A few words on ‘Legatus’ – Clare Bronfman – who brought me out to fight!

Clare Bronfman used her enormous wealth to destroy others – using the court system as her weapon of choice.  It gave many people great joy to finally see the courts turned to good use today.

And she who has the least joy loses, I believe.

According to the Albany Times Union, “Prosecutors filed a memorandum Tuesday outlining details of the alleged crimes against Bronfman. They said she conspired to commit identity theft, facilitated Raniere’s use of his deceased girlfriend’s [Pam Caftriz American Express] credit card, and led efforts to discredit Raniere’s alleged victims.”

She was a pip all right.

You’ll pardon me perhaps a moment to win through joy – for I was one of her victims. She went into a grand jury in the Western District of New York and lied about me – leading to my indictment. I always thought this was a brutal and ruthless thing to do  – especially after I recovered $26 million in assets for her and her sister, Sara.

Finally, it might be a little cheeky of me to mention it – but I believe I predicted this day – about a year ago – and repeated the predictions on numerous occasions on this very website.

Furthermore, I asked all of the individuals presently indicted to leave the cult – at one time or another.

I also met in person with Clare Bronfman – in the offices of the O’Connell & Aronowicz law firm – in the presence of her attorney, William Savino – and suggested that she not go after me since, I had, after all, only done her good.

Clare ignored my good efforts to help her again.

Attorney Steve Pigeon and another of Clare’s attorneys, John Bartolomei, advised Clare and Keith Raniere that they should not go after me – for I would fight back.

The message Pigeon got back from Keith is that Steve “was afraid of Frank Parlato.”

Pigeon replied, “No, I’m not afraid of Frank Parlato – you should be afraid.”

He was ignored, of course – for who was I against the all-powerful Vanguard [backed with Bronfman wealth.

Finally, I tried to reach out to Keith before I was indicted and asked him not to go after me – for I would not simply fight in court – I would fight with the pen. This was before I knew about the branding.

He scoffed at the idea of me being able to puncture his brilliance. He was arrogant.

I said to Keith “You hired me as your publicist – then you fired me unjustly. I tried to work it out with you. You declined. But the good news is that I am not quitting as your publicist. I will continue to work to make you famous. You and Clare.”

Many helped us to achieve this day – Toni Natalie, Barbara Bouchey, Susan Dones, Joe O’Hara, Catherine Oxenberg, Mark Vicente, Sarah Edmondson and many others. I thank you all. It could not and would not have been done without all of your help and the help of the media.

But in my own little way, I am proud because I fulfilled the task that I was originally hired to do by Keith and Clare.  I helped get them more publicity than they ever had in their lives.

That’s what they hired me for.



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  • Heather, I do have first hand knowledge that you probably don’t possess but I agree with you that it is a matter for the Courts to decide. I have no doubt that justice will prevail and Mr. Parlato will get what’s coming to him.

  • If you have knowledge I don’t about this case I APOLOGIZE. It is not my place to say who is right or wrong that’s what the courts are for.

  • You know this ? Anonymous gives you no credibility. Probably No one is 100%i nnocent in this case but research your facts.

    • My guess is it is one of those individuals involved in the phony real estate deals in L.A.

      There are no innocent parties in that whole picture. Even if I feel slightly sorry for the guy with the wife screwing Jim del Negro under same roof as him.

      (wait 30 seconds for Esther to pop up and say how Jim was raped by the wife of the guy)

  • You have nothing to be proud of. You ruined lives and returned “assets” to lying, thieving people. You were complicit in the Bronfmans’ extortion of others through your use of thuggery, threats, intimidation and outright lies. So go ahead and pat yourself on the back for helping evil incarnate. You are nothing more than human excrement.

  • Oh wow. Congrats Frank! That’s some Karmic justice right there. I hope the people who plan on making a movie about this do it justice and include your story. Or if they don’t, that someone else does and makes you the protagonist. The whole thing could be from your perspective. And this article could be the closing line! Well f**%ing done…

  • Congrats Frank, well done. I sure would like you to write a book on this. I have a greedy pig brother and his wife who stole a irrevocable trust from a disabled brother, lied it existed, hid it , tried to blackmail the disabled brother and me. I kept fighting, am in lawsuit when myself had a head injury due to a car accident. Greedy pig brother thought he could slam dunk this one, me with head injury and our disabled brother. Help if you can.


