Sex Trafficking

cults

The Alleged Plot to Put NXIVM’s Critics in a Mexican Prison

The FBI is continuing an investigation into a self-help group accused of sex trafficking, racketeering, and other crimes.
Sarah Berman
9.26.18
Sex cult

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
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
7.9.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Sex Workers Are Protesting FOSTA/SESTA Across the Country

Trump signed the controversial bill into law in April.
VICE Staff
6.4.18
bdsm

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
5.31.18
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
5.23.18
sex work

How the US 'Sex Trafficking' Crackdown Is Hurting Sex Workers in Canada

The effects of the Trump-signed SESTA/FOSTA are much more far-reaching than you would expect.
Allison Tierney
4.12.18
cults

How an Alleged Sex Cult Leader Preyed on Celebrities

Here’s why ‘Smallville’ star Kristin Kreuk would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.
Sarah Berman
4.10.18
News

These Actresses Have Been Linked to an Alleged Sex Cult

Nicki Clyne, Kristin Kreuk, and Grace Park were all active students of Keith Raniere’s self-help empire.
Sarah Berman
4.6.18
tv

We Talked to Louis Theroux About Visiting a Trap House

We spoke to Louis about his new trio of films, legalizing weed, and accidentally playing matchmaker for the Westboro Baptist Church.
Daniel Dylan Wray
10.2.17
crime

The War on Human Trafficking Looks a Lot Like the War on Sex Work

Advocates say vice squads around the country are still targeting sex workers despite an infusion of federal cash and hyped plans to stamp out trafficking.
Sonja Sharp
7.10.17
News

What It's Like to Be a Rohingya Child Bride

When Rashidah was 12, a mob of hardline Buddhists set fire to her Rohingya village. The girl was subsequently sold into slavery and raped by human traffickers. Her only way out of that life was getting married to a man many years her senior.
Jonathan Vit
11.14.16
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