Clare Bronfman makes official statement on website: Stands behind Raniere

Dated December 14, 2017 and posted on is a note from Clare Bronfman.

// Clare Bronfman

It is posted in a hard to read, and tiny font, in white text against a pale blue background. For those who want the quick take away: Clare Bronfman stands behind her man, Keith Raniere.

Here it is in an easier to read format-

A note from Clare Bronfman

December 14th, 2017

The past few months have been deeply painful for me, as I have seen my friends, associates, and the organization I care for come under fire. Some have asked me why I remain a member and why I still support NXIVM and Keith Raniere. The answer is simple: I’ve seen so much good come from both our programs and from Keith himself. It would be a tragedy to lose the innovative and transformational ideas and tools that continue to improve the lives of so many.

There have been many defamatory accusations made and I have taken them seriously. Determining the truth is extremely important to me, and I can say firmly that neither NXIVM nor Keith have abused or coerced anyone.

I retired from a very successful career as a professional show-jumper because I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life. NXIVM is that. As I said, the programs help. I am happy, healthy and financially more successful than I have ever been. I frequently hear and witness stories of individuals improving relationships with loved ones, achieving business goals they never imagined, and overcoming some of the most debilitating conditions, amongst other things.

My experience with Keith is no different. I have witnessed his kindness even in the hardest of times, I have seen world leaders, business leaders, doctors and others seek his counsel on some of the hardest topics and I am inspired by the humility and compassion with which he approaches them all. I know him to be a man dedicated to the betterment of the lives of others, and most importantly for me, he is a dear friend who has and continues to help me through the difficult decisions and painful moments in my life, including my father’s illness and eventual death.

Lastly, while I am not and never have been a member of the sorority, I was reassured to hear from one of the leading forensic psychiatrists in the country, and additionally ex-law enforcement investigators of over thirty years, conclude that the sorority has not coerced nor abused anyone. In fact, the sorority has truly benefited the lives of its members, and does so freely. I find no fault in a group of women (or men for that matter) freely taking a vow of loyalty and friendship with one another to feel safe while pushing back against the fears that have stifled their personal and professional growth. It’s not for any of us to judge how they, or anyone else, choose to advance their lives and values.




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  • LOL, Clare. Such rubbish! You do know, just like with Vandouche’s recent statement, that it’s just the brainless NXIVM lemmings that believe this, right? Not the rest of the world. Yes, world. I just wanted to make sure you were aware.
    I have been waiting years for karma to pay you all a visit. After all the relationships you’ve ruined, families you’ve broken up, people you’ve lied to and scammed, plus all the pain you’ve caused so many, it is fun to watch you all burn. I only wish it had all unraveled sooner. I’ve said it for years, all you wretched people do is tear people apart and put them back together in a way that ultimately serves you and your fucked up ‘mission’. Anyone with even a tiny bit of experience in psychology and human behaviour can see this.
    And for those of you sharing this nonsense on Facebook with your silly little hashtags, the rest of us look at you with sympathy, pity and eye rolls. You poor people look like the brainwashed fools you are. But hey, keep it up. It lets the rest of us know where you and your morals and ethics stand. Shame on all of you.

  • Clare is so stupid. Or she is special needs (and I’m not trying to insult special needs). She clearly feels she needs to validate her immense intellectual inferiority by hanging out with the “smartest man alive”. But she is far too stupid to see what a charlatan this man is. I don’t think there’s a stupider person who has more money. She will get what she deserves in the end. Either jail, or perhaps someday the realization that she’s wasted her life being a loser with a complete loser.

  • Condensed version of the Bronfman blather:

    “I will continue to blindly bankroll this herpes-ridden dwarf, til poverty do us part.”

