Allison Mack: Judge Finds Issues With Smallville Star, NXIVM Defense Fund

The curious case of the NXIVM cult, including Smallville star Allison Mack, is facing another hurdle.

Based on a report by the New York Post, a Brooklyn judge is bringing in NXIVM cult members, Allison Mack among them, because of some issues found with the group’s defense fund. Prosecutors believe that the fund was set up by Clare Bronfman, who was reported in the past to have been paying the legal fees for the NXIVM members. Apparently, this is part of a long-term plan so Bronfman can bolster the members’ odds through paying for high-quality defense attorneys.

The judge involved with the case, Nicholas Garaufis, stated this past Wednesday that the defendants must attend court in order to significantly address issues that the court has identified in the review of the indenture. Furthermore, the judge also said that further investigations on this matter will indeed be scheduled to address the finances, but this will be at a later date. As you’ll recall, the NXIVM members, Allison Mack included, are being charged with sex trafficking and aiding known NXIVM leader Keith Raniere. In the secret group, Mack reportedly branded women with her and Raniere’s initials, with the women apparently being forced to comply with their assigned masters.

The trial was originally slated for March 18 and will now begin April 29. The date was reportedly changed because multiple sex cult members claimed they didn’t want to stand trial with accused sex traffickers Rainiere and Mack. Bronfman, Lauren Salzman, her mother Nancy Salzman, and Kathy Russell are charged with forced labor conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, and racketeering.

As for how this will unfold, we’ll have to wait and see as the case develops. Stay tuned for any and all future developments as the curious case of the NXIVM cult continue to unravel.

What’s your opinion on the shocking trial? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: New York Post

New ‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Posters Showcase Rodan, Mothra & Ghidorah

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Godzilla King Of The MonstersEarlier this week, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the newest trailer for their highly-anticipated sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. The new trailer showed off some more epic action following the beloved monster along with some incredible sequences involving Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah.

Now, Legendary has shared three brand new posters for Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah. Given that Godzilla will be battling with these monsters in the new film, it makes sense to see them receive their own poster that boasts their size and scale as they unleash their terror against humankind.

Given that Rodan, Mothra and Ghidorah all take flight unlike Godzilla, it is going to be stunning visual spectacle to see them take the skies and swoop down as they all battle to the bitter end for what looks to be one of the most-anticipated blockbusters of 2019.

You can check out the new posters of Rodan, Mohra and Ghidorah down below by clicking "Next".

What do you think of these new posters? Are you excited to see the King of the Monsters take the reins in this new sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from the MonsterVerse.

Directed by Michael Dougherty, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, O’Shea Jackson Jr., with Ken Watanabe and Ziyi Zhang.

Following the global success of “Godzilla” and “Kong: Skull Island” comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic MonsterVerse, an epic action adventure that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in theaters on May 31, 2019.

Godzilla King of the Monsters Poster 1 Rodan Mothra Ghidorah

Godzilla King of the Monsters Poster 1 Rodan Mothra Ghidorah

Godzilla King of the Monsters Poster 1 Rodan Mothra Ghidorah

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