Pictures from Monday – Clare looking thinner than ever – said to be about 85 lbs

Thanks to the Daily Mail, and Radar Online, we have pictures of all but two of the Nxivm defendants taken outside court, on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The Daily Mail’s headline is humorous – calling Clare Bronfman – “El Cheapo: Billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman cuts off Nxivm members after Smallville star Allison Mack and ‘sex-cult leader’ Keith Raniere blow through MILLIONS from her legal fund.

As a matter of strict fact, it is not quite true that Clare is a billionaire. She blew through much of her inheritance on Nxivm and Keith Raniere-inspired investments. According to her bail motion, she has a net worth of about $200 million.

As her net worth gets increasingly thinner, it seems, Clare is also getting physically thinner, more than she ever has been – if that is possible.

Our guess is she weighs about 85 pounds, proving that the DOS diet really does work.

Nancy Salzman, on the other hand, was looking well, almost like she got back from vacation, rather than recovering from radical breast cancer surgery.

Nancy Salzman with a friend – does anybody know who her friend is?
Nancy Salzman was photographed by Radar Online. as she left the courthouse with a friend.

As for Allison Mack – let no one say she is not an astounding actress. When she was outside the courtroom, you never saw a woman so jolly and beaming – fairly flirting, making eye-contact with numerous men dressed in suits who happened to pass by and joking and laughing with her attorneys.

Inside the courtroom – before the judge appeared – she was chatting jovially and fondly with Lauren Salzman. When the judge appeared, however, Allison’s demeanor suddenly changed  She looked pensive and somber, often looking down. And gazing at the judge with a demure and innocent look, as if to say “Judge, Your Honor, Sir, Kind Sir, if you know anything about faces, look at mine. How singularly innocent I look this morning. Have you ever seen such candid eyes?”

Yes, here was a woman impressed with the gravity of the situation and assured of her innocence.

“Have you ever seen such candid eyes?” – Allison Mack outside the courthouse on Monday, January 28, 2019. When court was in session, Lauren was making notes on a pad.

Lauren Salzman outside court. At age 42, and with Keith Raniere in custody – her chances of having an avatar baby with Keith are growing smaller every day.

As for poor Kathy Russel, she is as thin as ever – [no photo available]. She is obviously sticking to the Raniere-diet – just as she is sticking to Raniere, something almost certain to cause her to lose her freedom.

Her diet, on the other hand, seems to be causing her to lose her hair. She is growing rapidly bald, possibly from lack of nutrients which might impact a 60-year-old woman on an 800/day calorie, protein-poor diet for years.

We have no picture of Keith Raniere, who is known to readers and his followers as The Vanguard – and known to authorities at the Metropolitan Detention Center as Prisoner Number 57-17705, and fellow prisoners as Crybaby Jane.

Photographs are not permitted in federal court.

Keith has begun to dye his hair and grow it long too. He has not had any sunlight for at least nine months because at the MDC, prisoners are not offered that simple and essential human need.

This artist’s rendition is the best we can offer at the moment.

Not a real photograph but photoshop — Keith Raniere with his ballpoint ink dyed hair.

Our next posts will provide news about Sara Bronfman-Igtet, and a new, startling addition to the prosecution team.

Stay tuned.


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  • I appreciate the effort with the photoshopped Raniere pic but it really doesn’t capture his post incarcerated appearance. The frizzy hair is key. It’s frizzy and wirey and does not reflect light. Not a good look for the smartest man in the world.

  • Pea, if you think Keith is one of the most handsome men in the world, is Clare runway model material soon to be featured mostly naked in Maxim? What makes Keith handsome? Because for most unattractive people, it’s their great personality that makes them attractive. The only thing uglier than Keith on the outside is his dark filthy demented soul on the inside. What is it about him that makes him handsome? His crossed eyes? Is it that he’s short and fat? Is it all of his entangling body hair? His foul odor? His square stubby little rat feet? He literally has none of the marks of a handsome man. Just what is it that you see in him? Does he have you hypnotized like Jack Black in Shallow Hal? Do you honestly see a handsome person when you look at him?

