The Sun Reports on Twerking Nxivm Dancers and Frank Parlato’s Role in Exposing Cult and Rescuing Women From Sex-Slavery

Both The Sun and The Daily Mail have published stories about my work to prevent Nxivm from recruiting.

The Sun  ‘STILL GOING STRONG’  Nxivm sex cult still ‘active and recruiting’ as followers dance and twerk outside leader Keith Raniere’s prison cell

The Daily Mail  Nxivm sex cult followers dancer and twerk outside leader Keith Raniere’s Brooklyn prison as they bid to recruit new members

It’s nice to get a little credit for the work.

The Sun reported:

Parlato, who was the first to uncover the group’s twisted secret practices and report them on his website Frank Report. 

And The Sun also reported:

Parlato, who has helped many women escape the cult,

 

The Sun wrote: 

THE Nxivm sex cult is still “active and recruiting” despite leader Keith Raniere being behind bars, a whistleblower has claimed.

The group’s former publicist Frank Parlato made the claim after a number of Nxivm members, including actress Nicki Clyne, started meeting up and dancing outside of the prison where Raniere is being held.

Cult leader Raniere, 59, is awaiting sentencing on multiple charges, including racketeering, sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy.

In bizarre videos live-streamed on Instagram by the group, who call themselves The Forgotten Ones and WeAreAsYou, Clyne, who was named in court as a co-conspirator, appears to twerk and dance provocatively outside the prison in Brooklyn, New York.

Clyne was accused of recruiting women as “slaves” in court papers but was never charged with any crime.

In another, a woman identified by Parlato as Dr. Danielle Roberts, the doctor accused of branding the Nxivm women with Raniere’s initials on their groin areas, does a front flip, while in one clip a shadowy figure – which some believe to be Raniere – can be seen looking out of the window.

Parlato believes that the Nxivm cult – along with its offshoot groups the master-slave group DOS and a men’s group called Society of Protectors – are still going strong despite Raniere and other high profile Nxivm members such as Hollywood actress Allison Mack being charged with a slew of crimes.

“There’s two very definite pieces of evidence that Nxivm is still active,” he told The Sun.

Battlestar Galactica actress Nicki Clyne was part of the master-slave group DOS
Battlestar Galactica actress Nicki Clyne was part of the master-slave group DOS [Credit: Getty Images]

Palato says this shows Clyne twerking outside the prison Raniere is being held
Parlato says this shows Clyne twerking outside the prison Raniere is being held [Credit: Instagram]

“One is the dancers who call themselves the Forgotten Ones and are dancing in front of the Metropolitan Detention Center where Raniere is presently being held.

“There’s seven well known Nxivm members I have identified in the videos including Nicki Clyne, the branding doctor Danielle Roberts and DOS slave Michele Hatchette.

“Secondly, if you look at the Forgotten Ones Instagram accounts, there’s a couple of dozen well known Nxivm numbers who are following the dancers, which indicates that there are still dozens of members Mexico, in the United States and Canada who are still devoted to Raniere.

The women have held a series of dance events outside the prison
The women have held a series of dance events outside the prison [Credit: Instagram]

Parlato believes this figure peering through the window may have been Raniere
Parlato believes this figure peering through the window may have been Raniere [Credit: Instagram]

“They’re absolutely active and I know from my sources that one group the Society of Protectors is still holding virtual meetings and they’re operating on Telegram and other programs where they can’t be easily traced.”

Nxivm – led by Raniere – hit the headlines in 2017 when it was revealed that members of its sub-group DOS had been forcing women to be branded on their groins with a white hot cauterizing pen and operating a sinister master-slave group in which women were forced to have sex with Raniere, send damaging collateral such as naked pictures and starve themselves.

Parlato, who was the first to uncover the group’s twisted secret practices and report them on his website Frank Report, also believes the group are still actively recruiting members.

“The very directive of DOS group is to recruit and I spoke with a person closely affiliated with one of the high profile members of DOS who said she is still trying to recruit people,” Parlato said.

“And I’ve gotten calls from women who she tried to recruit – after Raniere’s arrest – who told me that they were saved only because they read articles like mine and articles in The Sun that helped them realize she had a clear agenda.

