Frank Parlato available to meet in Clifton Park with concerned Espians

My name is Frank Parlato. I was unable to publish the last day because I was traveling.

I am publisher and editor of Frank Report.

I was asked by several members of Executive Success Programs to meet them privately.  They are troubled by what they read on Frank Report.

I agreed to come to Clifton Park.

I met with several concerned individuals already.

Several said there are “many others” in the circle of Keith Raniere who are troubled. Almost all who are associated with Keith Raniere, they said, are reading the Frank Report.  Some read it secretly.

Some say they would like to leave Mr. Raniere, but are afraid he will attack them.

Some are concerned he has material which he can use to blackmail them or send them to prison.

ESP leaders are telling followers that Frank Report is authored by a disgruntled ex member/employee/suppressive and that everything in it is untrue.

While I am in Clifton Park, I do not intend to stalk anyone, drive around Knox Woods, or haunt ESP at New Karner Road or Apropos.

Nor will I visit Keith or his servants without an invitation.

I will make a further announcement on my proposed meeting with Keith Raniere later tonight.

I invite anyone troubled by what they have read to call me.  I will assist anyone who desires to leave Mr. Raniere to do so safely – and introduce anyone concerned for their safety to law enforcement.

For those who wish to speak, or schedule an appointment, I can be reached at 716-990-5740. Or you may email me at

All calls are confidential.  Nothing will be revealed on Frank Report without the consent of the person providing the information.

The meeting will be held in a safe and secure place.

Revelations of felonious acts by Mr. Raniere and his confederates, however, are required to be reported to authorities. The withholding of information about criminal activities may also be a crime:  See New York State ID Code § 18-1601


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  • Keith isn’t special. There is nothing special about someone whose life is built upon lie after lie. Who finds him special besides the people in his inner circle that have slowly thought reformed you into believing that he is special? Therefore, you won’t lose anything of value by leaving him because it never existed. It’s a faux specialness built on a house of cards that is a lie.

  • To the Espians Who Remain, Especially the Women:

    There are two obstacles blocking your path to self awareness. If you are in an intimate or special relationship with Keith, you associate your value closely with that. How special you are ethically, spiritually, maybe sexually because he is with you. This is your identity now. It wipes away your past failures, lack of skills and personal success. As one of Keith’s “Special Ones” you have a destiny and are important to the world. And because of Keith your children will be special too. Some of Keith’s Special Ones have no education, no practical world skills, cannot execute on simple projects, and live week to week – paycheck to paycheck. Yet many believe their relationship with Keith makes them superior to other women, and men. Keith wants his Special Ones to burn through their years without gaining independence. Higher education outside of ESP is highly discouraged. Realistic career counseling is non-existent. Keith wants all his women’s personal value to be 100% tied to hm. Where do you see Keith providing real world practical business coaching? Other than a handful of people who are independently wealthy or had established careers before they joined ESP, who is successful? Anyone?

    How would you see yourself, if you were not a Special One? How would the whole community see you? Do you double down on your commitments to Keith when you feel insecure? To prove your value to Keith and to the ESP community? To prove your superiority?

    Obstacle #1 – If you identify yourself with your relationship with Keith, and your sense of place in the world based on your Vows and commitments to him and “his” vision, how can you change? Why would you change?

    Something to consider is, what kind of man would want that level of dependence on him? Where is Keith’s compassion? Why doesn’t he care about YOUR success? Could it be true, it’s all about HIM? His vision, his ideas, his schedule, his plans, Keith, Keith, Keith, Keith. Where are YOU in the equation other than what you can do for him? You joined ESP to better yourself. YOURSELF, not to better Keith’s life.

    Obstacle #2: What value will you have in the outside world without being special because of you loyalty to Keith? If you can’t realistically assess that question then you are mentally blocked, and could it be worth contemplating what that block is?

    If you would struggle personally or financially if you left Keith than in the least you are in a highly dysfunctional relationship. If you would struggle now it won’t get better only worse. The more time you put into building your value around Keith’s dysfunction the more you rob yourself of a chance to build value in yourself. In a reality based life with real world practical measurable results, and healthy interdependent relationships.

    It’s never too late to start over and make your life a success. Unfortunately the clock ticks on and time moves forward. Your time on this planet is your most valuable resource. Will you keep investing in Keith’s wants, needs, desires, plans, ideas, control, schedule? Or will you invest it in yourself? What do you want for you? Truthfully. Are you afraid to admit to yourself what you really want? Do you rationalize away you dreams telling yourself they are all based on an “inner deficiency” and will never make you happy? Or all your wants are “irrational desires”?

    What if that’s not true? What if Keith made that all up?

    Resurrect your dreams. Create your own Vision. One for you.

    • Frank, please repost the above comment. It is gold and should be read by every current member. It is so accurate! Move on, Espians. Become part of the human team again.

  • Message to all ESPians: Here’s a rare chance for you to confront the reality you’ve been hiding from since you first got hooked on Raniere’s wayward teachings. The question now is do you have enough inner strength left to go talk to Frank – and see if he’s the horrible rotten “suppressive” that Raniere claims or just a guy who’s trying to help others find their way back to a normal life.

    Read this poem by Robert Frost carefully and choose your path wisely:

    The Road Not Taken

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

  • Thanks for your courage and for this website. I am an ex-member, and want to let all people that are still in Keith’s parasitic grasp that they are FREE to move on with their lives. ESP was never supposed to breed dependency. But it is the epitome of it. They need us for their business model. Just look at the data, Espians. It’s a sham, using us and our never ending “inner deficiency” to fund this business and fund Keith’s insatiable need for pleasure. Make a break. Get your life back. It’s so worth it!

    • ESP was not SOLD TO YOU as “breeding dependency.” But it was totally DESIGNED FOR “breeding dependency.” Just like in Scientology, there is a file on each ESPian with all of your self-reported weaknesses, and additional “weaknesses” noticed in your EM sessions.

      They know how to make you feel you need to stay in the community and continue working on yourself.

      You probably got all you will get out of ESP in the first in the first dozen modules or two (sadly also a lot of BS that only serves ESP and not you).

      It’s time to cut your losses and get out. Contact the ex-ESPians you probably already know to help de-program yourself. They will help.

  • After hearing about what was attempted to be done to Rick Ross I’d be very wary to meet with those claiming to want to leave Raniere without some sort of protection.

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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