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Nxivm witness: Keith Raniere put women through brutal humiliation to ‘toughen’ them

[Mark Vicente, still on the stand]

Our correspondent Dianne Lipson reports to us on the morning session today at the Nxivm trial, where filmmaker Mark Vicente continues to be on direct examination for the []


Trial testimony: Keith Raniere’s time was worth $100,000 an hour, Nxivm member was told

[Filmmaker Mark Vicente became head of the video department at Nxivm]

There’s no new testimony today in the Nxivm trial, but the last time we left off, our correspondent Dianne Lipson was heading back in for yesterday’s afternoon session, with more direct examination of filmmaker Mark Vicente. Here’s her []

Filmmaker breaks down describing Nxivm’s duplicitous ideas and evil intent

[Mark Vicente]

VillageDianne is out from the courthouse overflow room again with another report from the Nxivm trial. Today, the prosecution is getting testimony from filmmaker Mark Vicente. []

Keith Raniere’s attorney begins cross-examination of first Nxivm ‘slave’ witness

[Keith Raniere and his attorney, Marc Agnifilo]

VillageDianne called us again from the overflow room at the Brooklyn courthouse, where she had watched about an hour of Marc Agnifilo’s cross-examination of the government’s first witness in the Nxivm []

Opening statements in the NXIVM trial: One crystal clear, the other ‘surreal’

[Tanya Hajjar and Marc Agnifilo]

Our correspondent VillageDianne just got out of the Brooklyn courtroom where she heard opening statements in the Nxivm trial, where Keith Raniere is now the sole defendant, facing racketeering and sex trafficking charges. Here’s the rundown she gave []

NXIVM: Judge denies Keith Raniere’s attempt to suppress child porn images

[Judge Nicholas Garaufis and Keith Raniere]

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere may want to rethink this notion about going to trial next week. In another blow to his chances, Judge Nicholas Garaufis has denied his attempt to suppress explicit images of a 15-year-old girl that were found on one of his hard drives after a search of []

Scientology escaping justice is no reason Nxivm should, Judge rules before trial

[Judge Nicholas Garaufis and Keith Raniere]

Judge Nicholas Garaufis just took a sledgehammer to Nxivm leader Keith Raniere’s final hopes for having some or all of the various charges he’s facing dismissed before next week’s trial []

NXIVM: Keith Raniere poses no threat, his lawyer says, so witnesses should be named fully

[Glenn Marcus and Keith Raniere]

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere, through his attorney Marc Agnifilo, struck back at a motion in limine by prosecutors that sought to set some last-minute ground rules for Raniere’s trial, which is scheduled to begin on May []

NXIVM: Prosecutors push back on Keith Raniere’s attempt to suppress explicit images

 Prosecutors are pushing back hard at Nxivm leader Keith Raniere’s claim that explicit images of a 15-year-old girl found in an FBI search on a hard drive in his possession were from 2005 and too old to include in Raniere’s upcoming trial, scheduled to begin on May []

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere: FBI had warrant for 2015, but child porn images from 2005

[Keith Raniere]

Nxivm leader Keith Raniere has already successfully kept child sexual assault and child porn charges severed from his upcoming trial. Can he keep the evidence of those child porn images out of the trial as []