cults

10.5.19

How I Became a Top NXIVM Recruiter

Brushes with celebrity and wealth became a selling point. An excerpt from whistleblower Sarah Edmondson’s memoir 'Scarred'.

7.11.19

People Tell Us How QAnon Destroyed Their Relationships

We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people and generally made their lives miserable.

6.12.19

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.

5.31.19

'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."

5.25.19

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.

5.21.19

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.

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4.9.19

'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.”

3.29.19

‘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.

3.26.19

Making Friends Is Tough After You Leave a Cult

How Seven of Nine from ‘Star Trek Voyager’ spoke to my social dilemma.

9.13.18

A Deep Dive into the Absolutely Ridiculous World of Roku Channels

Cults, dogs, foot fetishists – there's a channel for everyone on Roku.

8.17.18

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

Then a nutritionist told me what it was doing to my brain.

8.10.18

Why It Took Me Five Years to Realise I Was in a Cult

A cult survivor outlines the anatomy of an indoctrination.

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