Angry father confronts me over daughter named as DOS member

Ask any law enforcement agent what will happen to Mr. Raniere if the collateral they possess is published or released.

Father Deceived?

Last night at about 1:30 am, I got a call from a man who said he was the father of one of the women named as a member of DOS.

He was angry.  He said I placed his daughter’s picture and name on my website and he was going to come after me.

He asked me where I was.

I told him I was in western New York.

He said he wanted to meet with me so he could arrest me.

I asked him where he was.

He told me.

The distance makes it impossible to meet tonight, I suggested.

I will come there next week.

Who are you? I asked.

He gave me his name and told me the name of his daughter.

I asked him on what authority and jurisdiction was he empowered to make an arrest and on what offense?

For writing lies, he said. For hurting my daughter, by putting up lies about her. She is not a slave.

How do you know it is a lie?

My daughter told me it is a lie you wrote about her.

Before anyone be too quick to judge this father, can you imagine how crazy it sounded to him? His lovely daughter a slave? Possibly branded on her pubic region?

He had met people of Executive Success Programs, he said. His daughter was a class member of ESP. It seemed like a good teaching organization. The people he met were clean cut and seemed sane. He never met Keith Raniere but how could he exert such influence over people as this DOS suggested?

His daughter is young, intelligent, and beautiful. Her life is ahead of her. She could do anything. Why would any one like her subscribe to such monstrosities as DOS suggests?

I told him that, if I am wrong about your daughter, I will take her name down from my blog, but your daughter is not telling the truth.  I then proceeded to give him information to demonstrate specific details related to his daughter and suggested a way to determine if she was lying to him.


I asked, do you know what collateral is?

He said yes in the general sense. Posting assets of value to secure performance of some promise.

I said your daughter gave collateral to keep DOS a secret.

My daughter doesn’t have collateral to post. She has no assets to pledge.

I explained the collateral DOS takes from women is meant to destroy and embarrass. it is based on coercion – of keeping quiet and no one will see the collateral unless they talk about DOS then the collateral is released. That is why she lied to you. You might cause DOS a lot of trouble.

If she is in a cult, if she has been branded, if she asks permission to eat and sleep; if she has to continue to give collateral that could  ruin her future, don’t you want to get her out?

He said he would, of course, if it is true.

I gave him some specific ways of getting accurate information from his daughter.

He agreed he should meet with her.

Now it is for him to have a most serious discussion with his daughter and I hope a moment of truth and perhaps a deprogramming.

She will lie at first, but there is a way to prove the truth and we have that way.

While it might be embarrassing at first, it cannot be more embarrassing than the release of DOS collateral now controlled by Mr. Raniere.

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Keith Raniere devised the DOS program and controls the collateral.




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[…] reader of our last post about a daughter very likely lying to her father over her being a slave woman of DOS, might be inclined to ask: “How could followers of the […]

6 years ago

I wonder what the father would do if he finds out that it’s true. It provides additional, independent corroboration for it. Then I hope he kicks VanDouche’s ass.

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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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