TikToker Miranda Derrick Addresses Allegations of Being in a Cult


She continued, “My parents and sister are not religious. They immediately called me going to church twice a week a ‘cult.'”

Miranda, who last week shared solo photos of herself at her sister’s wedding, added, “I have been getting together with them over the past couple years to make amends, move on and work things out as a family. This documentary has created a further challenge between us as I work to overcome this public attack.”

The docuseries featured interviews with dancers who left 7M Films and are in civil litigation with Shinn. In 2022, he filed a defamation lawsuit against a former church member, who denied the allegations. She countersued him, and along with several other former church members named as plaintiffs, alleged in that filing that “Shekinah is a cult operating under the disguise of a religious institution,” Rolling Stone reported. He has denied the allegations in court papers, NBC News reported. No charges have been filed and the case is ongoing.

On the docuseries, a few dancers alleged that Shinn encouraged people to cut off contact with family members in order to “save” them. One of the dancers alleged Miranda once told her she missed her family, but the pastor told her it wasn’t a good idea to see them. The influencer, she said, was “being brainwashed.”

On her Instagram Stories, Miranda responded, “No one likes to be portrayed as their brainwashed/not in control of her own life/shell of herself/human trafficked daughter/sister when that just isn’t the truth.”

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