  • Frank. If the Daily Mail get in touch, you may want to inform them that Nancy is known as Prefect. They have twice written that Kathy Russell is known as Prefect. Perhaps Kathy would be flattered about her new elevated status.

  • Hey Frank,

    I was wondering if you can write an article tracking Clare’s original net worth over time, then showing your readers how she squandered much of her fortune each year in bad property investments, bad commodity investments and endless litigation fees which left her with little to show for it.

    At the time of her inheritance she was reportedly worth around $600 Million, but if her current net worth is only $200 Million, then she has squandered nearly half a billion dollars but has almost nothing to show for it. Are those figures correct? If not, please let us know what those figures really are.

    If correct, this would make her a prime candidate to be a “case study” at Harvard and Wharton Business Schools as a world class money loser. Who has lost more money than Clare?

    Clare posted a comment last year about how NXIVM has made her more successful ‘financially’ then she’s ever been.

    However, if her reduction in net worth is correct then she must have a different definition of “successful” than every other person on planet Earth.

    It would be cool to see a year-by-year ‘estimation’ of how she’s squandered her inheritance fortune.

  • This is an insult to Keith and done deliberately. Keith is one of the most handsome men in the world and you deliberately made him look ugly. I know you hate him and feel inferior to him in every way. But the ohotoshoped Picture is libelous. I wish that Clare was free to sue uou. She will be soon and then she will sir you for all you have done to destroy us.

    • Your delusions and abuse of women is your own destruction.
      Frankly, Pea, with your, and the groups, lack of morality, empathy, kindness, etc, all things good and decent, we women should sue the pants off of you and the rest of the NXIVM elite.
      Think what your legacy is now. Forever besmirched, associated with a cult akin to Scientology cause Keith stole from them, a group that humiliates women, starves them into early menopause, literally sears them with a surgical tool, oh, the spread of genital herpes thanks to ya all screwing each other, with Keith’s approval of course,. Shall I go on? List more of your henious crimes against womanhood? And you an XX.
      If you think Casey Anthony is hated just wait.
      We do not forget. We do not forgive.
      I sure as hell don’t.
      You, and your pals, sans Bronfman money cause those two sisters will cut and run and leave the rest of yoy hanging, will pay a very heavy price for as long as you breathe air..
      How dare you betray your own sex.

  • In regard to Kathy Russell’s hair loss it could be as result of a bad diet but also can be due to stress. I do feel sorry for her after reading the article outlining how she was treated while weeding the garden as punishment as well as what went on after her Grand Jury appearance. She seems like a person who was searching for a sense of belonging and friendship and, unfortunately, landed in a place where it outwardly appeared she had found it but she was just a lamb surrounded by wolves ready to sacrifice her anytime.

    • Yes, Leon, what they brashly CONTINUE to do to Kathy Russell and God knows how many others — we know of at least one other witness who sagely turned down the Trojan gift horse, turned Fed and, unlike Kathy who plead the 5th on the alleged advice of her Bronfman-paid counsel; avoided indictment — is HORRIFIC. Made more so by the fact that in REALITY Kathy’s muteness has little if ANY impact on the People’s diamond-solid case against her far more guilty “masters.”

      Appears the “genius” behind this corrupt scheme miscalculated on a few counts — one being that while you apparently can utterly destroy the lives of those beneath you like Kathy’s and Allison Mack’s, and send them to prison or otherwise make them disappear, etc. — you can’t “downline” your OWN guilt or “upline” your innocence in the US Justice System. Not in Judge Nicolas Gaurufis’ court.

      Kathy’s, Allison’s, etc. sacrifices are in VAIN insofar as mitigating the guilt of any others as, IMO, every avoricious attorney on the defense KNOWS. Her predicament only underscores the brutality and inhumanity of this NX crime syndicate. And, maybe, of what some factions of our justice system, certainly in Albany, NY, has or might become.

      • That is very well-stated Heidi and I also believe that it’s Kathy Russell and perhaps Allison Mack who we should look at as the kind of women KAR sought out. The people who are naive and looking for something to fulfill them. The kind who become blindly loyal and will sacrifice themselves to save him. I also don’t believe he will he saved.

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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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