THE alleged leader of a secretive sex cult believed to brand and brainwash women has fled to Mexico to escape a federal investigation, sources claim.
Keith Raniere has left his home in Albany New York and is currently living in Monterrey, Mexico where he has a number of powerful supporters – including the son of a former Mexican president.
In what must be seen as bad news for Clare Bronfman, The NY state attorney general’s office has suspended its investigation of the Ethical Science Foundation, a bogus nonprofit foundation associated with the sex slaver cult of NXIVM. The reason given: The ongoing federal criminal probe of the organization.
Bronfman and Porter were due to to turn over their records related to human fright experiments, and other human behavioral studies, conducted without oversight.
Porter and other unlicensed NXIVM members were claiming that they had cures for Tourette’s Syndrome, Chrone’s Disease, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other maladies.
The human fright experiment consisted of bringing in an attractive woman – and setting her up on the brain wave machine then showing her violent and graphic scenes including rape and actual killings to measure her response.
If the woman responded properly she would be asked to join DOS. If she exhibited emotional reactions she would not be asked to join the cult.
On March 25 NXIVM founder Keith Raniere was arrested on federal charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit forced labor.
The state investigation focused on the Ethical Science Foundation that was formed in 2007 by Bronfman, an heiress of the Seagram Co. who described herself as operations director of NXIVM.
IRS records reveal the Ethical Science Foundation acquired more than $145,000 worth of computers, medical equipment and brain-activity monitors several years ago.
The state Health Department faced scrutiny last year when it was reported that the agency had brushed off complaints about the brain studies – done by Dr. Porter – and the branding, done by another licensed medical doctor, Danielle Roberts, associated with NXIVM and a DOS slave herself.
Read the Times Union story: https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/AG-suspends-probe-of-NXIVM-nonprofit-12819035.php