Reader: Bouchey’s deposition reveals plenty


I just read for the first time cover to cover Barbara Bouchey’s 54 page deposition for Precision Development vs the Plyams. .

Some takeaways which are ripe for discussion: Does NXIVM even make a profit? It does not seem to and appears to bleed money out of all its orifices. It appears from the deposition that NXIVM was allowing some of its students to take courses and then work off the “tuition”.

From the Bouchey deposition and the Dones Bankruptcy case NXIVM owed its coaches (the NX 9) coaching fees which NXIVM turned around and cried extortion. In her deposition, Bouchey comes right out and states more of Clare Bronfman’s $$ was used than Sara’s who seems to have made a quiet exit and hopefully taken her money with her to do more noble work.

It seems like Clare is bankrolling the whole NXIVM village. The core Nxians are living off the fat of her trust funds. Salzman’s home was also allegedly, financed by a Bronfman loan of which there appears to be no formal “loan” documentation.

Love, lust or like is obviously blind when a financial planner states “There was no signed loan agreement because I was dealing with my boyfriend the most ethical man in the world” Raniere lost Bouchey’s (as well as some of her relatives’), Salzman’s, Cafritz’s, Unterreiner’s, and Michael Sutton’s initial investments in his first venture into commodities. When the Bronfmans arrived he plowed thru even more.

It is really quite astounding to read the actual deposition in Bouchey’s words as she was grilled rather than the cliff notes versions of what happened in blog posts and newspaper articles.


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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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