Opening statements in the NXIVM trial: One crystal clear, the other 'surreal' - 2019-05-07
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 us…
Tanya Hajjar gave the statement for the prosecution, and VillageDianne said her performance was impressively to the point and well put together.
She said that Keith had exploited the trust of his victims. He said he was a mentor but he was really a predator, and he targeted young girls. And Nxivm was an excuse to groom them for sex. He pretended to be a guru, but he was a criminal.