I know nothing about the details reported below, but Frank Parlato has been covering NXIVM for a long time and has many insights into what happened in the group. I think his story is worth reading:
As readers know, NXIVM conducted “human potential and ethics” seminars in Albany and elsewhere.
Keith Raniere is the company’s founder. Clare and Sara Bronfman (two of heiresses of the Seagram’s fortune) started investing with Raniere around 2003.
By 2007, the Bronfman sisters invested more than $100 million in commodities, real estate and in litigation to sue adversaries who were preventing NXIVM from reaching its full potential.
Some of their investment was aimed at indicting adversaries, including one of Raniere’s harem members who left the NXIVM group. (The Inside Story of the Coupling of the Dalai Lama and Nxivm Sex Cult Leader Keith Raniere)