Nxivm founder Keith Raniere created an oath for sex trafficking victims to say during painful branding ceremonies so it looked like the cult ritual of mutilating their private regions with his initials was voluntary.
Raniere featured in a January 2017 recording where he planned the services, which were later administered by doctor Danielle Roberts using a branding pen, with actress Allison Mack and it was shown in court Wednesday.
He decided about etching K.A.R. into women's skin: 'The person should also ask to be branded.'
'Master please brand me. It would be an honor, and an honor I want to wear for the rest of my life,' Raniere, 58, suggested for an oath in the footage recorded by NXIVM leaders. He continued: 'Although my body may be burned or tortured or whatever, my love is stronger.'
Nxivm founder Keith Raniere said 'the person should also ask to be branded' with his initials
The branding went near the bikini line or 'on the top of the butt crack' as an alternative. Raniere was concerned pubic hair could obstruct the view of his 'K.A.R' symbol
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Hajjar and former self-help guru Keith Raniere (R) are seen, in this courtroom sketch, at the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in New York on May 7
He added: 'They should probably say that before they're held down so it doesn't seem like they're being coerced.'
Before that Raniere had asked Mack – known for her role on TV show Smallville – about how to convey 'the feeling of submission'.
Raniere posed the question: 'Do you think a person should be completely nude and held to the table, almost like a sacrifice?'
The audio was turned in to Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Hajjar by Mack and one of her alleged slaves, India Oxenberg, whose mother is Dynasty actress Catherine Oxenberg.
In the recording a woman was heard saying: 'If you have a husband and now you have this thing, I think they're going to try to figure it out.'
Raniere is heard saying: 'The secondary site … is on the top of the butt crack, or whatever…
'I think in general it should be outside the [pubic] hair, because when the hair grows back it'll cover it. … I think it needs to be visible but not visible.'
The content of the recording was revealed as NXIVM deputy Lauren Salzman, 42, testified for a fourth day and revealed details of her intimate relationship with the cult leader.
Raniere was heard asking actress Allison Mack: 'Do you think a person should be completely nude and held to the table, like