TV Actresses Grace Park, Nicki Clyne, Kristin Kreuk were active in NXIVM: the Cult busted for branding and blackmailing women

Vice [Vice,com] reporting in a story titled “All the Vancouver Actresses Linked to an Alleged Sex Cult” names Grace Park, Nicki Clyne, Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack as students of Raniere’s NXIVM cult.

Frank Report named them long before.

Mack and Clyne remain in the vicious and sinister cult. Kruek left the cult and spoke out about it only after Raniere was arrested.  It is not known if Park – the former Hawaii 5-0 actress – remains in the cult or not. She has been utterly silent about her role. Park is still listed as a coach in NXIVM but has denied to Frank Report that she remains in the cult.

Raniere was arrested in Mexico last week, and deported to the USA. He was last known to be at the Oklahoma City’s Federal Transfer Facility – being held without bail and awaiting transfer to Brooklyn for arraignment on charges of sex trafficking, conspiracy and forced labor.

Artvoice reported that Mack is expected to be arrested for her role in recruiting women to be coerced into slavery – and branded, blackmailed, near-starved, forced to have sex with Raniere and sometimes beaten.

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  • I don’t believe that Kristin Kreuk nor Grace Park had anything to do with the nefarious part of the cult. I actually feel so sorry for them and anyone else who had fallen for KR & that ESP bullshit. I have listened to and read a few of their ‘teachings’ and its the biggest load of crap. How empty they must have been to have fallen for that. I must say even though i feel sorry for them and even though i am not convinced they were party to the dodge dealings, i believe they were aware, even though they chose to be blind to what was actually going on they were aware. Kristin Kreuk especially for bringing her friend into the Lions den and leaving her there is quite disgusting, no matter how ‘collateral’ they have or had on her, that was so wrong. These KR worshipers like quotes so here is one “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

    • No one left anybody there. These women are adults and have their own agency. From what I’ve read, this actress Kristin Kreuk left when that 2012 TU article written by James Odato exposed VanDouche for what he truly is – a perverted, sex-obsessed conman. Kristin left and all her other friends stayed including Allison Mack and Sarah Edmondson who revealed the branding, etc. Why weren’t they smart like Kristin and took off? She left all by herself leaving meany of her friends in the process while facing possible shunning from them.

      A thirty year old man using his pimp women to manipulate and then fuck a twelve year old girl dozens of times who he should’ve been teaching math too should’ve told EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM TO GTFO.

      This is not an ethical man. No form of media in this country writes that many lies about a single individual. This country is not a dictatorship. It’s the USA with a free press guaranteed by the Constitution.

  • If you had any integrity, you would mention the fact that Kreuk was talking about starting something, even a magazine for teen girls, long before she joined NXIVM.

    But that would require research, something a real journalist does. Not a sensationalist desperate for pageviews.

    The real journalist, John Tighe, is sitting behind bars.

    • I am hoping the investigation and untangling of this unsavory knot of criminal behavior might eventually exonerate John Tighe. Given the reach NXIVM had into the legal entities involved, I am still suspicious that the child pornography found on John’s computer was planted there. I think it quite possible John pled guilty because it was his best option given the massive and malicious legal influence that Raniere and his cohorts could utilize against John. I hope the sacrifices made to expose this cult will finally bring some peace to Raniere’s victims at all levels.

      I may agree that Frank’s pursuit of justice is sometimes skewed and subjective, but given his David standing up to the Goliath NXIVM legal juggernaut, I can understand it. When you are fighting against this kind of malevolence, it is hard to always preserve a calm reasonable front. Some inadvertent punches are going to connect with the wrong people in the melee, and the war here isn’t won until convictions are handed down.

      And how I wish James Odato was still in the reporting fray!

  • Interesting what Frank chose to add and remove from his VICE article promo piece

    The original paragraph from VICE
    Around the same time, Kreuk founded an organization called Girls by Design in partnership with fellow Nxivm coach Kendra Voth—a project aimed at fostering self-esteem among teen girls, WHICH FORMER INSIDERS SAY IS UNAFFILIATED WITH NXIVM. Voth left the organization in 2009.

