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A New Case: The Nxivm Sex Cult on Infamous

Chameleon: The Michigan Plot

Sony Music

Tv & Film, Society & Culture, Documentary, Comedy, True Crime

4.67.6K Ratings

🗓️ 12 January 2023

⏱️ 6 minutes

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Behind every infamous news story is a journalist trying to hold power to account. Join reporters Vanessa Grigoriadis and Gabriel Sherman as they take an in-depth look at the most explosive scandals of this century. From high-profile divorces to sex cults to the lies that started a war, they’ll guide you through the juiciest, most outrageous, celeb-filled stories of the last two decades, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to shine an unflattering light on the world’s most powerful people. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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I'm Vanessa Grigoriatus and I want to tell you about my new podcast, Infamous,


which takes you inside all sorts of weird stories, from the knife-wielding world of New York high fashion,


to corrupt political operatives in Washington, to a sex cult on the land.


That particular story is about the time I went to Guadalajara, Mexico, to interview Keith Rineri,


the leader of a cult called Nexium. This cult branded women's bodies,


created a system of sex slaves and had famous actresses as members.


This meeting in Mexico that you'll hear about was just weeks before Keith would be


indicted for sex trafficking, racketeering, and conspiracy. But we didn't know that at the time.


Keith burst forth from the bedroom. He was short and stout in full of energy.


We recorded same time.


Yes, he's recording.


Do you have a...


He had a ready face and a pair of coke bottle glasses on.


That sort of concealed large blue eyes.


The first thing I thought was, really, is this it?


One of the reasons why I haven't spoken in the past, and now it's...


How am I? Is it right to try to win in a court of public opinion when it's dishonorable?


I was always impressed, you know, if you study some of the people like the Gandhi's of the world.


They do these actions that have a wonderful aspect that if they're wrong, it's not damaging.


It's illustrative.


But I had a more pressing question.


So are you in Mexico because you think about being in a indictment and you work and what if there is?


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