Catherine Oxenberg on Losing Her Daughter to the Sex Cult NXIVM: ‘Going Public Was a Last Resort’

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Long before the arrest of Keith Raniere and the summer of headlines about his alleged sex-cult consigliere Allison Mack, there was Catherine Oxenberg.

The former Dynasty star and royal descendant appeared on Megyn Kelly Today in November 2017, cementing her role as the face of the uprising against Raniere and his cult, NXIVM. Oxenberg brought the media a story that was almost too strange to be true, reporting her daughter’s brainwashing into a secret sorority where women were trained as “slaves,” branded, and forced to follow orders at the risk of punishment or public humiliation. According to court documents—and unbeknownst to many of the initiates—Raniere, aka “Vanguard,” was the ultimate “master” behind the whole operation.

In 2011, Oxenberg introduced her 19-year-old daughter, India, to NXIVM’s Executive Success Programs, believing that the course would help her grow as a young entrepreneur. Over the next seven years, Oxenberg watched as India slowly transformed from an individual with dreams and aspirations of her own into an instrument and victim of Raniere’s increasingly sinister machinations. In the new book Captive: A Mother’s Crusade to Save Her Daughter from a Terrifying Cult, Oxenberg juxtaposes her personal journey from mother to cult buster against Raniere and NXIVM’s downfall. While the book triumphantly ends with Raniere in handcuffs, Oxenberg had no idea when she began to chronicle her crusade that NXIVM’s demise would soon be making headlines across the world.

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Here’s What a Luxury Ski Resort Owned by North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Looks Like

North Korea’s abrupt cancellation of a joint cultural event this week leaves only one venue in the country that will host events for next month’s Winter Olympics: Kim Jong Un’s luxury ski resort.

South Korean skiers will begin training Wednesday at North Korea’s Masikryong resort as part of an agreement to spur reconciliation ahead of the Games starting Feb. 9 in South Korea. North Korea on Monday scrapped a joint cultural performance at Mount Kumgang, a resort built while Kim’s father was in power, in a move that revealed underlying tensions between the nations.

“Seeing South Koreans practice at a place he built is a propaganda coup for Kim,” said Lee Su-seok, a North Korea analyst at South Korea’s Institute for National Security Strategy. “Masikryong represents his era, and he is relying on the ski resort rather than the 20-year-old mountain resort to emerge from his father’s shadow.”

North Korea is seeking to capitalize on South Korea’s desire for a peaceful Winter Games as international sanctions over its nuclear arms program further squeeze its finances. Trade with China — North Korea’s main financial backer — shrank by more than half last month, the latest evidence of what Kim earlier this month called the “unprecedented impediments” his country has faced.

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows North Korean staff members riding a chair lift at the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows members of a ‘ski camp’ at the Masikryong ski resort

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While South Korea currently bans tourists from traveling north, the thaw over the Olympics brings the countries closer to dialogue on restoring lucrative cross-border tours that once brought Kim’s regime millions of dollars a year. The free advertising for his ski resort may also attract more visitors from China, which sends more tourists to North Korea than any other country.

Until a travel ban last year, the number of U.S. visitors was believed to hover at about 1,000 a year. Those with special permission to travel are now advised to draft a will and discuss funeral arrangements.

Kim, a skiing fan who was educated in Switzerland, ordered soldiers to build the Masikryong resort shortly after he took power in 2011. North Korea says it built the resort in just one year, boasting that it would have taken other nations a decade.

North Korea used a loophole on luxury goods in the United Nations Security Council resolution to bring in European-made snowmobiles and other equipment to Masikryong. While the European Union considers ski equipment to be luxury goods, China told a UN panel of experts that skiing was a “popular sport for people.”

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows a general view of the lobby of the Masikryong ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows a room at the Masikryong ski resort

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Fresh UN sanctions passed last year will make it harder for Kim to maintain the resort, according to Christopher Green, senior adviser on the Korean peninsula at the International Crisis Group in Amsterdam. While China might justify snow plows as necessary for public safety, restrictions on industrial machinery would block sales of a ski lift, Green said.

Masikryong, which means a mountain pass where horses rest, has 10 ski runs, with the longest one stretching as far as 5,100 meters (16,700 feet). A giant electronic screen displays propaganda videos at the bottom of the hills, according to 2015 footage by Singaporean video journalist Aram Pan.

The nearby 11-story hotel, painted in orange, has 120 rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a karaoke bar, a gym and a children’s room with books like “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” the footage showed. A shop sells North Korean handbags, and foreigners can use an internet room. TVs in the guest rooms show channels from the U.K., China, Japan, Germany and Russia, Pan said, adding that locals can’t watch them.

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 20, 2017 shows North Korean staff members in a restaurant at the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows North Korean skiers at a cloak room of the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort,

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The flight to the nearby Kalma Airport from Beijing takes less than two hours. Visitors have so far included Chinese diplomats, Dennis Rodman, a former NBA star who has befriended Kim over several trips to North Korea, and Japanese pro-wrestler-turned-lawmaker Antonio Inoki.

The resort has also seen controversy. Human-rights activists were outraged last year when a team of NBC journalists showed women and children using axes and sticks to clear snow from the bus route into the resort.

