2020-10-10 at 1:09 AM UTC
Clare Bronfman, the 40-year-old billionaire heiress to the Seagram Company fortune, pleaded guilty to enabling a sex ring for Keith Raniere, the self-anointed leader of NXIVM, a cult-like group based in upstate New York. In a federal court in Brooklyn on Friday, Bronfman said she harbored someone who was living in U.S. illegally for unpaid “labor and services.” Bronfman also admitted to committing credit card fraud on Raniere’s behalf, according to the Associated Press.https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/seagram-heiress-clare-bronfman-pleads-guilty-in-nxivm-sex-slave-case-825103/
Bronfman is the daughter of billionaire-philanthropist and former Seagram chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr. Her apology to the judge touched on her family’s wealth and privilege that enabled her grievous deeds. “I was afforded a great gift by my grandfather and father,” Bronfman said in court. “With the gift, comes immense privilege and more importantly, tremendous responsibility. It does not come with an ability to break the law … For this I am truly sorry.”
NXIVM’s accountant, Kathy Russell, also pleaded guilty on Friday to a fraud charge. Russell and Bronfman join three other NXIVM defendants who have pleaded guilty, including former Smallville actress Allison Mack. According to the initial New York Times report exposing the group in 2017, Mack was the lead recruiter in NXIVM’s all-female sect called DOS. This sect supplied “slaves” who were blackmailed into engaging in sexual activity with Raniere and required to brand themselves with Mack’s and Raniere’s initials.
Weird how this isn't bigger news.
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2020-10-10 at 10:35 AM UTC
I'm trying to find more info on Raniere and NXIVM, but it's hard to find much beyond the typical crap claiming he's literally hitler. Anyone have a sauce?
2020-10-10 at 10:46 AM UTC
NXIVM was basically Female and jedi. These religious cults always have a great hold over women, who crave being told that they are moral and good.
Bronfman's dad was president of the World jedi Congress, and called NXIVM a cult. He died in odd circumstances in 2013. There are a bunch more odd deaths associated with Raniere and NXIVM, worse than Hilly.
Presumably the wider jedi community took notice, and decided to step in. That's why NXIVM has been shoahed.
2020-10-10 at 4:05 PM UTC
Everyone seems to be consenting adults so what's the problem here. Since when were escort services and sex rings illegal??? I thought this was America
What exactly are they being charged with? Having too much sex or not having it the correct way?
What's wrong with having a gaggle of whores and treating them like literal cattle that only exist to get fucked. I doubt they are ALL being blackmailed. Maybe a few sure but since when was THAT illegal. It's not blackmail it's called having advantage over someone. Is that illegal now too? what a sad fucked up society.