New York doctor accused in court of 'branding female sex slaves'

Mail Online | 7/25/2018 | Chantalle Edmunds For Dailymail.com
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A former member of alleged cult Nxivm has accused a New York doctor of branding female members who were alleged sex slaves.

Dr. Danielle Roberts, 37, from New York, was identified as a bikini-clad brunette pictured looking relaxed as Nxivm's lush resort headquarters in a 2014 photo that was shown in Brooklyn federal court on Thursday and that also featured at least three alleged slaves, as reported by New York Post.

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The photo was taken by member-turned-whistleblower Mark Vicente and was shown among others at Keith Raniere's ongoing sex-trafficking trial giving jurors a look at the Fijian island that Seagram heiress and Nxivm bankroller Clare Bronfman helped buy.

Raniere faces charges in federal court of forming a secret society within his self-help organization that forced women to have sex with him.

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In the picture Roberts is seen looking relaxed as she poses in idyllic surroundings surrounded by other women.

Vicente spent 12 years as a high-ranking Nxivm member.

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Referring to Roberts, Vicente accused her of being 'a slave and a master, and the person who actually did the branding,' he said in Brooklyn federal court.

'She was the brander,' he added.

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Vicente has accused Roberts of using a cauterizing pen to sear Nxivm founder Keith Raniere's initials into women, all members of the Nxivm subset called DOS.

Roberts hasn't been charged with a crime but according to court documents she is under investigation on suspicion of violating state standards for doctors by branding several women with Keith Raniere's initials, the onetime leader of the group called NXIVM.

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Officials launched the inquiry into suspected professional misconduct by Roberts in response to a 2017 complaint, which involved the branding of...
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