UFOs, ascending to a higher power of being and abstaining from sex were all parts of the cult's teachings.
Catherine Oxenberg and Mark Vicente were some of the first to comment.
"What I thought I was learning was self-help and personal growth," she said of the group, which has been called a cult by some.
"These supporters of Mr. Raniere asked me to sign a petition," Knox explained in an email to an Albany publication. "I personally do not know enough about the case to make any judgments about whether his conviction is wrongful or not."
The shrine forms part of the "fortress mound" at Tel Arad—an important Israeli archaeological site in southern Israel's Beersheba Valley.
Rep. Jackie Speier called Rep. Devin Nunes' comments relating the House Committee and the media to religious cults despicable. The congresswoman was shot five times during the 1978 Jonestown Massacre.
The cult labeled the girls a "two-headed dragon" and banished them to be held without food or water in a locked car, where they died.
Shin Ok-ju founded the Grace Road Church and subjected her followers to beatings, a court in South Korea has ruled.
Mack allegedly preyed on vulnerable women using a tactic described as "love bombing."
A whistleblower for the group told Newsweek that Mack was "deeply influenced" by charismatic leader Keith Raniere.
She allegedly recruited women for sex with the cult leader and helped brand them with his initials.
Satya Franklin once had close ties with "sex cult" leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his notorious secretary Ma Anand Sheela.
People have surmised that Mack is "co-conspirator No.1," in an abusive sex cult and also a slave to leader Keith Raniere.
Throughout Donia Jessop's campaign, former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hildale, Utah, scoffed and told her they would never support a woman in leadership.
Warren Jeffs' daughter Rachel recounts her life in the cult known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
"I use the word 'cult' in its pejorative sense, meaning a deeply insular social group bound together by extreme devotion to a charismatic leader."