Catherine Oxenberg Reveals Her Daughter India Is ‘Moving Forward’ After Escaping NXIVM Cult

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Nearly a year after revealing her struggle to save her 26-year-old daughter India from NXIVM, a “sex-slave cult” masquerading as a self-help group for women, Catherine Oxenberg has shared that her daughter is out of the group and “moving forward” with her life and will “share her story when she is ready.” According to People, the mother and daughter reunited in June.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Catherine revealed it was her idea to attend their first NXIVM class back in 2011, but that she quickly abandoned the group after getting “weird and creepy” vibes. Unfortunately, India didn’t lose interest. (She was eventually branded with the initials of the alleged cult leaders, Keith Raniere and Allison Mack.

“I brought her in. And that’s why I feel responsible for getting her out,” Catherine said. “At first I felt horrendous guilt that I had participated in bringing my daughter into an organization that was this deviant and dangerous.”

Catherine is currently making the talk show rounds, so expect more details over the next week.


Harry Styles lived in an attic for 18 months—like, when he was very famous—and I’m sure you will see a lot of headlines about this today. But before you start screaming and imagining Styles covered in cobwebs and asbestos, keep in mind that he was living in the attic of a very rich and famous TV producer named Ben Winston. (That bit explains why the attic story is being adapted into a CBS show called Happy Together.)

Per Deadline:

During the CBS session at TCA Sunday, Winston…shared his story about how One Direction band member Harry Styles lived in the attic of his London home. Styles was supposed to stay for two weeks but then ended up setting up shop at their abode for 18 months. Winston said that although his experience with Styles wasn’t as eventful as many may think, it would provide for a good story for a sitcom.


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