    Frank’s slant on the VICE article
    Kreuk also founded an organization called Girls by Design in partnership with fellow Nxivm coach Kendra Voth—a project PURPORTEDLY aimed at fostering self-esteem among teen girls but WhICH EX NXiVM MEMBERS BELIEVE WAS SOMETHING RANIERE WANTED FROM KREUK TO START RECRUITING TEENAGE GIRLS INTO NXIVM. There is no evidence that Kruek knowingly participated in teen sex recruitment. In fact Kruek quit the cult after the Albany Times Union revealed that Raniere was a pedophile who enjoyed statutory raping of girls as young as 12.

    • That’s the way the cult works. DOS isn’t ‘officially’ affiliated with NXIVM either. That doesn’t mean a thing.

    • It is interesting that it was changed to something more speculative, but not surprising since this is his own site, whereas Vice is not his publication and they as a company have to adhere to more rigorous journalistic standards so they won’t be held accountable for libel and such based on other people’s words.

      Of course, I don’t know who these supposed “ex members” are and how they knew of Raniere’s intentions. The claim implicit in this statement is the idea that 1) they were either reading Raniere’s mind or 2) he actually told them or 3) they presumed so from past history they knew about. Then this begs the question as to why did these members not speak up? How come they didn’t warn Kristin? Or maybe they did and that’s why she’s gone and shut GbD down either permanently or temporarily to allow time to remove the slop from the association that has besmirched it with.

      I can also vouch for the fact (though it may mean nothing) that other people not affiliated with the organization – fans and others – thought her association with NXIVM was problematic for GbD due to rumors about Raniere’s past history which hadn’t yet been strongly substantiated, so it’s not like this is something extra damaging though it makes it seem like it is because it’s that old guilt by association trick.

      • We fans did voice concerns, and even badmouthed her for being in the group at all. When she mde some lame video with Voth, driving in a car, singing a Salt n Peppa song, we immediately recognized her feminist crap to be word for word Jness nonsense. No one liked it, no one liked Hildreth. On one of the most popular Kreuk forums, they made a rule to not hurl insults at her friends and family, because badmouthing Hildreth was so commonplace.

    • Kristin Kreuk did not leave the cult because of the February 2012 Times Union expose. She stayed in for at least another year. She was still coaching in Albany after that expose.

  • Do you think The CW network knew about any of this prior to acquiring the Kristin Kreuk CBC TV show for their summer lineup?

    • Do you think they actually care? They need to make money and publicity and Kristin seems to generate money and attention. And to be honest, it does not matter how deep she is/was involved in the cult. She has to deliver a good show. I cannot comment on that at all, maybe others can.

      • Publicity? If the allegations aimed at Kristin Kreuk are true, why would The CBC, EoneTV, The CW, or their advertisers venture into a business relationship with her? This could be a huge public relations black eye for them.

        • What allegations? Kreuk admitted she was involved with NXVIM for some 6 years. She’s denied knowing about DOS, being in the inner circle or recruiting for a sex slave cult and not only Sarah Edmondson but at least 3 other former members — all in the industry– have publicly come out and backed up her statement, along with fellow Smallville / Beauty and the Beast castmates, crew, the longtime WB/CW publicist who worked on Smallville, and former directors

          • Obviously I’m talking about the allegations put forward by Frank and various others on this very website. Plus various other media reports that claim she has much more involvement than she’s stated.

          • Oh, so now you are saying Kreuk didn’t recruit anyone from her shows or SMALLVILLE to join NXIVM?

            Wrong Halloween breath! Kreuk recruited Kendra Voth, who was a line producer on … wait for it… SMALLVILLE. Kreuk also tried to recruit other women and recruited Allison Mack from… here it is again… SMALLVILLE.

