Will half brother Matthew Bronfman visit Clare in NYC?

Clare Bronfman
A Mexican reader wrote to advise me about an interesting story about NXIVM and the Bronfmans.
Hi Frank,
I have been following your website since this news of that Keith guy’s arrest. I lived many years in Mexico and know some people that went to several of Emiliano Salinas´ “talks,” but immediately left halfway through the brainwash seminar.
Anyway, have you seen this?  Thanks and keep up the great reporting!
The article above linked was evidently called into question by Snopes – to which the authors of the article call Snopes into question – doubting their role as arbiters of all truth and falsity.
Perhaps what is most interesting in the article is that, according to an image in it [see below], Clare’s [half] brother, Matthew Bronfman, lives in New York.
It is not known if the two siblings are in regular contact.  Clare has certainly helped bring disgrace to the family.
Today, Clare is confined to home arrest – at her luxury apartment in Manhattan – and wears an ankle monitor in order for her whereabouts to be monitored at all times.
She is permitted to leave her home daily for exercise, shopping, gym memberships, church etc. – for approximately 90 minutes per day. She is not permitted to communicate with most NXIVM members – but can communicate with her sister, Sara Bronfman-Igtet, and a few others.
There is no prohibition for her brother – Mathew  – who is not known to be a NXIVM member – from visiting her.  He has seven children and can bring them along too to visit Aunt Clare.
With more money than she could spend in a lifetime and no need to punish anyone, she took the path that Raniere sent her on. Her life is ruined, her reputation destroyed. Viva Executive Success!

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  • Matthew and Clare may have more in common than they thought, but he wouldn’t want to be associated with her I’m sure.
    I hope this story gets investigated, although with local law enforcement and politics controlling the situation, it’s about as likely as NXIVM getting investigated years ago.

    • Agreed. The only Bronfman that will even have contact with Clare and Sara isn’t even a Bronfman since she changed her name and moved to India.

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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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