Keith Raniere

Raniere’s ‘Call to Action’ Email Written After His Conviction — Never Before Published – ‘Why Was I Convicted? The Simple Answer Is Hate’

Ed. note: The following is an email that Keith Raniere apparently wrote just days after he was convicted on June 19, 2019, meant to be distributed among his followers. I have not seen the original email, but this is a copy that was distributed. The entire message is lengthy and I am publishing it in full without editorial comment.  It has never before been published. In a later post, I will address some significant new information Raniere is alleging, clarify certain matters, and challenge some things he has stated. 

By Keith Raniere

This is a call to action for all who place civil liberties above politics and social norm, honor above prejudice, and virtue above hate. It is also a call for steadfast activists of justice, and those in media willing to take the unpopular risk of upholding investigative journalism over cultural sensationalism.

I come to this situation very biased. I have a strong personal motive, but also find myself in a place of high visibility that may shed a more global light, and do some greater good.

For almost 30 years, I have been an object of hate and prejudice. I have created numerous businesses and movements of varying success, yet my alternative lifestyle and beliefs have lead to intense, international political ill-will, prejudice, and hate. This has been a challenge.

Some analysts have called me a “philosopher king” (I don’t think “king” really applies) and say I am a threat to powers beyond my view.

My name is Keith Raniere. On March 25, 2018, I was kidnapped in Mexico after visiting my seven-month old son and his mother, a life-partner of mine whom had just left.

Six men in masks, wearing full body armor and armed with machine guns, arrested me. Within twelve hours I was thrown out of the country without legal representation or extradition. I was turned over to the US authorities and isolated from family, friends, and attorneys, for almost a month, pre-indictment.

Note: It took almost two months in total to indict me, during which there were grand jury hearings, and a lot of investigation. Shouldn’t a person be ready to be indicted if incarcerated? Shouldn’t the privilege of arresting by information be honored by the subsequent indictment being the first action the grand jury takes? If not, was the complaint sufficient?

I am pledged to non-violence, lead a peace movement in Mexico, and the peace segment of the Pan-American games we produced reached an estimated 25 million people. For this we were nominated for three daytime Emmy Awards and won several Tele Awards. I have never owned a weapon, used any drugs (including smoking and recreational drinking), or had a criminal history.

For a bail package, my attorneys offered two armed guards with a supervisor (guarding me 24/7), in a well-vetted apartment, all overseen by the former head of the Secret Service who appeared at my bail hearing to affirm this. I would also wear an ankle monitor and only have contact with my attorneys. Additionally, we posted a $10 million bond. My bail application was denied.

I have five co-defendants: All are women. One has a grave illness; another is her 40-year old daughter. There is also a well-known actress, an heiress, and another who is a long-term partner of mine. The heiress had to post $100 million bond, wear an ankle monitor, and see no one but her attorneys in order to not be remanded into custody.

All are innocent, but all plead guilty; two even cooperated, with one of them testifying.

Ultimately, because I was charged with RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act — created to prevent and punish financial infiltration and corrupt operation of legitimate businesses) and, in my specific case, any friend or associate could be charged as a co-conspirator, I could not see or contact any of my family, friends, or co-defendants for the fifteen months before my trial. The experience of anyone who knew me was: one day I was arrested, and then never directly heard from again. As of this writing, I have not spoken to any of my loved ones or friends.

As you might imagine, this is torturous and prohibits presenting a defense. Additionally, at trial it was impossible to call any defense witnesses I knew, for they could be considered co-conspirators in RICO and would strongly be advised to use their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

The jurors were good people — at least as far as I know. Three hundred potential jurors were screened by a questionnaire prepared by both sides. From about 150 remaining candidates, the judge interviewed them in front of us, allowing our input. They seemed earnest, although a surprising percentage voiced very conservative views towards things like abortions and taxation.

On June 19, after six weeks of a trial based on prejudice and hate, with no true opportunity for a defense, I was found guilty of crimes, all of which I did not commit. That day, the very start of jury deliberation, the jury came uncharacteristically dressed-up and literally took less time to reach a verdict than it took the judge to read the jury instructions. They came prepared to reach a verdict with little or no deliberation.

How can this be? Innocent defendants — very innocent — pleading guilty, cooperating, and being convicted?

The answer is simple: hate.

I am innocent. Sadly, in the end, the jurors accepted the hate of the prosecutors who, in turn, had taken up the hate of the opposition.

That oppositional force, which now seems so large and strong, including media, gossip, and social culture, was started by a handful of hate in the souls of a very small number of people. Like all hateful movements of the world and history, from Nazi Germany down to the smallest group of children on a playground, hate is a multiplicative contagion passed from one to many.

We must not accept hate — we must never embrace it as acceptable.

Justice is where a society, or jury, will treat someone they desperately and condemningly want to convict, identically to someone they intensely and protectively want to acquit.

The term “pyramid organization” is an example of hate. This is possibly the least offensive hate conduit in my case, yet its innocuous nature serves to illustrate the hate’s subtlety: Is the Sovereign (in this case, the United States Government) — our Sovereign — a scientific investigator of truth, or a fear-mongering gatherer of hate looking to “win”? I supposedly create “pyramid organizations” — different from normal “organizations”.

The implication is somehow “pyramid” is improper: I am at the “top” or “apex”, control everything unchecked, in some “sinister” and unspecified way. How is “pyramid” different than a restaurant, private corporation, or even the US Attorney’s office? Some will say each of these likely answer to some check and balance system so even with a small, sole proprietorship — a restaurant for example — that owner must answer to the Health Department. If it were true I created businesses wherein I answer to no one, I still, in the least, answer to the law (If I didn’t, I would not be incarcerated.)

Whether the subject is great like Steve Jobs, or tiny such as a local sole proprietor business: within one’s creation, one often has unbridled authority yet, more globally, all must answer to others such as customers, employees, vendors, and in the highest sense, the law. So why label organizations I create “pyramid” which imparts undefined, vague, negativity?

The answer is simple: hate.

This label, “pyramid”, is a raw conduit for hate. The prosecution believes they “need” to apply this hate because it increases their chance of “winning”. Shouldn’t the application of hate be abhorrent? Should the prosecution even be concerned about “winning”? What does the application of the hate-label “pyramid” have to do with the pursuit of truth? Doesn’t hate obscure the truth? Don’t I, as the defendant, deserve an approach free of hate or mockery?

Doesn’t every defendant in a civilized justice system deserve that as a minimum?

The following is a more extreme example of how hate, through prejudice, was allowed in my case: The abortion records of several of my past and present partners were allowed into evidence and presented to the jury. These are confidential records of adult women voluntarily choosing this legal option. Note: abortions have nothing to do with my charges. The majority of the members of my jury stated they believe abortion is murder. This evidential allowance violates, in the least, the intent of the HIPPA laws, shames people associated with me, and generates tremendous anger, hate, and prejudice towards me, my community, and my actions.

If using hate is part of a conviction, then the defendant is likely innocent. A legitimate conviction wouldn’t permit the use of hate. An impartial party, or person, would find hate both obscuring and repugnant to justice. If the defendant was guilty as charged, strictly the facts and the law would suffice: hate would not be allowed.

In contrast to the over-permissiveness of the above is a decision relating to the sex trafficking charge. An essential witness for the prosecution (and an alleged victim) lives a double life: On the normal, plain side, she presents herself as child-like, family loving, and innocent. On the alternative side, she has had a significant partner with an international reputation as a sexual “bad boy” with both civil and criminal challenges relating to sex. Her alleged sex trafficking experience was a self-styled enactment of a fantasy relating directly to her past, more extreme, sexual experiences. All of her alternative activities, fantasies, and proof of these things were barred from my trial. This was allegedly to “protect” the prosecution’s witness, but was done at the expense of justice.

Even with this extreme bias, there was no evidence presented of commercial sex — a required element of this charge — yet, I was found guilty of this contemptible crime which carries a fifteen year minimum sentence.

Here is a summary of two more of my charges which lacked the appropriate elements: Firstly, the charge of forced labor. My life partner of 30 years died of cancer in November 2016. She was a prominent community leader, founder of an international women’s movement, and a beloved friend and mentor to thousands of people. The community was helping put together a memorial service for her. One person in the community, who was also in the now infamous sorority, told me she would do anything to help. She was a person to whom I had given access to as much cash as she needed to pay for things like rent, courses, and expenses incurred in traveling to and from Albany.

Unbeknownst to me, she worked five to six hours to transcribe a video of my deceased partner for that memorial: the prosecution is calling this “forced labor”. If this person believed she should have been paid, she could have just taken the money from the cash made available to her. This “forced labor” charge, in the minimum, does not meet the “knowingness” or “coercion” elements of the crime.

Considering the deep sorrow surrounding the death of my well-loved, 30-year partner, it is cruel to charge this baseless count. It is also
insulting to all victims who have actually experienced the raw ugliness of true “forced labor”.

Secondly, the charge of tax evasion. In short, there was no tax imposed, due, or potentially due, on any of the transactions shown by the prosecution. All transactions were straight forward, signed by the relevant party, and all transactions and monies were examined and processed by an accounting firm run by the past commissioner of the IRS. How could there possibly be tax evasion?

Answer: it is not possible, and the elements of the crime were not even possible. The prosecution used hate and created prejudice by showing large expenditures on a credit card to imply taxes were being “evaded”.

The prosecution should be ashamed for this is a sleight-of-hand obscuring the truth and destroying innocence; all for the satisfaction of
winning.

Why would the prosecution build a case with direct lies, using coercion, prejudicial strategies and tactics to “win”, while destroying lives, relationships, and businesses?

The answer is simple: hate.

When I was a little boy, I wanted to be a hero. I think many little kids do. But as a little boy, I was to save the world.

As I grew older, I found saving the world was not simple — and often the practicalities of life (cleaning my room, going to school, and the struggles of being a little kid) just seemed to get in the way. Still, in the back of my mind, I held the knowledge I could be a hero.

I matured further, gaining the responsibilities of an older boy. When I learned about historic events — like the American Revolution, or the struggles for racial equality — I believed all the great opportunities to do something meaningful had passed, and I wished I could have been born earlier in history so I could have stepped up, and stood with the forefathers of yesterday, to make a difference.

