Video has been released of Mexican authorities arresting NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere at a luxury villa in Puerto Vallarta A group of women that includes Smallville actress Allison Mack chases after the police car after it leaves the $10,000-a-week propertyThe 57-year-old was extradited to Texas and charged with sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy He is the leader of the secretive New York-based group called NXIVM The group has been described by former members as a ‘sex cult’ that brandishes and brainwashes women Raniere left the US last year after details of women being branded with his initials were made public By Chris Spargo and Emily Crane For Dailymail.com.
A former television star was among those who chased down officers after they took away cult leader Keith Raniere in the Mexican resort village of Puerto Vallarta over the weekend.
The 57-year-old leader of the secretive New York-based group called NXIVM was taken into custody by Mexican authorities after he was found surrounded by a group of women at a $10,000-a-week luxury villa on Sunday.
An individual with former ties to NXIVM tells DailyMail.com that Mack was joined in the video by a group of women including actress Nicki Clyne and high-profile members Lauren Salzman and Loreta Garza.
The same source described Mack as Raniere’s right-hand woman at NXIVM.The actress only recently traveled down to Mexico however, with her social media showing her in the area for just the past month.
The complaint says Raniere founded NXIVM about 20 years ago and held a series of purported self-help workshops.
Courses associated with the group costs thousands of dollars each and participants are encouraged to pay for additional classes and to recruit others in order to rise within the ranks of NXIVM.According to the complaint, Raniere created a secret society within Nxivm called DOS in 2015, which loosely translated to ‘Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions’, or ‘The Vow’.DOS operated with levels of women slaves headed by masters and most were recruited from within NXIVM’s ranks.
Smallville actress Allison Mack was considering a high-ranking member of the cult and was believed to have been second in charge to Raniere.
‘For months, I have worked to expose Keith Raniere and Nxivm and today’s arrest vindicates my efforts.