The Resignation of Somaly Mam

SOMALY MAM: THE HOLY SAINT (AND SINNER) OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Newsweek, May 21, 2014

Mam claims to have rescued thousands of [Cambodian] girls and women from sex trafficking, a dangerous and formidable feat. … She has done so much for so many, does it matter that key parts of her story aren’t true? This is a story about a story—but not quite the amazing one Mam has been telling at cocktail parties in Manhattan and Beverly Hills, or on The Tyra Banks Show. Nonetheless, it’s an astonishing tale. READ FULL ARTICLE BY SIMON MARKS.

SOMALY MAM RESIGNS FOLLOWING ARTICLES EXPOSING FABRICATIONS

Cambodia Daily, May 29, 2014

Somaly Mam, a prominent anti-sex-trafficking activist whose back-story as a sex slave has been the center of controversy after it was exposed as a fabrication, has resigned from the organization that bears her name. READ FULL ARTICLE BY JOSHUA WILWOHL.

About the Author

Simon Marks is the executive editor and Joshua Wilwohl is the online editor at the Cambodia Daily.

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