Susan Dones: Brave women: Sarah Edmondson, Toni Natalie – the true heroes

By Susan Dones;

I agree Sarah Edmondson is very brave. She is the only one branded who has publicly stepped forward to expose and talk about the DOS branding.

This was huge and an extreme exposure for NXIVM.

Another “True Hero” is Toni Natalie.

Toni was the lone wolf working to expose Keith Raniere long before others, and all on her own.

When people left, they contacted her for help, hope and a lifeline. Toni has done more over the years than all of those who have left combined to expose Raniere and his inner circle.

Raniere and his gang of merry women (and some men) would not leave her alone to move on with her life. Toni had no choice but to fight the fight. She has paved the way to make it easier for all of us who have left after her.

There are other heroes out there, and someday we can have a heroes hall of fame.

I’m proud to know both of these woman and to stand by their side and to work to end this insanity. I’m a part of the NO MORE ABUSE NXIVM club. Who else is in with us? You can be anonymous, just post NO MORE ABUSE NXIVM

Toni Natalie was the pioneer of all those who stood up to Keith Raniere.
If Sarah Edmondson had not had the incredible courage to expose the terrible practices of DOS – including showing the entire world her branding scars – Keith Raniere might be branding other women right now instead of hiding like a coward in Mexico.

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5 years ago

Having viewed the 20/20 news report on Keith Raniere and his army of doting masochist skanks [ for that is what these poor ladies become the longer they remain under his spell] – I was moved to such sadness and rage that this cult exists in my country. This is not a religion, this isn’t even an ideology – NXIVM is a huge con, and extremely dangerous. I had been ‘invited’ to enter the cult, and I am SO glad that I decided to do some homework before having anything to do with these horrible people and their psychopathic godlet, “Vangard”. It wasn’t about being after only my money I now realize. As I am of the age that is desired and probably would have been considered a juicy morsel for Raniere’s edification, I am very relieved to have found this wordpress blog to which I was led by my internet searches regarding the group. Thank you everyone, writers reporting here. To Mr. Parlato – I am so very relieved that you have devoted your life to exposing this evil man. Idk how many you have saved but please know that you have saved my life and for this you have my eternal gratitude.

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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