Lauren, [Name Redacted] stories deadly accurate, despite possible Raniere-commands for slaves to deny it

It has been suggested by readers that Keith Raniere will simply command Lauren Salzman and [Name Redacted] to deny the truth of my narratives about them.

While I have sources, whom I obviously cannot disclose, supporting the essential and basic facts, –  and while the stories I publish are deadly accurate – they may not be precise in every trivial detail, since they are based on source’s recollection, some of which is of events decades ago. (Example: The basic fact: Keith offered to mentor Lauren – and then had sex with her. The unessential detail: Maybe he had sex with her on a couch instead of a futon.)

The stories about Lauren and [Name Redacted] are absolutely accurate in the way Keith manipulated them. If either of them has a different recollection or want to dispute my stories or comment on this site,  contact me [716-990=5740]. We will get the record straight and find the truth I assure you.

The key point is my intent: for ESP / SOP / JNESS / DOS members is to reconsider whether they wish to be associated with an organization that has tolerated blackmail, slavery, and genital branding.

As was noted on a previous thread by someone who appears to be an ex-ESPian:


August 6, 2017 at 6:16 pm

I know all about the “Honesty is redefined as not requiring full disclosure of all relevant facts, and as allowing actual untruths as long as you have good intent” …..

ESPians should be aware that any statements of denial from Lauren or [Name Redacted] will be issued under the same ground rules: denying the truth is not just acceptable, but required, if it protects the Raniere-verse.

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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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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 premieres on May 22, 2022.

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