Turkish TV Has Half-Hour Show: ‘Nxivm Sex Cult Explained’ – Watch Here:

Nxivm is getting known around the world – not just in the USA.

TRT World is a Turkish state international news channel, broadcast 24 hours per day in English. The news channel is based in Istanbul. It provides worldwide news and current affairs focusing on Turkey, Europe, Western and Southern Asia.

And now news about Nxivm.

All around the world, there is interest in the unusual story of blackmail and branding – a story that first broke here on the Frank Report.

It is a story that is getting bigger. HBO’s “The Vow” is not the end of the story but just the beginning.

Here is the introduction to TRT World’s recent show which aired on their regular TV network series called Nexus, and was uploaded to YouTube and a podcast version available on Listen Notes.

Here is their introduction:

Why would a billionaire’s daughter join a cult which inflicted pain and suffering on other women? And what kind of cult leader could convince her to do that?

Today, we’re looking at the disturbing case of Clare Bronfman and Keith Raniere. The 41 year old Bronfman is the daughter of the late Edgar Bronfman, Sr., who ran his family’s drinks empire Seagrams. He was worth 2.6b dollars and his daughter’s wealth is estimated to be as much as 500 million dollars.

Last week, she was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for the crimes she committed with Keith Raniere, the leader of a sort of expensive self-help group called NXIVM.

Now, Raniere doesn’t look like much but somehow he convinced Bronfman and many other women to join his group – including Hollywood actress Allison Mack. Mack and Clare Bronfman helped him run Nxivm, but most of the other women were victims of the group’s cruelty, which included physically branding them.

Susan Dones appeared on TRT World’s show Nexus

We take a close look at NXIVM and speak to Susan Dones, a former trainer who set up one of the groups centres; Frank Parlato, an investigative journalist who exposed some of NXIVMs darkest practices; and Rick Ross; a cult investigator who’s helped families trying to get their loved ones out of the group.


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  • Nice of Turkey to explain and to use a hideous photo of Clare Bronfman to illustrate. Thanks.

    Turkey, the U.S. has Mormons, ya know. So here’s the real story ’bout Flabturd.

    He was born in Brooklyn in this lifetime. All that Flabturd wanted was to be king of the castle. But the poor bastard couldn’t remember where Utah is, a place where he spent a few lifetimes being a very frustrated housewife.

  • That was a good programme. Thanks. I am not a fan of Turkey and am very glad the EU keeps refusing it membership but that piece was balanced and fair.

  • Careful what Turkish lies you read online.

    The Turkish government pays their AK Trolls to spread lies.


    Turks should address their history of sexual slavery of children, women, and men and their habit for rape.

    Also, there is no such thing as “Istanbul”.

    That Greek territory is called Constantinople.

    The last Greeks were violently removed in 1955.


    Then, also in 1955, the Turk scum turned their attention to the little Greek island of Cyprus, which has been Greek for 3500 years and Christian for 3000 years, which Turks invaded and stole 37% of the territory, ethnically cleansing the Greek population who were more than 90% of the population inside that 37%.

      • Mistake. Meant to say 2000 years. The Apostle Paul brought Christianity to Cyprus shortly after Christ died on the cross (something Muslims don’t even believe happened!). The first Greeks of Cyprus were not Christian until many centuries later.

  • Great segment with three of the smartest people involved. A remarkable moment: Susan Dones alluded to a conversation where Nancy had a ‘meltdown’ and told Susan about things going on behind the scenes; this is an extremely telling bit of evidence. Nancy was upset about the wrongdoings of Nxivm, so bothered about presumable financial malfeasance that she blurted it out in a confession of sorts, to unburden her conscience? Was she encouraging the Nxivm-9 to bring those issues up and seek redress to reform things in the organization, which wound up in their (unintended) resignation? But that would mean that she knew all along–and went along with it anyway all those years. Gave her daughter to the leader anyway. Carried out acts of unfathomable cruelty and destruction herself anyway. For the money, the status, what? Fear of leaving? That doesn’t explain Lauren or the other wack things Nancy did. If Lauren is telling the truth about Nancy being furious at the exposure of DOS jeopardizing her own ESP work, then she may have worn blinders deliberately, and fell back as Legatus Clare moved forward deliberately, figuring like a mob wife that what she doesn’t know won’t hurt her. Is that the action of an ethical person? She is shown in “The Vow” speaking about shame…Oh, the irony.

  • “TRT World” is state-owned Turkish propaganda.

    More than 90% of Turkish media is state-owned and the Turkish state is a dictatorship.

    The pseudo-state of “Turkey” which is only 97 years old and is land stolen from Greek and Armenians, who they committed mass genocide and ethnic cleansing against, has the most jailed journalists than anyone else in the world.

    Turks are also among the most susceptible to fake news in the world, heavily influenced by their state-owned media, as has been proven in study after study.

    TRT World’s ‘coverage’ of the migrant crisis in was laughable and pathetic. “Turkey” helps destabilize the region, causes refugees, takes billion of EU money to house the refugees and Muslim opportunists, while threatening to send them into Europe as a weapon.

    They tried this early this year and the Greeks not only defended their lands but Europe too.

    TRT World was spreading all sorts of lies against the Greeks, pretending Greeks were killing the Muslims and other bullshit and were caught out.

    Believing anything “Turkey” says is stupid. They still refuse to acknowledge the genocides they committed against Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians, while simultaneously boasting about it, threatening to “finish what we started” and calling survivors “leftovers of the sword”.

    Wannabe “sultan” Erdogan, the dictator says these things.


    Frank, you should add an “editors note” at the top of this article and explain how TRT World is a Turkish state-owned propaganda, known for lying.

    • I have no love for Erdogan.
      However the TV show Nexus appears to be focused on many topics having absolutely nothing to do with Turkey.
      Here is the web page for Nexus.

      Next episode Tomorrow at 7:00 AM
      A forensic, fast-paced and sometimes irreverent take on the news that you won’t find elsewhere. Using a unique ten-screen studio, we’ll break down the news through analysing the data, the facts, the videos and the digital noise.​

  • Very tight and concise portrayal of the cult over the years. Love how they mention Kreuk but not Kathy. Sultan must be doing backflips.

    • They said Kreuk “left”. They are mistaken. Kreuk was still a Nxivm member in 2016, probably up until finding out about the branding.

  • This kinda reminds me of the time when Keith ET AL got himselves listed in the (New Zealand was it? Some sheep populated place, as I recall) Guinness Book of Records as the “world’s top problem solver” — a brand new category named after the librarian who, with Keith, “created” it by extracting his (their, our) correct answers from the infamous take home test he (they, we) failed with two incorrect answers.

    So, Turkey, eh? Is Stone in this clip? …Is there any tie-in to Antifa or what?

    • If you mean Roger Stone, his hair would not survive any Turkish event whatsoever. Hopefully, he sticks to an occasional deli sandwich and counts his blessings.

    • New Zealand is just a shit version of Australia. And Australia is pretty shit too. The country of Wales is known to be sheep populated and the people are referred to as “sheep shaggers”.

    • Perhaps Nicki was too dumb to notice all of that sex cult stuff. That is the only thing that makes any sense, regarding this tower of denial. Duh, she had no idea that the sex was odd. Heh heh.

  • Well done piece. Non-sensational and the journo was well prepared. Frank- you look like James Bond taking down Spectre from your jungle lair. Great work. Rick Ross was so insightful. I like his idea that anyone still in can’t renounce because It would mean admitting they have been defrauded and gave years of their life for nothing. Hello, Clare.

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.” 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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