- Keith Raniere ordered the female sex slaves in Nxivm to stay thin by consuming only 900 calories each day reports The Hollywood Reporter
- Smallville star Allison Mack oversaw that the women did this, while also branding them and making sure their pubic hair was grown out for Raniere
- A former member of Nexivm said that if Raniere cannot get an erection he will often blame the woman he is with, saying that her weight had turned him off
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
Published: 12:12 EDT, 16 May 2018 | Updated: 12:20 EDT, 16 May 2018
Allison Mack and Keith Raniere are both facing lengthy prison sentences after being indicted on multiple counts of sex trafficking, charges which all stem for their treatment of young women in Nxivm.
A new story in The Hollywood Reporter details how these young women quickly found themselves a part of Raniere's harem, and were ordered to make drastic changes in their lives to please the cult leader.
The biggest change for many was their diet, with Raniere limiting the girls to just 900 calories a day, while his expanding waist line was seen as his 'sacrifice for humanity, since he did not have time to work out.
A former member of Nexivm said that if Raniere cannot get an erection he will often blame the woman he is with, saying that her weight had turned him off from sex.
She also said he told his followers that Oprah Winfrey was 'not an ethical human being because she was fat.'
Raniere, who also requested that his female lovers have a thick and grown out pubic hair, had Mack oversee the women and monitor them at all times according to one former member.
Hypocrite: Keith Raniere ordered the female sex slaves in Nxivm to stay thin by consuming only 900 calories each day reports The Hollywood Reporter (Raniere above in 2015)
Lois lame: Smallville star Allison Mack (above in court back in April) oversaw that the women did this, while also branding them and making sure their pubic hair was grown out for Raniere
'These slaves said Mack was incredibly intimidating, cruel and punitive,' one woman told THR.
That same woman also claimed that Mack 'threatened to release the collateral she had gathered on them if they didn’t sleep with Raniere.'
The woman added: 'She berated them and told them they were worth nothing, that they were weak and couldn’t uphold their word.'
She also told the woman they had made a 'lifetime vow' and warned them that they would be 'destroyed' if they tried to leave the cult.
Unlike Raniere, Mack had also put herself on the same strict diet as the women in her 'slave pod.'
One former Nxivm member revealed that Mack's extreme weight loss was how she knew that the actress and Raniere had become intimate.
'I took one look at Allison and I knew she was involved romantically and sexually with Keith,' said the woman.
Mack on Smallville, which ran for 10 seaosns
'She had a gray pallor that was common to Keith’s women because they all start to get a little sickly. I know I did. They drop weight. Their heads get too big for their bodies so they become bobbleheads. It’s scary-looking.'
Mack was also aggressively recruited by the group in hopes that she would be come their Tom Cruise-like figure and publicize the group much like the actor had done with Scientology.
Clare and Sara Bronfman, the heirs to a billion dollar liquor fortune, helped with this, flying her private and piling up bills as they have allegedly given Nxivm $150 million over the past two decades.
The allegations against Raniere and Mack were outlined in the Complaint and Affidavit in Support of Arrest Warrant that was filed back on February 14.
Special Agent Michael Lever with the FBI had been investigating Raniere and speaking with former cult members, including two women known as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.
Lever states that Raniere came up with the idea for Nxivm's sex slave progra, known as DOS, during the summer of 2015.
A woman by the name of CC-1, who was revealed to be Mack in subsequent filings, was his first 'slave,' and provided 'colateral' which guaranteed she would remain faithful to him by providing Raniere with damning material.
'CC-1’s email was titled "vow 3" and included an attached letter. The letter pledged CC-1’s "full and complete life" to 14 RANIERE,' reads the complaint.
'In the letter, CC-1 used the terms "slave" and "master" to refer to herself and RANIERE. Moreover, the letter identified "collateral" to "cement" the vow made by CC-1.
'This collateral was described as: (1) a letter regarding CC-1 'smother and father that would "destroy their character"; (2) a contract that transferred custody of any children birthed by CC-1 to RANIERE if CC-1 broke her commitment to RANIERE; (3) a contract that transferred ownership of CC-1 's home if the commitment to RANIERE was broken; and (4) a letter addressed to social services alleging abuse to CC-1 's nephews.'
It is not clear if any of the claims made in those letters were true.
Thinner: A former member of Nexivm said that is Raniere cannot get an erection he will often blame the woman he is with, saying that her weight had turned him off from sex *Mack above in court on May 4)
Soon, CC-1 was recruiting slaves of her own and filling out the pyramid that Raniere had hoped to create, selecting Jane Doe 1 as one of these women.
