Violet’s story #2: ‘Hell would freeze over’ before I would go back

Violet, who last night told her story of how Keith Raniere, the Vanguard, sought to and ultimately succeeded in bedding her then claimed her as his possession, had some additional insights to share with readers.

I asked her: You say that Keith Raniere is not your enemy, but would you ever consider going back to him or join his group?

Violet: Hell would freeze over before I would be involved with that group. Because he lied; because he said ‘sex doesn’t matter’ and yet it did to him.

They teach some great things maybe. They help some people maybe. But no matter what great things they may teach on the outside, the leadership is harming innocent people and they are using the money from deception to seriously harm innocent people. It would be wrong to support NXIVM knowing what I know about Keith.

I really never thought of Keith as a monster until I saw what he did to destroy other people. At the time I knew him I thought he was eccentric, egotistical and sort of kinky.

He claimed his polygamy was a more evolved way to live.

But the reason I could never support NXIVM or take their course is because every dollar that goes to that machine is a dollar that can be used to harm innocent people.

(to be continued)

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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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