Jennifer Aniston has already taken an NXIVM course, according to new documentary series Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. In the first episode, which aired on Sunday, October 18, former NXIVM cult member India Oxenberg revealed that at her first meeting with the group, she was told that the friends star and then boyfriend Gerard Butler were just two of many famous alumni involved in the sex cult.
It was not quite true.
Aniston, 51, and Butler, 50, took a class for reasons that are not clear, but the two never got involved in the group. One person who stepped forward, according to Oxenberg, was Rosario Dawson, who was at the same first meeting she attended – but who also didn’t invest in the group like Oxenberg, 29, had. at the time.
NXIVM and founder Keith Raniere needed the money and star power to see their deranged vision come to life. For the front half of this equation he had Seagrams heiresses Clare and Sara bronfman, which injected nearly $ 200 million into the group. Then there was Allison Mack, the Smallville star, who worked to recruit other Hollywood celebrities.
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Mack, 38, was not very lucky in his endeavors, reaching out to Kelly Clarkson and Emma Watson without getting a response. She managed to convince Raniere, and the two combined to become a living nightmare for the hundreds of women who found themselves invited to the cult’s new sect, a secret master-slave sorority known as DOS.
These young women soon found themselves serving every whim of Raniere and were ordered to make sweeping changes in their lives to please the cult leader. For the most part, it started with their diet, with Raniere limiting girls to just 900 calories a day, so they weighed less than 100 pounds in many cases. He was allowed to have an increasing waistline because it showed his “sacrifice for humanity” as he did not have time to train.
Mack developed a diet for women, which consisted of several spoonfuls of plain yogurt and fruit and a bite of Kimchi for lunch and dinner. Approved drinks include lemon water with stevia, probiotics, and Zevia, a calorie-free sparkling water. The dessert would be a sugarless gum.
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Once they had achieved this goal, the blackmail process would begin and each girl would be marked with a cauterized pen. The mark was the initials of Mack and Raniere, who each controlled a harem of girls. “During the marking ceremonies, the slaves were to be completely naked, and a master ordered a slave to film the mark while the others prevented the slave from being marked,” reads a statement from the US attorney’s office. .
Mack also collected collateral from these women in the form of damaging secrets that sometimes weren’t even true. These would be recorded, and the individual would be threatened with disclosing those recordings if he refused sex with Raniere or told anyone he was tagged.
Now she and Raniere will pay the price for these crimes when they are convicted later this year.