Ben Szemkus names Catherine and India Oxenberg, Roger Stone, Frank Parlato, Elliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupree at Nxivm party along with Stormy Daniels, Anthony Wiener, Allison Mack, Raniere, Bronfmans and others
Ben Szemkus, the man who said he attended a Nxivm “mixer” in Hamden, Connecticut, in February 2007, with celebrities, Nxivm leaders and politicians, has named eight new people he says were in attendance — people he failed or declined to name before.
“Allison Mack, Keith Raniere, Stormy Daniels, Eric Schneiderman, Nancy Salzman, Sara Bronfman, Claire Bronfman, Catherine Oxenberg, India Oxenberg, Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, Michael Avenatti, James Alefantis, David Brock, Frank Parlato and Roger Stone.
In another tweet, Ben added, “Dr. Brandon Porter was there with a clipboard…. As I was leaving Elliott Spitzer and Ashley Dupres were walking in like movie stars (those were the only pictures I saw that were taken at that event).”
Last year, when Ben Szemkus first revealed to the world that he went to a Nxivm party in Connecticut – in February 2007 – he named an astonishing group of people in attendance.
Porn star Stormy Daniels [with bodyguard] who later claimed Donald Trump had an affair with her, then paid her to be silent.
Anthony Weiner, then a US Congressman, now in federal prison for pedophilia.
Huma Abedin, Weiner’s girlfriend, later wife, and Hillary Clinton aide.
Former, disgraced NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman [then a NY State Senator].
James Alefantis of so-called “Pizzagate”, an unproven but widely reported internet conspiracy scandal that alleges Hillary Clinton and John Podesta ran a child-trafficking ring out of Alefantis’s DC restaurant, Comet Ping Pong.
A dozen or more college women.
Ben Szemkus, along with a female friend.
After Ben first revealed the existence of the Nxivm party, some people questioned Ben’s honesty, claiming it was a ridiculous and impossible story. Ben took a lie detector test and passed it.
Ben also reportedly went missing for a time after telling the Nxivm party story and some suspected foul play from Hillary Clinton.
David Brock, a well known political consultant who founded the media watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Michael Avenatti, a lawyer who would years later represent Stormy Daniels.
Roger Stone, a Republican political consultant, and longtime Trump adviser, who was to later to have a hand in the take down of Gov. Spitzer.
Myself, Frank Parlato.
As for my attendance at the party, I don’t recall being there. But wouldn’t I say that any way, even if I was there?
As I recall, I first heard of Nxivm in August 2007, six months after the party. I started work for them in September 2007 as a publicist and consultant. I first met Keith, as I recall in September 2007.
When I interviewed Ben for a Frank Report story, last year, he named the people he saw in attendance at the Nxivm mixer. He did not mention to me that I was at the party.
My recollection was that I was in Big Pine Key Florida in February 2007 and not in Connecticut at all in 2007.
I think I would have remembered the governor being there. And possibly Stormy Daniels – who Ben says went into a bedroom with Keith Raniere.
At the time of the party, Spitzer was governor of New York. He began serving the month before – in January 2007.
David Brock – a close ally and consigliere of the Clinton family and Democratic politicians. Ben says Brock was at the Nxivm party.
Michael Avenatti. He became Stormy Daniels lawyer years later. Ben said he was at the Nxivm party in 2007.
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 featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” He was credited in the Starz docuseries, 'Seduced,' for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.
Parlato has 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, which was ironic since many credit Parlato as being one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.