Keith Raniere, leader of the NXIVM sex cult involving Smallville star Allison Mack, was found guilty of federal sex trafficking and forced labor charges on Wednesday.
In April 2019, Smallville alum Allison Mack pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering charges, with her sentencing scheduled for September of this year. However, NXIVM leader Keith Raniere pleaded not guilty to charges including racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking but was convicted on all seven counts today in New York. Keith Raniere will be sentenced on September 25 and could face life in prison.
For her role in the case, prosecutors alleged Smallville alum Allison Mack manipulated women into becoming sex slaves for NXIVM spiritual leader Keith Raniere. The Smallville veteran pleaded guilty to these charges.
Allison Mack is best known for her role in Smallville as Chloe Sullivan, the intrepid journalist who became one of Clark Kent’s best friends and most trusted confidant. The character first appeared in the pilot of Smallville and Allison Mack remained in the role for ten seasons until the series finale.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Allison Mack and the NXIVM case!
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.