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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
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

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

'Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

“I have come to the conclusion that I must take full responsibility for my conduct and that’s why I am pleading guilty today.”
Sarah Berman
4.8.19
cults

How NXIVM Rippled Through Vancouver Actors’ Friend Networks

“It was like being invited to an Oscar party.”
Sarah Berman
9.12.18
Views My Own

NXIVM, Jordan Peterson, and the Reincarnation of Ayn Rand’s Cult

Lessons from the ‘Atlas Shrugged’ author’s fanatic Objectivist collective.
Sarah Berman
9.5.18
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
8.16.18
cults

Courts Are Rarely Kind to ‘Brainwashed’ Victims

Months ahead of the NXIVM sex trafficking trial, we take a look at how juries react to cults.
Sarah Berman
7.9.18
Nxivm

NXIVM 'Sex Cult’ Founder Wanted ‘Fuck Toy’ Slaves, Texts Reveal

US prosecutors filed new evidence defending the court’s decision not to grant alleged cult leader Keith Raniere bail.
Sarah Berman
6.8.18
cults

A Cult Expert Tells Us Why the NXIVM Story Is Far From Over

Federal charges against leader Keith Raniere and ‘Smallville’ actress Allison Mack won’t change the minds of some die-hard followers.
Sarah Berman
5.23.18
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That Alleged Nxivm Sex Cult Is Already Getting Its Own TV Show

The 'New York Times' exposé on the group is getting adapted into a one-hour scripted series.
Drew Schwartz
4.27.18
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Accused Sex Trafficker Allison Mack Released on $5 Million Bail

The ‘Smallville’ actress will stay under house arrest at her parents’ home in California.
Sarah Berman
4.24.18
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