NXIVM Weekend Update from Laura Darby: Did Fluffy Escape?

By Laura Darby

Clifton Park Correspondent

There was late night Friday/Early Saturday morning activity at Apropos – three cars were there about 12:30 AM when your intrepid reporter happened to come home from an evening out on the town.  I wonder who was being EMed?

Apropos was quiet Sunday but there may have been activity in the evening if they still have the movie of honor on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

On my weekly jaunt to the recycling center, there was a pick-up truck pulled up to Alex Betancourt’s home in Clifton Park Preserves. Perhaps taking care of some maintenance? There was also one car out at Rosa Laura Junco’s.
Lauren Salzman still does not appear to be home. The Edgar Boone’s most definitely are in town. Nancy Salzman appears to also be in town.
And the case of the missing Doodle has been solved.  About 6-7 months before Pam Cafritz passed away in November of 2016, she had adopted an Aussiedoodle and named him Valentino.  I was told by a source that Keith loathed the dog.  Knowing what happened to Toni Natalie’s dog – after hearing how Keith had the animal poisoned to gain access to her home – got us wondering what became of Valentino.
Valentino may still be alive.
I do not know if baby mama Marianna Fernandez was given possession of the dog and she gave it away before fleeing with Keith and Clare, or if it was gifted to another Espian, but sources tell me, Valentino is alive and well and living with Adrian “Fluffy” Fernandez and his wife/gal pal, Chelsea Brown.
Which leads me to another interesting tidbit. Last fall, another source was told Chelsea quit working for Rosa Laura Junco. The last time I saw Chelsea she was riding a bike in Knox Woods which was around the same time.
However, Chelsea and Fluffy no longer appear to be living in Knox Woods and have not been for a few months. It appears that Chelsea has distanced herself from NXIVM.
It appears Fluffy may have also.
Adrian ‘Fluffy’ Fernandez, brother of Mariana and Camila Fernandez, may have escaped from the clutches of the vile and vicious Keith Raniere. If so, he has a wealth of information he could tell authorities to be sure.
If this is true, we wish them well in getting on with their young married lives. Maybe, they made a break for it after Marianna and Creepy Keith left? It is pretty hard to keep your minions under control when you are not around to pull their strings. Or maybe they are still sympathetic to the cause.  As for sister,  Camila Fernandez, it is believed she did accompany Keith and Marianna to Mexico.
Camila was moving her way on up the harem hierarchy it appears.
I still have not forgotten the other questions I was asked in the comments the other day. I am working on the answers.

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  • Your update is much appreciated. Extra glad to hear that Valentino did not meet the same fate as Toni Natalie’s dog.

    It’s mesmerizing watching this women-loathing (and dog-loathing, when Keith’s around, though he’s long gone and won’t ever be back) secretive cult slowly but surely disintegrate. Visas to visit Mexico are good for 180 days. Within the next two months Keith will have to make another escape. Wakaya Island with Clare? And undivided attention for Clare, with everyone else gone, won’t that be nice, her dream come true.

    Any thoughts regarding Mariana Fernandez? I bet she’ll stay in Mexico. Family, community, schools, modern conveniences, a government that will stand strongly behind a mother’s custody of her child, particularly if the crazy American claiming to be father is not listed on the birth certificate.

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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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 premieres on May 22, 2022.

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