Inside the CUI’s investigation of the Yellow Deli that uncovered its connection to cult-like behavior and child abuse

Source: CU Independent by Guest Writer December 11, 2019 It was a short, off-hand story from a classmate that lead us to a cult just above the Boulder Valley. My reporting partner Nicole Dorfman and I had set to find out what was going on in the Yellow Deli, a 24-hour deli and frequent study…

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Yellow Deli restaurant linked to organization accused of child abuse, CUI investigation finds

Source: CU Independent by Colie Dorfman December 11, 2019 You know your favorite late-night sandwich spot, the Yellow Deli? It’s tied to an organization with a deep history of physically abusing children and religious fundamentalism, a nine-month CU Independent investigation has found. Yellow Deli, the all-day, all-night Boulder cafe frequented by students has been open…

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Kate Wiseman interview on Phish female fans radio

PART 1 OF INTERVIEW aired on October 13, 2019 Content Warning: This episode contains true stories of severe abuse Part one- 12 Tribes Cult- Interview with Kate Wiseman (ex-member), daughter of Ed Wiseman, the co-founder of the 12 Tribes Cult. Hear Kate’s experience of being born, bred and raised within this cult for 30 years….

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Inside the controversial ‘Twelve Tribes’ commune: Man who spent 18 years trapped in a ‘surrendered’ state opens up about how he escaped the secretive religious sect

Source: Daily Mail Or Mathias claims he was subjected to years of physical and psychological abuse Mr Mathias said his 18 years in the sect have left him permanently traumatised The now 26-year-old alleges child abuse is rampant within the communities Original member Andrew McLeod previously said there is no child abuse present By Brittany Chain…

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Or Mathias breaks 18-year silence on life inside Twelve Tribes sect He spent 18 years as a member of a secretive NSW sect — his earliest memory being beaten 15 times a day with a bamboo stick. Or Mathias lifts the lid on what really happens to members

… INTERACTIVE: INSIDE THE SECT Source: Daily Telegraph Sect accused of using ‘slave labour’ to run cafes ‘I’m not coming back’: Mum’s brave escape Or Mathias’s earliest memory of growing up in the Twelve Tribes is being beaten 15 times on the buttocks with a bamboo stick. He wasn’t allowed to be comforted by his…

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What is it like in the Twelve Tribes cult?

Source: Women’s Weekly In the Twelve Tribes community, members dance, sing, work hard and bake great cookies. But Beverley Hadgraft meets the former members and investigators who believe the community is a cult that’s also abusing its youngest and most vulnerable members. Oct 18, 2018 8:30am By Beverley Hadgraft Tessa Klein was four when she…

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Samie Brosseau

“My worst day as a free soul is far better than my best day in captivity.” Samie Brosseau runs Liberation Point, a charitable organization that helps people who come out of cults integrate into society: Here are the links to articles and videos about Samantha  (Samie) Brosseau, from more recent to older June 2018: A&E…

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How Inside Edition Producer Went Undercover to Expose Suspected Child Labor at New York Commune

Source: Inside Edition 7 June 2018 What does it take to go undercover to investigate suspected wrongdoings? Inside Edition producer Zara Lockshin was assigned to investigate claims of child labor at businesses owned by a religious sect called the Twelve Tribes. She discovered children as young as 6 working at the group’s farm in Cambridge, N.Y….

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