Demoralized, fractured NXIVM Village Part 2

While promotions were handed out at Executive Success Programs‘ (ESP) recent Coaches Summit, it means nothing if you cannot enroll new people.  Multi-level marketing – even for life coaching – is dependent on new people coming in.

Of course, you can sell the same courses over and over again to the same die hards. But that can’t support the pyramid forever.

Keith Raniere – who prefers to be called by his childhood fantasy name, Vanguard –  can assign someone to make up some new modules or rearrange the old ones.  Or maybe even come up with a new brand name for his NOT-patent-pending “Rational Inquiry” modules.

But anything associated with the name Keith Raniere is going to be seriously questioned and most people will shun it.

Isn’t that ironic? Keith Raniere being shunned.

How will Lauren Salzman make a living? Will there be enough paying customers among the remaining Espians to pay for the EM therapies that currently provide her with an annual income of over $100,000?

Without any new students, the money is going to really start drying up. And while Clare Bronfman might continue to pay for all the corporate expenses, she is probably not going to pay to support all of Raniere’s minions and lovers: e.g., Esther Chiappone, Jim Del Negro, Karen Unterreiner, Loretta Garza, Lauren Salzman, Danni Padilla, Siobahn Hotaling and other people who make their livings from recruiting people to classes.

How are salespeople going to make money?

Before DOS became a scandal, Jim Del Negro and Esther Chiappone  were said to earn about $35,000- $50,000 per year. They made what low-to-mid-level executives might make. This is, after all, that millionaire-making ESP training. Teaching for better than 15 years each, training people to be successful, they now eke out a living, making what a mediocre administrative person makes and less than school teachers.

But now, how can they make anything?

With no new members joining and current members slipping away, even if nothing else happens, no more scandals, no other shoe to drop, no law enforcement clamping down – and those are big ifs – you’re still going to see an overall erosion.

exo/eso is finished. Dr. Danielle Roberts D.O., the lovesick doctor who brands women for her Vanguard, makes good money as a doctor. She might have to let eso/exo slide.

Jim Del Negro needs new recruits. Where’s he going to get them?

The Society of Protectors (SOP) lost Mark Vicente and Anthony Ames. All they have left is KS , Jim Del Negro and Lucas Roberts. Not exactly an All-Star cast to say the least.

Of the three remaining SOP High Council members, two are reportedly having psychological disturbances. I previously reported that Lucas Robert stayed on in Clifton Park after the Coaches Summit to get a heavy dose of EM therapy.

He appears, according to those who have seen him, in a state of depression – and seems to be ready to burst out crying at any moment.

KS seems to be disturbed. Yesterday, he was at Lauren Salzman’s house, as he has been on several evenings recently. He is believed to be getting a heavy dose of EM’ing from ESP’s top therapist.  And maybe some other “healing touches” from the daughter of the putative president of ESP, Nancy “Over-the-Hill” Salzman.

KS is up against it. He left New York City and moved to Clifton Park to make his life one of total service for his Vanguard. Naturally, he is upset by all the recent negative publicity. He doesn’t have inherited wealth like the foolish women and dissolute Mexicans who now comprise the membership of ESP.

Alex Betancourt, who lives off of his parents’ wealth, can afford to come to Clifton Park in between vacations with 20-year old Mexican boys. But KS has to bring in his own income.

What does KS do next?  He may be unemployable, as the record of DOS and SOP stain his name and future job opportunities. The right thing is for him to do now is to get out. But, instead, he’s getting EM’ed to keep him in.

I have heard, from a most reliable authority, that Keith Raniere consented to allow KS to have sex with DOS slaves to help bind him to the organization.

KS wanted Allison Mack, but Keith would not consent to that. So, instead, he assigned Melissa Rodriguez to service KS, according to an authentic source who heard it directly from both of them.


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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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