PART 2
Then came the thought: I bet some child, about my age, generations from now, will look back and wish he were in my shoes, with my opportunities for the future. I had been seeing opportunities for greatness in retrospect. The people of the past, who later became heroes, did not see their present-times, or lives, as anything great or special — most of the time they saw themselves in the middle of struggles, often disasters. Their natures were heroic, and therefore their lives became heroic. Heroism was not earned from seeking heroic opportunities: heroism was a state of character and compassionate being. It was from this recognition, at the ripe old age of about twelve, I decided to deliberately and mindfully seek to be a good, caring, considerate person in each moment, for the rest of my life. This indeed would take a bit of practice: practices I still observe and hold sacred to this day yet have not been able to perfect.

Sometimes I would fail completely yet other times, as if by miraculous chance, I would have the presence of mind to succeed. My eighteenth birthday was such an occasion: I had been my mother’s sole care-giver since I was eight. My parents were divorced, I was an only child, and my mother had a progressively debilitating heart condition. For my eighteenth birthday, the day before I left for my sophomore year of college, I recognized and became very grateful for my life, and all that my mother had given me. After all, my birthday should really be a celebration of her giving me this life, and the heroism of motherhood: Through the years of her
illness, both my mother and I struggled with each other, but in spite of her condition, she had provided me with the support I needed to not only survive, but to have a great deal of joy. I really didn’t have much to do with my birth — and thereby my birthday — I was merely a passenger.

On my eighteenth birthday, I created a celebration of my mother, and not only expressed my gratitude for the life she gave me, but also a celebration of her as a person. This was one of those times in my life when I truly saw beyond the day-to-day struggles and rose appropriately to the occasion.

Here is the bittersweetness of life: This incident forever uplifted me and my awareness. I left for college the next day, and never saw my mother in our home again. Although she came to visit me once, briefly, that semester during Parents’ Day, she died suddenly on December 13, the week before final exams.

Beware of what you wish for — you might just get it. In this case, a seeming opportunity to do something important for the greater good. And so my “opportunity” did come.

Ultimately, during my current legal struggle, I was presented with a choice: Plead guilty to certain charges (of which I am innocent) and potentially spend the next sixteen years (best scenario) in a low-security prison with the comparatively nice benefits of a track, baseball field, recreation center, library, two to four days a week of multi-hour visitation (almost full days in certain facilities), face-to-face visits with loved ones, and access to making phone calls every day; or go to trial, in what seemed a very biased, unfair situation, and face living in a maximum security facility, potentially, in solitary confinement with one optional hour per day alone, outside in a cage for exercise, extremely limited one-hour visits allowed though a glass window, with a phone for sound, and one fifteen-minute phone call per month, for the rest of my days.

Essentially live, and eventually die, alone in a single cell.

If I pled guilty, I would have to lie to the court and the world, betraying myself, my actions, and even my co-defendants who had already plead guilty to lesser, sometimes different, charges. I would also waive my rights to continue fighting, protesting the truth, and worst of all: I would be obeying and feeding hate. Hate loves when we fear it so much, we cower before it and abandon the light of truth. The question resolved to “How strong in the truth was I? How brave was I?” I further examined the question by pretending the choice was between immediate freedom (but having to plead guilty to crimes I did not do, and waiving all legal rights to fight for truth) or solitary confinement forever. For seven days I imagined I was pleading guilty in exchange for freedom. During that week, I felt like the conflict would relax, but it was the relaxation of death: I had died. I then imagined fighting for the rest of my life, losing each and every contest, from solitary confinement.

When I imagined fighting for the truth, under these oppressive conditions, alone until the end of my days, I felt a deep sense of adversarial darkness, but I felt alive! (Throughout this whole conflict, no matter how dark the times, when I focus on the light of truth, I feel strong and alive.) If this were not my fight, or about the truth relating me, my life, and my life’s work (as with many innocent people who plead guilty), I might have felt differently, but I felt completely committed that this was what I needed to do. How could I ever be free if I betrayed myself to hate? The struggle of life is to fight for our truth. If we deny ourselves this basic motivation, we have died in our soul. I had two other people I morally needed to consult through my attorneys: My partner of fifteen years, with whom I have a 21-month old son, and one of my co-defendants who has always supported me, and still does. This co-defendant said she would totally support whatever decision I made, and my fifteen-year partner said she knew I would not plead guilty: this is what I was born to do.

With these affirmations, I held up the sword of truth and entered the darkness of hate.

Was I being a hero? Some might say I was, but for me there was nothing heroic about it: I simply had no living choice — to choose the escape of a plea was to die personally; my conscience would allow no other experience. I would rather die in the physical world than
betray the truth, my life’s work, and everyone who ever knew me.

That was the small, selfish reason I made the choice. Beyond that, there was another important benefit: There have been many wrongs done to my community, friends, loved ones, co-defendants, and myself. Although my very experienced, reputable legal team acknowledges these wrongs, saying they are truly terrible and improper (and I have a good number of these all rolled into my case), they accept many of these injustices today because they are so common! The founders of our justice system would roll over in their graves, yet these destroyed rights have become “acceptable” and even routine. Transgressions like: the Government intentionally lying, the utilization of irrelevant hate to obscure the truth in order to win, intentional and malicious corruption of witnesses and exonerating evidence, and coercion used to force people to lie and/or plea — are all the ugly tactics of the very criminals that are supposed to be brought to justice! There have been many books written about this, but the only way this horrible progression will ever stop is some incident or event must abruptly change this course. It will not change by itself! Hopefully, my case is visible enough, my treatment wrongful enough, and I am innocent enough, so this is that event.

For justice, and the multitudes of people who’ve been victimized by the sickness of hate within our compromised justice system, please help this be the turning point. (Yes, a criminal handled improperly by, amongst other things, being over-charged, or coerced into a plea, is a victim — no criminal is so much a criminal that we abandon justice.) We are witness to a diseased ambition changing the pursuit of truth into the narcissistic glory of winning, and virtuous power into thuggish bullying and coercion. The Sovereign should be as eager to exonerate an indicted defendant through innocence as to convict though guilt: how it’s representatives conduct themselves within the process of justice is a direct measure of our compassion and humanity.

As a metaphor, I find myself a non-violent soldier on a battlefield: my sole weapon is my character. I am not the lowest ranking foot soldier, but certainly I am not a high-ranking officer.

Our ranks represent our contribution to team humanity, and our earned right to lead that team. The battle we are fighting is for virtuous justice, and our opponent: hate. In particular, this battle is waged over the conduct of the Sovereign: Is it dedicated to truth (virtuous) or to winning (hateful)? Are the accused upheld (virtuous) or is punishment and damage inflicted upon the accused, his or her loved ones, friends, associates, and businesses (hateful)? In short, is our Sovereign virtuous or hateful? There is no gray area, in-between, or part-time!

Here I stand in the middle of this massive conflict which affects so many people and the very notion of freedom. Suddenly, I find myself alone, in a fortuitous clearing, where I can potentially make a global difference. I don’t know why I’ve been granted this visibility or potential power, but here I am. Yes, I can, and should, potentially reverse my trial verdict, but just as importantly — even more so — something good can be done!

As I am caught amidst a swirling miasma of prejudicial hate, much of which is flat-out untrue, but none of which relates, or even should relate, to the law of my case, will this hate win? Will the prejudice infect justice so the law is ignored and innocence not upheld?

I need at least one experienced, vociferous, unrelenting justice advocate to join this effort, bring meaning and social value to this dark time, and turn the monologue of hate about my case into a dialog — a conversation — about truth. Although my personal situation is wrongful and inhumane, it has even greater consequences for anyone who is affected by our justice system — hopefully all people under the sun who would recite the pledge, “for liberty and justice for all”!

For me, as a chance, nationally visible figure, immersed in an amplified, hateful, injustice: I am innocent, but can I be free?

 

***

 


About the author

Correspondent

182 Comments

Click here to post a comment

Leave a Reply

  • Bargaining stage. ‘the struggle of life is to fight for our truth, if we deny ourselves that basic motivation we have died in our soul’ From the guy who stole people’s ‘truths’, taking pleasure in the ruination of souls. Kristen Snyder is a cold case. The legal system didn’t respond to women – until old money took him to court.

  • Keith said: “How could I ever be free if I betrayed myself to hate? The struggle of life is to fight for our truth. If we deny ourselves this basic motivation, we have died in our soul.”

    This is so true.

    • This is horseshit word salad. Let’s debate this online. You want to go first or me? It’s horseshit statements like this that effed people in the head. It means absolutely nothing. Zip. Zero. Zilch. It’s made up uselessness.

  • This mighty soldier of truth lied about everything to everyone his entire life – even about the mundane – and hid in a closet to let Lauren deal with the Mexican Federales with machine guns. I don’t see a valiant soldier for truth, I just smell chicken shit.

  • This letter is consistent of the Keith that I know. He is clearly a very deep thinker that has spent much time thinking about how to hold himself. What has happened to him I believe to be a deep injustice and a concern for all citizens as it could be anyone next.

  • I have been following this case for a while and it seemed so one-sided in the media, that it makes me skeptical. Who knows what the truth is but as in life, things are rarely black and white. What if some of what he says is true? The jury determined he did these crimes, then he should serve time, especially with respect to having sex with underage minors but I don’t think he was charged with that crime for some reason.

    Regardless, if what he says the government did is true – any part of it – that is f**cked up. I am not naive to think the legal system is perfect but the legal system is made up of people and if there are some bad apples in that system, the system becomes corrupt and that, my friend, is bad news for everyone one of us.

  • I’ve noticed that cult leaders – and their followers – seem to engage in a lot of psychological protection. For example, it’s classic that they – typically narcissists, and similar to others of that kind – accuse others of what they themselves are guilty of.

    Reading what Raniere wrote, I can’t help but think of the doggedly hateful way he went after ex girlfriends and former business partners.

    He also spins his arrest in Mexico in a classic self-serving and victimized way, portraying himself as persecuted for almost no reason.

    His apologism of trying to paint the case as being about “alternative lifestyle and beliefs” is also textbook apologism, avoiding recognition of the actual abusive practices that are really at the heart of the objections of society at large, and legal actions.

