Nancy’s downfall; Esther Chiappone’s finances worsen; Allison and Nicki are bulimic…We love you, Vanguard


The proof of how far things have gone downhill for some of the people in Raniere-world, is observable in this photograph. Taken sometime around 2005, Nancy has a number of the male members of NXIVM.

She was considered the second most respected person in Executive Success Programs (ESP).

2009: Clare still had some vestiges of humanity and decency. Soon, Keith would train her to be a complete sociopath without heart or conscience.


Within a few short years, Clare Bronfman became grotesque both on the inside and the outside.

After 2009, when Barbara Bouchey and other women left because of Keith Raniere’s sexual appetite and his mismanagement of money, Keith blamed it on Nancy and had her demoted.  Clare Bronfman came of age and became the tyrant she is today. Along the way, she usurped Nancy’s role as second in command.

Nancy now has breast cancer and her future remains uncertain. Some believe that if she escapes Raniere’s home-brewed cancer remedies, she might have a chance to survive. If she sticks with Raniere, she is likely to go down the path that Pam Cafritz and Barbara Jeske took.

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Early harem members and purple stripes, Barbara Jeske and Pam Cafritz. Both dead before age 60.
Pam got cancer and Keith ,managed her care.


Barbara Jeske got cancer. Keith misdiagnosed her as having carpel tunnel syndrome.

If people keep in mind that no one ends well who ends with Keith Raniere, there is hope.


Rumor has it Esther L Chiappone is so broke she is selling things on Face Book and moving into an apartment. She can no longer afford her house. She and her boyfriend, Jim Del Negro, both depend on sales of courses for their income. But ESP is through.

No one is going to take courses from a Vanguard who blackmails and brands women.

Once Esther Chiappone said that Allison Mack is bulimic and it created a tempest. But Allison is bulimic. Sources who know her and her spouse, Nicki Clyne, know that both of them vomit after every meal.



Allison Mack is bulimic.
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Nicki Clyne on her 500 calorie diet is bulimic. Clare Bronfman is on the same low cal diet but seems to enjoy it thoroughly….




Lauren Salzman may need psychiatric help. ..She is miserable.

A source wrote:

Lauren has had the most obvious issues but no one said anything about it. No one would give her feedback. She was always on an absurd diet (even before DOhe iS) and was almost always sick. Her posture was terrible when she trained intensives and she spent most of the time on her computer watching Netflix or shopping for more oversized clothes.

A slide in a presentation at V-Week 2016.


The best way for Nancy Salzman to help people [and herself] is to repudiate Keith Raniere.
Vanguard is forever… But I wonder how much different the lives of Michelle, Nancy and Lauren Salzman would have been if they had never met their Vanguard.


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6 years ago

Anorexia and bulimia are two very different eating disorders and people are very rarely both at the same time. An anorexic severely restricts the amount of food he or she eats and a bulimic purges, usually after a binge in which large quantities of food are consumed. To say that Ms. Clyne is both bulimic and anorexic is probably factually inaccurate. By your description of a 500 calorie a day diet, she would fall into an anorexic lifestyle. Most bulimics do not appear underweight, they usually appear to be of a normal, healthy weight.

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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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