Raniere Objects to Victims Speaking at Sentencing Without Disclosing Full Names to the Public

Keith Alan Raniere did not want his paternity known to the public for his first born child. But he wants the identity of his victims known to the public at his sentencing.

Keith Raniere does not want anyone to speak at his sentencing unless they are willing to reveal their full names to the public.

He has objected to the government’s motion to allow victims to conceal their names.

The government’s motion Document 820 – Request From Prosecution Concerning Victim Impact Statements (12.19.2019) – reads in part:

“The government has been in contact with a significant number of victims who would like to be heard at the defendants’ upcoming sentencings but are concerned for their privacy and would like to identify themselves by Jane or John Doe, or by the use of their first name only. The government is prepared, however, to disclose their true identities to the defendants subject to the protective order entered in this case, as set forth below.” .

In response to Raniere’s objection to this, Judge Nicholas Garaufis issued the following order – granting Raniere three days to make a motion arguing his objection:

ORDER RE: The Government’s [820] Letter Motion to Designate Certain Information as Victim Discovery Material. The Government has indicated that Mr. Raniere objects to the motion. To the extent that Mr. Raniere objects on any basis not already set forth in his [595] opposition to the Government’s motion in limine, he is DIRECTED to file such additional objections by no later than January 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/7/2020. 

This confirms that Raniere is objecting to the government’s motion that victims be allowed to testify at his sentencing without revealing their full names. The fact that the judge has given him three days to file a response to Document 820 means (a) we’ll get to see whether Marc Agnifilo and Paul DerOhannesian are still representing him, and (b) he’s still trying to publicly humiliate his victims.

Of course, Raniere’s intent in objecting to this is that some victims will not come to speak if they have to use their full names.  Perhaps most of them would not.

If they can hide their names from the public, I estimate that dozens, perhaps more than 100 will come to speak about what a monster Keith Raniere is.

If they have to reveal their full names, I would estimate the total number will be limited to less than 10.

As I understand it, Keith gets to speak last – after all the victims have spoken.

If any readers would like to write a “Statement” for Keith to read to the court after the victims have spoken and before he is sentenced, I would be happy to pass it along to Keith and to publish them.

Put them in the comments section or email them to frankparlato@gmail.com



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  • Wonder Woman Keith Alan Rainere, you have NO right to object to anything. You are the defendant- NOT the VICTIM!!!!!

    Who do you think you are???

    You have NO right to tell anyone what to do or how to do it. You are an animal. You have left a path of horror and destruction in your wake.

    You seem to think and feel that you run the show…..however, let me remind you of ONE thing, you are a caged animal, and the NXIVM show is OVER!!!!!

    The circus with you and your minions hurting people is done. You took one particular young lady away, who we expect you had drugged, and then, had her killed, Kristin Marie Snyder. You silenced her, but you had NO idea you never met the Tornado of a sister that she has, Kim- that is investigating her death——she is HOT on your trail.

    Keith, you are a “O!” You are nothing on this earth any more. You have NO right to decide anything else. You are a rapist/molester and a killer!!!

    Go away, and never come back out of your cage. Once you are sentenced, we hope to never hear your name again. Keith.

    You led the investigation of Kristin Snyder in the wrong direction….when it could have been over before now, and you and all of your minions could have been put away before now. What you don’t know is all of us victims are now talking together.

    We are there for each other, and we are stronger than ever. You will NEVER feel the love and concern we have for each other.

    Keith, take your licks from the folks that read their victims impact statements, and shut up!!!!

    You NO longer run the show. You are a convicted felon – that gives you a right to “O!” You may go away and leave everyone alone, and to deal with what you have done to them.

    Keith, you accused people of heinous crimes, but what you didn’t realize, was those crimes are of your doing, and have been dropped and put back on you—-fool!!!!!!!! Enjoy your cage…..for the Snyders are Stronger than ever.

    We hope you get what you deserve in prison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Today would have been my beloved little sister, Gina Hutchinson’s, 51st birthday. Gina knew Keith Alan Raniere from the time he began raping her — body, heart, mind and spirit — around Christmastime in 1984 at the age of 14.

    Gina died — or as some of my new age friends and she herself might say, “transcended” — on about October 11, 2002. She was 33. The official cause of Gina’s death was a gunshot wound to her head. Presumably, self-inflicted.

    I believe the true cause of Gina’s death was much slower and far more painful.

    Decades before that cold bullet ripped through Gina’s skull — killing her instantly — Keith began boring into her brain — setting those “emotional triggers” — as Keith boasts of — firing bits of thought shrapnel that exploded in her head over time, in excruciatingly slow motion.

    Gina’s real killers were weaponized humans — “tools” if one prefers — shot out from his expanding arsenal to pull those “emotional triggers” — if not the material one on the gun itself — annihilating her in heart, mind and spirit long before her outer shell was destroyed.

    Much as she dodged, sought refuge, tried to shelter herself under less sadistic masters — how she worshipped some of her professors and cherished her female friendships — how she struggled to own and be comfortable in her own flesh — the tattoos Gina bore were never meaningless to her no matter how jealous they made Keith. Keith’s gaslighting and recruitment posse was relentless. Gina’s journal, her NXIVM friends, myself (though I didn’t understand it) all witnessed these sinister antics for over a decade before she passed.

    It was as if Keith had a contract out on Gina when he wasn’t taunting her, himself — all in the name of healing science. I don’t know exactly when that contract went from wanted “Dead or Alive” to wanted “Dead or Transcended.”

