“Dynasty” star Catherine Oxenberg met in Albany on Monday with prosecutors in the office of NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and presented evidence that her daughter India is being blackmailed by a cult leader.
Oxenberg believes that India is part of a harem of young women who serve as sex slaves to Nxivm leader Keith Raniere and are branded like cattle with his initials.
The “slaves” are allegedly disciplined with a paddle, kept on starvation diets and forced by their “master” to turn over nude photos of themselves and graphic written confessions as “collateral” to ensure they won’t try to escape.
“I’m desperate to save my daughter,” Oxenberg told a friend before the meeting. “I want to help the other young women. I am desperately hoping the authorities take notice and investigate.”
Schneiderman’s prosecutors believe the strongest case against Nxivm could be based on the women who claim they were held down and branded against their will, leaving Raniere’s initials permanently scarred below their bikini line.
In a response to the New York Times about the claims, a Nxvim spokesperson said the group “firmly opposes and condemns violence, victimhood, dishonor and abuse.”
“Some people have said this is a voluntary sorority. The women I have spoken to tell a far different story,” Oxenberg said. “Coercion is not voluntary. Extortion is not voluntary. Blackmail is not voluntary.”
A spokeswoman for Schneiderman said, “Our office met to hear her concerns.”
Gov. Cuomo’s office announced last month that it is reviewing why state officials have been slow to investigate complaints by former members of the cult.
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