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NXIVM: Keith Raniere said swallowing his semen made women see blue lights

[Testifying now is a witness whose identity is being protected by the court. (Stock image)]

Our correspondent Dianne Lipson was in court all day Thursday, and her report is certainly worth the wait as witness Daniela began her testimony about becoming an imprisoned sex slave for Nxivm leader Keith []


NXIVM: After brutal cross of Lauren Salzman, judge admonishes Keith Raniere’s lawyer

[Attorney Marc Agnifilo and Lauren Salzman]

Our correspondent Dianne Lipson has a report from a contentious afternoon at the Nxivm trial…

Judge Nicholas Garaufis admonished Keith Raniere’s attorney Marc Agnifilo at the end of this long day. I’ll get to []

NXIVM: Lauren Salzman under cross-examination about Keith Raniere and his slaves

 Lauren Salzman concluded her testimony this morning, and Keith Raniere’s attorney Marc Agnifilo began his cross-examination of her. Fortunately for us, our correspondent Dianne Lipson was in place once again to give us her perspective on how things went []

NXIVM: Lauren Salzman testifies about keeping a sex slave captive in a room for 2 years

[Lauren Salzman]

Lauren Salzman’s testimony continues in the Nxivm trial, and our correspondent Dianne Lipson is out at the lunch break to give us an update.

But first, her notes on yesterday’s afternoon session…

Lauren’s direct testimony continued into the rest of the day. Most of the time when I glanced at Keith, he was looking at []

Lauren Salzman testimony: Keith Raniere wanted thousands, even millions, of sex slaves

[Lauren Salzman and Allison Mack]

Our correspondent Dianne Lipson is out of the courtroom after the Monday morning session in the Nxivm trial, during which former Nxivm defendant Lauren Salzman continued her testimony.

Here are Dianne’s []

Nxivm defendant turned witness: Lauren Salzman on being Keith Raniere’s ‘slave’

[Lauren Salzman and Keith Raniere]

Our correspondent Dianne Lipson was again in court today, and gave us a riveting account of defendant-turned-witness Lauren Salzman as she described being Keith Raniere’s slave — while Raniere never took his eyes off of []

More Nxivm witness testimony: Keith Raniere’s solution for a doubter? Lick a puddle.

[Mark Vicente and Bonnie Piesse]

Dianne Lipson reached us between court sessions this afternoon, and we have her latest updates from the cross-examination and redirect testimony of filmmaker Mark Vicente at the Nxivm trial. []

Nxivm: Cross of Mark Vicente begins, Keith Raniere’s attorney digs into HBO project

[Raniere’s attorney Marc Agnifilo. Photo by Dianne Lipson]

Dianne Lipson is out of the court after the Nxivm trial’s morning session, which saw the conclusion of Mark Vicente’s direct testimony and the beginning of his cross-examination by Keith Raniere’s attorney, Marc Agnifilo. Here are her []

Keith Raniere’s attorney wants to bar evidence of Nxivm going after its enemies

[Keith Raniere and Nancy Salzman]

Although there was no new testimony for the jury today, our correspondent Dianne Lipson says a fascinating dispute happened between the prosecution and defense over evidence found in Nxivm “prefect” Nancy Salzman’s house. Here’s her []

Nxivm witness: Even after his wife ditched the authoritarian group, he tried to stick it out

[Mark Vicente]

Our correspondent, Dianne Lipson, tells us that there will be no new testimony in the Nxivm trial today because an alternate juror is ill.

But here’s her account of yesterday’s afternoon session, with more testimony from filmmaker Mark []