Branded, brainwashed and raped: ‘I escaped a sex cult after 8 years’

‘Dynasty’s’ Catherine Oxenberg and her daughter recount how the teen fell under the spell of NXIVM

18 October 2020 - 19:02 By Craig McLean

At just 19, India Oxenberg went along to a seminar near her family home in Los Angeles, run by a group purporting to offer an “executive success programme”. The teenager had just left university in Boston and was trying to start a catering brand, when her mother heard about the supposed self-help organisation from a friend.

“She said it increased her business exponentially, she made more money, was a better communicator, and improved her critical thinking,” explains Catherine Oxenberg, best known for her role as Amanda Carrington on Dynasty...

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