twisted Nxivm leader Keith Raniere According to court documents, a fellow was beaten up in prison by a sex trafficker, who left her with black eyes and vertigo.
Sex-slave Parv complained in a flurry of court filings that his Arizona prison was attacked by Maurice Withers, 33, who is serving an 18-year sentence for trafficking five women, including at least one minor.
“On July 26, 2022, I was attacked while going to the table with food in the dining hall. I did not fight back,” Ranier said in an affidavit about the circumstances in his ongoing trial while he is serving his 120-year sentence.
His lawyers said Withers hit his “head and face” “with a clenched fist”.
“I had no contact with Mr Withers prior to his attack on me,” Raniere said of the attacker, who previously said prosecutors had given a tattoo read, “There is no money like ho money.”
“I had been feeling dizzy for days and couldn’t get out of bed,” Raniere complained of the attack to USP Tucson.
His lawyers also said that the cult leader “suffered a black eye, swelling, nausea and dizziness for more than a week,” and was hit so hard that he had “limited knowledge of the attack.”
“Mr. Ranire asked for an ice pack to help with the pain and swelling but the request was denied,” his lawyer complained in the filing.
The filing said the beating was likely caught on surveillance footage, but he “has not been allowed to view the video.”
The warden knew the cult leader was a victim, but punished him by “following a pattern of vengeance” against him, Raniere and his lawyer claimed.
“I was given a disciplinary ticket for ‘fighting’ and my privileges were revoked and placed in isolation,” Raniere said in the affidavit.
“I believe I was given the disciplinary ticket as a retaliation for the recent publicity that my case has received as a result of my efforts. challenge my faith,
While in a special housing unit, he was “refused to contact legal visits with his lawyers, and was forced to either shout through plexiglass or be handcuffed and confronted by his lawyers.” was tied into a belly chain to communicate with,” his filing complained.
The filing said that even when his disciplinary ticket was rejected, he was “forced to wear painful handcuffs and abdominal chains”.
According to other documents, Raniere is also kept in a cell with an intersex woman – and her lunch is “next to the human feces of the day … quoted by The Sun,
After illegally obtaining another prisoner for passing a love note to actress Nikki Klein, the ex-wife of fellow actress Allison Mack’s other most high-profile member of Nxivm, she was also forced to go to SHU earlier. when they were banned from coming.
“Mr. Raniere spent a total of 97 days at SHU saying ‘send him my love,'” his lawyers said, calling Klein “a close personal friend and partner of Mr. Raniere for more than 15 years.”
“Battlestar Galactica” is one of only a handful of Nxivm members who have been barred from visiting them in prison, the documents mention — along with others including Danielle Roberts, the doctor who helped the cult leader’s victims as their own. Had lost his medical license for branding with initials. ,
Even one of his lawyers, Sunil Chakraborty, had undergone Nxivm training, the documents noted, arguing for his right to continue with the lawyer’s visit.
Raniere is serving a 120-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to multiple charges, including sex trafficking and racketeering, known as “dos” that draw members of his various self-help groups, including Nxivm.
His alleged attacker, Withers, was sentenced in 2017 to 18 years in prison for trafficking women into prostitution in Wisconsin as well as Las Vegas. Prosecutors said at the time that he was convicted on nine counts, including three involving a minor.
According to his lawsuit, Withers met with the women on social media and then “used violence, intimidation, intimidation, degradation, and psychological manipulation to coerce them into prostitution”.
A federal prosecutor told jurors that Withers was “proud and even arrogant” about being “a pimp” with his obvious tattoos, The Times Union noted.
“He sells women and girls for sex. You would hear that he would do anything to make money… he just needed a steady supply of women and girls to sell,” the prosecutor said as per the report.
The Bureau of Prisons did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was unclear whether disciplinary action was taken against Withers for the alleged prison attack.