One 18-year-old former student and victim of rape wept while recounting what happened to her during a Lifesteps seminar. Jane, who asked not to be identified by her real name, left the school in March. "They had me dress up as a French maid," she said, describing an outfit that included fishnet stockings and a short skirt. "I had to sit on guys' laps and give them lap dances," while sexually suggestive songs, like "Milkshake" by Kelis, played at high volume.The abusive and humiliating "Lifestep" methodology may have its roots Synanon (Wikipedia), a former self-help group turned violent cult that was finally disbanded after its properties were confiscated and sold by the IRS.
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