More on Michelle Hatchette’s career and fall from reality

Michele Hatchette

Guest View: By Common Sense

No one is criticizing Michelle Hatchette’s  career choices up until she joined NXIVM, became a coach, then branded slave and devotee to her master, Keith Raniere.

She also is believed to be a ruthless slave/squad master. Pretty ironic for a woman of color wouldn’t you say?

Michelle Hatchette in a photo that appears to be before Keith Raniere got his hands on her.
Michelle post Raniere.

Michelle was a co-founder of Harlem Seeds, along with her sister. Harlem Seeds sounds like a great organization designed to bring awareness to healthy living and food choices to kids. Nothing nefarious there.

Farm Girl Farm [FGF] is actually a female owned Farm over in the Berkshires. FGF supplies produce for area restaurants and farmers markets and also operates a CSA. Nothing nefarious here either. It appears Michelle has probably helped the owner during the planting, growing and harvesting seasons but it does not appear to have been a full time gig.

Somewhere during this time (perhaps late 2014 to early 2015 maybe even earlier via JNESS) she obviously became involved with NXIVM in NYC (?), There is a Facebook photo of her dated 9/1/2015 with Espians: Dini Rao (RCG NYC, Michaela Zahner and Linda Chung (both at her b’day celebration last week) and [redacted]) taken In Knox NY. Knox is only about 15 minutes from Clare Bronfman’s horse farm. Maybe there was some kind of a retreat up there.

Michelle’s Facebook page lists these life moments 11/5/2016 started new job at Rainbow Cultural Garden. She was in London from approximately 1/12/2017 to 3/1/2017

Frank Report and comments on this blog have reported that Michelle served as a MDS for RCG or nanny to Penelope Cruz’s kids until those children were pulled from the program. She may have served that role in London or Los Angeles where Cruz maintains homes with her husband and fellow actor Javier Bardem or Miami where Penelope was filming the Versace biopic. A facebook photo of Michele puts her in Miami at the time of filming.

Just a note the photo above: Michelle [5th from left] and her colleagues at Lucas Confectionary/Pecks Arcade. None of those individuals are known to be Espians. Michele’s birthday was actually either that night, or around that night. So perhaps it was a birthday and send off party for her.

The caption of the photo: “You helped me see that we can chose to see this as bright times” seems to indicate that perhaps Michelle had some doubts regarding her role in NXIVM/ESP. But it appears the flying monkeys swooped in and got her back in line.

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11 months ago

Frank, she spells her name Michele, not Michelle. I think it’s sad that she was doing positive things in the world and then her thinking was changed and she began supporting harmful and misogynistic ideals.

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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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