Raniere watched every minute of ’95 OJ murder trial; wanted to learn about legal system

OJ Simpson may or may not have killed his ex wife and mother of his children.

Keith Raniere watched “every minute” of the murder trial of OJ Simpson.

133 days of televised courtroom testimony.

Keith got up early for him [12:00 Noon] and did not miss a moment, says his former girlfriend, Toni Natalie. “He was stuck to the TV. No one could talk or interrupt him when he was glued to the TV.”

They had a good TV set when they lived on Anchor Drive in Waterford together.

“He learned that it was possible to get away with murder,” Natalie said.

The trial consumed much of 1995 for Keith. It began in late January and the verdict was announced in November.

Through the entirety of the trial, Keith Raniere sat on his beige couch, with Aztec design, a table in front of the couch off of which he ate. Taco Pronto was his favorite. From there, he ate tacos, dripping with hot sauce, almost daily. [Pam Cafritz often ran the errand to pick them up, although Pam was generally denied such foods on her calorie restricted diet because she was training for the Olympic mile].

Pizza with pineapple on it. Annie’s macaroni and cheese. For desert, an assortment of cakes, cookies, and other baked goods. He watched the live broadcast sitting on the couch or lying down. Getting up occasionally to use the restroom. For more than nine months, it was was his full-time work. He watched with great intensity the live broadcast of a man accused of murdering the mother of his children.

At the time, he was still with Toni Natalie, pretending he was in a monogamous relationship. She was out working by day, developing National Health Network – an idea he conceived that she ran with [much like NXIVM was his idea and Nancy Salzman ran with].

At the time of the OJ trial, Keith had not yet met Nancy Salzman or became a certified Vanguard. CBI was finished, having been essentially bankrupted, leaving thousands of members owed money or commissions.

By night, of course, after the trial, Raniere was out making house calls to his friends – Pam Cafritz, Karen Unterreiner, and other women who lived in the neighborhood. He would come home at the wee hours of the morn.  He did his best fucking thinking at night he said.

Then the future Vanguard would rise early – [before Noon] – and turn on the TV and become enthralled and absorbed with the OJ trial each and every day.

How this experience will help him in the near future is anybody’s guess.

Of course, that it will be of any future benefit to him presumes two things: 1. Keith will be indicted. 2. Keith will surrender to authorities or, if he does not, the authorities will find him in Mexico or wherever he is hiding.

A distinguished journalist from Mexico told me yesterday that Carlos Salinas and other powerful men in Mexico can help Raniere hide and keep him hidden for years if they choose to do so.

The point of this post is that Keith is a good observer.

Perhaps you think [you who are still his devotees] that your Vanguard is listening to you because everything you say is of great importance to him. It is. He is listening for your holes, listening for your weaknesses. He was listening to lawyers in the OJ trial. There was some great lawyering going on.

He was listening for holes in the legal system.

“I think he learned that you can buy murder,” Toni said. “If you have enough money, you can buy the legal system.”

For the most part, so far, at least, Keith has been a pretty good student.

At the time of OJ, he was not doing much hiring of lawyers. That came later. Ted Lindauer was his multilevel marketing attorney. But he was not out suing enemies, or trying to get innocent people indicted because they left him. He did not have the money. [All he needed was a little Bronfman money].

Keith Raniere learned through OJ that the American legal system is as corrupt as he is.

Keith religiously watched the OJ trial in 1995.


OJ Simpson may or may not have killed his ex wife and mother of his children. But Keith watched the trial as if it was of the utmost importance to him.
Keith lived with Toni Natalie at the time of the OJ trial.


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5 years ago

Is it true that around this time in the mid 90s, you and Pam used a stopwatch to clock Keith tie the NY State sprinting record on a track that he personally measured out? If true, as he was tying the record, how fast were those chubby little legs churning?

5 years ago

Oj is in jail so at the end it did not work…. and keith WILL go to jail so it will also not work, who does bad ends bad…

5 years ago
Reply to  ursula

Haha… you’re right.. it didn’t work out for OJ…he still went to jail eventually. I think Keith will eventually get what he deserves one day, too.

5 years ago

I really do believe the criminals are using shows such as CSI to learn how to get away with murder. All this information is available, and the sociopaths can easily learn about forensics. The Internet is also a how-to manual on many things criminals can use – such as how to make your own explosives.
Law enforcement needs to get with the program. Where I live, near Vancouver, Canada, the police department doesn’t even have a cyber crimes unit . Its No wonder the criminals get away with all that they do.

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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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