Over the years, Keith Raniere of Clifton Park, NY has selected various women for his harem.
Some of them are still with him. .
Over the years, Mr. Raniere has honored certain women in his harem by making them his “Chosen One.”
To guide her, he tells her they are in a monogamous relationship and hides the fact that he is having sexual teaching experiences with other women. Oftentimes, when the woman finds out, she declines to be the chosen one.
Among the list of “Chosen Ones” were:
Linda Smith: His girlfriend when he started Consumers’ Buyline, she may have been the original “Chosen One”. But they subsequently broke up. Later, Mr. Raniere was kind enough to hire her daughter for ESP.
Toni Natalie: Another “Chosen One”, she was supposed to have his golden avatar child. But she left him without bearing him a child. He wrote her love letters saying he might die if she did not come back. She still stayed away. He threatened her – and she still refused to return. He sued her – and she still refused. He tried to lure her to Mexico with an offer to enjoy a free Mexican vacation, where he had plans to have her imprisoned and raped, according to an eyewitness to the plot. She refused to go. He paid to have her indicted. She was acquitted. He sued Microsoft for infringing on a patent in Miss Natalie’s name that he told the court he owned even though he had no proof of ownership. The judge fined Mr. Raniere $1 million dollars for lying to the court.
Nancy Salzman: Chosen to be his Prefect. When she grew too old to be part of Mr. Raniere’s harem, she did what any good mother with two teenage daughters would do: she offered them to Mr. Raniere to be his “Chosen Ones.”
Dawn Morrison: She came to him as a stunning beauty – and was quickly anointed as another “Chosen One”. While many might find her a stunning beauty now, she, at age 49, has aged out of consideration. But there was splendor in the grass for a season. Then it got too cold. Mr. Raniere allowed her to remain single and boy-friendless and serve him ever since.
Barbara Bouchey: She was another “Chosen One” who was supposed to bear him his golden avatar child. But they never had a child.
She left and claimed Mr. Raniere swindled her out of more than one million dollars. He said he thought she gave it to him as a gift – and then spent well over $1,000,000 of the Bronfmans’ money to finance multiple lawsuits against her – and to underwrite criminal investigations on her. Although he lost every legal action against her, Mr. Raniere was able to drive her into bankruptcy and get her indicted. She was acquitted of all the trumped-up charges that Mr. Raniere arranged to have brought against her.
Clare Bronfman: She was chosen to be the one woman allowed to pay Mr. Raniere back for the crimes her father, Edgar Bronfman [deceased], did to ruin Mr. Raniere by making world market forces work against his planned investment of her and her sister Sara’s money. Mr. Raniere stripped her of clothing and money. He invested an estimated $75 million of her money in commodities, real estate, litigation, investigations into enemies, and funding Mr. Raniere’s operations, much of it off the books. The commodities went badly, the real estate investment went bankrupt, they lost every lawsuit, and Mr. Raniere’s operations continue to lose money primarily because of all the bad press he gets which deters 99 percent of potential new students from signing up for classes. She stays with Mr. Raniere and continues investing in Mr. Raniere because she believes in his cause. She is literally going for broke. But she knows – for Mr. Raniere has told her – that he doesn’t love her just for her money; nor is that the reason she has the top position in his organization. She would be just as highly revered by him and all the women even if she were penniless. Miss Bronfman may soon be able to test that statement.
Marianna Fernandez: She was the #1 harem woman until Allison Mack took over that position. Marianna selfishly did not want Mr. Raniere to sleep with her two sisters. In order to teach her not to be selfish, he attempted to recruit one of her sisters, Daniella Fernandez, into his harem – and when Daniella refused, he imprisoned her in a room in a home owned by Clare Bronfman and Ms. Salzman for 18 months before she escaped. It is suspected that Mr. Raniere allowed her other sister, Cami Fernandez, to enjoy one-on-one sessions with him on or about the time she was legally able to consent in New York State, according to women who lived in his harem. Cami was employed as a teacher of children of Mr. Raniere’s disciples – and paid off the books by Clare Bronfman who laundered money to pay her and other illegal aliens through her Ethical Science Foundation.
Esther Chiappone: She moved from Alaska to be one of Mr. Raniere’s “Chosen Ones”. Once she got to Clifton Park, NY, however, she discovered that Mr, Raniere had told her a spiritual lie: He had no intention of being only with her – and she must learn to share him. Nancy Salzman helped her learn this most important lesson.
Ivy Nevares: She had her golden moments when Mr. Raniere informed her she might bear his golden child. It is suspected she demanded too much – and he became displeased. He taught her to be an obedient lady who learned she is too old to bear a golden avatar child with Mr. Raniere but she can still dedicate the rest of her life to him.
Svetlana Kotlin: Mr. Raniere dated her as if he was her boyfriend, leading her to believe they were a monogamous couple. Then she found out it was planned that she was to be part of the harem. She rebelled and left. Mr. Raniere informed her that he might die from the separation. She took a chance and stayed away.
Allison Mack: At the height of her acting career, Mr. Raniere showed her how foolish it was to waste her life acting when she could do something noble. She quit acting and went on to head Dominant Over Submissive (DOS), an all-women’s group headed by Mr. Raniere whose members provide collateral that can be used to blackmail them if they tell anyone about DOS or try to leave – and that employs hot iron branding of women’s pubic region with Mr. Raniere’s initials.
Honorable mention: Kristin Keeffe did have Mr. Raniere’s son. But the now 10-year old boy was born at an inconvenient time for Mr. Raniere .
For the welfare of his students, Mr. Raniere told them he was a celibate monk who had renounced all material desires including sex and money.
To preserve the integrity of the teachings, Mr. Raniere commanded his son’s mother [Miss Keeffe] to say the boy was an orphan whose mother died at childbirth and the father [actually Mr. Raniere] was unknown.
This fable was believed by most of his students, until the mother, Miss Keeffe, no longer wanted her son to be considered an orphan. Mr. Raniere was in no mood to have some lowly mother of his child [she had never really been a “Chosen One” but merely a member of the harem] to destroy the teachings he had for the salvation of the world.
Miss Keeffe concluded he was insane and a sociopath. She fled with her son, aided by the New York State Police, who placed her in battered women’s shelters.
In the mundane world, Mr. Raniere would be called a deadbeat father. Mr. Raniere, however, has never publicly acknowledged his son, nor allowed himself to be called “Father” or “Dad” by the boy. His teachings were of a higher caliber. Sons and fathers have been born, becoming fathers themselves and dying since time immemorial. Their relationships are of little note or of lasting value.
It might be argued by more than one women in his harem thatVanguard is forever.
Ask any one of his “Chosen Ones.”