NEW YORK (AP) — The guru of a cult-like self-improvement group that attracted Hollywood actresses and heiresses was convicted Wednesday of manipulating his female devotees through shame and humiliation and turning them into what prosecutors called his sex slaves. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to find Keith Raniere guilty on all counts of sex-trafficking and other charges accusing him of coercing women into sex. "Raniere was truly a modern-day Svengali," Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue said outside court, calling him a lying manipulator who "ruined marriages, careers, fortunes and lives." Raniere listened attentively, but showed no reaction as he learned the verdic
Source: Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock People who identify with the “Quantified Self movement” are, as expressed in the movement’s motto, seeking “self-knowledge through self-tracking.” They want to know how to sleep better, stay fit, or have a more productive morning. They do this by keeping count of how many times they roll over in the night, how many steps they take in the day, or how many emails they respond to in a week. At their informal gatherings, known as “Show & Tells,” participants speak to three questions: What did you do? How did you do it? And what did you learn? At the inaugural Quantified Self Show & Tell, in Pacifica, California, in 2008, the first presenter was unsure about what he had learned. As Quantified Self co-founder Gary Wolf w
Keith Raniere, the former leader of self-help group NXIVM, was convicted Wednesday in New York City in a federal case accusing him of turning women into his "sex slaves."Raniere showed no reaction as the guilty verdict was read in a federal court in Brooklyn. Jurors took less than five hours to convict the 58-year-old on seven counts that included racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking. The charges could put him behind bars for the rest of his life."Over the last seven weeks, this trial has revealed that Raniere, who portrayed himself as a savant and a genius, was in fact, a master manipulator, a con man and the crime boss of a cult-like organization involv...
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NEW YORK (AP) — The former leader of a purported self-help group was convicted Wednesday of preying on his female devotees and turning them into what prosecutors called his sex slaves. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to find Keith Raniere guilty on all counts of sex-trafficking and other charges accusing him of coercing women into unwanted sex using systematic shame and humiliation. "Raniere was truly a modern-day Svengali," Brooklyn United States Attorney Richard Donoghue said outside court, calling the former self-help guru a lying manipulator who "ruined marriages, careers, fortunes and lives." Raniere listened attentively, but showed no reaction as he learned the verdic
NEW YORK (AP) — The former leader of a purported self-help group was convicted Wednesday of federal charges that centered on lurid details of what prosecutors called a secret society of "sex slaves" within a community of followers in upstate New York. A jury in federal court in Brooklyn took less than five hours to find Keith Raniere guilty on all counts of sex-trafficking and other charges accusing him of coercing women into unwanted sex using systematic shame and humiliation. Raniere listened attentively, but showed no visible reaction as he learned the verdict. Prosecutors had told jurors that someone known as "Vanguard" and revered as "the smartest man in the world" among some followers was actually
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