Like other witnesses for the prosecution before her, Jay claimed that female "slaves" in DOS were required to survive on a strict 500-carlories-a-day diet and were barred from shaving their public hair.
A former member of NXIVM's secret "master/slave" group testified on Tuesday that Smallville actress Allison Mack groomed her to have sex with cult leader Keith Raniere and promised her that the experience would help cure her childhood molestation trauma.
"Allison was having her try and get down to a certain weight", Nicole testified. It was just really hard to watch, sometimes. "It was tough on her". "The first thing Allison said is, 'Look what this is doing to India, she hasn't eaten since she got your email", Nicole recalled. To make matters worse, according to Nicole's testimony, India was forced to stay on this starvation diet for month and months.
Jay said from the witness stand that she chose to sever ties with the secretive group after Mack and India Oxenberg, the daughter of former Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg, had given her an assignment to seduce Raniere, 58, reported Albany Times-Union.
Mack plead guilty to two federal counts for her role in NXIVM, a self-purported self-help and women's empowerment group that actually operated as a sex pyramid scheme, in which women were recruited and branded as "slaves" by Raniere and a select group of women referred to as "masters".
In April, Mack pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy and racketeering.
Catherine Oxenberg explained how her daughter ended up in Raniere's cult in her book, Captive: A Mother's Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult, which released in August 2017. However, she never expected India Oxenberg to get so deeply involved with the group. When prosecutors asked Nicole how long India was on a 500-calorie a day diet, Nicole answered, "The entire time that I knew her, which was nearly a year".
"It's so many layers of disgust. The layers of sadism and cruelty are endless", she continued.