Seagram’s liquor heiress Sara Bronfman — who reportedly introduced her sister Clare to the upstate sex-slave cult Nxivm — put her $3.75 million Soho pad up as collateral to help secure a $100 million bond for her sibling’s freedom as she awaits trial on charges related to her role in the secretive sect.
The Brooklyn US Attorney’s office filed Sara’s paperwork related to the bond in court Monday. Family members pooled a total $50 million in personal assets to secure the bond.
Sara could lose her apartment — a two-bedroom, two-bathroom in starchitect Jean Nouvel’s 40 Mercer St. — if her younger sister skips town.
Records show Sara, who lives in France, rented the condo for $15,000 a month last fall.
Clare was arrested last month for allegedly helping Nxivm cult leader Keith Raniere by stealing the email logins of his nemeses, using his dead ex-girlfriend’s charge card, committing identity theft and laundering money.
Raniere is facing sex trafficking and conspiracy charges for allegedly luring women into his master-slave group within Nxivm — where “slaves” were forced to pleasure Raniere, have his initials permanently branded onto their skin, and perform free labor.
Clare used an estimated $150 million of her spirits fortune to fund the cult.
She’s pleaded not guilty to the charges and claims the group is a harmless “sorority.”
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