Prosecutors on Monday divulged the great lengths Seagram’s liquor heiress Clare Bronfman went to silence victims and critics of the Nxivm sex-slave cult, including by sending them “threatening letters” and siccing her team of lawyers and private investigators on them.
Former members of a Nxivm sub-cult called DOS — in which women were branded with guru Keith Raniere’s initials and groomed to have sex with him — detailed how Bronfman’s attempts at intimidation further decimated their lives.
“When I was at my most vulnerable, Clare Bronfman traumatized me,” one ex-member wrote in a victim-impact statement included as part of a 127-page detention memo filed by prosecutors in Brooklyn.
Details of Bronfman’s “obsessive” attempts to investigate and intimidate those speaking out against the cult and its leader, Raniere, were revealed in the memo ahead of the heiress’ Sept. 30 sentencing.
Prosecutors are asking for Bronfman, 40, to get five years in prison — double the maximum 30 months she faces