Susan Dones: Facts are Facts and Crockett did not have facts, just repeated NXIVM lies

By Susan Dones

[ Editor’s Note: During Susan Done’s deposition, Bob Crockett’s said that Keith Raniere meant, when he said he had people killed, was the death of Benjamin Le Baron. Crockett was misinformed about his dates and consequently misrepresented facts to the court. Keith Raniere could not have meant he had people killed because of his beliefs because of Ben LeBaron, for Mr. LeBaron was alive when Keith spoke of having people killed. The video was made on or about April 23, 2009. LeBaron did not die until  July 7, 2009. More than two months later. Susan Dones uncovered this lie and made it public.]

I remember this line of questioning in my deposition from Robert Crockett. After the deposition was over, I felt bad that maybe I had misunderstood Keith Raniere in his statement about having people killed.

When I got home that evening, I got on the internet and started doing research about the LeBaron situation with the kidnapping and the family murder. If I had misunderstood the situation, I had something I needed to heal and clean up.

When I found out that Robert Crockett had either been lied to himself and not done his homework or intentionally was bullying me, I knew what I was up against in my legal battle with him as lead attorney in my case.

Crockett attempted to try to sell this lie to my Judge regarding the LeBaron family, but I was way ahead of him and had the documents to prove to the court that he was attempting to pull the wool over the judge’s eyes regarding Keith Raniere’s statement of facts vs fiction.

This is a well known tactic in NXIVM’s legal playbook of “how to win in court”. They will bring in enough members that share the same lie that it’s hard to defend against it when the other party doesn’t know the inner workings.

Attorney Robert Crockett.

This happened with the Ross case when NXIVM stated the coach notes were kept under lock and key in a separate room. This was fiction. This didn’t happen until well after the Ross case was way down the road. They just got enough “inner circle folks” to lie saying it was true.

The truth is the coaches notes were kept in front of the training room unattended and in a filing cabinet in the hallway. When the file cabinet was locked, everyone who’d been there over a couple of months knew the key hung on the wall on a ruler. Often notes were left out unattended and unaccounted for.

I never expected Robert Crockett to be such a lying lawyer. I hope he enjoys his money and has a good explanation to his wife and children of why he supports a sex cult.

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Been There, Saw That
Been There, Saw That
5 years ago

I think Crockett used his eyeball problem to get out of a case that he’s no longer getting paid for. Just sayin’…

Bubba Says
Bubba Says
5 years ago

Yep that Crockett boy, he’s a either really stupid or just a big legal prostitute, maybe both, God bless his soul.
If ya read the Microsoft case that there Raniere fellow lied all the way through it and Bobby, well he’s still fighting those there appellate courts for a different answer.
If the checks keep on a cashing, Bobby gonna keep on a spending. He’s gotta a way in his soul of justifying defending the sex cult to himself and his family.
His eyeballs sure ain’t putting up with it now are they?

5 years ago

If you listen to the interview Carmen Aristegui did to Lebaron on October after the first NYT article came out, he said Raniere had nothing to do with what they decided and that Raniere only got into the movie to appear like the peace hero. They decided to do what they thought they should do without his advice. So I don’t understand how the court accepted this as proof and let this guy proceed on this without the truth.

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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