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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
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
cults

How NXIVM Rippled Through Vancouver Actors’ Friend Networks

“It was like being invited to an Oscar party.”
Sarah Berman
9.12.18
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
Sex cult

NXIVM President and Heiress Arrested for Allegedly Running Illegal Pyramid Schemes

Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman and other so-called “sex cult” insiders have been charged with racketeering conspiracy.
Sarah Berman
7.24.18
Noisey

R. Kelly Releases Bizarre New 19-Minute Song, "I Admit It"

The Chicago singer reveals he doesn't own his music, addresses Spotify's Hate Conduct policy, and offers a strange denial of the sex cult allegations in a new song.
Kristin Corry
7.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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
News

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
News

Heiress Takes Over Alleged Sex Cult After Allison Mack’s Arrest

Clare Bronfman is a “fanatical” follower of Keith Raniere, who was arrested along with Mack on sex trafficking charges.
Sarah Berman
4.23.18
Nxivm

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack arrested for role in alleged sex cult

The cult allegedly trafficked and abused its female members.
Rex Santus
4.23.18
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