According to sources:
At a special meeting at the start of Coaches Summit last week, Lauren Salzman, Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne told a group of more than 50 coaches that it was their idea, not Keith Raniere’s, to start a sorority which brands women.
It has been called by the women in it, ‘DOS.’
Frank Report predicted months ago that Allison would admit to being behind DOS in her unwitting role as fall girl for the alleged criminality of DOS.
The three women took turns lauding themselves and other women of DOS for starting the sorority that has been sadly maligned and misunderstood in the media – much to Keith’s detriment.
The admission of their creating DOS is ironic since all three women previously denied DOS existed and told NXIVM coaches and members in the past that no one had ever been branded.
All three now say that, while the branding is real, Keith Raniere has nothing to do with DOS or the branding. It was women branding women. The brands on the groins of women bearing Keith’s initials were solely their idea.
Some speculated that the trio may have been lying and said this to protect Keith. A federal investigation is reportedly underway and an indictment of Keith for his role in DOS and other alleged criminal enterprises may be imminent. It is not clear how the women admitting to being involved in DOS’ creation will exonerate Keith who is known to tightly control the women’s activities and, in fact, all activities of NXIVM.
The vow the women made was to Keith, sources say, not to a sorority. Keith Raniere told DOS members, some say, that their membership in DOS was tantamount to a lifelong commitment to him and the equivalent of an actual marriage contract to him. Sources have also told Frank Report that a DOS member’s failure to obey him would cause her collateral to be released, something which only Keith can do.
In admitting their roles, the three women were not penitent and, in fact, seemed jubilant about the success of their sorority, saying every woman benefited and learned many things.
While she is daughter of the President of NXIVM, and Vice President in charge of Education, Lauren said DOS is entirely separate from NXIVM. Every known DOS member, however, came from either NXIVM or Jness.
The trio also said DOS was created in January 2017 to reinvigorate the women after the untimely death of Pam Cafritz. They said DOS was formed in honor of Pam who died in November 2016.
The admission of DOS’s formation following Pam’s death would seem to tie DOS to NXIVM. However, the statement might be untrue since numerous witnesses said DOS began prior to Pam’s death. Collateral and branding took place before Pam died, several ex-DOS members told Frank Report.
Branding had already commenced prior to V-Week 2016, which Pam attended.
There are ex-DOS members who seem to have a different view of what the three women claim: they assert they are victims of a criminal conspiracy led by Keith Raniere that forcibly branded them and intimidated them into giving collateral – and then extorted them into doing various activities for Keith Raniere.
They fully understood that Keith alone was in charge of their collateral.
Lauren told the group that they [it is unclear whether she meant NXIVM or DOS] hired a public relations firm and there will soon be a positive story in the New York Times about the sorority and how Keith had nothing to do with it.
Lauren told coaches that not only did Sarah Edmondson demand to be branded, but every woman who got branded did the same; that all had signed contracts so indicating; and that every woman was happy with their brands. The women did not show any of these contracts to coaches in attendance at the meeting.
It remains to be seen whether Lauren, Allison and Nicki taking responsibility for DOS helps law enforcement or Keith more. A source in NXIVM told Frank Report that Lauren has retained a criminal lawyer. If so, the question remains whether that lawyer is being paid with Bronfman money and guided by Keith Raniere?