Kristin Kreuk is denying reports that she recruited women as "sex slaves" for NXIVM, the sex cult disguised as a self-improvement group.
Days after co-founder Keith Raniere was arrested in his $10,000-a-week Mexican villa and charged by federal prosecutors, the New York Post reported that the Smallville actress was used as a lure to bring in other women into the abusive cult.
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The report claimed that Kreuk signed up for the group around late 2005 and was the one who brought costar Allison Mack on board. Kreuk got out in 2012, before female members began getting forcibly branded with cauterizing pens.
Kreuk set the record straight on Thursday, insisting she had no involvement in a secretive subgroup within NXIVM called "Dominus Obsequious Sororium," (DOS) in which women were allegedly coerced into serving as sex slaves to their male masters.
"When I was about 23, I took an Executive Success Programs/NXIVM ‘intensive,' what I understood to be a self-help/personal growth course that helped me handle my previous shyness, which is why I continued with the program. I left about five years ago and had minimal contact with those who were still involved."
Kreuk cut ties with the group soon after the Albany Times Union wrote of allegations that Raniere — known as "Vanguard" to his followers — had sex with underage girls.
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Mack, however, reportedly stayed on and rose through the ranks of the group. She even helped come up with the idea of sizzling the "brand" into initiates' skin as they were held down.
Kreuk did not mention Mack in her statement, but made sure to thank the "brave" former female members of NXIVM who are assisting officials in their investigation. Read her full post (below).
— Kristin Kreuk (@MsKristinKreuk) March 29, 2018
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The Weeknd certainly knows how to bare his broken soul via song.
As you surely know, late on Thursday evening, the Starboy singer released his latest album, titled My Dear Melancholy. While fans were thrilled to just have new music by the the hitmaker (whose government name is Abel Tesfaye), it didn't take long for them to notice there was MAJOR tea in this new album.
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The most notable Selena-inspired track would have to be Call Out My Name, where Tesfaye sings about comforting a broken lover. He croons:
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