Nancy Salzmann is trying to rewrite its history.
In the HBO trailer The Vote Part IIwhich further examines the fall of the NXIVM cult and the legal proceedings of the group’s co-founders, Salzman and keith ranierethose within NXIVM struggle with their complicity in the group’s actions and why things are no less complicated now.
“Five years after Keith Raniere’s arrest in Mexico, amid rumors of a secret sexual brotherhood within his self-help company NXIVM,” the network says, “The Vote Part II reveals the multiple ways in which Raniere and an inner circle of trusted acolytes conspired to induct women into a women-only sect called DOS, a name derived from a Latin acronym meaning ‘Master of Obedient Women.'”
In October 2020, Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison. The following year, Salzman was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for racketeering in connection with her role in NXIVM and began serving her sentence in February 2022.
“My whole company was destroyed,” he says in the trailer, “and my whole life fell apart.”