Nxivm judge isn't in a mood to approve post-trial relief from convicted defendants - 2019-07-11
Judge Nicholas Garaufis has denied Nancy Salzman's motion to have her ankle monitor removed and her curfew lifted as she awaits sentencing for her part in the Nxivm racketeering enterprise. According to the New York Post, the judge gave no explanation and simply wrote "Application Denied."
Testimony during the Nxivm trial did not put Nancy in a favorable light. On May 20 in the trial, Nancy's daughter Lauren Salzman — who it should be noted hid Keith Raniere's involvement in the DOS 'sorority' from her mother — testified that her mother reacted 'horribly' in reaction to mass defections from Nxivm because of the public exposure of DOS. Nancy was angry that a group of women who "impulsively didn't think things through," had decided to brand Keith's initials next to their vaginas and give seduction assignments, Lauren testified. "And she was like how could you do this?" How could Lauren and others in DOS put "everything that we've worked for, for 20 years in jeopardy?" Nancy blamed her daughter and the other women for destroying her company.
In an Artvoice article, former Nxivm consultant turned 'enemy' Joe O'Hara described his impressions of Nancy Salzman. Salzman had given invited guests to her birthday party a list of gifts she would like to receive, "Kind of like a wedding registry list — but with only high-end items on it." The lavish party, which O'Hara was told cost the Bronfman sisters more than $250,000, featured a live performance by Joan Osbourne and The Funk Brothers. O'Hara writes that Kathy Russell later, a Nxivm bookkeeper who also pleaded guilty, told him, "Nancy was a 'little disappointed' with her gifts because she had not received some of the top items on her list."