NXIVM: Actress describes being subjected to unwanted sex while blindfolded - 2019-06-07
Dianne Lipson was in court for the ongoing Nxivm trial, and she has a report on the Friday morning session for us. But first, here are her impressions of Thursday afternoon's testimony...
The witness this afternoon is Nicole (no last name), an attractive actress. She is very slender, which her narrow frame only accentuates. Several years ago, Nicole made a big change in her life, moving from Los Angeles to New York City. At almost age 28, and wanting someday to have a family, she felt it was now or never to make this move. She thought that New York actors were more focused and take the craft more seriously. Although she'd had success in commercials, she really wanted to act on the stage. In LA, she had an agent, a place to live (her parents owned a house there, and she only had to make a mortgage), a job, and friends. She gave up everything to move to New York.
In LA in 2013, Nicole had dated successful actor Mark Hildreth. They met in an acting class, with a teacher Nicole said was "amazing." Hildreth said he was part of a program that worked on making someone a better person, with a better understanding of people. He told her that successful Smallville actresses, Kristen Kreuk and Allison Mack, were part of the program. He told her about wealthy members Emiliano Salinas, Clare Bronfman, and Richard Branson, who Nicole described as "very cool."