The founder of the alleged cult NXIVM forced member Allison Mack to store naked photos of women branded with his initials to blackmail them into becoming sex slaves, a former member testified in court Monday. Salzman began testifying on Friday and continued this week. Raniere, 58, is accused of running a secret sex-cult pyramid scheme that branded, assaulted, and enslaved women while publically promoting NXIVM as a self-improvement group. He is charged with sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, child exploitation, and child pornography. After pleading guilty to racketeering charges in March, she is the first co-defendant to testify against Raniere, who is standing the trial alone. I respected him. A physical and sexual relationship.
A WOMAN who kept her sister-in-law as a naked slave, tortured and beat her, was jailed for seven years yesterday. A judge told Antonia Pearson-Gaballonie: "How a person can behave towards another with such cruelty is hard to contemplate. Recorder Paul Hoffman called her "manipulative and cunning", adding: "You were callous and particularly brutal. Mother of six Pearson-Gaballonie, 35, who had at first refused to enter the dock at York crown court, fell to the floor weeping and cried: "It's not fair, I didn't even do it. She had been found guilty of assault causing bodily harm on Veronica Sandeman, false imprisonment and threatening to kill. Her husband Neil Pearson, 35, who held Veronica while his wife beat her, was jailed for two years after being found guilty of aiding and abetting an assault.
A woman who bullied her sister-in-law into working naked as an unpaid house servant was jailed for seven years yesterday. Antonia Pearson-Gaballonie, 35, collapsed in the dock and sobbed as a judge told her that she had committed systematic and brutal attacks on Veronica Sandeman, York Crown Court was told that the older woman subjected Miss Sandeman to two years of physical and emotional abuse in which she was starved and forced to clean the house naked. Her clothes were confiscated, her hair was hacked off and she was repeatedly beaten with a studded belt and a rolling pin. Judge Paul Hoffman, the Recorder of York, told Pearson-Gaballonie that she was a manipulative and cunning woman who had deliberately isolated Miss Sandeman from her. Subscription Notification. We have noticed that there is an issue with your subscription billing details. Please update your billing details here. Please update your billing information.
Now 29, she shares her story for the first time. I grinned at Anna and she rolled her eyes — it was a bit of an in-joke; the fact that everything tended to go my way. My mum had died when I was a baby, so my two sisters and I were raised by our grandparents in the middle of nowhere in Wales. Sure, we bickered sometimes — I went nuts when I caught my younger sister smoking weed with her friends — but we pulled together and made a functional little family. I genuinely believed that the worst thing that could happen to me would be getting a bad grade or missing a netball match. Looking back, I wish I could shake myself.