Catherine Oxenberg and Leah Remini: Celebrity whistle-blowers getting huge results - 2019-03-10
This week's story about Catherine Oxenberg in the Daily Mail about her recent book about Nxivm has us thinking about some parallels with Leah Remini and Scientology, and we'll just put down a few thoughts in the hope that it will spark some conversation.
Like Scientology, Nxivm has been rocked by a series of journalistic exposes over the years. The Albany Times-Union has been doggedly covering Keith Raniere since the very beginning, and bombshells have landed in places like Vanity Fair, the New York Post, and on Frank Parlato's ArtVoice. (And here, Parlato lists a timeline of those pieces.)
When we published a story about Raniere's war with cult expert Rick Ross in the Village Voice in 2007, it was pretty obvious that Nxivm had quite a bit in common with Scientology and its aggressive way of dealing with critics.