NXIVM: Keith Raniere said swallowing his semen made women see blue lights - 2019-05-24
Our correspondent Dianne Lipson was in court all day Thursday, and her report is certainly worth the wait as witness Daniela began her testimony about becoming an imprisoned sex slave for Nxivm leader Keith Raniere.
At the start of the the day, Judge Garaufis announced that the motion for a mistrial is denied. He referred to the previous day's events by saying: There was discussion of the validity of a plea proceeding before me. and whether the witness had been disingenuous or lying. The jury knew that the proceeding was in front of me; I accepted the guilty plea. Judge Garaufis said he did not want to be taken by surprise by something like this again.
The new witness is Daniela, the woman who was kept in a room for 2 years. Daniela is the sister of Mariana, who had Raniere's second child, and Camilla, who Raniere took explicit photos of when she was underage. Daniela's last name is not revealed, and the courtroom artists were asked not to sketch her face. Daniela is tall and slender, with long hair.