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03:16  22 may  2019
03:16  22 may  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

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A former member of the alleged sex cult NXIVM was preparing to have group sex with founder Keith Raniere and his “ sex slaves ” when authorities burst into Raniere, 58, is accused of running a secret sex -cult pyramid scheme that branded, assaulted, and enslaved women while promoting NXIVM as a

A former member of DOS, the sex slave group within the cult NXIVM , testified on Monday, May 20, that cult leader Keith Raniere was planning to build a dungeon so that he could cage women just before he was arrested last year. 42-year-old Lauren Salzman, who is a co-defendant in the case.

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A former member of the alleged sex cult NXIVM was preparing to have group sex with founder Keith Raniere and his “sex slaves” when authorities burst into a  Mexican compound to arrest him.

Lauren Salzman said Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court that she barricaded herself in a master suite in a Puerto Vallarta home with Raniere in March 2018 when Mexican federal agents entered, determined to protect him.

“My main concern was to protect Keith. It was almost automatic,” Salzman said, who had been in a decade-long relationship with Raniere. “I chose love over everything, just like we were taught by Keith.”

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A former member of the alleged sex cult NXIVM was preparing to have group sex with founder Keith Raniere and his “ sex slaves ” when authorities burst into a Mexican compound to arrest him. Lauren Salzman said Tuesday in Brooklyn federal court that she barricaded herself in a master suite in a

NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Arrested Just Before Group Sex : Former ' Slave '. A former devotee testified in court that Raniere would make female members paddle each other if they disobeyed him. A fellow cult leader read Raniere's words on just how low the age of consent could be in video

Raniere, 58, is accused of running a secret sex-cult pyramid scheme that branded, assaulted, and enslaved women while promoting NXIVM as a self-improvement group to the public. He is charged with sex trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, child exploitation, and child pornography.

Raniere has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Salzman is among the four NXIVM members, including Allison Mack and her mother, who were arrested in 2018 with Raniere. After pleading guilty to racketeering charges in March, she is the first co-defendant to testify against Raniere, who is standing the trial alone. Salzman began testifying on Friday and continued on Tuesday.

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Smallville actress Allison Mack was arrested and faces sex trafficking charges for her involvement with the slave cultCredit: Splash News. Keith Raniere, the leader of the NXIVM , claimed to be a self-help guru but blackmailed women into Catherine says that when she talked to a former NXIVM member

WATCH: NXIVM cult member speaks out (The Independent). If any slave displeased Raniere, he would kick or whip them before threatening to release their collateral photos saved under a Salzman testified she met Raniere, whom NXIVM members referred to as “the Vanguard,” through her mother

On her third day of testimony, Salzman revealed the moment Raniere, whom NXIVM members referred to as “the Vanguard,” was taken by Mexican agents days before Salzman and other women were preparing a recommitment ceremony to Raniere.

Salzman previously testified she was among seven “first line slaves” to Raniere since they were the first recruited into DOS, the “secret society” where she said “slaves” would be forced to brand themselves with Raniere’s initials near their crotch with a cautery pen—without anaesthesia—and have sex with him.

In March 2018, Raniere had moved to Mexico following several investigations into allegations of a sex cult within NXIVM. To affirm their belief in NXIVM and DOS, the seven women agreed to partake in a recommitment ceremony. The ceremony, she said, was to include “group oral sex” as a way to do “something special for Keith.” The only people in the house in the Mexican gated community were Raniere and the seven women, one of whom was Mack, an actress most famous for a role on Smallville.

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' Sex - slave ' group leader arrested by FBI. Another former member of the alleged sex cult, identified by prosecutors as Daniela, testified she was "groomed" Five female members of Nxivm - including a liquor heiress and an actress - have pleaded guilty to a series of charges for their involvement.

This is a crazy group , a criminally insane group and it's not just Raniere," Parlato said. Raniere and actress Allison Mack have since been arrested and face sex trafficking and forced labor charges. NXIVM denies its a cult and says it's working with the authorities to demonstrate Raniere's innocence.

“Honestly, I didn’t want to do a recommitment ceremony. I didn’t want to start DOS again,” Salzman said. “We had reason to believe that we were under possible indictment. But I didn’t feel like it was my option to not go forward with there ceremony.”

After taking a nap with Raniere before the ceremony, Salzman said she went into the kitchen to make herself a smoothie when one of the fellow “first-line slaves” ran into the kitchen screaming “police are at the door, and they are looking for Keith.”

“Honestly, I went into one mode—protect Keith. I closed all the doors, all the blinds,” Salzman said. “And I looked out the window and all I could see was federal agents with machine guns surrounding the property and Keith refused to leave. He wanted to stay.”

When federal agents arrived to the door, she said Raniere went to hide in “walk in closet and told [her] to ask the police if they had a warrant.” Salzman said Raniere made it clear that police “could not know he was in the room.”

Salzman said while talking to the police through the door, who were asking if anybody else was in the room, she was scared of being shot. Eventually, agents kicked open the door and held her on the group with “four machine guns.”

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DOS slave Lauren Salzman testified Monday she was helping Nxivm head Keith Raniere edit his misogynistic manifesto, which she said he'd planned Nxivm leader Keith Raniere planned to market his alleged sex cult — and was even in the process of writing a handbook about his twisted obsession

Nxivm had all the hallmarks of a money-scamming cult — but the truth was far, far worse. Devotees of the upstate On Monday, Raniere’s secret world came crashing down when authorities tracked him down in Mexico after a months-long manhunt and arrested him for sex trafficking and forced labor.

“They kept asking if anyone was in the door and I didn’t respond,” she said. “But then I was scared they were going to hurt me, going to kick me, so I called out Keith’s name.”

Raniere, who was hiding in a closet, eventually came out after Salzman’s plea for help and started to read her the indictment federal authorities “thrusted in his face.” In that moment, Salzman said, she realized that Keith was not the protector “he had always claimed to be, but a coward.”

“It never crossed my mind that I would choose Keith and Keith would choose Keith,” Salzman said on Tuesday, holding back tears as Raniere glared at her from across the room. “For months after that I felt like such a failure for not being strong enough. I felt like I let him down.”

Pictures: The rise and fall of NXIVM: How a so-called self-help company crumbled after allegations of being a secretive cult that abused sex slaves (INSIDER)

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