‘A note from Clare’ rewritten in light of her indictment and something she’s allergic to — the truth

Just in case it goes off line one day, it is preserved here on Frank Report. It is “A note from Clare Bronfman”, published on December 14th, 2017.
It was published almost four months before Keith Raniere’s arrest and seven months before her own. Here it is. It constitutes her official statement and appeared on ClareBronfman.com.

 

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The past few months have been deeply painful for me, as I have seen my friends, associates, and the organization I care for come under fire. Some have asked me why I remain a member and why I still support NXIVM and Keith Raniere. The answer is simple: I’ve seen so much good come from both our programs and from Keith himself. It would be a tragedy to lose the innovative and transformational ideas and tools that continue to improve the lives of so many.

There have been many defamatory accusations made and I have taken them seriously. Determining the truth is extremely important to me, and I can say firmly that neither NXIVM nor Keith have abused or coerced anyone.

I retired from a very successful career as a professional show-jumper because I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life. NXIVM is that. As I said, the programs help. I am happy, healthy and financially more successful than I have ever been. I frequently hear and witness stories of individuals improving relationships with loved ones, achieving business goals they never imagined, and overcoming some of the most debilitating conditions, amongst other things.

My experience with Keith is no different. I have witnessed his kindness even in the hardest of times, I have seen world leaders, business leaders, doctors and others seek his counsel on some of the hardest topics and I am inspired by the humility and compassion with which he approaches them all. I know him to be a man dedicated to the betterment of the lives of others, and most importantly for me, he is a dear friend who has and continues to help me through the difficult decisions and painful moments in my life, including my father’s illness and eventual death.

Lastly, while I am not and never have been a member of the sorority, I was reassured to hear from one of the leading forensic psychiatrists in the country, and additionally ex-law enforcement investigators of over thirty years, conclude that the sorority has not coerced nor abused anyone. In fact, the sorority has truly benefited the lives of its members, and does so freely. I find no fault in a group of women (or men for that matter) freely taking a vow of loyalty and friendship with one another to feel safe while pushing back against the fears that have stifled their personal and professional growth. It’s not for any of us to judge how they, or anyone else, choose to advance their lives and values.

Respectfully,

© 2017 Clare Bronfman // All Rights Reserved
***
If Clare was not allergic to the truth, here is what that note would read. [My changes are in bold and in brackets].
The past few months have been deeply painful for me, [although not nearly as painful as branding women on their pubic region] as I have seen my friends, associates, and the organization I care for come under fire [like a white hot cauterizing pen scarring the initials of Keith Raniere on slave women].
Some have asked me why I remain a member [of this deceptive cult] and why I still support NXIVM [financially] and Keith Raniere [personally, -when he goes down on even ugly me] . The answer is simple: [I’m brainwashed].  I’ve seen so much good come from both our programs and from Keith himself [and from our lawsuits and criminal complaints]. It would be a tragedy to lose the innovative and transformational ideas [not to speak of losing $300 million] and tools [like perjury and extortion, not to mention intimidation, and abusive serial litigation] that continue to improve the lives of so many [indicted members.]

There have been many defamatory accusations [I have] made and I have taken them seriously [since, with my wealth, I can generally ‘purchase’ justice and get away with perjury]. Determining the truth is extremely important to me, [for in order to commit perjury you have to know the truth, then deliberately lie under oath] and I can say firmly that neither NXIVM nor Keith have abused or coerced anyone [and I should be believed because I have more money than you.]

I retired from a very successful career as a professional show-jumper [according to my own self acclamation] because I wanted to do something more meaningful with my life [and because Keith told me to]. NXIVM is that. As I said, the programs help [me spend my money doing what I really enjoy, being cruel to others]. I am happy, healthy [even though I look like a skeleton and 30 years older than my true age] and financially more successful than I have ever been. [if you don’t take into consideration that I inherited $650 million and I now have less than $200 million].  I frequently hear and witness stories of individuals improving relationships with loved ones, achieving business goals they never imagined, and overcoming some of the most debilitating conditions, amongst other things [But I can assure you none of these happened in NXIVM or because of it].

