Readers are in luck today – for we have another in our series – more wonderful pictures of our Vanguard and his followers, pictures that most of us have never seen before.
The pictures are screenshots from HBO’s “The Vow”, a 9-episode documentary series about Nxivm, and the fight to take it down. “The Vow” appears on HBO on Sunday nights. You can learn more about it on HBO’s website
It is described: “The Vow” is an American true crime documentary series revolving around the cult NXIVM and its leader Keith Raniere which premiered on August 23, 2020 on HBO. Wikipedia”
Most of the pictures are from the archives of Mark Vicente, who is the star of “The Vow”. The other stars are his wonderful wife, Bonnie Piesse, the brave Sarah Edmondson, her formidable husband, Anthony Ames, and Catherine Oxenberg who got into the fight to rescue her daughter, India, with notable success.
Much of the plot revolves around these people’s efforts, working together.
Other Nxivm favorites appear, including others who helped expose Nxivm such as Barbara Bouchey, Susan Dones, and Toni Natalie.
I am told I make appearances in episodes #4 and #7. The 7th episode was filmed in part at my Niagara Falls home when Catherine came to work with me preparing the files for law enforcement. The dossier we created was the blueprint for the entire case. A comparison of the dossier made in Niagara Falls and the indictment will show marked similarities.
Our screenshots today are from the good old days of Nxivm, taken from old photos and films, that the directors use to show the inner workings of the Nxivm cult. This was when our Vanguard was in full bloom and our Prefect was happily convincing everyone of her lord’s greatness.
I understand Nancy has had a change of heart since those halcyon days.
The brilliant thinker.
In fairness to the Dalai Lama, he was unaware of the details behind all the allegations against Raniere and Nxivm.
At his lecture, he said he heard “these allegations” of Raniere being an unethical person. And he advised the media to investigate and for Raniere and Salzman to be transparent.
It is typical of Nxivm that they brought a monk to Albany to help wangle the Dalai Lama’s endorsement. And the heiress who is paying for the Dalai Lama’s one million dollar plus fee, has sex with the monk who is supposed to arrange the matter. By the way, for those who don’t know, Tibetan monks are supposed to be celibate.
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.” In addition, 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 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 premieres on May 22, 2022.
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