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‘The 13th step’: Alcoholics Anonymous wrestles with subculture of sexual predators

Abram Tuvov had been sober so long that Alcoholics Anonymous members in Palm Springs just assumed he was a good guy.One female AA member who was new …

Crime

Director stands by show as exiled Gloriavale father claims 'everything is vetted'

TVNZ<p>Gloriavale: A Woman's Place aired on TV2 on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.<p>A shunned member of Gloriavale​ claims TVNZ's documentaries about life …

Filmmaking

Abuse Tracker: May 2018 Archives

May 27, 2018<p>DUBLIN (IRELAND)<br>Irish Times<p>April 21, 2018<p>By Jack Power<p>[Note: This important article was not included in Tracker at the time it was …

"Ces français qui sont partis faire le djihad avaient tout à fait conscience de rejoindre un groupe terroriste, je suis contre l'infantilisation de ces gens qui savaient très bien ce qu'ils faisaient" @Sifaoui #Linfoduvrai https://t.co/8H2Maf9Yye

Hull woman thrown out of Jehovah's Witnesses - and now family and friends can't speak to her

A Jehovah’s Witness who spoke out against a practice which leaves people isolated has now fallen foul of the Hull Elders.<p>Adrienne Van Den Tooren, of …

Religion

A-listers line up to meet famed yoga guru in Central Park

Oli Coleman<p>Page Six<p>May 25, 2018<p>New York society is flocking to a new guru.<p>We’re told socialite Hannah Bronfman, Anna and Andrew Chapman, music mogul …

Yoga

How I Survived a Cult

“The best seats I ever had at Madison Square Garden were at my mother’s wedding.”<p>This is how I explain part of my childhood — the cult part — to …

Self Compassion

Scourge of self-proclaimed Indian Gurus

Sultan M Hali<p>INDIAN socio political milieu is deeply influenced by a wide array of Gurus or godsmen as they are known as.<br>Some of them are genuine …

India

2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges

A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment …

Corruption

In a first, UK mum jailed for forcing daughter to marry

<b>London:</b> A mother who tricked her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistan to marry an older man has been jailed for four and a half years after …

Sociology

Suspect in Jehovah's Witness child sex abuse case arrested

Martin Haugh rolled out of bed one morning earlier this month, shuffled into his kitchen, and turned on his coffee maker. While the machine gurgled …

Crime

Investigation: Did Jehovah’s Witnesses clergy know about abuse of 4-year-old girl?

WGAL’s Beccah Hendrickson investigates allegations that clergy at a York County Jehovah’s Witness church knew about the sexual abuse of a 4-year-old …

Jehovah's Witnesses

'Supreme Being,' formerly of KCK, must pay $8 million to woman for human trafficking

A woman who spent 10 years toiling without pay for a Kansas City, Kan., religious group has won an $8 million judgment against the group and its …

Kansas City

Feds want to seize properties linked to NXIVM

There are new developments in the ongoing NXIVM saga, as federal authorities want to seize two Halfmoon properties linked to alleged cult leader …

U.S. Federal Courts

Sex Cult Guru Backed By Bronfmans Once Said Leader Was Hitler Reincarnated

The arrested leader of a sex cult backed by heiresses of the prominent Jewish philanthropic Bronfman family reportedly once said that another …

Self Determination

She said she’d free them from addiction. She turned them into her personal servants

Jennifer Warren has spent years recruiting the poor and desperate to her drug rehabilitation program in the mountains outside Asheville, North …

Drug Addiction

Bangkok's 'Golden Mount' temple in embezzlement probe

BANGKOK: A famed Bangkok temple was at the centre of a billowing embezzlement scandal Thursday (May 24) after US$4 million was found in bank accounts …

Bangkok

More than $8M awarded to victim of cult in trafficking case

More than $8 million was awarded Wednesday to a woman who alleged that the spiritual leader of a cult forced her to work without pay for a decade.<p>U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree of Kansas wrote in the order that Royall Jenkins and his organization, The Value Creators, exploited Kendra Ross' …

New Jersey

A Minor Undertakes De-radicalisation in Italy for the First Time - The International Observatory of Human Rights

An experienced cyber terrorist. A jihadist campaign. What does that have in common with a 15 year old?<p>The Italian authorities believed they were …

Human Rights

Jane Doe gives chilling account of what it was like to be one of Allison Mack's alleged sex slaves

Prosecutors are going after two properties in upstate New York where they believe Allison Mack and Keith Raniere’s alleged sex-trafficking crimes …

Crime

Ex-NXIVM Sex Cult Member Reveals Allison Mack’s Role in Gruesome Branding Ceremony

In the new A&E series ‘Cults and Extreme Beliefs,’ ex-NXIVM member Sarah Edmondson opens up about a horrific branding ceremony at ex-‘Smallville’ …

Crime

Member of Utah polygamous doomsday cult sentenced to 40-to-life in prison

Samuel Warren Shaffer (image courtesy Iron Co. Jail)<p>×<p>Member of Utah polygamous doomsday cult sentenced to 40-to-life in prison<p>Samuel Warren Shaffer …

Crime

[WATCH] Church or Cult?

As one member after another leaves a Pretoria-based church group, questions emerge about their brand of Christianity that dismisses the Holy Trinity …

Christianity

The Pope's Turnaround on Sex Abuse May Have a ‘Tsunami Effect’

Francis is trying to fix a series of “grave errors” in Chile, and allegedly affirmed the gay identity of a victim there.<p>The Vatican is working through an extraordinary series of events related to child sex abuse. Last month, Pope Francis apologized for “grave errors” in the way the Catholic Church …

Christianity

R. Kelly Accuser Files New Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Assault

A woman who previously accused R. Kelly of "a sexual assault incident resulting in serious bodily injury" and grooming her for the singer's alleged …

Crime

Australian Archbishop Found Guilty In Cover-Up Of Child Sex Abuse

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson has been found guilty of concealing child sex abuse by a fellow priest that he first learned of in the 1970s.<p>Wilson, 67, the senior-most Catholic cleric ever to be charged with concealing abuse, has been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer's disease. He denied …

Crime

K’taka HC refuses to entertain pleas by Nithyananda, charges to be framed in rape case

Justice may soon be meted out to controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda, eight years after he has been accused of rape.<p>In yet another …

Judiciary

More on the suspicion of sexual abuse of teenage girls by Raniere

By Frank Parlato<p>I could only glean a modicum of information from the girls’ tight-lipped Mexican family. They would only say <b>Keith Raniere</b> is a sicko …

New York State

Vice News Tonight on HBO has report on my battle with Raniere

A crew from Vice News Tonight on HBO came out to my home in Big Pine Key Florida about a month ago to film me for a story they aired on May 16, …

Forced Labor