Cyntoia Brown's Clemency Gives Hope to Other Trafficking Survivors
After being incarcerated for 15 years, a trafficking victim who received a life sentence after killing the man who paid her for sex as a teenager was granted clemency. We spoke with trafficking activists on what this case means for other survivors.
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.
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.
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.
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Sex Workers Are Protesting FOSTA/SESTA Across the Country
Trump signed the controversial bill into law in April.
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.
Trafficking Victim Serving Life for Killing Man Who Hired Her for Sex Pleads for Clemency
At 16, Cyntoia Brown was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man who bought her for sex. Now, her fate rests in the hands of Tennesse Governor Bill Haslam.
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.
We Must Repeal SESTA, a Deadly Law That Does Nothing to Help Trafficking Victims
The controversial anti-sex trafficking law is an example of sloppy legislation that has already done untold harm to marginalized communities, argues New York Congressional candidate Suraj Patel.
SESTA Won't Stop Sex Trafficking, But It Will Kill Sex Workers
I am a homeless trafficking survivor, and I haven’t been helped at all by this bill — and the sex workers I know have already suffered as a result of it.
How a ‘Human Trafficking’ Narrative Was Used to Kill Backpage
Carl Ferrer, Backpage co-founder and CEO, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to facilitate prostitution.
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.