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How cult leader Keith Raniere used ‘multilevel marketing’ techniques to recruit women into a secret ‘master-slave’ sorority, according to survivor India Oxenberg

India Oxenberg was recruited to join the Nxivm cult in 2011 and stayed until 2018. During her time in the cult, she was forced to complete a “seduction assignment” and was branded with leader Keith Raniere’s initials, she says. Raniere used multilevel marketing-style tactics to draw in followers, like his […]
How cult leader Keith Raniere used ‘multilevel marketing’ techniques to recruit women into a secret ‘master-slave’ sorority, according to survivor India Oxenberg
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Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus

Some sellers of Young Living products are using social media to claim that essential oils are “tested and shown effective against corona viruses.” That isn’t true. The $US1.5 billion multilevel-marketing company has a long history of making unsupported medical claims. In 2014, it received a warning letter from the US […]
Some members of multilevel-marketing company Young Living are making questionable claims about ‘essential oils’ curing cancer and coronavirus
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Inside the lawsuit between ex-best friends that is threatening LuLaRoe, a controversial legging company that was bringing in billions in sales

Controversial multi-level marketing company LuLaRoe is still undergoing a massive legal battle Providence Industries – which does business as Mydyer – sued its one-time partner for $US49 million over unpaid bills in 2018. Mydyer supplied LuLaRoe with apparel. LuLaRoe CEO Mark Stidham was once friends with Providence Industries CEO Dan […]
Inside the lawsuit between ex-best friends that is threatening LuLaRoe, a controversial legging company that was bringing in billions in sales
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‘Predatory’ companies like Monat and Mary Kay are using memes and coronavirus anxiety to take advantage of millions of newly unemployed Americans

Roughly 16.8 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the last three weeks as coronavirus takes its toll on the economy. The time of uncertainty and chaos has created an opportunity for direct-sales companies, which rely on a network of distributors, to recruit new sellers. Sales representatives from Young Living, […]
‘Predatory’ companies like Monat and Mary Kay are using memes and coronavirus anxiety to take advantage of millions of newly unemployed Americans
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‘This is nonsense’: LuLaRoe CEO fires back at $49 million supplier lawsuit, saying he has no plans to ‘jump ship’

LuLaRoeCEO Mark Stidham has fired back at a supplier’s $US49 million lawsuit against the multilevel marketing company, saying some of the suit’s supporting testimonies are “patently false” and “nonsense.” The supplier, Providence Industries, claimed in the suit that Stidham was a flight risk, with one person accusing him of threatening […]
‘This is nonsense’: LuLaRoe CEO fires back at $49 million supplier lawsuit, saying he has no plans to ‘jump ship’