Expian: ‘Keith thrills at degrading women’

Lauren Salzman

Editor’s note: The following is from a former Espian [Expian] who once was a so-called ‘harem member’ -or member of the ‘circle of women’ of ESP founder Keith Raniere. When she first submitted these comments, I did not know her identity. She has since revealed her identity; I verified it. Therefore, these comments have the value of being made by someone with firsthand knowledge of the world and harem of Keith Raniere.

By Miss ‘EX’

All the women in Keith’s harem, especially Allison Mack, think they are his salvation, and only they will have his special babies.

No matter how many other women they know Keith is having sex with, they all think they are the special one.

The big secret behind this is that Keith says this to every woman.

That is why there will never be a Sister Wives Club. These women are competing against each other, to be the special woman.

The Sister Wives pretend to be nice, but secretly they hate each other.

They are spurred on by Keith who says degrading, horrible things behind the back of  each woman to other women in the harem. He pits everyone against each other.

He gets off on this.

Not only do these women have the degradation of being part of a harem, but they end up alone. No sisterhood, no friends, no money, nothing.

Why does Keith do this? Keith’s endgame is not success for ESP. He has no endgame. He has only an unquenchable appetite for the slow degradation and control of women.

Every aspect of the Executive Success Programs and NXIVM business models revolve in every way, shape and form around Keith’s insatiable desire to ensnare, control, and destroy women.

The only way Keith can ensnare women is through the help of the women already in his circle and with the lure of self improvement found in ESP.

This is not Keith acting solo. The main way Keith gets off and thrills in satiating his impulses and urges is through the line bending of other women to be complicit in his degradation of new women.

It’s not enough to degrade and torture one new woman. The real thrill is to convince his present circle of women to do the degrading and torture of the new women for him.

Nancy Salzman, Lauren Salzman, and Karen Unterreiner are decades into pimping and lying to new NXIVM women recruits for Keith.

Nancy, Lauren, and Karen will lie straight to the faces of earnest, well meaning new women who came sincerely seeking their personal growth.

They know full well that they are trying to ensnare the new woman. They do this for Keith, who gets off on this.

After the death of Pam Cafritz, another longtime pimp for Keith, Allison Mack became the new chief degrader of women. That is why Keith was not at the branding ceremonies. He is too busy thrilling in his ability to get Nancy, Lauren, Karen, and now Allison Mack to do it for him.

DOS blackmail and branding ratcheted it up to a brand new level.


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Allison Mack graduated to the number one recruiter of new women for Keith Raniere.
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Mother and daughter pimps. Nancy and Lauren Salzman.
Chief enablers of targeting women into the love cult of Keith Raniere: Karen Unterreiner, Keith Raniere, Pam Cafritz and Barbara Jeske. {Cafrtiz and Jeske died.]

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  • “Keith’s insatiable desire to ensnare, control, and destroy women.” – thank goodness, Ex harem member finally is free and understands this. In my opinion, this is his way of getting back at his mother and is rooted in his childhood.

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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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