Reader: Raniere uses Jness to find new concubines?

Susan Dones

One of our readers writes about Jness:

“As Susan Donnes stated in a deposition, Raniere uses these trainings to stalk women in order to find new sex partners. He’s created a cult that uses a Multi Level Marketing human potential coaching organization as a front for his women to pimp for him and Jness is the arm that he uses.”

For readers who do not know, from about 2003-2009, Susan Dones was the owner of the Tacoma NXIVM center; she was a field trainer; and proctor; she instructed Ethos classes, was a salesperson, and, for a time, a head trainer.

She also participated in the filming of a well known video of the Vanguard, Keith Raniere, posted on youtube, where Raniere mentions that people have died for his beliefs and that he has had people killed for his beliefs.


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This photo of the Vanguard Keith Raniere is from the video where Keith Raniere speaks of people being killed for his beliefs. 

And she once wrote, “Rational Inquiry trainings are used as a venue to stalk their students to who might fit into Raniere’s profile of sexual conquests and who might be willing to give Raniere money.”

She said, “Based on the number of women that I suspected that Keith Raniere had sexual relationships with … And just based on the fact that these women (who had money) were made what I believe would be identified as special within the curriculum.”

Dones spoke of much more than Raniere’s mere sexual appetites but also alleged knowledge of tax fraud committed by NXIVM and Nancy Salzman.

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Susan Dones seems to know quite a bit about the inner workings of NXIVM




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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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