My experience with Keith is no different [Yes he fucks over everyone]. I have witnessed his [pretense of] kindness even in the hardest of times [which he actually created], I have seen world leaders [whom I won’t name], business leaders [who shall remain nameless], doctors [who are about to lose their medical licenses] and others seek his counsel on some of the hardest topics [that I can’t understand] and I am inspired by the [fake] humility and [lack of] compassion with which he [deceptively] approaches them all [as he attempts to swindle and brainwash them as he did to me]. I know him to be a man dedicated to the betterment of the lives of [himself and no] others, and most importantly for me, he is a dear friend who has and continues to help me [lose all my money, while persuading me to commit financial crimes and make vicious attacks on his enemies and critics and] through the difficult decisions [like letting him lose $65 million of my money in commodities] and painful moments in my life, including my father’s illness and eventual death [while I was spying on my father and trying to get him to confess that he was all wrong about Keith].

Lastly, while I am not and never have been a member of the [DOS blackmail and branding] sorority [or so I want you to believe], I was reassured to hear from one of the leading forensic psychiatrists in the country [whom I paid for his opinion and whose name is Dr. Park Dietz – who once testified that Jeffrey Dahmer was sane], and additionally ex-law enforcement investigators of over thirty years [whose names I won’t even mention], conclude [after I paid them to do so] that the sorority has not coerced nor abused anyone [a fact that FBI agents – with far more than 30 years experience – disagree with completely – and they are right – as a trial will soon prove]. In fact, the sorority has truly benefited the lives of its members, [who are not yet indicted or are not in hiding] and does so freely [with the exception of the cost of criminal defense lawyers]. I find no fault in a group of women (or men for that matter) freely taking a vow of loyalty [after being tricked into giving blackmail worthy material to Keith] and friendship with one another [enough to lie about Keith not being in DOS] to feel safe [by giving nude graphic photos and videos of true an d false confessions – now in the hands of the FBI] while pushing back against the fears that have stifled their personal and professional growth [and make it – like everyone does in NXIVM – to poverty, and servitude to Keith]. It’s not for any of us to judge how they, or anyone else, choose to advance their lives and values [no, indeed that will be up to the jury.]

Respectfully,

Clare [I love being a sadist and lying for Keith] Bronfman

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  • As to this excerpt from Clare:

    “I was reassured to hear…from ex-law enforcement investigators of over thirty years [whose names I won’t even mention], conclude [after I paid them to do so] that the sorority has not coerced nor abused anyone [a fact that FBI agents – with far more than 30 years experience – disagree with completely – and they are right – as a trial will soon prove].”

    Could one of those ex-law enforcement investigators Frank won’t even mention be this chap who appeared at Keith’s bail hearing offering armed guard protective services to Keith — from back when Keith’s precious life was being threatened and he had to flee to Mexico where it’s safe????!!!!!

    Michael P. Sullivan
    Director of Training, U.S. Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-p-sullivan-0364168b

    Experience
    United States Secret Service I Director of Training, FLETC I Supervisory Criminal InvestigatorUnited States Secret Service at the Federal Law Enforcement Training CenterJanuary 2007 – May 2015 (8 years 5 months) | GeorgiaManaged and lead a team of Instructors and administrative staff responsible for all incoming Special Agent and Uniformed Division Officer recruits for law enforcement training, resulting in the graduation of more than 3500 Special Agent trainees and Uniformed Division Officer recruits during my tenure.

  • Clare wasn’t only a member of DOS, she was it’s mistress – Leaving Allison to the day to day mundane tasks of keeping Keith’s sex slaves in line, training them etc but, Allison answered to Clare and then to Keith.

    • August 13, 2018 at 8:24 am
      Clare wasn’t only a member of DOS, she was it’s mistress – Leaving Allison to the day to day mundane tasks of keeping Keith’s sex slaves in line, training them etc but, Allison answered to Clare and then to Keith.
      ionwhitepoetry

      Were the DOS slaves supposed to service Clare the same way they serviced Raniere?

      In other words was Allison a Full Service Pimp satisfying both male heterosexual and female homosexual customers.

      We know that both Nicki Clyne and Lauren Salzman took wilderness vacations with Clare and Clare was very generous with Allison.

    • Oh, don’t be so silly. If Clare says she had nothing whatsoever to do with DOS, that was most certainly the absolute truth! …No one worth more than $100 million ever lies!

  • Frank, what a great and hilarious post! It will keep me laughing for a long time…

    Clare Bronfman: So pure[ly evil], so supportive [of an organized racketeering enterprise], so self-deluded, so vicious, vindictive, and vengeful – so, very, very Bromfman. Her grandfather, Sam Bronfman would have been so proud of his scrawny little badass-princess-warrior bitch. So empowered by the Bronfman’ criminal mentality!

