NYC judge drops lawsuit alleging Sharon Gans Horn’s secret ‘cult’ of using women as unpaid servants

A judge this week dismissed a lawsuit alleging a secret Manhattan cult enticed two women into becoming unpaid servants.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lori Sattler found that Stephanie Rosenberg and Marjorie Hochman’s lawsuit against the Odyssey Study Group — or OSG — showed that they worked for the alleged cult.

But the women did not prove sufficiently “that they expected compensation [OSG] at any time during their membership,” said Sattler’s decision on Tuesday.

The two women filed lawsuits in 2021, claiming the group — led by former actress Sharon Gans Horn, who had a small role in ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’ — accepted them as members in 2005 and vowed to “make their lives better, economically and physically.” improve and spiritually,” the court filings said.

Instead, the duo were made to pay a whopping $400 in monthly fees and were forced to work as cooks, cleaners and recruiters for no pay, the lawsuit alleged.

Sharon Gans Horn, leader of the Late Odyssey Study Group.

Two women lost their lawsuit against the Odyssey Study Group, alleging they were used as unpaid servants.

Sharon Goose Horn

Wives Stephanie Rosenberg and Marjorie Hochman said they paid $400 in monthly membership dues and were also asked to cook, clean and recruit for free.

Sharon Goose Horn

Horn died of Covid complications in 2021 but the group is still thriving, according to a former member.

Meanwhile, Horn and other sect leaders were made “very rich” by “lying to its members that it is an honor, a privilege, and a step toward self-improvement to serve the leaders of OSG,” the lawsuit alleged.

The women also accused OSG of systematic physical and psychological abuse, child abuse, sexual abuse, private adoption, arranged marriages and financial crime,” the lawsuit reads.

The couple feared if they left OSG they would be ostracized from the community that had become their “whole world,” the filing said.

The Odyssey Study Group.
The leaders of the Odyssey study group allegedly got rich from membership fees and manpower.

Rosenberg left OSG in 2019 and Hochman in 2016, the lawsuit alleges.

Goose died of COVID complications in January 2021, but the group is still thriving and meets twice a week in an office on West 38th Street, a former OSG expert told The Post in July.

The group is even expanding after purchasing a $925,000 100-acre property in the Catskills.

Lawyers on both sides did not immediately respond to requests for comment. NYC judge drops lawsuit alleging Sharon Gans Horn’s secret ‘cult’ of using women as unpaid servants


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