Like Raniere, Epstein Enforced ‘Super Skinny’ for His Girls; Maxwell Was Broke & Wexner Should Be Investigated

Lesley Goff - one of Jeffrey Epstein's girls. Did she recruit for him?

Frank Report reader and commenter AnonyMaker seems to be a voice of anti-cult reasoning and has made many notable comments on this site. Here are a few of his on the topic of Jeffrey Esptein and related topics.

By AnonyMaker

Speaking of “the right weight for Keith Raniere,” it turns out that Jeffrey Epstein had similar fixations and requirements – and also relied on enablers and co-perpetrators to help enforce them:

Lesley Goff helped Jeffrey Epstein with his plans and schemes.

According to the New York Times – Sarah Kellen, Lesley Groff, Adriana Ross and Nadia Marcinkova allegedly aided Epstein and then-girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell in recruiting victims and scheduling their abuse in a hierarchical scheme that put Epstein and Maxwell at the top and made “assistants” of the other four.

The assistants, some of whom were teenage victims of Epstein themselves, recruited underage friends, managed travel and lodging for the victims, and even policed their weight, according to a lawsuit filed by Sarah Ransome against Maxwell in 2017 and email correspondence.

“Ms. Ransome also alleged in her lawsuit that she was instructed by Mr. Epstein’s associates to go on a diet and to lose about 11 pounds to maintain her slim figure. In one email exchange reviewed by The Times, Ms. Ransome told Ms. Groff she was monitoring her weight for Mr. Epstein.

“’Please could you also let him know that I am now 57 kg and that everything is going well,’ Ms. Ransome emailed Ms. Groff in 2007.”

Marcinkova, who may have also been assaulted by Epstein as a teenager, is accused of participating in the sexual abuse by at least one victim, who was 16 at the time.

Jeffrey Epstein Allegedly Relied on a ‘Ring’ of Women to Recruit Victims to-1837715504

Jeffrey Epstein liked them young and skinny.

That refers to a New York Times story:

How a Ring of Women Allegedly Recruited Girls for Jeffrey Epstein
* After Mr. Epstein’s suicide, his inner circle of girlfriends, employees and other associates is now under scrutiny by prosecutors.
* A Times investigation uncovered allegations about how a cadre of women helped lure girls into his orbit and managed the logistics of those encounters.

Ghislaine Maxwell Hit Hard Times & Joined Epstein

Although Ghislaine Maxwell may have been raised wealthy, her father was known for shady dealings and turned out to have sustained his business empire by fraudulently borrowing from employee pension funds; plus, he was suspected of being not merely a spy but one who played governments off against one another as a double or even triple agent, in ways that often furthered his business interests.

Edgar Bronfman Sr. seems to have been dismayed at the turn his younger daughters did and made futile efforts to do something about it, while Ghislaine Maxwell seems like a chip off the old block – though a couple of her siblings have distinguished themselves in legitimate endeavors.

According to the Daily Mail, “She said she’d hit hard times. She had no money to her name. She was disgraced. Jeffrey offered her a job and then, I guess, because of her ability to procure girls for him and to teach us what he liked, she became a vital asset to him. ”

Maxwell Could Be Prosecuted

I’m sure Maxwell’s family is embarrassed by her and would rather her dirty laundry not be aired, particularly the sister who had to go and clean up after her in Massachusetts, who has apparently achieved significant legitimate success and is a respected professional in her field.

Normally relatives would have something to say, particularly if she were missing and they were concerned about her, though I suppose in her rather unusual case that might not hold true.

Apparently, as far as the US Attorney for the SDNY knows, Maxwell is still available to be prosecuted:

New York prosecutors raise victims’ hopes that Ghislaine Maxwell could face charges

From what I could find about Ghislaine Maxwell’s citizenship, she was born in France to a French mother, and is a dual citizen of England and France (the latter potentially interesting for those who proposed she might flee there like Roman Polanski to avoid extradition, and those responded that wouldn’t work the same because she’s not a citizen – presumably):

There’s no obvious evidence of Maxwell having any directions to Israel, including having traveled or spent any time there, much less being a citizen.


Leslie Wexner & Jeffrey Epstein

Epstein and Wexner

I think the allegations of pedophilia and human trafficking should be pursued wherever they go – including Jeffrey Epstein’s various co-perpetrators and enablers, and associates such as Leslie Wexner.

