22 Sep 2019

Sarah Edmondson: How I escaped the NXIVM sex cult

From Sunday Morning, 11:05 am on 22 September 2019

Vancouver actress Sarah Edmondson spent 12 years in the NXIVM cult. She believed it was a positive personal development movement, but began to have doubts after being inducted into an exclusive women's group within NXIVM called DOS, which required her to become a slave to another member. She was then branded with imprisoned cult founder Keith Raniere's initials. She eventually blew the whistle and has become something of a poster child of cult escape. She has a new book out, Scarred: The True Story of How I Escaped NXIVM, The Cult That Bound My Life.

Sarah Edmondson.

Sarah Edmondson. Photo: Supplied