Lauren Salzman in quandary on how to explain Raniere and DOS

Lauren Salzman, Director of Education, Nxivm

[This report has been developed from information provided from sources. For their protection, they are unnamed. It is up to the reader to judge whether the information presented is factual or not.]


Lauren Salzman appears to be presenting contradictory information to students of Executive Success Programs on the role of Keith Raniere in the secret women’s group called DOS [Dominant Over Submissive].

Based on multiple reports, she is telling some that Mr. Raniere has nothing to do with DOS. Its formation and all its practices were created and executed by women.

She is telling others that Mr. Raniere is the guiding force behind DOS.

Whether or not Mr. Raniere is involved, he is there in spirit since his initials appear on the hot iron brands of several dozen women who are members of DOS.

Miss Salzman herself is branded on her pubic region with Mr. Raniere’s initials, according to sources.

She admitted this week to students in San Francisco to being branded, but has been reticent to admit she has been sexually involved with Mr. Raniere.

According to sources, Mr. Raniere teaches that lying to people for the sake of a noble mission is justified. He compares lying about his teachings to keep them secret to a lie told to Nazi’s about hiding Jews in one’s own basement.

Over the years, as women came forward to publicly say that Mr. Raniere has had sex with his female students, Miss Salzman has acted as his defender denying to students that Mr. Raniere has ever had sex with any of his female students.

One source said Miss Salzman herself has had sex with Mr. Raniere.

“She’s fucking Keith or has fucked Keith and wants to have his baby; so she’ll do anything she can to protect Keith,” the source said.

Another sources, who witnessed interactions between Mr. Raniere and Miss Salzman when she was a teenage girl, said Mr. Raniere groomed her to have sex from the day he met her mother, Nancy Salzman, around 1998, when Miss Salzman was about 19 years old.

michelle and lauren salzman
Sisters in earnest: Left Michelle Salzman with her sister Lauren Salzman. Both sisters are said to have been groomed by Mr. Raniere since their teen years. Both women are members of DOS, the secretive master – slave group that practices human branding and the threat of blackmailing women to keep the organization secret.
Next to Keith Raniere, Clare Bronfman is the true leader of Executive Success Programs since she funds the operations. She is said to be a member of DOS.
Keith Raniere is the only man in DOS. Although Lauren Salzman tells some students that he has no involvement. Miss Salzman does have a brand on her pubic region with Mr. Raniere’s initials.
mack and salzman
L-r Slave and master. Lauren Salzman and now emaciated former TV actress Allison Mack. In addition to having Mr. Raniere’s initials branded on her pubic region, Miss Salzman also has the initials of Miss Mack on her brand. Miss Mack is Miss Salzman’s slave master in DOS. Students who are confused about Miss Salzman’s contradictory messages about whether or not Mr. Raniere is actively involved in DOS might consider asking Miss Salzman to show her branding to them and explain what the initials ‘K-R- A-M’ signify.


Miss Salzman joined Executive Success Programs in 1998 and became the company’s youngest regional VP.   She has been on ESP’s Executive Board since 2001.

She oversees multiple teams responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing facilitation of training programs and standards.

She travels throughout North and South America as well as Europe, training people in the teachings of Mr. Raniere.

According to her bio published on the Executive Success Programs website  She is also ‘working with and studying under Keith Raniere to create a new, experiential performance art process geared to move audiences through a deeply introspective, interactive philosophical inquiry.”

The bio concludes with “Her passion for helping others, her enthusiasm in pursuing her own personal growth and her desire to make Rational Inquiry® accessible to the world have made her an inspiring figure to all who know her.”

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6 years ago

Golden child? Savior? His semen is seen as his “essence”? Cumming on their face is seen as a “great blessing”?

This doofus is as spiritual as a rock, and these women are morons to believe any of the bullshit that is excreted out of this fraud’s mouth.

6 years ago

These women are idiots. He’s not going to give you a baby. He’s been fucking women for thirty plus years and he’s had one kid (and only by accident). He doesn’t want any kids. He only wants to use that as binding mechanism to keep your loyalty so he can continue to use you and (sometimes) fuck you.

Is Raniere nearly sterile?
Is Raniere nearly sterile?
6 years ago
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Rainier has brainwashed hundreds of young women into believing in his Savior status, and into his bed. One must expect that nearly all of them would want the blessing of bearing his child.

Some are even told they are so chosen. Raniere told both Toni Natalie and Barbara Bouchey in the very early ESP days that they were to bear his golden child to carry on his mission of saving Humanity. This was after they had told him that they were unable to bear children.

It is sometimes reported that harem members are required to be on the pill. But the pill is not 100% effective, and more importantly, the temptation for at least some of them to “forget” to take one to be blessed with the heir to the Savior of Humanity would be irresistible.

Given the amount of sex Raniere is reported to engage in, one would expect quite a number of “accidental” children. But there are (essentially) none reported.

It is also reported that Raniere teaches it is the greatest blessing for a woman to receive his “essence” on her face.

The simplest explanation for all this data is that Raniere is (essentially) sterile, but doesn’t want to admit that weakness to the members of his world.

He would not need to explain why the golden child was not conceived to a partner who knows she is herself infertile. Telling his harem to be on birth control makes their lack of pregnancy less surprising. And no woman expects to become pregnant from a “facial.”

I say “essentially” sterile because there does appear to be one child of Raniere, conceived with long-time follower Kristen Keeffe. That the father is Raniere (rather than Keeffe straying from the Vanguard) is attested to by our host, who has seen the child and states that he strongly resembles both Keeffe and Raniere.

The resemblance to Keeffe is relevant because Raniere claims that the child was actually adopted after his mother died in childbirth.

That child was the original student in Rainbow Cultural Garden. The psychological experiments and abuse he reportedly received under the direction of his (unacknowledged) father resulted in Keeffe fleeing with him after nearly 20 years with Raniere, with the assistance of NY State Police. They remain in an undisclosed location today.

There have been some reports that longtime co-habitant Marianna Fernandez is pregnant. That is not inconsistent with the “essentially” sterile hypothesis. There can be a few viable sperm cells even if the vast majority are unviable.

But if Lauren Salzman wants her own Golden Child, she may need to get VERY busy…..

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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