NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by Jane Does(Nos. 50, 52-54, 56-63) Jane Doe 56 (Glazer, Neil) (Entered: 02/16/2022)
This brings the total of plaintiffs, if I err not, to 69.
Did these Does drop out because of threats of being named by Michele Hatchette? It’s hard to say.
Jane Does 28 and 56 are not significant plaintiffs. Both are Does who merely took one of more NXIVM courses, felt ripped off by it – at least after Keith Raniere was exposed as a scoundrel – and allegedly did some work for NXIVM for which they were not paid.
Here is how Doe 28 is referred to in the lawsuit:
Jane Doe 28 is a resident of Canada. Jane Doe 28 enrolled in and paid for NXIVM curriculum.
Jane Doe 28 enrolled in NXIVM curriculum based upon Defendants’ false, material representations that Rational Inquiry provided a scientific, patent-pending technology that would lead to a successful career and self-fulfillment.
Contrary to Defendants’ representations, Rational Inquiry was neither scientific nor patentable. Defendants also failed to disclose a material fact—that Rational Inquiry was actually a pseudo-scientific hodgepodge of psychotherapeutic methods which, when practiced by unlicensed and unqualified lay-people, subjected its participants to an unreasonable risk of serious psychological injury and emotional distress.
As a result of Defendants’ scheme, criminal acts, and misrepresentations and omissions, Jane Doe 28 was emotionally and financially harmed.
Also, as part of Defendants’ scheme, Jane Doe 28 performed uncompensated labor, working for many hours without compensation for the benefit of the Defendants.
I agree with what plaintiff’s attorney Neil Glazer alleges here. But if Jane Doe 28 was from Canada, she likely was from Vancouver and, therefore, most likely enrolled by the lead plaintiff, Sarah Edmondson, and not the defendants.
It was probably Edmondson who praised NXIVM and its founder, Keith Raniere.
It means that Edmondson, the lead plaintiff and a victim, inadvertently victimized other victims based on the consumer fraud NXIVM was engaged in. Edmondson bought into the Raniere/Salzman deception, was deceived herself, but significantly did not deceive others intentionally. She sold it to hundreds, maybe thousands, who spent money because she endorsed it. But she believed in it.
To date, we have seen the following drop out:
– Nov. 5, 2021: Ana Ceclia, Jane Doe 51
– Dec. 15, 2021: Jane Does 13, 23, 26, 28, 33, 55, and 56 – and John Does 2, 16, and 17
Gavin always very nicely sums up things with brevity and clarity:
He writes, “On Tuesday, [Judge Eric] Komitee issued an order forbidding Clyne, Porter, Roberts or any of the defendants from identifying any of the anonymous plaintiffs in the suit. Neil Glazer, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, had filed a motion asking the judge for such an order after NXIVM loyalist Michele Hatchette threatened to identify a dozen plaintiffs identified with pseudonyms or as ‘Jane Doe’ in the suit. Victims were allowed to testify at Raniere’s criminal trial under such pseudonyms.
The audio is her phone call to presumably Steve Forbes about her unhappiness about a story published in Forbes Magazine. In the call she asks Forbes to commit to not record her, while she secretly records him.
Here is the recording. I imagine I will hear from her lawyers threatening to sue me. I will argue “fair use.”
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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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