Guest View: Three Things Brought Down NXIVM: Collateral, Branding and Camila

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By Erasend

I cannot decide if Linda Chung’s Allison Mack, a Victim of Government, Media, and Former Friends  paints Chung as a really good lawyer or a really bad lawyer. My guess is the latter because if you refuse to confront the weaknesses of your case, you tend to lose your case.

Let us start with the definition of sex trafficking:

Sex trafficking: the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act, in which the commercial sex act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.

The shortened version: sex trafficking is using leverage in some form to force a person to engage in sex acts when they otherwise wouldn’t.

Now notice in the article above that Chung makes every effort to avoid mentioning “collateral.”

Linda Chung defends DOS and argues that Allison Mack was a victim.

This is a key pivot point around which the sex trafficking charges for all involved were about. Did Keith Raniere, Allison Mack, and even India Oxenberg recruit, transport, harbor a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act?. Yes. Multiple times.

Was that sex act induced by “coercion”? Yes, via collateral.

Did Keith “induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age.” Yes. Camila has since come forward and verified this. Also, note that nowhere in the code or definition is the exchanging of money a requirement for it to be trafficking.

Something I would think Chung would also know.

To key points of Chung’s diatribe – the system abuses its own leverage to force plea deals that often require betraying others, no argument here. I think I was one of the first to point this out way back when. Does this apply to Mack and the convicted NXIVM members? Most definitely not.

If anything, more of them should have been convicted, including the entire inner circle. Weirdly, the whole plea deal system likely saved most of them because they cooperated. Those that didn’t until forced (like Mack), got convicted.

India fared better than Allison Mack. That may be in large part because of her mother, Catherine’s help.

Which brings us to Chung’s main second point on how India Oxenberg was given better treatment. Again, no argument here. India unintentionally confessed multiple times on her own program that the only thing that stopped her from following Mack’s path was the luck of timing with Frank Parlato’s articles on branding scaring her slaves away.


It is pretty clear India would have moved forward on orders if that had not happened….

She… happened to make the… smart decision…  at the right time because her mom forced her to, with the inside knowledge on events that none of the others had.

Dumb luck combined with usual special treatment only the wealthy can enjoy. Doesn’t make it right, just makes her accidentally smarter than Mack at that moment in time and she has now reaped the benefits of it financially and personally.

Chung makes valid points about the problems with the justice system. They have been brought up frequently by Frank, I, and others. This does not mean that NXIVM was a victim of the justice system. Coercion was used to induce women into sex acts, aka sex trafficking. If anything, the system worked right here. Even the sentences in most cases were fair and just (tragically a rare event since jails are now for profit).

India Oxenberg reading about herself in the Frank Report. It scared her slaves away from branding.

More importantly, the implication from Chung is “victim” means “innocent”. This is a false binary position. None of them are innocent, and never assume that someone being a victim suddenly absolves them of being a victimizer. Mack victimized others while also being a victim. She was sentenced accordingly and fairly based on that.

There are three things that brought NXIVM down. Three things that NXIVM fans, especially the DOSsier Project, continue to refuse to confront and acknowledge: (1) collateral; (2) branding; and (3) Camila.

Chung avoided those three things – and that tells you everything you need to know about the pile of bullshit she is trying to sell.

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    January 5, 2022

    By ECF

    Hon. Eric R. Komitee United States District Judge
    Eastern District of New York 225 Cadman Plaza East Brooklyn, New York 11201 Courtroom: 6G North

    Craig C. Martin 300 North LaSalle
    Chicago, IL 60654-3406
    Tel: 312 728 9000
    Fax: 312 728 9199

    Re: Edmondson, et al. v. Raniere, et al., 1:20-CV-00485-EK-CLP

    Dear Judge Komitee:
    Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 6(b), E.D.N.Y. L. Civ. R. 7.1(d) and this Court’s Individual Practices and Rules Section I.C, Defendant Clare Bronfman (“Ms. C. Bronfman”) submits this letter motion seeking a two-week extension in time to submit her motion to dismiss and brief in support. In support of her motion she states as follows:

    On November 30, 2021, this Court entered a minute order setting the following briefing schedule for Defendants’ anticipated motions to dismiss: motions by January 14, 2022; response by February 14, 2022; and replies, if any, by February 28, 2022. Dkt. 120.

