Some of his brainwashed followers were actually branded with Raniere’s initials, authorities charged.

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Raniere, 57, who lived outside Albany, received financing for his twisted operation from Clare Bronfman, an heir to the Seagram’s liquor fortune, according to authorities. He was arrested March 25 in Mexico and returned to the United States for prosecution.

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The cult title stands for "dominus obsequious sororium” which is Latin for “master over the slave women." Playing Ex-‘ Smallville ’ Actress Allison Mack Believed to Be Part of Alleged Cult .

A report had claimed that Kreuk and another " Smallville " star, Allison Mack , had signed up with self-help guru Keith Raniere, leader of the NXIVM group, based in upstate New York.Last Friday, Mack, 35, was arrested on the same charges. " Smallville " actress Allison Mack may be the next member of an alleged " sex cult " in Upstate New York to be arrested, according to a new report.Rumors are going around that Allison Mack , Clark Kent’s adorkable best friend on Smallville , is a “key recruiter” of a sex cult DOS.The cult title stands for "dominus obsequious sororium” which is Latin for “master over the slave women." The whole thing operated like an extortion plot, with the women forced to follow his directions after revealing “highly damaging information about themselves or family members,” authorities charged.Raniere threatened to use the information against the women unless they went along with the self-serving tenets of his bizarre society.An ex member tells Hollywood EXCLUSIVELY how co-star Kristin Kreuk first introduced her to the group.