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Flush with money — of a reported $150 million from Seagram heiresses Sara and Clare Bronfman — NXIVM founder/leader Keith Raniere wielded the same method of another cult, Scientology, by aggressively going after apostates and critics with bankrupting lawsuits.
Writing for Maclean’s in September 2010, Nicholas Köhler gave two examples:
- In 2003, when anti-cult consultant/déprogrammer Rick Ross posted on his website a psychiatrist’s assessment of NXIVM’s secret manual on brainwashing, NXIVM launched a $10 million trade-secrets suit that’s yet to be resolved. A year later, NXIVM hired Interfor, a security consultancy firm headed by ex-Mossad agent Juval Aviv to investigate Ross.
- When Toni Natalie, a Raniere intimate, left NXIVM in 1999, Raniere sent her passages of a favorite NXIVM text, John Milton’s Paradise Lost— with notations comparing himself to Jesus and Natalie to Lucifer. Natalie said: “I was the chosen one. I was brought in to bear the…
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