Seagram Heiress Arrested In Democrat Sex Cult Investigation
in March, webrought
you the story of Keith Raniere, who was the co-founder and
leader of a secretive self-help cult called NXIVM, who was
arrested by the FBI in Mexico and charged with sex trafficking.
Raniere was arrested in Mexico in March and charged with sex
trafficking, conspiracy and forced labor and is being held without
allegedly created a "secret society" within the organization in
2015 that recruited women from within the group to serve as
"slaves" overseen by "masters," according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors allege Nxivm operated like a pyramid scheme, charging
participants thousands of dollars for courses while encouraging
them to sign up for more and recruit others.
NXIVM described itself as a self-help business that has helped
thousands of people "reach their potential" through various
courses, the women’s-only "inner sanctum" led by Raniere is known
as 'DOS', which stood for “dominus obsequious sororium" - Latin
for “master over the slave women”. Once they are a member - or
“slave” - they are allegedly encouraged to recruit new women into
their “slave pods”, stop dating, and be on call 24 hours a day to
a reminder, DOS required female members to give their
recruiter - or "master," naked pictures or other compromising
material which could be used as blackmail before being
branded with Raniere's initials below the hip using a
Allison Mack who played Chloe Sullivan is (or was) allegedly a "master"
in the cult, and required to obey orders from Raniere -
including finding women to sleep with him.
would require that prospective "slaves" place compromising
collateral into a Dropbox account -- one of whom was India
Oxenberg, the daughterr of Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg -
who met with prosecutors in New York and presented evidence
forward to today whenBloombergreports
that an heiress to the Seagram fortune was arrested today in the
widening probe of the "self-help organization" that prosecutors
now say operated as "a
secretive cult that branded its victims and forced them to
participate in sexual acts."
Bronfman, the daughter of former Seagram chairman Edgar M.
Bronfman, was one of four women charged Tuesday in connection
with the investigation of Nxivm, an Albany, New
York-based multi-level marketing company founded by Keith
Raniere, according to John Marzulli, a spokesman for the
Brooklyn U.S. Attorney.
Allison Mack, an actress who allegedly recruited slaves for
Raniere, was apprehended shortly after Raniere was arrested in
Mexico in March and charged with similar crimes. Both have pleaded
to the indictment, the four arrested women - Bronfman, Kathy
Russell, Lauren Salzman and Nancy Salzman - were members of
Raniere’s "inner circle" along with Mack, and recruited and
groomed sexual partners for him. Bronfman is one of seven children
of her father, a second-generation heir who captained Seagram’s
expansion during his years leading the company.
were expected to provide "collateral" before joining - including
damaging information about friends and family, nude photographs
and rights to assets - that could be used against them if they
revealed the existence of the organization or tried to leave,
four women are scheduled to appear in federal court in Brooklyn
and Albany later Tuesday.
in a culture in whichsextoys
are a booming business and Oprah Winfrey discusses living your best life
in the bedroom, a coed live-in commune dedicated to the female orgasm
hovers at the extremes. The founder of theOneTasteUrban
Retreat Center, Nicole Daedone, sees herself as leading "the ...