Clip: Susan Dones tells her story of abuse by NXIVM to Dr. Oz

Susan Dones interviewed by Dr. Oz on the subject of Keith Raniere.

Susan Dones tells her compelling story about Keith Raniere and NXIVM on Dr. Oz.

NXIVM is the cult that brands women and takes collateral to blackmail them. Ms. Dones quit before the branding began.


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5 years ago

Yes thank you Susan for leading the way. It took many of us 7 more years after you to see the truth. You are strong, courageous and there will be justice for you and all.

Susan D
Susan D
5 years ago
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What important is people woke up, got out and are now healing. I did what I could do safely to inform those that were open to listen. It’s all any of us can do.
There are still some that do not want to open their eyes and ears and take in any other “data” than what supports what they want to believe right now. We cannot force others to take in information.
We can only be here when they are ready to hear another side and support them in their healing when they are ready. Know myself and others are here when and if you are insiders.

5 years ago

Great job Susan Dones, they women that left with you were so lucky to have you lead the way and to continue to shine the light on the truth. #metoo

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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