Nxivm leader Keith Raniere claims fellow sex trafficker made him dizzy after jail tear down

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Deranged Nxivm leader Keith Raniere was assaulted in prison by a fellow sex trafficker who left him black-eyed and dizzy for days, according to court documents.

The sex slave complained in a flurry of court files that he was assaulted in his Arizona prison by Maurice Withers, 33, who is serving 18 years for trafficking five women, including at least one minor.

“On July 26, 2022, I was attacked while walking to a table with my food in the dining room. I didn’t fight back,” Raniere said in an affidavit in his ongoing conditional trial as he serves his 120-year sentence.

His lawyers said Withers hit him “with a closed fist” on the “head and face”.

“I had no contact with Mr. Withers before he attacked me,” Raniere said of the attacker, who, according to prosecutors, previously had a tattoo: “Isn’t money like how money.”

“I was dizzy for several days and couldn’t get out of bed,” Raniere lamented about the attack on USP Tucson.

His lawyers also said the cult leader “had suffered from a black eye, swelling, nausea and dizziness for over a week”, and was hit so hard that he has “limited knowledge of the attack”.

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“Mr. Raniere asked for ice packs to help with the pain and swelling, but the request was denied,” his lawyer complained on the file.

The assault was likely captured on surveillance footage, but he “wasn’t allowed to view the video,” the filing said.

Guards knew the cult leader was a victim but punished him “in accordance with a pattern of retaliation” against him, Raniere and his lawyer claimed.

“I was given a disciplinary ticket for ‘fighting’ and my privileges were revoked and placed in seclusion ‘pending investigation,'” Raniere said in the affidavit.

“I believe I have been charged with a disciplinary fine in retaliation for the recent publicity my case has received as a result of my efforts to challenge my conviction.”

While in a special housing unit, he “was denied contact with legal visits with his lawyers and was forced to scream through plexiglass or be handcuffed and chained to a belly chain to communicate with his lawyers,” his file complained.

Even when his disciplinary ticket was dismissed, he was “still forced to wear painful handcuffs and abdominal chains” when his lawyer visited him, the filing said.

Raniere has also been put in a cell with an intersex woman — and forced to eat his lunch “next to day-old human feces … smeared all over the wall,” according to other documents cited by The Sun.

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He was also previously forced into SHU after illegally getting another inmate to pass a love note to actress Nicki Clyne, the ex-wife of Nxivm’s other most talked-about member, co-actress Allison Mack, after visiting her. was forbidden.

“Mr. Raniere spent a total of 97 days in the SHU because he said, ‘Send her my dear,'” his lawyers said, calling Clyne a ‘close personal friend and partner of Mr. Raniere’ for more than 15 years.

The “Battlestar Galactica” is just one of the few Nxivm members barred from visiting him in prison, the documents show — with others including Danielle Roberts, the doctor who lost her medical license for treating the cult leader’s victims. with his initials branded .

Even one of his lawyers, Suneel Chakravorty, had received Nxivm training, the documents show, as he argued for his right to continue lawyer visits.

Raniere is serving a 120-year prison sentence after being convicted of numerous charges, including sex trafficking and racketeering, for running a sex cult known as “DOS” that drew members from his various self-help groups, including Nxivm.

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His alleged attacker, Withers, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in 2017 for smuggling women into prostitution in Wisconsin and Las Vegas. He was convicted of nine human trafficking charges, including three charges involving a minor, prosecutors said at the time.

According to his trial, Withers met the women on social media and then used “violence, threats, intimidation, humiliation and psychological manipulation to force them” into prostitution.

A federal prosecutor told jurors that Withers was “proud and even boastful about” being “a pimp,” with his explicit tattoo, the Times Union noted.

“He sells women and girls for sex. You will hear that he would do anything to make money… All he needed was a steady supply of women and girls to sell,” said the prosecutor.

The Bureau of Prisons did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It was not clear whether any disciplinary action had been taken against Withers for the alleged prison attack.

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