Vulnerable and Exposed: NXIVM Slave Says Founder Tied Her Up and Humiliated Her During Sexual Assault

A former sex slave in the alleged cult NXIVM told a jury on Friday that leader Keith Raniere blindfolded her and bound her to a table where she was sexually assaulted by another slave. During the assault, she said Raniere walked around the table, making demeaning comments about her. He told me to get on the table, and he tied my legs and wrist, said the woman, identified by prosecutors only as Nicole, in Brooklyn federal court. The somebody started going down on me. I was trying to process what was happening and then Keith started talking and I was so confused. Then I realized somebody was in the room. Raniere, 58, is Raniere and brand themselves with his initials …