Epstein and Wexner were apparently unusually close for many years, and those who were around Epstein said his penchant for underage girls if not outright pedophilia/ephebophilia was obviously on display, so that raises serious questions about what Wexner knew or was even involved in.

The logic of conspiracy theories themselves is that the devious actors involved would know enough about disinformation to work to plant false narratives to distract from the truth.

Wexner, for instance, was a powerful and very wealthy prominent Republican donor, so perhaps the question to ask is why various mostly anonymous accounts are frantically posting fanciful conspiracy theories, rather than asking hard questions about Wexner and others with actual connections to the case?

I believe Jeffrey Epstein’s very real and pivotal ties to Leslie Wexner – and Wexner himself – should be a focus of attention, along with, for instance, finding who in the White House really signed off on the infamous pedophilia Epstein plea deal.

Some commenters have said things which start off with “Hitler knew what he was doing” and make classic antisemitic slurs I won’t even quote.

The supposed “Mega Group” is such a fringe conspiracy theory that I can’t even find any objective information about it, though I’m sure that makes its adherents feel even more like they’re part of a select group in possession of special knowledge (another of the appeals of full-blown cults).

Keith Raniere had his Illuminati conspiracy theory and blamed Edgar Bronfman for somehow manipulating whole markets against him, and Scientology’s L. Ron Hubbard had “twelve men. They are members of the Bank of England and other higher financial circles. They own and control newspaper chains” which alludes to common antisemitic tropes.

Ramtha and most other groups have their conspiracy theories, too, because they go hand-in-hand with culty thinking, impaired critical reasoning combined with the primitive desire to be part of a tribal group set against others in the world.

If Epstein siphoned off even a portion of Wexner’s massive fortune, that could pretty well account for the source of his wealth; Wexner has cited a figure that is about 10% of Epstein’s wealth and implied further “vast sums of money” may be involved. If anyone knows differently, then let’s hear at least the general outlines of it.

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion which he may have gotten as a gift from Leslie Wexner.

The seeming $0 sale of the townhouse is actually a relatively common subterfuge in high-end real estate transactions, similar to the old “$1 and valuable consideration” that was a standard of old-fashioned transaction recordings, with the actual details of the deal not publicly recorded; plus by some accounts that was just a later transfer between Epstein’s corporations, and he actually made a deal with Wexner for around $20 million about a decade earlier:

Investigative journalists, including at the Wall Street Journal, who have reviewed the records report that Ossa properties actually belongs to Epstein’s brother, who is an important figure (and cited in Epstein’s will) not even mentioned:

It’s reported that Epstein’s will actually listed somewhat more assets than were even previously known, a total of $577 million; the will creates the trust, so it did not exist previously and its contents are known by what the will transfers to it, though the trust is private and so what it might do with those assets may be mysterious:

The Fox Business News article above has the full PDF of Epstein’s will, which lists the corporations that hold ownership of his various residences; he hasn’t owned the Ohio property since around the time of his initial disgrace, and split with Wexner:

“Epstein owned land in the New Albany development, including a home on King George Drive that he owned from 1994 until selling it for $0 to the Wexners in December 2007, shortly before he donated money to Abigail Wexner’s YLK foundation.”

Alex Acosta seems to have taken the fall for the notorious plea deal with Jeffrey Epstein. Was he truly responsible for it – or was he taking orders from someone above?

Acosta Approved It

Culty partisans will spin and spit in attempts to avoid facing possible uncomfortable truths that conflict with what they believe.

The truth may, indeed, not yet be fully known and settled, but the role of former US Attorney for Southern District of NY [later Trump’s labor secretary] Alex Acosta – reportedly under direction from the White House – in not only conceding to Epstein receiving a virtual slap on the wrist, but also illegally sweeping it under the rug, is actually very troubling.

Anyone with an open mind and a shred of decency ought to be asking for answers, not effectively perpetuating the political cover-up:

“After preparing a 53-page draft indictment that could have put away Epstein for life, Acosta shelved the charges, allowing Epstein to plead to relatively minor charges in state court in Palm Beach County and serve a short jail term….

“Acosta not only approved the unusual deal with Epstein but went along with the demands of Epstein’s powerful legal team that victims not be informed of the plea arrangement. A federal judge recently ruled that the secrecy violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act.”