    • Right! He was (allegedly) there to see his 15-year partner & 21-month-old son. Oh! And also to get a group blow job from the 8 other branded-near-their-vaginas slave women he is having a sexual relationship with that he brought along. Except he does not mention that part. Or the fact that he was with those women not his ” partner” and very young son at the time of his arrest.

  • He and others in the group always talk about these random un-named people (which makes it clear to me it is invented) “Some analysts have called me a “philosopher king” (I don’t think “king” really applies) and say I am a threat to powers beyond my view”. What he really means is – I think I am really great, best on the planet and nothing will shake me from that view.

    When his victim says he had sex with her at 15 it is a bit hard for him to say that did not happen.

  • Look at the part about his maman. Therein lies the key to his psyche, he says they had a relationship where he was her caregiver, they did not get along at times he says. Then she died. Wonder if it was really her heart or did he give her something to make her die? Like he did his beloved women he speaks of.

    • That is a legitimate question. What if he contributed to her illness all along to hasten her death? Patient zero. Experiment #1. Shudder. I think if you’re raniere’s age and one of the “best” character anecdotes that you can dredge up in your defense is being nice to your mom once as a teenager – that really says more against you, than for you. I guess a less heartwarming story about the son he denied having, still never mentions, paid no child support for and the prolonged terrorizing of kk for birthing him would not have played as well.

    • Read a page or two of Mein Kampf. Hitler wrote it in jail, about his life, mother, etc.

      Will make sense then. Same format.

      • I’ve read all of Mein Kampf. Actually purchased the book. Don’t think the Hitler estate profited from my purchase.

        It was kinda boring to get through, but I was curious to find out why so many people chose to follow a man who led them down such a devastatingly evil path. I appreciated the opportunity to go straight to the source in my attempt to understand what the hell happened.

        • Coffee Sipping Allison, there’s a little fact most people don’t understand: the problems in the world today are a direct result of World War 1, not World War 2, even though we study WW2 so much more in school.

          WW1 destroyed the Ottoman empire, and France, et al, divided the Middle East into warring tribes.

          Most importantly, however, was the Treaty of Versailles, which punished Germany to such depths, they were ripe for a madman.

          My Bachelor’s is in German. Ask away if you wish!

          • Yes I think know what you mean about World War I. I’ve read All Quiet on the Western Front among a handful of other WWI Germany-themed books.

          • What about the post WWI spread of anti-Semiticism, scapegoating the Jews — the only money lenders due to Christian rules forbidding it — the scapegoats for Germany’s economic depression, Herr Fool Me Not?

  • Wah wah wah – he has spent the last two decades talking about accountability and responsibility and morality, yet still cannot show an ounce of it himself. A true narcissist.

  • “There have been many books written about this, but the only way this horrible progression will ever stop is some incident or event must abruptly change this course. It will not change by itself! Hopefully, my case is visible enough, my treatment wrongful enough, and I am innocent enough, so this is that event.”

    Talk about a narcissist and martyr all wrapped up into one!
    ************
    Of his five co-defendants, “All are innocent, but all plead guilty; two even cooperated, with one of them testifying.”

    So…Lauren testified, did her Mommy cooperate as well?
    ************
    For all of those who condemn Frank for posting this, had he teased all and said he had a post-conviction email from KR, everyone would have begged him to publish it.

    I do find it fascinating as KR wants to portray himself as the second coming of Jesus and, therefore, his followers should right the wrong of which he was convicted. Apparently, he thinks he has carried a cross for all of their sins.

    And, once again, he puts out the call for someone to help reverse this injustice…. (“I need at least one experienced, vociferous, unrelenting justice advocate to join this effort, bring meaning and social value to this dark time, and turn the monologue of hate about my case into a dialog — a conversation — about truth.”) Nine months later and what have we heard from such advocates?…..crickets.

    And it is funny how he conveniently leaves out many of the details which made the charges go forward and ended with the guilty verdict.

    But, basically, yeah — a whole lotta word salad!

    • “I am innocent enough…”

      Of what are you “innocent enough” of, Keith?

      In all the bloated self-inflated nonsense that was written similar in its grandiosity to his CV he put online, not a single word of what I mostly skimmed through was written by the “smartest man in the world” to rebut any of the governmental evidence put forth regarding the charges against him that he was convicted of.

      Not one. Come on Keith, do your own homework.

      You know what the best evidence of innocence is? Good character.

      Do you really think all of the damage you’ve done, the bridges you’ve burned, and the requital of what you’re own hands have wrought are injustices against you?

      Keith thinks because he didn’t have an EXPLICIT hand in all the things he directed with manipulative bad intent wrapped in faux good intentions, it makes him somehow “innocent enough” of the charges. Keith’s narcissism has built high walls of delusion around himself that he will never be able to surmount. Before you can change, you have to accept that there is something that must be changed, and Keith is far, far away from that.

  • Keith lacks emotional awareness. He didn’t grow up to be himself, lacking insight, conflict resolution and admitting his mistakes. Although he is undoubtedly very intelligent, he has not been able to show this to the world, only from the wrong side and with a temporary impact. Despite his achievements in treating Tourette’s syndrome and other problems, he was unable to treat people. I think he’s one of those people who needed to rule over others because he couldn’t do that to someone he cared about in some situations. Hostage negotiators say similar personality types take hostages for these reasons. I’m sharing the thoughts of one of my favorite writers about toxic people.

    Csaba Szikszai: “His behavior may be the most evil and a real devil, but it won’t affect me just because I want him to.
    Because his opinion of me is very cruel, and he tells me well, he throws it bluntly and forcefully at my head… You don’t have to take it into account.

    My own opinion of myself wears a steel shield, rock-hard and unspeakable. I’m not a victim! I’m the ruler of my life! There are no toxic people, just victim-conscious people who need an explanation, feedback confirmation that they’re really victims.

    If you feel like you don’t know what to do with each other, you can’t handle yourself yet. It’s never too late to learn.
    Your own venom was produced by your inertia. Basically, he was able to get the fuse out like that because you met someone just like you.
    If you see him as toxic, so are you. I’m insulting you? I hope not! But look what’s happening.

    Two forces go against each other and one pushes the other down. That’s all it is! And when you think you’re a victim, you don’t actually find the catch on the other one, and since you can’t find it, you really swallow the poison lying on your back and maybe you never want to see this man again. Only because you think you’re defeated! Believe yourself! That’s the point. “

  • I doubt Frank will publish this comment – he may say it’s bc it’s all under investigation through his FBI pals or one of the documentary projects he’s doing, etc. — but I think it’s time NiceGuy knew his chivalry — and I believe it is sincere on his part — has been used before to harass other commenters.

    NiceGuy, back when you were surmising that Bangkok was a smitten neighbor of mine with an oedipal complex, lo and behold an indoor armchair recliner with binoculars dangling from it appeared in our neighbor’s yard, positioned very conspicuously and obviously to make it appear we were being spied upon just as you described. Dylan’s LVN, btw, observed this along with several other witnesses. It was reported to local police. It was photographed.

    Along with a few other oddities that occurred, as well, as Frank well knows —broken pieces of stone with “ESP” engraved on it and dummy “spy gear devices” appeared in our yard, years expired, moldy food appeared in our fridge, Dylan’s wheelchair was vandalized while at his program, we were very obviously being tailed, our license plate was constantly unscrewed in parking lots, fluids tampered with, etc., etc., etc. As Frank once put it, we were literally “under siege.”

    There was also an apparent “break-in” to our home where critical items regularly went missing only to turn up again after being reported by caregivers, etc. Indeed, once I did ‘catch’ a young, Hispanic boy in a red hoodie climbing over our back fence. When I reported that with Dylan’s LVN who witnessed, it took 3 hours for the police to respond and the officer who finally did appear was from Ojai — hours away from US — and became very flustered when I asked for his card and when a local officer, Sergeant Rinaldi, finally appeared and began likewise questioning the Ojai officer responding to the call, 3 hours after the fact. The Ojai Officer, btw, somehow knew about Dylan’s medical trust fund and suggested I inform the Trustee of some of these incidents — at the time I believed Dylan’s life was being put in danger — which I did.

    This was many months after the death threats and frozen snakes and such that went on around the time Frank was our house guest at a different location.

    My point to you, however, NiceGuy, is that without realizing it you were played as a pawn to make it appear that the harassment we were undergoing was — as you insisted — all the evil design of some horny, smart ass kid on FR named “Bangkok” — who happened to be my neighbor. Twice.

    Given your computer acumen, your sincerity, etc., I was nearly convinced of it myself though the kid in question — were there one — would have had to have had NXIVM resources and data available to him. It could happen. Frank bought it, apparently. That or, IDK, Jeff Peterson suggested Dennis Burke? I always suspected my ex and caregivers after NXIVM itself. And have reason to believe NX influenced them both. Look at how easily you were used, NiceGuy, yourself.

    Matter of fact, btw, that house was occupied by temporary workers from Kansas contracted to assist the State with fire clearance in CA. Frank has that evidence as do others, including their vehicle tags. The neighbors were possibly involved — at the very least, they accommodated the placement of the chair in the bushes in “their” yard.

    • Heidi-

      I understand everything you are saying. I do not and have not any access to the Frank Report servers so I can not argue the point one way or another.

      If I had to bet, I would say it’s Bangkok, the precocious tot, who enjoys pranking. Bangkok acts like a little dick was to get attention.

      I believe Frank agrees with me.

      *********************
      I also believe you should contact Frank directly and not post any more information on the Frank Report that your Ex or the other-side can read. Please contact Frank directly.
      ******************************

      I wish you well!

      • Frank told me long ago that Bangkok’s[redacted] If you’re going to continue to speculate on his or “her” identity (Frank’s recently said Bangkok’s gender is unknown), I don’t live anywhere near Irvine. Bangkok is not, was never my neighbor.

  • Responding to EWO. But Keith Raniere, the white savior of Mexico sits okay with you? Did you enjoy the recording of him yelling at Mexicans about how to be better Mexicans?

  • Only a white woman could think to claim that a few hours of homework to be used for a friend’s memorial and that she volunteered to do is forced labor. This is truly abhorrent. When I read forced labor over and over again in the media, I was expecting tons of people being forced against their will to do horrific tasks. White women have gone too far this time and the court allowed this??? I agree this is spitting in the face of true victims of forced labor. Disgusting.

