A courtroom sketch shows Keith Raniere, seated between his lawyers Paul DerOhannesian (left) and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial on Tuesday. Image: Elizabeth Williams via AP

‘Lies, secrets and darkness’: sex cult ‘slave’ reveals how she was made to pose nude and seduce NXIVM leader Keith Raniere

  • British woman tells court group founder performed oral sex on her ‘on a big bed with dirty white sheets’
  • Women who joined organisation were expected to watch their weight and not ‘play victim’
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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A courtroom sketch shows Keith Raniere, seated between his lawyers Paul DerOhannesian (left) and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial on Tuesday. Image: Elizabeth Williams via AP
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A courtroom sketch showing former self-help guru Keith Raniere (right) looking on during questioning by Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza (left) of a witness on Tuesday. Image: Jane Rosenberg via Reuters

US sex cult founder Keith Raniere was a ‘predator’ who preyed on young women but ‘compared himself to Einstein and Gandhi’

  • Witness ‘Sylvie’, 32, tells court she was told to seduce founder, send nude photos, as part of NXIVM group’s ‘master-slave programme’
  • Victims included three Mexican sisters, one of whom was only 15, prosecutors say
Topic |   Sexual harassment and assault

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A courtroom sketch showing former self-help guru Keith Raniere (right) looking on during questioning by Assistant US Attorney Moira Penza (left) of a witness on Tuesday. Image: Jane Rosenberg via Reuters
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