NXIVM Cult Leader's Trial Continues in Federal Court

Testimony continues today in the trial of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere.

A film maker who was part of the purported self-help group for years will be back on the stand. Last week, he testified that he was ashamed to be a part of NXIVM and that many of the people who joined the organization ended up being exploited. Raniere is accused of branding and starving young women whom he allegedly kept as sex slaves. He faces a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.

Nxivm Trial: Sex Cult's 'Grandmaster' Was Seen as 'Some Kind of God'

The racketeering trial of Keith Raniere has offered insight into how he was said to have controlled his many followers. [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] To his followers in the cultlike group Nxivm, Keith Raniere was known as Vanguard, or sometimes Master or Grandmaster.

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