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Canadian sex slaves sue cult mastermind, inner circle

Delhi News-Record 2020-02-12 22:14:29

Team slave. Sex cult insiders Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack had a slew of threesomes with Svengali Keith Raniere.

Victims of the notorious NXIVM sex cult are suing the debauched insiders who tormented them and controlled their lives.

Among those suing are three dozen Canadians out of a total of about 80 plaintiffs.

Two of those being sued are the Bronfman sisters who are heiresses to a billion-dollar fortune and who made NXIVM their crusade.

According to CBC News, victims are suing for emotional and financial harm they suffered. The lawsuit was filed in late January in New York.

Keith Raniere fashioned himself into a new age guru. Cops say he is a sex trafficker. THE ASSOCIATED

The lawsuit claims sex cult guru Keith Raniere and his acolytes created a “Ponzi scheme and coercive community” to fleece followers.

Clare and Sara Bronfman were in Raniere’s inner circle, supporting the Svengali financially and allegedly erecting legal and emotional roadblocks to block efforts to “uncover the misconduct.”

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Many of the Canadians involved were lured in Vancouver where the pseudo-self-help group promised a better life.

Raniere, 58, was convicted of sex trafficking last summer and is awaiting sentencing. He faces more than 20 years in prison.

Also named in the suit was one of the cult’s most devout followers, actress Allison Mack, who rose to fame on the back of the TV series Smallville.

She is also awaiting sentencing.

Court photos of the branding done to sex slaves by Allison Mack and Svengali Keith Raniere.

Claire Bronfman copped to a number of offences and has also yet to be sentenced. Her sister was not charged.

Canadian actress Sarah Edmondson was among the first to go public about the sex slave cult within the wider organization. Former Battlestar Galactica actress Nicki Clyne allegedly recruited many of the slaves.

She was married to Mack, allegedly so she could stay in the U.S.

Some of the women were branded with Raniere or Mack’s initials in their pubic area and forced to have sex with the leader, Mack or other insiders.

The women were also forced to surrender nude photos to the leadership as collateral.

CBC News reports none of the defendants have filed responses to the lawsuit.

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