Reader: Raniere uses others to hide his parasitical nature

A reader wrote:

NXIVM is a hidden cult. Such groups hide themselves behind layers, where different people know different amounts of information. What appear to be legitimate businesses are their fronts.

This cult purports to be a group about ethics, improving yours.

lf, reaching your potential, executive success, etc., and for the majority of those who decided to partake in it, that is why they most likely chose to do so. They didn’t knowingly choose to engage in any type of destructive behavior.

On the other hand, there is plenty of negative information out there (and has been for a while) on this group by people like Rick Ross who has effectively called out Raniere as a fraud and NXIVM as one of the most destructive cults he’s researched.

Knowledge of psychological breakdowns during intensives, his abuse of Toni Natalie and others and his harem goes back at least to 2006 or 2007, since that is when I read up on the group. So there was a lot of red flags already surrounding it, yet people still decided to participate for years and recruit others.

The people who should be held most accountable are those in the inner layers: i.e., the most proactive enablers. They helped him do these things for years. How much they were actually duped, and how much were willing participants, is only truly known to them.

Regardless, Raniere is a parasite, which is ironic. He feeds off the credibility of others in the outer layers to establish himself as credible. But within the group, he’s just a sex addicted man-child who dons a mask of the smartest and most ethical man in the world, and using techniques he’s ripped off from other LGATs, attempts to boil the frog on women he finds attractive and wants to fuck. I don’t believe he finds Clare attractive but she has all the money and so he effectively pity fucks her. He does all of this using ethics, because as the saying goes, it’s easier to catch flies with honey than vinegar.


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6 years ago

2006? This carp goes back to his days pre-ESP to his company CBI. He couldn’t even go to meetings in Texas any,longer as he had so many death threats from angry husbands who wives he was screwing.

He has never changed.

Ross has a lot of information on his cult education website about this clown

6 years ago

Ah yes. The pure irony. Keith the Vanguard is the biggest parasite we know. It’s ironic because he taught us this in Jness, except NOW the word is “Grifter”. Keith – you are a class act grifter. Living off of Pam’s trust fund for all these years… and Clare’s trust fund. How is your self esteem now? Do you feel good about yourself? Who is your next host? I would love to watch you live in the real world. Who would drive you around? Who would make you eggs? You wouldn’t last a day.

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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