    Due to the recent rise in COVID cases and corresponding travel restrictions, attorneys for Ms. C. Bronfman have been unable to communicate with Ms. C. Bronfman. Also, over the holidays one of the key attorneys for Ms. C. Bronfman contracted COVID. Accordingly, Ms. C. Bronfman requests to extend all motion to dismiss briefing deadlines by two weeks and proposes the following amended briefing schedule:

    • Defendants to submit motions by January 28, 2022;
    • Plaintiffs to submit responses by February 28, 2022;
    • Defendants to submit replies, if any, by March 14, 2022.
    This is Ms. C. Bronfman’s first request for an extension of time and is submitted at least two business days prior to the scheduled deadline. Counsel appearing for Plaintiffs and Defendant Ms. S. Bronfman have consented to the above proposed schedule.

    Cc: All Counsel by ECF Respectfully,


    /s/ Craig C. Martin
    Craig C. Martin

  • ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Short, ironic, not seriously meant contribution to Raniere’s outstanding achievements in the field of medical treatment and evocation of diseases and his scientific research/quackery/bungling in this field. (His followers will certainly appreciate it):

    The invention of eating feces as a medicine should be recognized as Keith Raniere’s significant scientific research project. Others may have eaten or had to eat poop before (for pleasure or lust or sadistic reasons), but Keith Raniere’s experimental treatment with “do-do balls” or “doo-doo balls”, shows what an outstanding scientist he is after all. Other scientists and researchers continue to do this type of research for the well-being and health of people. Raniere is an unrecognized genius – recognized only by his most loyal followers – and attacked by his enemies and renegades and the justice system.

    For this, I refer to the following Frank Report contributions (not complete).
    Frank Report
    Sister Calls for Inquiry Into Barbara Jeske’s Death
    December 7, 2019

    Frank Report
    Did Keith Raniere – Like Audrey Hilley – Use Arsenic in Milky-White Drink to Poison Kristin Snyder, Pam Cafritz and Barb Jeske?
    April 11, 2020


    The Guardian

    Super poo: the emerging science of stool transplants and designer gut bacteria
    As more people turn to faecal transplants for their health benefits, researchers in Adelaide are harnessing the power of high-quality poo in new treatments that can simply be swallowed


      • Sure. In a medical setting.

        Not just sitting around in Albany, literally eating your boyfriend’s shit, while dying of cancer.

        And WHERE is Pamela’s body?

  • Edmondson v. Raniere (1:20-cv-00485)

    District Court, E.D. New York

    Last Updated: Jan. 5, 2022, 3:12 p.m. EST

    Document Number: 134

    Date Filed: Jan 5, 2022

    Description: Main Doc­ument

    Extension of Time to File Document

    • If it were not for the extortion, branding, and an underaged girl, they would still be having their group sex fests.

  • Allison Mack also pled to avoid the enormous embarrassment of a trial.

    It was REALLY important to Allison not to endure the public humiliation that a trial would certainly inflict.

    Allison knew what would have come out about her. Allison could not tolerate sitting in front of a judge, jury, the witnesses and her victims, plus the public while ALL her secrets were aired

    Every photo. Every text. Every email. All of Allison’s depravity. For her family to hear and the whole world to see.

    You know when statements like, “the defendant did not want to put their family thru the stress and embarrassment of a trial” are made?

    That’s a real thing.

    A plea deal is often a very welcome relief when you are most definitely guilty.

    There is so much that Allison did over that decade-plus that she can take to the grave now.

    It was shame. That’s what motivated Allison as much as anything. Shame.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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