1. northexit

    northexit
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    Yes, it's Keith Raniere's initials sideways with Mack's initials under the top line.
     
  2. Ace Harding

    Ace Harding
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    Source? I went to a camp with a kid whose family owned Seagrams.
     
  3. Akira86

    Akira86
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    Sad and sick.

    and some more sad.

    Plus some more goddamn sick. what the fuck?
     
  4. O...M....G! I am floored!!
     
  5. m43lstr0m

    m43lstr0m
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    • User was banned for 24 hours: Making a bizarre, inappropriate joke about video game violence in a serious thread.
    Can someone make a mod of this for Far Cry 5? I think i want to shoot Chloe and Lana in a face.
     
  6. ZattMurdock

    ZattMurdock
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    Not sure if this was posted:

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/p...tion-based-albany-ny-arrested-sex-trafficking

    And here's the link for the full complaint:

    https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/press-release/file/1046381/download

    CC: Trojita
     
  7. PHOENIXZERO

    PHOENIXZERO
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    I saw the previous topic but I don't remember if I posted about it. I remember hearing about her supposedly being in some cult back when Smallville was still on and that she was trying to get Kristen Kreuk into it too or something. Shit's fucked up.
     
  8. ZattMurdock

    ZattMurdock
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    It was the other way around tho. Kristin was there first, introduced Allison to them and then reportedly left. This was supposedly prior to this becoming a sex slaving ring.
     
  9. Gen X

    Gen X
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    Man, I need a spliff. I just managed to get out of an internet rabbit hole reading all these links and I'm feeling really weird.
     
  10. Frecklestein

    Frecklestein
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    Uh
     
  11. PHOENIXZERO

    PHOENIXZERO
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    Eh, it's been almost a decade since I think I first heard about it, either way...
     
  12. Aurelio

    Aurelio
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    Could've swore there was a 20/20 episode on this a couple of months ago
     
  13. ZattMurdock

    ZattMurdock
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    There was.
     
  14. Mike Works

    Mike Works
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    I worked with her briefly on Smallville and she was the nicest person on set :(
     
  15. Why do sex cult leaders always have the same look
     
  16. Stiler

    Stiler
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    Fuck, did not expect this.

    Chloe was my favorite character on Smallville, she seemed so nice too in interviews and behind the scenes.
     
  17. Medalion

    Medalion
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    Tell us more... what about the other cast? Not to change subject too much, it is a shame this is all going on but I grew up with Smallville
     
  18. ZattMurdock

    ZattMurdock
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    Source: https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/11/bronfman-201011/amp

    This article above is from almost EIGHT YEARS ago.

    Also, one of the sisters reportedly assisted and tagged along Raniere to flee from the US to Mexico before yesterday's prison. They have a Fiji private island and were reportedly planning to run away to there.
     
  19. JDSN

    JDSN
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    Fuck, I dont even wanna engage this shit right now.
     
  20. benzy

    benzy
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    This shit is weird as fuck.

     
  21. Mike Works

    Mike Works
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    Mack was super nice to everyone, Kreuk was friendly too. Welling was... less than cheery, but I don't hold that against people on set unless they're acting like outright assholes, which he wasn't. Could've been working longer hours than others, etc. I don't think I worked any scenes with the actors who played Lex or Clark's parents.

    Sad (and incredulous!) to read all this stuff now.
     
  22. Medalion

    Medalion
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    I had watched a recent interview with Tom Welling and Michael Rosenbaum (aka Lex Luthor), and they talked about Tom's weirdness... he probably didn't allow himself to have as much fun as he could or should have back in those Smallville days
     
  23. Lonestar

    Lonestar
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    damn, that's...yeah

    Strange enough, no one has bothered to start up any youtube comments. @ 2:20, she starts to "cry" and I had to turn it off from the cringe.
     
  24. Akira86

    Akira86
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    Does that guy sort of remind you of the nerdiest, most dad-bod type Tom Welling-like ever?
     
  25. ZeoVGM

    ZeoVGM
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    Uh... Yeah, this is unhealthy.
     
  26. TAJ

    TAJ
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    There are tons of articles. Here's a really mainstream one.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wa...-sex-had-them-branded-with-a-cauterizing-pen/
    The woman mentioned in this article was actually brought in by her sister, which is something I saw in other articles that I didn't bookmark.
    The name you're looking for is Bronfman.
     
  27. Turtleboats

    Turtleboats
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    Had a crush on her during Smallville.

    Thats fucked up if these stories are true.
     
  28. Guy has like a modernization of the David Koresh look
     
  29. Aftermath

    Aftermath
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    Krisitin & Mack were probably trying to recruit him a some point, if this happened whilst Smallville was still on the air, which wouldn’t suprise me why he became recluse at that point, to avoid it.

