Actors Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler attended a Nxivm class at one time. I remember hearing about it several years ago.
The two apparently liked the courses, at least a little, but were unwilling to make the commitment required of those who want to advance up the Stripe Path. They did not take more classes according to a source familiar with their attendance at the class.
In the docuseries Seduced, India Oxenberg said that high-ranking Nxivm members would mention how Aniston, Butler, and Sir Richard Branson took Nxivm classes, even if they didn’t become members. It was a recruitment tool to mention that the rich and famous took the course.
A recent report from New Idea Magazine seems to have enlarged Aniston’s role in Nxivm reporting that she “unwittingly dabbled” in the alleged “sex cult” NXIVM, alongside Gerald Butler and that she was “drawn in” by the organization, and “fought to get out.”
The two actors did not fight to get out. They simply never returned to take any more classes.
Karen Unterreiner spent some 40 years as one of Keith Raniere’s girlfriends, and 20 of those years in Nxivm. She met Raniere when she was 18  and finally left him when he was arrested in 2018.
Now she is making a few statements on Twitter as @KarenReiner59, joining the ranks of former girlfriends who are displeased with him.
Karen describes herself as a “Free person in training. Narcissist survivor. Learning to say ‘Hell no!'”
The narcissist she is referring to is Raniere.
This is an interesting observation. The judge did sentence him to life and there are some who think the sentence was not for his crimes of conviction but because the judge saw Raniere as a monster.
On October 12, Karen Tweeted this bit of advice: “Don’t give your heart to someone who doesn’t have one.”
It is peculiar, but a fair number of women who once gave their hearts to Keith, have turned against him, including Karen.
Among the women who had an intimate relationship with him and now condemn him are:
- Karen Unterreiner
- Kristin Keeffe
- Toni Natalie
- Lauren Salzman
- Barbara Bouchey
- Ivy Nevares
- Victoria [Jane Doe]
- India Oxenberg
It is expected that three other women – Nancy Salzman, Kathy Russell and Allison Mack – will also speak against him at their own sentencing. Allison has already done so in her allocution during her guilty plea hearing in 2019.
It is curious but of his four inner-inner circle members – the four women who were with him before Nxivm – Karen, Kristin Keeffe, Pam Cafritz and Barbara Jeske, two are dead from cancer and the other two, both cancer survivors, have turned against him.
Even women who knew him only a short while condemned him.
There is Rhiannon, Gina Melita, Marie Christine, “L”, Kathy, and another Jane Doe, who was once part of his harem.
That makes 20 women who were with him, who thought he was something special and later came to fear and despise and condemn him.
Having 20 people you once had sex with, all fearing you, wanting you in prison, many of them believing you destroyed their lives, is hard to achieve.
Here is an interesting graphic of Nxivm in Mexico found online:
It seems to be missing several important Mexican members, including First Line Masters in DOS: Rosa Laura Junco, Loreta Garza, Daniella Padilla, and Monica Duran. Counting Camila, of the eight First Line Masters, five of them were from Mexico.
Clare Bronfman Has Time on Her Hands
Clare Bronfman, Federal Prisoner #91010-053, has served one month and 20 days in prison. She has 79 months and 10 days to go. With good behavior, she can shave off a year of her sentence. She might also get to serve the last six months in a halfway house. That means she could be outside of the prison walls in 61 months or by Christmas 2025.
Currently, she is at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center awaiting placement in a permanent prison. She has asked to be placed in Danbury at the prison camp, a low security prison.
Sentencing Likely Postponed Until After New Year –
Allison Mack, Lauren Salzman, Nancy Salzman and Kathy Russell are still awaiting sentencing. Although the judge asked the prosecution to set up sentencing dates with the defense more than a month ago, no such dates have been set as of yet.
With the rise in coronavirus cases in New York – and the usual slowdown in courthouse activity during the last six weeks of the year – it seems unlikely that the sentencing will occur before the end of the year.
Lauren Salzman told a tale of abuse at the hands of Keith Raniere for days on the witness stand. When she was cross-examined by Marc Agnifilo, she grew increasingly distraught and Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis halted the cross-examination and scolded Agnifilo.
The judge said he was a human first and a judge second in explaining why he chose to excuse the witness.
Several observers commented that if Lauren was a man and started crying like that, the judge would not have stopped the cross-examination.
It is the defense attorney’s job to impeach a prosecution witness. However, if a witness cries loud enough, should she escape the intense scrutiny of cross-examination? Especially when the defendant in the case is, like Raniere was, facing life in prison.
But Lauren cried loud; she wailed and acted like she was going to have a hysterical fit when confronted with a challenge to the veracity of her story and her own role as the cause of some of the horrors she said she suffered.