Jean Luc Brunel

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Is Jean-Luc Brunel behind the procurement of some or most of Jeffrey Epstein’s teen world?

Relating to another, very real, thread that deserves to be unraveled, I ran across a very good piece in the Daily Beast about Jean-Luc Brunel.

When providing a list of my own ginned-up conspiracy theories to demonstrate the spurious nature of Paul Serran’s speculations about Epstein’s island including the mysterious temple-like structure (he puts an elevator mechanism under the dome, when in fact that was removed some time back and the recent drone footage shows a flat roof without such equipment), I suggested it’s where the shape-shifting  reptilians sacrifice and eat human children, since there are accounts of lots of young women on the island all the time and yet none of them have ever been located alive.

That does, like any good conspiracy theory, get to a real and not satisfactorily answered question (though providing a typically fabulistic answer): Where did the young women reported to frequent Epstein’s island come from, since so far we have almost exclusively heard from and about girls lured to his New York and Florida lairs?

Based on what there have been at least hints of, I suspect that most of them may have come from Europe including Russia – and have yet to be heard from because they are scattered overseas, not because Epstein and the Mega Group dined on their flesh and organs.

Jean-Luc Brunel, himself long credibly accused of pedophilia and rape, is a likely candidate for having been the principal conduit:

My Night With Epstein Pal Jean-Luc Brunel and His Terrified Models

This also means that the Paris-based investigations will be important to follow – much more so than fantasies about Maxwell and Epstein, Gilda Radner (“Roseanne Roseannadanna” in early SNL seasons) and Elvis getting together for laughs in Jerusalem, or whatever.

P.S. Fortune Magazine also covered more of the business angle in a recent piece, demonstrating that this is indeed a substantial angle that has had even executives at affected firms concerned for years:

“Several of the biggest retailers in the U.S., including Nordstrom, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Ave., and Neiman Marcus, were named as previous clients by the president of a modeling agency with deep ties to Jeffrey Epstein, as allegations of sex trafficking swirled around the financier and the firm.

“Additionally, store officials five years ago were worried about Epstein’s association with the agency, according to an internal agency letter.

“The agency, MC2 Model Management, is owned by industry veteran Jean-Luc Brunel. His relationship to Epstein – who committed suicide…– is documented at least as far back as 2002, when flight logs place Brunel on Epstein’s private plane for a flight from Florida to the Bahamas. Jail logs show Brunel visited Epstein while he was serving a 13-month sentence for procuring an underage girl for prostitution. Brunel also housed models in Epstein’s Manhattan apartments, according to a sworn deposition by a former company bookkeeper. ”

Major Retailers Had ‘Tremendous’ Concerns About Fashion Model Scout’s Ties to Jeffrey Epstein


Patently Bogus Protocols of the Elders of Zion

That type of culty thinking really does have more in common with radical Islamists, than normal Americans. (note, below, that the Protocols also try to implicate the Freemasons, and thus are related in a certain way to Keith Raniere’s Illuminati conspiracy theory).

And I suppose I dare not ask about the flat earth….

It’s not just Wikipedia that points out that “Despite being shown to be a hoax as far back as 1921, it is still distributed and believed by people who swallow whatever fiction fits with their racist views.” (RationalWiki).

Protocols of the Elders of Zion – Encyclopedia Britannica

“Protocols of the Elders of Zion, also called Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, is a fraudulent document that served as a pretext and rationale for anti-Semitism mainly in the early 20th century. The document purported to be a report of a series of 24 (in other versions, 27) meetings held at Basel, Switzerland, in 1897, at the time of the first Zionist congress. There Jews and Freemasons were said to have made plans to disrupt Christian civilization and erect a world state under their joint rule. Liberalism and socialism were to be the means of subverting Christendom; if subversion failed, all the capitals of Europe were to be sabotaged.

“The Protocols were printed in Russia in abbreviated form in 1903 in the newspaper Znamia (“Banner”) and subsequently (1905) as an addendum to a religious tract by Serge Nilus, a Tsarist civil servant. They were translated into German, French, English, and other European languages and soon came to be a classic of anti-Semitic literature. In the United States Henry Ford’s private newspaper, Dearborn Independent, often cited them as evidence of a Jewish threat.

