'Smallville' actress Allison Mack arrested for alleged role in sex trafficking case

Gnome

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when you lose the attention you crave
I suspect the type of person that becomes a leader in this cult is someone that craves a "master".

IE> I want power but I want to be subservient and not make any serious decisions type personality.
 

Gnome

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Must admit, I though it was Mack too but then thought it was a bit strange for her to be releasing a public statement while she faces charges.
Ditto, was like, you release that then admit guilt?
 

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


Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that has already resulted in charges against former Smallville actress Allison Mack and the group's leader, a prosecutor said.


Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza told a judge at a pre-trial hearing in federal court in Brooklyn the government plans to file a revised indictment naming more defendants in the coming weeks.

Prominent backers of upstate New York-based group NXIVM (pronounced NEX'-ee-um) said they were in the dark about allegations women were forced to have sex with leader Keith Raniere.

Friday's hearing marked the first time Mack and Mr Raniere had seen each other since his arrest this past March in Mexico, where they were staying together in a villa in Puerto Vallarta.

The actress, who is free on bail but under home detention, sat two chairs away from Mr Raniere at the defence table, but there was no interaction. Mr Raniere remains jailed.
More at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-05/smallville-actress-allison-mack-appears-in-court-nxivm/9730806
 

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Allison Mack Uses the Church of Scientology as Part of Her Defense in NXIVM Case

Allison Mack's legal team used the Church of Scientology as part of its defense in her sex trafficking case.
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Mack's attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against her on Friday, Dec. 28. According to court documents obtained by E! News, her team is seeking to "dismiss the four counts brought against her because those charges lack specificity, fail to state a claim under the applicable statutes, and are unconstitutionally vague as applied to her alleged conduct."

In the court document, the former Smallville actress' attorneys cited various court cases to prove their points, including one involving the famed church.

Mack's attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against her on Friday, Dec. 28. According to court documents obtained by E! News, her team is seeking to "dismiss the four counts brought against her because those charges lack specificity, fail to state a claim under the applicable statutes, and are unconstitutionally vague as applied to her alleged conduct."

In the court document, the former Smallville actress' attorneys cited various court cases to prove their points, including one involving the famed church.

Her attorneys added, "The threat of reputational damage and isolation from loved ones therefore did not qualify as serious harm."
Mack's legal team is hoping to have the forced labor charge dropped due to failure to state a claim. They argue Mack "allegedly required personal favors in the context of a club or society membership, and never knowingly obtained or provided 'labor or services'" that were prohibited in the Thirteenth Amendment (i.e. "instances of forced (i) prostitution, (ii) sweatshop work, and (iii) domestic service."

https://www.eonline.com/news/100025...entology-as-part-of-her-defense-in-nxivm-case
At little more in the link.
 
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