A notorious guru self-helped himself to a bevy of sex slaves, subjecting them to “shame and humiliation,” a federal prosecutor said Tuesday. Keith Raniere – the sex svengali of the NXIVM cult – held sway over the vulnerable women by threatening to expose their “deepest, darkest secrets.” The women either agreed to have sex with him or they would be exposed. Prosecutor Tanya Hajjar presented opening statements at the sex-trafficking trial of Raniere in New York City. “The defendant pretended to be a guru,” Hajjar said, “but he was a criminal.” The prosecution laid out a sordid indictment against Raniere who ensnared Smallville star Allison Mack, a Bronfman heiresses and a bevy of other starlets.
Source: Keith Raniere of sex cult NXIVM was a svengali who subjected and threatened followers with ‘shame and humiliation’