in New York most of the time, then I go on a trip and it’s like I’ve jumped into someone else’s life. It’s not quite as extreme as in 2012, when my broke ass spent a night in the cheapest hostel in London I co...
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How Cults Make Money

The way a cult organizes itself isn't unlike a business. Often, there is a business front to a cult, whether they are selling a product, service, or their lifestyle brand. "Common symbols, common culture, common vocabulary, common rituals, and a common hero icon. Am I talking about a cult or a brand? I’m talking about all of them," said Prince Ghuman, a researcher and professor of neuro-marketing at Hult International Business School to Refinery29.Cults can't just survive on good feelings alone...
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The Wild Story Of The Heiress Who Gave Her Fortune To NXIVM

Clare Bronfman has been a tireless champion and financial benefactor to the headline-making alleged cult NXIVM for decades. That is a choice that has lead her from her perch as a multimillion-dollar heiress and award-winning equestrian to squandering her fortune and being charged with conspiracy and criminal racketeering.Clare and her sister Sara, who are daughters of billionaire businessman Edgar M. Bronfman, first joined NXIVM in the early 2000s when it was still known as a small group in Alb...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York Times, Lindsay Lohan, Fiji, Keith, Sara, Clare, Albany NY, Bronfman, MEGHAN MARKLE, Edgar M Bronfman, Nxivm, Raniere, Keith Raniere, Allison Mack

Heiress Charged With Supporting Sex-Trafficking Operation

Clare Bronfman spent millions on NXIVM, a group which prosecutors say enslaved women. She pleaded not guilty in federal court on Tuesday and was released on a $100 million bond.(Image credit: Mary Altaffer/AP)
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Seagram heiress arrested as part of case against Nxivm 'sex cult'

A multimillionaire heiress to the Seagram liquor empire has been arrested and charged with running a criminal enterprise, as part of proceedings against members of the Nxivm “sex cult”. The group garnered headlines for an initiation ritual that reportedly included branding founder Keith Raniere's initials on women, attempts to recruit celebrities, and accusations by prosecutors that members were turned into sex slaves for Mr Raniere. Clare Bronfman, 39, a British-educated aspiring Olympic s...
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Seagram heiress charged in case against self-help guru Raniere

Seagram liquor heiress Clare Bronfman and three other people were arrested on Tuesday on charges that they helped run a criminal enterprise for self-help guru Keith Raniere, who was charged with sex trafficking earlier this year, prosecutors said. Federal prosecutors charged Bronfman, a high-ranking member of Raniere's Albany, New York-based organization Nxivm, with racketeering conspiracy in an indictment unsealed in Brooklyn federal court. Nxivm president Nancy Salzman, her daughter Lauren S...
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Clare Bronfman, Seagram's liquor heiress, arrested in sex trafficking case

Clare Bronfman is a longtime member of NXIVM and has helped bankroll its operations.            [Author: Albany Bureau]
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Seagram Heiress Clare Bronfman Charged With Racketeering, Sex Trafficking in NXIVM Sex Cult Case

Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman was among four women charged with racketeering, sex trafficking, and other crimes in connection with the sex cult case brought against Keith Raniere and former “Smallville” star Allison Mack. The indictments unsealed on Tuesday added 10 counts of racketeering to the federal sex trafficking charges already pending against Raniere and Mack. […]
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Seagram Heiress Clare Bronfman Charged With Racketeering, Identity Theft in NXIVM Sex Cult Case

Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman was among four women charged with racketeering and other crimes in connection with the sex cult case brought against Keith Raniere and former “Smallville” star Allison Mack. The indictments unsealed on Tuesday added 10 counts of racketeering to the federal sex trafficking charges already pending against Raniere and Mack. Bronfman and […]
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Seagram’s heiress arrested in NXIVM sex-trafficking case

NEW YORK (AP) — An heiress to the Seagram’s liquor fortune was arrested Tuesday in connection with her work with NXIVM, a self-help group in upstate New York that is accused of branding some of its female followers and forcing them into unwanted sex. Clare Bronfman, a daughter of the late billionaire philanthropist and former […]
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WH Deputy Chief Of Staff Joe Hagin To Leave Trump Admin, Exit Government

White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin is stepping down from that role and exiting the government for the private sector, the White House said Tuesday. Hagin played a central role in organizing President Donald Trump’s recent summit with North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un in Singapore, and prior to serving in the Trump administration was a part of the Regan administration and both Bush administrations. Reports emerged before the Singapore summit that Hagin was looking to leave th...
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The New York Times Dives Into 'Sex Cult' Nxivm's Scientology-Like Improvement Program, Secret Subgroups, & 'Master'/'Slave' Human Branding!

Many have wondered about the inner workings of Nxivm, a so-called "sex-slave cult" disguised as a self-help program, ever since former members came out last year to accuse the organization of mental abuse, manipulation, and human branding. Now, thanks to an exposé published by The New York Times, we know a little bit more about how the organization was run, the philosophies that shaped it, and most chillingly, what members had to go through to become a "badass" -- Nxivm's term for a self actuali...
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Feature: The ‘Sex Cult’ That Preached Empowerment

Why did female members of Nxivm follow a guru named Keith Raniere, who now stands accused of sex trafficking? He made them feel like they were in control.
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Smallville Actress Turned Alleged Sex Cult Henchman Allison Mack Apparently Married THIS Battlestar Galactica Alum Prior To Arrest!

The details surrounding Allison Mack's life just get odder and odder. As you surely know, the Smallville actress has been at the center of several negative headlines, as she was recently arrested for her part in the operation of alleged sex cult Nxivm. No, really. Related: Allison Tried To Recruit Emma Watson & Kelly Clarkson In April, the industry vet was booked on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit forced labor. She was released on a $5 million bai...
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The Latest: 'Smallville' actress leaves Brooklyn courthouse

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on actress charged in NXIVM case (all times local):
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Smallville's Allison Mack was allegedly a 'top member' of cult that abused women

Actor may be first leader to face punishment for involvement in Nxivm, a group that forced members to conform to sexual demandsAs she was led from court in Brooklyn on Friday, Allison Mack appeared to wipe away a tear. The actor, best known for a role in the TV series Smallville, had entered a plea of not guilty to sex trafficking and forced labor charges which carry mandatory minimum sentences of 15 years and could lead to life in jail. Related: Smallville actor Allison Mack pleads not guilt...
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This NY Post cover seems not to be taking this "sex cult" — with "a perv" and "a slave" — very seriously.

But it caught my attention because I'm having my own trouble understanding what's wrong with a sex cult. People are allowed to enter into voluntary relationships in which they adopt a slave role, aren't they? The crimes are, we're told, sex trafficking and forced labor. The Post article doesn't work terribly hard at framing this as a crime (other than using the word "forced" and "made" (and note that what is "forced" is labor, not sex):The actress first lured the women into the secret society wi...
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Allison Mack of ‘Smallville’ Is Charged With Sex Trafficking

The actress helped gain recruits for a group called Nxivm, which promoted itself as helping women but that forced them to have sex with its leader, federal prosecutors said.
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Smallville actress Allison Mack arrested in New York sex trafficking case

An actress who starred in the US television series Smallville has been arrested on charges of sex trafficking. Allison Mack, 35, was accused of recruiting sex slaves for a self-help guru and helping to brand them with his initials. Mack featured in Smallville, a show about Clark Kent's childhood in Kansas before he becomes known as Superman, which ran from 2001 to 2011. The actress played Chloe Sullivan, one of the main character's best friends  She later became involved with a group c...
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Former Cult Spokesperson Expects Smallville's Allison Mack to Be Arrested Soon

The story about Smallville star Allison Mack allegedly recruiting for a sex slave cult (which allegedly held women as sex slaves and branded them, explore background here) takes on new myelinizating algebramagical dimensions of crazy:Read more...
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Smallville Star Kristin Kreuk Denies Luring Women Into Sex Cult Alongside Costar Allison Mack!

Kristin Kreuk is denying reports that she recruited women as "sex slaves" for NXIVM, the sex cult disguised as a self-improvement group. Days after co-founder Keith Raniere was arrested in his $10,000-a-week Mexican villa and charged by federal prosecutors, the New York Post reported that the Smallville actress was used as a lure to bring in other women into the abusive cult. Related: Dynasty Star Fighting To Save Her Daughter From NXIVM The report claimed that Kreuk signed up for the group arou...
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Allison Mack Had ‘Slaves,’ Claims Ex-NXIVM Member, Calls For Her Arrest

After news of the possible arrest of 35-year-old “Smallville” actress Allison Mack for her supposed part in sex cult NXIVM spread, a former member has spoken out on what went behind the closed doors.  Susan Done who formerly ran NXIVM’s Washington training center, opened up about her experience at the organization which allegedly branded women and pressured them into acting as sex slaves.
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Man Branded Women With His Initials and Made Them Sex Slaves, Police Say

(NEW YORK) — The leader of a secretive group in upstate New York turned female followers into brainwashed “slaves” who were branded with his initials and coerced into having sex, authorities alleged on Monday in a criminal complaint charging him with sex-trafficking. Keith Raniere, co-founder of the group called Nxivm, was arrested in Mexico and…
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Self-help guru accused of branding women is charged with sex trafficking

An American self-help guru accused of presiding over a secretive society of female sex slaves branded with his initials has been arrested in Mexico after fleeing from New York state. Keith Raniere, 57, co-founder of the group called Nxivm, was returned to Texas on Monday, according to prosecutors, and is due to appear in court on Tuesday. He is charged with sex trafficking and conspiracies that could see him jailed for between 15 years and life if convicted. The criminal complaint, filed by pros...
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Charges Filed Against Leader of Secretive Group Where Women Were Branded

Federal authorities arrested Keith Raniere, the head of Nxivm, and charged him with forcing women to engage in sex, according to a complaint.
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Co-founder of 'self-help' group arrested and charged with sex trafficking

Authorities allege co-founder of ‘self-help’ group Nxivm branded female followers, coerced them into having sex and restricted their dietThe leader of a self-described self-help group in upstate New York turned female followers into “slaves” who were branded with his initials and coerced into having sex, authorities alleged on Monday in a criminal complaint charging him with sex-trafficking. Keith Raniere, co-founder of the group called Nxivm, was arrested in Mexico and returned to Texas on Mond...
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Federal Officials Reportedly Investigating Group Where Women Were Branded

Some women who joined a secret sorority within the group, called Nxivm, were branded with a symbol that incorporated the initials of the group’s leader.
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