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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
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'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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How NXIVM Ripped Through This Group of Canadian Actors

“It was like being invited to an Oscar party.”
Sarah Berman
9.12.18
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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
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Four NXIVM 'Sex Cult' Members Have Been Arrested on Racketeering Charges

Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman, and other NXIVM insiders were taken down for allegedly running pyramid schemes.
Sarah Berman
7.24.18
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R. Kelly Releases Bizarre New 19-Minute Song, "I Admit It"

The Chicago singer reveals he doesn't own his music, addresses Spotify's Hate Conduct policy, and offers a strange denial of the sex cult allegations in a new song.
Kristin Corry
7.23.18
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That Alleged NXIVM Sex Cult Is Already Getting Its Own TV Show

The 'New York Times' exposé on the group is getting adapted into a one-hour scripted series.
Drew Schwartz
4.27.18
News

Accused Sex Trafficker Allison Mack Released on $5 Million Bail

The 'Smallville' actress will stay under house arrest at her parents’ home in California.
Sarah Berman
4.25.18
News

Seagram's Heiress Now Rumored to Be Leading Alleged Sex Cult Within Nxivm After Allison Mack's Arrest

Clare Bronfman is a “fanatical” follower of Keith Raniere, who was arrested along with Mack on sex trafficking charges.
Sarah Berman
4.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Federal Judge Orders Continued Detention for Alleged Sex Cult Leader

Nxivm founder Keith Raniere was not granted bail.
Sarah Berman
4.13.18