Readers: Rank and file see positive side; NXIVM negative publicity serves to forewarn

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JOHN DOE writes:

Yes, there shouldn’t be any victim blaming. At the same time, almost all independent news that has been associated with NXIVM has been negative – despite all the positive company sponsored testimonials by individuals who have taken their “courses” – and has been rebuked as a cult with backed up sources for at least a decade by people like cult researcher Rick Ross. So, there really is no excuse for people to not do the research and stay away, especially in this time of social media.

 

 

Another reader writes:

The people who just take the NXIVM self-improvement modules probably have a different experience, a positive experience, because they are not involved in the inner circle, the leadership, the politics, the lawsuits, the deceptions. I assume they make new friends, set goals, learn things. If there was nothing good about it at all, why would people join and keep taking more classes?

Scientology is a cult with serious allegations of abuse, but the new recruits, the rank and file members probably don’t see that. They likely only see the positive side – at least for a while.


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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 featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He was credited in the Starz docuseries, 'Seduced,' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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