By Professor Plum
Why would Keith Raniere not have been abusing his power over women in NXIVM prior to 2009?
Raniere from exploiting women he had power over. He had power over Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack and other young females and it is naive to think he did not take advantage of that situation. In recent days we have seen in the headlines many accused of abusing power over women and committing sexual assault and rape. Just because Susan Dones did not see Raniere taking advantage of Mack and Kreuk does not mean it was not happening.
What we know is that Raniere was accused of molesting girls in the 1990s, and he is accused of enslaving women for sex now. That tells me the desire was there all along. And, if the desire was there, and Raniere had power over them, what would have stopped him from making a move sexually on the women under his spell? I recall when Roger Ailes was accused of sexual harassment, Greta Van Susteren was sure Ailes was not a sexual harasser because he never made a move on her. Well, Greta was wrong.
To say Raniere did not exploit them is like saying you are sure some girl was safe when she passed out at a party in a house full of horny frat boys. We know Raniere had the will and had the way.
Would you think Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein or Charlie Rose could have had young, attractive women completely under their influence and would not take advantage of them sexually? Of course you wouldn’t, because you know their history. But Raniere has a history that is even worse than those men and it is just as silly to believe Raniere was somehow controlling his urges with women under his power.
I think Susan Dones simply didn’t know everything that was going on with Raniere, just like Greta did not know what was going on all around her at Fox News. Because there is no way a person like Raniere was not abusing his power of control over beautiful young women, and especially beautiful young actresses who were so infatuated with him that they put him before their own promising careers.
If the full story of the NXIVM cult is ever told, there will be some surprising things in that story that are more sick and shocking than tattoos and paddled butts and sex slaves. That is the way it always is when the closed doors of sick, abusive people are opened and their secrets are exposed. And the NXIVM story would be haunting and disturbing and you can bet if it was told in detail in a movie it would be more like a hard NC-17 movie and not like a G rated or PG rated TV movie some seem to think it is.
What we know is just the tip of the iceberg.