Given the Church of Scientology's history of unusual recruitment techniques, it's pretty likely this is all just a PR move.
“Jesus is an assault weapons manufacturer.”
We spoke to people who told us how the QAnon conspiracy theory ruined their marriage, turned their parents into completely different people, and otherwise made their lives miserable.
The NXIVM founder’s disturbing private messages shown in court are full of lies, distortions, and threats, according to prosecutors.
"I remember scratching down my arms and wanting to scream."
The self-help guru presented himself as a genius tutor and mentor who could help them deal with their parents' separation.
Lauren Salzman testified that Keith Raniere envisioned thousands of "slaves" and even one of them running for office.
The broad strokes of the celebrity trial are not all that different from cases against street-level pimps.
“I have come to the conclusion that I must take full responsibility for my conduct and that’s why I am pleading guilty today.”
Lauren Salzman, recruiter for a secret group that allegedly branded women, entered a sealed plea Monday.