Albany Times Union: State scrutinizing research of doctor associated with NXIVM

Another excellent story focusing on the conduct of Dr. Brandon B. Porter, the doctor who has been over-seeing human experiments being carried out at the behest of Keith Raniere.

This one ties Clare Bronfman to Dr. Porter’s human experiments through tax returns of the Ethical Science Foundation.

The headline is: State scrutinizing research of doctor associated with NXIVM

Doctor’s experiment calls attention to standards, oversight

It is expected to appear in the Times Union’s print edition.

As an aside: Several people tried to reach out and communicate with Dr. Porter and his wife, Janie, to encourage them to leave Raniere and Executive Success Programs (ESP).  And I gave ample warnings through this website that this would not end well for Dr. Porter.

I’ll repeat myself for his benefit…This will not end well for Dr. Porter. My best advice for him: Immediately distance yourself from Keith Raniere. Contact an attorney. You may possibly be able to preserve your medical license.

I believe far worse is soon to occur legally for Mr. Raniere and his financier, Clare Bronfman. That is ironic since the same system they used to abuse people – dishonestly criminalizing innocent people – is likely to criminalize them. Their problems, however, will be based on true crimes they have committed.

And Clare’s money will be unable to buy her out of this one…

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  • This upsets me that the State Police are looking the other way. Informed consent was not obtained by Dr Roberts before she branded those women. These women didn’t know they were getting branded, they were lied to and told they were getting a tattoo!! That’s very different!!! They agreed under false pretenses! And if they said “stop” and she didn’t, that is assault and battery! Because now she is touching a patient without their permission. So disgusting.

    Consent in general is a “yes” at the beginning, during, and at the end of anything! Consent is not valid if a person changes their mind and says “no” once they realize what’s happening. Anything other than that is like telling a rape victim it’s not rape, it’s just consensual sex because she initially said yes. Her subsequent “no” or “stop” means nothing, as if once you say “yes” you can’t take it back.

    C’mon NYS police. You know better. Stop being intimidated by Bronfman money or threats. Stand up for what is right.

    • The worst part is that apparently they were told it was a symbol for the elements- NOT Keith’s initials! I have seen multiple brands now. Keith is so insecure about keeping his women loyal, he needs to brand them to own them. How pathetic.

  • Clare Bronfman has been using her foundations for years as false right offs. This is not new news.

    NY State Government is acting shocked like they just found out about it because they are finally painted into a corner.

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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