Did Natalie’s Brother Commit Suicide Because of Raniere and Keeffe?

Toni Natalie and her brother John Natalie.
She also wrote, “On June 19, 2017, Frank Parlato, writing on the Frank Report blog, reported on the existence of a secret group within NXIVM: Dominus Obsequious Sororium, or DOS. This sorority, Parlato explained, was a select group of emaciated women who served as the slaves, sexual and otherwise, of Keith Raniere. As if that wasn’t lurid enough, there was an aspect of DOS that got everyone’s attention: ‘the hallmark of the plan,’ Parlato wrote, ‘was branding women.’  Each of the slaves had Keith’s initials branded on her skin with a cautery pen.
Toni Natalie addressed Keith Raniere when she read her victim impact statement at his sentencing.


Sentencing Statements

Nov. 6, 2020


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  • Frank,

    Do you have the death certificate to prove truth here? Do you have documentation to prove that you’re correct?

    You didn’t have Kris’ – paper does NOT make it what it is without a legal signature and the state seal – don’t you know that? Will hope you will get out of her room.

  • Frank
    Please call me back- damming evidence against the Clifford woman – trying to reach you – please call me back ASAP.

  • Frank
    Toni told us 2 years ago- that her brother committed suicide – but a female came forward and said she knew he had died of heart ❤️ problems – don’t know who she was – was an anonymous call to me @ 2 am one morning.

    Toni still insists that Kris was born in Texas – she was NOT – she was born in Florida – on December 14,1967. Toni is so sure on everything – even the false claim that mom did 0 to help Kris when she claimed to be responsible for the “Challenger disaster” That was a made up “LIE”- mom knew 0 about Kris saying that – another Toni Na-ta- lie -!!!!!!!

    Now Toni is writing another book? Oh goodness – what now ? Lol 😂-!!!!!!

    Have tried to call you and email – nothing back from you – hmmmmm-!!!!!

  • Frank
    Very good story on Toni- Nat-a-lie-

    She placed a comment on Facebook about Kris weeks ago – but wasn’t smart enough to sign her name to it. I grabbed it – and hours later, it was gone-

    Feeling sorry for our family – Justice for Kris and plain garbage – then went into the discussion of her next book, to place the light back on herself.

    I have texted her and let her know, I know it was her, and that she is NOT the fall of NXIVM – as she claimed on Facebook- let her know she is NOT part of the investigation, and she can stop lying.

    Hours later, she removed the comment.

    Thought I would share this with you.


  • Maybe I’m mistaken but I would have thought that an autopsy report would use the full name of the deceased person and not a middle initial.

  • Toni Natalie is a scam artist. I believe it’s the one thing Frank, Keith, her ex-husband, her late parents, and her ex-boyfriends can all agree on; and maybe even the entire world. 😉

  • February 10, 2022

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

    Re: Edmondson, et aL v. Raniere, et aL, l:20-CV-00485-EK-CLP

    Hon. Eric R. Komitte:

    I just saw Mr. Glazer’s request for an emergency status conference (Dkt. #140). I have no opinion on whether an emergency status conference is necessary.

    I am writing to correct an error Mr. Glazer made while representing a social media post that 1made. Mr. Glazer said that I posted on Sarah Edmondson’s public Facebook page. I didn’t post
    on her page, I posted on a common acquaintance’s page (Exhibit A). Maybe this distinction doesn’t matter because I linked her name to my comment. I don’t know. I will describe what I
    did and my intent.

    A common acquaintance of Ms. Sarah Edmondson’s and mine posted links on his Facebook page to a recently released podcast (“A Little Bit Culty”) by Plaintiffs Sarah Edmondson and Anthony (“Nippy”) Ames. Ms. Edmondson and Mr. Ames are married and have been profiting
    in the media off of their new expertise on cults. Their guest on the podcast was Plaintiff Mark Vicente. The three Plaintiffs spoke in two episodes for about two hours about their NXIVM stories, some of them fabricated, related to this civil complaint. Mark Vicente was a board
    member for NXIVM and co-owner of two Executive Success Programs centers. Sarah Edmondson was a co-owner of an Executive Success Programs center. Nippy Ames was a professional coach in Executive Success Programs and a leader in a men’s organization that was part of NXIVM. The Plaintiffs have extensively told their partially fabricated stories in multiple media outlets, including an HBO entertainment series starring them (Dkt. 88-2).

    Ms. Edmondson wrote on our common acquaintance’s Facebook page “Thank you.” This was in response to a positive comment from our acquaintance and, I suspect, for sharing her podcast on social media. I responded to her “Thank you,” with the following: “Sarah Edmondson, why are you suing me for racketeering, forced labor, forced sexual slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking, and peonage? It looks like a joke, but this is very serious. When I applied for a medical license, they had a state prosecutor in the room because of these very serious charges.”
    (Exhibit A, names and photos of non-involved (I think) parties redacted).

