New York Times publishes expose of DOS and human branding!!! (VÉASE ABAJO PARA LA TRADUCCIÓN EN ESPAÑOL)


There is nothing to say – the New York Times says it all–this story will be widely read.-

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  • If you google NXIVM BRANDING, IMAGES, Allison Mack’s pic shows up about 10th.
    A more famous ESPian, who got out long before the branding, is pictured 5th—Kristin Kreuk.
    In a way, KK also will be “branded” by Vanguard for years to come….

  • is missing Allison’s name she deserves to be exposed, I hope in the next articles they name the evil by name.

  • If possible, if more woman can come forward and press charges against Dr. Danielle Roberts DO it would be a good thing. If the story is true that women were held down and forced to be branded after telling her to stop, that is torture.
    Didn’t Dr. Danielle Roberts give medical advice of how to take care of the wounds? That is a doctor / patient relationship. Was she paid for her branding services with money or trade for training or visits to Fuji? Who paid her, Clare? How about civil changes?
    If I agree to have sex with Dr. Danielle Roberts and change my mind & I’m held down & she continues to have sex with me, that’s rape.

    If Lauren Salzman used the EM tech to get women to agree once they said no thanks to branding well that’s mind control and now she has conspired with Dr Danielle Roberts and others.

    Dr. Brandon Porter needs to have more woman come forward also with his brain experiments. Not informing people what they’re going to be participating in his so called research is malpractice. Showing pictures / videos of beheading and dismembered without permission of the person involved goes back to the 1960’s mind control brain washing. This isn’t proper research study with protocol and measurements in place is most likely for the sure enjoyment of his Vanguard being able to watch in person or via video women being horrified by such content.

  • To all who still have family and friends in NXIVM. Know that those of us who have left hold you close to our hearts. Our thoughts & prayers are with you everyday. I lost many who I thought were my friends when I left. Many labeled me very bad things for leaving and speaking my concerns upon leaving.
    Since than, some have called to say how sorry they were for believing what they were told about me. It matters not, as words & thoughts cannot hurt me. What matters more is they have found their way out of the chains that bound their free thought & the lies that damaged their self-esteem, self-confidence and ability to think freely for themselves.
    For those still in I pray that you will find your true heart, your true selves and you ability to freely think & know good from bad. To see the true cause of how & who is destroying what could have been, a way to help change the world.
    If you look at the data of history with NXIVM, it’s not ever going to be what help humanity. The leadership was blown off course over a decade ago due to Keith Raiere’s need to satisfy his own personal needs over what was the Mission you thought you were or are helping to build. Really what has been done?
    Take a one day vacation, journal, walk, ask yourself, where did I think I’d be in my life, now, when I came into NXIVM? Have I’ve built myself into the person I want to be? Am I more successful and how? If NXIVM didn’t exist, could I go out into the world and be a successful person, how? Who would be my friends? What does my family think of me? Are they proud, worried or given up on me?
    There is life after NXIVM. Clare and other leader cannot sue every one who leaves. I think the Courts have about had enough of their never can win lawsuits. They are just harassing &stalking through the legal system.
    Clare getting caught “with her knickers down” regarding hiring a Canadian firm to get Judged financials hasn’t helped them. Lying to to the police and the Court systems hasn’t helped.

  • The pen is mighty than the Vanguard. Way to go for all the brave souls who made this story happen.

    Only through exposure of what the Vanguard is doing behind the vail of lies will set his victims free.

    No normal thinking person would or will think this behavior is acceptable. If you do, your either under his spell or psychologically damaged.

    He is no mentor, no God, no leader. He’s a really polished con man.

    If you stay in NXIVM after this proof, good on ya but let those who want to leave, leave in peace. There are no Ultimate Victims, Vanguard is not an Ultimate Victim. This blog, articles, and concerned phone calls about values is cause & affect. It’s Vanguard & the leadership’s behavior that is causing people to leave, which reduces income, which they deem a destruction of their company.

    Blind to cause & affect is all it is mixed with some projected blame.

  • Amazing a couple of NXIVM insider medical doctors are not being investigated for their abuse of some women members of NXIVM. Once this hits the news stands tomorrow and maybe the Times Union does a story on their Home Grown Crazier as time goes on Cult, someone from the medical board of ethical standards will investigate this BS.

  • The Albany Times Union has the NYT article as a banner headline across it’s home page. with links to prior TU stories about NXIVM. Fair to assume this more to this story is to come.

  • Frank Parlato deserves all the credit for this story coming out in the New York Times – and for all the inevitable stories that will follow in other media outlets. The pen is indeed mightier than the sword – and the Knife!

  • I am so proud of Sarah, Mark and all the women who are coming forth to expose this fucking monster named Vanguard. There is karma and Raniere has created his own future.

  • As a person who was a Kristin Kreuk fan for a long time, I’ve been saying this guy Raniere is just another con-man for eight or nine years now.

    Thanks for listening. [rolleyes]

  • With the exposure of Harvey Weinstein as a sex predator, and sexual harassment and mistreatment of women in the news as a result, this was a suitable time to publish this article to the detriment of VanDouche and NXIVM, et al.

    I wonder why it made no mention of Allison Mack or Nicki Clyne, arguably the two most famous current celebrity members of the cult.

    • Also give big credit to her husband Anthony Ames and Mark Vicente. Mark could often be seen walking the streets of Knox Woods with Keith but not in a few years that I can recall. He was in deep. Something finally clicked thank goodness

  • Story just hit the NYT homepage. Hey Jack Levy – you gonna keep telling people that the story about DOS is all lies? Check out Sarah Edmondsen’s brand picture on the front page of the New York Times.

    Now we all know who the liar is. You.

  • Hope Clare plans to take care of Lauren in Fiji. No one is going to hire the Grand Slave Master when NXIVM crumbles. Maybe she can change baby #2 poopy pants and wipe his nose while Keith and his baby mama have more sex on the nice warm beaches and drink virgin pina colada.

    Those drinks will be the only virgin under 8 on the island

    • as of 8:39 PM EST Twitter: 65 retweets 118 likes and 37 comments (most uninformed and stupid including calling the NY times Fake news)

  • WELL DONE FRANK!! To all who had a hand in telling this tale that needed to be told, doing the right thing isn’t always easy but you will sleep better at night knowing you had a part in bringing this to an end.

  • Well done, Frank. A truly awful story of monstrous abuse, it needed to be exposed. It’s a tragedy.

    Raniere would have known the story was coming out, so perhaps that explains his disappearance.

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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