In his new bid to be released from prison on bail, NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere is claiming his organization is being harassed and intimidated by outsiders, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The shocking accusations exist in documents filed in federal court on Thursday, Sept. 6 by Raniere’s lawyers. The attorneys requested the judge seal the identities of Raniere’s bond co-signors from the public for a second time.
Now, according to the documents, the reason why Raniere’s co-signors are desperate for their identities to be kept secret is because they live in fear of being harassed, according to the papers.
The documents state that the co-signors are “reasonably afraid of serious repercussions from participating in this court process through the signing of a bond on behalf of the defendant Keith Raniere.”
The cult leader’s representation also claimed that the NXIVM organization has fallen victim to “wide-spread hacking and misappropriation” of its database within the last 16 months.
Also, supporters of Raniere’s cult have had their home addresses leaked “as a means of harassment and intimidation,” the documents claimed.
As Radar readers know, this is not Raniere’s first bail request. The NXIVM leader was denied bail in June because the judge said he was financially “worthless.”
Although the former Smallville actress is currently on house arrest at her parents’ home in California, a judge recently approved her request to attend school and church.
Raniere, Mack and three others are awaiting trial for accusations that they blackmailed, harassed, and threatened women.
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