    I wrote this question to Ms. Edmondson for a few reasons. First, I don’t know if she is aware that she is suing me for these charges. I knew Sarah for almost her whole time in Executive Success Programs, close to 12 years. Our children played together. It surprises me that she would make such egregious claims against me. The First Amended Complaint (“FAG”) is so long, maybe she didn’t read the whole thing. My concern that Ms. Edmondson might not be fully aware of the specifics of her complaints against me also arose because I am aware that Jane Doe 51 asked to be removed from the suit before the FAC was filed on August 13, 2021. For some reason, she: wasn’t removed from the complaint until November 5, 2021. This misrepresentation may have been a clerical error, but it suggested to me that there may be some confusion between Plaintiffs and Plaintiffs’ counsel elsewhere in this (not so) civil action. Second, 1 wanted Sarah Edmondson and our common friends to see that the Plaintiffs are making preposterous claims against me and the other defendants. Maybe I made an error in doing so. I was thinking that this was a public forum and that my question to Ms. Edmondson would be supported by the First Amendment. I made this assumption based upon the three above-mentioned Plaintiffs’ decisions to release a podcast talking about the narrative that brought us to this civil action… while their civil action was in process. I suspected, and support, that they had a First Amendment right to do so… even if their stories included lies… lies that might, unfortunately, stand to enrich the plaintiffs even more than their multiple media deals have already. These Plaintiffs made a significant amount of money (likely millions of dollars, together) in the NXIVM companies they are now calling a cult, they are making money taking down their former friends in the media, and now, they are seeking even more money in this court. I was hoping to speak to Sarah’s conscience and the terrible reality that she is accusing me and her former friends of racketeering, forced labor, forced sexual slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking, and peonage.

    In my opinion, if Ms. Edmondson is actually threatened by the question I posed to her on Facebook, it might be a sign that she is feeling threatened by her conscience. Or, perhaps she is scared that her false narratives will tumble down. I don’t know. She is well-aware that 1 am non-violent, and continue to be so, despite sustaining significant abuse from the entertainment “docuseries” and podcasts she and other Plaintiffs participated in and created.

    I state that all of the information described above is true.


    /s/Brandon B. Porter

    Brandon B. Porter

    Cc: All Counsel by ECF

    • Based on Brandon Porter’s own conduct, it’s highly probable that he is an active member of the “name the plaintiffs” and harass them all cabal.

    • Dr Brandon Porter wrote:

      “Sarah Edmondson, why are you suing me for racketeering, forced labor, forced sexual slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking, and peonage? It looks like a joke…

      It does look like a joke.

      How did Dr Brandon Porter do those things to Sarah Edmonson?

      As Nicki Clyne pointed out in her motion to dismiss, Sarah made money on all Nicki’s purchases in NXIVM.

      How did Nicki or Dr Porter cause Sarah to engage in forced labor?

      I’ve never seen such a mess.

      How is anyone suppose to take this seriously?


      • —It does look like a joke.

        If you happen to be unhinged then – yes – it looks like a joke. It makes me wonder…

        Whose more unhinged, Whacky Porter or Mr. RingDings?

  • Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
    801 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20006
    Tel: +1.202.639.7000
    Fax: +1.202.639.7003

    Direct Line: 202.639.7040
    Email: james.wareham@friedfrank.com

    February 14, 2022

    Via ECF
    The Honorable Eric R. Komitee
    United States District Court
    Eastern District of New York
    225 Cadman Plaza East
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

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

    Dear Judge Komitee:

    We represent Ms. Sara Bronfman in the above-captioned action. We write in response to the Court’s February 11, 2022 minute order insofar as it directs the defendants to appear in person at a conference to be held on February 17, 2022. ECF No. 141. Ms. Sara Bronfman lives
    outside of the United States and has not been in the United States since January 2019. She is unable to attend the conference in light of COVID-related travel restrictions, including the Health and Safety Protocols of the Eastern District of New York. However, Fried Frank
    attorneys will appear in person on Ms. Sara Bronfman’s behalf at the February 17 conference.

    We note that Ms. Sara Bronfman has no knowledge or involvement in the matters outlined in plaintiffs’ February 4, 2022 and February 10, 2022 letters. ECF Nos. 136, 140. Those filings do not claim otherwise. In addition, as the Court is aware, Ms. Sara Bronfman has
    not taken any position regarding the motion of certain plaintiffs to proceed pseudonymously in this action.

    Respectfully submitted,

    /s/ James D. Wareham

    James D. Wareham (pro hac vice)

    cc: All parties appearing, via ECF

  • February 11, 2022

    Danielle Roberts, DO, MS


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

    Via EFC

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

    Dear Judge Koinitee:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Glazers letter (Dkt. 136 & 140) requesting for an order of protection for anonymous plaintiffs.