“The spurious character of the Protocols was first revealed in 1921 by Philip Graves of The Times (London), who demonstrated their obvious resemblance to a satire on Napoleon III by the French lawyer Maurice Joly, published in 1864 and entitled Dialogue aux enfers entre Machiavel et Montesquieu (“Dialogue in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu”). Subsequent investigation, particularly by the Russian historian Vladimir Burtsev, revealed that the Protocols were forgeries compounded by officials of the Russian secret police out of the satire of Joly, a fantastic novel (Biarritz) by Hermann Goedsche (1868), and other sources.”

The Mega Group

The Mega Group, whatever it is – typically, it’s not really explained much less proven, and is so fringe that it’s almost unknown even as a conspiracy theory – sounds like a new take on old tropes like the Elders of Zion:

That conspiracy theory, a long-debunked fabrication by the Russian secret police, besides contributing to the Holocaust, is not without negative consequence even today, as fundamentalist-leading Islamic regimes and radical Islamists use it as a teaching tool as if it were authentic and factual, stoking the sort of tainted cultural currents that fuel dangerous regimes like Iran, helping their leadership to use cult-like techniques to maintain the ideological loyalty of their followers even as they fail their people in important measures like the economy and job creation.

Thus, in a certain way, the people who post things like this, actually have more in common with radical Islamists, than they do with the decent everyday citizens of this country.

There’s a great paper at Harvard, the abstract of which addresses the issues around this:

Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures


“Many millions of people hold conspiracy theories; they believe that powerful people have worked together in order to withhold the truth about some important practice or some terrible event. A recent example is the belief, widespread in some parts of the world, that the attacks of 9/11 were carried out not by Al Qaeda, but by Israel or the United States. Those who subscribe to conspiracy theories may create serious risks, including risks of violence, and the existence of such theories raises significant challenges for policy and law. The first challenge is to understand the mechanisms by which conspiracy theories prosper; the second challenge is to understand how such theories might be undermined. Such theories typically spread as a result of identifiable cognitive blunders, operating in conjunction with informational and reputational influences. A distinctive feature of conspiracy theories is their self-sealing quality. Conspiracy theorists are not likely to be persuaded by an attempt to dispel their theories; they may even characterize that very attempt as further proof of the conspiracy. Because those who hold conspiracy theories typically suffer from a crippled epistemology, in accordance with which it is rational to hold such theories, the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups. Various policy dilemmas, such as the question whether it is better for government to rebut conspiracy theories or to ignore them, are explored in this light.”



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4 years ago

I think those are pictures of Ms. Marcincova not Ms. Goff?

4 years ago

What I have read about the ties between Epstein and Wexner also tells a personal tale. One could call it not only personal but also tender and hot. And this is how Epstein operated. He was good at getting under the skin, and he could earmark what otherwise successful men REALLY wanted but didn’t know how to get. You might consider calling what Epstein recognized as a hunger for non-intimate intimacy. Epstein, the industrialized gigolo. Epstein the nonpartisan blackmailer. Maybe even Epstein, the patsy for Maxwell and others, more conscientiously mercenary than he could ever dream to be. Ask yourself, who owned Jeffrey Epstein….

Epstein contributed to Wexner’s private happiness, tremendously. As time went by, Wexner became increasingly uncomfortable with Epstein, as being too risky, too mercenary, too “out there.” It seems that Wexner began working on damage control regarding Epstein long before Epstein really began to get public notice as a sex-trafficker. Things were increasingly awkward, probably for a longer duration than things felt “kosher” to Wexner. Yet conflictingly, Wexner appreciated Epstein very much, especially nonprofessionally, as a kind of contagious bon vivant.

What I have read is that Wexner had hit a wall, personally as a man. He was middle-aged and had no private life, so to speak. Everything had gone into a lifetime of sustained effort and work, work, work. Epstein was lively, animated, enthusiastic, experimental. Epstein projected that enthusiasm and “intelligence”; he seduced people with those qualities of his, and he brought Wexner back to life, wherein Wexner gave himself permission to be more than a constant workhorse. Epstein saw a need and filled it. He guided Wexner in pleasure while Wexner expanded Epstein’s business profits immensely. In fact, both Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell became adept at filling those needs for many men and women. (Brunel had his own similar business, before ever intermixing with Epstein or Maxwell.)

