How Star Wars Actress Bonnie Piesse Got Into (and Out of) NXIVM
How did Bonnie Piesse go from Star Wars to cult? That's one of many questions answered in HBO's The Vow, airing from Fox Showcase on Sep. 20, the much anticipated documentary tracing the rise and downfall of Keith Raniere's NXIVM organisation, a self-help organisation that concealed scams, secrets, and disturbing sexual rituals beneath its motivational image. Piesse was one of several members who began to realise that something was deeply wrong within NXIVM, and although she managed to leave the cult and avoid being pulled into its darkest corners, it cost her a lot. As you watch her story unfold on The Vow, along with numerous others, here are a few things you might want to know about her.