Raniere has competition for elite prodigy status – as 15 year old graduates from RPI

Julian DuPont is no Keith Raniere and for that we must be thankful.

Vanguard, eat your heart out.

In Troy New York, one Julian DuPont, 15, graduates from RPI this month.

Since age 12, DuPont has been tutoring and mentoring fellow college students in organic chemistry.

He was a freshman at age 12.

The students he mentored were six – eight years older.

In 2014, at age 12, he attended Bard College. He transferred to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at age 13.

Now that he is graduating at age 15, DuPont wants to go to medical school and be a doctor, perhaps a surgeon.

Now, he may be no Vanguard – the exalted name for prisoner 57005-177 also known as Crybaby Jane and on official records as Keith Alan Raniere.

While DuPont has been reading ever since he was 3 years old, Raniere was reading since he was one years’ old.

DuPont, at age 5, had a microscope.

Raniere, when he was 8, hid the flies from the microscope of a special needs child and called her stupid.

DuPont writes in his two-page autobiographical summary that “There was an immunology card game that I made out of my immune cell drawings that showed the functions of white blood cells fighting off pathogens.”

Raniere in his autobiography was already a concert-level pianist, judo champion and master of mathematics by the time this dullard DuPoint got out of diapers.

DuPont, at age 15, is researching jellyfish that glow a neon green due to Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP).

Raniere, at age 30 plus, researched sex with 12 year old girls.

Young DuPont has been described as having a “quick, nimble intellect.”

Raniere did a study that showed he was one of the top three problem solvers in the world.

DuPont’s future looks bright and promising as does Crybaby Jane’s – who is undoubtedly going to do a lot of researching in the coming years on the effects of prison life for the world’s smartest man.

Rhiannon was part of Keith’s harem when she 12 years old and he was in his 30s. She ran away from the harem and was put in juvenile home. Keith Raniere escaped charges.

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  • In reply to Pea Onyu’s comment.
    Pea dares to tell Rhiannon, a victim of rape, that she is lucky and then tells others to lay off Rhiannon when Pea is the only person who does not sympathise with her.

    I have a long time friend who was raped when she was only a couple of years older than Rhiannon. She lost her virginity by force after being followed into a remote, dark and dingy public restroom and, despite her calling out, two girls who she had thought were her friends ignored her cries for help.

    Angie didn’t report it for a while, feeling ashamed and afraid. When she finally went to the police, in an era where the police were not renowned for their sensitivity, she was interrogated for hours while her mother, sitting beside her was only worrying about her own absence from work and looking more embarrassed than concerned. Angie, feeling tremendous pressure and feeling disbelieved by everyone present finally said that she had made a mistake just so they would stop. A couple of years later one of those officers bumped into her and admitted that he had believed her.

    Over the many years since then, Angie has suffered from complex mental health issues and had some problematic relationships. She moved away for a while but then returned and began a more normal relationship. One day, while out in a bar, she saw her rapist smirking at her. Despite the torrent of emotions in her head, she decided not to leave the bar. She would not give him that satisfaction.

    Angie thinks that one day she will have a visit from the police because her attacker will have claimed another victim. She worries that the police will ask her to relive that day to help another victim and, although she would want to help, she believes it would destroy her.

    She has deep sympathy for Rhiannon.

    Angie believes that Pea, if sincere about what she wrote, is a danger to society.

  • Well, I’ll wager that Julian will go on to do something valuable with his life, making excellent contributions to humankind, as opposed to honing and perfecting scam and manipulation skills. Bravo, Julian!

    For all his alleged intelligence and ad nauseam preaching about ethics, KAR accomplished exactly nothing for human kind. He was good at getting people to do his bidding and part with their money and self esteem. Bravo, Keith!

  • Rhiannon was a lucky girl. Yes her life changed. For the better. She’s blessed and I bet she thanks Keith every day. Lay off her. I wish Keith had mentored me at age 12 instead of my early 20s

    • Whoever wrote this, it is DISGUSTING. How dare you re-characterize rape – statutory or otherwise – as “mentoring”? Did you bother to read the police report? If you’re real; you’re an idiot. If you’re a fake, you’re beyond cruel and sadistic.

      If this is supposed to be satire, I suggest you knock it off. It’s gone way too far.

  • This reminder of Rhianon’s story brings tears to my eyes. It’s said rape victims are often molested twice. First the rape itself, secondly when it’s reported but not believed and met with ridicule.

