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STEPHEN BEARD
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Like, Follow, Trafficked: Insta’s Fake Guru - BBC World Service Documentaries
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Like, Follow, Trafficked: Insta’s Fake Guru - BBC World Service Documentaries

#BBCEye Investigations and #BBCNewsBrasil uncover the truth behind the rise of wellness influencer and spiritual life coach, Kat Torres, and the international search for her trafficked followers. Click here to subscribe to our channel 👉🏽 https://bbc.in/3VyyriM Former Brazilian model, wellness influencer and spiritual life coach Kat Torres was an inspiration and a lifeline to women all over the world. More than a million people on Instagram followed her extraordinary career trajectory from extreme poverty in Brazil, to a European modelling career and a life of luxury in the US. But behind the perfectly curated posts is a story of witchcraft, exploitation and human trafficking - a dark and secretive sorority that led to missing women and sent their families and the FBI on a desperate search to find them. After months of investigations, a team from #BBCEye and https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCBrasil uncover a wellness empire built on half-truths and lies. This film tells the story of her enslaved followers and the heavy price they paid. And for the first time - in a surreal confrontation behind the walls of a Brazilian prison - we hear from the self-proclaimed “guru” who exerted absolute control. 🎞️ To watch more investigative journalism from our award-winning BBC Eye team check out this documentary playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz_B0PFGIn4fADt3h_U2SOWErIq-xtXPD 🎥 Watch this film in Portuguese on the https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCBrasil channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9bOqqQHhuQ 00:00 Who is Kat Torres? 02:59 Kat’s modelling career 04:53 Leonardo DiCaprio rumours 06:48 Kat’s Instagram career takes off 10:23 Kat’s inspirations 13:50 Glamorous New York life 15:22 Alleged oligarch boyfriend 16:51 Ayahuasca ceremony 18:00 The 'spiritual voice' 22:17 Gathering followers in Texas 25:10 Witchcraft practices 30:12 The 'spiritual bath' 35:32 Disturbing social media posts 36:40 Girls go missing 40:15 Secret recording of police call 43:34 Exclusive interview with Kat in prison ---------------- This is the official BBC World Service YouTube channel. If you like what we do, you can also find us here: Instagram 👉🏽 https://www.instagram.com/bbcworldservice Twitter 👉🏽 https://twitter.com/bbcworldservice Facebook 👉🏽 https://facebook.com/bbcworldservice BBC World Service website 👉🏽 https://www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio Thanks for watching and subscribing! #BBCWorldService #WorldService #Instagram #KatTorres #Brasil #Brazil #Luxury #Wellness
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