HBO’s The Vow, which releases new episodes every Sunday, has been giving cult-obsessed viewers one thing to look ahead to.
Exploring the self-help multi-level advertising and marketing group known as NXIVM, which could ring a bell to anybody who caught wind of the Allison Mack and Keith Raniere trials, the nine-part HBO docuseries dives into many particulars we’ve not heard earlier than.
A latest episode launched us to India Oxenberg, an heiress to Hollywood royalty and royalty-royalty, who was within the throes of NXIVM for longer than most of the different former members who seem on the sequence. So, the place is India Oxenberg now? Maintain studying for particulars.
The place is India Oxenberg right this moment?
Episode Four of The Vow follows former Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg as she makes an attempt to avoid wasting her daughter from NXIVM and DOS, the intercourse slavery subgroup of the alleged cult.
India Oxenberg was, oddly sufficient, first launched to NXIVM by her mom in 2011, when Catherine thought her then-19-year-old daughter may benefit from the Govt Success Program (ESP). In line with Esquire, Catherine “believed India would profit from the empowering self-help workshops NXIVM purported to offer to its members.”
Eight years after the very fact, Catherine enlisted the assistance of two key gamers in The Vow, Sarah and Nippy, to assist get her daughter out of the cult, and finally to understand the dangerous fact of NXIVM and its DOS group, which branded its members — India included.
On the time of filming Episode 4, India was nonetheless very a lot in DOS, avoiding her mom and people making an attempt to assist her out by explaining that she was pleased with the model, in addition to of the chain she was made to put on to represent her devotion to cult chief Keith. Like many within the all-women DOS group, India was additionally severely limiting her caloric consumption and was compelled to have sexual relations with Keith.
Lately, India has left NXIVM and DOS.
Whereas India stayed in NXIVM after Sarah Edmondson’s damning 2017 New York Occasions exposé, she lastly left the cult as soon as Keith was arrested in February 2018 and extradited from Mexico to New York.
That arrest, along with mounting strain from Catherine and the affect of her new boyfriend — to whom she is now fortunately engaged — propelled her to lastly depart the group in 2018.
“In the present day she is doing superb,” Catherine instructed Good Morning America in 2019, following the publication of her memoir, Escaping the NXIVM Cult: A Mom’s Struggle to Save Her Daughter, which was made right into a Lifetime film final September. “It has been a yr since she’s been out. There’s been a number of therapeutic and she or he’s in a really empowered place. I am actually, actually pleased with her. It was a terrifying ordeal.”
India attended the closing arguments in opposition to her former “grasp” Keith in federal courtroom in June of 2019, the place he was convicted of racketeering, intercourse trafficking, compelled labor conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy.
Lately, India appears to be residing in Los Angeles, near her Malibu-based mom. Whereas she posts occasionally on Instagram, she did replace her followers final October with a photograph of her attractive engagement ring. “I will take this topping,” she wrote, suggesting again then that she was planning a marriage for 2020.
We’re so comfortable India is secure and doing properly after her time in NXIVM.