Seagrams Heiress Clare Bronfman Indicted In Nxivm Sex Cult Case
Four more people have been indicted for their alleged leadership roles in the sex cult Nxivm. Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman is one of them. Bronfman allegedly answered to former Amway salesman and Nxivm leader Keith Raniere.
Federal prosecutors allege Bronfman used her fortune to bankroll the group.
The arrests are part of an ongoing federal investigation into the group. Raniere and actress Allison Mack are charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy for coercing women into the master-slave group.
Raniere was a former multi-level marketing schemer before creating Nxivm with Nancy Salzman. Salzman is a former nurse. She trained in hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming
The former Amway salesman created a twisted secret master-slave “sorority” within Nxivm called “The Vow” named in 2015.
Raniere fled to a luxury villa in Mexico allegedly with the help of Bronfman’s money when slaves began going public.
Raniere was arrested there in March, and Mack was collared a month later.
The Seagrams Heiress defended Raniere in a now-deleted post on one of the group’s websites. She said she was not a member of the Vow and that the group “has not coerced nor abused anyone.”
The Seagrams Heiress also wrote:
The sorority has truly benefited the lives of its members and does so freely. I find no fault in a group of women (or men for that matter) freely taking a vow of loyalty and friendship with one another to feel safe while pushing back against the fears that have stifled their personal and professional growth,” she wrote.
Bronfman faces 20 years behind bars and has hired high-powered lawyer Susan Necheles to represent her.
Necheles didn’t immediately return a request for comment.
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