    • -Eyes Wide Open

      You should take some time to familiarize yourself with the criminal case instead of taking the word of Keith Raniere, a “white” man.

      In addition to the “white women”, a young Mexican woman, who was an illegal alien, was forced to perform labor under duress.

      Color has nothing to do with it.

      -“White women have gone too far this time”

      You say “white women” — what does that mean exactly? Color is immaterial to this particular case. Race was never an issue. You have brought race into it.

      You should be aware a BLACK woman involved with Nxivm, vowed to be a slave of a white woman and Keith Raniere. Her name is Michele Hatchette. She is still his sworn DOS slave ’til this day.
      What do you say now?

      Pardon the pun, but—that’s a horse of a different color now, isn’t it.

      😉

      • I’m very familiar with the actual case. When you read the transcripts and look at the letter of the law, one woman calling the reviewing of articles for a few hours does not meet the elements of a forced labor charge. When you see the media present the horrific charge of forced labor, the public does not know this was one woman sitting at a laptop for a few hours to finish a project for a friend’s funeral.

        I believe you are referring to a different part of the case when you mention a young Mexican woman. The only element used to bring the forced labor conviction was Nicole’s testimony. I’m happy to review this if you can cite the specific page of the trial. Believe me, I thought I was mistaken too the first few times I reviewed it.

        Re the race issue, it is my humble opinion that the public would not buy this from a black woman but a pretty white woman saying it has a different kind of power in our current culture. That is my personal observation from my time here on earth. You, of course, have every right to disagree.

        To your point about Michele, I think this just further illustrates my point. She is not claiming that any task she ever chose to do which she seems to believe has bettered her life was either forced or labor. My impression from what she has communicated to the media is that she recognizes the larger picture of how doing this would dishonor real victims of forced labor and she also seems to have the lived experience that the world and the justice system wouldn’t swarm to her rescue and mangle the boundaries of the law even if she did.

        Regardless of our differing opinions though, I think it is worth recognizing that the elements don’t meet the criteria of a forced labor charge – and the fact that this passed as such sets a dangerous precedent.

        • Eyes Wide Open,

          Thank you for taking the time to address my comment and elaborate on what you meant.

          —Re the race issue, it is my humble opinion that the public would not buy this from a black woman but a pretty white woman saying it has a different kind of power in our current culture. That is my personal observation from my time here on earth. You, of course, have every right to disagree.

          I’m in 100% agreement. Most white people would not buy it or care. Maybe if it were Halle Berry or Oprah? 😉 In all seriousness, you are right.

          When you write short terse comments such as “white- women have gone too far this time and the court allowed this???”…You allow the other-side to ridicule you and write you off.

          Now, I understand where you are coming from and I am in agreement with you.

          Again, thank you for responding.

          And have a good day! 😉

    • This sounds like a very special piece of pleading. It’s almost as if the writer thinks it might be effective to hold Keith Raniere to be a victim of white female entitlement?

      In terms of Nxivm defence, I’d say you’re scraping the barrel. Somewhat insulting to the very real issues of racial injustice, which along with the broader issues of justice reform, cannot really be reduced to the travails of a hopeless, somewhat fascistic ex-cult, not without covertly inserting all sorts of fictitious premises, and, of course, telling outright lies. I feel sorry for the sister Michele Hatchette, who has been so deluded as to reference Belle Hooks in her apologia of Nxivm.

      Now, I know for a fact that wasn’t appreciated.

    • Eyes Wide Open,

      Not all white people are evil racists.

      Some white people:
      1.Freed the slaves
      2.Passed civil rights legislation
      3. Voted for Obama

      We aren’t all evil. Your comment does a disservice to the fight for equality of all races.

      Comments such as, “White women have gone too far this time and the court allowed this???”….

      …..Cause divisiveness and give the actual-
      “white racists” ammunition to attack us.

    • Eyes Wide Open: The jury at the NXIVM trial was racially diverse. They convicted Raniere on the charge of forced labor of Nicole. The speed with which the jury came to a verdict suggests that there were no debates in the jury room about the victims’ white privilege.

      • There is NO SUCH THING as “white privilege”.

        Ethnic Polish people in Chicago where blacks kill everyone at an alarming rate, are not privileged.

        It is a term used by fifth column assholes to artificially elevate themselves at the expense of others. It is a way to guilt weak people into giving up their will and self esteem and give them stuff. It is a way for jealous people to bring others down.

        Go read what Azerbaijan assholes are saying about Armenians after stealing more of their land and wiping out their heritage to pretend they don’t exist. Look at the hatred they have for their victims. Look how Muslim women talk so fondly of the crimes of their species. Yet white women have such hatred for the men of their race.

        All this liberal shit in the West is a cancer.

        • Speaking in such absurd generalizations of other races and peoples in ironically stereotypical form, as some sort of virtual compensation for certain critical terms associated with your white race that you find offensive, neither makes them true nor offers anything of substance.

          • No, Spanky, everything said above is correct, [redacted]

            You are not oppressed, you [redacted].

            White people of any ethnic background are not the worst people in the world.

            [redacted] and others are worse than all white nations combined. Historically and to this day.

            White people are doormats for [redacted]

            All you do is [redacted].

            Christians are not worse than Muslims.

            Scandinavian people are not privileged.

            Mediterranean people are not privileged.

            Slavic people are not privileged.

            White people, having the best civilization and being numerically higher in number in their own countries, while others [redacted] is not privilege.

            Nobody owes you anything. You are not oppressed. [Redacted]

            Go and spread diversity in your own country.

            Now go and cry about “those two words” and get some singing lessons. And some pussy.

          • I love free speech and often side with it against civility. Of course, I tried to tone down the racism. But somebody started this ball rolling with a comment about white privilege or whites going too far. So why not permit the rebuttal which is that those calling whites privileged are privileged themselves. I am not saying I agree with that. I have no opinion. I am not even white, according to some people’s standards, being Sicilian.

            Maybe in time these two commenters will grow to like each other, possibly respect each other, by making good arguments, and realizing that it is fun to attack each other anonymously. It’s the easiest thing in the world.

          • “Maybe in time these two commenters will grow to like each other,”

            I don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m not the one who even mentioned white privilege (Dianne Lispon was). I just responded to someone who became combative with the term and started to stereotypically attack other peoples and races because of it, which is highly inappropriate. This type of reaction indicates that such a person is racist themselves–a virtual Karen.

            By the way, “white privilege” is not an absolute term that applies to all white peoples across regions or countries during all time periods. It has to do with a temporal social condition in particular region or country, the social, political, economic, and other governmental institutions of which claim to treat all minorities equally de jure, e.g., America, which is considered a melting pot of various peoples of different skin tones, religions, cultures, etc.,, when in fact, de facto, they do not.

          • *of which claim to treat all minorities*

            should be “of which claim to treat the majority and all minorities…”

            Please edit.

          • Love it.
            Say it loud and say it proud, Sicilian Frank! And I thought the Irish were the only non-white whites!!

    • @eyes wide open:
      Agreed. As a white woman myself, I’ll venture a guess that those women prob weren’t even aware of how abhorrent what they were doing is (claiming to be victims of forced labor) because they were being enabled by the people around them, which includes men, as well as by the system itself. Add that to blissful ignorance about true forced labor victims etc.

    • It is a cult issue rather than a black and white issue. People in cults do a lot of work for just about no pay including scientologists in the sea org. The FLDS also used children to pick pecan nuts (and were prosecuted) and endless young boys aged 12 out of school forever working in construction in the US.

      If someone did a memorial for one afternoon for nothing – no problem. It was the persuading women to Albany, conning them into giving up good careers and earnings or starting them on one higher salary and bringing it down and down and down which was the wickedness.

  • Now we can watch a kind of summation of Raniere’s masquerade, as being someone who conned himself and therefore, had to work to con others, as being someone who pretended that he had superior “knowledge, insight and compassion” to communicate. And as one watches his attempts at prestidigitation to excuse his misdeeds, here lumbers a consciousness, round and round in circles of delusionary self-perception. Again, through a glass, darkly. It will have to be a long goodnight. Raniere cannot see himself yet. There seems to be no soul medicine dispensary here on earth for what ails him. It is every man, every woman, every child, here as experimental artists, searching our bits of awareness for “who am I?” What is reactionary, versus what is truly responsive? We are the actors and we are the audience. Hoo-zah. Whoo-zat? Spinning and spinning, infinitesimal yet boundless. Who signed up for this deal? Who?

    So Raniere was and is caught in a trap. He could have been born okay, or maybe not. From now on, he is on sabbatical, locked away with no more Nancy Salzman to homogenize him and no more emperor’s new clothes. Alone with his memories of sexually abusing the young, the innocent and those who were simply vulnerable or who trusted him. This fuckwit tried to claim that sex with him was oh-so-spiritually enlightening, rarefied, evolutionary. His SPERM was his sacrificial sacrament like an exploding trick cigar, only a dud. Raniere has no explosive element. Raniere is a weak fart. Dust and gas. Debris? Debris from what? A shipwreck?

    Too bad he didn’t just run a nonkosher hotdog stand, but oink, oink.

    Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin.’ (Billy Preston, 1974) Eh-yuh. Presto chango is the only worldly guarantee, and now Raniere is his very own rat on the wheel, probably at least until death “does he part.” He missed out on learning self-control.

    This disastrous prison of mangled self-perception out of Raniere is a recognizable pattern of dissociative behavior, as well as evidence demonstrating the very pattern of its own perceptive abilities/disabilities and its constrictive limitations. One could call him a disintegrated being, except that is implying that he deserted himself and once had a core of conscience, grounded by self-control. That implication is theoretical and therefore unprovable materially, though. Who knows? Who would want to walk in Raniere’s shoes? This is the opposite of freedom, a perpetual, perceptual living hell. Raniere is not the first derangement, nor is he the final edition. His notoriety is far from original, as someone overpowered by egoic, as opposed to egotistic, psychosis. It is not that subtle, for crying out loud.

    Raniere seems to have been obsessed with his own, secretive and shame-laden inner imprisonment and was driven to imprison the free will of others, to plunge them into a torment beyond his own, as if helplessly impelled to emphasize ultimates of degradation. Perhaps this was his only way to experience fleeting, momentary sensations of glory, of “control” and pathetically, of command, essentially over his own lost, almost infantile self, drowning in an appalling and desperate void of unsatisfiable neediness.

