Actress Grace Park, formerly of Hawaii Five-O, was a follower of Keith Raniere for several years. Publicly, she has said nothing about whether she knew Raniere was in the sex trafficking business.
There was evidence Park could have relied on to discover whether Raniere and his life-coaching programs of NXIVM led to the abuse of women. Reports of him being a pedophile have been public since 2012.
Grace Park attended classes created by a man now in jail awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
Park made videos with Raniere, wherein he discusses his philosophy and she listens with rapt admiration – sometimes seeming to go into a trance from his words or gestures. Park was happy to pay for classes, wear the yellow sash of the cult, learn the secret handshake, take off her shoes and bow before Raniere, sign an NDA to never reveal any of his teachings, and even coach other students into the mysteries taught by sex-slaver Raniere.
After the blackmail and branding story broke – about how Raniere and his chief sex-slave. actress Allison Mack – ran a secret group within NXIVM, Park went silent on the subject. Some of her friends – like actresses Sarah Edmondson and Nicki Clyne – were in the master-slave cult. Edmondson quit and became a whistle blower.
Park said nothing, but she asked Raniere to take videos of them off YouTube. She did not leave NXIVM despite massive evidence of sex-slavery. When Raniere and his financier, Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman, tried to put Edmondson in jail – as the feds reported in their criminal complaint – on trumped up charges – evidently to punish her for whistle blowing – Park remained quiet.
She did not muster a word in defense of her friend, Edmondson, who Raniere threatened with imprisonment for nothing more than speaking out against human female branding.
Park called me several times. She was worried about one thing: that her name was on my websites. She wanted her name off, so no one would ever know she was involved in NXIVM.
From what I have been told, Park played a tough gal on Hawaii 5-0. She was not so tough when it came to speaking out against the brutality of Keith Raniere, a man she paid as much as $100,000 to learn from. This was not her fight. She wanted to remain under the radar.
After I broke the blackmail and branding story, Park, then 43, did not quit NXIVM. She quit her hit CBS hit TV show Hawaii Five-O instead. She said she was unhappy with pay and work on the show. Her career path mirrors actress Allison Mack’s, now head slave of NXIVM, and actress Nicki Clyne, who is Mack’s slave. All three actresses quit TV shows at the height of their careers.
A year before she announced she was quitting Hawaii Five-0, Park made her public debut as a supporter of Raniere – on March 7, 2016, when NXIVM launched “Keith Raniere Conversations”, a “series of one-on-one interviews between ‘NXIVM founder, Keith Raniere,’ and a number of his students. According to NXIVM’s website, Raniere ‘tackles some of the hardest ethical and social issues unfolding on the world stage.’
Raniere is now on the world stage himself, having been arrested in Mexico, deported to the US and now in prison – denied bail and awaiting trial. He faces a life sentence if convicted.
Before he fled to Mexico and was arrested, Park visited Raniere in Albany, NY numerous times She enrolled in his ‘Intensives” — high intensity courses which run 16 consecutive days. Students are taught the secret teachings of Raniere which they pledge to keep secret forever.
Prior to Hawaii Five-0 Park, Park appeared on the TV show Battlestar Galactica. DOS slave Clyne also appeared on the show but quit acting to become a full-time student of Raniere. Raniere may indeed be the head of a blackmail and sex trafficking group as is alleged by the DOJ Eastern District of New York. Grace Park may have nothing to do with sex trafficking. She may not be branded. But she says nothing one way or the other.
Keith Raniere made a famous actress – playing tough gal roles – literally hide under the bushes like a little girl afraid of the bogey man.
Here are some online videos where Park appears with Raniere. They have been taken off line, but I have taken the precaution to preserve some of them for posterity:
Keith Raniere’s Personal Evolution
Ethic of Power
Earning or Abusing Power and Authority
Keith Raniere’s Early Evolution of Consciousness
Keith Raniere’s Early Development
The Value of Good and Evil
The Journey of Self in Love
Cause oriented Solutions to Global Problems
Self reflection and Living without Fear
The Nature of Living
Wielding Power in Responsible Parenting
Ethics of Child Rearing
Intelligence and the Ability of Love
Ethics of Authority
Responsibilities of Actors
Life, Death and the Human Soul
**Annealing the Human Spirit
The Power of Celebrity
Keith Raniere on Overcoming Fear
Grace Park did not use her power of celebrity to overcome fear.
Editor’s note: “Annealing” refers to the process where metal or glass is heated and then allowed to cool slowly in order to remove internal stresses and toughen it. The question then becomes whether annealing occurs during Raniere branded women with a hot iron on their pubic region.
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.” He also appeared in "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM, and was 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 premieres on May 22, 2022.
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Seriously…I can’t deal….listening to KR talk total nonsensical crap …and this is not because I am not “enlightened”….He just talks a lot of shit and for people to fall for that shit boggles my mind!
For anyone wondering if Keith really was very smart or dare I say a “genius” please watch these videos. Watch any videos of him speaking. Dude tosses more salad with his words than a Vegan restaurant does in a year. There is much more to this story. There’s no way that this tool was able to perpetrate fraud without some very smart people around him. I suspect two to three of the older women did most of the work and Keith, with his sociopathic mind, came up with the schemes. In defense of Grace Park, she looks at him often like he’s a fool. Deep down she probably knew. Hey Frank, how about some videos of the other celebs that were up? Where did those go? You should be posting those too.
Now he’ll be tossing salads in prison!
I have to agree with Frank here. If you still belong to the organization, you are part of the problem. If you don’t speak out in some way, you are part of the problem. In terms of the more famous people in the course, that responsibility is greater as for a long time NXIVM hung their hats on the famous people that were brought in. From everything I know of her, Grace is a kind person. But she needs to come out with a statement now denouncing the organization and her involvement.
I’ve watched just one. Grace Park seemed bizarrely dazed.
Park has been in one work since Hawaii Five-0. A low budget Canadian film called Adventures in Public School. Filmed Nov-Dec 2016. She plays a mom of a high school student. It premiered at the Toronto Film Festival Sept 2017 and doesn’t appear to have yet been more broadly released.