In a letter and in emails, the leader of Nxivm tried to distance himself from the branding ritual that had led some members to break away from the cultlike group. But the ceremonial branding of some women involved in Nxivm followed a script created by the leader, Keith Raniere, and a handful of select followers who had promised complete obedience to him, according to four recorded conversations introduced last week as evidence in his racketeering and sex trafficking trial. Raniere asked the actress Allison Mack in one recording. The recordings have offered the first contemporaneous account of how Mr. Raniere helped devise one of the most secret and controversial practices within Nxivm. The brandings were connected to a Nxivm subset called D.
The branding ceremony took place in inside a house near Albany, where female members of the so-called cult Nxivm held an initiation for the newest member of an ultrasecret sect. Salzman said during her second day of testimony in Mr. Salzman also testified on Monday about how women who joined the clandestine sect, called The Vow or D. Those women, who referred to Mr.
British Nxivm 'sex cult slave' says dad found nude photos taken for 'master'
Speaking at Keith Raniere's trial, she said she sent naked photos of herself until one day her father called her and said 'I found your medical pictures on iCloud'. A British woman has described her involvement in an alleged sex cult after her dad found nude photographs on iCloud that she had taken for her 'grand master'. The woman, who only used her first name in court, took the stand on Wednesday as the first witness in the federal criminal trial of Keith Raniere. She testified that she was manipulated into becoming a 'slave' and performing sexual favours for the alleged cult leader. Raniere, 58, is charged with ordering numerous women to have sex with him, branding some with his initials and forcing some to adhere to a near-starvation diet.
After ten nude men and two nude women descended the staircases at the Jane Hotel ballroom, Jex Blackmore, the national spokesperson for the Satanic Temple, emerged behind them and began her speech. Cell phones were supposedly banned from the Satanic Temple's ritual endorsing of The Witch on Wednesday, February 10, but numerous screens flashed throughout the audience. The event was a genius act of marketing.