Her Defender: ‘Dr. Roberts isn’t “mad” she’s a victim of Master Raniere!’

This artist conception of Dr. Danielle Roberts as deranged mad doctor may be unfair. She is a physician who put women in danger but first and foremost she is a slave to Master Raniere. She took a lifetime vow of obedience.
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Dr. Danielle Roberts may be a victim.

the FrankReport published an article on June 13, 2017 entitled “Will the ‘Mad Doctor’ Roberts be charged with professional misconduct.”

A defender of hers wrote the article is ‘slanderous, libelous and defamatory. Please removed the title of “Mad Doctor” from this article!”

The defender then went on to write the following:

Dr. Roberts is not mad. She’s a victim, like all those other women are!

If she is lending her professional training to these women being branded, she’s at least making it significantly safer due to her training.


Because without her, if these women wanted to do this behavior they would probably otherwise still be doing it anyway but it would be done by someone with less training and that might do potentially greater, more extensive, physical harm.

Dr. Roberts moved to Albany to help people. She was and still is a kindhearted, well intended person that has been misguided and manipulated; by having her pure care and concern for others incredibly twisted.

Calling her out as one of the main culprits here is more damaging then helpful and more isolating for her,  as it makes integrating socially back into the rest of the world even more challenging from this point forward.

Please remove any slander, libel or spin from your articles regarding Dr Roberts.
Someone who is being manipulated is not mad, deranged or psychotic. They are the victim!  It’s the boiling of a frog – slowly over time, confusing and manipulating, and defaming her isn’t helping her – you become the exact tool then through which you help Keith Raniere get more control.

Write about these women in truth stating they are the ones being manipulated!

Over and over again – that is the closest to truth with any of this occurring or not.

Please consider that – otherwise the victims will be labeled as the culprits and not as the victims they are.

Intellectually educated women are just as susceptible to thought reform as anyone else.

Please don’t be like most people and presume these women should know better. That thinking is a large part of what keeps groups like this going because everyone is thinking, “oh, not me. I wouldn’t fall for that stuff.”

The same above can equally be applied to educated intellectual men as well.

And your writing is a beautiful tool – the pen is mightier then the sword – as it’s said. As such, how you literally “paint” and portray these female victims in your articles guides the readers opinion of these women. Consider that and maybe you’ll come fill circle in your logic: To break the cycle, the blame needs to be directed to the source! Not the victims of the source.

I want Keith Raniere to go down; his organizations to fail as he sits in prison! But the “followers”, “believers” and victims need to know they not criminals or crazy or mad – they are the victims. That’s how you take away a madman’s power – by taking away his followers – not blaming them – that perpetuates the cycle and keeps guys like Keith in power over his victims.


Is Dr. Danielle Roberts deranged or a victim? Or just doing her duty as a physician?

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  • For those who wonder if DR. Roberts has done anything wrong, please review the modern version of the Hippocratic Oath and tell us which part she die not violate:

    The following version, written in 1964 by Louis Lasagna, Academic Dean of the School of Medicine at Tufts University, has been used in many medical schools:

    I swear to fulfill, to the best of my ability and judgment, this covenant:…
    I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.
    I will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures which are required, avoiding those twin traps of over treatment and therapeutic nihilism.
    I will remember that there is art to medicine as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drug.
    I will not be ashamed to say “I know not,” nor will I fail to call in my colleagues when the skills of another are needed for a patient’s recovery.
    I will respect the privacy of my patients, for their problems are not disclosed to me that the world may know. Most especially must I tread with care in matters of life and death. Above all, I must not play at God.
    I will remember that I do not treat a fever chart, a cancerous growth, but a sick human being, whose illness may affect the person’s family and economic stability. My responsibility includes these related problems, if I am to care adequately for the sick.
    I will prevent disease whenever I can but I will always look for a path to a cure for all diseases.
    I will remember that I remain a member of society, with special obligations to all my fellow human beings, those sound of mind and body as well as the infirm.
    If I do not violate this oath, may I enjoy life and art, respected while I live and remembered with affection thereafter. May I always act so as to preserve the finest traditions of my calling and may I long experience the joy of healing those who seek my help

About the Author

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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