Page Six names India’s boyfriend who helped her leave NXIVM

One of America’s top columnists, Richard Johnson, has published anintriguing new article on India Oxenberg, reporting that India Oxenberg left NXIVM because she “fell in love”.

Richard Johnson is more than a reporter at the New York Post — he is a celebrity journalist  – and one of America’s favorites in that broad and imprecise field called gossip journalism.

That India left NXIVM for love is not news to Frank Report readers.

On August 7, 2018, Frank Report broke the news that “India Oxenberg left NXIVM” and offered that one of the reasons I believed she left was that her new boyfriend wanted her to quit the cult that brands and blackmails women – including her.

The reasons I gave for India leaving were:

  1. Her mother’s [tough] love was certainly a key to everything.
  2. Her grandmother, Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia – who diplomatically kept the family relationship alive – despite an abhorrence to the NXIVM cult and her granddaughter’s role in it.
  3. The cult imploding – and so there was virtually no cult to be a member of.
  4. Finding a boyfriend – Patrick – whose fine character inclined him to persuade India to veer away from being in a sex cult – if she wanted to be his girlfriend – and not take the fall for Keith Raniere and others of the benighted leadership of NXIVM – something they would be pleased to have her do for them.
  5. Contact with people other than NXIVM members.
  6. The chance at being indicted and hauled off to prison for people who did not really care about her.

“Of all the influences,” I wrote then, “perhaps it was love – her boyfriend – who had the most impact.”

In writing his recent Page Six story, Johnson spoke with at least one source at Plantmade, the East Village vegan restaurant where India worked.

Johnson wrote that, “India has reportedly fallen for Patrick D’Ignazio, the handsome young chef at Double Zero, Matthew Kenney’s restaurant on Second Avenue.

“Frank Parlato, the former Nxivm publicist who worked for years to expose the cult, reported [back in August]: Patrick said he would not tolerate his girlfriend taking orders from Raniere and being in a sex cult.”

Johnson reported that Patrick and India took a vacation in Italy and are on their way to go live at Catherine’s home in Malibu.


About the author

Frank Parlato

Frank Parlato is the founder of the FrankReport, publisher and editor-in-chief of Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, Front Page and the South Buffalo News.


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