Bouchey: Why Kotlin left Raniere; ‘he was trying to make her jealous’


Barbara Bouchey in a deposition told the world how Keith Raniere purportedly operated with a woman he was dating. Her name is Svetlana Kotlin.

For those thinking about joining his love – punishment cult – they may want to interview Svetlana to determine whether or not what Bouchey says is true.

According to Bouchey, first he tricked Svetlana into thinking he was monogamous; then when she found he wasn’t, he had wing women, Pam Cafritz, Nancy and Lauren Salzman and Karen Unterreiner work on her – going so far as to say that if she didn’t sleep with her it might kill him.

She left him and he didn’t die.

Let us revisit what Bouchey said about Raniere and Kotlin:

Bouchey said:  Svetlana Kotlin started dating Keith and didn’t know about any other women that he was involved with… [S]he had her own business separate and aside from NXIVM, and so she wasn’t aware of things intimately… [A]long the way of dating him and having an intimate relationship, she became aware that he was having relations with other women….  [S]he told him that this was not okay with her…

Nancy, Lauren, and Pam started to come in to mentor her and tell her that it was her destiny, that Keith couldn’t start a business with her unless she was in an intimate relationship with him, and that this was her issue and an attachment, and that she needed to work [on] this, and if she were to leave that she might kill him because he was now intimately connected with her in a certain way….

[She] cut off her intimate relationship with Keith, but she still wanted to do the business with him, so she did have her business. She moved it down to the New Karner Road exit because she thought maybe … they could have a professional relationship because the curriculum was very good, and she thought Keith was an intelligent man.

However, the conduct that she observed of him, he was trying to make her jealous, and so he started to do things with women in front of her, and certain conduct…

[T]hen Nancy, Lauren, and Pam, and Karen kept coming after her telling her that… she needed to work this issue, and she couldn’t stay in a business relationship unless she was actually intimately involved with him…  I think it was the combination of the two…  and things that she saw that wasn’t consistent in the company [NXIVM/Executive Success Programs] about how they conducted themselves business-wise and how they treated different people including her …. kind of punishing people if they weren’t working their issues…. [I]t was a combination….  [S]he decided she needed to leave.



Svetlana Kotlin became an adversary of NXIVM/Executive Success Programs following her decision not to continue to have sex with Keith Raniere.

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  • This guy is creepy, and his pimp women aren’t really any better.

    “His energy levels are sinking and he’s such a super sensitive spiritual being you might kill him!”

    What a con artist pussy.

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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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