Catherine Oxenberg reveals her guilt for introducing daughter to cult

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"Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg fought to rescue her daughter, India, from what some have called a unsafe sex cult.

Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further and further down the rabbit hole, becoming brainwashed by the organization's charismatic leader, Keith Raniere. Mack and alleged cult leader Keith Raniere were part of the group known as NXIVM, as well as group co-founder Nancy Salzman and Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman. "Somewhere deep down I knew this was a bogus scam", Oxenberg told Inside Edition.

"A friend called to warn me that India was involved in a secret master-slave sorority in which women were put on a starvation diet and, in a secret ceremony, held down naked and branded on the pubic region with a searing-hot cauterizing iron - like cattle", Oxenberg writes in her new book "Captive", which is out Tuesday.

Her 26-year-old daughter admitted that she had.

But her mother, Catherine Oxenberg, wasn't about to let that happen.

"I brought her in".

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"If I hadn't done what I'd done, maybe my daughter India would be sitting where Allison is sitting today", she said.

When interventions and quietly going to the authorities didn't work, Oxenberg said she had no choice but to go public with her plight - which is what she says ultimately saved the 26-year-old.

"I'm so incredibly grateful because if they hadn't been arrested I would have had to run for my life ..." And that's why I feel responsible for getting her out. "At first I felt horrendous guilt that I had participated in bringing my daughter into an organisation that was this deviant and unsafe". "I received threats myself". Oxenberg said her daughter became immersed in the organization quickly and donated the majority of her inheritance to it. "And India never stood a chance'".

Edmondson, a former member who told the New York Times past year about being literally branded by the group with a symbol that incorporated Raniere's initials, continued: "She never recruited sex slaves and has been out since 2013 before shit got weird".

Earlier this year, Raniere and former Smallville actress, Allison Mack, were both arrested for sex trafficking following an investigation by federal prosecutors in NY.

Raniere and Mack pleaded not guilty to sex-trafficking charges.

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