    She truly takes after the old foul-mouthed hooch-murderer, Mr. Sam. It has been estimated that, at least, 34,000 Americans died during prohibition as a direct result of the Bronfman’ gangs high-toxicity, low-quality booze. Clare’s old granddad, Mr. Sam, was the murdering leader of the Bronfman Gang.

  • Vanguard is celebrating.
    It’s his V-Day present.
    The Judge must be a member of NXIVM.

    Man who tied up and sexually assaulted 14-year-old girl will not go to jail after US court hears incident was ‘consensual’
    The Independent Staff Reporter,The Independent Sat, Aug 11 10:32 AM CDT

    A man who tied up a 14-year-old girl before sexually assaulting her will serve no jail time after defence lawyers told a US court the incident was consensual.

    Logan Michael Osborn, 19, pleaded guilty and was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison with eight years suspended by a judge in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

    But circuit judge Timothy J Hauler delayed the enforcement of the remaining two-year term in January, then stayed the prison sentence entirely this week.

    During a hearing on Wednesday, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that he told a defence lawyer: “I need to hear some positive things.”

    A foreman at an electrical company where Osborn works was called to give evidence and described him as a “model employee”.

    “The sky’s the limit,” he said of Osborn’s future with the firm.

    Osborn will have to register as a sex offender and lost an academic scholarship to study chemistry at the University of Mary Washington because of the conviction.

    Osborn pleaded guilty to having “carnal knowledge” of his victim in September, which is a crime in Virginia involving children between the ages of 13 and 15, in agreement that prosecutors would not pursue the more serious charge of “forcible sodomy”.

    Prosecutors said he and the girl had attended a school play together in April 2017 before he let the victim to a dead end in the school grounds, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

    Osborn is alleged to have forcibly pushed the girl to her knees and tied a belt around her neck and hands before forcing her to perform a sex act.

    The victim was crying during the assault, and at one point Osborn picked her up and pushed her against the fence, and then back on her knees, the court was told.

    She was untied before being picked up by her mother, who questioned her over what happened because of her distress and took her to hospital for forensic examination.

    Defence lawyers claimed that the incident was consensual because the pair had discussed Fifty Shades of Grey beforehand planned to “have some fun” after the play, but prosecutors said the girl was taken advantage of, was too young to legally consent to sexual acts and that the suggestion was offensive.

    A clinical psychologist classed Osborn as at “moderately high risk” for reoffending and the court heard that he had been accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with girls several times, being charged with grabbing a child’s genitals at the age of 12.

    Judge Hauler has previously been criticised for several decisions relating to sex offenders. In 2016 he rejected Virginia state authorities’ request not to release a man jailed for raping his ex-girlfriend and suspected in many other sex attacks.

    The man, Dana William, later murdered his ex-wife’s father and killed himself before police could catch him.

    In 2009, a former Virginia senator warned Judge Hauler had a record of having decisions overturned.

    “I had serious concerns and did some research and felt like it was best that he not continue on the bench,” Steven Martin told WTVR.

    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/man-tied-sexually-assaulted-14-153206806.html

  • Was Clare Bronfman in Keith Raniere’s harem? That is what this article suggests. If so, ewww.

    http://niagarafallsreporter.com/cult-nxivm-series-part-11-raniere-handles-harem-lot/

    Article also calls Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack and Nicki Clyne “alleged” harem members. Also next to a picture of Sarah Edmondson, it says: “Sarah Edmondson, actress, follower of Raniere. Kristin Keeffe said that no one who worked with Raniere and who was female was not bedded by him.”

    That Pea Onyu poster, who may be Lauren Salzman or Nicki Clyne, said that “Kristin (Kreuk) betrayed Keith after being enjoyed lavishly by him”.

    Was There, Saw That said on July 17, 2018 at 3:01 pm:

    “I personally hold Sarah to the same standard as I have advocated for Barbara Bouchey. Before you get all caught up in telling – and selling – your story, how about doing something for all the people that you hurt, financially and otherwise, while you were extolling the virtues of NXIVM.

    Both of these women rose to a very high rank in NXIVM, recruited a lot of people into the cult, and made a lot of money for doing so. And both had a sexual relationship with Raniere – which continued long after they found out they were not his only paramour (I know Barbara now denies that happened but it’s the truth).