    Tonight our house enjoys three young fellows who are on school vacation. One is eleven, one is twelve and one just turned thirteen. That is huge, beginning to see the young men emerging from the little boys! It is seeing the best of life. Magnificent! Thank God. These fellows are alert but see how innocent they are and have every right in heaven or on earth to be. So I cannot avoid wondering, what happened to Keith Raniere?

    • —”His SPERM was his sacrificial sacrament like an exploding trick cigar, only a dud. ”

      Sometimes I wonder if he didn’t throw some pop rocks into it when the woman wasn’t looking.

    • Just adore your writing, Shivani, but vampires like KAR have no reflection. Although some do eat garlic.

      In other words, IMO, what went wrong with this specimen (lol) happened at a DNA level first. Nature plus nurture and whatever went wrong with that. We know James Raniere preferred heiresses (from L, wherever she went now, too…sigh) and piano playing secretaries. James also obviously didn’t mind Keith shacking up with underage girls at his NYC digs – or apparently suing his son for his share of the spoils — but I’ve been curious about Vera for decades.

      Heard many inconsistencies from Keith long ago (recall hearing some “Madonna/whore syndrome” type stuff) but strongly remember thinking that Keith was always oddly stoic, unmoved when I queried him about Vera’s passing.

      I remember our Mom – who was far more broken up about Vera’s death than Keith himself — admonishing me not to keep ‘pestering’ poor Keith about his poor Mom even though it was THE sympathy play with Keith for a long time and I thought it would help him to vent.

      …That and the cancer and limp from some deformity he prolly got from trying to squeeze a round dickhead into a squared vag.

  • RE Keith Raniere’s Letter:

    Keith Raniere, for a megalomaniac, did make some salient points. The letter is somewhat well written in a,”I am the messiah”, type way.

    Keith wisely chose to address and attack the prosecution’s weakest evidence and testimony from his trial. Very clever.
    ********************************
    THE ONE SALIENT POINT

    The one salient point that I do agree with Kieth Raniere on, and I believe K.R. Claviger would be in agreement to is the following:

    “Ultimately, during my current legal struggle, I was presented with a choice: Plead guilty to certain charges (of which I am innocent) and potentially spend the next sixteen years (best scenario) in a low-security prison with the comparatively nice benefits of a track, baseball field, recreation center, library, two to four days a week of multi-hour visitation (almost full days in certain facilities), face-to-face visits with loved ones, and access to making phone calls every day; or go to trial, in what seemed a very biased, unfair situation, and face living in a maximum security facility, potentially, in solitary confinement with one optional hour per day alone, outside in a cage for exercise, extremely limited one-hour visits allowed though a glass window, with a phone for sound, and one fifteen-minute phone call per month, for the rest of my days.”—Keith Raniere

    This statement is true throughout most Federal R.I.C.O. criminal prosecutions.

    I believe it is no different than saying if you don’t confess, you will be tortured for years. It all amounts to “extortion” to make someone confess.
    ********************
    K.R. Claviger has touched on this topic many times in his writing.

  • Bringing up a victim’s (alleged) sexual history in an attempt to slut-shame is so regressive. And wait. Did Keith just write that this woman had a double life and could not be credibly “childlike, family loving and innocent” and also sexually experienced? The same Keith who waxed on about visiting his 21-month-year-old son & 15-year life partner but neglected to mention he also brought 8 other women along that he was sexually involved with and who were branded with his initials near their genitals and he was gearing up for a group blow job from them all prior to arrest? Instead of say…spending that time with his young son & the mother of his child? That is beyond hypocritical. And so what if she dated a bad guy. That is like 70% of the female population. All it proves is that she has really bad taste in men. And trusts the wrong guys. Vanguard included. And why no mention of his other child?

    • Yes e has a very simplistic view of women as either madonna or whore. He cannot cope if they are as unfaithful to him as he is to them and he liked pretty traditional roles with men as “protectors” etc.

      He twists what happened in such as weird way that he is not credible and yet is so not smart he cannot even see how bad it looks and unconvincing.

  • Hello, everyone. I have to be done here, not because Frank is taking a new direction with this website, but because I feel that Keith’s verbose justification of what he’s done will never end. I need to look at the sunshine and smell the flowers. Perspective: I lost my beloved husband months ago and I feel that I am in a prison from which I will never escape. And I did not threaten, bribe, pressure, or brand anyone. Such is life.

    I find myself in a prison Keith will never understand because he has never known true love as far as I can tell.

    I would like to thank the brave posters still here: Heidi, L, Nutjob; Diane Lipson; KRC, Natashka, as well as others who are likely reading but not posting.

    Also many thanks to Nice Guy for his kindness and balance. He has been a well-needed breath of fresh air. And to Shadow who endeavored to alert us to imminent threats.

    If I have forgotten to mention your name, please forgive me as I am very tired. I hope Keith gets his appeal. That is what our system demands. But I will continue to think that he is a cruel and heartless individual, who spewed alleged “knowledge” in pursuit of his selfish, twisted aims. Prove me wrong. I will still read.

    • Nancy, you are correct and provide us all with wise words. Keith will never truly understand grief. He only grieves for himself and his situation. That is what makes him the deluded psychopath he is. It is so frustrating to hear this broken record. I hear you but while Keith mourns the loss of his lifestyle and adoration, you get to experience the little simple gifts like the sunshine and flowers and friends and laughter, which I am sure will help you feel lighter at times. I am sending you much love in these difficult times 💗

    • Nancy, I joke around here a lot, but in all sincerity, I want to say my heart goes out to you and I’m so sorry for your immeasurable loss.

    • I am sorry for your loss, Nancy. May the sunshine and flowers and good memories help open those prison doors of grief for you.

    • I’m sorry, Nancy. I don’t have loved ones anymore, just one. I don’t know you, I don’t know who you are. As a fellow human being, I wish you clean, fresh air, discover new scents, a soothing ray of sunshine, a cleansing water splash and a sense of peace and love.

    • Nancy-

      I wish you well. I am very sorry for your loss. You will be sorely missed by everyone including myself. I enjoyed your insights, humor, and kind words.

      Best wishes to you!

    • Very sorry to hear of your loss, Nancy.

      But you do not need to leave and let evil get the final say.

      We watch all the degeneracy and evil in the world get away with everything, while what we care about gets trod on. It can feel disheartening and infuriating, but we must not let them win.

      Continue posting and sharing your thoughts. We would rather read your opinions instead of the opinions of filth.

      Peace to you.

    • Wishing you all good things, peace, calm, warmth and comfort. Come back very soon! [Perhaps don’t leave? – Just rest].

      • Totally agree!

        Thanks, Nancy, for all the great insights and contributions. To provide that while going through such a tough time in your life is admirable. We’ll miss you and hope to hear from you soon!

    • Nancy, I just read this and hope you’re still reading comments on here. Again, so sorry for your tragic loss this year. I’ve appreciated and will miss your voice on here but understand you have priorities. Much love and blessings.

  • At age 12, he decided to be a hero.
    Now at age 60, he is a convicted chomo.

    Oh no, wait…….. Keith is the new Jesus!!
    This was the goal all along. Keith’s life on earth is meant to change the justice system.

    Because Keith is in jail now, he has decided this is his purpose in life.
    To “help” humanity fight an unjust legal system.
    Keith is doing this for us……! Keith got “crucified” to save humanity.

    The recommitment ceremony was just a modern version of the Last Supper.

    And when the federales came, Keith was not hiding in the closet…..Keith was already practicing his incarceration. Because that’s how ethical Keith is.

    All for the greater good.

    Glad we cleared that up. Because I started to become a little suspicious, about’s Keith’s motives.

    It’s good to know that we can all sleep a little better tonight.

    Keith’s got our back. He is watching over us.

  • I would like a response from Raniere’s followers with specific details backing these claims of his – citations, articles, specific incidents from their own personal experiences, actual examples of who these detractors of his are, whatever they can offer to actually support these claims.

    “For almost 30 years, I have been an object of hate and prejudice.”

    “my alternative lifestyle and beliefs have lead to intense, international political ill-will, prejudice, and hate.”

    “Some analysts have called me a “philosopher king” … and say I am a threat to powers beyond my view.” – what analysts? when and where?

    “I am pledged to non-violence” – when, where, circumstances of this pledge?

    “lead a peace movement in Mexico” – what has he done as leader of this movement?

    “and the peace segment of the Pan-American games we produced reached an estimated 25 million people.” – OK, that’s nice, and what exactly was his role in producing this? What was the result of reaching all those people?

    That’s all within the first few paragraphs.

    To be clear, I have already formed an opinion on Raniere based upon several years in an intimate relationship with him. Through my experiences with him, I consider him abusive, narcissistic, a massive liar, and exploitative through deliberate deception. But when a friend was invited to a NXIVM intensive and called for my opinion on Raniere before committing, I led with the possibility that people could change. So, can you show me how he’s changed?

    PS My friend did NOT attend NXIVM after all.

  • As the late Kenneth Williams cried, in “Carry on Cleo”, “Infamy, infamy, they’ve all got it in for me!”

    “I have five co-defendants: All are women. One has a grave illness; another is her 40-year old daughter. There is also a well-known actress, an heiress, and another who is a long-term partner of mine”.

    Is Vanguard calling Kathy a life partner? When was she promoted from Hot tub cleaner and Nancy’s gardener? Kathy should examine herself for any suspicious lumps.

  • Rewatching old ‘Columbo’ under lockdown and showing right now is ‘Murder – A Self-Portrait’ (1989). Quite interesting to see Max the painter and his harem of ‘sister wives’. You could almost imagine Keith and his ‘inner circle’, and how he manipulates them with a mixture of charm, threats and guilt-tripping, promises that they are ‘the One’ … I think the term ‘avatar baby’ had not been coined back then. And of course, a ‘meaningful’ life supporting the great world reformer (this time through the medium of Art. Complete with a ‘traitor/defector’ wife he can’t let go of and ends up killing (literally, not by a thousand cuts through lawsuits). All the while looking oh so much like the model citizen who wouldn’t hurt a fly. Also ‘gaslighting’ attempts to suggest his wife might have committed ‘suicide’. Life imitating art, at its best. And then enters Columbo (Frank P) … Frank, do you own a crumpled old raincoat, by any chance?