    If revenge is a dish best served cold, then what better time to ENJOY a cold refreshing dish of revenge than on a hot July summer day in New York.

  • She will be rueing the day she ever messed with you Mr.Parlato!!! And to think you gave her bona-fide chances, little moments she’ll be turning over and over in her mind, or not. For she is really very stupid indeed.

  • God Bless you Frank Parlato. You have made the world a better place for your having been in it – You are a light. That’s something that Keith, Clara and Sara etal will never be able to claim. Your dark night of the soul is over, theirs is just beginning and I hope they spend it in hell.

  • omg Frank..You did the best PR job ever.!!!.they are now enjoying the fruits of their labor and can thank you for the fame and publicity! They are getting credit for their vast accomplishments and just rewards for all their efforts. It is a glorious day ! I think you deserve a medal for your tenacity and perseverance ! Thank you from all of us who have been lied about and abused by Clare and the gangsters known as Nxivm.

  • I bet you can barely put into words all the feels today. It’s been a long road but you did it. You made people listen. You made people care and you are in the process of righting a big wrong. Saying “congrats” feels hollow because so many people are trying to pick up the pieces of their lives but there has to be some satisfaction.

    Frank – you were right.

  • Now onto the the Ramtha Cult please.
    They may have not done branding but they are money sucking and soul sucking just like NXINM.
    Besides let’s not forget that there were core of people in NMXIN that were involved in the Ramtha cult priorly and some of these people helped NXIMN to get it to where it was once the branding, money laundering and sex trafficking started.
    Hope the authorities go after more corporate cults and religious cults now.
    The wheels of justice work slow to dismantle Scientology, but hopefully Leah Remini can take care of that more quickly now that she is involved.
    There are quite a few extreme sects out there right now that need to be shut down but thanks to the powers at be that closed up this pyramid scheme type of cult like NXNM

  • You gave them plenty of opportunity to change their course of action, which is why today, particularly, you must be relishing developments.

    LEs generally don’t like to give credit to members of the public who have a hand in bringing people to justice, especially if they could be considered part of the media. But you know Frank. And so do we.

  • Justiice been served so far in the US,,,What about Emi Salinas, A. Betancourt and the Edgar and Omar Boone they have been doing so much harm to many pepole in Mexico too, we need justice from US courts.

    • With all due respect, I hope that Mexico deals with some of the issues on their own end of things.

      They have their own tax issues there with their so-called scholarships and sending the cash over the border.

      They can be prosecuted in Mexico for trafficking Mexican teenagers north to Raniere.

      No country should be counting on the US to solve their problems. Mexico should put their own criminals on trial. Besides, the prisons are way worse there than even the MDC.

      • Don’t be so sure about prison conditions in Mexico being worse. Inmates with $ and connections – which these guys have in spades — can buy lots of creature comforts for their time inside. Food, furniture, female visitors in your cell, etc, etc.

  • Congratulations, Frank.

    I hope you are thoroughly enjoying this day, and more good news tomorrow.

    I look forward to reading about the goings on in western NY being dismissed with prejudice very soon.

    Also, thanks for crediting the people who have contributed. Even if they did bad while in NXIVM, I think it is important we give people the opportunity to grow and their coming forward and actively speaking out against what has gone on seems to show that they have.

  • Bravo! You made them all kinds of famous. Especially Clare who enabled all of it with her wealth.

  • There are other names that don’t seem to be discussed on Frank Report. Siohban Hotaling, Juliana Vicente and Olivia Cheng for example.

    • Siobahn Hotaling comes up fairly regularly, and several of us contribute to that whenever possible.

      Search the articles. Juliana Vicente has come up, and so has Olivia Cheng.

      If you have specific information about either of them, you are welcome to share it.

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.” In addition, he was credited in the Starz docuseries 'Seduced' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

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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