'Seduced' Follows Former NXIVM Cult Member As She Revisits Her Past
The final part of Seduced: Inside The NXIVM Cult, a four-part documentary series on Starz, airs this Sunday. The leader of the alleged sex cult, Keith Raniere, was sentenced last week to 120 years in prison after being found guilty of crimes including sex trafficking and child pornography (he plans to appeal).
The director/co-writer of Seduced was herself targeted for recruitment to the group by one of her colleagues — before that colleague later apologized, telling her that they were in a cult and was being forced to recruit others.
Seduced has received less attention than HBO's recent nine-part The Vow (which is also getting a second season). But despite Seduced's shorter run, and starting later, the series features numerous details that weren't included in that other series.
One thing that sets the documentary apart is the participation of India Oxenberg, an L.A. native and daughter of Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg. India ended up cooperating and providing the FBI with information on NXIVM, helping her to avoid prosecution herself.
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