Keith Raniere

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
6.20.19
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
6.12.19
money-scams

'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
5.31.19
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
5.21.19
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
5.9.19
crime

‘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.
Sarah Berman
3.29.19
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
8.17.18
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
7.10.18
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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
6.11.18
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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
6.1.18
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
5.24.18
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