NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere Is a 'Dangerous & Manipulative Psychopath,' Ex Claims

Apr. 24 2018, Updated 3:10 p.m. ET

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Keith Raniere is a dangerous man who needs to be stopped, his ex-girlfriend Toni Natalie told in an exclusive interview.

Raniere, 57, is facing charges of sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy for allegedly running NXIVM, a sex cult accused of abusing, starving, blackmailing and threatening women.

Natalie told Radar she dated Raniere for eight years during the 1990's. At first, she admitted, "I thought we could just end it." Now, Natalie claims her ex is a "very dangerous man."

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"He's a psychopath," said Natalie. "There's no ifs, ands, or buts about it."

Natalie said she was dating Raniere when he first started ESP, otherwise known as Executive Success Programs. At the time, Raniere claimed "he was celibate and he was a unified being that could save the world," Natalie recalled.

Ultimately, Natalie wants him to be exposed of his crimes – some that took years to manifest, she said.

"Anything that Keith does is done very slowly from manipulation, coercion, mind control, mind reform – whatever you want to call it," she explained.

She added: "He's very good at disguising what he does. He's manipulative."

Smallville actress Allison Mack, accused of working as Raniere's recruiter for the cult, was arrested on April 20 for sex trafficking. She is expected to appear in federal court Tuesday afternoon for a bail hearing.

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