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Fri Apr 12, 2019, 11:50 PM

State probes doctor it says branded women in sex slave case

Source: Associated Press


By TOM HAYS and DAVID KLEPPER
today

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are investigating a doctor they say branded women under unsafe conditions at the behest of the spiritual leader of a secretive self-help group based in upstate New York, according to court documents about the accusations.

The papers containing the revelations stem from a legal fight pitting the state Department of Health against women it says have refused to answer questions about Dr. Danielle Roberts. The Times Union of Albany first reported the investigation Friday.

Officials launched the inquiry into suspected professional misconduct by Roberts in response to a 2017 complaint alleging “the physician participated in the initiation ceremony for a secret society, which involved the branding of female initiates with a cautery pen without anesthesia and under duress,” according to a ruling last year by Acting Supreme Court Justice Kimberly O’Connor.

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Details of the inquiry surfaced as Raniere nears trial on charges he used his cultlike organization to form a subgroup of sex slaves at his command. The legal dispute also demonstrates the sharp divide between followers who have refused to betray someone known within NXIVM as “Vanguard” and those who have admitted to enabling his alleged dark side.

Read more: https://apnews.com/114418496bcb49b6a04c88c9adb41442





Dr. Danielle Roberts







Keith Raniere, group's leader

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 12:22 AM

1. Starting to understand cults

has been informative to understand the blind faith to fox (prior to Trump) and the irrationality of accepting (among the strongest "base" extremely awful behavior/policies from this Administration.

When under undue influence (the spectrum of mind-control) irrational behavior, can seem rational.

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Response to salin (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 11:50 AM

2. They absolutely use cult-like language to promote an us vs them attitude

and appeal to people's fears to manipulate them

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2019, 12:30 PM

3. I hope the state employed the same "probe"

that the Dr. did.

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