CBC to produce six-part series on NXIVM; seeks to speak with anyone involved with NXIVM past or present

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  • Should be OK to talk. KR has given the green light. 😋

    “Our experts, a forensic psychiatrist of international repute, psychologists and ex-law enforcement, say members of the sorority are thriving, healthy, happy, better off, and haven’t been coerced. Furthermore, the sorority is proud of what they created and want to share their story. I am confident they will be addressing you very soon.” – Keith Renarie

    • Awesome. Straight from the the master horse’s mouth.

      OK ladies, let’s see all of those near vaginal brands that you gals are so proud of! Show them off to the world!

    • I suspect KR is indicating how he convinced the women to own up for the shit he created so he can save his coward nerd ass. Although it would be great if the women would be open to talking in public, I highly doubt they would.. at least not yet. I would assume they have been advised not to by the lawyers.

  • What a perfect opportunity for the slaves who stayed to speak about their increased joy, success and quality of life since being vaginally branded, made to wear a collar and have sex with him. I’m so excited to see the elation in their expressions as they detail how a “doctor” carved initials into their groin. How they have naked pictures, videos, porn videos, confessions of their crimes on the cloud and love that it could be released with a touch of a button. How they are in danger of losing their careers, family and friends when all their collateral is released. How their husbands enjoy their wives sleeping with another man and looking at his initials when they have sex. How their children are now being groomed to be sociopaths and sex slaves. Please regail us with all of the amazing joy that is felt being a slave in every part of your life.

      • You seem nice.

        So you’re okay with torture and murder porn being shown to unsuspecting women? And a tattoo turning out to be instead 30 mins of medieval torture? And people’s deep and intimate psychological states and narratives being shaped and abused by someone apparently more interested in control and profit than in actually making the world and those people stronger and better? Who can you point to that is actually more successful and genuinely strong and happy for having been involved with ESP/JNESS/NXIVM? Is there a single person you can point to?

        What’s fascinating about Raniere is the degree to which NXIVM reflects his own psychological failings. A mother who died, after long illness, when he was in his late teens. He is apparently, and deeply, offended that his mother had the gall to be distracted by her pain and ill health, and not make her son the center of the universe every minute. She “indulged” in her illness and her own needs. God forbid any woman “indulges” again, in any way, shape, or form. And Raniere is there to make sure he stays the center of a group of starving Raniere-serving unindulging women.

        • I am not nice. I called SLAVE OPPORTUNITY a dick, not you. He doesn’t seem to have any understanding of how cults work, especially this one. You have reasonable points, so hopefully you do.

          • Ah, that makes sense, as do now both your responses.

            The one that gets to me is the commenter who calls Raniere’s “slaves” “whores”. They are the opposite of that, no pleasure in sex (only in attention from Raniere) and no having sex with anyone else. Not a bad commenter, but very bad phrasing.

            I have great sympathy for the people involved with Raniere, as should we all (insecure sad people preyed on by Raniere). But my sympathy definitely ends when the “slaves” enjoy their role and power in the broken machinery. May that machinery be taken down entirely in due course, and that’s likely one thing we all agree on, even those who phrase things less delicately.

    • I agree. It seems everyone in the organization are publicly stating how happy the branded women are except for the branded women.

      I say speak up! Revel in your happiness.

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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