Former "Dynasty" star Catherine Oxenberg is applauding United States attorneys and a federal judge after slapping NXIVM founder Keith Raniere with a 120-year sentence for sex crimes.
"U saved my daughter India and countless others, I am forever grateful. TY for putting this predator behind bars," Catherine tweeted to the US Attorney's Office in New York on Oct. 27.
For years, the soap star has been on a crusade against Keith and NXIVM, as her daughter, India, was in the group. Catherine pleaded with media to shine a light on the group that claimed to be a self-help organization. She argued that it was actually a sex cult that starved women and was being led by Keith.
Many of the women, including Catherine's daughter, were branded with Keith's initials.
India, who currently stars in a docu-series about the organization called "Seduced," read an impact statement before the court, claiming Keith starved her to look "like a 12-year-old girl." She said he also rubbed his fingers across the brand like cattle.
"MY precious daughter… so courageous. MY heart breaks," Catherine tweeted shortly after India spoke to the court.
Before the judge's sentence, Keith reportedly professed his innocence and claimed the victims were lying in their statements. He added that he was "deeply remorseful."
"Only a monster would discredit his victims.. remorseful for what? himself? Typical sociopath," Catherine tweeted.
While appearing on HBO's "The Vow" and Starz's "Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult," Catherine said she always felt a sense of guilt because she's the one who introduced India to NXIVM (back when she thought it was a self-help group). Many other celebrities were also a part of the group, including "Smallville" star Allison Mack, who last year pleaded guilty to racketeering for her key role in NXIVM.
After the sentencing, many of NXIVM's former members celebrated Keith's fate.
"I'm in a total state of shock right now," whistleblower and voice actress Sarah Edmondson said on Whitney Cummings' Instagram Live. "120 years. How many lives is that? I don't even know what that means."
Sarah, who was the former head of NXIVM's Vancouver office, added, "We did it."
Filmmaker Mark Vicente, who was among the top brass of the group before turning whistleblower, tweeted, "120 years!"