Shin Ok-ju told her followers Fiji was a country chosen by God — when they arrived, she confiscated their passports and subjected them to ritual "collective beatings". Topics: community-and-society , religion-and-beliefs , other-religions , cults , law-crime-and-justice , korea-republic-of , fiji. James Gino Salerno, who was once based in the Adelaide Hills, is jailed for at least eight years for repeatedly sexually abusing a teenage member of the group. His victim says other girls still in the cult "can sleep easy now".
Please refresh the page and retry. T his article has an estimated read time of 18 minutes. Beginning in the Nineties, the now year-old promised these women emotional and physical guidance, and eventually 20 of these women were living with him in Albany, near New York, working as life coaches in his company's promotional self-help videos by day, and subject to Raniere's every whim by night. Once recruited, these women were ordered by Raniere to recruit other women, and men, too. Smallville actor Allison Mack confessed to the New York Times Magazine in that she was responsible for introducing the cauterised branding of members in some cases with her own initials , and in April this year she pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
A high-school dropout , she was the youngest daughter of late billionaire and philanthropist Edgar Bronfman, Sr. Clare and her sister Sara grew up about as cosmopolitan as they come, splitting time between their family estates in Virginia and the Hudson Valley, as well as a home in Sun Valley and an apartment on Fifth Avenue. Clare started riding horses in her teen years, going so far to open a farm to train them.
A clandestine cult with twenty children to a room, no outside music, movies or books, and no contact beyond the compound. For the first fifteen years of my life, this was my normal. Buck, asked me on my first day of high school, making sure the whole class could clearly hear my dilemma.