NXIVM (/ ˈ n ɛ k s i ə m /) was an American cult that engaged in sex trafficking, forced labor and racketeering. Based in Clifton Park, New York, a suburb of Albany, NXIVM purported to be a multi-level marketing company that offered personal and professional development seminars through its "Executive Success Programs" of large-group awareness training.
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Before founding NXIVM, Raniere created Consumers Buyline, a business venture that the New York Attorney General accused of having been a pyramid scheme; Raniere signed a consent order in 1996 in which he denied any wrongdoing, but agreed to pay a $40,000 fine and to be permanently banned from "promoting, offering or granting participation in a chain distribution scheme".
In NXIVM classes, rank was displayed through colored sashes, similar to colored belts in martial arts. NXIVM drew up a 12-point "Mission Statement" which participants recited during classes, pledging to "purge" themselves "of all parasite and envy-based habits", to enroll others, and to "ethically control as much of the money, wealth and resources of the world as possible within my success plan".Photographs of Raniere and Nancy Salzman were displayed during classes, which would conclude with participants showing gratitude to the two leaders. NXIVM conducted "Intensives" classes for 12 hours daily for 16 days. One cited price was $7,500. Classes were divided into modules. In one module, "Relationship Sourcing", students were instructed to explore the benefits they would receive in the event of a partner's sudden death. Another module, "Dracula and his ghouls", reportedly discussed psychopaths and their followers. Other m...
Edgar Boone, the scion of a wealthy family, introduced NXIVM to numerous affluent Mexicans, becoming head of NXIVM-Mexico and rising to third in the NVIXM organization. Clare Bronfman, daughter of billionaire Seagrams chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr., was introduced to NXIVM by her sister Sara. Clare Bronfman was arrested by federal agents on July 24, 2018, in New York City and charged with money laundering and identity theft in connection with NXIVM activities. She pleaded not guilty in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. She was released on $100 million bond and placed on house arrest with electronic monitoring. On April 19, 2019, Clare Bronfman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification; she faced 21 to 27 months in prison and has agreed to forfeit $6 million.On September 30, 2020, she was sentenc...HBO released a docuseries about NXIVM titled The Vow; it premiered on August 23, 2020.Starz released a docuseries about NXIVM titled Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult; it premiered on October 18, 2020.Catherine Oxenberg produced a film for Lifetime about her daughter's experiences with NXIVM. It is titled Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mother's Fight to Save Her Daughter and aired on September 21, 2...
Beginning in July 2020, at least six NXIVM loyalists were organizing dance protests outside the detention center which houses Raniere. Operating under the name We Are As You, dancers included actor Nicki Clyne and branding doctor Danielle Roberts. While incarcerated, Raniere has maintained his leadership role over NXIVM, regularly communicating with his followers by phone. Raniere instructed his followers to solicit the assistance of Alan Dershowitz, the attorney who successfully negotiated a non-prosecution agreement of Jeffrey Epstein.Raniere gave false names of people he was allegedly calling to prison officials, and call recipients employed "burner phones" in an attempt to avoid detection. In one instance, Raniere instructed a follower to "get scrutiny" on the judge in his case, explaining that "the judge needs to know he's being watched". On September 25, 2020, NXIVM leader Suneel Chakravorty emailed prose...Website of Keith RaniereThree critical articles pertaining to the NXIVM v. Ross InstitutelawsuitTimes UnionSpecial Report on NXIVMWeAreTheForgottenOnes.org (redirect target of WeAreAsYou.com), website for Raniere followers who demonstrate outside of his detention center
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NXIVM boasts "a remarkable development in scientific and psychodynamic understanding, education, and technology that can facilitate this transition so the pattern of humanity's rises and falls can actually be broken and transformed." Former Smallville star Kristin Kreuk allegedly recruited her co-star, Allison Mack, into the cult. She was sent to a self-help retreat which turned out to be one of their recruitment seminars. Kreuk just barely got in and then got out, but Mack did not. She co-founded the sex sect, recruited and kept the women underfed, branded them with her initials, and introduced corporal punishment along with her leader. Grace Park and Nicki Clyne were also involved in the organization in some capacity. Clearly, Raniere is trying to fuck and brand all the women from your favorite sci-fishows as a kid. In addition, the guy got two heiresses to give him $60 million.
While gratuitous comparisons to Scientology annoy the experienced cult watcher, it really doesn't help NXIVM's case when they take their moves straight out of said tax-deductible religion's playbook: 1. They label dissenters "suppressives". 2. They respond to said dissenters with attempted overwhelming legal force (to the point where judges call them out on it). 3. They sent private investigators to go through Rick Ross's garbage cans, of all the people to try such a stunt on. 4. They also tried to sue Ross for copyrightviolations when he quoted their material to criticise it, which surprisingly enough didn't work out too well for them. 5. They even citeda Scientology lawsuit victory as a defense against the forced labor / nude photo blackmail charges filed in the sorority scandal.
A secret sorority within the organization, said to have started in 2015, was discovered in 2017, with female recruits being non-consensually branded with a mark below their hip after being asked to voluntarily offer naked photographs and other compromising material as "collateral" and a show of trust. The sorority was structured around obedience, with each circle led by a "master" who would recruit six "slaves", who were then expected to recruit slaves of their own. Punishments for lack of strict obedience included fasting and corporal punishments. Over time, more collateral was demanded from its members. Text messages suggest that Raniere was aware of its practices including the brand which incorporated his initials.According to court testimony by ex-member Lauren Salzman, Raniere envisioned having thousands of slaves. In 2018, Raniere was indicted with charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and conspiracy to commit forced labor. Allison Mack was arrested and charge...
In 2006, Mack joined NXIVM after attending a two-day introduction to "Jness", a women's group within NXIVM. In a 2003 article from Forbes, advocates of NXIVM portrayed it as an organization focused on inspirational executive coaching, "like a practical MBA", while detractors accused the founder Keith Raniere of running "a cult-like program aimed at breaking down his subjects psychologically".
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NXIVM (Nexium) on yhdysvaltalainen seksi kultti, joka toimi 20 vuotta. Sen johtaja oli Keith Raniere, joka pidätettiin maaliskuussa 2018 Meksikossa. Sitä rahoittivat kanadalaiset Seagram- viski yhtiön perijättäret Clare ja Sara Bronfman. Raniere ja Bronfmanit on pidätetty ja heitä vastaan on alkanut oikeuskäsittely heinäkuussa 2018.