Heidi: Raniere needed to be ‘sexual’ healing guru

The handsome Vanguard on a rare walk alone in Clifton Park. He fairly bounced with joy that he won from others.
Heidi Hutchinson

By Heidi Hutchinson

I’ve thought quite a bit about why KAR is so angry and determined to destroy me, as I believe he destroyed my sister and many others — his former lovers who left, former business associates, and “friends”.  The beast even sued his own father!

Best answer I can offer is this:

KAR is foremost about protecting, reinforcing, propagating his delusion of superiority, power, control, and omnipotence.

For Keith, the sex gratified far more than a voracious appetite; it fed his delusions that he is the most masterful, sex-healer guru; superior to any mere mortal man in that regard too.

His sex-healer guru persona was on top of his superior IQ, world renown problem-solving, athletic, musical, etc. superiority.

My sister, Gina, talked about being “energized” by Keith’s mere touch in a sort of twilight, hypnotic state I believe they did often have her in.

Gina got older and wiser, became educated (she eventually went to college after quitting high school for Keith to become her mentor), and traveled beyond Albany.

KAR was threatened by her doing these things, worried she’d lose her faith in his teachings and ways, and have her delusions KAR instilled in her about him shattered; which in turn — in KAR’s warped view — threatened his own delusions about himself.

I think the branding of women was KAR’s solution for not only “owning” all the girls he conquered but maintaining his own power delusions with them as the harem grew larger, the girls got older and, some, grew out of KAR’s mind control and threatened to expose and shatter his deception and own self-deception.

The thing I’ve always feared most about exposing KAR  — the thing I think HE could least tolerate and retaliates most against is the revelation that he is not the genius, superior being he has spent a lifetime convincing himself and others he is.

Keith’s bounce

Keith – as those who know him have observed – bounces when he walks.

That “bounce” might be a physical disability, not just an effete affectation. [His stubby feet, after all, are almost perfectly square.]

Keith made a determined effort to be “non-threatening” to girls. He recognized this as an attribute in ensnaring his prey.  He and Kristin Keeffe would set Gina up with gay Nxivm (then called ESP in 2000) members to escort her to clubs where she could “dirty dance” with them “without feeling threatened” – to overcome the damage Keith did to her by raping her in her younger years.

I also recall Keith talking about some leg operations he had to have and how his mother took care of him, but his dad wouldn’t help, etc..

Of course, Keith also bullshit a lot to elicit sympathy — another trick that worked, especially on our saintly mother who was practically supporting Gina, Keith, and the whole lot of them for a time. She had an unfortunate, sympathetic disposition toward mentally-ill, “genius” strays like Keith, who’d lost his mom so young in life  — poor thing; in addition to him being crippled and having a schizophrenic vision and/or calling from God, as Keith proclaimed he had, at the age of 13.



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    • Thank you, ION. I’d love to hear more on your story in your poetic verse — if you’re more comfortable with that.

      I really learn a lot from the then and now comparison that naturally goes on in my mind. I was slightly shocked, for example, that per the GBD recruitment website Kristin Kruek reads and recites E.E. Cummings and Jack Kerouac (Beat Poets) — which were my sister, Gina’s, exact favorites as well. Allison Mack, meanwhile, adores Shakespeare as did I those days when KAR ET AL first began formulating their pedo slave trap.

      But, again, I’d appreciate hearing from victims who aren’t famous but may have similarities with Gina and my early experiences that apparently became part of the playbook!

  • “KAR is foremost about protecting, reinforcing, propagating his delusion of superiority, power, control and omnipotence.”

    Yup This sums it up nicely. He’s a pretty fucked up guy and most likely as insecure and frail as he makes others to feel. Just happy his ass is at MDC. The longer, the better.

      • “the thing I think HE could least tolerate and retaliates most against is the revelation that he is not the genius, superior being he has spent a lifetime convincing himself and others he is.”
        That fits Trump to a T.

        • Yep, except there is one person Trump concedes is smarter than all the US Intelligence forces combined. One whom even the Donald believes in:

          Vladimir Putin.

      • If only I were eligible to vote for Trump. Americans are lucky to finally have a President who cares about them more than lining their own pockets. Maybe California can separate and rejoin Mexico.

  • How do you know Keith is so determined to destroy you? If he is responsible for harassing you, wouldn’t that be because you had spoken out publicly about him and his relationship with your sister? He has harassed everyone who has spoken out against him – sociopaths are very vengeful and vindictive.

    • Flowers you have been commenting on this blog since October 2017 (as you’ve told everyone ad nauseum) and, since that time have said a group is ‘out to get you’ and you have the nerve to say that to Heidi? You are asking Heidi how she knows Keith is determined to destroy her? That is beyond the pale. Keith is out to destroy anyone who has defied him and Heidi has most definitely done that Give your head a shake, Flowers.

