SEDUCED is a four part documentary series which takes the viewer through first hand experiences of how intelligent people can unknowingly fall prey to cults or “high control groups.”

Take Back Your Voice

Are you or someone you know in a Cult, High-Control Group, or Coercive Relationship?

Ana Cecilia

Ana Cecilia is a mom, actress, producer, and writer, with a love for nature, animals, and intentional living. Astrology and tarot interpretation are some of Ana’s lifelong passions, alongside film, music, theater, alchemy and ancient mythology.


Ashley is a former member of NXIVM & a recent graduate of the MSc Psychology of Coercive Control program in the UK. When Ashley left NXIVM, she felt she had no one to turn to for support, & was embarrassed & ashamed. When she did seek help, the therapists she found didn’t believe her story.


Catherine is an award-winning actress, born in New York & raised in London. She is a strong advocate for women’s issues and is passionate in her desire to improve the conditions of women who live in suppressive cultures.


Debora is an actress, writer, stand up comedian, and photographer. Fiery Italian parents raised Debora in a strict Swiss environment creating the perfect tension to influence a young artist.


India is a producer, writer, speaker, and advocate for those leaving cults, high control groups and coercive relationships.  Her seven years spent inside the NXIVM cult led her to investigate how indoctrination and coercive control work on the brain.


Kelly is a highly sought after speaker and consultant to families and organizations regarding high demand groups (e.g., cults) and narcissistic personalities. Kelly is dedicated to helping people reclaim their freedom and uncover their glorious selves.


Naomi is a writer, actor, producer and activist. Through her experience in choosing to share her story and expose NXIVM, she has discovered the importance and grace of finding her voice.


Tabby is a Marriage and Family Therapist trainee and a Professional Clinical Counselor trainee, through Life Source Affordable Counseling Services.

Rachel Bernstein

Rachel Bernstein is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a specialty in those leaving cults and high control groups. She has worked with victims of cults and emotional abusers for 27 years, and believes that given the right set of circumstances, anyone can fall prey to sociopaths and manipulators.

Dr. Linda Demaine, JD, PhD

Linda Demaine is the Roslyn O. Silver Professor of Law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is also a faculty fellow with the Center for Law, Science and Innovation and affiliated professor of Psychology. 

Steven Hassan M.Ed. LMHC, NCC

Steven Hassan is an expert on Undue Influence, brainwashing  and unethical hypnosis, and author of the best-selling book, Combating Cult Mind Control.

Neil Glazer

Neil Glazer is a lawyer who represents over 80 former members of NXIVM. He received his B.A. summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Dr. Christine Marie Katas, PhD.

Dr. Christine Marie Katas is an educator, author and media psychologist whose rich perspective is strengthened by her harrowing personal journey through the world of cults, including having survived cult-based sex trafficking.

Dr. Janja Lalich, Sociologist

Dr. Janja Lalich is a researcher, author, and educator specializing in self-sealing, or closed, systems (cults, human trafficking, situations of coercive influence and control, ideological extremism), with a particular focus on recruitment, indoctrination, and methods of influence and control.

Hoyt Richards

Hoyt Richards is an award-winning actor/writer/filmmaker, Hoyt speaks publicly about the dangers and the lessons learned from his experience in a cultic and abusive environment. He also assists families and individuals who have loved ones caught in cultic situations. 

Rick Alan Ross

Rick Alan Ross is an Executive Director of the Cult Education Institute (CEI), and author of the book “Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out,” is one of the world’s foremost cult experts.

Dr. Nan Wise

Dr. Nan Wise is a licensed psychotherapist, cognitive neuroscientist, certified sex therapist, board certified clinical hypnotherapist, and certified relationship specialist with three decades of experience.

Cecilia Peck

Emmy® Nominated filmmaker Cecilia Peck serves as Director, Executive Producer & Writer on SEDUCED: INSIDE THE NXIVM CULT. 

Inbal B. Lessner, ACE

Inbal B. Lessner, ACE is an Emmy® & Eddie-nominated editor & producer. On her latest project, SEDUCED: INSIDE NXIVM CULT, which she co-created with her filmmaking partner, Director Cecilia Peck, she takes on the roles of Lead Editor, Writer and Executive Producer.

Morgan Poferl

Morgan Poferl has worked in documentary television for seven years. She is honored to have served as Co-Producer on Starz’s breakout unscripted show, SEDUCED: INSIDE THE NXIVM CULT.

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