This week, the trial of NXIVM founder Keith Raniere (58), has been accused of a number of crimes, including sexual trafficking, extortion and possession of child abuse material.
According to the British newspaper The Guardian, several of the alleged & # 39; slaves & # 39; of the 58-year-old, as well as members of his inner circle – who have been declared guilty – will testify in the lawsuit against him, which can last up to six weeks.
NXIVM has been presented from the outside as a self-help group, but it has recently been shown that the truth should be a completely different truth. In the DOS of the subgroup, which is specifically made for female members, several will be branded with Ranieres initials and forced to have intercourse with him.
The women's group is called a sex cult, where there should have been a clear distinction between members of different grades – with someone playing the role of & # 39; slave & # 39; or & # 39; master & # 39; had. To climb up you had to recruit women in the group.
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On Tuesday one of the & # 39; slaves found & # 39; place in the witness stand in the Brooklyn court. Under the name "Sylvie" she told terrible details of the famous sex cult.
From the witness stand the woman said that she had been adopted by Clare Bronfman (40) as NXIVM as an 18-year-old. Bronfman, heir to the Seagram empire, pleaded guilty in April of participating in criminal activities related to the cult.
From there she must have been persuaded to perform perverse acts to make Ranians a success, according to the New York Post.
"Your first mission is to seduce Keith Raniere," the "master" demanded of her.
"Sylvie" then reluctantly sent a message to the 58-year-old and wrote that he looked sexy in his glasses. Raniere would have had to reply that she "had to do better than that" – and encouraged her to send some easily dressed photos of herself.
The witness, now 32 years old, argued in court on Tuesday that she then sent photos to Raniere – who demanded that she "go further and further down" – until she finally sent a photo that "literally of the vagina was "mine. "
Over time, the requirements for the images have become perverse.
The 32-year-old continued to send photos of cult leaders until her father ever found them on her iCloud account. When the woman said this, she collapsed into tears.
Small sex slave
Keith Raniere is also accused of sexual intercourse with a minor woman named "Camilla". She was recruited from Mexico as a 15-year-old, and is Ranier's first sex slave.
Her job was quickly recruiting other slaves to perform sexual services for the cult leader. Among other things, a 30-year-old actor was introduced to Raniere while she was blindfolded and tied to a table.
– A third person entered the room and started having oral sex with her. The third person was the 15-year-old "Camilla", the prosecutor said during the trial.
According to the newspaper, Keith Raniere has shown little emotion, while the gruesome details surfaced and took notes along the way.
– Get rid of your mood
The Canadian actor Sarah Edmondson (41) used to get up with her story from the sex cult.
She had been taking NXIVM courses with her husband for more than a decade when she was offered to participate in DOS.
The 41-year-old was recruited by Lauren Salzman (42), who was the daughter of one of the co-founders of NXIVM, 65-year-old Nancy Salzman, and therefore had a high position in the organization.
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Salzman told Edmondson that members of DOS had to overcome "typical weaknesses of women" such as hypersensitivity and difficulty in delivering on promises.
In an interview with ABC News in 2017, she told in detail about the much-discussed branding that the women went through.
Edmondson and four other women arrived at the Salzman home in March 2016, where they were asked to undress before they first met during a candlelight ceremony. They were then driven to a nearby house where they were marked for life with a cauterization tool, without anesthesia.
– The first woman on the table screamed and writhed in pain. And the woman I was with, kept my legs flat. We looked at each other and just cried, Edmondson said.
The actor described it all "as a horror movie" and said the pain was "worse than giving birth." She should have heard that the mark was a Latin character before she later recognized the letters K and R, which she interpreted as Ranieres initials.
– When I realized it, I lost my mind. I'm not cattle. I am not owned by Keith, she said in the interview from 2017.
Keith Raniere denies punishment on all points and claims that everything has been done with the consent of the women. A number of evidence against him is expected to be presented to the court in the coming weeks, including material for child abuse found in his home in New York.
If he is convicted, he risks life in prison. All others accused of breeding in NXIVM have known.
Among them are Lauren and Nancy Salzman, the bounty billionaire Clare Bronfman and the former "Smallville" actor Allison Mack (36).
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