It is a little bit confusing when the offspring of a celebrity says one thing about that sex cult, but also has been in touch with members who say they are still active in it.
Are you in or are you out?
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There were many brave and extraordinary people, including my mother @catherineoxenberg , who helped to dismantle the NXIVM cult. I want to say thank you to the people who defected before me and saw the wrong that was being done. And, of course, those who chose to fight bravely to bring them down. There are far too many people and groups like this in the world, and the more information we can share, the more we can help others to avoid abusive people and groups like this. If I can help one person, that will be my greatest reward in sharing my story… however scary it has been. On another note, I am so grateful for all of the love and support I have been getting from those who have been in cults and those who have not. There is a commonality that I’m seeing, and the more stories that are told to expose these injustices, the less shame any of us have to live with. I hope “Seduced” sheds light on more of the truth of what NXIVM really was, versus what they lead thousands of people to believe. As I’ve said, this is much bigger than me and I played my part, just like everybody else has. Together, our ultimate goal is to see justice on October 27th. I believe we will get it. #speakup
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Seduced a 4 part Documentary series out tomorrow! @starz out 10/18 Someone said to me while we were filming this show “never forget where you come from” she said it casually while I checked into a hotel front desk. I smiled and said thank you. She didn’t know how right she was. For 7 years I was lost on a path I didn’t realize was being lead and directed by a Predator who used and exploited people for years, thankfully he’s in prison awaiting his sentencing October 27th 2020 Nobody wants to talk about these things and that’s why I can see now how important it is: these conversations need to be had, to sit and listen no matter how uncomfortable it might feel for you or the person listening. Living free of shame is more important. And exposing predators and high-control groups that use coercion to manipulate and extort people – that is abuse. It could be in a relationship, in the workplace or in a group like Nxivm. The truth is taking your voice back and sharing the truth with support and safety is the first step. It is a way to stop these types of abuses of power. Thank you to all the women who came before me to make this happen and anyone who has ever been courageous enough to speak out or support those that do ,thank you for all the love. I am incredibly grateful and honored to be a part of this project and share this with you and to have the opportunity thanks to @starz and our team to have my voice and ultimately life back in my own hands. 🙏❤️ #tunein thank you to all the incredible woman who worked on this project you know who you are and how much you mean to me ❤️#speakup
NXIVM Survivor India Oxenberg on Why She Didn’t Believe She Was Brainwashed
NEW YORK – India Oxenberg says she won’t have anything to say to Keith Raniere.
The 29-year-old victim of a notorious slavery-themed blackmail scheme will deliver a statement at Raniere’s sentencing in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday, but Oxenberg says she won’t address the convicted sex trafficker directly. “He doesn’t have the ability to feel remorse or empathy, so it’s more about me communicating the facts,” she said in an interview with VICE News. “I’m addressing the judge.”
Raniere, the creator of an exceedingly well-documented self-help MLM that sounds like a heartburn medication, faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of life in prison for wire fraud conspiracy, sex trafficking conspiracy, forced labour conspiracy, and other crimes. In June 2019 he was convicted on all the charges against him, among them 11 racketeering acts that range from identity theft and altering court records to sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child porn.
Oxenberg was recruited into a secret woman-branding “slave” group by Smallville actress Allison Mack in 2015. She’s one of about 150 women who submitted life-destroying “collateral” to learn about the group, called DOS or the Vow. Members said it was about women’s empowerment and facing fears, but in practice prosecutors said the group leveraged collateral to systematically extort women for secrets, false accusations, free labour, naked images, and financial assets.
Raniere’s role as “grandmaster” commanding over the operation was concealed from everyone but his eight most loyal fixers, who recruited with multi-level marketing tactics. Oxenberg was one of several women told to seduce Raniere and take a photo of the encounter under threat that her secrets or nudes could be released if she didn’t go through with it.
“I was groomed and coerced without my consent for nearly five years before I even had a relationship with Keith Raniere,” Oxenberg said. “I hate even calling it that, because I don’t really relate to it as a relationship.” – Source