So for Wexner, while his life had become very good materially, he seemed to have felt regrets about loneliness, call it lovelessness, a personal emptiness. Epstein found him a young lady who changed all of that for his pal and mentor, and Wexner, although he even married someone else, reportedly never did leave off with his mistress, the young lady brought to him by Jeffrey Epstein. Wexner married Abigail S. Koppel in 1993, when he was 55, and it has been his only marriage. The couple have had four children. Since Koppel was already a “thirtyish” attorney when she married Wexner, very possibly it is likely that she knew their marriage as an “arrangement.”

When mixing business, pleasure, love, hate, criminality and multifarious sexual indulgences including perversion, nothing is ever going to be as cut and dried as what Anonymaker seems to attempt to depersonalize and to describe, minus much emotionality. Analytics which disclude emotion, passion, religious, philosophical and psychological impacts deny much too much of the potency of our inherently human preoccupations.

In my opinion, it is not only necessary, but crucial to examine the whole ball of wax. Our views, our concepts, our uncomfortableness, our excuses, our denial, our private feelings of guiltiness, our senses about isolation vs. promiscuity vs. our ever-shifting views about what is “balanced” or “healthy” sexuality, our hopes and shames – all is present. All is present within every story, as an essential part of being alive.

Yolanda Cortez
Yolanda Cortez
4 years ago

Epstein was the real monster. Keith Raniere meant good for humankind and tried to heal women not abuse them. They should not be compared.

4 years ago
Reply to  Yolanda Cortez

Speculatively speaking, Yolanda P. Untoyou, when your urine has become too acidic, it is wise to cease drinking it. Let’s go ahead and mix metaphors while I say that Yolandwho might as well relax and drop the horseshit, too. For a long time, she has made it clear through her comments at the Frank Report that she is addicted to a human stain, Keith Raniere, as one of her bare necessities of life. Alas. This is no way to treat one’s organs, by continuing to sputter, drinking old waste from the demolished, polluted fountain of the baldly-sheared yet hairy and cowardly criminal who lives in a Manhattan detention center. Popular only with his own ringworm and maybe Clare the dog-ass Bronfman. Hey yeo, Yolo-duh. Stop being a stick lodged into the mud of Raniere’s underwater manure and get hopping aboard one of the rowboats headed ashore, to the land of Wake the *F* Up. Why be so damned uncool!?

Especially when you are getting too long in tooth to pass much longer for just being cute, it is time to look for a new act. Forty year-old groupies are never glamorous and no one loves mothballs as a fragrance. Seriously. I just asked my cat, Frankie, a well-known and inveterate bisexual. Even he says that mothballs are dreadful, l’odeur est trop and he endorses population control.

That sci-fi show was called Battlestar, not Battlescars, or is it too late for that? Try some epiphany sandwiches, and here’s another tissue waiting to be drenched with honest revelation and holy water tears. Shut up for awhile, rest on the rowboat, elude your entrancement and thank the people who are capable of wielding the oars. People like Frank Parlato. ‘Cause Yolo-girl, you still get lost sitting in a tiny bathtub while wearing floaties. Frankie the cat says “hi” anyway, and he says if Yo’ needs to gain some pounds, he’s fat and can Fed-Ex you several stone. Will you at least have a laugh together?

Come on in and eat humble pie with everybody else and then get back to work. Raniere is just an overly-handled bookmark with a brief inscription about how not to be. A pair of shoelaces and a few toothpicks have been more useful for self-help than poor Yolanda’s favorite sexual predator can ever dream to be. See it now. It won’t hurt as much as the anticipation hurts beforehand.

A spiritual teacher has many names. One ancient title is Teerthanker, translated from its Sanskrit origin simply as one who rows the boat, the boatfuls of those who ask for help to make their ways to the further shore…of awareness. Raniere’s little toy boat was sunken by his own predatoriness. You cannot get anywhere with him, and you never could.

For heaven’s sake, Yolanda. Rejoice and be free. Why keep regurgitating old garbage? Who wants to drink from a tankard of rotten swill? This entire self-help trip with Raniere is obsolescent, so why cling to it any longer? Its moment has passed already. It’s time to drop the fucking Glad Wrap, but maybe y’all can still catch up with the jury of Keith Raniere’s peers. Remember the 12 who made quick work of him, with no qualms about it? Do you really think that you still know better? You really cannot want to stunt your own growth. Nope. Not buying that at all. So let us ask.

