Heidi: on Frank Report & KAR

Heidi Hutchinson

By Heidi Hutchinson

WONDERFUL to see Frank toot his own horn once in awhile because no matter what his common human flaws, if Frank weren’t FRANK and KAR hadn’t tried to make him public enemy #1 of Buffalo, NY, and beyond, there’d be at least a couple hundred more monogrammed, sociopathically-trained slaves and “SOP Completes” around and maybe even an inexplicably well-funded terrorist uprising in Mexico or Libya or Fiji, next!

And, I’m certain, a few more dead bodies beyond that!

To give you some greater appreciation of what FR goes through to accomplish the feats herein he justly claims, while in Southern California I rarely ever glimpsed Frank when he wasn’t working, eating or sleeping while our house guest. And most of the eating or sleeping happened in front of his computer, in brief spurts.

To all of our benefit, Frank can best, most universally, be described as a true Taurus. The stubbornest and most grounded of the kind. He had a painful broken tooth — I first noticed him wincing in pain in a TV interview weeks prior and the tooth was far deteriorated and more obviously painful by this time — Frank refused to even acknowledge lest seeing a dentist cut into his investigative pursuits and reports. Even when the blessed news of Clare’s indictment came down, Frank wouldn’t spare himself a second away from the keyboard to celebrate apart from a couple of luncheons with NX players like Catherine Oxenberg that were still more work than play.

But what I find most poignant and compelling about Frank Parlato’s real sacrifices in bringing down NX is how many times I’ve seen him set aside his own interests to counsel other victims without recompense. I know Frank’s taken some of those into his own home, at risk to his own life and livelihood, protecting theirs.

If by some merciless fate, KAR et al, God forbid, escape justice and seek to reestablish their utterly destructive and criminal ways anywhere on the globe, it comforts me for one to know FR and Frank Parlato aren’t gonna let that happen!

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    • That’s a backhanded compliment coming from you — if you count yourself as “normal,” Johnson — but prolly the best you can muster.

      • Hutchinson, is that the best you can muster? Actually, it’s not a compliment at all, backhanded or otherwise. It’s stating the fact that very few people, men and women, are unwilling to stand up to criminals, whether it’s NXIVM, Amway, or other MLM scams. Frank and I are what should be normal, but it’s obvious that we’re not, if normal is defined as behavior of the vast majority of people.

        That’s why these scams last for decades, it’s the “popcorn eaters” watching the show go by instead of standing up to them. Take you, for example. I offered to you to be on my radio show to discuss what you knew about Amway as it relates to Raniere, in order to help the millions of new people being ripped off every single year, but you were more interested in playing games. At this point, I’ve seen enough that I’ve decided you would be an unreliable and not credible witness to what you experienced.

        Or when you agreed with other commenters that it’s too “dangerous” to speak out about the Mexican thugs, as if you really cared whether I was knocked off. That results in everyone else cowering and hiding. Just think what would have happened during the Revolutionary War had folks like you and the other commenters been in charge. We’d be drinking tea and eating crumpets every afternoon.

  • Great article!!! Frank deserves some praise. I had written an over the top tribute to Mr. Parlato glad he did not post it. Kieth Raniere created the instrument of his own destruction by trying to destroy Frank Parlato.

  • It is wonderful to see the friendship between yourself and Mr Parlato and it is clear you worry about him and admire him for all his work. I’m sure the admiration is a two-way street. You have both shown courage and the strength of your convictions in not backing away from KAR and his group no matter what they throw at you. Stay strong and ever vigilant.

    • My guess Kreuk is putting out to somebody to keep that show on the air. If you check all the ratings tables for CW for 2018, nobody even seems to remember it aired. Other than the premiere episode, they were scraping to try to get a bottom of the barrel .2 – .3 rating in the precious 18-49 demographic. Not that it takes many viewers to keep a show on a network where adult actors playing the roles of teenagers go for their careers to die.
      She’s obviously never going to make it to a show on a real network, especially not with the NXIVM anchor hanging around her neck that she tries to pretend doesn’t exist. When her current joke of a show expires, where will she go next?
      Twitter, like Alyssa Milano?

      • Kreuk liked a tweet by a CW Network PR team member about being in Vancouver with Rose Bhura who Kreuk recruited also. Perhaps this CW Network PR team member was recruited into NXIVM by Kreuk too.


        And the Daily Beast has confirmed that the CW Network is shielding Kreuk from NXIVM questions so that she can continue bullshitting. If a NXIVM member, recruited by Kreuk is using her platform to shield Kreuk from NXIVM questions, that is a breach of ethics.


        • –“If a NXIVM member, recruited by Kreuk is using her platform to shield Kreuk from NXIVM questions, that is a breach of ethics.–”

          LOL…Don’t expect more ethics from a TV network’s PR department than you’d expect from NXIVM.

      • I’d say Kruek has a solid future in BSDM or S & M porno flicks, even at her rather advanced age, but I wouldn’t want to yank Sultan’s chain.

      • A blurb about the upcoming season of KK’s TV show says there will be an embarrassing revelation about KK’s TV character that seems to parallel the real KK’s own life that she wants hidden.

        —To make matters worse, the case forces [her character} to confront parts of her personality she would rather keep hidden. “When people attack her privacy, it starts to get into emotional profiling and the darkest parts of your psychodynamics that you don’t want to look at and you don’t want anyone else to see,” Kreuk says.—

About the Author

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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Email: frankparlato@gmail.com