Barbara Bouchey comments on Facebook on NXIVM’s announcement of suspension of classes

Since Barbara Bouchey was one of, [if not the most important] major players in bringing about the ultimate days of reckoning for Keith Raniere, this Facebook post of hers, dated June 12 – the day Raniere was denied bail -is of tremendous significance.
She both built NXIVM and tore it down, which is a unique and sterling achievement.  In a sense, she is NXIVM’s Coriolanus.

From her Facebook:

Barbara Bouchey

June 12 at 3:34pm

NXIVM announced it is suspending all operations until further notice.
[Editor’s note: One can only imagine the gold that is in those 17 boxes! Federal prosecutors, please take note].

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  • There’s all ways more or less involved in anyone’s story. Going to court for anything especially if you have to hire an attorney can be daunting and expensive. Just my opinion.
    What do you know about the Canadian co. That provided private info on judges etc for Nxvim and the hacking of Mr. Bronfman Sr personally activated by his own daughter, that they had to know also compromised many other innocent parties?

  • To set the record straight, Bouchey claims of 14 lawsuits included such things as testifying in the California Real Estate case, being deposed in several law suits (she counts each one as a separate law suite)
    1. She was deposed in the Ross case
    2. She was deposed in the Dones case
    3. She testified in the CA Real estate case
    4. She testified in a Ross hearing
    5. Her first law suit with NX got moved to NY after she filed for bankruptcy (kind of the same case, but shes counting it as two.
    6. Her computer trespassing case happened when Bouchey decided to go on NXIVM intranet site, after other people’s computers had been taken by the police for the same reason. Who takes a trip down memory lane after others are in trouble with the authorities already? Not an intelligent move on Bouchey part.
    The only case that was dismissed after an official out come was the computer trespassing case.
    All the other cases Bouchey was personally a defendant in were dismissed to in activity on NXIVM’s part.
    When telling her story it appears more daunting until one digs in to discover all the facts of all these cases Bouchey talking about.
    Bouchey has years where nothing was happening in any of her cases.

    • Thanks for that information, I was curious how the number 14 was arrived at. Not that it was any less pleasant, but the number 14 is a bit dramatic. I prefer to stay with the facts, on both sides.

  • On the one hand, it seems like a victory that Nxivm has officially gone “on sabbatical.” But will this be permanent? And is it possible that there’s some sort of protective coloration going on?

    Cults have been able to survive the sudden and unexpected death, disappearance, arrest, or whatever of the cult founder before. Scientology didn’t hit its high watermark for membership and cash grabbed until several years after the death of founder L. Ron Hubbard, who was in hiding for 5 years before his demise. And they still have lots of money. Werner Erhard, founder of EST (a 1970s self-help group that presumably Raniere was aware of) had some personal controversies in the early 1980s, and renamed the company, revamped its product offerings, and sold out his ownership interest to employees. In its current Landmark Education incarnation, it makes more money than it did as EST, and accusations of its cult status are far less common. There are other examples.

    So why does Nxivm close down almost immediately after Raniere gets busted? Is it that they’re too small to try to make a go of it without “Vanguard”? One would think that with all those coaches always trying to hustle people to take more courses they’d be able to keep generating revenue from existing members and wouldn’t need Raniere around. Or were people not really all that excited about the courses anyway, focused merely on winning praises from Raniere?

    Also, with Salzman attempting to raise cash by selling monthly “consulting” contracts (2 hours a week for $10,000 a month), it sounds like people are already using the Nxivm “technology” under their own aegis. Does that mean that people are going to try to steal the ideas (non-disclosures be damned) and do their own version of Nxivm, each trying to grab as much of the customer base as they can steal?

    If the above is true, could the shutdown be just a ruse and we’ll see various unindicted Nxians try to start a new version as part of an official plan hatched by Vanguard all along?

  • I feel a lot of negative currents and I’ll be the 1st to admit, all I know is what i have learned here mostly. But regardless of the past, I believe years of litigation are punishment enough. If Keith had not been stopped, what would he have done next? When branding got boring, young girls got wiser and I have a feeling he has already done worse , where do all the missing girls in Mexico end up, here too. Women rarely commit suicide by gunshot or disappearing completely, pregnant etc. The Alaska police were very negligent there. Again, these are just my opinions, from Frank and all who fought back you’ve saved a future generation from these zombies

  • Oh, Barb. As much as we all now share a mutual disdain for KR, your disdain seems to still be a result of being in the age old Rejected Lover category of PO’d beetches.

    Yes, your turncoat’ing has done good. BUT, can you truly be forgiven for what you did while one of the key demons?

    A request to Frank: how about using a photo of BB taken sometime in the last ten years next time?

  • After leaving Barbara broke with his idiotic gambeling and manipulation, Keith Raniere used Bronfman money to try and further destroy her with 14 suits that finally got dissmised. That means to wrongly use the legal system to bury someone simply because you don’t care about the money. In a TV interview Barbara said:”There should be a law against this”, an this is so true and so vey important!! May the case against Raniere bring about awarness in Congress against this appalling practice and illegalize it!!

  • You not only did an amazing feat, that would have unraveled most, but since the capture of KR and all that’s followed, you look beautiful and healthy and happy . Nxivms, you can get your life’s back, well some of you can!

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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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