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#1 QueenTiye

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 03:48 PM

https://www.nbcnewyo...-480387783.html

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WHAT TO KNOW

  • "Smallville" actress Allison Mack was arrrested by the FBI on Friday

  • She faces charges in connection to the case against Keith Raniere, founder of a group called Nxivm

  • Authorities allege Raniere ran the group as a sex cult; Mack has been widely described as a key associate of his

Actress Allison Mack recruited slaves into a pyramid scheme for the benefit of alleged sex cult leader Keith Raniere, federal prosecutors said in an indictment unsealed against her Friday.


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#2 Virgil Vox

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 04:54 PM

I had heard rumblings about this on another board but didn't pay too much attention to it at the time. If the allegations are true this is pretty terrible. I know Kristin Kreuk was interviewed because she was involved with Nxivm but she said all she did was take a course they were offering.
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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:12 PM

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 07:58 PM

^Yes it is. I've read that she might be taking a plea deal so we will have to see how that works out.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:36 PM

:down: :waah:

I really liked Allison Mack as Chloe Sullivan and to find that she got involved with NXIVM is disheartening; especially when it appears she was actively recruiting for them.

It leaves me wondering just what the heck happened that she’d go down that path.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 10:22 PM

So sad and impossible to understand.  I really want to know why
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Posted 29 April 2018 - 05:13 PM

The only explanation is mental illness.  That little silicon chip that the Boomtown Rats sang about. The human brain is as vulnerable to defect and damage as anything else.
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#8 Christopher

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 06:00 PM

View PostRJDiogenes, on 29 April 2018 - 05:13 PM, said:

The only explanation is mental illness.  That little silicon chip that the Boomtown Rats sang about. The human brain is as vulnerable to defect and damage as anything else.

I doubt that. Contrary to societal stigmas and glib pop psychology, mentally ill people are more often the victims of abuse, violence, and exploitation than the perpetrators of it. If someone is functional enough to convincingly persuade people to follow her into a cult, then she's probably sane. But our society has all sorts of exploitations and abuses of women woven into its fabric, and sometimes women can be manipulated into going along with them and believing they're actually beneficial. It's not a mental defect, it's a societal defect.

Surely in the wake of Harvey Weinstein, Andrew Kreisberg, Trump, and others, we should recognize how many sexually abusive and manipulative authority figures there are pervading the entertainment industry, and how much pressure there has always been for women to submit to being sexualized and used. And those pressures are not limited to that industry. Women face them every day. There's no telling what kind of mistreatment Mack may have endured in her life that made her receptive to being drawn into a cult. People who join cults have usually been treated badly by life and have poor self-esteem and little hope. They'll latch onto anything that feels like it gives their lives sense and purpose, and that makes them vulnerable to exploitation, and to being convinced that they have a duty to help exploit others in turn.
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#9 Kosh

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 05:58 PM

Well daid Christopher. Hollywood is a jungle. The more that comes out the worse it gets.
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