Roberta Glass on court hearing – and bathroom break with Allison Mack – ‘I had to take one for the team’ – plus bonus pics of Mack leaving court

Roberta Glass reported on her YouTube channel on the status conference hearing yesterday that she attended.

She counted 20 lawyers for the defense – and 3 for the prosecution.

She saw for the first time the DOJ’s newest member for the prosecution in the Nxivm case, [Public Integrity Section] prosecutor Kevin Trowel.

Glass said, “He is quite a striking figure. He looks like a Ken doll…. really chiseled, really tall, really handsome.”

Each lawyer on the defense stood up and argued why various charges should be dropped.

Sean Buckley, representing Allison Mack, argued that this is not a typical case of sex trafficking. That the women did the work (e.g., shopping, getting coffee, etc.) voluntarily – and that it is hardly emblematic of true sex trafficking where there is often force and sometimes imprisonment, threats, sweatshops etc. involved — and that the women were not threatened into giving collateral.

Judge Garaufis suggested that their state of mind is important. They might have been in fear over their collateral.

Buckley doubled down, asking, what is the harm that was done to these DOS women?

Marc Agnifilo argued that the prosecutors have not disclosed what some DOS members said to them about the good that DOS did for them. This is Brady material [exculpatory evidence.]

The judge scolded Agnifilo on one occasion over a small issue regarding deadlines.

At one point during the two-hour hearing, Allison Mack had to go to the bathroom. The judge ordered a brief recess.

Glass also had to use the restroom and followed Mack into the ladies room.

Some other women, who also had to use the restroom, thanked Allison Mack for her getting them a break.

Mack said, “Well, I decided I had to take one for the team– I’m used to it.”

There was “an awkward pause” after she said it. “It was an uncomfortable moment.”

The defendants seemed chipper and made small talk, Glass observed.

She also observed the Vanguard:

“Keith Raniere is looking so bad. His hair is parted in the middle. He is dying it some weird color but because his hair has no luster to it – it just looks like frizzy and strange. Last hearing, Melissa Roberto, who does excellent reporting for Radar Online, said he looked like a clown. I say he looks like a mental patient or I am constantly being reminded of Charles Manson when I look at him.  He has that unkempt, crazy, homeless person kind of look.”

Hear Roberta Glass’s entire report


Special Bonus:

These photos of Mack leaving the courtroom were taken by one of our readers.

Notice how she basically puts her head on her attorney’s shoulder…

Maybe things are a little harder on her than she lets on. Maybe taking one for the team might just be wearing on her – at leas a little…





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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

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