TUCSON, AZ — Disgraced self-improvement guru and cult leader Keith Raniere is now being held at a federal prison in Arizona that specializes in sex offenders. 60-year-old Raniere was transferred to the United States Penitentiary Tucson in January after being sentenced last year to 120 years in prison after turningContinue Reading

A bizarre wellness brand that promoted “orgasmic meditation” for women called “OneTaste” is currently under investigation by the FBI after accusations of sex trafficking and poor working conditions. OneTaste was founded in 2001, by a woman from California named Nicole Daedone. According to the company’s website, which has now beenContinue Reading

The “self-help” guru of a group called Nxivm has been convicted of running a cult-like organisation of sex slaves on Tuesday. Keith Raniere, 60, was convicted on multiple accounts such as racketeering, sex trafficking, and forced labor conspiracy. He has also been fined $1.75 million. Followers signed up for $5,000, five-day self-help courses,Continue Reading

Disgraced self-improvement guru Keith Raniere, whose NXIVM followers included millionaires and Hollywood actors, was sentenced to 120 years on Tuesday for turning some adherents into sex slaves branded with his initials. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis called Raniere “ruthless and unyielding” in crimes that were “particularly egregious” because he targetedContinue Reading

Keith Raniere was convicted last year on charges stemming from his running of a cultlike group called Nxivm, in which a harem of sexual “slaves” were branded with his initials on their pelvises and coerced into having sex with him. These women were taught to revere him and were orderedContinue Reading

A jury convicted Mr. Raniere last summer after a six-week trial. Prosecutors charged him with racketeering, applying a statute that had been used to dismantle the major Mafia families in New York. The jury found him guilty of crimes that included child pornography, forced labor, sex trafficking, identity theft andContinue Reading