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FourteenRivers
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posted 02 November 2005 08:22 PM      Profile for FourteenRivers        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is a very sad case. I knew Natalie from her days as an actor in Montreal, and now she's in big shit, USA-style:

[sorry about quoting this misogynist rag, but it is the only source I could find]

quote:

An auburn-haired beauty who once touted herself as the city's priciest call girl sobbed in court yesterday as she learned she'll have to wait another day to learn whether she'll be sprung on bail.

Natalie McLennan, 25, has been behind bars for the past three weeks since she pleaded not guilty to money laundering and promoting prostitution. Prosecutors said McLennan had a "managerial" position at NY Confidential, an escort enterprise.

Yesterday, McLennan appeared in court with her new lawyer, John Iannuzzi, with the hope of posting $50,000 bail. But the matter was postponed until today to give Iannuzzi more time to review the bail package.

When Iannuzzi whispered news of the delay to his client, McLennan's slender torso shook with quiet sobs. The Montreal native who commanded $2,000 an hour was led from court in handcuffs, weeping softly and sniffling loudly.


The case has received considerably more symapthy in the Montreal press. Apparently her lawyer is arguing that she was duped and used. Personally, I think prostitution should be legal, and fear that she may face tough sentencing in the USA, including imprisonment on the infamous Reiker's Island. I was wondering what feminists think of this case, and if there are any support mechanisms or lobbying that could help Nat. Thank you.


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six_knight74
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posted 26 November 2005 02:54 PM      Profile for six_knight74   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i am related to said person.... i feel that it's a tragedy waiting to happen to anyone naive enough to think that every country in the world is as understanding as canada is. in this country you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time. even if you are dating a real creep and he has dreams of operating an upscale brothel you deserve to be treated like a human being. the media has a way of tossing gas on the fire by making nat seem like she is trying to gain something from all this. the human side to the story is needed and from what i am hearing she wants to turn this into a positive. tabloid journalism sucks and i think it's time we refuse to buy into a culture that feeds off of misery.
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posted 26 November 2005 07:26 PM      Profile for ephemeral     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by six_knight74:
i think it's time we refuse to buy into a culture that feeds off of misery.

amen to that!! warm wishes and best of luck to you and yours.


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Ichy Smith
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posted 26 November 2005 08:59 PM      Profile for Ichy Smith     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by six_knight74:
i am related to said person.... i feel that it's a tragedy waiting to happen to anyone naive enough to think that every country in the world is as understanding as canada is. in this country you can be in the wrong place at the wrong time. even if you are dating a real creep and he has dreams of operating an upscale brothel you deserve to be treated like a human being. the media has a way of tossing gas on the fire by making nat seem like she is trying to gain something from all this. the human side to the story is needed and from what i am hearing she wants to turn this into a positive. tabloid journalism sucks and i think it's time we refuse to buy into a culture that feeds off of misery.


Didn't she even look at the culture she was getting into. Didn't she have any idea what would happen when she got arrested? It is fine to feel sorry for someone, but surely she had some clue that when she got arrested in new York, it was not going to be very pretty. BTW if there are any serious problems with money laundering then hope they don't bring the organized crime thing into it. I wish her the best of luck, maybe she will get lucky and they will simply nationalise everything she owns and deport her. I hope she got a really fine lawyer.


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