Kristin Kreuk [with Kendra Voth and, to a lesser extent, Allison Mack] created a website called Girls by Design in 2009. It was meant to teach teenage girls how to have greater self esteem.
Kristin Kreuk had been in NXIVM since 2006. At some point prior to August 2011, she achieved the rank of Yellow Sash, with two stripes, which certified her to coach students of NXIVM.
In February 2012, Mr. Raniere was accused of being a statutory rapist by several women in an Albany Times Union article: In Raniere’s Shadows.
Kristin Kreuk is believed to have left NXIVM in early 2012. Kendra Voth also seems to have quit. Allison Mack remains.
According to former students, Mr. Raniere teaches that sex between children and adults is acceptable, provided there is no pain involved. He teaches that, while society criminalizes it, past societies condoned it. He has spoken in favor of parent-child sex, according to several former students, and referred to tribal customs and inherent tendencies, in discussing incest between parents and underage children.
Readers of Frank Report, some of whom seem to have known Kristin Kreuk from her role in NXIVM, have weighed in on whether Ms. Kreuk set up Girls By Design to help recruit teens into the cult of Keith Raniere.
Here are a few comments:
Girls by Design was a brainchild, or part of a brainchild of NXIVM. I was around the Cult at the time it was being developed and overheard Nancy Salzman [President of NXIVM and Keith Raniere’s second in command] talk about it more than once. Kristin Kreuk even stayed at Salzmans house when planning Girls by Design.
THE EASIEST KUNT TO SET FOOT ON A FILM SET!!! Just just ask Tom’s [Welling?] ex-wife, if she even knows yet???
Girls by Design seems like a devious way to find impressionable young girls for Raniere.
Kristin Kreuk created a program for underage girls influenced by Keith Raniere’s teachings. Luckily, she is quite flaky and didn’t follow through, or that could have been a disaster.
Kristin said Girls By Design had no association to NXIVM when certain fans expressed their concern on a fan forum many years ago….
GbD appears to be on hold, or defunct. Kristin, when asked about its status in an interview, stated that there are organizations she supports that do the same thing, e.g. “I Am That Girl”.
… None of these ideas lead down the slippery slope of becoming a front to recruit teen girls so that Vanguard can eventually fuck them. People in the outer layers of this group were being “thought reformed” into believing Vanguard was a monk, and that he had no attachments, and that allegations that he had a “harem” was all rumors and lies of people trying to stop the mission.
It was only the inner layer, or those close to it, who knew about his behavior…. Love bombing, thought reform, information control, manipulation, etc., are part of NXIVM programs. These programs rely on the trust of friends to recruit others, many of whom are on the outer layers of the onion.
It only looks like bad judgement in hindsight.