She is a nurse and therapist who has studied hypnosis and neurolinguistic programming, by which therapists examine and mimic a person's language and speech patterns to alter behavior. Gina dropped out of school and continued her relationship with Raniere, working at his company Consumers' Buyline for a time. Fast-forward 15 years: Raniere now stands trial on charges of sex-trafficking, forced labor, racketeering and other felonies related to his group Nxivm (pronounced NEX-ee-um), which grew out of his earlier group. In 1998, Keith Raniere's then-partner Toni Natalie met Nancy Salzman, a nurse and trained practitioner of hypnotism and neuro-linguistic programming. He speaks slowly and methodically, with digression upon digression, using words he has defined for himself and then pausing to explain each term. [10][20] In August 2002, Gina resumed contact with Raniere and began participating in NXIVM/ESP, according to her surviving sister, Heidi. "[12] According to Vanity Fair, the Forbes article was a turning point in Raniere's relationship with Edgar Bronfman: "'That,' says one woman, 'was when Edgar Bronfman became NXIVM’s enemy. Raniere sided with Salzman. When a Forbes reporter asked to audit a session, the group's lawyer presented a three-page confidentiality agreement forbidding the magazine to write about virtually anything seen or heard at the event. Lynn on 9/2/2016)", "Self-help guru must pay Microsoft, AT&T attorneys' fees for patent...", "Part 1: Branded Slaves and Master Raniere; Sources: Human branding part of Raniere-inspired women's group", "Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded", "Former NXIVM member says she was invited into a secret sorority, then branded", "Nxivm Branding Was Scripted by Sex Cult Leader to Be 'Like a Sacrifice, "Part 5 [final] Nicole's Friday Testimony: Nicole Gets Branded", "Keith Raniere, Head of NXIVM and Alleged Sex Cult, Found Guilty on All Counts", "Complaint and Affidavit in Support of Arrest Warrant", "How the NXIVM Cult Infiltrated the Mexican Elite", "NXIVM Founder Keith Raniere Arrested on Sex-Slave Charges", "NXIVM Leader Was Arrested Just Before Group Sex With Slaves, Ex-Member Testifies", "Feds say self-help guru coerced followers into sex, had them branded with a cauterizing pen", "NXIVM female sex "slaves" allegedly branded with secretive group leader's initials", "New TV special links Nxivm leader Keith Raniere to deaths of four women", "Did NXIVM leader Keith Raniere poison and kill women? It includes established firms and renowned individuals who promise—for a fee—to help people become better executives, improve productivity and navigate office politics. "[38] Much of NXIVM was influenced by the teachings of Ayn Rand, one of Raniere's favourite authors. As originally designed, the building was to emerge from a stone foundation under a six-sided, glass roof. The Mega Test was offered by The Mega Society, founded in 1982, by Ronald K. Hoeflin. [33] In the mid-90s, Raniere and partner Toni Natalie operated a health-products store.[30]. [49] On February 8, her vehicle was found 120 miles away at Seward, Alaska. What upset them above all were Edgar Bronfman’s remarks.

I can't pay my bills," she says. The world is full of people who try to “destroy each other, steal from each other, down each other or rejoice at another’s demise.” Thus, he writes, “it is essential for the survival of humankind” that the world’s wealth and resources be controlled by “successful, ethical people”—i.e., those trained at Executive Success. Natalie moved away. "[12] That same month, The New York Post reported on the existence of a video in which Raniere is heard telling two followers: "I’ve had people killed because of my beliefs—or because of their beliefs. A&E Cults and extreme believes S1E1, aired May 28, 2018, last accessed May 30, 2018, 2009 discussion between Barbara Bouchey and Keith Raniere, "NXIVM: What We Know About Alleged Sex Trafficking, Forced Labor", "Leader of NY Group Branded Women, Made Them Sex Slaves: Feds", "Self-help guru denies enslaving, branding women in Nxivm sex cult", "NXIVM TRIAL: Prosecution's opening statements lasted 90 minutes", "Nxivm Trial: Leader Convicted After Trial Exposed Sex Cult's Sordid Inner Workings", "NXIVM founder Raniere guilty on all counts", "Keith Raniere, Leader of Nxivm Sex Cult, Is Sentenced to 120 Years in Prison", "United States District Court Eastern District of New York | United States of America against Keith Raniere, Defendant | Sentencing Memorandum on Behalf of Keith Raniere", "Escaping NXIVM: Inside the secretive world of leader Keith Raniere", "Poor Little Rich Girls: The Ballad of Sara and Clare Bronfman", "Univision's timeline of Keith Raniere's life", "When We Exposed Keith Raniere, The Leader Of The Nxivm 'Sex Cult, "Once Idolized, Guru of Nxivm 'Sex Cult' to Stand Trial Alone",, "Blast from the past: Complete text from 1988 Times Union article about Raniere – and his take-home IQ test", "Rochester woman tells all about life with NXIVM's Keith Raniere, her ex", "Law enforcement has fielded NXIVM complaints for years", "Cult of NXIVM Series Part 8: The Relentless Pursuit of Enemies", "How Allison Mack Ended Up Involved With an Alleged Sex Slavery Ring", "34 - EXCLUSIVE: Toni Natalie, Keith Raniere's Ex-Girlfriend, On NXIVM", "Who is Keith Raniere? Raniere's federal trial began on May 7, 2019. One had to accept them at their word.eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'frankreport_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_2',107,'0','0'])); When Keith joined the Mega Society in the late 1980s, he assumed a large role, if not control of the Mega Society. It was the first thing that I had earned on just my merits. [61][better source needed], In 2009, a group of Raniere's associates (called the "NXIVM Nine") broke with Raniere and his organization, citing "concerns about unethical practices and the alleged abuse of his leadership status to sexually manipulate women in the organization.

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