  • So Clare who is the Criminal Investgator? Post their name and report. Let’s have full disclosure? How about the names of the people in DOS who were interviewed? Who came up with the questions that could be asked? Who paid him? How much wa he’d paied? Would NXIVM be open to an independent investgator and psychological investation? They could ask any questions they wanted and have acessess to all the girls and the collateral they had to put up, hours they slept, diets they were on, texts they sent + emails to their masters? How slept with Keith and other NXIVM men? If so, let’s move forward with this. How about under a lie detector?
    Otherwise your just full of shit.
    How can you have made money in NXIVM? Yes papa bear might have money but no one believes you have earned more money than you’ve lost in NXIVM. So once again your just full of shit and your words are only ment to comfort your sheep.

  • That’s their experience. They feel happy living in a fake world of service and gratitude to Vanguard.

    They don’t want to admit it, even if they could.
    I can’t imagine what it was like for those who left to wake up and have that “aha, holy shit I was in a cult moment”, But those that stayed are so much more in denial and their entire world would end.

    Who are they without this world that Keith has created. Nothing.

    • Your on target, Mark.

      It is truly a sad state of affairs.

      Even with all this media attention, I don’t think their world has changed much. They seem oblivious to it all.

      • Yes. They. Are. They are still holding Intensives in NYC and trying enroll in weekly classes in Vancouver. 😂😳. #insanity

        • It’s not hard to believe for some. Every cult has its sheep who will sink with the ship, ironically without their chickenshit leader who ran away to another country. This may be sad, but it is what it is. After years of thought reform, constant and subtle indoctrination of the “how much pain are you willing to suffer for ethics” BS, they have a new motivation in overcoming what is now a huge boulder that national reports in major media sources have created just for them. An “us against the world” mentality can now be manipulated by VanDouche, et al, into even more conformance. Like I said before, it feeds the validation and even narcissism of some of those in the cult, that they are somehow accomplishing something greater or more ethical than other people, when all they are doing is just feeding the hidden shell accounts and sex-addicted desires of a conman.

  • Actually quite sad and more than a little pathetic. Poor little rich girl Clare, totally and utterly brainwashed by perhaps the first person who has actually shown any interest in her, other than horses.

  • Reading the “About Me” section of Clare’s website, I am happy to report that Clare and Keith are helping folks who are suffering from “Chone’s Disease”.

    Maybe some of the crack media experts at “The Knife” could help Clare with some proofreading?

  • I wonder if the experts did a thorough investigation?

    Who hired these experts?

    Did they view the collateral?

    Did they interview women that left DOS branded, upset and feeling coerced?

    Did they review the collateral we know was leveraged against these women?

    Are the experts experts because Keith trained them and tells us so or are they experts in the real world (look at The Knife Media and their so called experts), accountable to a governing body like Dr Daniel Roberts? There is a reason they are not explaining matters thoroughly.

    How can the experts be unbiased if they are paid by Keith and Clare?

    I am sure my wife would love me holding collateral over her head to keep her loyal as I abuse her. Perhaps I should brand her with my initials. This all sounds like a Keith Raniere idea to me, genius.

    That way of thinking will fix world hunger, peace in the Middle East and global warming for sure!

    Get real!!!

    • Temple
      All Criminals and abusers ( such as the entire NXIVM gang) will continue to protest their innocence and put the blame on others.. it’s par for the course. From what I can see, they all read from the same playbook.

      What we can do it keep fighting back with the truth,,and hope that all those who are brainwashed and/or corrupt will eventually wake up.

      It’s frustrating to know the truth, and then see these morons getting away with this bullshit. I think what all of us need to do, is to keep pushing back, and fighting for what is right. Eventually good will triumph over evil.

  • Clare Bronfman, financier of the Cult known as NXIVM, perfectly expresses their role in the world, it’s unbelievable to me that these parasites have continually warned us about what they’re up to, and yet, we continue to protect them

  • Whois database says was established in 2007.

    Wayback Machine has nothing there until 2009, with a “coming soon” in March, and stuff about Dalai Lama and ethics in April.

    It was not updated until 2013 when went back to “coming soon.”

    The site appears to have had a complete make-over to, post this message, the day before the ABC “20/20” expose on NXIVM and DOS.

    I doubt that the timing is a coincidence. The panic level must be off-scale…..

