Friday, May 30, 2014

Sex-slave crusader ousted from foundation as her tale crumbles

by Gary Snyder

One of the world’s leading anti-sex slavery activists got bounced from her own foundation (Somaly Mam Foundation) because her heartbreaking tale of being sold into child prostitution and years of abuse fell apart. 

Somaly Mam had become the pretty, glamorous face of the anti-sex trafficking movement, courting celebrities and world political leaders. 

Friends of Mam said she grew up with both parents, graduated from high school and led a happy, comfortable childhood. 

“[With donors], she’s very polished and very on and very charming … exceedingly charming,” a whistle-blower told Newsweek. “And when people are not there, she can be tyrannical; she’s moody, she’s erratic, she’s entitled.”


The foundation has raised millions of dollars and Mam's salary exceeded $125,000. (source)


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