Frank Report is Back – after 1 1/2 day hiatus for fact gathering

An amigo sent me the following question:
Are you taking some time off?
I am missing my morning dose of NXIVM news.
No. I am back. I took off a day-and-a-half to do some fact gathering and information sharing with others who are interested in Keith Raniere.
Who those others are will become apparent quite soon. For various reasons, I am unable to reveal who they are but may I say that readers will soon find out and so will many others – including, of course, Mr. Raniere and Clare Bronfman who may or may not be readers of this little website.
My new amigo went on to say and I think it is intelligently said:
One thing I noticed in my reading the responses from former students was the lack of understanding from readers as to what constitutes good evidence.
When I was looking into the efficacy of this “nut bar” organization, a friend of mine who was involved suggested that I look for good information as well, since all I found on the internet was bad. The problem was, unless it was information that was produced internally, the news was ugly and suggested some very unethical practices within the NXIVM brands. 
1. Secretive
2. Do not question the ethics or practices of the organization
3. Control money on ethical principals
4. One person is venerated and put on a pedestal
5. All the vindictive court cases
Below is a hierarchy of evidence illustration. I might add that internally produced news is not strong evidence but that seems obvious to me.
The court documents and the papers written by Martin and Hochman offer strong evidence. There are also the first person accounts from women who left the organization, but of course if your in NXIVM they are all crazy; I might point out that there stories are fairly consistent.
Keep up your efforts.

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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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