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Seagram Heiress Gets Bail in Probe of Alleged New York Sex Cult

  • Organization allegedly recruited women to serve as sex slaves
  • Two others were charged in investigation earlier this year
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Seagram Heiress Gets Bail in Probe of Alleged New York
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An heiress to the Seagram Co. fortune was released on a $100 million bond following her arrest in a widening probe of a self-help organization that prosecutors say was a secretive cult that branded its victims and forced them to participate in sexual acts.

Clare Bronfman, the daughter of former Seagram chairman Edgar M. Bronfman, was one of four women charged Tuesday in connection with the investigation of Nxivm, an Albany, New York-based multilevel marketing company founded by Keith Raniere.