Stormy Daniels NOT branded by NXIVM cult!

According to Ben Szemkus, Stormy Daniels came to a Nxivm party with her bodyguard, and slipped into one of the bedrooms with Keith Raniere and Allison Mack. Ben claims I was at the party along with Roger Stone, and Catherine and India Oxenberg.

By Frank Parlato

Pictures of Stormy Daniels have circulated on message boards and social media lately, with emphasis on her hip area, which show a raised “K” shape scar amid a flower tattoo.

Daniels claims she is not a branded NXIVM slave, that the mark is a scar and it came from surgery.

As a frequent writer on the topic of NXIVM, I would venture that Stormy was NOT branded.  I think I can offer evidence to support my opinion.

I broke the original branding story in June 2017. It led to the arrest of cult leader Keith Raniere and Allison Mack in 2018.

In my work with [and against] NXIVM, which began as their publicist and morphed into becoming a whistle blower, I wrote more than 1700 stories abut the cult and spoke with more than 100 women inside the cult, and those who defected and that included branded slaves.

I believe I have learned the identities of every branded slave. I persuaded some to become witnesses for the Department Of Justice against their former master, Keith Raniere. He has been federally charged with sex trafficking and forced labor.

I don’t think Stormy was branded. Here are some additional reasons:

  1. The brandings were performed by Dr. Danielle Roberts at the Albany home of Allison Mack. Branded slaves were all members of NXIVM before they were branded. Stormy was not a NXIVM member.
  2. If Stormy had been a member of NXIVM, someone would have spoken of it.  As a porn star, she would have attracted attention.
  3. Members of NXIVM know other members. The names of NXIVM members are not secret. None of the branded slaves were kept hidden.  What was hidden was their sex slave status and their being branded.
  4. All of the branded women participated in regular activities of NXIVM and they attended NXIVM courses. Stormy did not join NXIVM. She did not take any NXIVM courses [called ‘intensives”] And if she did NOT join, she did NOT get branded.
  5. If she had been branded, she would have been required to follow the 500-800 calorie diet. And allowed only 3-4 hours of sleep per night. Stormy looks well rested and not skinny enough to be a branded slave.
  6. NXIVM slaves were required to provide graphic nude photos for the sex-cult leaders Raniere, Allison Mack and Seagram’s heiress, Clare Bronfman to use for blackmail. If a branded slave did not obey, Raniere, Mack or Bronfman, would threaten to publish the nude photos to embarrass the woman.  This would not have worked with Stormy. She has 100s of nude pics already published. She could not be embarrassed by Raniere-Bronfman releasing nudes of her.
  7. Stormy was not Raniere’s type. He prefers waif thin, flat chested or nearly flat chested, boyish type women. He has an aversion to voluptuous or large-breasted women.
  8. Then there’s Stormy’s scar. If the pics are not photoshopped – which I suspect they are – the location where Stormy has her so-called brand is wrong. It is near her right hip. The women of NXIVM were branded on their pubic region, nearer their vaginas where it would cause the most pain. Pain was an important part of Raniere’s teachings.
  9. Stormy shaves her pubic hair. Raniere forbid “slaves to shave.” He loved “thick bushes” and said it increased pheromones.

I do appreciate the conspiracy theory. It’s lovely: Stormy is a NXIVM sex slave. Raniere and NXIVM are connected to Hillary and Bill; hence Stormy, as a sex slave, was ordered to ruin Donald Trump.

As a matter of fact, Raniere – who led NXIVM with an iron fist – hated Hillary Clinton. He called her “a cunt” many times. He gave her money, true, but that was only to get her to help him get his enemies indicted.

Raniere preferred Trump for president. I know of no instance where Trump ever met Raniere.

Overall, Raniere preferred Republicans, but Democrats were willing to help him. Raniere hired Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand’s father [her stepmother was a member of the cult.] He ordered Clare Bronfman to support Gillibrand financially.  Clare and Sara Bronfman and Nancy Salzman attended the Clinton Global Initiative.  NXIVM supported Albany County DA David Soares, now disgraced AG Eric Schneiderman and Lt Gov. Kathy Hochul.

Democrats were willing to take Bronfman money. Raniere was willing to use them to protect his cult and go after enemies.

But the Stormy- NXIVM-Trump conspiracy is not likely to be true.

As for Stormy Daniels, it’s cute – but no cigar.

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In this pic of Stormy in 2015 [when the branding started], she was definitely too busty for cult leader Keith Raniere.

According to some, the scar looks like the branding administered to NXIVM members to become part of Raniere’s harem of sex slaves.  I believe this picture was photo-shopped using my picture of a NXIVM brand on Stormy’s hip area.

Wrong location for the brand.


Stormy replied to those who say she is a NXIVM slave:

“1. I’m a model NOT a client.

2. You are a f*cking psycho.

There are literally thousands of pics/video of me nude to disprove your terrible photoshopped conspiracy theory,” she tweeted on Tuesday, adding that it’s a “tattoo covering a surgery scar.”


It has been also pointed out that Daniels joked about joining a cult in 2010.

“I think I’m about to be initiated into a gang….or maybe it’s a cult. Lol.”

NXIVM branding did not start until 2015.


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  • I don’t understand why some guys like women with huge breasts like hers. I’ve always liked them smaller and perkier. I’m an ass man anyways.

  • Let me take 1 guess as to why this article was created.

    1. Stormy daniels is news. Frank loves clickbait.

    • Let me take 1 guess as to why this comment was created.

      Allison’s lunatic mother is a cyberstalker who doesn’t like Shadowstate or Frank Parlato.

      Why don’t you go put yourself in the cupboard you probably locked Allison in, except for when you took her out to pimp her to the entertainment industry?