    The other thing I find hard to accept with Sarah is her new claim that she was the “first to leave NXIVM”. WTF are you talking about, Sarah? You know that’s 100% not true.”

    Did Sarah Edmondson have sex with Keith Raniere too?

    Obviously, Ally Whack has been known to of been fucking Raniere for years and Nicki Clyne is apparently still in.

    • Wasn’t Sarah’s quote taken out of context? “The other thing I find hard to accept with Sarah is her new claim that she was the “first to leave NXIVM”. Because otherwise it makes no sense. Such a obvious untruth probably was really a misquote.

      So more likely Sarah said (or meant to say) regarding the women in DOS, that she was “the first to leave.”

      • Can someone verify this? If Sarah Edmondson did in fact state or allow the reporter to believe she was literally the first defector from NXIVM, then that would be absolutely ridiculous and insulting to the numerous defectors from years past.

        She said she was branded in March 2017 and also pinned down other women while they were branded and even filmed it too. How much longer did she stay in the cult? Wasn’t she still in until May(?) 2017? She said she noticed Allison Mack’s initials first. When was this and how long until she left? Whenever it was, she only defected because of being personally affected. She certainly didn’t mind making lots of money from nefarious activity. Same with Mark Vicente.

        Also, what is the story with Bonnie Piesse and Mark Vicente? Did they leave the cult together? Was it because of the branding stuff?

    • Wasn’t there a timeline posted here (by Frank?) as to when Allison decided to first have sex with Keith?
      And wasn’t that after Kreuk left?

      • Pretty sure Allison Mack was fucking Keith Raniere before Kristin Kreuk allegedly left. Also, Kristin Keefe said there was not one female member around Raniere he did not have sex with. That “Pea” has posted a few times that Kreuk had sex with Raniere. Some people speculate that Pea is Lauren Salzman.

        Kreuk was at least equally as involved with the cult as Mack was. Are we to believe Mack only became sexually involved with Raniere and involved with crimes in that short four year time frame from when Kreuk allegedly left in 2013 and the DOS story made public in 2017?

        • Agree–KK’s alleged date for leaving the cult is very much up in the air.

          But from what I get from reading the Report, almost all sexual activity happened in Albany. And my belief is that women would have to be close to Keith and around his “charms” for extended periods of time to be seduced by such a toad —unless his charisma/hypnotism is so potent that he could bed most women just with some short one-on-one face time.

          So to me, most likely AM didn’t join the harem till leaving Smallville and Vancouver.

          My guess.

          • Kristin Kreuk was coaching regularly in Vancouver, Albany, Seattle and LA. She really helped build up the cult. She recruited a lot of people into the cult. John Tigue may of wrote about Allison Mack being one of Keith Raniere’s harem members on his blog. That Pea who may be Lauren Salzman claimed Kreuk was “ravished” by Keith Raniere. Very possible. She was in deep. Allison Mack was not any deeper in the cult than Kreuk was. If Mack was fucking Raniere before 2013, which she probably was, Kreuk could of done so too. She almost certainly would of known if Ally Wack was.

          • I think Pea’s reference to Kristin K’s betrayal after being lavishly enjoyed by Raniere was referring to Kristin Keeffe.

  • The internet archive Wayback machine has saved Clare’s blog and the above statement numerous times. It is captured for posterity.

  • ‘Successful career as a professional show-jumper’ …

    I could never verify (or find) Clare’s alleged ranking. Nowhere does it say she was 80th in the world.

    She only had one podium finish in an amateur level event. And the purse was $1000

    If you spend millions on a hobby, and only make $1000 – how does that make you successful or professional?

  • RadarOnline is reporting that India Oxenberg’s rep says that she does not agree with her mother’s viewpoints in an article published just 3 days ago. Quote below.

    ——–
    “Radar reached out to India’s camp for comment, and it’s clear the NXIVM veteran is not yet ready to share her story.

    “India Oxenberg disagrees with things that have been said about her in the media, and the way she has been portrayed in the media. She also disagrees with her mother’s viewpoints. She looks forward to giving her story about what happened in the future,” stated India’s rep.”
    ——–

    https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/08/catherine-oxenberg-daughter-india-escapes-nxivm-cult/

    I don’t know if this statement is accurate or even timely (it’s possible that it’s an old statement). But if it’s accurate, then Frank hasn’t been telling us the complete truth regarding her views on NXIVM. It sounds to me like she hasn’t been fully deprogrammed and doesn’t seem to believe Keith is the devil —- which is bad news if she testifies against him but doesn’t unload both barrels on him.