Jin Chun-kyu, a South Korean who visited Masikryong in November under a U.S. Green Card, said the resort takes dollars, yuan, yen and euro, as well as North Korean won. He said it costs about $ 100 a day to ski at the resort, which restricts the daily number of visitors to 2,000.

“It’s quite spacious,” said Jin, who visited before the season opened. “You don’t have to wait long to ride a lift.”

The resort has “no problem” as a venue for joint training and practice games, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said by email on Jan. 26 after its inspection team visited the resort. Its slopes and snow are in “fine” condition, while Kalma is well managed, it said.

“Pyeongchang’s Olympic appeal is rubbing off on Masikryong,” said Lee Choong-ki, a professor of tourism at Seoul’s Kyung Hee University. “North Korea is getting more global publicity than it could ever have by spending tons of its own money.”

 

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows North Korean skiers at a ski clothing rental desk at the Masikryong, or Masik pass’ ski resort

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesIn this photo taken on February 20, 2017, Kim Chol-Nam, 30, poses for a portrait at the ski hire desk where he works at Masikryong

 

ED JONES—AFP/Getty ImagesThis photo taken on February 19, 2017 shows a giant screen on a slope of the Masikryong ski resort

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Where do you go for a laid-back birthday trip? Well, if you’re Kim Kardashian and you’re turning 37, you go to Amangiri Resort, a remote spot in Canyon Point, Utah. (You may remember that stylish British It girl Lucy Williams Instagrammed from the same resort just last week.)

Kardashian posted several photos on Instagram Stories, captioning one of them: “Most relaxing bday trip! #Amangiri.” One look at the property, and it’s easy to see why Kardashian chose it: The tranquil desert landscape looks like the perfect place to unwind (and show off your new swimsuit).

“Amangiri’s geometric planes are hued with ochre, yellow and pink to blend with the cliff curve it sits within,” the resort’s website reads. “Each Suite features a large living area that opens onto a terrace offering Utah desert views that change color by the hour.” Ready to feel inspired? We rounded up some of our favorite images of the resort below.

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Your day starts early as usual. You sip a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise from your balcony before heading down to the fitness room for your morning workout. On the way back, you run into one of the newest homeowners in your building. You chat for a few minutes and make plans to meet for drinks that evening on the terrace. Breakfast and a quick shower, now you’re ready for a morning meeting downtown, and then lunch and shopping with a friend. Your car is waiting for you in the secure parking lot and you head out for the day.

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Just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, the drive is short even though it feels like you’ve headed off to a resort every time you pull up! Today, as you return home, you notice that the groundskeepers have been hard at work, the lawns have been meticulously manicured once again. Your partner is home already when you arrive and you decide to walk over to the restaurant for dinner. Before you leave, you sit down to go over your schedules for the week. Tuesday evening there is a cooking class at the cooking theatre with a world class chef and there is a showing at the community’s art gallery this Friday so you make plans to attend together. Your dog has a day booked at the pet spa on Wednesday so you agree to drop her off before you leave that day. Your grandchildren are coming for a visit on Saturday so you make a note to stop by the community grocery store to pick up some of their favorite snacks as you’ll spend much of the day enjoying 650 ft of pristine private shoreline.

650 ft of pristine private shoreline at Pacific Landing.

Your home is located in The Douglas, a distinguished 5-story building at the heart of the Pacific Landing community, just steps away from the restaurant so a few minutes later, you’re at dinner. Over dinner, you discuss destination ideas for your next trip. Travel is one of the passions you share and living at Pacific Landing gives you the freedom to travel without concern for maintenance or security at home while you’re away! With your anniversary approaching, your partner wants to head south but you’re hoping for Europe. You agree to look into both options.

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After enjoying a fabulous dinner, you decide to walk down to the community garden to check on your section before meeting your neighbors on the terrace for drinks. This is one of your favorite things about the community. With so many unique amenities and services available right on site, you have the ability to choose the lifestyle that is perfect for you  and the arts and culture that Victoria offers are just minutes away.  

The Douglas at Pacific Landing.

Your home is one of only 20 units in the stunning Douglas building which features a designer mix of old and new with transitional craftsman exteriors and contemporary interiors. One of your favorite features in your home is a custom wood mantle milled from wood recycled right here on site. You love to show this off to guests when they visit for the first time. You also love the high ceilings and luxury finishes which make your home feel large and luxurious. Smart Home Technology, which came standard, lets you monitor and control your home easily.

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You’ve never regretted your decision to join this community. You never have to worry about security, yard work or maintenance but the options and customizations available let you enjoy many of the benefits of single family living at the same time. It’s was the perfect choice for easy, customizable oceanfront living!

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La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, features 90 holes of some of the country’s best golf, including the famous Stadium Golf Course at PGA West and the picturesque Mountain Course at La Quinta Resort.Named as one of the World’s Best Golf Resorts by Travel & Leisure Magazine as well as one of America’s Top 10 Winter Golf Resorts by Forbes Traveler Magazine, it’s no surprise that the Stadium Course at PGA West is host to several PGA Tour events such as the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, Diners Club Matches, PGA Grand Slam and The PGA Skins Game.Indulge in a round of golf at it’s finest and take your shot at mastering these championship courses!
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Lake Buena Vista Resort Village And Spa, Orlando,FL

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