NXIVM leader Keith Raniere found guilty on all sex-cult charges

The former leader of an upstate New York self-help group has been convicted in a federal case accusing him of turning women into his "sex slaves."


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Trial of NXIVM leader will reveal dark underbelly of sex cult, expert says

On Tuesday, NXIVM leader Keith Raniere will stand trial for his alleged role in the subjugation and abuse of women through the group, which the FBI has dubbed a cult. We speak to the host of the podcast Uncover: Escaping NXIVM about what to expect from the court proceedings, and hear from a woman who escaped a cult herself.

How Uncover: Escaping NXIVM offers an unprecedented look inside an alleged cult

Co-producers Josh Bloch and Kathleen Goldhar about the chance meeting that sparked the podcast in the first place, and what groups like NXIVM have in common with other controversial or cult-like organizations.

The stripe path: How to make your way up in NXIVM

Members can rise within the organization or move up the “stripe path” by enrolling in more classes and recruiting new participants.

How a B.C. actor joined a self-help group and ended up in a suspected sex cult

NXIVM calls itself a humanitarian community. Experts call it a cult.

How Keith Raniere went from gifted child to self-help guru to accused sex-cult leader

The latest instalment of Uncover: Escaping NXIVM tells the story of the group's leader, Keith Raniere, a man who spent decades refining his powers of persuasion.

'I feel like my brain has been wiped': As NXIVM leader awaits trial, stunned former members ask, 'What now?'

The fortunes of NXIVM have been very much reflected in the state of its once-flourishing Vancouver chapter.

The public and private turmoil of escaping a suspected sex cult

When Sarah Edmondson first joined the self-help organization NXIVM, it seemed inspiring, communal and full of exciting epiphanies. But her awakening and escape 12 years later was frightening, embarrassing and full of devastating truths.

Alleged NXIVM cult leader 'adamant about his innocence,' lawyer says

NXIVM leader Keith Raniere's defence attorney says his client is not the leader of DOS, a secret society in which women were allegedly coerced to join and branded with a cauterizing pen.

'Turn it off!': Ex-NXIVM member describes Clockwork Orange-style 'fright study'

A Vancouver actor says she still has a lot of deprogramming work to do to rid her mind of the horrific images of violence she was forced to watch as part of a so-called fright study conducted by a fellow member of NXIVM, the self-help organization that critics call a cult.

Seagram's heiress Clare Bronfman charged in connection with alleged sex cult NXIVM

An heiress to the Seagram's liquor fortune has been charged with racketeering in connection with the operations of a cult-like group whose leader has been accused of sex trafficking.

Arrest of alleged cult leader 'better than my wedding day,' former NXIVM member says

The leader of purported self-help group NXIVM was arrested on March 26, 2018 and charged with sex trafficking.

More arrests expected in cult case against Smallville actress

Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that's already resulted in charges against former Smallville actress Allison Mack and the group's leader.

Smallville actress charged with sex trafficking offence relating to NXIVM group accused of branding women

Federal prosecutors say a television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend has been charged with sex trafficking for helping recruit women to be slaves of a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru.

Federal judge orders alleged cult leader to stay behind bars

The leader of a secretive group accused of coercing female followers into having sex and getting branded with his initials faced a federal judge on April 13, 2018, who ordered him to remain behind bars weeks after his arrest in Mexico.

Vancouver woman says scars from ritual 'branding' fuel her fight against 'cultish' group

Vancouver actress Sarah Edmondson is warning people about what she calls a "secretive" organization that she once embraced and now fears.