Former NXIVM official Allison Mack has been sentenced to three years in prison for racketeering.
Mack helped cult leader Keith Raniere recruit women into a secret society and prepare them to become sex slaves.
India Oxenberg, one of the women who escaped before the cult’s demise, said she felt “justified” after Mack’s conviction.
Former member of the NXIVM sect India Oxenberg said she was “in a state of disbelief” after Allison Mack was sentenced to three years in federal prison today for racketeering.
Prosecutors said Mack played a key role in recruiting people into the sex sect’s secret society for women, known as DOS, and preparing them to become sex slaves for NXIVM chief Keith Raniere. Oxenberg says she was one of them.
Oxenberg left the group in 2018, shortly before Mack, Raniere, and fellow NXIVM member Nikki Clyne were arrested in Mexico. Ranière was sentenced to 120 years in prison in October for child sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
At Mack’s hearing on Wednesday, Oxenberg read a statement about his experience, and later said Hollywood journalist: “I am still in a state of disbelief, but I trust and honor the judge’s decision. I hope her victims, including myself, will feel justified and safe, given that she denounced Keith Raniere. “
“We all need time to process and digest everything. This is a great time for all of us.”
Oxenberg says Mack treated her on behalf of Raniere
Routine, Oxenberg said, was a way for her to show allegiance to DOS, the cult’s secret “sex slave” sorority, she said. DOS was the acronym for Dominus Obsequious Sororium, a Latin phrase meaning “master over slave women”.
Oxenberg was living with Mack, her DOS “master” in Albany, New York, and had to ask Mack’s permission to do anything, she said.
Her day began by waking up and taking a cold shower, then weighing herself. Mack reportedly required Oxenberg to eat between 500 and 800 calories per day in order to be able to losing weight, Previously reported insider.
After his weigh-in, Oxenberg had to send him a suggested daily schedule and a detailed calorie diary so Mack could approve it. Oxenberg said she had to ask permission to eat and stop at 5 p.m.
In court, Mack apologized to the former NXIVM members she had recruited into the group.
“I’m sorry for those of you that I brought into NXIVM. I’m sorry to have already exposed you to the infamous and emotionally abusive schemes of a crooked man,” Mack said.
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