    The Nxivm-5 might want to get together for a party and download this episode and watch it together; quite instructive, down to the ‘narcissistic’ “and this is how you behave when I am in need of comfort” (after just killing his wife). Sounds like something KR might have said to his followers after the death of Pam C. And the ‘cri du coeur’ “you are killing me. How am I supposed to work” (save the world) when you are behaving this way.

    Not to give the plot away, but I think most people would have watched Columbo by now 🙂 … In a nice twist, the ‘sister-wives’ eventually see the light, and in an act of sisterly solidarity, leave Max all at once, with him running after them with his fists raised, wowing they would return to him (the Nxivm 9)? Maybe there’s still some hope for the N-5?

    • I went on a Columbo binge about two years ago. Not a great show to drift off to sleep while watching. Waking up to that grating voice is disorienting and a little bit terrifying. Much prefer Kojak’s bass tones.

      I remember that episode you’ve described. There is truly nothing new under the sun.

      • Why is Columbo boring to you? I can’t get bored with his head scratching and his sure-cut instincts. And his sense of humor, of course. He’s a big favorite.

        • —”Why is Columbo boring to you?”

          It’s not boring to me, but kind of soothing. Something about the time period when it was filmed makes me feel calm and comforted. Hence, the drifting off to sleep when it’s on. But I agree with you, Nomin, it’s not boring.

  • Under what circumstances, with no training whatsoever, does Keith Raniere have the right to hold himself out as a sex therapist?

    Zero.

    He’s not licensed. He has no medical background. He failed to follow protocol when conducting medical experiments.

    He allowed ZERO scrutiny and sued people into oblivion.

    Yet here he is, allowing traumatized women to use his body to overcome sexual pasts.

    More word salad. Don’t fall for it.

  • I think the smartest man in the world is confusing the word “Hate” with “Justice,” in this missive.
    Vive Executive Success.

  • This sounds more like Mein Kampf than anything. His struggle.

    But thoughts:

    I first ask myself if Keith ever had a buddy, a soul mate. Not someone who he did business with. Not anyone who’s job it was to bring him women.

    A friend. Even a dog. To connect to the spirit, the universe, so he can accept life rather than conquer something.

    If you are reading this Keith, not everyone hates you. I don’t even know you. We’ve never met, and other than running into your students at Mocha Lisa’s, I never took a class– but know people who did.

    They tell me the same thing: In the beginning, the classes were awesome. But then something changed, and not for the better.

    So instead of blaming everything on hate, use this time to examine what got you to where you are.

    We all make mistakes. All of us. And sometimes admitting it is better.

    You’ve lost your power. Now heal.

    Just an opinion from an outsider who doesn’t hate you.

    My opinion.

    • Very nicely said, FMN. And it is valid to point out that apparently, the people in Keith’s immediate orbit were there largely to bring him money, fresh females, and services (such as housekeeping, errands, cooking). Likely all would say “Yes” to any request he put forth. That is a dangerous position to be in – for anyone. Think of the many celebrities who were in a similar spot, and wound up coming to a bad end.

      I don’t hate him either. I simply despise a great deal of what he’s done, including the horrid litigation over the years. I do think he could benefit from some self-reflection, but how would I know?

  • I just couldn’t read the entire word salad, I skipped down to the comments and got the gist of whatever Keith was rambling on about …. blah, blah, blah, hate; blah, blah, blah, hate; blah, blah, blah, sex trafficking. After that, I zoned out.

  • “Some analysts have called me a “philosopher king” (I don’t think the “king” really applies) and say I pose a threat to powers outside power.”

    The other way around, he was cool, but he’s not a philosopher.

    “The implication is somehow “pyramid” incorrect: I’m at the “top” or the “top,” checking everything, in some “sinister” and unspecified way. How is the “pyramid” different than a restaurant, a private company or even the U.S. Attorney’s Office?” 

    I’ve observed two lines in the state hierarchical system. In the first, the leader at the top controls in an almost dictatoritic way, (often exceeding his authority), in the other, the leader is disinformed or secretive by his own people.

    ” Hate”

    Why would keith raniere be hated by the D.A.’s office? I don’t suppose you sympathize with him, but the D.A.’s office is doing his job, and Keith’s just a criminal defendant they’re trying to pull the guilt on. I’m saying this on purpose. I don’t think it’s right for the prosecutor’s office to be subjective because it could cause abuse. Simply, all defendants are considered guilty in the first place because they think in black and white. But I don’t think they’d feel hatred for Raniere. A strong, personal sense of hatewhich is not the case in their case. (Unless Raniere recruited one of their daughters.) 

    “Hatred and a multitude of people” 

    Some people may hate Raniere, but the person he referred to at the beginning of the e-mail would not have allowed conflict of interest, publication and knowledge of opposing views to the public. It is possible to prove the guilt of others without hatred and to attack ourselves in defense of ourselves. 

    The term “virtuous defendant” gave me a coughing spasm.

    “I need at least one experienced, loud, ruthless justice to join this effort, bring meaning and social value to this dark time, and turn the monologue of hatred about my case into a dialogue about the truth – a conversation. Although my personal situation is wrong and inhumane, it has even greater consequences for everyone affected by our justice system – hopefully every person under the sun who says the promise, for all for freedom and justice”!

    He found this man in the person of the author of the article. 

  • FYI, [redacted] woman called predacted] was in NXIVM.

    She was in the NXIVM short film “Blink” with NXIVM morons Kristin Kreuk and Mark Hildreth and is now a producer on Kreuk’s tax payer funded race baiting show Burden of truth.

    • Question for you Frank? Although you are now refusing to approve comments in which someone calls NXIVM loyalists such as Nicki Clyne “mean” names, you continue to approve comments such as this. Why? Do you even know for a fact that St. Cyr was a member of NXIVM? Her name isn’t on the coaches list or the spreadsheet you published back in 2018.

      This same commenter continues to randomly spit out names along with some misogynistic or malicious bile claiming this or that individual was a member of NXIVM, without offering any proof and for seemingly no reason other than in an attempt to smear them and you actively continue choosing to post their comments while coddling and shielding those who continue to defend someone as vile as Keith Raniere.

      You said you, “do not have the ability to fact check every claim on every comment” but since this comment is from the same person who kept incorrectly claiming that another woman was married to one of the Elliot brothers, even after they were shown they were wrong, don’t you think you should be little more suspicious and diligent here, especially since you are taking the time to redact and censor “mean” comments towards known, outspoken defenders of a rapist, pedophile and convicted felon.

      • You are right. The woman in question merely took one Nxivm intensive. Her name does not need to be published and her looks insulted. So I redacted her name. This one slipped past me. I am not protecting Nicki from mean comments per se; the reason I redacted a comment from “No Merit” was it was directed at Michele and it was racist. Clever in a way, but racist and sexist. It might be the kind of nickname Donald Trump might come up with – the kind that sticks to a person.

        And by the way, while I believe in many things Trump wanted to do for the nation, I found his using mean nicknames on people rather deplorable.

        Meantime this site, like myself, is evolving. I do not have to hold to policies of the past and can change as I see fit.

      • “but since this comment is from the same person who kept incorrectly claiming that another woman was married to one of the Elliot brothers, even after they were shown they were wrong”

        How do you know who posted what?

        Where was it shown to be wrong that the woman was not married to one of the Elliot brothers?

        Link please.

    • The woman in question whose name I belated redacted, merely took an intensive. She was not in Nxivm beyond that. Her name does not need to be published, in my opinion.

      • How do you know she merely took only one intensive and nothing more?

        Have you spoken to her? If so, why would she talk to you if she only did one NXIVM intensive? Or has someone come to her defence?

        You know people lie right? In that Vice article, it said Kendra Voth left NXIVM in 2009, yet was on the 2011 coach list.

        • I did find out from a reliable source with records at her disposal. But really what’s her crime? She is not an active member. At one time, there was a reason to out everyone who helped Nxivm. Those days are gone. Raniere is in prison. Now I am less interested in publishing the names of people who had marginal roles.

          • They are all rats. When they publicly make annoying comments about the bad Orange Man and the like, while hiding their NXIVM backgrounds, it makes them legit targets to expose.

            Thousands of people did just one intensive.

            Why would there be records of this one woman if she did just one intensive years ago?

            Did you ask your source about her before confirming the comment?

            Or did you know about her before? If so, why? Doing just one course hardly makes one stand out.

          • Interesting that you call these people “rats” since it is a pejorative for those who are traitors to a particular organization.

            In the movie “The Departed”, Dicaprio’s character was the rat to the gang of criminals as he was an undercover cop, while Damon’s character was the rat to the police as he was the dirty cop.

            In the context of NXIVM, people like Sarah Edmondson and Mark Vicente would be considered rats by the NXIVM kool-aid drinkers. But there are no rats from the other side.

        • Or, it is a good metaphor for those who have done wrong in a criminal sex cult, then played the victim/hero card when out to save themselves from reprisals from their cult and being arrested by the authorities.

          Rats indeed.

      • [redacted]

        And you are wrong. Kreuk had an executive producer title on that monstrosity and the unnamed woman was an actress in it and has both writing and consulting producer credits on Kreuk’s TAX PAYER FUNDED tv show. 😊

        The self righteousness of those who wish to defend NXIVM MORONS. [redacted]

      • Frank

        Why did you post and then delete the following comment?

        _____________________________________________

        Hey Frank — you might want to also redact the woman’s name from the reply at 10:48 as well.

        I notice that you didn’t answer the question as to why you continue to even post comments that claim various people were in NXIVM without any proof. And even if someone had been a member 10-15 years ago, what would be your purpose in allowing posts naming random former members, especially when the posts are by someone who only seems intent on trying to taint people with the stench of having taken classes or joined a self–help/personal growth group that turned out to be a notorious cult. If you are going so far as the hide the name of a former head trainer and educational coordinator for ESP and use only the first name of someone who aided and abetted Raniere for some 40 years, what is your justification for posting random names.

        Or could it be that as long as someone uses the magic words “taxpayer funded NXIVM moron” or something remotely insulting about Kruek, whether it has anything to do with the article on hand or is even true, they can get you to post anything? Hmm, maybe I’ll try testing my theory.

