By Frank Parlato
You might want to file this under ‘more than you wanted to know,’ but it does show the kind of crazy control NXIVM sex-slaver cult leader Keith Raniere exercised over his slaves including his topmost one, actress Allison Mack, and two of her slaves, Nicki Clyne and India Oxenberg.
Raniere is in federal custody now. He and Mack were charged by the feds with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy.
Mack is in California under home arrest, released from jail on a $5 million bond and forbidden by the terms of her release to communicate with any NXIVM member.
Before Raniere’s arrest in March, Raniere had a following of women who referred to themselves as his slaves, who, along with Mack, lived with, or near him, in suburban Albany NY.
The following, I published on my blog, the Frank Report, on July 15, 2017, more than eight months prior to Raniere’s arrest. It is graphic and sarcastic, but is 100 percent accurate: Raniere demanded his slaves to never eat garlic and not to shave their pubic hair.
My blog articles, which I posted several times daily, were read by NXIVM cult members and ex-members as I have reason to know. I broke the branding and blackmail story six weeks earlier than this post and that revelation caused a mass exodus from the cult.
Four months later, the New York Times published its bombshell story about the branding and blackmail that I first reported. Their imprimatur on the story gave it worldwide attention and credibility – it was a vindication for me for what, up until then, was what appeared to be fantastic stories of human slavery and branding women in the 21st century. The Times story evidently prompted the FBI in New York City to begin looking seriously at possible federal crimes.
But back in July 2017, when I published the garlic story, there was no media covering the cult. I was the lone voice, trying every day to chip away at the cult. I used hard news, I used sarcasm, I gave opinions. I wanted to show my audience of mainly cult members and ex-cult members how they appeared to me and perhaps the outside world.
I deliberately employed a tone of mocking Raniere that sometimes was crude – so that cult members could see that Raniere could be safely mocked. He was a cult leader who took himself so seriously that to challenge him even on any assertion he made was to be deemed defiant and worthy of punishment. Here I was mocking him openly. It was my choice of style. Some have criticized me for it, but I think it helped a number of slaves escape.
At the time I was publishing these posts, Clare Bronfman told cult members that I was a criminal and going to jail. She must have realized, of course, that it was her perjury [and money] that had gotten me indicted. Ironically, it was not me, but Raniere that went to jail. She may soon follow.
It is also worthy of note that Clare Bronfman likely knew about the branding and collateral schemes prior to it becoming public, for she seems to have discussed it with several concerned women – back in 2017 – both before and after my first branding story [June 4, 2017] came out and certainly well before the NY Times story came out [October 17, 2017]. From what I was told by direct sources, Clare tried to persuade unsettled women [shocked at the concept of branding women] that if Keith was behind the branding, it must have be good, even if it has some inscrutable purpose. Her claim to know nothing about the branding, like much else that she says, is a lie, it would seem.
What are the odds?
One of the most unusual things occurring in that place of miracles – Clifton Park, NY – is that all of the women who are Keith Raniere’s inner circle say they are allergic to garlic.
It seems mathematically impossible that this kind of allergy could be so widespread.
But ask any woman in Clifton Park, NY and they will tell you – they are allergic to garlic.
Their leader, Mr. Raniere, guides them in their daily diet – and it has been learned from the women that many of them did not know they were allergic to garlic until Mr. Raniere told them.
Mr. Raniere, who is also referred to as Vanguard, controls their calorie count, and what they eat. Mr. Raniere prefers his women to be very slender.
Generally, he tells his inner circle of women the reason for many of their problems is that they are allergic to garlic.
Many of the women heretofore liked garlic. But once they learned that garlic was the the root of their problems, they promptly quit eating the spicy and pungent herb.
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Mr. Raniere also points out that not only are his women allergic to garlic, but he does not like the way it makes their vaginas taste or smell.
Mr. Raniere has made a sincere study of the odor of women’s genitals and has developed numerous theories about the pubic and genital regions of the human female from puberty onward.
All of his women today have 70s-style pubic hair “bushes”. None of them shave or trim their pubic hair, which makes for, at times, an odd bathing suit appearance, since stray pubic hairs often emerge from within the lines of their modern-day bathing suits.
Mr. Raniere loves bushy bushy bush and he loves to insert his tongue into the vagina of properly accoutered women.
Mr. Raniere forbids shaving, or even bikini waxes. He says that the full growth of pubic hair increases the pheromones – the natural sex-alluring scent that strikes an arousal “trigger” in the opposite sex.
As a result, Allison Mack, Nicki Clyne, India Oxenberg, Lauren Salzman – and anyone else he chooses to bed – must maintain a nice 70s-style bushy bush, sources say.
“No bush – no Raniere,” is a slogan many of the women clearly understand.
The only time the women shave is when they are about to be branded on their pubic region with his initials with a white-hot cauterizing iron.
GETTING BACK TO GARLIC
All of Mr. Raniere’s slave-women are allegoric to garlic.
If they eat garlic, Mr. Raniere will not perform cunnilingus on their vaginal area.
This raises a number of interesting points.
Mr. Raniere’s favorite food – and the one he eats the most – is pizza.
His women may not eat pizza because it has too many calories.
They may also not eat garlic. This too is curious. Not only does Mr. Raniere not like the smell of garlic as it is emitting from a woman’s vagina but – and this may be Mr. Raniere’s splendid sense of humor – but garlic has been used since before medieval times to ward off vampires, evil spirits and the devil himself.
Is Mr. Raniere playing a practical joke on the women he rules by not permitting them to eat garlic – or else he will not have cunnilingus with them – as if he is making a subtle joke on them that he is the devil?
Mr. Raniere suffers from erectile dysfunction so other than cunnilingus he has no other way to please a woman. Perhaps if he did not ail from erectile dysfunction, he could allow women to eat garlic since he would have his nose more distant from the offending garlic smell.
On the other hand, maybe the women really are allergic to garlic.
It is not known whether the pizza Mr. Raniere eats contains any garlic in the sauce.
Last, but not least, as is well known, Mr. Raniere loves to kiss women on the lips.
Some woman have complained that his lips and breath smell, if not quite like garlic, like another pungent and tangy type of smell that some have likened to a woman’s vagina.
Here were the comments the story elicited at the time: