Sarah Berman

VICE Canada Senior Editor

sarah.berman@vice.com

Sarah is a senior editor and reporter based in Vancouver covering crime, drugs, cults, politics and culture. She's currently working on a book with Penguin Canada about a secretive self-help group accused of sex trafficking.

News

NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Leader Keith Raniere Convicted of Sex Trafficking

Jurors found him guilty of sex trafficking, racketeering, exploitation of a child, wire fraud conspiracy, and more.
Sarah Berman
6.20.19
money-scams

'I Was Gone from the World and Nobody Noticed': One Woman's Story of Being Trapped by NXIVM

"I remember scratching down my arms and wanting to scream."
Sarah Berman
5.30.19
money-scams

How Three Teen Sisters Were Allegedly Groomed into NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere's 'Sex Cult'

The self-help guru presented himself as a genius tutor and mentor who could help them deal with their parents' separation.
Sarah Berman
5.24.19
Money

The NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Story Keeps Getting More Disturbing

Lauren Salzman testified that Keith Raniere envisioned thousands of "slaves" and even one of them running for office.
Sarah Berman
5.20.19
money-scams

An Ex-Prosecutor Breaks Down the 'Sex Cult' Trafficking Case Against NXIVM Leader Keith Raniere

The broad strokes of the celebrity trial are not all that different from cases against street-level pimps.
Sarah Berman
5.16.19
money-scams

One Woman’s Harrowing Journey from Aspiring Olympian to NXIVM Sex 'Slave'

At a trial centering on the group some critics call a "sex cult," prosecutors set out to paint a picture of a disturbing mob-like enterprise led by Keith Raniere.
Sarah Berman
5.9.19
crime

‘Slave’ to NXIVM ‘Sex Cult’ Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

Lauren Salzman, recruiter for a secret group that allegedly branded women, entered a sealed plea Monday.
Sarah Berman
3.31.19
Social Media

Watch These Students Jump off Roofs for Instagram Glory

For one elite university roof jumping is trending hard.
Sarah Berman
10.29.18
Drugs

Here Comes the Legal Case for Medicinal Psychedelics

BC therapist Bruce Tobin is striving to give end-of-life cancer patients magic mushrooms in a clinical setting.
Sarah Berman
10.18.18
cults

I Followed the NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Diet for a Week

Then a nutritionist told me what it was doing to my brain.
Sarah Berman
8.17.18
cults

Yes, There Are Women-Led Cults

Meet Teal Swan, a YouTuber who proves selling salvation to desperate people is an equal opportunity racket.
Sarah Berman
8.1.18
Photos

I Lived My Dream of Feeling Safe and Loved on Tour

Touring as an up-and-coming band isn’t what it used to be, and maybe that’s a good thing.
Megan-Magdalena
7.17.18
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