More than 30 lawsuits and counting: If he’s so smart and honest, why does Raniere always sue – and does he never win?

Keith Raniere is a scientist.

This is just a preliminary list of the lawsuits that Raniere – and his various minions and companies – have been involved in over the years. But Vanguard has been involved in more than 30 lawsuits and in later posts, we will show how and why he lost almost every one….

Just ask yourself: How many lawsuits have you ever been involved in – you who are not nearly so ethical or smart as Master Raniere?

  1. New York State v. Consumers’ Buyline
  2. Helen Rhodes Et Al v Consumers’ Buyline – Class-action lawsuit
  3. Arkansas v Consumers’ Buyline
  4. Virginia v Consumers’ Buyline
  5. Raniere v. Natalie – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  6. Salzman v. Natalie – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  7. Keeffe v. Natalie – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  8. NXIVM v. Rick Ross Et Al
  9. NXIVM v. Sutton – A spin-off from the Ross case
  10. NXIVM v. Interfor  – A spin-off from the Rick Ross case
  11. NXIVM v. John Hochman –  A spin-off from the Rick Ross case
  12. NXIVM Et Al v. O’Hara
  13. Bronfman v. O’Hara – Intervention in bankruptcy case)
  14. NXIVM v. Metroland
  15. People v. O’Hara – Albany County Criminal Case
  16. Sitrick and Company Inc. v. NXIVM Corporation – Unpaid bill
  17. Salzman v. Continental Airlines – Lost computer
  18. Bronfman v. O’Hara – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  19. Precision v. Plyam Et Al
  20. Bronfman v. Yuri Plyam – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  21. Bronfman v. Plyam – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  22. NXIVM v. Dones – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  23. NXIVM v. Woolhouse – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  24. NXIVM v. Bouchey – Intervention in bankruptcy case
  25. NXIVM v. Bouchey – NYS Supreme Court
  26. Bronfman v. Bouchey – NYS Supreme Court
  27. NXIVM v. Bouchey – California SLAM case
  28. Bronfman v. Parlato – NYS Supreme Court
  29. NXIVM v. Canaprobe – Montreal, CA
  30. NXIVM v. Natalie Et Al – Civil Computer Trespass Case
  31. People v. Natalie Et Al – Criminal Computer Trespass Case
  32. Law Firms v. NXIVM – For unpaid bills
  33. Raniere v Keeffe
  34. Raniere v. Microsoft
  35. Raniere v. AT&T

Believe it or not, there are more lawsuits than the ones on this list.  And there are also various complaints that Raniere and his cohorts have filed against his “enemies” with a variety of federal and state agencies to force them to go through various administrative hearings.

Just like we did with the posts regarding the 50+ members of DOS, we will be supplementing this post over the course of the next week.  And the additional information will show how Raniere screwed up every case at some point in time – which resulted in a loss or no collected judgments.

No one really knows how much money Raniere has wasted trying to inflict harm upon his “enemies” but a conservative estimate is that it exceeds $50 million.

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3 years ago

Frank, this list is nuts. Maybe this article could be reposted with all the new added charges.
To me, Toni Natalie is a leech/bottom feeder. Her name stays woven in the Bronfman/Raniere saga. A leech sucking on other leeches. Raniere would be the most plump and Natalie a juicy leech in 2nd place.

6 years ago

This guy is a clown. I was a fan of Kristin Kreuk for many years, and knew about her cult involvement back in the 2007 time frame and posted on a few of her fan forums that this cult was bad news, and tried to rationally argue against it. When the James Odato article in the Times Union was published back in February 2012, I said to myself “I told you so”, and thought it was the end of NXIVM. But the sheep kept following and now it is mid 2017 and you still have people like Allison Mack in denial, still quoting useless platitudes on her twitter account and website, supporting this snake oil salesman as her “mentor” to the point of accepting near genital branding and 500-800 restricted calorie diets. This is what happens when you lose sight of traditional values. It becomes a case of the blind leading the blind.

Raniere sued Kristin Keeffe?
Raniere sued Kristin Keeffe?
6 years ago

Kristin Keeffe is the only woman ever successfully impregnated by Raniere. Allegedly. (Unless he is almost sterile, one would expect dozens of mini-Vanguards and Vanguardettes in Clifton Park. What woman would not have a birth-control “accident” to bear the Golden Child?)

But the official position has always been that the child was adopted by the late Barbara Jeske from a single mother who died in childbirth, to be raised by Keeffe and/or Rainbow Cultural Garden.

Was Raniere vs Keeffe a child custody suit? So Raniere admitted he was the father and she was the mother?

If not, what was the basis for the suit?

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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