Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

New York 06/19/19, 13:56

The former leader of a purported self-help group was convicted Wednesday of federal charges that centered on lurid details of what prosecutors called a secret society of "sex slaves" within a community of followers in upstate New York. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to ...

Woman testifies about alleged confinement by self-help guru

New York 05/30/19, 00:47

Getting involved with purported self-help sage Keith Raniere meant having no say on whether to get an abortion, being tasked with monitoring a billionaire's hacked email account and getting banished alone in a bedroom for nearly two years after showing interest in another man. That was the price a government witness ...

Witness: Self-help guru was both a coward and bully

New York 05/21/19, 20:13

Self-help guru Keith Raniere was a coward during his arrest last year in Mexico on a U.S. sex-trafficking charge and a bully when dealing with a follower who failed to adhere to his twisted code of ethics, a witness testified Tuesday at Raniere's New York City trial.The follower was confined ...

Ex-follower in case of branded women: Leader was a con man

U.S. 05/09/19, 11:22

A filmmaker and former follower of the leader of an upstate New York self-help group has told a jury the defendant was a con man.Mark Vicente testified Thursday at the New York City sex trafficking trial of Keith Raniere (rah-NEER'-ee).Prosecutors say Raniere formed a secret society with a group called ...

Trial opens in sex-trafficking case against self-help guru

New York 05/07/19, 03:24

A New York City jury is set to hear opening statements and testimony at the sex-trafficking case against a self-help guru. The trial beginning Tuesday is expected to feature testimony from women who claim that they were forced to have sex with Keith Raniere. He's the former leader of an upstate ...

Self-improvement guru set to face ‘sex slave’ accusers

U.S. 05/05/19, 09:08

It was called "collateral" — nude photos and other embarrassing material that female members of an upstate New York self-improvement group turned over to their "masters" to ensure obedience, silence and sexual fealty to the organization's spiritual leader, Keith Raniere. Now some former members of the group, NXIVM, are poised to ...

Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

New York 04/19/19, 19:31

An heiress pleaded guilty on Friday in a sensational case accusing a cult-like upstate New York group of creating a secret harem of sex slaves for the group's self-anointed spiritual leader. Clare Bronfman admitted in her plea in federal court in Brooklyn that she harbored someone who was living in the ...

Jury selection to begin in New York group’s sex-slave case

New York 04/08/19, 07:03

Jury selection is set to begin Monday for a trial expected to detail sensational allegations that a cult-like group based in upstate New York recruited sex slaves for its spiritual leader. Potential jurors have been summoned to federal court in Brooklyn to fill out questionnaires in the sex-trafficking case against Keith ...

NY self-help guru pleads not guilty to child porn charges

U.S. 03/18/19, 13:36

The spiritual leader of an upstate New York self-help group pleaded not guilty on Monday to newly filed child pornography charges at a hearing where it became clear that his co-defendants are trying to avoid going to trial with him next month.Keith Raniere was charged last week with exploiting a ...

Co-founder pleads guilty in New York sex slave case

New York 03/13/19, 17:45

A co-founder of an embattled upstate New York self-help organization pleaded guilty on Wednesday in a case featuring sensational claims that some followers became branded sex slaves. An emotional Nancy Salzman told a judge in federal court in Brooklyn that she teamed up with Keith Raniere, the NXIVM group's self-styled spiritual ...

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