The investigation into the NXIVM intercourse cult is widening and a federal prosecutor says there might be extra legal prices in opposition to its whiffy svengali and his followers.
Keith Raniere and 5 devotees are already dealing with sex-trafficking and different prices. His prime confidantes embody Smallville star Allison Mack and the Seagram’s booze heiress Clare Bronfman.
Assistant U.S. Legal professional Moira Penza additionally instructed a Brooklyn choose on Thursday it’s potential extra folks might be charged within the investigation of the Albany-based cult.
Investigators allege Mack procured enticing ladies for Raniere’s carnal satisfaction and drafted them right into a secret society of intercourse slaves.
The ladies had been allegedly branded with Raniere and Mack’s initials and saved bone skinny.
In the meantime, Mack’s former boyfriend has damaged his silence about how the gorgeous blond girl-next-door grew to become ensnared in Raniere’s weird world.
Chad Krowchuk told Vice he had been dwelling with Mack in Vancouver (the place Smallville was filmed) for numerous years when a few of their pals started displaying an curiosity in NXIVM.
Following a 2007 retreat, Mack grew to become bedazzled and needed him to hitch too.
“That was the half that scared me essentially the most,” Krowchuk instructed Vice.
“Earlier than we had conversations about it, and we each thought it appeared type of bizarre and creepy. I don’t essentially know if she thought it was creepy, however we agreed it appeared just a little tousled.”
In line with Krowchuk and others, the Bronfman sisters — Clare and Sarah — set their sights on bagging a star for Raniere.
Quickly, he discovered himself in Albany taking cult programs. Mack picked up the tab.
“Most conventional folks couldn’t afford to do that,” Krowchuk mentioned.
Mack’s shut pal, Battlestar Galactica star Nicki Clyne, quickly ditched appearing for the cult.
“Nicki I do know she was the primary instance of any person who had a good appearing profession, she was doing fairly effectively, after which she took the programs and went, ‘f*** it, I wish to do that factor as a substitute,”‘ he mentioned.
In 2009, he left and on the time, he mentioned Mack gave the impression to be nice.
Bronfman shouldn’t be accused of intercourse trafficking. All of the defendants have denied the allegations.