Raniere told state police Natalie has ‘mob connections’

Mr. Glazer will not be made to look ridiculous. The Bronfmans will.

What next?

According to the notes of State Police investigator Rodger Kirsopp, he interviewed Keith Raniere in April 2012 in the presence of Raniere’s attorney’s Pamela Nichols and Steve Coffey of the law firm of  O’Connell and Aronowitz.

The interview took place at the State Police Clifton Park Bureau of Criminal Investigation Office. It was in connection to efforts Raniere and NXIVM officials were making to get several people indicted for computer trespass – an alleged unauthorized use of NXIVM’s password protected website by two of his ex-lovers and two other individuals.

One of these ex-lovers – the longtime target for Raniere’s “hitlist” – was Toni Natalie.

Natalie had once been told by Raniere that she was the one chosen to bear his special child who would change the world. Natalie said Raniere raped her repeatedly before she left him.  She  never had a child with Raniere and after she left, he pursued her for years, sending people to investigate her, to go to her business and her home to harass her, sue her,  threaten her and her family, send her godawful threatening love letters, and tried to get her indicted — repeatedly.

For 16 years he tormented her. And when he went to the state police now he said he was afraid of her.

He said he was worried – that she might, through her mob connections, put a “hit” on him.  In fact maybe even run him over – when he was out walking on Flintlock one day on his way over to Stage Run.

When asked what mobsters Natalie knew, Raniere – caught in his stupid lie – by being asked a simple unexpected question – “who?” stuttered that he did not know.

As Kirsopp wrote in his report: “RANIERE advised that he is the philosophical founder of NXIVM and created the  curriculum for NXIVM-ESP. RANIERE …. advised that NATALIE has mob connections but was unable to provide specific names or knowledge of the connection.”

I can well imagine Raniere saying to the police investigator,”I’m not a superstitious man, but if some unlucky accident should befall me .. if I should be run over by a blogger, or if my computer should catch a virus from some hacker, or if I’m struck by a bolt of insight from an exploration of meaning while walking into an intensive, then I’m going to blame some of the people in this room, and that I do not forgive.”


Or something like that.

Raniere hunted Toni Natalie for 16 years. If she really had mob connections – she would have used them long before then.

Long before then a gunman would have approached him and said, “Vanguard, Toni Natalie sends you her regards.”

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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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