Witness: Self-help guru was both a coward and bully
NEW YORK (AP) — Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a coward during his arrest last year in Mexico on a U.S. sex-trafficking charge and a bully when dealing with a follower who failed to adhere to...
Witness: Self-help guru wanted women to be ‘hungry dogs’
NEW YORK (AP) — Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a taskmaster who expected his female followers to be as obedient as "hungry dogs," whether he wanted them to send nude photos to him or buy him...
Witness testifies on secret society’s ‘sex slave’ initiation
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman testified on Tuesday that shortly after being recruited for a secret "master-slave" society within an upstate New York self-help group she got a disturbing message from her...
‘Smallville’ actress pleads guilty in sex-trafficking case
NEW YORK (AP) — 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,...
Allison Mack pleads guilty in sex slave case
The Latest: Actress Allison Mack pleads guilty
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a trial centered on a cult-like group based in upstate New York (all times local):
TV actress Allison Mack has pleaded guilty in a case...
Judge refuses to put off sex slave trial
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has denied a request by TV actress Allison Mack for more time to negotiate a plea deal in the sex-trafficking case against an upstate New York self-help...
NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges
NEW YORK (AP) — The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group pleaded not guilty on Monday to newly filed child pornography charges at a hearing where it became clear that his...
The Latest: Leader of NY group charged with child porn
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the New York sex slave case (all times local):
The leader of an embattled upstate New York self-help organization has been hit with child...
Funding for defense in NY sex-trafficking case questioned
NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are challenging how defense lawyers are being paid in the case against a self-improvement organization accused of branding female followers.
Court papers say a trust largely funded by Seagram's liquor fortune heiress Clare Bronfman is bankrolling the defense for her five co-defendants in the sex-trafficking case. They include the leader of the secretive upstate New York group called NXIVM, Keith Raniere and TV actress Allison Mack.
Co-founders of self-help group plead not guilty
NEW YORK (AP) — An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune, a TV actress and the co-founders of a purported self-help group appeared in court together for the first time on Wednesday to face charges in a case accusing the group of branding women and forcing them to have unwanted sex.
More arrests expected in case against ‘Smallville’ actress
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that's already resulted in charges against former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack and the group's leader, a prosecutor said Friday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Moira Penza told a judge at a pretrial hearing in federal court in Brooklyn that the government plans to file a revised indictment naming more defendants in the coming weeks.
NOT REAL NEWS: No Clinton tie in Mack’s sex trafficking case
"Smallville" actor Allison Mack is under indictment on sex trafficking charges, but a story being shared online falsely connects the criminal case to Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Rothschild banking family.
The article on nyeveningnews and other sites declares that Mack "confessed that she sold children to the Rothschilds and Clintons during her time in the child sex cult." The story combines falsehoods with information from Mack's actual legal case.
‘Smallville’ actress granted bail in alleged sex cult case
NEW YORK (AP) — Allison Mack, the TV actress who starred in The CW network's "Smallville," was bailed out of jail on Tuesday and met with a chaotic scene outside a courthouse where she's charged with helping recruit women as sex slaves for the leader of a self-improvement group in upstate New York.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on actress charged in NXIVM case (all times local):
The actress granted bail while fighting charges that she helped recruit women into a cult-like group has left a Brooklyn courthouse.
Allison Mack, best known for playing Superman's friend, walked in silence with her lawyers to a waiting car two blocks away as photographers swarmed.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the actress charged with helping to recruit women into a cult-like organization. (all times local):
An actress best known for playing a young Superman's friend has pleaded not guilty to charges she helped recruit women into a cult-like organization.
Allison Mack was charged Friday sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave "master" recruiting women to a group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.
Actress arrested in sex trafficking in ‘guru to stars’ case
NEW YORK (AP) — A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave "master" recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.