    In Rhianon’s case, she’s vey sadly been molested thrice, not twice. She was raped first by Raniere — molested over 60 times at the age of 12 in broom closets, warehouse rooms, etc. — then by the local authorities she first reported the crime to (within the time statutes) who failed to prosecute, then again in 2012 when she came forward in the Albany Times Union report which was quashed and misconstrued.

    Merry Christmas, Rhianon. I think of you often, hope you’re doing well as can be expected and much admire that you’ve had the strength to endure and speak out for others, despite so many repeated assaults from not only your molester but those covering it up for their own hateful, self-serving reasons. I think justice will prevail this time, but don’t quote me.

    • Heidi, this is sad story about Rhianon. At such an early age, she’s scarred for life. In my opinion, there isn’t a form of reparation or relief that could possibly come close to righting this wrong. My only hope is that Keith is made to suffer each and every minute for the rest of his life in prison. Perhaps call it vengeance, but Keith deserves every bit of discomfort he is currently experiencing. The broken eye glasses, shit-bombs, head-butting etc, is minuscule in comparison to the harm he has caused others. While I understand MDC is merely a holding facility for inmates for the duration of their trial, when Keith is sentenced, I wish they would keep his ass at MDC versus sending him to a different prison to live out his sentence. He deserves this, and much more.

  • “Raniere did a study that showed he was one of the top three problem solvers in the world.”

    What kind of study? I’d be curious to know more about how he came to this conclusion and passed it off as fact.

    On a lighter note, Happy Holidays everyone!


    • Happy Holidays, Tom. What Keith did was he and Karen U. found an open book IQ test he had just about every smart kid he knew research and provide answers to. The IQ test wasn’t time barred either. The research went on for weeks, maybe months and when the results came back, there were a couple of wrong answers despite all that effort. So, Raniere called the test administrators in a fit and after much ado, recalculating and schmoozing of the librarian whom Keith renamed the test in honor of, it was determined that despite the wrong answers relatively to the population of people who’d taken this test and OTHER IQ TESTS of its alleged “caliber” (though maybe not open book) Raniere was genius of genius in the rather unique category of “problem solver.”

      In others words, it was bull shit as usual.

        • The Mega IQ test is a take home IQ test without a time limit. There is nothing preventing someone from using books – there is a “honor” prohibition of having other people help with the test. Keith explained to those who doubted him that he did it all by himself that “I couldn’t cheat because who is smart enough to help me?”

      • Happy Holiday’s Heidi. Thanks!

        In my book, Keith is nothing more than one of the best liars in the world. And yet, he’s a poor liar because he told far too many to keep track of. He’s nothing more than a big baby — a spoiled brat. When this is over, and one day it will, let’s just hope the record is set straight and Keith’s biography is rewritten to include his abhorrent accomplishments at the expense of others. It should be made so that he owns each and every one of them. He also deserves every bit of public shaming, ridicule and disgust.

        Speaking of disgusting, lets hope he is served a double portion of faux meat for his Christmas dinner. For me, I’m going to take a hot shower and make myself some Eggs Benedict and enjoy my holiday. I hope you enjoy yours, my friend. Tom

        • The majority of people that knew of Keith, the public, had already thought of him as a fraud and a liar. I can imagine people coming across his entry in the Guinness Book, doing some Google searches and thinking to themselves “Bullshit”! Lol

          It’s been misconstrued that the people that ask “how could people fall for this”? are passing judgement or otherwise mocking his victims. I can’t speak for everyone but I think most of us realize that those involved got taken because of their trust that comes with being personally involved with such people. Just as people easily get fooled by friends or family no matter how smart they are. Intellectually or street smart.

          The question, the incredulity is a spontaneous reaction. The circumstances and acts are so outrageous it seems impossible. Like Amway most people don’t think twice when approached but if someone you’ve known and respected for years takes their time grooming you, it’s possible to form the attitude “maybe there is something to it”.

          It’why I keep mentioning gray areas and nuance. Some people are more open and trusting. Willing to follow or be mentored. Others are not. An example would be Mack’s boyfriend. From the beginning he thought it was pretty bizarre and was only involved (with her paying) to try and make her happy. He was involved but didn’t fall for the hype imo.

          Keith and NXIVM were dangerous but really only to those that were preconceived to such ideas and actions

          • Good points. The slow boil and the fact that MLM scams don’t need everybody to buy into the scam is all that is needed for them to continue. Many people think it’s a black and white, everybody or nobody kind of scenario. It isn’t.

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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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