Date(s) - Monday 11/18/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join journalist Chet Hardin for a discussion of his pioneering role in the investigation of NXIVM as a reporter for the Capital Region weekly Metroland.
He is the only journalist to play a midnight game of volleyball with actress Allison Mack, Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman, and the now-notorious Keith Raniere. This was in 2009, long before the eventual arrests of Raniere and Mack on the charges of sex trafficking and forced labor. Hardin’s writing for Metroland was the beginning of the end for NXIVM.
Earlier in the day at 4:30 PM, there will be a workshop with Hardin discussing investigative journalism.
The book, The Program: Inside the Mind of Keith Raniere and the Rise and Fall of NXIVM (NEKS-ee-əm), is a jaw-dropping insider look into the world of the so-called “Hollywood Sex Cult” NXIVM. Written by Toni Natalie, “Patient Zero,” with help from Chet Hardin, it chronicles the rise of enigmatic cult leader, Keith Raniere. Click here to listen to the authors discuss the book.