    What’s up Frank? I know you’ve agreed to withhold information to protect her privacy and that’s fine (I don’t even care about personal stuff like her boyfriend or her PlantMade buddies), but when it comes to how she might help the EDNY to bury Keith at trial, then you should stop misinforming us by implying that she’s fully cooperating — if she hasn’t yet agreed to do that.

    You already implied that she’s fully cooperating with EDNY by saying “draw your own conclusions” (to the fact that she’s not being indicted).

    You have some explaining to do, Frank. We are your readers and you need to be honest about what you know as it pertains to the EDNY case (since that’s not personal information). I’d rather you said nothing about India’s cooperation with EDNY than give us hogwash about “draw your own conclusions” (implying she’s fully cooperating) — if you really don’t have a clue about that situation.

    If she disagrees with her mother’s viewpoints (as RadarOnline is implying), then that’s not exactly a good thing.

    • I’m sure it is an interesting household these days.. I agree with Frank’s decision to not try to give a play-by-play of the fluid situation.

    • Recovery from a damaging relationship doesn’t happen overnight. Whatever India is processing right now doesn’t need to be played out in public. There is a long time yet before the trial starts, and that means time for India to make progress on examining what happened to her without Raniere/Salzman/Bronfman being around to interfere with that process.

      The fact is only that India has not been indicted yet. There are no foregone conclusions about the level of India’s cooperation with the prosecution, and Frank’s statement about drawing your own conclusion acknowledges that.

      I would suspect from your post, that you were probably affected badly by Raniere and his cohorts. If so, I hope you have found the support and strength you need for your own healing.

    • With all due respect to the other posters who think India’s views of NXIVM will continue to change with more deprogramming time —— her rep’s comment implies that’s not the case.

      Quote: “She also disagrees with her mother’s viewpoints. She looks forward to giving her story about what happened in the future”

      *This directly implies that her future story, which she looks forward to giving, is *not* going to change from her current view.

      **And her current view is that she disagrees with her mom’s viewpoints about NXIVM, according to the RadarOnline quote given by her own rep.

      I appreciate that you want to defend her and shut down this conversation, but her rep’s comment is fair game to discuss.

      Here’s my opinion: If she was truly open to being deprogrammed, that would mean she’d be open to eventually coming to terms about what had transpired at NXIVM and wouldn’t be issuing these kinds of public disagreements with her mom. A simple “no comment” would have been more appropriate. So I have my doubts about her testifying against Keith and unloading both barrels on that Satan. I hope that I’m wrong. 🙂

      That’s all I have to say about it.

      • Just wanted to say I appreciate how you have shared your opinion on this even if mine differs. I do agree that I hope India will cooperate with the prosecution with “both barrels.”

      • I do not think that it is healthy to pry into her efforts to reassemble her !ife. That said, a rather interesting empirical point is her representation. Does she still have the same lawyer and is the funding still from Bronfman funds? I would not be surprised if she remains quiet until at least after the trial.

      • Wow Einstein, where would we be without your key insight. You are a regular font of wisdom. Maybe you and Raniere are more than butt buddies

          • A fart has more insight than you shadowperv1958. Glad you enjoyed the insight that was written about your empty young chickie obsessed life.

          • You comparing your own comment to a fart is far more insightful than I gave you credit for.

          • Your empty thoughts are like farts in the wind. I only give you credit for being a world class perv shadowperv1958

  • In Vanguard’s remaining time before conviction he should devise one last series of tests for his most depraved, degraded slave women.
    Have the top three slaves — Clare, Allison and Lauren — compete in an Olympic style contest to see which woman is able to degrade and humiliate herself the most.
    Call it the Super Bowl of Masochism.

    • Hey Shadow. Didn’t they have a version of that at V week? When the Karate guy punched the women to see who could tolerate the most pain?

      And VanGrifter was there, on his throne, officiating?

      • Yes they did but the Vanguard has had lots of time to bring his degradations of the slaves to new levels of cruelties.

        And the slaves will be crueler to each other than Vanguard ever was to them.

        Sadism is always the flip side of Masochism.

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