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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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