India Oxenberg says she’s made a lot of progress forgiving Allison Mack for her involvement in NXIVM.
The 30-year-old, who is the daughter of actress Catherine Oxenberg, was recruited from the master-slave sorority of NXIVM known as DOS by Mack, 38. Shortly after Mack learned of her plight on Wednesday – a three-year prison sentence and a $ 20,000 fine for the crimes she pleaded guilty to in 2019 – India told Fox News in a statement that she was “still in a state of disbelief.”
“But I trust and honor the judge’s decision. I hope her victims, including myself, will feel justified and safer, given that she spoke out against Keith Raniere. We all need it. time to process and digest everything. This is a great time for all of us, “the statement continued from India.
In a new interview with People TV, India revealed that Mack had personally apologized to some of her victims ahead of her sentencing date and in addition to the public apology she made in a court file last week. .
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“I didn’t expect to get a letter from her, and the tone seemed honest and really sad, and also… like she saw the truth about who Keith Raniere really is,” India told the outlet. “It was validation in itself to know that everything my mom and I did and talked about had an effect on her.”
India left NXIVM a few years ago following her mother’s fight to get her daughter out. The matriarch published a book titled “Captive: A Mother’s Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult” in 2018 and the two have since come together and share a strong bond.
India said she forgave the “Smallville” actress for her wrongdoing despite the toll it took to her and her family.
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“I think when you are lucky like me to have real love in your life and real support, it gives you the opportunity to have forgiveness and closure because you know what really matters,” he said. India told the media.
She added: “I have no reason not to [accept her apology]. It doesn’t take away everything that happened to me and his other victims, but it’s definitely something that gives me more peace to move forward. “
Meanwhile, her mother said she trusted Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who presided over the NXIVM trial. Last year, NXIVM frontman Keith Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison.
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“He’s incredibly wise, and if that’s the sentence he chose for Allison, it’s justice,” Oxenberg, 59, said of the judge. “He thinks this woman is remorseful and sincere and he wants to give her a second chance. And I respect him.”
The “Dynasty” actress also said she thinks there are great things in store for her daughter.
“For India, I think the world is its oyster,” Oxenberg explained. “She came out stronger, she found her voice, she’s deeply involved in activism and all of her plans are sort of going in the direction where she found her strength, and I’m very, very happy for her. “
Mack’s conviction was long in coming, as the former actress was arrested in April 2018 on federal charges for his involvement in NXIVM, led by a doomed leader Keith Raniere. It pleaded guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges in April 2019.
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Devoting herself to the personal development guru “has been the biggest mistake and the biggest regret of my life,” she wrote in a letter filed with the court last week.
“I’m sorry for those of you that I brought into NXIVM,” she wrote. “I’m sorry to have already exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive ploys of a crooked man.”