India Oxenberg, daughter of the "Denver Clan" star Catherine Oxenberg, unpacks about the sex sect NXIVM and "Smallville" star Allison Mack.
New details about the sex cult sect NXIVM come to light. In an interview on the US show "Good Morning America", actress India Oxenberg (29) broke her silence. The daughter of Catherine Oxenberg (59), known as Amanda Carrington in the original series "The Denver Clan" from the 1980s, joined NXIVM in 2011 at the age of 19. Only when cult leader Keith Raniere (60) and "Smallville" actress Allison Mack (38) were arrested in 2018, her eyes were opened and she cooperated with the authorities.
India Oxenberg on NXIVM: "It was inhuman"
India Oxenberg reports on the methods inside the sex cult sect. "I thought I would learn something about self-help and personal growth. What I learned, however, was exactly the opposite. It was inhuman," says the now 29-year-old. She says she was brainwashed and strategically estranged from her parents. In addition, compromising material, such as nude photos and videos, as well as dark family secrets, were collected by the members as "security".
Keith Raniere calls her the "master of manipulation" and "a predator". "It was a trap," says Oxenberg. "It was a ploy by Keith to enslave women for his own sexual desires." She speaks of sexual abuse. She describes her "sexual relationship" with Raniere as "rape".
This is what Oxenberg says about Allison Mack
"Smallville" star Allison Mack also played an important role in her life during Oxenberg's time in the sex cult sect. Because according to Oxenberg, Mack was "in control" of them. She was her "slave". For example, the actress controlled her diet, which was reduced to a minimum of 500 calories a day. If she wanted something to eat, Oxenberg had to ask Mack for permission.
Both Mack and Raniere are likely to end up in prison for many years. Raniere denied the allegations to the end, threatening life. He has been found guilty of blackmail, sex trafficking, and possession of child pornography. Mack pleaded guilty to having recruited women for the sex cult group and of plotting to blackmail. She can be behind bars for up to 40 years. The judgments are still pending.