Lesbian love alleged among ‘coerced’ harem of Keith Raniere

Editor’s note: If anyone mentioned herein believes they have been unfairly named, contact me at 716-990-5740 or email me at frankparlato@gmail.com for clarification or correction.

I am not alleging anyone named below are lesbians or bisexual.  I am reporting what is widely believed in the NXIVM community.  I am also making no judgment regarding lesbianism.  I am posting merely to make this point: Lesbianism is bound to occur among women in an enforced harem. At least in a harem where eunuchs are not employed.

It is my belief Keith Raniere, between thought reform, hypnosis, deception, low calorie, low protein diets, sleep deprivation, financial fraud meant to impoverish, and a myriad of subtle and overt threats and intimidation, has coerced women into being part of his harem.

It is coercion and, in the case of some DOS women, his actions meet the elements of kidnapping, blackmail, sex trafficking, hazing, conspiracy to haze, assault, conspiracy to assault, extortion, forced labor, human trafficking and more.

Some of Raniere’s circle of women had secret sexual activities with men. This they did on the sly. A number had lesbian sex. This was less carefully hidden.

Despite being with Vanguard, women who were heterosexual turned gay or bisexual. This may be because Raniere is widely alleged to be impotent, yet still demands his women can have no other men.

Raniere boasts he has cured lesbians [lesbianism being a disintegration, according to him] and claims to have converted lesbians to heterosexuals. It is ironic because, I dare say, more women went from heterosexual to lesbian because of Raniere than vice versa.

Women in his circle who had secret male partners, when and if Raniere found out, were punished. In one instance I learned about, when Raniere found out, he punished the women violently.

However, in Raniere-verse, no punishment is known to have been given for lesbian affection.

Here are some alleged couplings that are no secret in NXIVM village:

   – The late Pamela Cafritz and Mariana Fernandez

Barbara Jeske and Pam Cafritz.


   – The late Barbara Jeske and Pam Cafritz

   – Monica Duran and Ivy Nevares

   – Loreta ‘Lola’ Garza and Dani Padilla

   – Nancy Salzman and [name redacted]

   – Karen Unterreiner and [name redacted]

   – Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne

   – Allison Mack and India Oxenberg


l-r: the late Barbara Jeske; Karen Unterreiner and the late Pam Cafritz.
Sister Wives? Both women  told friends that one day they expected to have Keith Raniere’s baby. Neither have given birth to a child. Both are forbidden to be with any man other than Raniere.

Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne, both members of DOS. They might be married.

Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne, members of DOS. They are said to be married.

In Jness, it is taught that if a woman cheats on her man with another man, it is an egregious disintegration; the act of a parasite and suppressive. However, it is fine if she has sex with another woman. In fact it is taught that it is exciting for the man and fun for him to watch.

These are the secret teachings of Keith Raniere, for which students pay thousands of dollars to learn.

In the alternative, for those who cannot afford it, a subscription to Hustler magazine will inform readers of approximately the same lessons. Cost $39.95. In addition, there will be informative articles on the spread of STDs, something evidently missing from Jness’ teachings based on the reports of widespread herpes in the Raniere harem.

Allison Mack, Dani Padilla and India Oxenberg
Loreta Garza and Melissa Rodriguez

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[…] Parlato claims that “Raniere boasts he has cured lesbians [lesbianism being a disintegration, according to him] and claims to have converted lesbians to heterosexuals.” […]


[…] Parlato claims that “Raniere boasts he has cured lesbians [lesbianism being a disintegration, according to him] and claims to have converted lesbians to heterosexuals.” […]

Tyler Thompson
Tyler Thompson
5 years ago

They do all look a bit dikey.

5 years ago

With waning of Keith’s virility, lesbianism took a center if alternative and yet mandatory route to keeping his DOS women happy and further enslaved. Every word of this article is true.

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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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