NXIVM still holding classes – in secret

Evan Zimmerman
Despite the arrests of NXIVM leaders –  Keith Raniere in March; Allison Mack in April, and Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman, and Lauren Salzman in July* – NXIVM continues to hold classes – in secret.
This contradicts what their website says.
After Raniere’s arrest, but prior to the Bronfman et al. arrests, the following was posted on NXIVM.com:


“It is with deep sadness that we inform you we are suspending all NXIVM/ESP enrollment, curriculum and events until further notice.   

“We will be in touch with more information for anyone currently enrolled in upcoming events/programs. 

“While we are disappointed by the interruption of our operations, we believe it is warranted by the extraordinary circumstances facing the company at this time.  We continue to believe in the value and importance of our work and look forward to resuming our efforts when these allegations are resolved.”

An email leaked to Frank Report shows that, like so many other things NXIVM says – this suspension of classes announcement is a lie.
Classes and recruitment apparently continue.
Vera de Costa Autrey, a NXIVM leader, along with Allison Mack’s assistant, Evan Zimmerman, are teaching a NXIVM class called, “Espian Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable”.
Zimmerman was at one time partnered up with Dr. Danielle Roberts, the notorious mad branding doctor – in some of their exo/eso course work.
Vera wrote on August 5, to NXIVM members:
“Evan & I are excited to invite you to upcoming Espian Entrepreneurs’ Roundtable events!  At the time being we will continue having the format of only being an Espian roundtable to share with each other. We won’t record or make this public.
“We do hope you can join us as your participation is what makes it to be really good. We have some really great topics to get together, discuss and help.”
Vera da Costa Autrey  – who placed her children in Rainbow Cultural Garden and left her life in Mexico – leaving behind her parents [who were once quite wealthy and had one of the largest art collections in Brazil] came to Albany to follow the Vanguard and dedicate her life [and her children] to him.
According to the NXIVM website:
“NXIVM is a community guided by humanitarian principles that seek to empower people and answer important questions about what it means to be human. The NXIVM philosophy is expressed through a series of companies and initiatives, all of which were designed to broaden the way we currently think about problems, and to help create solutions for a kinder, more sustainable, ethical world. With unique tools that facilitate success, both internally and externally, NXIVM helps people realize the potential that exists within them.”
Low-level bookkeeper and designated fall girl, Kathy Russell was also arrested at the same time as NXIVM leaders Clare Bronfman, Nancy Salzman, and Lauren Salzman. Kathy was designated to sign documents so that higher ranking members’ like Karen Unterreiner’s name would not appear on any of the inculpatory documents. 

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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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