      I think Allison’s mother would make a plausible insanity defence.

  • While I appreciate the reporting on exposing Keith Raniere, the reporting of Keith not being supportive of Clinton is absolutely false. There is a long list of New York Democrats associated with Raniere. Whether or not Stormy is in the cult, she has already confirmed that the photo is not photoshopped. Stormy previously supported Sarah Palin and was going to run as a republican in the LA Senate, she has no problem finding money and it makes no sense that she would go after Trump this aggressively as this is now getting into Michael Cohen’s payments. Keith’s has supported a long list of Democrats. Allison Mack is uber Liberal. I suspect Frank is a democrat because it seems the media loves the truth until it gets political. There is a number of statements in here that are just utterly false.

  • The NXIVM story is not about Republicans and Democrats or about Liberals and Conservatives.

    NXIVM is about Right and Wrong.

    It is WRONG to talk about empowering women while branding them like livestock and turning them into sex slaves in a harem.

  • This garbage tier conspiracy theory has been spread by 4chan neckbeard trolls as another way of discrediting anyone and everyone who goes against Donald Trump. This Jack Posobiec guy with a *large* following has also spread it. As has Alex Jones of Infowars (2M+ youtube subs). Maybe more people too, haven’t checked, go on twitter/etc and see for yourself…

    Great to see you eviscerated it, Frank. I take one thing from it…

    These people are *afraid* of Stormy Daniels… why did this come out immediately after her lawyer proved ties between Mike Cohen and Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg?

    Green frogs caught with FAKE NEWS once again.

  • Since I strongly suspect Ketih Raniere’s mother diddled him and gave him that older woman experience while she was still alive…

    Does he only like women who resemble her or only like women the opposite of her??

    I was a solid B cup when he was skulking around me, but he probably figured he could deflate those with some starvation.

  • Frank is an expert on branding members of the NXIVM group with the inititials “FR”. Ever wonder why he has those letters in the upper left corner of his web page? It’s his little joke of telling Keith that although his women were branded with Keith’s initials, that now Frank is branding Keith with the (F)rank (R)eport. Quite humorous if you ask me.

  • Stormy is for sure not branded. Keith likes his women super skinny (almost sickly) and with much smaller breasts. Plus Keith demands that women only sleep with him and given Stormy’s profession (or previous profession), this would rule her out of the harem and DOS. I don’t think she missed out on much. She’s used to men with much larger penises who probably don’t have hygiene issues.

    On another front, I’ve heard from a very reliable source that Clare has been desperately trying to contact Allison to make sure she stays in line. I know at least once she’s gotten through according to my sources. That won’t change Allison wanting to save her own neck, but I can say with almost absolute certainty that they’ve spoken at least once. Which should be of concern for authorities. Unfortunately, with house arrest there are still ways to communicate. Clare will do anything to keep Allison from cutting a deal and bringing down the cult.

    • “Hey Allison, so I know you’re facing life in prison and all, but can you just take one for the team??”

      • No matter what happens in court Allison Mack’s career is ruined.

        A typical Tweet about Allison Mack.

        @allisonmack not only have you ruined my childhood memories of Smallville but you are a disgrace to women. You could of done anything ANYTHING with your fame and fortune but you chose to trick women into becoming sex slaves for the rich and famous. Shame on you

    • Just a little speculation, but wouldn’t the FBI agents in the case be delighted to capture communications between two chattering mice? Naw, they would never do that!

    • This absolutely would not surprise me at all.

      I am still trying to figure out how she got released to go home when her stepfather was so involved with NXIVM. He must have attended at least one intensive in order to be ethical enough to give voice lessons to other members. He has a financial incentive to keep Allison involved in the group / give group members access to her.

      I almost wonder if even letting her go home was rather a setup.

      Wouldn’t be the first opportunity to charge Clare Bronfman with witness tampering / intimidation.

      I’d be perfectly happy to see Allison’s bail revoked, so she can go back where she belongs.

      (Her mother will be along any second to chastise us all.)

      • Jonathan Mack is Allison’s father, not her stepfather and I doubt he or her mother are happy their daughter is involved in a sex cult that brands people. Perhaps they didn’t realize the extant of the abuse that was being perpetrated by the masters onto the slaves because I’m sure Allison didn’t tell them the truth about her crimes. Now that they know, they will hopefully do everything in their power to encourage their kid to cooperate with the authorities and if Clare tries and contacts Allison again, I hope she’s discovered and shut down.

        • Just ask Allison’s mother spewing all over the comments section. She is still in denial it’s a sex cult or that her daughter was enslaving other women and branding them. Silly federal prosecutors.

          Selling their child for money and destroying their innocence shows exactly how much they care about her over a revenue stream.

          Her parents consistently supported her staying in NXIVM to keep that money, and now her mother is still her consistently supporting how it’s all speculation. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if they took $ from Clare for access to Allison while she is on house arrest.

          How would that be any different than their behaviour every step of the way?? It’s called a pattern.

          • Are we sure it’s really her mom? I mean I could say I’m Tom Welling (if I change my handle to TomW) and just comment.

    • Omg. I saw the Stormy Daniels thing blow up on Twitter and lol’d. Yeah. She’s. NOT in DOS. 😂
      Oh Alison. We all knew you’d break your bail agreement. We were taking bets on how fast. Were you a Stupid girl? You know you’re being monitored right?

      OR is this all part of the play now?

      Is Clare the stupid one now?

      Here moley, moley, moley…

    • “I know at least once she’s gotten through.” That’s defamation. I hope Mack’s lawyers go after you.

    • Note she has an ankle “monitor” so let not assume that in 2018 it just has GPS technology for tracking purposes only.

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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