Jane Doe 1 stated that her first meeting with Raniere ended with the leader questioning her devotion, but soon things took a bizarre turn.
'The next night CC-1 again received a text message from RANIERE, woke Jane Doe 1 in the middle of the night and assigned her to meet RANIERE and tell him she would do anything he asked her to do. Jane Doe 1 did as she was assigned, and RANIERE led her to a house across the street,' reads the complaint.
'RANIERE directed her to remove all her clothes and made comments about her naked body. RANIERE then blindfolded Jane Doe 1, led her into a car and drove her around in a manner that made Jane Doe 1 believe RANIERE was trying to prevent her from knowing where they were going. '
RANIERE led, Jane Doe 1, still blindfolded, through some trees, into what she believed was a shack, and tied her to a table.
'Another person in the room, who Jane Doe 1 did not previously know was present, began performing oral sex on Jane Doe 1 as RANIERE circled the table making comments.
'Jane Doe 1 did not want to participate in this sexual activity, but believed it was 17 part of her commitment to DOS and that if she broke her commitment to DOS her collateral could be released.'
Jane Doe 1 said that she then began to frequently have sex with Raniere while also frequently posing nude for CC-1, who on one occasion sent 'close-up pictures of [her slaves'] vaginas' to Raniere.
This was not the only task Jane Doe 1 had to undertake, as she was also responsible for reading, reviewing and editing Raniere's writings and texts.
Allegations of Raniere's alarming and illegal sexual predilections are also outlined in a letter sent by US Attorney Richard P Donoghue to Judge Steven M Gold back in March.
'According to confidential sources, the defendant had repeated sexual encounters with multiple teenage girls in the mid-to-late 1980s and early 1990s,' reads the letter.
'In one instance, the defendant met a fifteen-year-old girl while he was in his 20s and had repeated sexual contact with her. In another instance, the defendant met a twelve-year-old girl whose mother worked for the defendant and began tutoring her.'
The letter goes on to say: 'Shortly thereafter, the defendant began having regular sexual intercourse with her, including at his home where he lived with multiple adult sexual partners.'
Raniere is also said to have voiced his belief that the age of consent should be lowered to when a parent believes their child is capable to sexual activity.
Mack was arrested and arraigned on federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor last month.
Those are the same charges thatRaniere, 53, is being charged with, and both are facing a possible sentence of life behind bars.
Raniere could be spared from serving any time though, with a former publicist for Nxivm telling DailyMail.com that Oxenberg has said she is willing to take the fall for Raniere if it will keep him out of prison.
Frank Parlato, who has been covering Nxivm extensively on Art Voice, said that the female members of the cult have devised a plan they hope will save Raniere.
First, all female members are prepared to deny that they were ever forced or coerced into performing sex acts in an attempt to discredit the allegations made by the two former members whose grand jury testimony resulted in the indictments of Mack and Raniere.
If that does not work, member India Oxenberg, Mack and Mack's wife Nicki Clyne are prepared to testify that they alone were responsible for coercing members into having sex claims Parlato.
'Mack, Oxenberg and Clyne have made a pact to go to prison, saying privately they are ready to walk into prison tomorrow if Raniere could be free today,' reports Parlato.
Parlato tells DailyMail.com that Mack's arrest had been in the works ever since Raniere's extradition from Mexico to the United States back in March.
He posted video of Raniere's arrest at the time, which showed Mack in a state of disbelief as officials dragged away the self-proclaimed Svengali.
The grand jury indictment states that Mack did 'benefit ... financially and by receiving a thing of value, from participation in a venture ... knowing that means of force, threats of force, fraud and coercion, and a combination of such means, would be used to cause such persons to engage in one or more commercial sex acts.'
The first of the women to testify in front of the grand jury, Jane Doe 1, also said that Mack 'did knowingly and intentionally conspire to provide and obtain the labor and services of a person .... by means of serious harm and threats.'
Mack has yet to comment but has reportedly retained a lawyer.
'As alleged in the indictment, Allison Mack recruited women to join what was purported to be a female mentorship group that was, in fact, created and led by Keith Raniere,' United States Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement on Friday.
'The victims were then exploited, both sexually and for their labor, to the defendants’ benefit. This Office and our law enforcement partners are committed to prosecuting predators who victimize others through sex trafficking and forced labor.'
Mack had been serving as leader of the cult for the past three weeks DailyMail.com previously revealed, a role she assumed after Raniere was arrested by authorities in Mexico last month.
Both her initials and those of Raniere's were branded on the pelvic area of women who joined the organization.