Author’s inside view: Crockett wrong about Bouchey; Bronfmans, sadly, may be convicted for Raniere-led crimes

Keith Raniere

One of Clare and Sara Bronfman’s lawyers, Robert Crockett, wrote to Barbara Bouchey’s lawyer that Bouchey was the reason he won the case against Yuri Plyam.

“No sarcasm here,” Crockett wrote.

The case in question was a lawsuit by the Bronfmans against, Plyam, a Bronfman partner in a Los Angeles real estate venture set up and devised by the Bronfman’s ‘owner,’ Keith Raniere.

No sarcasm here.

With all due respect to Crockett, I doubt that Barbara Bouchey was the reason he won the Plyam case. The reason he won was that Plyam was guilty of absconding with about $10 million of Bronfman money, something that I uncovered, and something he proved to the jury.

That the Bronfmans would have been defrauded out of more from Plyam – a partner and best friend of Keith Raniere – had I not uncovered the fraud – is a matter of record in that trial.

Whether Raniere was in on the scam with Plyam or whether he was just deceived by misjudging the character of his so-called best friend [Plyam], is something that further investigation should determine.

The Bronfmans – self centered, a little selfish and spoiled (and, sadly, quite possibly, to be convicted criminals, thanks to their blind obedience to their sovereign, Raniere)  – could never genuinely appreciate anything anyone did for them, not if their master, Raniere, did not approve.  

I do not blame them for the evil they create for others by obeying their lord, Raniere.

They were captured mentally by Raniere.

I wish they would wake up and leave Raniere and turn state’s evidence – thus perhaps saving themselves from possible incarceration and reawakening the goodness in them that led them to Raniere.

It was probably good intentions, not bad ones that led Bronfmans to Raniere.

They are perhaps intelligent women, but no match for Raniere.

He has managed, through techniques he has mastered, to rule their brains, I think.

No sarcasm here.

Clare Bronfman, and her attorney, Crockett, thanked me during the Plyam trial for saving them millions and uncovering the fraud that Plyam perpetrated;, then they later went on to attack me. 

I realize this was done under the orders of Raniere.

That they have lost the ability to think independently.


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  • Sorry, but the Bronfman sisters are just as culpable, if not the most culpable, for all of the actions they have allowed Raniere to perpetrate via their money. They are the enablers of this man, and they should be held just as accountable.

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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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