Former Smallville actress Allison Mack has been accused of forcing a brutally restrictive diet on India Oxenberg, the daughter of Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg, and another unnamed woman to please the desires of Keith Raniere, the leader of controversial ‘sex cult’ Nxivm.
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The New York Post reports a 31-year-old actress identified only as Nicole – who is an ex-member of the organisation - testified that Mack, who has admitted to being a Nxivm recruiter, put India on a 500-calorie-a-day diet for more than a year, in an effort to get her down to 107 pounds — what she alleged Raniere determined would be India’s perfect weight.
“When India and I became close, they would use her to make me behave,” Nicole explained. “Alison was trying to have [Oxenberg] get down to a certain weight. It was just really hard to watch, sometimes … It was tough on her.”
It is alleged that Raniere likes his victims to be “skinny, sleep-deprived and compliant.”
Mack pleaded guilty in April to racketeering conspiracy and racketeering and is set to be sentenced in September.
Catherine Oxenberg told PEOPLE Mack’s alleged behavior was “horrendous and despicable”.
“I knew India was on a restricted diet of between 500 to 900 calories, but I had no idea it was down to 500 calories for a year,” said Oxenberg. “It’s so many layers of disgust. When you think it can’t get worse, it does. The layers of sadism and cruelty are endless.”