During that period, Salzman acted as Dani’s only liaison with the outside world, delivering apologetic letters that she wrote to Raniere — few of which, Salzman testified, he actually read. At one point, Raniere asked Dani’s mother, Adriana, to stay confined to a room adjacent to Dani’s, as a way to make it clear to Daniela that her actions were “affecting other people” close to her, Salzman testified. When she finally left in February 2012, she was driven to the Mexican border by her father and another NXIVM member, who refused to give her immigration papers; in a series of emails read during the trial, when she begged for her papers back, NXIVM officials refused, accusing her of being manipulative and “playing games.” … [Read more...] about ‘I Was in One Mode: Protect Keith’: NXIVM Member Testifies About Naked Meetings, Group Sex, Dungeon Paddlings
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While the private investigator produced notebooks full of information and evidence that were later handed over to the authorities, says Moriarty, nothing came out of it that led to the killer. And despite the publicity, the case went cold for almost a decade as Bradshaw and the Seattle homicide unit were still working on the investigation. Then a major break occurred in December 2002 when the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab ran a DNA check – based on preserved swabs of saliva collected from Zapata’s body nine years earlier – and came up with a match: Jesus Mezquia, a fisherman living in Florida. A Cuban who came to the U.S. during the 1980 Mariel boatlift, Mezquia reportedly had a criminal history that included robbery, kidnapping, and aggravated battery. His DNA sample was entered into a national databank following his conviction for possession of burglary tools. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Mezquia lived in Seattle around the time of … [Read more...] about Mia Zapata: Punk Musician Murdered in 1993, Changing Seattle Grunge Scene
Roth joined CBS in 2000 as Director, Specials and was upped to VP in 2003 and to SVP in 2008. She worked on CBS’ annual awards shows including The Grammy Awards, The Tony Awards, The ACMA’s and The Kennedy Center Honors, as well as developing and overseeing production of all primetime specials and holiday shows, including The Price Is Right primetime specials and Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials. Prior to CBS, Roth, an industry veteran, had been director of development at Nickelodeon. … [Read more...] about CBS Layoffs: Business Affairs, Development, Specials, Current & Casting Executives Among Those Impacted
Nivin Pauly Was Not The Original Choice For George In a recent interview given to Film Companion, director Alphonse Puthren has revealed that Nivin Pauly was not the original choice for the character George. During the initial stages of scripting, Alphonse wrote the character with Dulquer Salmaan in mind. But he later changed his decision and roped in Nivin Pauly for the role, as he is his best friend. … [Read more...] about Premam Turns 5: Here Are Some Lesser Known Facts About The Nivin Pauly-Alphonse Puthren Movie!
But invoking “treason” is well beyond normal for President Trump. Treason is the most serious crime against our country, which is why it is defined in the Constitution. By labeling Democrats in this way, even if just a joke, he is trying to discredit his opposition and force everyone to be loyal to our dear leader. That is not something a constitutional democracy founded on the very notion of criticizing governmental leaders should countenance. By even suggesting that those who are critical of him are guilty of treason, Trump is acting much more like Vladimir Putin or Kim Jong-un than like any American leader who has preceded him. … [Read more...] about Treason: Yet Another Word Trump Doesn’t Understand