Investigation Discovery's DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS Tells Terrifyingly True Tales Of People Who Fell Prey To Psychological

Investigation Discovery's DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS Tells Terrifyingly True Tales
            Of People Who Fell Prey To Psychological Manipulation

- All-New Series Premieres Wednesday, January 16 at 10 PM E/P -

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SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 11, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --People are often scared of
what goes bump in the night. But what if the most dangerous monsters were the
very same people your life depended on? Following extraordinary and
terrifyingly true tales of psychological manipulation, Investigation
Discovery's latest series DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS explores everyday people who
were brainwashed into making remarkable sacrifices and committing unthinkable
acts in the process. Told through intimate, first-person accounts, each
hour-long episode details the captivating stories of people who were lured
into a web of deceit and lost themselves along the way. False prophets,
criminal masterminds, and sociopathic con-artists who prey on the innocent are
just some of the Machiavellian architects at the center of these unbelievable
and shocking true stories. DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS premieres Wednesday, January
16 at 10 PM E/P on Investigation Discovery.

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"There is nothing more frightening than the thought of people preying on your
most valuable asset: your mind," said Henry Schleiff, general manager,
Investigation Discovery. "DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS profiles average men and women
who were coerced into disturbing situations, proving that – horrifyingly
enough – almost anyone can find themselves vulnerable to manipulation."

The premiere episode of DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS features the story of former
Scientologist Nancy Many. As an impressionable college student in 1971, Nancy
joined the Church of Scientology in the hopes of making the world a better
place. Unbeknownst to her, she would soon become an undercover agent, immersed
in espionage activities, waging a secret war against the Church's greatest
critics. It was only after joining the organizations' elite inner circle that
Nancy finally understood the corruption at the center of Scientology's
enormous empire. Little did she know the intimidation and interrogation she
would have to endure when her allegiance to the Church came into question.
Upon suffering an emotional breakdown, Nancy finally left the Church after
living nearly 30 years of her life as a devout Scientologist.

DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS delves into what happens when a predator warps an
individual's very own sense of self. From those seeking answers to life's
largest questions to those who fell victim to a powerful stranger, the men and
women featured in this new six-part series were all torn from their path in
life, becoming trapped in abuse and deception instead. Other episodes include
Christine Marie, a single mother who thought she had met the man of her
dreams, only to realize that the self-proclaimed Mormon Prophet was anything
but, coercing her into giving up her children and sleeping with other men to
finance what he claimed was "God's work"; Colleen Stan, a 20-year-old woman
who was abducted while hitchhiking and forced into sexual slavery for over
seven years; Kerry Noble, a young father who lived happily with his wife in a
small Christian community until charismatic community leader Jim Ellison
steered him into a world of racism and mass murder; and Susan Hamlin, a wife
and mother of four, whose manically controlling and violently abusive husband
terrorized and brainwashed her into believing she was at the center of a
satanic cult.

DANGEROUS PERSUASIONS is co-produced for Investigation Discovery by RAW and
Entertainment One Television. For RAW, Louise Norman is executive producer
with Michael Kot as executive producer for Entertainment One. For
Investigation Discovery, Ron Simon is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior
vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry
Schleiff is president and general manager.

About Investigation Discovery
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investigations and heart-breaking mysteries that result, ID challenges our
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