      • WTF, you don’t seem to understand my comment, but I think Heidi knew what I meant.
        I meant if it really is Keith who is harassing her (and it might not be) Keith doesnt need much of a reason to harass her…he’s very vindictive and harasses anyone who speaks out about him, as we all know.

        And consider this – if someone else did want to harass her, they would know that Keith would be the one she suspects, so the harasser could get away with it.

    • True, Flowers. Can’t ever know what’s in, especially his, twisted mind. I had a few turns on the receiving end of NX harassment. The first was while Gina was still alive in 1999, online and during a brief separation from my husband when I went back to Albany but decided not to join ESP. Again, while working on and immediately after the TU expose’ story release in 2010 – 2011. They were back on my trail looking for Kristin Keefe by 2014 and trying to rope me as a co-conspirator into the computer trespass case. They put some major gaslighting/harassment heat on me in 2017 while they were in Mexico.

      I was speaking to the possible common denominator for all the Animus Keith seems to have against me from the first 1999 incidents where the perps were likely KAR and Nancy Salzman — Kristin Keefe and Gina were involved.

    • Flowers seriously?

      I just spent a good portion of my time responding to you on another thread regarding possible NXIVM prosecution in Canada. Now I read this criticism by you of Heidi.

      Heidi on some level personally knew Keith Raniere for years. Raniere even was cared for by Heidi’s mom and dated her sister.

      Heidi and Frank know Raniere. They both have had the same experience ending in
      absolute shit.

      Flowers do you know Keith Raniere?

      Raniere has attempted to have people framed multiple times and even allegedly tried to have Toni Natalie framed in Mexico.

      Flowers you have spent more time reading articles on the Frankreport than me.

      I thought Flowers on some level you were someone that could encage in intelligent dialogue.

      • To Flowers:
        Flowers are you a troll?
        I do not mean that in a mean way. I am genuinely asking.
        Because on the other thread I took the time do give you a lengthy response and paid you a compliment.
        I hope I am not wasting my time by responding to you.

        • Nice guy
          Try reading my comments carefully.

          And considering your sudden obsessive interest in this forum and your prolific comments, I wonder if you could be the “troll”?

          Can you explain why you think my comment makes me a troll? Am I a troll because I don’t agree 100% with someone else’s opinion? Lol.

        • niceguy I don’t know if Flowers is a troll or just a delusional narcissist. Her interest in NXIVM began, according to her own comments, when she believed members of the group had been targeting her for harassment. She’s since backed away from that theory but continues commenting here accusing other people leaving comments as being her harassers as well as always retelling her tale as often as possible. Of late, she seems to have lost interest in many of the articles posted unless they are written by Bangkok or Heidi. In the past she has posted under a variety of different names and she has chosen to use very disrespectful language toward anyone who challenges her opinion on any subject. She also likes to veer off topic and turn the conversation to the political but that behavior has been curbed since Frank started vetting comments. It is my opinion she is less polite than Scott and Bangkok combined. She continues to challenge Heidi at every turn which is very suspicious.

          • Troll guy
            I have never “backed down” from my theory. And my theory was never that members of NXIVM were targeting me. The theory was that the people who targeted me may have been connected to NXIVM.
            This was just a guess, but a guess based on real facts (a connection through a lawfirm, and a connection with unethical doctors from New York.) Also, I had been told by other people that the harassers were followers of some type of cult, so that’s why I decided to look into NXIVM.

            I had stopped posting here, and then I noticed the Ben Szemkus story, and since I know my harassers were fond of those kinds of crazy stories, I started posting again.

            You sure seem to pay a lot of attention to which threads I comment on….are my comments that interesting? And how am I less polite than Bangkok? Lol!
            BTW, is Bangkok under a gag order or something? Or maybe a rat got his tongue?

          • Good to know, thanks.

            Flowers questioning my line of reasoning or my logic I am fine with; or questioning actual information and facts I present via my comments. Flowers questioning things I comment just to bust my chops not so much.

            I will comment that there is a large number of pseudo meditation/spiritual cultish groups in the United States. So, Flowers story may be true.

          • Nice guy
            I would call them a political cult – I’m sure you’ve heard the term “Cult 45” before.
            If you look into how Roger Stone operates ( also watch the Netflix documentary on him), you will see he uses smear tactics, dirt tricks, lies and propaganda to try to destroy opponents…so the people helping Stone (such as Jacob Wohl) are like brainwashed cult members. Obviously these people are aware that lying and fabricating stories is immoral, but they do it anyways because they are brainwashed. Wohl’s father even encouraged his own son to participate in illegal activities….

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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