NXIVM identifies itself as a self-help group - "a multi-level marketing organization that offers personal and professional development seminars" - but has been accused of sapping the resources of its members, holding people against their will, and branding malnourished women as part of a non-consensual domination/submission culture. The group is believed by investigators to actually have been an S&M sex cult that branded female members and recruited sex slaves in upstate NY.
Footage obtained by The Sun showed Mack's bewildered reaction to Raniere's arrest in Mexico. "For months, I have worked to expose Keith Raniere and NXIVM and today's arrest vindicates my efforts".
After it was reported that NXIVM's leader, Keith Raniere was arrested in Mexico, it has alluded that Mack's arrest was inevitable. On Twitter, she said she joined NXIVM when she was 23 because she needed help battling "shyness" but she left about five years ago. Sarah Edmondson, a Canadian actress who has spoken openly about her experience trying to leave the cult, supported Kreuk's statement.
"I am deeply disturbed and embarrassed to have been associated with NXIVM", Kreuk wrote.
Raniere was ultimately found staying with several women in a luxury gated community in Puerta Vallarta where villas can run US$10,000 (A$13,015) a week to rent, investigators say.
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"The accusations that I was in the "inner circle" or recruited women as "sex slaves" are blatantly false", Kreuk said.
Kristin Kreuk denied a recruiting role in a sex cult called Nxivm. During my time, I never experienced any illegal or nefarious activity. From there, they were indoctrinated into the group's negative beliefs about women, sometimes put on extremely restrictive diets, and were forced to perform "acts of care" for their Masters.
According to a criminal complaint, Raniere - known within the group as "Vanguard" - oversaw a barbaric system in which women were told the best way to advance was to become a "slave" overseen by "masters".
"Thank you to all the courageous women who have come forward to share their stories and expose DOS; I can't imagine how hard this has been for you". The group was originally based in Albany, New York, but Raniere fled to Mexico previous year.
Authorities also say Raniere has been bankrolled by Clare Bronfman, an heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune.
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