Should harem members be named and their roles with Raniere identified?

Several persons with inside information on NXIVM have given me a great deal to consider.
Much of it has to do with how Keith Raniere handles the women in his harem and how they react.
I am torn whether or not to name the women and their roles.
I had almost decided not to publish the names since this information is so personal and individually the women are not public figures. On the other hand as a collective they are public since they are the workers and financiers of Raniere.
Should they be named so that people know who they are?
On the other hand I have been contacted by several ex-harem members and admonished. One said I act like Keith by revealing their names and that I must realize these women are emotionally attached to Raniere and can’t be – like a man – shamed into leaving him.
Family members of present harem members are asking me to help the women trapped in this group escape and to protect them. Some have wept; some have trembled with fear that their beloved relative has been almost literally captured.
I have reason to suspect that some of the present harem members want to leave but are afraid to leave and feign allegiance to Raniere out of fear of him and his closest inner circle women.
Yet naming names of harem members that have enabled Raniere to continue his operations is perhaps essential.
On the other hand the purpose is to show a pattern of how harem members fare and the individual names perhaps are unimportant.
I am interested in reader’s thoughts – should I name the harem members and delve into their interpersonal relationships with Raniere and one another?

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S@#T you can't make up....
S@#T you can't make up....
7 years ago

“Family members of present harem members are asking me to help the women trapped in this group escape and to protect them. Some have wept; some have trembled with fear that their beloved relative has been almost literally captured.” ………

Yes, you should name names. That comment brings tears to my eyes when I think of the families that are missing their loved ones. I would hope if i ran away and joined a cult, spending oodles of dollars on self-help courses, cutting off my family, replacing it with a “cult family of choice ” my “family of origin” would intervene and hire a cult de-programmer to get me out.

The women’s names of the inner circle at least up to 2012/2013 are all pretty well known and out there already. Their back stories are probably very interesting. How did they wind up meeting Raniere in the first place especially the original harem wives. Who came out of the failed Consumers Buy line. Who came in after Raniere screwed and mind-melded Nancy Salzman?.

Where is the DOJ, IRS, INS or the FBI. One could make an argument that Raniere and company are alleged sex-traffickers in the case of the under-aged Mexican girls.

John Doe
John Doe
7 years ago

Yep. They are his enablers and should be exposed for who they are. Isn’t he their “god”? So, why would they be ashamed that they are f!cking this guy? Stand up and be proud! [roll my eyes]

An Observer
An Observer
7 years ago

Yes, they should be named.

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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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