NXIVM “cult leader” Keith Raniere had 20 “sex slaves” that he branded with his initials, a justice has heard.
The 58-year-old would allegedly bake his initials into his victims’ flesh, including that of actress Alison Mack and billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman.
A former member of a New York-based organisation Marc Vicente testified in justice that personality Raniere was carrying passionate relations with some-more than 20 members of a cult.
Vincete claimed Keith Raniere speedy one member to starve herself, while Bronfman was systematic to wear a jock tag as punishment.
Jurors also saw photos of a newly branded sex slaves in group, taken shortly after any was hold down and lame with a cauterising pen, reported Daily Mail.
Vicente also pronounced that a photos were kept in a dump box that had been combined by Allison Mack.
Only a jurors were means to see those photos in court.
According to reports, a box also contained a material of any woman, something that a justice could see as extort if they ever attempted to leave a group.
The former member testified that Mack in sold seemed to be removing drastically thinner, call him to pronounce to Raniere.
Vicente told Raniere that Mack seemed broken, call him to allegedly respond: “Well, I’m perplexing to mangle her.”
Vicente also testified that he was a chairman who alerted Catherine Oxenberg that her daughter India was apropos wrapped adult in a organisation and fast losing weight.
The starvation of Nxivm members has now played a pivotal partial in a initial dual witnesses’ testimonies.
Sylvie, 32, pronounced she had been a member of Nxivm for 13 years, and was in a formulation stages of her sex worker branding rite when a organisation fell detached final year.
She told a justice that during one indicate she weighed only 88lbs, and was training 6 hours a day to be a rival runner.
She afterwards went to see a medical professional, who told her to stop exercising
A medical veteran told her to stop operative out, though she pronounced that Bronfman told her it was excellent to practice during a same rate so prolonged as she was not in any pain.
Sylvie was after left in tears while vocalization about an purported passionate confront with Raniere.
“I felt shame,” she pronounced Sylvie about a day she went to a leader’s home so he could perform verbal sex on her.
When it was over, he allegedly took a print of her genitalia.
Raniere has pleaded not guilty to charges including sex trafficking and child pornography, and his counsel has argued that he never forced any women to act opposite their will.
He faces life in jail if convicted.