When you have been seeing The Vow, HBO‘s bombshell docuseries concerning the NXIVM cult, then you have observed India Oxenberg‘s family and friends — including her mom, Dynasty celebrity Catherine Oxenberg — struggle for India out from underneath the hands of cult leader Keith Raniere. Currently, India is telling her own story.
Though in the outside NXIVM had been a company specializing in self explanatory, behind the scenes that it was something a lot more menacing. A close, all-female group called DOS has been formed, and its own leaders pulled security from its associates to blackmail them to master-slave associations that lead back into Raniere.
And none of this could have been possible with no right wing girl, Smallville celebrity Allison Mack.
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India has been a committed member of NXIVM if Mack encouraged her to connect DOS. She told Folks on Thursday:
“Allison stated she had a distinctive program she believed can help me. I felt pumped out. I felt unique.”
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But instead of accentuating the 29-year old’s lifestyle, the program almost ruined it. The security India gave was if she”handed over the keys to lock herself in jail,” as she put it. As her”master,” Mack took India to reside on an intense 500-calorie per day diet, also more worse, forced her into a sexual relationship with Raniere. India clarified:
“Among my very first orders from Allison was going to seduce Keith. At the moment, I thought it had been a place I might push fear and vulnerability. That is exactly what I had been told the mission was. I wished to think Allison.”
Needing to give into this CW celebrity’s requirements led to punishments such as cold showers and needing to perform boards. India stated:
“I had been falsified and manipulated and thought what I had been doing was supporting me was actually only functioning Keith.”
Elsewhere, ” she included:
“You get so utilized to the environment of misuse which you think you are worthy of this, which it is very good for you. … I did not wish to watch it as sex abuse”
It is still so tough to think Allison could do this all, also for India.
Regardless of the decades of indoctrination and perpetuating misuse, India promised to find a sign of humanity within her former friend soon prior to her arrest at 2018. She shared:
“She caught my hands. She stated’I do not know whether I am making the ideal choice. Imagine if I wished to have kids or a husband?’ She began to question her options. I hadn’t ever seen her vulnerable”
Wow. She nearly had a moment of emotion regrettably it did not last.
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India had reflected on her intimate connection with Allison, stating:
“She had a whole lot of control and power on me and that I was fearful of her but she can not hurt me . I believe in a great deal of ways she watched herself as a sort of Joan of Arc personality, prepared to fall on a sword for Keith.”
You could capture more of India’s narrative from the forthcoming Starz documentary Seduced: Within the Nxivm Cult beginning October 18.
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