Blast f/t past: Karen, Pam, Kristin – when was the last time you saw your family?

Pamela Cafritz was the harem leader for many years. She died last November.


  • During the time that the Secrets of NXIVM came out in the Albany Times Union, many people made comments. Here is an interesting one posted on the Times Union site:
    Another family member says:

    ….Karen Untereiner used to liken the inner people of CBI to the island of misfit toys (guess the movie). That’s because she and every other person who ends up close to Keith have self esteem issues and are searching for something, never feel like they fit in, and are easily manipulated and gullible. A scammer will try his line on 100 people and maybe 1 or 2 will take the hook. That’s 2 more to do his bidding. And if one has money, all the better. Why do you think he latched on to Pam* early on. She is a Cafritz. A big wig Washington Family.

    How many of you close to Keith have good relationships with your family? None. That is one of the cult aspects. Separate them from the real family and make them part of Keith’s family. Then they have nowhere to turn. Their whole world is the new “family.” Karen, when was the last time you saw your family? Huh? How about you Pam? Hey Kristin, how’s your family? Barbara? Bet you’re real close with them. They are full supporters of your work with NXIVM, right?…


  • [editor’s note: We received a second corroboration that Pam Cafritz is ailing and we wish her well and good health.]


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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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