Sex Trafficking

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
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
News

NXIVM President Nancy Salzman Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

The conviction and new court filings suggest more ex-insiders are cooperating with the feds.
Sarah Berman
3.13.19
sex work

This City Will Start Outing Johns. Sex Workers Think It’s a Terrible Idea

Police in London, Ontario say publicizing names of people charged with buying sexual services will curb demand and help prevent sex trafficking.
Rachel Browne
2.26.19
cults

The Alleged Plot to Put NXIVM’s Critics in Mexican Prison

The FBI is continuing an investigation into a self-help group accused of sex trafficking, racketeering and other crimes.
Sarah Berman
9.26.18
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
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
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Sex Workers Are Protesting FOSTA/SESTA Across the Country

Trump signed the controversial bill into law in April.
VICE Staff
6.5.18
bdsm

A BDSM Educator Tells Us Why NXIVM Sex Cult Allegations Aren’t Consensual Kink

Based on what we know from court docs and former members, Keith Raniere’s women “slaves” probably weren’t in a position to give full consent.
Sarah Berman
5.31.18
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
News

Toronto Police Looking for More Victims After Three Charged With Human Trafficking

The two men and one woman from Mississauga, Ontario, already have 28 charges between them.
Allison Tierney
5.16.18
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