  • Blah fucking blah.

    Well there it is folks. Finally, proof that nothing bad is happening.

    I wonder if, in the spirit of full disclosure, she was to name the (one of) leading forensic psychiatrists and ex-law enforcement officials in the country, we would find that they are either on the payroll of, or perhaps they don’t actually exists.

    Seems odd to me that an organization who presents as honorable and ethical in every aspect of their endeavours would shy away from naming names of the “professionals” who have been asked to evaluate the conditions surrounding DOS.

    This is classic double speak to throw of the fence sitters and enable the truly brainwashed.

    If Ms. Bronfman actually wanted to be truthful and transparent, then she should fully NAME the “professionals” who have backed up her beliefs, and allow their methodology for researching their findings to be peer reviewed.

    This of course would NEVER happen because the actual data they are using is either flawed and she knows this, or it’s actually non-existant – which she’d also be aware of. On the surface of this, the latter actually feels like the likeliest scenario.

    There is nothing, (zero) content in this letter that proves anything to the average thinking human that isn’t anything but her own opinion (if not dictated or proofed by the big man himself). Until she names the “experts” who have validated her claims, this will remain nothing more than fucking word salad from someone scrambling to hang onto an idiology slipping from her grasp. Someone trying to validate herself and her descisions.

    It’s like Ms. Bronfman would like us to believe that because she manages millions of dollars in inherited money, it somehow makes her uniquely qualified to comment on this from a place of superiority. One of the serious flaws in the American class system. Where the wealthy speak to and for the rest of us with an unearned sense of that superiority.

    I am reminded of the comments attributed to Karl Rove in an interview done in the early 2000s and recently used in the song “Walk it Back” by The National.

    “ People like you are still living in what we call the
    reality-based community. You believe that
    solutions emerge from your judicious study of
    discernible reality. That’s not the way the world
    really works anymore. We’re an empire now,
    and when we act, we create our own reality. And
    while you are studying that reality—judiciously,
    as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new
    realities, which you can study too, and that’s
    how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors,
    and you, all of you, will be left to just study what
    we do.”

    This is Clare.

    This is Raniere

    This is ALL of NXIVM.


    And while we’re on the subject of wealthy entitlements, it’s remarkably immature of Ms. Bronfman, not to mention a complete miscalculation and misunderstanding about the way these things are done in the real world, that she feels that by running off a list of “types” of people who have sought the consul of her commander-in-grief, without naming WHO, somehow shows the world how altruistic the organization is. Like somehow, having a wealthy hieriss write and post it to her website proves how right she and Raniere are, and how wrong everyone else is. And somehow, because they are of the top 1% of the countries wealthy, it is to be believed without a shred of backup.

    A false sense of herself and her importance in the organization.

    I don’t begrudge the wealthy. I take issue with how their entitlements magically make them experts who’s words MUST be headed by the unwashed.

    Glad your career has been so amazingly successful Clare. Glad you have experience your wealth GROW, since your involvement Clare. I wonder if the IRS would like to re-examine your tax returns for the last ten years. Because I’m certain you’ve done nothing but claim losses ever year since joining the cult.

    There is not a hope in hell that anyone with a shred of decency and understanding of the complexity of human nature would fall for such a “nothing burger” she’s whipped up in this essay contest

    You get a big fat F- on this poorly written piece of self preservation. It reads like you’re trying to convince yourself Clare, and you should be trying to convince the world through peer reviewed FACT.

    If you want to be taken seriously in the world Clare, NAME names. perhaps then you will see your stock rise. Until such time, you will remain nothing more than a Raniere stooge.

  • Clare has “forensic psychologists” and “ex law enforcement investigators” telling her that members of the sorority were neither coerced nor abused. The rest of the world has the story which Sarah Edmondson told the New York Times. Will take the words of Miss Clare with a grain of salt; while she has been guided by a self proclaimed genius, she herself has probably not graduated high school.

    • And judge for yourself if you think there was no deception, coercion, or abuse in DOS.

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