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.

crime

Sexual Predator Larry Nassar Had Support Within USA Gymnastics, Book Alleges

Author Abigail Pesta uncovers grooming and enabling that allowed the former Olympic doctor to abuse hundreds of young girls over decades.
Sarah Berman
5 days ago
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
6.19.19
News

The Defence of NXIVM Leader Accused of Seeking Sex Slave: He’s Not a Misogynist

A lawyer representing accused sex trafficker Keith Raniere floated a few questionable tropes of his own in closing arguments.
Sarah Berman
6.19.19
crime

What It’s Like to Be Surveilled and Sued by NXIVM

Cult deprogrammer Rick Alan Ross testified at the sex trafficking trial against the self-help company’s founder Keith Raniere Wednesday.
Sarah Berman
6.13.19
News

Keith Raniere’s ‘Sex Cult’ Was Powered by Gaslighting, Experts and Witnesses Testify

The NXIVM founder’s disturbing private messages shown in court are full of lies, distortions and threats, according to prosecutors.
Sarah Berman
6.11.19
News

'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
5.25.19
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
5.15.19
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
5.8.19
News

Everything You Need to Know About the NXIVM Sex Trafficking Trial

A lot has happened since alleged cult leader Keith Raniere was first charged with sex trafficking in March 2018.
Sarah Berman
5.3.19
crime

Heiress Clare Bronfman Pleads Guilty in NXIVM Case

The infamous self-help group’s founder Keith Raniere will stand trial alone on May 7.
Sarah Berman
4.19.19
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