        BTW, because you left the person’s name in the first reply and from the info in the insulting original comment, I was able to look up credits and can tell the original comment isn’t even accurate. The person wasn’t in Blink with Kreuk, since Ruek wasn’t even in that short and this person isn’t “now a producer” on Burden. They only worked on the show’s second of its four seasons and are working in a higher position on a show airing on NBC and are also writing for a hit show on TNT.

        • I do not know the answer to your first question. I was not aware that your comment was ever posted.

          It does ask some questions. That sometimes occasions delay since I have to find the time to answer them and since I am not anonymous, I have to make sure I am accurate about what I am saying.

          You ask “why [do] you continue to even post comments that claim various people were in NXIVM without any proof[?]

          It is my policy now to try not to approve comments that out people who had marginal roles. The comment you referred to slip past the editors. When you brought it to my attention I redacted the name.

          “even if someone had been a member 10-15 years ago, what would be your purpose in allowing posts naming random former members, especially when the posts are by someone who only seems intent on trying to taint people with the stench of having taken classes or joined a self–help/personal growth group that turned out to be a notorious cult.”

          I agree. Someone who merely took a class or was a minor member of Nxivm does not need to be named at this stage, now that Nxivm is no longer recruiting or in existence.

          “If you are going so far as the hide the name of a former head trainer and educational coordinator for ESP and use only the first name of someone who aided and abetted Raniere for some 40 years, what is your justification for posting random names?’

          The comment slipped through the editorial where the woman’s name was mentioned. She did take a Nxivm course. So it started out when I was exposing Nxivm and Raniere that I wanted to out anyone connected to the group. Now that the group has been stopped, there is no need to use the same technique. So I try to shield the minor players. I have redacted names of people. My old criteria was repudiation of Raniere, and a minor role in Nxivm.

          “could it be that as long as someone uses the magic words ‘taxpayer funded NXIVM moron’ or something remotely insulting about Kruek, whether it has anything to do with the article on hand or is even true, they can get you to post anything?”

          I do like the phrase “taxpayer funded Nxivm moron”, but no I won’t approve anything. I was I admit a little disappointed in Kreuk at one time, because I thought it would be a good thing for her to have been brave about the Nxivm matter. She did not have it in her. Maybe she was right to keep quiet and avoid the controversy. She largely escaped any serious reputational damage.

          “Hmm, maybe I’ll try testing my theory.”

          Please do.

          • Frank, why do you think this triggered poster and a few anonymous others on here and on reddit take offense to you?

            You helped bring this cult down, yet they hate your guts.

            Do you think it is because they are NXIVM supporters, or they are fans of one of the dummy actresses you have called out?

          • Probably one or the other, or it could be Toni Natalie. Then again, there are some who only hate, and the object of their hatred is irrelevant.

          • So Frank, for the record, what do you consider “marginal roles” or “minor members?”

            And even when you were trying to ” expose NXIVM and Raniere” what was your goal back then in “outing ANYONE”? What did you think you would accomplish exactly with that “technique?” Let’s say the exact same insulting comment blurting out this name of a person who took a single intensive was posted 1 year ago December 2019. You would have left it there unredacted without context as you did other posts from this same angry individual, and you would have hoped it would have resulted in what?

            I’m asking about this because I see there appears to be a number of people on another site who have very strong negative opinions about you and I’m thinking that if you perhaps explained your behaviour, it might result in some viewing you in a slightly more positive light.

          • Thanks for asking. I don’t care what other sites say about me, especially if they are anonymous. I do not care if they change their minds about me either. The culture of anonymity allows people to be nasty and inaccurate without accountability.

            From 2015 until Raniere was convicted, I was in full attack mode. Now that he has been sentenced, I recognize there are people who had marginal association with Nxivm and that these individuals need not be named. In numerous instances, I took names off old posts.

            Your question of whether I would have redacted it in December 2019 is a good one. Raniere had been convicted. I might not have, unless asked. J

          • I may not agree with Toni Natalie on certain things. And I have criticized her harshly. But two things are to her credit. One: She did have a hand in the takedown of Nxivm and was one of the pioneers of the resistance movement. And she has guts. Two: I doubt she is sexually frustrated. When we were friends I looked at her as a sister, but for her age, which is about 60, as I recall, she is probably one of the most physically attractive women around. She could have any number of male friends if she chose. She also has a kind of innate charm that makes people believe she likes them very much.

            My dispute with her has everything to do with certain claims in her book and some things she said to others. In fairness, however, what she wrote about me in her book was in my opinion 100 percent accurate.

    • —tax payer funded race baiting show Burden of truth.—

      which earned an Honorable Mention for Best TV Show by the NYTimes. BTW, there are about 500 TV shows eligible each year, so an Honorable Mention is in the top 30.

  • “…find myself in a place of high visibility…”
    Ya mean, MDC?
    in Brooklyn?

    “…that may shed a
    more global light….”

    U in there ’cause
    everybody has seen enough
    of your balls.

    Holy cow.

  • I don’t think you should give this guy a platform for this kind of statement without a lot more context and framing.

  • Mr. Raniere vastly overestimates his importance to the world. It’s like comparing an ant (Mr. Raniere) to an elephant (what he perceives in his own mind). Delusions of grandeur, anyone?

    • Well said. Delusions of grandeur for sure. From the DSM-5 on NPD traits:

      “Grandiosity: Feelings of entitlement, either overt or covert; self-centeredness; firmly holding to the belief that one is
      better than others; condescending toward others.”

  • Do historians publish the letters of Hitler? How do they handle that? What is traditionally done?

    I ask because I am conflicted in seeing a lot of pro nxivm content here now. It feels like Frank Report is turning into a NXIVM propaganda site. I understand Frank wants to show both sides. But it feels wrong to give a convicted pedophile space and a platform to continue to share his propaganda, especially as it can help recruit more people into his nefarious causes.

    So I wonder what has historically been done?

    Thanks

    • Yes, they publish everything on Hitler, but it’s illegal to have any thing that might be considered a shrine. That’s one of the reasons his bunker in Germany was destroyed.

      That aside, I tend to agree giving him a platform is elevating him to a historical figure status. He’s not really a historical figure, so to speak.

      This article sounds like it’s Vanguard’s version of Mein Kampf, and it tends to keep the flames burning since he obviously still has supporters.

      In short, it’s an intentional leak of diatribe.

  • As I’ve commented in other posts I do believe there is way more to this story that what we’ve been told. I want to be very clear I am not defending Keith, it’s just to hard for me to believe that everything that has happened with him is that we’ve been presented is true. Seems too one sided.

    I would have to be very close minded to not consider that there was a lot of lies and unjust actions around this case. We all know this about America and our justice sysetm. Quite frankly I do give Keith the point about hate. Everyone hates him (except his followers) and this has definitely influenced what has happened to him. I am actually curious now to find out what he actually did and what he didn’t. When I see The Vow and Seduced I just don’t buy it. It’s like everyone is a victim and Keith is really this mastermind that controlled every one over many years. Way to simple to be true in my opinion.

    • Anthony wrote:
      -“I am actually curious now to find out what he actually did and what he didn’t. When I see The Vow and Seduced I just don’t buy it. It’s like everyone is a victim and Keith is really this mastermind that controlled every one over many years. Way too simple to be true in my opinion.”

      Yep. Sounds like you are exactly where I was about a month or whatever it was ago. It was hearing of the 120-year sentence that made me feel very uneasy, and that’s what motivated me to try to find out more about what really went down.

      It smacks of a witch hunt to me. If I am proved wrong about that, I will feel a tremendous sense of relief. I would love to get reassurance that our justice system isn’t as arbitrarily draconian as it seems. But based on the red flags I’m seeing in this trial, I’m all shook up and upset about it, and I don’t like feeling that way about the U.S. justice system.

      Yeah, I’ve always known there were inequality and unfairness. And I guess it’s my bad I never paid it enough attention until I saw the kind of next-level sh!t that’s going on here. For what it’s worth, it has my attention now.

  • tl/dr “most people hate him cuz he’s so special they can’t understand him, and that’s why they deliberately jailed him when he did nothing wrong. In reality he is a hero (though he would never say it himself) so someone needs to start saying nice things about him and get him outta there.”

    Saved y’all some time since this pompous ass will pontificate on his own nobility ad nauseam. I imagine the sound of the steel door clanking shut and cutting him off midstream as he “blah blah blahs” endlessly. I don’t hate you, Keith; I just don’t really care what happens to you anymore (except in that vague way of not wanting some random stranger to suffer).

    I do care that others might be struggling with the same “recovery from life with a narcissist” that I had to slog through. So ladies (and gents), if anything I have to say sounds familiar, know this – you will win through to something better (and humor always helps).

    In conclusion, I was considering sending Raniere some pearls for Christmas (to help with all that melodramatic clutching), but then I remembered that old adage about pearls before swine… and decided not to waste my time.

      • Biggest 3 things I learned:

        – little to no contact (none if possible) and email/written contact only
        – always look at what they do vs what they say; actions speak louder than words
        – no matter what, find a way to laugh at it all (humor is the best foundation for sanity)

  • I was giving Nicole the benefit of the doubt that she might have truly been afraid during the supposed “trafficking” incident based on a misunderstanding due to poor communication, even if Keith had no ill intent.

    But if what Keith has written is true, I am feeling sick to my stomach. I’ll refrain from wailing and gnashing of teeth until there is some evidence shown to back this up or not (doesn’t have to be shown to me, but to a judge and jury). But I’m feeling really freaked out that I was taken in by her story if it was just a pile of B.S. I repeat: IF.

    Keith wrote:
    —”…relating to the sex trafficking charge. An essential witness for the prosecution (and an alleged victim) […] has had a significant partner with an international reputation as a sexual “bad boy” with both civil and criminal challenges relating to sex. Her alleged sex trafficking experience was a self-styled enactment of a fantasy relating directly to her past, more extreme, sexual experiences. All of her alternative activities, fantasies, and proof of these things were barred from my trial. This was allegedly to “protect” the prosecution’s witness, but was done at the expense of justice.”

    • why didn’t the defense show text messages or messages from nicole to keith indicating she wanted him to blindfold her, tied to a table, and have Keith do a narrator voice to what was happening?