            Open your eyes. She’s an actor, she acts like a wholesome person, but isn’t. Kreuk would use these productions as hunting grounds. Keith and Nancy were very pleased with KKs ability to catch victims. That is why KK was brought into the inner circle…

          • Can’t seem to reply to ANON or FormerNexian below. Sorry I was trying to say that it’s not allegations that Kreuk was a part of NIXVM and recruited — she recruited at least Mack and Kendra Voth — and admitted to being in the cult. What she has denied is being part of the inner circle or recruiting for the sex slave sect and Kendra (who she actually did recruit) is even backing her up publicly. Kendra wrote this on her twitter:
            “KK has been a dear friend in my life and has always been an example of compassion, empathy and kindness. Kristin is a quiet, caring, gentle person and I can 100% support her statement. Her goodness is often takin advantage of, and her name has been wrongly exploited.”

            So if Kristin was the known crazy cult recruiter in the Vancouver film industry that FormerNEXiaN claims, why would former Smallville folks like Erica Durance, Eric Johnson, Tina Teoli, Suzanne Gomez and the like who are all still actively working with careers and reputations on the line, come out publicly and support her?

        • Even if she was deeper involved it would not matter if this show of her’s is any good and successful. Just look at the amount of comments the articles about her generate. How many viewers must she generate for a network. The only thing the networks want is a high number of viewers and if her show can provide that everything is fine.

  • “Though she wasn’t often involved in recruiting directly, Kreuk’s membership helped salespeople pushing $5,000+ courses counter negative press, according to Parlato. ‘Nobody who sold the Nxivm courses failed to mention Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack are members—not only members but coaches,’ Parlato told VICE. ‘Every spiel included their participation as proof of not being a cult.’”

    This is interesting coming from a group that never advertised but relied on word of mouth for recruitment.

    Frank would know, right? He was the publicist for NXIVM hired by them for the express purpose of improving their image. I guess Frank gets to tarnish people’s reputations, but he somehow remains free from any negative “branding” (pun intended) with respect to it. What about SOP? Weren’t they directly learning the misogynistic ways of their leader? Why are these undeserving women (outside of Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne who are part and parcel to DOS) getting so much flack for something they weren’t aware of in the media, while the men go unsullied?

    Frank also was paid $1 million dollars for “help” he did with the group that was obviously a “cult” at the time but still somehow managed to work for it.

    Imagine repeating this in articles over and over again.

    Frank, you should stick to those who are obviously guilty and not let what is looking more and more like self-serving purposes drive the hit counts. You only help NXIVM groups like the Knife Media in their agenda.

    • Spot on, Frank took their money and benefited, as would anyone.

      @FirmerNexian

      Everyone knows she tried to and succeeded in getting other people ti join. Youre making the claim that she did so knowing Keith was going to “enslave” and brand them.

      No one is claiming she’s wholesome. I know for a fact she isnt and never was, just as 99.99999% of all humanity is far from wholesome.

  • “Though she wasn’t often involved in recruiting directly, Kreuk’s membership helped salespeople pushing $5,000+ courses counter negative press, according to Parlato. ‘Nobody who sold the Nxivm courses failed to mention Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack are members—not only members but coaches,’ Parlato told VICE. ‘Every spiel included their participation as proof of not being a cult.’”

    This is interesting coming from a group that never advertised but relied on word of mouth for recruitment.

    Frank would know, right? He was the publicist for NXIVM hired by them for the express purpose of improving their image. I guess Frank gets to tarnish people’s reputations, but he somehow remains free from any negative “branding” (pun intended) with respect to it. What about SOP? Weren’t they directly learning the misogynistic ways of their leader? Why are these undeserving women (outside of Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne who are part and parcel to DOS) getting so much flack for something they weren’t aware of in the media, while the men go unsullied?

    Frank also was paid $1 million dollars for “help” he did with the group that was obviously a “cult” at the time but still somehow managed to work for it.

    Imagine repeating this in articles over and over again.

    Frank, you should stick to those who are obviously guilty and not let what is looking more and more like self-serving purposes drive the hit counts. You only help NXIVM groups like the Knife Media in their agenda.

  • This is what I’ve been saying. These ppl are downplaying their involvement, running for cover, issuing denials from attorneys – to minimize their role in NXIVM.

    Well folks… it’s too late. Accept responsibility, come clean about what you saw, what you did. But please don’t plead ignorance about the inner World of NXIVM.

    Bravo Frank for having the guts to break the story. And thank you VICE for setting the record straight!

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