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The New York doctor who branded “slaves” in the Nxivm sex cult with leader Keith Raniere’s initials has been stripped of her medical license.
A state Department of Health hearing committee sustained multiple counts of professional misconduct against Dr. Danielle Roberts, who was part of the master-slave group within Nxivm known as DOS.
Health officials found that Roberts used a cauterizing machine to write “KAR” on the pelvic region of at least 17 women without anesthesia, “to intentionally cause them pain.”
The disgraced former doctor was defiant and evasive as she testified before the health committee, officials said.
Roberts “denies being brainwashed, yet she expressed no real remorse, which represented to the hearing committee her distorted reality and the very real concern that others remain vulnerable to her future brandings,” the decision read.
Raniere, 61, landed 120 year in prison last year on seven felony convictions involving everything from sex-trafficking to racketeering, child pornography and forced labor.
Nxivm member-turned-whistleblower Mark Vincente testified about the sickening branding process at Raniere’s trial in Brooklyn federal court.
Jurors were shown photos of the brands that Raniere allegedly used to mark his “slaves.” The insignia looked like a backwards K and R, which Vicente said was “a combination of two sets of initials” — the first being Raniere’s.
“I believe she was a slave and a master, and the person who actually did the branding,” Vicente said about Roberts. “She was the brander.”
With Post wires