    Perhaps Gina’s spirit escaped unscathed when she died. Perhaps in all her seeking Gina did discover “this, this stuff we call soul” — quoting Keith in one of his more memorable Youtube sales videos while pontificating to an enraptured Allison Mack, when tears suddenly sprang to her eyes — and did “transcend,” attain enlightenment or “integration.”

    Perhaps Gina achieved that eternal enlightenment Keith promised her when she first became HIS consort. One of them. Those were the days before Keith boldly used the cruder term for consort — sex slave. If so, it is in spite of Keith not because of him.

    Maybe Gina really is — as, Keith first “recognized” and dubbed her — the reincarnate of the Buddhist goddess, “Samayatara.”

    It’s a comfort to believe that. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. Belief is a choice. That’s what I believe, anyway. Lol.
    Couple days ago I was in the company of a dear friend whose husband died much more recently than Gina in a similar, final scenario. He blew his head off with a gun — however, he was in his late 60’s and had a fatal disease.

    My friend believes her beloved husband “transcended by choice” — most of the time. Just the other day she got another heaven sent message. Her windchimes clamored, her chandelier swung, a mirror shattered, she cried out to him, “I hear you, I hear you, my love!” — she told me and all our Christian and new age friends. I hate that I even checked. I’ll never tell her and pray to God she never reads this. It was an earthquake.

    The Rat — here on FR we’re all familiar with the Rat — says Keith’s rape, mind-fucking and suiciding of Gina was a fonder fate than most of HIS acolytes met with. Some, the Rat explained, were subjected to much worse simply because they remained alive under Keith’s cruel and perverse rule. The Rat believes Gina escaped through death and her (or his) admitted assistance in Gina’s ‘suiciding’ was more of a mercy killing — merciful by comparison to those who must live on with what was done to them. Or what they did. It was 2009 when the Rat purportedly jumped ship.

    Some in the DOJ and elsewise would apparently have us believe the formal inception of DOS was when NXIVM took a turn for the worse. That not until DOS was formed circa 2016 did the suffering begin — nor did law enforcement — including the DOJ, of course — pursue any prior NXIVM investigation.

    Instead, law enforcement did — and continues to — pursue NXIVM whistleblowers like Frank Parlato and myself. [Albeit, with me the reason is most likely because some asshole designated me early on as Frank’s “sidekick.” Between that, and my ex-husband taking advantage of this golden opportunity to avoid his life-long support obligation to our disabled son by “plausibly” lying outrageously enough to have me put away — claiming that I’m both a NXIAN and Parlato’s partner in crime — might explain why I’m still getting messages to “text to M” for God sakes! Gotta wonder how much in tax dollars have been spent on Jeff Apple’s farce if Bronfman and/or Salinas aren’t footing the gaslighting bill.]

    The Rat, for one, obviously, did not agree that DOS marked the start of NXIVM crimes back in 2009 when she (or he) feared and loathed that what was already going on then — and for decades hence — was a fate worse than death. But, of course, that would explain why New York law enforcement never got off the dime — er, lots of dimes supplied by the Bronfman and Salinas fortunes — to investigate until the result of NXIVM’s crimes made the New York Times front page headlines in 2017.

    Today, on Gina’s birthday, when I read that Keith wants the names of his victims who dare speak at his sentencing made public, I’ve been asking Gina and God for guidance. The mere fact Keith is demanding this infuriates me — is what put me at the keyboard striking away and pouring out what I’ve written so far.

    What is this a threat? The same tactic, one of them, Keith’s relied on for DECADES to gag his victims and opponents? Some kind of legal game he plans to play on appeal?

    It occurs to me this tactic wouldn’t work if corrupt, sold out elements and individuals in law enforcement and society at large weren’t complicit in persecuting the innocent and guarding the guilty — and although I would never want to subject anyone to the bullshit I’m going through by speaking out — I know if more of us boldly did so in our own names, Keith Raniere and none of his entities or minions would ever have gotten this far. Gina might still be among the living here on Earth. Hundreds of young women like her would not be suffering and scarred emotionally or physically. Sometimes I think she and Kris Snyder may have taken a stand — they both had strong faith in God and the hereafter and exactly what led them to want to believe in a living God like Keith proclaimed himself to be was what led them to seek a true God promised to many by transcending, when Keith threatened to destroy their faith in that.

    I would rejoice if every one of Keith Raniere’s victims stood in court on his day of sentencing and proudly pronounced their names with their truths without fear of retaliation — and I’m so sorry I cannot honestly say that that wouldn’t happen in view of my experience. Fact is, too, I haven’t heard or seen any real sign from Gina. I can only imagine, know that she would want everyone to act on their own free will without a trace of fear, or force and, as all who knew her know she always strove, “for the benefit of all sentient beings.”

  • Raniere could say,

    I have had a change of heart and mind. I want to apologize to any females who feel they’ve been harmed, but it was through no fault of my own.

    Now, I understand that for years I’ve had a severe problem, a deep misunderstanding. I so wanted to help others that I neglected to take care of myself.

    Finally, I found my true path. No, I am becoming a woman myself.

  • My advice is to keep it simple Keith. Say I apologize to Toni Natalie. She put me here and I lost everything when I lost the love of that kind sweet woman.

  • I think this is a mere formality and the judge will allow the victims to hide their identities. Between the scrambled eggs and the Bronfmans’ inclination to sue anything that moves, it’s a slam dunk.

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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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