Sarah Berman

VICE Canada Senior Editor

sarah.berman@vice.com

Sarah is a senior editor and reporter based in Vancouver covering crime, drugs, cults, politics and culture. She's currently working on a book with Penguin Canada about a secretive self-help group accused of sex trafficking.

canadian politics

Prime Minister’s Wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Justin Trudeau is in self-isolation after his wife returned from the UK with flu-like symptoms.
Sarah Berman
3.12.20
News

Accused Cult Leader Threatened Ex-Members After VICE Investigation

Former students of Twin Flames Universe received letters threatening to reveal "VERY uncomfortable” information if they didn't take back their claims.
Sarah Berman
3.11.20
News

Justin Trudeau Says Rail Barricades 'Need to Come Down Now'

Canada's prime minister has called on Indigenous leaders including the Wet'suwet'en Nation to not stand in the way of reconciliation with Canada.
Sarah Berman
2.21.20
News

Everything You Need to Know About the Pipeline Crisis In Canada

Your guide to “rule of law,” “land defenders,” and the 1997 Supreme Court decision underpinning Canada’s biggest news story.
Sarah Berman
2.21.20
News

RCMP Offers to Move Back From Wet’suwet’en, but With Conditions

Police say they’ll move to a nearby town if land defenders will allow pipeline workers to access construction sites.
Sarah Berman
2.20.20
News

RCMP Says It’s Done Raiding Wet’suwet’en Land—For Now

Five days and 28 arrests later, the police force said it will continue monitoring the area.
Sarah Berman
2.11.20
News

Canadian Police Raid Indigenous Land to Help Build $6B Pipeline

At least six people have been arrested after the RCMP started raiding Wet'suwet'en land defender camps in northern British Columbia early this morning.
Sarah Berman
Jesse Winter
2.6.20
TV

We Watched the Lifetime NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Movie So You Don't Have To

Some of the wildest lines are ripped right from the Keith Raniere sex trafficking trial transcript.
Sarah Berman
9.26.19
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, and more. Prosecutors compared him to both a pimp and a mob boss during the trial.
Sarah Berman
6.19.19
News

The Defense 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
6.12.19
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
5.30.19
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