Why come to the Frank Report to slobber like a sitting duck tossed into hot water, when Parlato has been so invincible? How about writing to Dear Abby or to the Playboy Advisor or maybe even to the Vatican? Hello muddah, hello fadduh, and forgive me for refusing to pay 15% commission to any extraneous confessional agents. I don’t need another hero. Talk to the hand. Kiss the tush. Pull the middle finger. Gas up someplace else. You are here because you still have a dream and are still attracted to reality. Tee-hee. Come on, child. You are not alone.

There is no need to be so stinky anymore. Come out, come out, wherever you are. Remember to remember that Keith Raniere has lost all of his trendiness. The only impact he has left is as a cautionary tale. Otherwise he is fast becoming an empty, sooty coal bin. Just because he still feels soggy to those whom he pissed all over for years, that doesn’t mean that he is not already dead meat. Raniere went the deadmeat path before he even hit adolescence. Then he glommed on to many, many sapsuckers, his very own HELLelujah chorus. The Contagion of Misery has to be one of his favorite dirges.

Whatever it was about him that a possibly altruistic You-landa fell for is just an old, wadded-up, soiled diaperful of sogginess now. In fact, at this very moment, the specially-housed and appropriately isloated Keithy-Weethie is a banality, buried and overruled within an avalanche of more expensive and extensive sexual scandals, with a much bigger cast of players. Raniere can’t even win first prize as a frigging perv anymore. Y’all backed a losing loser of a horse, now not even making win, place or show amongst the cavalcade of more important losing loser horses. What to do?

Well. The first one you forgive is yourself. This really comes layer by layer, level by level, understanding by understanding, not all at once. You have to be not only willing but ready. It takes a mountain of patience with the self! You find that you need to wait and watch it rise like kneaded bread. The reemergence of strength, peace and self-respect comes of its own, and nature does part of this “recreation” for anyone who has the true grit to keep going. Keep steady and there is nothing to fear. Maybe some are still a little too young or inexperienced to understand how deep that has to go, deep to the last breath. It never ends; how much courage it keeps taking, never to give up on remaining true to yourself. Damn it Yolanda, find your spine.

Or perhaps Yolanda does not have the ears to hear herself yet. If she could hear her ignorance and superficiality, she would be able to face it. She would be here and now learning. If she had reclaimed her dignity or self-respect, perhaps she would be quiet, or at least able to appear as less desperate. Her voluntary conditioning has rendered her tone-deaf to herself. Evidently she still prefers the egotistical benefits to be found via subsuming herself within a circle of hackneyed and hapless peer pressurized dodos. She might think that she is being individualistic by sticking with Raniere and company, but she is just being a conformist, a cult conformist. Guaranteed for extinction. Life passes her right on by, the harder she tries to be a diehard. Coma-gratulations. Are u still saving the world?

It is so simple. Unless you learn how to prepare food, you can’t do much to feed anybody else. And any doctor without a heart is an automaton. Keith Raniere operated heartlessly. Maybe Yolanda doesn’t know she’s still a thirtyish baby, but if she lives a decade or two longer, she will be surprised how much she can and continue to grow, if she decides to do it. She comes to the Frank Report so dizzily, like a stuck phonograph needle trying to circuit a mangled record.

Essentially all that she says is that she worships Keith Raniere, whom she esteems as the misunderstood vanguard for humanity. Plus YodelHonda seems to agree rather vehemently with her leader that it is fine and dandy to screw kids who are under the age of consent. She has pointed out frequently that the United States is puritanical and that Mexico has a lower age for sexual consent, of which both she and Raniere approve. Raniere’s approval of underage sex (and Yolanda’s parroted approval) is like resurrecting Margaret Mead, if she were on some strong ‘sixties acid and had gone all foggy about any prevailing components of “acculturization.”

No thank you, Yolanda and Guru Flabturd of MDC. There are already enough perverts stuck on running the world.

Does the poor Yolanda, the pee-on-you gal, even talk to people who have come out of Nxivm/DOS, etc.? Hiding in the flotsam and jetsam of Raniere’s self-destruction and its concomitant undertow of wreckages is a lost cause. If you only talk to people still in the group, where is the courage in that deliberate isolation? It takes no effort to interrelate only with those who agree with you. Can’t find the guts to face things head-on? There is nothing left to wait around for anymore. It’s too late. One has to decide to stop stagnating.

