You should not imply blame regarding the victims, but rather place the blame on the predator.
Deception and manipulation is inherently involved in the any destructive cults's recruitment and retention of members.
Rather than being "intoxicated" their feelings are being managed and whatever "misstep" occurs it is under undue influence and through manipulation.
Leaders of destructive cults don't want genuine awareness, but rather deliberately keep secrets and want the people they manipulate to be unaware of their deception.
The process of coercive persuasion and thought reform produces a state of seemingly being mesmerized. But this is the planned and a deliberate and desired byproduct of the leader's intense indoctrination process.
The database of the Cult Education Institute has a wealth of information about how this is done step by step.
This is an examination of the thought reform process used by destructive cults written by psychiatrist and Harvard Medical School professor Robert Jay Lifton.
This is a paper written by sociologist and UC Berkeley Professor Richard Ofshe on the topic of coercive persuasion.
This is chart from the book "Cults in Our Midst" written by clinical psychologist Margaret Singer who counseled more than a thousand former cult members. She contrasts the differences between various levels of persuasion including thought reform, commonly used by cults.
It's important to review such information when sorting out a cult experience. It's a very meaningful part of the recovery process.
The Cult Education Institute database has a subsection devoted to recovery issues.