Nxivm members Nicki Clyne and Allison Mack
Nxivm members Nicki Clyne and Allison Mack
Parlato claims he's heard from women Clyne has tried to recruit
Parlato claims he’s heard from women Clyne has tried to recruit
Raniere is still in touch with his followers, according to a statement on the WeAreAsYou website
Raniere is still in touch with his followers, according to a statement on the WeAreAsYou website. Credit: KEITH RANIERE CONVERSATIONS/ YOUTUBE.
 

“I would say I’ve spoken to about five or six women who have been targeted for recruitment since Raniere has been in prison. All young women, all slender, all pretty shook up. And obviously I would only hear about the ones that got away.”

Parlato believes that Raniere is still in communication with members and is “calling the shots”.

“I was told by a source at MDC, an actual prison guard, who said that they confiscated two cell phones, one after another,” he said.

“So that could suggest that he is still covertly in touch with some of these members.

Danielle Roberts, who branded the women on their groin, is one of the dancers, according to Parlato
Danielle Roberts, who branded the women on their groin, is one of the dancers, according to Parlato.
Allison Mack is currently under house arrest
Allison Mack is currently under house arrest [Credit: EPA]

“And the dancers openly admit on their website that he was punished for communicating with them, so how would they know that if he wasn’t in touch with them.

“Even behind bars, this guy is still calling the shots in these women’s lives.”

Parlato, who has helped many women escape the cult, compared the women to killer Charles Manson’s followers, who carved X’s in their foreheads and showed up at court to support him in the sixties.

“They’re even making a documentary about how Raniere was falsely accused.

“They are like the Manson girls. They’re completely brainwashed and completely ready to follow him off a cliff. ”

The Forgotten Ones’ group claim they are hoping to bring joy to and “honor the humanity” of those in the prison.

On their website, they wrote in a press release: “On July 3, three friends visited the parking lot of Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Brooklyn to wave to their friend Keith Raniere, who has been detained there since April 2018.

“Those incarcerated at this facility have had very limited communication and experienced harsh restrictions due to COVID-19 lockdowns.”

They added: “Keith was promptly punished for writing an email about how wonderful it was to see his friends connecting with and recognizing the men inside.

“Keenly aware of the dire need for humanity inside, Keith encouraged the movement to expand, with the hope that anyone with friends or family who are incarcerated could gather and dance like this at facilities across the country.


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Frank Parlato

Frank Report’s founder and lead writer Frank Parlato is one of the internet’s most acclaimed investigative journalists. His writing and investigations have helped expose major criminal organizations and scandals.

Frank’s work has been cited in major publications all over the world, including The New York Times, New York Post, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CNN, Rolling Stone, and more.

He is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of Artvoice, The Niagara Falls Reporter, Front Page and the South Buffalo News.

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  • Happy Friday, Frank & all you lovely commenters. Wonder if we will get treated to another Friday night Twitch & Twerk Fest?

    A comment to their Insta page from last week’s dance indicates someone reported them to the FBI:
    “@p23nyc: If any of that was true, there would be people at every window trying to draw attention. Sounds like bullshit that inmates say & dumbasses automatically believe. Keep working for pedophile #keithraniere, while pretending to voice inmates concerns. The @fbi knows about your silly little dancing groups true intentions. Feds work slow, but dangerously.”

    Word is certainly getting around!

  • Nice one, Frank. This should really put a spanner in the works of the evil enterprise.
    The oxygen of publicity being lethal to the contagion of falsehood.

  • “Keenly aware of the dire need for humanity inside, Keith encouraged the movement to expand, with the hope that anyone with friends or family who are incarcerated could gather and dance like this at facilities across the country.” Raniere’s followers followed his directions so well that they went from dancing on a daily basis to weekly, and I haven’t seen any other dancing at other locations. LOL

  • Frank, you are not perfect, but you do deserve the credit for keeping the Nx story alive till the NYTimes joined the fight.

    But your sourpuss pic looks like you are watching Keith and Clare having sex.

About Frank Parlato

About Frank Parlato

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

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Frank Parlato was the lead investigator and coordinating producer of Investigation Discovery's 2 hour blockbuster special 'The Lost Women of NXIVM.'

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