Analyze this willful stagnation. How has ingesting Raniere’s concepts been working out for the individuals or for the group? Imbibing, drinking his waste has been nauseatingly foul and counterproductive in the first place. This is not at all difficult to comprehend. The only real thing which Raniere produced was and is waste. He is known by his actions. That is all.

Verily (i say unto thee!) lay off being repugnant in his name. Reclaim your individuality. Set yourself free. Raniere is poison. Taste breathing easy, whether again or for the very first time. Quit pulverizing your conscience. When death comes to visit, all you can muster is your conscience and its memories. Ask anyone who has had to make the dress rehearsals. How to walk without feet!

There is nothing harder to take with you when you go than that deadness, deafness to life, and it is in your hands now, just as it has been always. Really you cannot hand it off to anyone else without damaging the very spirit of your own awareness, your own sparking consciousness. No handicaps? No excuses. Break the ties that only seem to bind before you put them in the rearview mirror, and break falsity with all of your remaining might. Now or later, it will come to pass, so why wait and continue to compound the illusions?

Probably Raniere will never move again, except to be shuffled to a more permanent prison. A lot of former devotees have stopped drinking the cultie piss, more politely called Kool-Aid. However, Yosemite Sam just rang, and his prognosis so far is not good for poor Yodelanda, as Sam emphasized that lily-livered sapsuckers imbibe toxicity atmospherically, whether drinking it or not. There has to be an inner decision just like an eternal flame. It is harder than being stuck in a web, but that inner flame is worth every bit of blood, sweat and tears. Come on! Break out of the prison of associates. Life is vast beyond all measuring; there is no stopping, only rests.

4 years ago
Reply to  Shivani33

” …she will be surprised how much she can and WILL be able to grow….” A small omission somewhere in the nine hundredth line. No peeking when I blush, dude.

4 years ago
Reply to  Yolanda Cortez

Whatever you say Lemming

4 years ago

That picture of blonde women is Nadia Marcinkova not Lesley Goff. Even though she is blonde too.

Scott Johnson
4 years ago

This article started out well, then spread into areas that were unrelated to the original topic. Many of the comments were actually responses to my comments.

4 years ago
Reply to  Scott Johnson

Scott, you are correct. Frank put together a sort of pastiche of my recent comments on several interesting topics, rolled all into one. I’m glad to see some of my analyses, research and references highlighted, though it may indeed seem a bit disjointed.

If there is anything that seems unclear, please say so and I’ll see what I can do in response.

Scott Johnson
4 years ago
Reply to  AnonyMaker

It’s not your fault, it’s just disjointed and out of context. I’ve already made my comments on your original comments where appropriate.

4 years ago

“Frank Report reader and commenter AnonyMaker seems to be a voice of anti-cult reasoning and has made many notable comments on this site. Here are a few of his on the topic of Jeffrey Esptein and related topics.”

Hmm disputable…
Anonymaker is making a lot of ridiculous analyze based mostly on hearsay, ask question, yes, but the wrong questions…Not counting how he easily ignore facts when it suit his point. Hardly someone memorable (except for a few good points he made…a few).
He is also quite obsessed by unnecessary details…mostly unlinked with the stories he write.

As for anti cult…to be anti cult, you have to acknowledge their existance and impact on the victims…Something he refuse to believe despites the proof…We aren’t talking about brainwashing the “science fiction” way but a realistic way that is not debatable…Yet , he prefer to ignore it…

BTW, a proof of his ignorance of the cult…When talking about the diet for the victims (of Epstein):
“and also relied on enablers and co-perpetrators to help enforce them”

Except Raniere didn’t relied on “enablers and co-perpetrators”…Usually the person in question were the victims of the same forced diet…
Like said before, don’t compare the uncomparable.
It is also talked about 57kg…it’s about 125-126.. while a little light, it can be acceptable for health and had little impact on the mind (but maybe it’s worst because the victims were fully conscious of the crimes against them)…

Raniere was pushing girls at 100 and all this while under a vegan diet to the extreme…
Vegan diet is already low in certain ingredient for the brain to work (but they contain enough of them) but he was reducing it to the max.

The purpose was not only to starve them so they would fit his ridiculous ideals but especially to keep control on the victims…Mentally, it must have been complicate for anyone under the diet for a few month to respond sanely or to make the right choices.
But in the end , it was for his own pleasure, not to propose the girls to outsiders.
The crime is as terrible but not comparable…

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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