    I echo Ms. Clyne’s request “to reveal the names of the 59 individuals who, in his letter (Dkt.136), he claims are prepared to use their full names”, in addition to the dozen left unnamed. It is important to know who is suing me, and if I’m interacting with someone who is doing so under guise. In addition, it is important to me that accusations in this country, especially those as serious as this, are made in good faith and full responsibility is taken by those choosing to make them.

    I will, of course, defer to your authority and respect any order you choose to put in place


    /s/ Danielle Roberts

  • February 13, 2022

    Brandon B. Porter

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

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

    Hon. Eric R. Komitte:

    The next Status Conference is scheduled for February 17, 2021.1 am asking if I may attend the Status Conference remotely via teleconference or by videoconference. I live in central Iowa and travel to the court will incur substantial expense in time and money for me and
    my family (over $1000 for travel, expenses, and accommodations). 1 can share with you my current finances if necessary. The malicious allegations within this suit significantly contributed to the difficulty I experience finding and keeping gainful employment and financially supporting my family.


    /s/ Brandon B. Porter

    Brandon B. Porter

    Cc: All Counsel by ECF

    • Brandon Porter is asking for special accommodations. Lol

      Yet Brandon Porter let Suneel Chakravorty have his and his assistant text & Whats App messages with the names of the Jane & John Does in the illegal research NXIVM, Raniere, Bronfman, and Porter preform.

      He was fired from his job at the hospital he worked at and lost his medical license over his behavior and actions while working for NXIVM.

      Now he acts as immature as he did with this lawsuit as he did with NXIVM in this lawsuit.

      He isn’t stupid. He made it through medical school and he got his PhD in medical research.

      Porter knew what it took to undertake a legal research project, but cut corners based on the advice and guidance he got from Raniere, Salzman and Bronfman.

      Salzman was hands-on with the Tourette’s project.

      Let’s hope this Judge holds Porter’s feet to the fire since it was him who gave the NXIVM Five the information to figure out who the Jane and John Does were.

      Michele Hatchette said she knew who they were when she made threats to release their names if they didn’t come forward. Now, we know how she knew. Brandon Porter gave her and the rest of the NXIVM five the evidence.

      What a bunch of idiots and misfits.

  • After reading the article and having my memory refreshed with the old article headlines, there is one clear thing that needs to be researched and reported on: What’s up with keith playing the woman as Toni sucked on his nipples? So many questions…

    – Other than lying on his back and getting his nips suckled, how did he play the woman?

    – Did he shave his nips, or was Toni suckling on hairy nips?

    – If hairy (like his hot chest and the pink canoes of his harem), did the hair ever act as dental floss or get stuck her teeth?

    – Can Kristin Keeffe and Karen U confirm than keith enjoyed feeding the ladies with fake nipple milk?

    – Did kinky Pam Cafritz ever partake in tandem nipple suckling of vanguard?

    – While keith was playing the woman, was role playing involved? Would he wear a brassiere? Lipstick? Shave his funny little legs?

    – We know keith would never ASK for an anal probe. Did he ASK for nipple licks?

  • If Kristin Keeffe caused Toni’s brother to kill himself, she was only doing what Keith ordered her to do. She’s a victim who will have to live with that guilt.

  • Accusations against ‘cults’ are cheap. One should always seek, or ask for, evidence.

    Otherwise, the most serious accusations which do have evidence to support them get drowned out by the hysterical ones which don’t.

    With so many screaming ninnies, law enforcement rolls its eyes, throws up its hands, and walks away.

    This is one of the reasons why David Miscavige, the head of Scientology, has never been successfully indicted and sits atop a 3 billion dollar tax exempt cult, still doing whatever he wants to scientologists. People allowed themselves to become distracted onto the most sensational accusations that have no evidence, and let the most serious crimes, which do have evidence, fall away.

    Scientology operatives know this dynamic very well, and use this prestidigitation to their advantage.

    Don’t be a screeching ninnie.

    Rely on evidence before you decide to believe an accusation against a “cult”.


  • School photos are often taken in the preceeding school year. “Dropping out” of school isn’t completely linear. It usually starts before the student actually leaves education and never comes back.

    Disengaging and missing classes put the teenager behind. Prompting more absences. The powers that be then try to re-engage the student.

    Who cares?!

    Can you PLEASE report on the Starz response to Marc Elliot’s lawsuit?

    Thank you.

    • Frank can’t do that. He is getting a kick back by the NXIVM Five. Haven’t you noticed there are no more ads on the Frank Report?

      The only money Frank gets anymore is from the NXIVM 5 to post what they want about NXIVM.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

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

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

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

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

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premieres on May 22, 2022.

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