A reader asked:
Please, please, please answer this question honestly, Frank. so I can go to sleep laughing at Sultan’s utter stupidity and mental illness – please, please, please.
If Sultan stalked Grace Park for 10 years and all of his aliases littered your inbox with stories about Grace Park, rather than Kristen Krook, would you be publishing hundreds of articles about Grace Park instead of Kristen Krook on the Frank Report?
Grace is more famous. Battlestar Galactica is more respected of a show than Smellville. Hawaii 5-0 had millions more viewers and is still running, and Grace’s new show is one of ABC’s big new shows, A Million Little Things – that was recently renewed.
Back in August, you said Grace Park was still an important member of NXIVM.
Fess up, please, please, please: Is it Sultan and his 100 obnoxious aliases fueling you or are you using Sultan’s mental illness as an excuse to feed your own personal obsession?
A reasonable question. The answer is:
Sultan helps keep Kristin on the pages of the Frank Report. His defense of her provokes many comments.
Sultan’s argument is that Kreuk is innocent of any wrongdoing and has no duty to explain her true role in Nxivm. She need not apologize; she need not condemn Raniere.
Thanks to Sultan, Kruek’s name comes up far more frequently than it would otherwise. Here is how the cycle works:
Someone makes a comment about Kreuk.
It might end there, but Sultan always makes a long, vociferous rebuttal. He is 100 percent dependable. If anyone makes a peep about Kreuk, Sultan is there to condemn them and defend Kreuk. Often, he adds insults to the person making the original comment.
That naturally provokes the original commenter to reply – often at length – which often makes for a good [and well-read] post.
Then Sultan replies – usually becoming more insulting.
Then the original commenter – and oftentimes others – make more comments and these, in turn, make for good [and well read] posts. So it goes on and on.
As to your question about Grace Park: If Grace Park had her own Sultan, she would certainly get more attention on Frank Report. But, in fairness, Kreuk was a far bigger player in Nxivm than Park.
While Park was a member and perhaps still is – and a low-level coach – Yellow – no stripes – Kreuk was at least a Yellow with Two Stripes – and was willingly used as a major recruiting tool for Nxivm. She started Girls By Design with guidance from Nancy Salzman. She appeared on stage to promote Raniere and became an active coach.
She recruited Allison Mack, her friend – who will soon go to prison – and Kreuk made a misleading statement about her involvement in Nxivm.
In addition, she virtue signals constantly and plays a TV role as a fearless defender of truth – while not being forthcoming with the truth of her own role in Nxivm- which was larger than Park’s.
One day, I may relate a fascinating and funny story of how Grace Park tried to imitate another woman to dodge a reporter who wanted to know about her Nxivm role. And another funny story of how Sultan came to Albany NY and who he met there.
He made quite an impression on at least one female [not Kreuk.]
To go back to your original question: It is almost solely due to Sultan that Kreuk so often appears in these pages.
If you look at most of the Kreuk posts, few were written by me – most of them were written by people who knew her when she was in Nxivm, people having a hard time swallowing the “I knew nothing” story she is giving out, or people trying to get Sultan’s goat.
When Sultan waxes poetic about the lovely lass of his fantasy dreams, others come out to burst his bubble. What could be more fun than that?
Keith Raniere appears with Grace Park in a series of videos formerly available online. In the summer of 2017, after Frank Report broke the branding story, and before the NY Times came out with their story about branding, Grace asked Raniere to take down the conversation videos. He did.