      It’s different to fantasize about something to give someone consent to do one’s fantasy. Keith did not have Nicole’s consent.

        • I guess it could help Keith’s appeal. I don’t think seeing the texts would change the outcome of the trial because Nicole had blackmail material hanging over her head when she wrote the texts and was told she had to seduce Keith. So it’s unclear how much of what she wrote is real and how much is being said to okessi

      • The defense tried and the court did not permit it. This is one of the points that many believe made for an extremely unfair trial. The truth and the unallowed evidence of this will come out soon enough.

    • Keith is just a manipulative little shit. He got his first liners to pry into the sexual “issues” of women who trusted them and then set up scenarios to “help” them, conniving his way into making it “consensual” via incremental coercive control, when all he wanted to do was eventually fuck them.

      It’s nothing more than a teenage guy’s game of doing whatever he can to get into the pants of a girl.

  • “I don’t know why I’ve been granted this visibility or potential power, but here I am. Yes, I can, and should, potentially reverse my trial verdict, but just as importantly — even more so — something good can be done.”

    Holy moly, what a self-glorifying, self-centered, bombastic, individual.

    I’m not guilty. My case is an enormous travesty of justice. Woe is me! But I must fight the good fight for the sake of all, for virtue, for justice, for our humanity against this nebulous enemy of hate that I have personally become a victim of and must be stopped so it doesn’t take down the collective.

    Holy moly.

    You’re a statutory rapist, in addition to being a lying, deceiving, manipulative, sex addicted, polyamorous pissant who induced women into having multitudes of abortions. You have no right to speak about ethical matters AT ALL.

  • This is the part I am and will be mulling over the most:

    —”If using hate is part of a conviction, then the defendant is likely innocent. A legitimate conviction wouldn’t permit the use of hate. An impartial party, or person, would find hate both obscuring and repugnant to justice. If the defendant was guilty as charged, strictly the facts and the law would suffice: hate would not be allowed.”

    Even if you despise Keith Raniere, this is extremely concerning if true, and frankly, I believe it is true. It’s all fun and games when it happens to someone you don’t like. Just pray that it never happens to you or someone you love.

    My hair is standing on end after reading this, kind of like at the end of the Sixth Sense when I found out Bruce Willis has been dead the whole time. Suddenly, all the strange little clues that had niggled at me throughout the film start to click into place and freak me the hell out!

    It’s too bad this isn’t also fiction.

    • ”If using hate is part of a conviction, then the defendant is likely innocent.”

      Poor guy.

      Hate doesn’t say anything one way or the other towards the innocence or guilt of a defendant since it is merely a subjective feeling, so the defendant can neither be “likely” more innocent or guilty due to it being used as “part of a conviction” whatever that even means.

      Nevertheless, where was “hate against the defendant” a line item in the list of the prosecution’s case as evidence that he was guilty?

  • Hate did destroy Keith. That much is true.

    But it wasn’t the hate of a handful of hateful people out to destroy him that mystically multiplied — before he could succeed in destroying us all, apparently — as he asserts.

    The hate that finally caught up with Keith is the hate he harbors that caused him to perpetrate the crimes he is guilty of.

    And then some. And if he ends up in maximum security solitaire it will be bc he and his accomplices so obviously remain an unbowed endangerment to society.

    ~ With much love and kisses on the mouth,

    Heidi

  • Narcissists all have one very common thread…….they are totally delusional, they are always the victim.

    This asshole could talk the ears off of a mule and still say nothing. I hope he gets Trump as a cellmate, they can tell each other how they were victimized their whole life.

    • I was with you until you went and got political. Was that a necessary comment? He’s gone, is that not enough?..apparently not. Let it go….let it go….

      Frank, what do you think? This comment added to valid conversation? which is a posting requirement now, no?

      • Jamie did essentially say that Raniere and Trump are both less than savory characters. It’s an opinion. I think it qualifies. The idea that Trump could be prosecuted and wind up in prison with Raniere is of course just a left handed way of saying Trump is evil. Which is not what I want this site to be -political . But Jamie stayed within the boundaries so I approved it.

          • Dear Anonymous,

            It’s a real shame you live in fear and apparently are afraid to leave your name, but that’s your decision. Personally, I chose to not hide under that word Anonymous. It’s also a shame you fail to see the comparison between 2 of the world’s greatest narcissists and compulsive liars who live to manipulate people and who both crave absolute power. You can certainly take jabs at me and my political comparisons by attempting to throw your own jab with a comment, “See what I did there? “

            Of course, we all saw it, but really, who cares……only you. It must frost your butt both R and T got caught and are losers.

            Proudly,
            Jamie Slater

  • Dear God, this guy cannot shut up. It’s all about me, me, me, and Frank is just indulging his proclivities for what real reason exactly? Don’t tell me it’s to be some “real” journalist after how this blog carried on for nearly five years.

  • Ok, I think I get it. There is a global need for justice and we should start that imperative by trying to free a vindictive litigious child molester.

    • Right. I can think of a few convictions over the years that literally screamed to be overturned…the prosecutors concealing exculpatory blood evidence to convict Michael Morton of murder in Texas; the clearly planted hypodermic needle used against Claus von Bulow (with insulin encrusting the OUTSIDE of the needle, showing it was dipped and not injected); etc. Keith’s case, outlined above, simply does not do it for me.

      A defendant can be hated AND fairly convicted based on the evidence and the laws at issue. So sorry.

    • He was not convicted of being a vindictive, litigious child molester as far as I know.

      I guess if I ever get arrested for anything that I could actually be innocent of, my neighbor can show up and testify that he once saw me kick a dog in the street, and then the judge will convict me of the charge unrelated to kicking the dog, just because I’m a bad person who apparently gets off on kicking innocent dogs. Never mind that I only kicked the dog to get it out of the way of a speeding car.

  • So many words. So little truth actually written. It’s a lot to unpack. Unintentionally hilarious. And manipulation from the very first words of this overwritten, lengthy nonsense. He sets it up immediately. You are either on the side of all that is good and right in the world. Or you are against Keith Raniere and, therefore, an unholy hate monster who loathes fairness justice, and kittens. So funny. Told you they were looking for a higher value helper for Vanlard. And they’ll step on any heads and prostrate themselves any and everywhere to meet Keith’s needs/demands. It is the Nxivm way. Get people to work for Keith for free. No one cares about his dumb “lifestyle”. There are super popular shows about polygamous families, polyamory, brothels, gigolos… Do I have to go on? Really, you aren’t all that groundbreaking dude. Or unconventional. If anything it’s typical patriarchy set up. With an undeserving old man at, yes, the top of the pyramid. Yawn.

  • Keith:

    “What is?”

    (Ramble ramble ramble, word salad, ramble, world salad.)

    “OK.”

    “What is?”

    “Really, what is?”

    “What is?”

  • It will be interesting to see if the original email is ever produced. At this point, we have no assurance that Keith authored it. Whether that makes a difference or not, I don’t know. But if it was such an important missive, why was it not released earlier?

    Sounds like he should’ve taken the 16 years at a minimum security facility. The chances of him getting re-tried on all charges, exonerated on all, and set free are nil.

  • So many words. So little truth actually written. It’s a lot to unpack. Unintentionally hilarious. And manipulation from the very first words of this overwritten, lengthy nonsense.

    He sets it up immediately. You are either on the side of all that is good and right in the world. Or you are against Keith Raniere. And therefore an unholy hate monster who loathes fairness justice and kittens. So funny.

    Told you they were looking for a higher value helper for vanlard. And they’ll step on any heads and prostrate themselves any and everywhere to meet Keith’s needs/demands. It is the nxivm way. Get people to work for Keith for free.

    No one cares about his dumb “lifestyle”. There are super popular shows about polygamous families, polyamory, brothels, gigolos… Do I have to go on? Really you aren’t all that groundbreaking dude. Or unconventional. If anything it’s a typical patriarchy set up. With an undeserving old man at, yes, the top of the pyramid. Yawn.

  • I’m not interested, I didn’t read it, because he is a boring narcissist and they all say the same thing. It’s a shame he’s still drawing breath.

    • I didn’t read it either. I came to comments section. I am curious about how others feel about Keith’s propaganda being given space but scott is banned :'(

      • I think if you get a chance, Mexican Lady, you might read his letter. It has some fascinating revelations. I intend to do a critique on it perhaps tomorrow.

      • I’m more interested in the comments about what Keith said, than what he actually said. They’re more entertaining and insightful. Reading perspective from people with no self awareness can be hilarious or frustrating, he’s just boring and repetitive now.

        I’m not wild about giving Keith space, but others are interested and at different stages of understanding. I enjoy his desperation and bargaining, but I’m not wasting my energy on his POV. That’s what they crave, others time and energy directed at them.

        I have 30 years in the hands of malignant narcs, I have zero patience and tolerance for them.

  • “much of which is flat-out untrue”
    Meh, ok take out the untrue and keep the true. Take 100 years off. See you in 20 years.

    • that would be awesome because doesn’t he teach that there are no victims?? That even children aren’t victims until society tells them they are…one the the classes taught in the cult is called “What is”..as in “it is what it is”…he should revisit this course…

      • If Raniere should repeat the courses, he should also pay the course fees. The Intellectual Property of Nxivm, First Principles Inc., etc. now belong to the government. And it alone is entitled to all the property and teaching materials and licenses and course fees.

      • Right? Thank you for reminding me of another Level 1 course “communication at cause” – in this course it is taught that it is manipulative if you do something like say “oh my, I’m so cold” and then look at the open window – as your expectation is that someone else in the room will see what you want & get up & close the window – – when the “at cause” person would either get up & do it themselves or say “Will you please close the window I’m cold” – – When he says he needs “someone, anyone” to basically come out of the woodwork & save him…that is a massive request for a manipulation with a pretty please on top

        All this from a man who had nothing written & less than 500 words to say at his sentencing … he achieved nothing more than a giant eye roll…

Frank Parlato Investigates

Frank Parlato Investigates

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 featured prominently on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and acted as lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” 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 has 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, which was ironic since many credit Parlato as being one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

IMDb — Frank Parlato

If the whole world stands against you sword in hand, would you still dare to do what you think is right?

Got A Tip?

If you have a tip for Frank Report, send it here.
Email: frankparlato@gmail.com
Phone / Text: (305) 783-7083

Archives