A Brooklyn sex club preached consent. Some members say lines were crossed.

Some say the group did not keep them safe.

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April 2, 2024

Jennifer Fisher, wearing a black dress, poses for a portrait outside, with trees and a stone walkway behind her.
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The townhouse in Brooklyn was once a beacon for Jennifer Fisher, a place where she did not have to hide that she was polyamorous and kinky —- because her housemates were, too.

The landlord, a group called Hacienda, had a vision: creating a community of sexually adventurous people whose house rules preached consent, particularly during the orgies they threw. Hacienda flourished, and sex positivity became more mainstream. Ms. Fisher felt pride at being part of the community.

That feeling helped her ignore what she described as Hacienda’s dark side: a series of claims from guests and tenants who said they were victims of sexual or physical assault under its auspices.

Then, she said, it happened to her.

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