The sex-crimes trial of Lawrence Ray further descended into chaos after the Department of Justice admitted on Tuesday it had “inadvertently” released a list of over 100 alleged clients of a former Sarah Lawrence student, prosecutors say was forced into sex work by the 62-year-old.
The list, which was entered into evidence under seal in Ray’s ongoing federal court trial in Manhattan but was briefly released to reporters, appeared to identify a slew of lawyers, businessmen, an Ivy-League architecture professor, a painter, and even a former New York State Supreme Court judge.
In total, 121 names were leaked to reporters, the list was compiled and included in an email by former Sarah Lawrence student Claudia Drury, now age 31, who has been testifying and giving evidence against Ray, whom she alleges coerced her into becoming a prostitute.
Justice Department “inadvertently” publishes list of 121 “clients” – including lawyers, businessmen, and socialites – who solicited Sarah Lawrence “sex cult victim” who was forced into prostitution.https://t.co/L1dRhQbH31 pic.twitter.com/jMryrenadS
— Jangled Nerves (@ToriaMart) March 22, 2022
More details of this story from Daily Mail:
New York’s business elite was left shaking in its boots Tuesday after a list of alleged clients of the student prostitute in the Sarah Lawrence ‘sex cult’ case was inadvertently published online.
The list, which was entered into evidence under seal in the ongoing trial of accused cult leader Larry Ray, includes lawyers and businessmen and socialites throughout the Tri-state area.
DailyMail.com acquired a copy of the list of 121 names which was taken down nearly as fast as it was put up.
A top executive at The Gap clothing firm and her husband was one of two married couples included. A former New York State Supreme Court judge is also named.
Another alleged client is a painter who has studios in Manhattan’s East Village and in Italy. A third is an architect, famous for designing college and university buildings.
An investment executive who was also in pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s infamous little black book of contacts is also listed.
Other names include a hedge fund manager who has donated millions to charity and has his name on a museum building in New York, a Washington DC, lobbyist who has worked for a foreign resistance movement and an international diamond dealer.
Also included is an executive at the Metropolitan Transit Authority, an account executive at Amazon and a veteran travel writer.
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But the case gets even odder. Just moments after the DOJ “inadvertently” published the list, the leader of the sex cult randomly had a seizure.
He was evacuated out of the courthouse and taken to the emergency room. We do not currently know his condition.
However, Yahoo News confirms:
The trial of accused Sarah Lawrence College sex cult leader Lawrence Ray descended into chaos Tuesday as the alleged abuser was wheeled out of the courthouse on a stretcher — and the Justice Department mistakenly released a list of well-heeled johns who paid to have sex with one of the leader’s followers.
Ray, 62, was put in an ambulance outside Manhattan Federal Court for the second time. His eyes were rolled back in his head and mouth agape. Just last week, Ray was hospitalized after his lawyers said he suffered a seizure.
While Ray was rushed to the hospital, the feds faced a different type of emergency. A trial exhibit discussed in court but not shown publicly, was accidentally uploaded to a database for reporters. The exhibit was a list, compiled by Ray’s follower Claudia Drury in 2018, of men she slept with in exchange for money.
Drury, 31, has testified she earned $2.5 million working as a prostitute for years while in Ray’s small cult of Sarah Lawrence students and other young adults. She said that Ray forced her to work as a prostitute to repay bogus debts he convinced her she owed.
so that weird Sarah Lawrence case is actually pretty big and involves Epstein clients too pic.twitter.com/UoK3nCqcXm
— detty (@0ddette) March 22, 2022