Source: NBC News
An HBO documentary series currently in production will take a “deep, nuanced look” at NXIVM, the upstate New York self-help group that prosecutors say doubled as a secret sex cult.
The series will follow a group of members who joined the self-improvement organization only to later learn, they said, that it recruited women through empowerment workshops and held them hostage as sex slaves for Keith Raniere, who co-founded the group in 1998 with Nancy Salzman.
The docuseries promises to provide an inside look at the ongoing federal investigation, which has led to the indictment of six leading figures on charges ranging from racketeering to sex trafficking and child pornography.
Among those arrested were “Smallville” actress Allison Mack, who has since pleaded guilty, and Seagram’s liquor heiress, Claire Bronfman.
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