Wednesday, August 08, 2018

"A Mother's Mission" on Dateline: an actress tries to rescue her daughter from NXIVM, which had offered an "Executive Success Program"

On Monday, August 6, NBC Dateline aired “A Mother’s Mission”, one hour, about actress Catherine Oxenberg, and her effort to rescue her daughter India from a group called Nxivm, which is described as a multi-level marketing company .  Megyn Kelly reported.
Oxenberg had starred on “Dynasty” in the 1980s, and previously on “The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana” in 1982.

She brought her daughter to the group thinking it would help her develop the sales techniques to operate her own business, in its “Executive Success Program”.  But gradually India found herself coerced by various practices within the group, as with the founder Keith Raniere.

The efforts to extract her daughter and possibly deprogram so far have not been successful, and the mother-daughter relationship appears estranged.

Smallville actress Allison Mack was in the group.  The practices included tattoos.

I have always been skeptical of any group predicated on how to manipulate people into tribal belonging.   

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