    I’ll have to rewatch that podcast but didnt he say he like kind of was tired from long shoots and didn’t want to party in the early days or something
     
  30. Wackamole

    Wackamole
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    I... How the fuck do people keep getting tricked into shit like this?

    Anyway, i hope these asshats get a really long time in jail.

    Indeed. Wow.... this is just....
    Basically, if you can talk full sentences and talk a bit spiritual, you can start a commune and fuck your brains out.
     
  31. The fuck is this garbage? Come on man. Everyone aka the culprits in this deserves prison and rehab for the victims. This is real shit that's fucked up.

    Edit: Sigh, I might be too keyed up after a long day, and you might have good intentions but this should be taken seriously.
     
  32. Jack Remington

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    What kind of a legal defense is brainwashing?
     
  33. Skade

    Skade
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    Yeah, same here... Chloe was my celebrity crush back in the day. She was basically the sole reason i had to watch Smallville...
     
  34. Verelios

    Verelios
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    What the fuck is he talking about? Who believes this? Why would anyone listen to this man?
     
  35. xrnzaaas

    xrnzaaas
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    • User Warned: Inappropriate comment. Making light of a serious situation.
    So it's too late to sign up, right?

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  36. Unknownhero

    Unknownhero
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    really dude? really, we're doing this?
     
  37. Raging Spaniard

    Raging Spaniard
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    Read the room
     
  38. KonradLaw

    KonradLaw
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    Damn, a sex cult with both Chloe and Lana sounds like 00s teenagers' fantasy :]
    But the real thing seems utterly terrifyng.
     
  39. so1337

    so1337
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    Weren't we all leaders of a sex cult at one point or another though?
     
  40. VAD

    VAD
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    They branded the pubic region of the women. Holy fucking shit that’s extra evil. Lock them up and throw away the key.
     
  41. hjort

    hjort
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    Not that it's neither here nor there when it comes to tragedies like this, but it feels extra weird to read this while remembering how I used to spend my afternoons at the university dreamingly ogling Allison in Smallville. Man, this whole thing is fucked up.

    Gotta say though, 'head slave' is an interesting title to have on your business card.
     
  42. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke
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    This might sound stupid... But what exactly is the point of a sex cult? Read the OP still don't have any idea what they even did or what was happening. Do the members have to sleep with strangers to keep their member ship and stay away from society?
     
  43. ZeroX

    ZeroX
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    They have sex with the head of the cult who brands, blackmails and tortures them to keep them under his control.

    Rape cult would be more appropriate.
     
  44. StuBurns

    StuBurns
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    The fact that we even have cults blows my mind. That video above, he's kind of a gentle-toned guy, seems nice enough, but to imprint something beyond that on a person you actually met? We deify celebrities and world leaders, but there's the abstraction of not knowing them. Even historically incredible people, like Lincoln, or whoever, as much as you may value that person as being beyond human, if you were spending time with him, that would very quickly dissipate.

    All religion is based on utterly absurd fairytales, but at least they have the ancient thing going for them. I'm sure the historical Jesus was an inspiring figure for his time, but we don't have access to him to remove the mystery, but this dude? She's sat right opposite him. I don't understand it.
     
  45. rrc1594

    rrc1594
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    I never like Chole or Lana anyway Team Alicia 4 life motherfuckers.
     
  46. Dan Thunder

    Dan Thunder
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    Funnily enough I was thinking of the same thing. I think it was likely a lot of long hours, long commute and marriage issues. It must be hard living in that bubble away from the real world for what, 10 years?
     
  47. Bluelote

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    I don't really find it difficult to understand why people would get into it;

    this cult seems similar to Scientology (well outside of the sex slave thing, and apparent lack of aliens) with the promises of becoming a better person, changing the world and belonging to a greater cause,
    also it has lots of things in common with traditional religions I think...

    the guy is charismatic, smart (not sure I believe his claims of reading when was 1 or 2 years old and iq 240!) and manipulative, that goes a long way... at some point these women were so far into it that it became easy for him to have whatever he wanted, her expression on those videos tells you a lot...
     
  48. Beren

    Beren
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    I was such a huge Smallville fan back in the day. This is pretty heartbreaking to learn that Mack ended up this way. I definitely had a crush on her when I was younger.
     
  49. cw_sasuke

    cw_sasuke
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    That's really messed up.
    I don't understand why people would give up stuff in the first place that let's a stranger blackmail them. There has to be another angle .. Hard to believe that they could be brainwashed that easy.

    Can't believe Chloe was a mayor part of this.... Yikes.
     
  50. jdstorm

    jdstorm
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    Actually at the time Jesus was viewed as a terrorist. He was an incredibly controversial figure among the Jewish community.

    Rome didn't really care that much until it started leading to civil unrest and then they just added another body to the pile of people they killed.